2015 Convocation April 20, 2015 Louisville welcomed us with Fireworks!Louisville welcomed us with Fireworks!Louisville welcomed us with Fireworks!A waterfall of fireworks off the bridgeMonday, April 20th, Registration Desk Up and ready to go!Exhibitors setting up – S.D. McGreevey & SonLiturgical Press set upDesign Big Dreams Ready for BusinessStroke Scan checking out their equipmentLocal school children welcomed allChapel set upChapel set upConsultor’s MeetingDiscussionListeningListeningListeningListeningLots of great re-acquainting and meeting new friendsLots of great re-acquainting and meeting new friendsLots of great re-acquainting and meeting new friendsLots of great re-acquainting and meeting new friendsLots of great re-acquainting and meeting new friendsLots of great re-acquainting and meeting new friendsFather Tony waiting for all to settle to formally open the convocationFather Tony waiting for all to settle to formally open the convocationWelcome to all!Father Bill Hammer led the group in Evening PrayerThe beauty of Spirit when priests pray together was very evident. Afterward, a wonderful meal, and more fellowship!Tuesday, April 21, visiting before speakers beginVisiting with exhibitors, Sacred Heart of Jesus EnthronementExhibitor – St. Luke InstituteExhibitor - Ave Maria PressExhibitor – Liturgical PressExhibitor – Guest HouseGathering for morning prayerGathering for morning prayerGathering for morning prayerMorning PrayerAssistance from the CathedralVisiting before first speakerTwo former NFPC Pres…and all good friendsExhibitor – Stroke Scan PlusExhibitor – Unitours, Inc.Exhibitor – McGreevey & SonReady to listenFr. Lou Cameli speaks on Priests as Brothers (& Fathers & Sons)Break for coffee, snacks, & exhibitor visitsSecond speaker in our new schedule, Joe Ollier, speaking as laity on priests as FatherAgain close listeningExhibitor – Midwest Theological ForumExhibitor – VerbumFather Tony introducing our afternoon speaker…….Father Ralph O’Donnell, from the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations for the USCCCB2015 USCCB CCLV CommitteeListeningFr. Ralph speaking on the state of the priesthood & religious lifeThen more exhibitors and visitingExhibitor – Oblate School of TheologyExhibitor – Air Force Chaplain Corps RecruitingCathedral of the AssumptionPreparing for MassBeing greeted by Archbishop KurtzArchbishop Kurtz & NFPC President Father Tony CutcherTime for EucharistReception before Awards Dinner at Cathedral History MuseumGathering for DinnerTouchstone and Mandatum AwardsFather Tony announcing the Mandatum Award Winner, Dolores OrzelDolores OrzelFather Tony presenting the Touchstone Award to Father Lou CameliWednesday morning, visiting with Mandatum winnerArchbishop Kurtz lead morning prayerA blessingThe Archbishop’s presentation included humor…….and serious reflectionFocused listening…Archbishop Kurtz & NFPC President Father Tony CutcherFather Tony speaks on the state of NFPCDuring the afternoon, some took advantage of local tours....…including bourbon……Thomas Merton’s grave…...and vespers with the monks at GesthemaneThursday morning MassThursday morning prayerNFPC Staff: Alan, Terry, Fr. Tony, ConnieThank you Louisville, it was a great week!