After over forty years of providing training, resources, and programs for ministry with youth, young adults, and families, the Center for Ministry Development closed on September 30, 2021. Over the last several years of its ministry, dioceses, parishes, and Catholic schools changed the ways that they engage ministry resources. The combination of these changes with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an untenable financial position.
Many of the ministries of CMD will continue with renewed energy and investment through these organizations:
The publications and research of the Center for Ministry Development are now housed as part of the Archbishop O’Brien Library for the Archdiocese of Hartford Pastoral Center. This collection is dedicated to John and Linda Roberto, and the staff and board of CMD 1978-2021. A listing of resources and a history of CMD can be found using these links:
CMD Publications Library CMD History
Since 1978, the Center for Ministry Development promoted ministry with youth, young adults, and families because of shared convictions and commitments. The extended staff and board for CMD believe:
It has been an honor and privilege to share in ministry leadership with you through these years. We are grateful that you allowed us to be part of your journey as pastoral ministry leaders. We can only imagine the continued leadership, innovation, and sincere care you will bring to ministry in the years to come.
I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you, praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you, because of your partnership for the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. —Philippians 3:1-7