Upcoming Major Formation Events
Deacon Convocation Registration – September 20-22, 2019
In order to provide a discount for anyone not staying the night, please enter the discount code ‘local’
2019 Convocation will be held on September 20-22, 2019 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center. The theme for this year’s convocation is; “In Humility regard others as better than yourself”. Phil 2:3. The various discussion topics for the weekend will be centered on this theme. Those topics are being finalized by the on-going formation committee and our guest speakers. The formal registration flyer will be distributed in early June, and again on-line registration will be available. The guest speakers for the weekend will be Deacon Bill Ditewig, and Sister Geralyn Schmidt will once again be hosting a session on Saturday of the Convocation for the Deacon Wives.
Deacon Bill Ditewig, Ph.D., is a deacon of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, but currently is Executive Professor of Theology at Santa Clara University and serves as Director of Faith Formation, Diaconate, and Pastoral Planning for the Diocese of Monterey. A retired Navy Commander, Bill also served as Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Diaconate at the United States Conference of Catholics Bishops. He is the deacon of St. Joseph Parish, Spreckels, California. Bill and his wife Diann have four children and fourteen grandchildren.
Geralyn Schmidt, Sister of Christian Charity (SCC), is the Wide Area Network Coordinator at the Diocese of Harrisburg. An educator for 28 years, she is responsible for professional development programs for every age learner.
It is hope that all Deacons will plan to attend the Convocation in September. The cost of attending the Convocation should come your parishes financial support of the Diaconate ministry.
Deacon George Krause
Deacon Life and Ministry Board
Liaison to the On-Going Formation Committee
Mark Your Calendars For These Future Events!
May 2020: Deacon and Wife Retreat
August 2020: Deacon Only Retreat
October 2020: Day of Enrichment
September 2021: Deacon Convocation
Watch this space for updates on Deacon activities