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Diocese News 3.16.2016

Ten Reasons Why The DMC Can Assist You To Grow In Your Faith

The University of Dallas and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, co-sponsors of the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, announced that to better reflect their partnership, the conference will henceforth be known as the Dallas Ministry Conference. The 10th annual conference will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.  

The Dallas Ministry Conference welcomes people from all over the world. In 2015, 32 states and five countries were represented, with participants from 12 Texas dioceses and 39 dioceses in other parts of the United States. It is the Southwest’s largest Catholic ministry conference.

Conference registration will open in early April. For more information, visit

#10 - Registration provides access to all three days of the conference

The 2016 ministry conference will present over 170 sessions, 51 of these will be offered over 5 periods on Thursday afternoon and evening. All three days are included in the registration rate, so attendees can enjoy the entire conference or pick the days that are the most convenient for them.

#9 - Choose from twelve tracks offered throughout the conference

The conference will feature twelve tracks with topics relevant to catechetical formation, ministry of deacons, social justice issues, family life, youth ministry and more.

#8 -New track offered by the ACLS

LITURGICAL ART & ARCHITECTURE – Sponsored by the Association of Consultant for Liturgical Space, this track brings in liturgical consultants, artists, architects, and other professionals dedicated to the creation of beautiful worship spaces for faith communities.

#7 - 1:00PM Start on Thursday

Our expanded schedule allows for the offering of session tracks in Catholic Management & Leadership, Diaconal Ministry, Liturgy, Sacraments & Music Ministry and the use of Technology.

#6 - Dedicated network time in the Exhibit Hall

Our programming will include dedicated time to visit the exhibit hall where you can network with diocesan organizations, publishing companies, authors, speakers and fellow attendees. Whether you are in professional ministry working at the diocesan or parish level, or are a parishioner and volunteer, take this opportunity to discover new ideas, educational and faith-based resources for your parish and family, or to do some early Christmas shopping.

#5 - A unique and powerful opportunity to join in prayer and fellowship with Catholics from around the diocese and beyond

Join the Most Reverend Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, the Most Rev. Bishop Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas, priests, deacons and 5,000 plus lay faithful at the Conference Eucharist on Friday morning. Join us and fill the arena.

#4 - Over 80+ nationally and locally recognized speakers

DMC strives to combine practical workshops by local ministry professionals and teachers with powerful, relevant sessions by national experts on Catholic education and ministry. This format creates a comprehensive opportunity to gain insight about your faith as well as practical skills you can apply to your ministry tomorrow.

#3 -Up to 20 sessions offered at once

With 12 periods offering over 170 sessions during the 3 days, the DMC offers sessions for everyone, from ministry professionals, priests, deacons, catechists, parish volunteers to Catholics in the pew.

#2 - The value for the money

Attend over 15 hours of sessions for only $66! DMC offers more value for your money than most other educational and ministry conferences in the U.S. If you attend a session every period, you will gain more than 15 hours of education over 3 days for less than $70.

#1 - Join us as we welcome Most Reverend Blase J. Cupich to the 10th Annual DMC

The Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will deliver the keynote address on Friday morning, September 30 in the arena. He serves as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago and is active on numerous committees. He received his doctorates of sacred theology and sacramental theology from the Catholic University of America; his dissertation was titled “Advent in the Roman Tradition: An Examination and Comparison of the Lectionary Readings as Hermeneutical Units in Three Periods.”

Learn more about the Dallas Ministry Conference