2018 Diocesan Convention
181st ANNUAL CONVENTION, NOVEMBER 16 - 17, 2018
The 181st Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will be held Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard.
Journalist Ray Suarez will be the keynote speaker and will speak to the future of the church. As a broadcast journalist for Al Jazeera America, NPR and PBS NewsHour, Suarez is known for his reporting and expertise on issues including demographics, race, and religion. A critically-acclaimed author, his books include The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999; The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America; and a companion volume to the documentary series for PBS, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation. Suarez lives in Philadelphia with his family.
* Note: there will not be a dinner reception on Friday night. Please have dinner on your own and join us from 7-9:30 for dessert and dancing.
cONVENTION mATERIALS ON gUIDEBOOK
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Nominations, RESOLUTIONS & Reports to Convention
View the 2019 Budget and Narrative Budget.
Commissions, committees and task forces of the diocese are required to submit annual reports for review at Diocesan Convention. View the 2018 reports in English and Spanish.
Workshops & Learning Opportunities
Exhibits are located in the Lilac Room and are open on Friday from 8:30 am-6 pm and on Saturday from 8 am-1:30 pm. View the Exhibit Brochure.
CERTIFICATION of Delegates
All delegates must be certified by their congregations, campus ministries, or the youth ministry office to have voice and vote at convention. Registering for convention does not constitute certification. Specific certification forms are used for campus ministries, congregations (parish and mission), and youth and are available online.