Elizabeth Moriarty, Operations Manager for the Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia and COO of
the Archdiocese of Chicago

With a 16-year career in ministry, Elizabeth currently uses her pastoral expertise and business training to
facilitate the flow of work across the business operations departments of the Archdiocese by troubleshooting
and helping to resolve elevated parish issues and manage other special projects.  She is also a certified as a
Pastoral Associate in the Archdiocese.  

Her professional experiences include: supervising a home for women in recovery from addictions at Samaritan
Inns in Washington, D.C.; living at a Catholic Worker House in Santa Ana, CA and caring for homeless
people, undocumented immigrants and inmates in the Orange County Jail; working as a paralegal for the State
Appellate Defender in Chicago and concurrently volunteering as jail chaplain at Cook County Jail with Kolbe
House; and being the Director of Adult Faith Formation at St. Clement Parish in Lincoln Park.  At the
University of Notre Dame, she served as the first Assistant Director of the Gender Relations Center (GRC),
responsible for the formation of students and engaging Catholic teaching on issues related gender, relationships
and sexuality; Rector of Farley Hall, supervising and training the hall staff and overseeing the operations of the
dorm and formation of the 225 residents;  and Special Consultant for the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for
Compassionate Care in Medicine, focused on strategic planning.

Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Master of Divinity and Master of Non-profit Business
Administration from Notre Dame.  

We are still working on the details, but this gathering promises to be an awesome evening where
active, fun Catholics come together to make a better future for the world!  
That may sound like a lofty goal, but it's a new year!  Why start out small????
Let's dream big, work hard, make connections, have fun and pray!

More details will be provided soon. Watch here for the registration link on or before January 29
and for a listing of the Welcoming Committee members!
(I'll be in New Zealand from Jan. 19 - 28 so if you send me a message and there is a delay in response, you will know why.)

So far, we have confirmed the following:

Food will be provided by an awesome new organic catering venture,
Range Kitchen, headed by a former Alinea chef.  
(I'll be baking dessert though!)  
I love their website and figured it was perfect for Catholics.  It states:

It's simple. No mystery meat, no soggy produce, no GMOs,
antibiotics or unnatural pesticides in our ingredients, ever.  

Instead we’ll provide high-quality all-American fast food fare, made with
all-organic, all-natural ingredients that taste great – without the guilt.

NO GUILT!!!!!  Perfect for fun Catholics!!!!  
(I'm not promising the same for the desserts....) Here is the tentative menu:

Organic Taco “Cart”
Chorizo-Style Beef, Adobo Chicken, Griddled Chicken
Refried Black Beans, Spanish Rice
Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa, Lime Sour Cream

Fondue Station
House Blend of Melted Organic Cheeses
Toasted Bread & Raw Vegetables for Dipping

Mediterranean Mezze Platter
Hummus, Tabbouleh, & Baba Ganoush
Pickled Vegetables
Fruit Chutney & Toasted Flatbread

Organic Raw Vegetable Platter
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Range Sauce “Dip”

“Snack Cart”
Chips, Pretzels, Popcorn, Assorted Crisps

Attendance will probably be limited to about 100, so first come - first serve once registration is open.  
A $5 donation to St Peter's - all of which will go to St. Peter's - would be appreciated.  
St. Peter's does such good work.   It is a jewel in the heart of the City!

Bring a Catholic Book - Take a Catholic Book!!!

It occurred to me that I have duplicate copies of many great Catholic books on my shelves.
You may have duplicates or have one you have already read but think someone else might enjoy.  
Bring a book that night and let's swap!  Bring a book and then take one home!

Tenative Schedule for the Evening:
Doors Open 5:00
Open Networking and Start Eating!  5:00 - 5:30
First Early Bird Round of Networking 5:30 - 5:45
Fr. Peter's Talk & Questions 5:45 - 6:15
Second Round of Networking  6:15 - 6:30
Third Round of Networking 6:35 -
Dismissal & Goodbyes  
6:50 - 7:00

We realize that not everyone can get out of the office at 5:00 and some have to catch a train home before 7:00.
This schedule allows you to be flexible and join us for the whole evening or as many rounds of networking
as suits you!

Spread the Word!  
(Get it???... the "Word"....Ha!)
Next One Ultimate Network Gathering
St. Peter's in the Loop
(110 W. Madison, Chicago)
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Fr. Peter Wojcik, Co- Director of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Department of Parish Vitality and Mission  
will give a brief talk on Renew My Church and
how Catholic Organizations and active Catholics can
become involved on the ground floor.  
For info on Renew My Church, click