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Annual Diocesan Conference/Conferencia Catolica

Saturday, March 23, 2019
You are invited to the Annual Diocesan Conference themed “I Am the Bread of Life." 

Rev. David Songy, O.F.M. Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D. is a priest of the Capuchin Providence of Mid-America and a Clinical Psychologist. He was the Spiritual Director and Prefect of studies at Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary in Denver, Colorado, and Director Counseling Services at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Fr. Songy holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Denver and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Teresianum, the Pontifical Institute of Spirituality in Rome. Currently, Fr. Songy is the President of Saint Luke Institute. 

Gerardo Salazar, ThM, a Mexican-American, is a son of immigrant parents and originally from Los Angeles California and San Luis Potosí, Mexico. He has been married for 15 years to Nancy with 9 children. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Communications, a Master's Degree in Theology and Ministry, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Hispanic Ministry. He is the Associate Director for the formation of catechists and Hispanic catechetical leaders in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. 

Rev. Carlos Alberto Santos-García, S.T.D. is a priest from the Archdiocese of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He is a professor and Prefect of Discipline at the Seminario Archidiocesano de Monterrey. Fr. Santos holds a doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Gregory Pontifical University. Currently, he is the pastor of San Juan Bosco Parish, professor in Sacred Scripture at the Seminary, Instituto de Teología, and Instituto de Ciencias Religiosas in Monterrey, and member of the Commission for the permanent formation of the Clergy in the Archdiocese. 

Sister Vuong Do, F.M.A. is a Daughter of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian sister). Moving to America from Vietman, she grew up in Southern California and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Sr. Vuong joined the Salesian Sisters in 2003. Sr. Vuong served in Arizona and San Antonio before coming to Laredo. In December 2018, she completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration at TAMIU. Sr. Vuong is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Principal at Mary Help of Christians School in Laredo. 

Rev. Jose Guadalupe Cadena, M. Div., S.T.B. is a priest from the Diocese of Laredo. He holds a Master of Divinity from St. Mary of the Lake University. He is working on Licentiate in Sacred Theology with an emphasis on Liturgy and Sacramental theology. Fr. Cadena is from Laredo and was ordained in the Diocese of Laredo on May 2016. Currently, he is the administrator of Christ the King Church, Laredo Texas, Master of Ceremonies for Episcopal Ceremonies, and Director of the Diocesan Commission of Divine Worship. 

Rev. Iden Bello, J.C.L. is a priest from the Diocese of Laredo. He holds a Licentiate of Canon Law from the Catholic University of America. Fr. Iden is from Venezuela and was one of the first priests to be ordained in the Diocese of Laredo. He was the Vocation Director and Director of Casa Guadalupe, discernment House. Currently, he is the rector of San Agustín Cathedral, Laredo Texas. 

Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2019,
at Texas A&M International University
from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Come to listen, share, and experience a day that is meant to be a gift to you. 
Free Admission for Priests And Religious.

FEE:$35 per person 

 $35 After March 9, 2019 (and on-site)
 $20 students (with proof of valid school ID)
Register at your parish, at the Chancery (1901 Corpus Christi St)
Online or on-site! For more information, contact Rev. Francisco Quiroz at (956) 727-2140.


What does it mean to truly have an encounter with Christ? The Annual Diocesan Conference (brought to you by the Diocese of Laredo) is just the place to learn how to dive into the august mystery of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.