Wondering why you should attend the UD Ministry Conference and share the event with your friends and family? Here are the top 10 reasons we think the UD Ministry Conference is the perfect event for anyone desiring to expand their faith and knowledge about the Catholic Church!
The 2015 ministry conference will include 39 sessions over 5 periods on Thursday afternoon and evening. This extra day is included in the registration rate, so attendees can enjoy the entire conference or pick the days that are the most convenient for them, especially if they are parish volunteers who work during the day.
The conference will feature eleven tracks with topics relevant to catechetical formation, ministry of deacons, social justice issues, family life, youth ministry and more.
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.
The move to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas allows space for even more Catholic exhibitors. For one weekend every year, Catholic publishing companies, bookstores, and service organizations from around the country come together in DFW at the UDMC Exhibit Hall. Take this opportunity to discover new, educational and faith-based resources for your parish and family, or to do some early Christmas shopping.
Join His Eminence Seán Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, the Most Rev. Bishop Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas, priests, deacons and 5,500 plus lay faithful at the Conference Eucharist on Friday morning.
UDMC 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.
With 14 periods offering over 200 sessions during the 3 days, the UDMC offers sessions for everyone, from ministry professionals, priests, deacons, catechists, parish volunteers to Catholics in the pew.
UDMC 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 17 hours of education over 3 days for less than $80.
Franciscan friar, and the pope's closest American advisor, Cardinal Seán O'Malley will be with us as we Walk Together in Faith to deliver the keynotes in English and Spanish on Friday. Don’t miss the opportunity to help us give him a big Texas-sized welcome!
* Early Registration Rate applies if registered on or by 9/25/15 – Diocese of Dallas parishioners get 20% off of early registration rate!