Good catechists never stop learning and growing but finding a way to both sharpen the mind and renew the heart can be difficult, especially with all the demands on your time. This is why the St. John Bosco Conference provides not only instruction and inspiration from nationally recognized leaders in catechetical ministry, but also times of deep and powerful prayer. Join hundreds of other catechists and evangelizers this summer to gain tools to be a better minister and leave with a new zeal for the ministry to which God has called you.
“Truly, truly a wonderful and spiritual experience. This was our first experience in attending a conference — truly, truly a wonderful and spiritual conference. Far surpassed our expectations. Appreciated learning at the same time worshipping. Very moving Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We have become more dedicated to our prayer life at home.”Adult Conference Participant
“Just what I needed! The sessions provided were both engaging and informative, with a balance in doctrinal and spiritual formation. I left the conference feeling renewed and energized for my role in the New Evangelization!”Adult Conference Participant
“These conferences are so awesome! I just weep in the Presence of the Holy Spirit!! And it’s not just during the Praise & Worship; it’s during the homilies, talks and workshops! We are truly fed for the journey with timely information. And I come away filled and renewed; strengthened to use my liberty to allow the Holy Spirit to possess my soul! Everyone should come and be renewed!”Adult Conferences Participant
“Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! This conference gave me great courage to live my faith, share my faith, and love the faith into the hearts of others. I will hang on to this lesson: Don’t tell God how big your problems are, tell you problems how big God is! Amen!Adult Conference Participant
July 16-19, 2018
Holy Spirit: Bond of Love
“The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 5:5
“An evangelizing community gets involved by word and deed in people’s daily lives; it bridges distances, it is willing to abase itself if necessary, and it embraces human life, touching the suffering flesh of Christ in others. Evangelizers thus take on the ‘smell of the sheep’ and the sheep are willing to hear their voice.” – Evangelii Gaudium 24, Pope Francis
In a world that is being torn apart due to a lack of real love, catechists and those who work in ministry have a challenging mission on their hands. But if God has called you to ministry, you have nothing to fear – the Holy Spirit is with you and is already working to bring about the unity and love for which our world desperately longs.
Come and be renewed this summer at the St. John Bosco Conference alongside other religious educators and ministers, and get ready for the Holy Spirit to pour out His love into your heart in ways that you could never imagine!
Ways to Attend the Conference
1. Non-Track: This allows you to attend any workshop in any track, getting exactly what you need from the conference (doctrinal, methodological, spiritual, etc.). There is a specific set of workshops to accommodate non-track attendees, in what is called the “Open Track.” Open Track workshops are new every year. Non-Track participants can chose workshops from the Open Track or any of the other tracks.
2. Certification Tracks: The St. John Bosco Conference offers a certification program to fulfill the need for a diocesan catechist certification (consult your diocese for approval). For each particular track, there are specific workshops which focus on topics pertinent to the chosen discipline, presented by speakers who are experts and have many years of experience in the field.
3. Non-Certification Tracks: The Retreat Track is the only track that does not offer a certification.
Early-Bird (by April 6th): $258
Priests willing to hear confessions will receive free registration!
(meal and housing charges still apply)
Track Certification Fee: $25
*For those who need financial assistance for the summer adult conferences, the Christian Outreach Office has a limited number of tickets to offset registration, room and board. Interested parties, please click here.
Cardinal Thomas Collins
Bishop Michael Olson
Sister Ann Shields, SGL
Dr. Greg Popcak
Dr. Eric Westby, PhD
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STEUBENVILLE DISCIPLESHIP QUADS
There is nothing like a mountain-top encounter with the love of Jesus – it’s coming down from the mountain that can be scary. Franciscan University of Steubenville has created Steubenville Discipleship Quads to help you come down from the mountain and get right on a path that will lead you to a closer walk with Christ.
A Steubenville Discipleship Quad is a group of four men or women who are committed to growing together as disciples through communal prayer, sharing personal experiences, and following the provided curriculum, accompanying each other into a deeper relationship with Christ.
Following Jesus: You don’t have to do it alone.