Noteworthy Announcements

Serving Together in Faith (DMC Giveaway):

  • Two times prizes will be given out:
      • Friday at 4:15pm
      • Saturday at 12:30pm
  • Various items donated by exhibitors
  • Tickets must be filled out and dropped off at the ticket booth
      • Center of Exhibit Hall, near University of Dallas/Diocese of Dallas Booth
  • Three ways to get tickets:
      • Attending the conference! Attendees automatically receive one raffle ticket upon check-in
      • Shopping the Exhibit Hall: present receipts at ticket booth inside Exhibit Hall
      • Canned Food Drive: Dropping off three (3) cans at the Catholic Charities of Dallas Booth (104)

 Helping Hands | Manos Unidas de CRS:

  • Saturday, October 21: 11:00am – Downstairs Lobby
  • Available to first 100 volunteers
  • CRS Helping Hands is a Catholic volunteer and formation event that allows participants to serve their brothers and sisters overseas in a tangible way. Rooted in our call as Catholics to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, volunteers work together to address hunger in both the short term and the long term. Together, volunteers package meals to send to people who suffer from chronic hunger as a result of cyclical drought and flooding in the African nation of Burkina Faso. In addition, CRS Helping Hands funds longer term, income-generating projects that allow our brothers and sisters to build a future free from hunger.

 I Can Only Imagine Movie Screening:

This year we have the great opportunity to offer a movie screening before it hits theaters!

  • Saturday, October 21, 1:00pm-2:15pm in Ballroom 2

Based on the incredible true-life story that inspired the beloved, chart-topping song, I Can Only Imagine is a powerful reminder of how God can soften the hardest of hearts, offer forgiveness to the unforgivable, and mend broken relationships. 

The movie is directed by the Erwin Brothers, Jon and Andrew, and produced by Kevin Downes—the creative team behind Moms’ Night Out and Woodlawn. In theaters nationwide on March 16th, 2018.

 Resource Spotlights:

  • Friday, October 20: 12:20pm – 12:45pm, Downstairs Breakout rooms (check page 10 of the program book for details)
  • An opportunity to learn about potential resources for your ministry and meet more personally with resource representatives.

 Meditation Room

Need a moment of prayer and reflection? New to the conference this year is our mediation room, located downstairs in room C150, which offers a quiet space for prayer. Prints of the Saint John’s Bible will be on display, helping create an environment of peace and stillness.




Social Media Invitation

We invite you all to post your favorite moments of the conference via Facebook or Twitter! Use #theDMC2017 to help share the good times here in Dallas!

To download our app: search for CrowdCompass AttendeeHub in the app store and then search for Dallas Ministry Conference. This is the best resource for all the latest updates.

 Liturgical Art Display:

Visit the back of the Exhibit Hall, where we have The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition on display! The Saint John’s Bible is a hand calligraphed and hand illuminated bible that will be with the University of Dallas for the next year. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience such wonderful art!

 Musical Entertainment:

The 2017 conference will feature several up-and-coming and nationally known Catholic artists and groups. These diverse artists will help lead the prayer services, provide entertainment at lunch, and perform throughout the venue. Check your program book for details!


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