2017 Convocation Pictures Welcome to the Majestic Garden HotelLobby......guarded!Right this way......to the registration table.ChapelConsultor's MeetingReady to ConveneNew Delegates meetingLearning more about NFPCOpening receptionMeeting old friends......and making new.Ringing the bell to call all to dinner!Welcome by Pres. Fr. Tony CutcherEvening prayer led by Bishop VannEvening PrayerBishop Vann welcomes all to Orange CountyFr. Tony welcomes allSpecial welcome to Fr. Jordan from the UKBishop Vann joins us for dinnerAfter dinner presentation by CARA-s Mark Gray.Fascinated by the factsBeginning the day with a hearty breakfastFr. Steven Sallot, VG of Orange leads morning prayerPraising God!Filled with the joy of the Spirit!Fr. Stan Mader, MC, introduces our first speaker......Kevin Appleby......speaking on Immigration MigrationBlessed to be joined by Bishop Arturo Cepeda, Aux. DetroitNext speaker Fr. Luke Ballman from the USCCB CCLVOur Exhibitors starting with the Apostleship of the Sea of the USADaughters of St. Paul, Pauline PressGathering for MissionGuest HouseHoly Land Travel CenterLandings InternationalLittle Books of SaginawNET MinistriesNew Holland Church FurnitureNotre Dame CreationsParish CatalystPriest-Labor InitiativeShalom CenterSt. John Vianney CenterSt. Luke InstituteStroke Scan PlusUS Air Force ChaplaincyNFPC Staff member Alan, with our two Award WinnersLunchtimeGreat conversationsGreat conversationsAfternoon speaker, Fr. Ken Simpson, on MillennialsListeningGreat talk!Heading out to the Christ CathedralArrivingBeautifulNebraska SelfieTop floor is where we celebrated MassInside the renovation projectLearning about the renovation projectAmazing docents everywhere!Where the parish celebrates Mass for now... Schuller's first indoor churchMass on the 13th floor.Bishop Cepeda celebrantThe ViewShirl Giacomi, Orange ChancellorGreat homilySign of PeaceCommunionReception, dinner & awardsThe cemeteryThe pre-dinner receptionHeading to dinnerChoosing a seatThe awardsOrange VG Fr. Steven Sallot welcomes usBishop Cepeda leads pre-meal graceFr. Tony announces Touchstone AwardFr. Don CozzensDon's words of wisdomFr. Tony announces the Mandatum awardNBCCC Pres. Fr. Kenneth Taylor acceptsShirl Giacomi tells the gathering about the dinner's chefFr. Don Wolf speaks about Fr. Stanley Rother's beatificationWrap up and many thanksGreat night!Diocese of Orange provided wonderful spiritual environmentMorning MassLarge group of thanksgiving!Newest ordained (6 months) with Most Senior (48 yrs.)Morning PrayerMC begins the dayFr. Tony presents the State of NFPCBudget approvedFr. Tom Jordan updates us priest groups in the UKHe kept us entertained!Fr. Clete Kiley introduces the Priest-Labor InitiativeFr. Ken Simpson moderates the State of the Presbyterate(Then afternoon free for personal time.)Some great discussionFinal morning visiting….from San Antonio to Yakima!UK's Fr. Tom talking to California's CordHappy & ready for the keynote speaker......Bishop Robert McElroy from the Diocese of San DiegoGreat presentation......on the Pastoral Theology of Pope Francis.Great final presentation to wrap up a great Convocation!The NFPC Staff says thanks to all for coming!Good bye Anaheim!