Diaconate Convocation 2014 will be held Feb. 21-23 at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg. Online and mail-in registration will be coming soon.
To reserve a hotel room, use the link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/archdioceses22014. The nightly hotel rate is $93 plus tax and is available Thursday through Sunday for those wanting to come early or stay an extra night.
Father Robert Barron will be the Convocation's keynote speaker. There also will be workshops in English and Spanish led by leading scholars from Mundelein Seminary and Catholic Theological Union, deacons, ministers and others on various topics ranging from preaching to Scripture to prayer to social justice.
All deacons are expected to attend, and wives of course are invited and encouraged to join us. Set this time aside on your calendar and remove yourself from parish assignments for that weekend. We will be sending out a letter to the pastors asking them to excuse you from your usual duties during the Convocation.