“Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are “disciples” and “missionaries,” but rather that we are always “missionary disciples” (Pope Francis Evangelii Gaudium #120).
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is our great joy to invite you to our Annual Diocesan Conference to be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the LISD Performing Arts Center (2400 San Bernardo Ave., Laredo, TX 78040). Registration and hospitality begin at 8 a.m. This conference is a wonderful opportunity to deeply understand the call to discipleship and be formed with the tools to go out into the world as missionary disciples. The theme of this conference is “Disciples of Christ: Witnesses of God’s Love” which is inspired by Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel).
Early registration is $30 through March 30th. On-site/late registration is $35 (non-refundable). Fill out this Registration Form and submit to:
- Your nearest parish
- Online: Tickets with Eventbrite
- Call: 956-727-2140
- Visit the Diocese of Laredo Chancery (1901 Corpus Christi Street, Laredo, TX 78043)
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DYNAMIC SPEAKERS: This year, a dynamic group of speakers will discuss different aspects of Christian discipleship. Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, Michael J. Boulette, D. Min, will serve as our keynote speaker.
We are also proud to welcome two guests whose charisma and love for Christ are sure to be witnesses to God’s love. Fr. Héctor Jiménez Benavides, from Mexico, and Dr. Verónica Rayas Ph.D. from The Diocese of El Paso.
Three of the breakout session speakers are members of our community. Two are young diocesan priests and one a religious sister: Fr. Jose (Joe) Cadena, pastor of San Agustín Cathedral; Fr. Heleodoro (Lolo) Lozano-Macias, pastor of Mother Cabrini Church; and Sister Sydney Moss, FMA from Mary Help of Christians School.
AMENITIES: Simultaneous translations will be available. The registration fee includes lunch, and snacks will be provided. Music entertainment will be provided by St. Jude Music Ministry. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered, and Holy Mass will be Celebrated.
ON-SITE VENDORS AND EXHIBITORS INCLUDE Loyola Press, Our Sunday Visitor, Pflaum Publishing, RCL Benziger, Libreria Catolica JC Enterprise, Ave Maria Catholic Store, Blessed Olive Wood Creations, Fiat Catholic Store, Gifts of Faith Store, and Diocesan Ministries.
Come and GROW at the Annual Diocesan Conference as a disciple of Christ, and GO out into the world as a Missionary Disciple. So what are we waiting for?