NOTICE: Due to limited staffing you may experience slightly longer than normal shipping times.

Get Webinar Invitations

Get invitations to future webinars by entering your e-mail address below.


Webinar Partners:

Professional Development Webinars for Parish Ministers

Join Ave Maria Press online for a series of free, professional development webinars for parish ministers! Enjoy access to free presentations by experts in every area of parish ministry from the comfort of your home or office. Log in to the live webinars to participate in our question-and-answer sessions or watch the free recordings at your convenience.

Watch the recordings of more than fifty Ave Maria Press webinars:


Grow Giving During the COVID-19 Crisis
Presented by: Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran
Date: Jun 2, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

The COVID-19 crisis has many parish leaders scrambling for funds so that they can keep their doors open and fulfill their mission. In this webinar, Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran, bestselling authors of Rebuilt and ChurchMoney, will share immediate action steps and long-term strategies to fund your mission to make disciples. White and Corcoran will reveal key opportunities to increase giving in the midst of the pandemic.




RCIA Will Never Be the Same Again
Presented by: Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal of Team RCIA
Date: Jun 9, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Many of us who guide and form spiritual seekers are hoping for a return to normal as soon as the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. But normal probably won’t look like what we are used to. The effects of the pandemic have permanently ruptured “the way we’ve always done it.” For the most part, that is a good thing. In this webinar, Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal of Team RCIA will look at some ways initiation ministry and our lives as disciples will be permanently changed for the better.




Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times: The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart
Presented by: Robert J. Wicks
Date: Jun 23, 2020
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

One of the greatest gifts you can share with others is a sense of your own peace.  But you can’t share what you don’t have. Dr. Robert J. Wicks, an expert on the prevention of secondary stress—the pressures you experience in reaching out to others—offers insight into how you can live in peace and extend your warmth to others without losing your inner fire.

You will learn how to: 

  •  offer a nonjudgmental presence; 
  •  maintain a healthy perspective; 
  • avoid dangers that lead to unnecessary stress; 
  • develop a self-care protocol;  
  • Know the four “voices” we need in our circle of friends to have balance and courage in life; 
  • improve self-awareness; 
  • face inner darkness; and 
  • develop a richer sense of prayer.   

Practical, illustrative, lively, this rich presentation will provide essential information on resilience, compassion, spirituality, and personal/professional wellbeing. 




Mobilizing the Field Hospital: Pastoral Care and Accompaniment with Young Adults
Presented by: Paul Jarzembowski, Assistant Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Lay Ecclesial Ministry, USCCB
Date: Jul 28, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

To respond to the realities of a COVID-19 world, the Church must approach young adults as the “field hospital after battle” that Pope Francis has advocated for years. This approach involves intentional pastoral care and accompaniment to tend to the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and economic wounds of those who struggle through this crisis moment – and beyond. In this webinar, Paul Jarzembowski, assistant director of the USCCB's youth and young adult ministries and lay ecclesial ministry, will discuss how to position ourselves so that we can respond and bring the light of the Gospel to young adults today.





The opportunity to participate in these webinars is wonderful. Thank you so much for offering them. It is great to be able to consider important issues and hear from such very good presenters without having to leave my office (which I might not be able to do)! This is a great service that Ave Maria is offering. I am most appreciative.

Susan Kay Assistant Director of Religious Education/ Director for Catechetical Leadership Archdiocese of Boston