Diocesan Congress 2018

Diocesan Congress 2018

DIOCESAN CONGRESS
CONGRESO DIOCESANO

Visalia Convention Center
Centro de Convenciones de Visalia

30th Annual Diocesan Congress / XXX Congreso Anual
Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13 / Viernes y Sábado, 12 y 13 de Octubre, 2018

Children under age 14 will not be admitted.  Childcare is not available.
Niños menores de 14 años no se admitirán.  No hay guardería de niños. 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS / DIRECCIONES SI MANEJA 


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Contact Us

If you have questions about the Conference please contact Diocese of Fresno Office of Formation and Evangelization (559) 488-7474

For exhibitor information contact:   Diana Rivas

For advertisements or sponsorship contact:   Rose M. (Rosie) Hernández

News

Bishop Ochoa at Congress 2018

October 14, 2018

Our bishop, Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa pauses for a discussion with other attendees while checking out what the exhibitors have to offer.


Lunchtime

After keynotes, workshops and Mass, attendees fortify themselves for two more Saturday afternoon workshops.


Sábado Conferencia Principal En Español – Giovanni O. Pérez

October 13, 2018

Giovanni O. Pérez nació en Guatemala. Él es el Coordinador de la Formación de Catequistas y Director Asociado de la Oficina de Educación Religiosa de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. El ha estado casado con Patricia Hernández por más de 25 años y juntos han criado cuatro jóvenes adultos llenos de espíritu, uno de ellos está diagnosticado con Autismo


Eucharist at Congress

Hundreds of attendees of Diocesan Congress 2 018 participate in the Eucharist presided over by Fr. Dan Avila, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Fresno



English Keynote – Br. Silas Henderson

Brother Silas Henderson, S.D.S., M.T.S., is a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (the “Salvatorians”). An author, retreat director, and catechist, Brother Silas is a member of the Tucson-based Jordan Ministries. He has written extensively on discipleship, the liturgy, Mary and the Saints, and his articles and reflections have appeared in a number of prominent Catholic publications.


Getting Started on Saturday Morning

Today’s session is getting going with registration and the opening Morning Prayer


One down, two to go

October 12, 2018

Attendees are evaluating the wares of booths featuring textbooks and other teaching materials, clothing and religious items.  It’s lunchtime after the Friday morning workshop session, with two more Friday afternoon.


Rev. Msgr Raymond Dreiling, Vicar General

Diocese of Fresno Vicar Msgr. General Raymond Dreiling shares a vision of collaborative meeting in the general session of today’s Congress session.


Before The Storm – Diocesan Congress 2018

Things are just getting started here in Visalia for this year’s Diocesan Congress — people have been arriving for Morning Prayer.  The Office of Comunications is on the job though . . . Today is the first Friday session for many years, intended for Diocesan and parish staffs.


Sábado Conferencia Principal En Español – Giovanni O. Pérez

October 10, 2018

Movido por la Gracia Mientras seguimos avanzando (¡Siempre Adelante!), acudimos al Espíritu Santo para que sea nuestra fuerza motriz, dándonos la gracia para reconocer nuestra función como instrumentos de la misión de Dios para crear más discípulos. Aunque hablamos de la Gracia de Dios, muchas veces no podemos ver activamente la función que la gracia […]


Saturday English Keynote Speaker – Br. Silas Henderson

Moved by Grace As we keep moving forward (Siempre Adelante!), we look to the Holy Spirit to be our driving force, giving us the grace to recognize our role as instruments of God’s mission to create more disciples. Even though we talk about God’s grace, we sometimes fail to actively see the role that grace […]


Continúan los preparativos para el Congreso diocesano 2018

October 9, 2018

Lo Nuevo: Treinta años atrás, el primer Día de Ministerio Diocesano se llevó a cabo el 30 de Septiembre, 1989 en el Colegio de la Cuidad de Fresno (Fresno City College). Cientos de catequistas y otros ministros se reunieron para aprender más sobre su ministerio y su fe. Mientras celebramos el trigésimo Congreso Anual Diocesano, […]


Preparations Continue for Diocesan Congress 2018

What’s New: Thirty years ago, the first Diocesan Ministry Day was held on September 30, 1989 at the Fresno City College. Hundreds of catechists and other ministers gathered to learn more about their ministry and faith. As we celebrate the 30th Annual Diocesan Congress, here are some new additions to our regular event. Friday Sessions: […]