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Priests for an Apostolic Age

A conference dedicated to equipping priests for apostolic leadership.

JANUARY 24-26, 2023

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You know the ache and frustration of trying to reach people outside of the Church with the good news of Jesus. You know you can’t do it on your own. You need lay people in your community awakened to their vocation. More than anyone else, lay people are positioned to reach those outside of the Church or on the fringes of the Church. You can equip them to take up this mission.

In this conference, learn how an outdated understanding of the parish may be holding you back from sending dozens of parishioners every year into fruitful mission in the world. With the right formation and support, your parishioners can reach every corner of your community with the gospel and make disciples of their neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family.

 

 

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Event Schedule

Day One

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

  • Conference Check-in

    11:00 am

    Hotel lower level

  • Welcome/General Session: The Church’s Great Evangelical Call

    2:00 pm

  • Break

    3:30 pm

    Exhibit Tables Open

  • General Session: The Sleeping Giant

    4:00 pm

  • Meet Your Small Group

    5:00 pm

  • Break

    5:30 pm

    Confession Available, Exhibit Tables Open

  • Welcome Reception

    6:00 pm

  • Dinner on Your Own

    7:00 pm

  • Social/Networking

    9:00 pm

    Hotel Lounge

Day Two

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

  • Optional Holy Hour

    6:30 am

    Blessed Sacrament Exposed

  • Morning Prayer

    7:30 am

  • Breakfast on Your Own

    8:00 am

    Confession Available, Exhibit Tables Open

  • Keynote: Msgr. James P. Shea

    9:00 am

    President, University of Mary; Author of From Christendom to Apostolic Mission

  • Break

    10:00 am

    Confession Available, Exhibit Tables Open

  • General Session: The Parish as Fuel for Apostolic Activity

    10:30 am

  • Small Groups

    11:30 am

  • Mass

    12:00 pm

  • Lunch

    12:30 pm

    Exhibit Tables Open

  • Break

    1:00 pm

    Confession Available

  • Interactive Session: Part 1: Setting Your Apostolic Trajectory

    2:00 pm

  • Break

    3:30 pm

    Exhibit Tables Open

  • Interactive Session: Part 2: Setting Your Apostolic Trajectory

    4:00 pm

  • General Session: Balancing the Needs of Christendom with Growing Apostolic Mission

    5:00 pm

  • Dinner on Your Own

    6:00 pm

  • Social/Networking

    8:00 pm

    Hotel Lounge

Day Three

Thursday, January 26, 2023

  • Optional Holy Hour

    6:30 am

    Blessed Sacrament Exposed

  • Morning Prayer

    7:30 am

  • Breakfast on Your Own

    8:00 am

    Confession Available, Exhibit Tables Open

  • General Session: Panel of Apostolic Priests

    9:00 am

  • Break

    10:00 am

    Confession Available

  • Small Group

    10:30 am

  • General Session: Episcopal Exhortation

    11:00 am

  • Mass

    12:00 pm

  • Lunch

    12:30 pm

    Exhibit Tables Open

  • Break

    1:00 pm

    Confession Available

  • General Session Part 1: Training to Bolster Influence

    2:00 pm

  • Break

    3:30 pm

    Exhibit Tables Open

  • General Session Part 2: Training to Bolster Influence

    4:00 pm

  • General Session: Surrender and Commissioning

    5:00 pm

  • Cocktail Reception

    6:00 pm

  • The Avery Cardinal Dulles Apostolic Activity Award Banquet

    7:00 pm

  • Social/Networking

    9:00 pm

    Hotel Lounge

Keynote Speaker

Monsignor James Shea

President of the University of Mary; Author

We are honored to welcome Monsignor James Shea, author of From Christendom to Apostolic Mission, as a keynote speaker for the event!

Msgr. Shea was inaugurated in 2009 as the sixth president of the University of Mary and, at the age of 34, became the youngest college or university president in the United States.

Msgr. Shea grew up on a dairy farm near Hazelton, North Dakota. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a licentiate in philosophy as a Basselin Fellow in the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, later studying theology at the Gregorian and Lateran universities in Rome. Upon completion of his seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Msgr. Shea was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck in 2002.

Gather in fellowship with priests who share the same convictions and goals. Gain deeper clarity around the vocation of the laity and the parish’s role in preparing them for mission in a post-Christian culture. Learn how to leverage your influence to inspire and activate a movement of evangelization and personal apostolate in your community.

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Conference Co-Sponsored By:

OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation

Leading for Innovation | January 23-24

Join us for an optional pre-conference gathering as we explore how to listen empathetically to the needs of the parish more effectively, ideate more quickly, and ultimately architect ministry moments that matter.

Lodging

Hyatt Regency – DFW International Airport

Dallas, TX 75261

Join us at the Hyatt Regency at the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) intl. airport from Tuesday, January 24 to Friday, January 27, 2023. The Hyatt Regency is conveniently located adjacent to the airport and provides a complimentary shuttle service to the hotel from DWF baggage claim. There is no airport transportation cost for attendees.

Conference attendees will receive a discounted hotel rate of $169/night plus tax by booking through the hotel link provided. The room block is limited, so do not delay in booking your room. All reservations must be made by January 3, 2023.

There are two Hyatts at DFW – The Grand Hyatt and the Hyatt Regency. The conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency.

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JANUARY 24-26, 2023

Early Bird Registration Open Now!

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