2017 Convocation Overview


National Federation of Priests’ Councils 49th Annual Convocation


April 24th – 27th  2017
Majestic Garden Hotel
Anaheim, CA

Formerly, National Federation of Priests’ Councils’ Delegate Convention, now
National Convocation for all Catholic priests serving in the United States

The Convocation includes time for prayer, presentations, discussion, fellowship and great food, plus time for relaxation and sight-seeing.  It is an invaluable time to connect with fellow priests from across the United States, and to refresh and rejuvenate. You are worth it!

By becoming better priests, brothers with one another in Christ, we can better model for our people the Kingdom of God in our midst, in communion, brotherhood, and solidarity.

Confirmed Speaker Lineup:

Most Rev. Robert McElroy
Bishop of San Diego
Topic – “The Pastoral Theology of Pope Francis”

Kevin Appleby, Immigration
Former USCCB Director of Migration Policy and Public Affairs,
Current Senior Director of International Migration Policy for
the Center for Migration Studies and the Scalabrini International Migration Network

Fr. Ken Simpson, Millennials
Archdiocese of Chicago, Vicar for Professional and Pastoral Development of Priests
Former chaplain at Northwestern University for 15 years

Fr. Luke Ballman, USCCB Report on
Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations

Associate Director, USCCB CCLV 

Bishop Arturo Cepeda, Main Celebrant & Homilist
of Tuesday Convocation Liturgy to be held at Christ Cathedral
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit,
Episcopal Liaison to NFPC

Mark Gray, Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century
Director of CARA Catholic Polls
Senior Research Associate at CARA

In addition, speaking at Tuesday evening’s Award Dinner:
Father Donald B. Cozzens, Touchstone Award Recipient
NBCCC, Mandatum Award Recipient, Father Kenneth Taylor, President

PLUS Tour of Orange Diocese’s Christ Cathedral!

Current Registered Exhibitors

Register to Attend

$500 Four Day (Active Member Diocese $450) or $150 Day Registration

Majestic Gardens Hotel

$139/night Block Rate at Majestic Gardens Hotel until March 27

After March 27, call Debbie at Majestic Garden, 714-234-2411
to check availability for discounted hotel rate.

Register to Exhibit

$600 or $350 Non-profit

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The National Federation of Priests’ Councils

333 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1114
Chicago, IL 60601-4002
Toll free: 888- 271-NFPC (6372)
Phone: 312-442-9700
E-Mail: [email protected]