April 23 – 26, 2018

 Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
in downtown Chicago!

Vintage Hotel – combining the best of the past with the best of the present
Downtown Chicago, within walking distance of Magnificent Mile and much more
To make a hotel reservation for the convocation, click here.

Speaker List:

Archbishop Wilton Gregory, S.L.D.
Archbishop of Atlanta and
member USCCB Anti-Racism Committee
Presentation: “The One and the Many:
Priests and the Local Presbyterate”

Bishop Arturo Cepeda
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit
Episcopal Liaison to the NFPC
Presentation: “A Band of Joyful Missionary Disciples:
International Priests Serving our Multicultural Church”

Sister Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., Ph.D.
Professor Emerita/Endowed Chair for Social Scientific Study of Religion
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
University of St. Thomas
Presentation: “Looking Forward: Ministry Preparation for Priests
in the Church of the 21st Century”

Fr. Allan Deck, SJ, PH.D., S.T.D.
Rector of the Jesuit Community,
Distinguished Scholar of Pastoral Studies,
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Presentation: “Re-configuring the Priesthood in Times of Epochal Change”

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Convocation Mass Main Celebrant and Homilist:
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Touchstone Award Recipient:

Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.
Chief Executive Officer
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

Mandatum Award Recipient:

Alan Szafraniec
NFPC Employee 1997-2017
2014-2017 NFPC Managing Director

NFPC History Panelists: 

Monsignor Richard Hynes
former NFPC President 

Father Clete Kiley
Priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Director of Immigration Policy for Unite Here International Union
Member of the Steering Committee for the US bishops’ Justice for Immigrants Initiative 

Fr. David Brinkmoeller
Former Executive Director of Bishop’s Priestly Life & Ministry Committee

Alan Szafraniec
NFPC Managing Director, Employee 20 years

Plus an afternoon/evening of outstanding sightseeing and tour recommendations
for some much-needed rest and rejuvenation time!

Join us!

Convocation Preliminary Schedule

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Convocation Exhibitors and Sponsors