Convocation 2018

We began our convocation this evening at Swan Lake Resort and Conference Center.  Every other year, the Diocese of Gary comes here for continuing education for the clergy.

We have fifty-two people participating in this year’s convocation.  The  conference will address “Missionary Discipleship,” with the theme of “The Priest as Missionary: Practical Strategies for Parish Life.”  There will be nine topic areas addressed, including:

  • The Urgency of Mission Today.
  • Beyond the Jargon – Getting the Mission Right.
  • Right Thing at the Right Time – A Roadmap for Mission.
  • I Am a Mission – The Priest as Missionary Disciple.
  • No Solo Discipleship – Forming a Parish Mission Team.
  • Hope for the Future – On Mission to Young Adults.
  • It’s Not a Program – The Art of Accompaniment.
  • A Missionary Toolbox – Specific Strategies and Tools for Mission
  • Go and Make Disciples – Witness to the Power of Mission

Our first session this evening set the tone for the rest of the week.  It’s going to be a busy one . . . these guys mean business!  🙂

The accommodations are quite nice.  Here is a picture of what my room looks like:

We will be here until Thursday afternoon.  See you at the end of the week!

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