Sessions

2018 Sessions

The three-day conference is broken up into 12 Periods and a Keynote Address in English and Spanish.

    • Periods 01-05 will occur in the afternoon and evening of Thursday, October 11.
    • Periods 06-08 and the English Keynote Address will occur throughout the day on Friday, October 12.
    • Periods 09-12 and the Spanish Keynote Address will occur throughout the day on Saturday, October 13.

 Please check back here for an updated list of sessions in the coming months.

PERIOD Name Session Title Date TIME Language
08 Aguirre, Angela & Tompsett, Joyce

Making the Most of Virtue Based Restorative Discipline (VBRD) Focus Circles.

Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
03 Amore, Dr. Mary Unlocking the Mysteries of Becoming  Joyful Evangelizer Thursday, October 11th 4:15pm-5:15pm English
09 Amore, Dr. Mary Embracing Transitions with Grace Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
09 Angelette, Jason Forming the Christian Spirituality of Marriage & Family Life Friday, October 12th 11:15am-23:15pm English
07 Bartlett, Chris & Rice, Matt Volunteers Workshop: Recruit, Equip, Retain Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
11 Bartlett, Chris & Rice, Matt Reaching Families Beyond the Pew Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
07 Brandt, Nicholas Using Theater for Evangelization Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
02 Brown, Kim Improving RCIA in 3 Steps Thursday, October 11th 2:45pm-3:45pm English
10

Catlett, Jr., Dr. David L.

For God so loved the cosmos: science and theology as complementary approaches to Mystery

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm English
07 Chavez-Kopp, Andrea D.

Disruptive Discipleship

*Sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association

Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
09 Chavez-Kopp, Andrea D. & McCarty D.Min., Robert

Transferring Technology Skills to Faith Skills

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry & the National Catholic Educational Association

Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
12 Cruz, SSMN, Sister Yolanda Llamados a Evangelizar por la Vía de la Santidad Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
02 DeLorenzo, Ph.D., Leonard J. Reviving Communities of Faith with Stories of Grace Thursday, October 11th 2:45pm-3:45pm English
03 Donio, S.A.C., Fr. Frank

Living As Missionary Disciples

*Sponsored by the Catholic Apostolate Center

Thursday, October 11th 4:15pm-5:15pm English
10 Donio, S.A.C., Fr. Frank & Sitko, Jonathan

21st Century Evangelization

*Sponsored by the Catholic Apostolate Center

Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm English
13 Eggering, SSND, S. Dorothy Spiritual Direction: A Luxury or a Lifeline? Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
01 Eldredge, Becky

Strengthening Our Faith in the Busyness

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Thursday, October 11th 1:15pm-2:15pm English
08 Eldredge, Becky

Praying Our Lives:  A Remedy for Restlessness

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
11 Eldridge, John Building Bridges through Apologetics Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
07 Fiore, Dr. Douglas J. Dealing with Parents in Difficult Situations Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
08 Fiore, Dr. Douglas J. Dealing with Parents in Difficult Situations Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
10 Flórez-Mansi, Carmen Honoring our Oneness in Christ through the richness of our diversity.  Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm English
13 Flórez-Mansi, Carmen Unidos en Oración, Unidos en Esp’ritu, Unidos en misión, Unidos en Cristo Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm Spanish
12 Garcia, Esther Dando la Bienvenida a las Personas con Discapacidades: Orientaciones para la Celebración de los Sacramentos Edición Revisada." Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
09 Garcia, Sylvia M. Fundamentos en RICA  Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish
10 Garcia, Sylvia M. Recepción en Plena Comunión a la Iglesia Católica Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm Spanish
12 Garcia, Sylvia M. Recepción en Plena Comunión a la Iglesia Católica Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
03 Garrett, CSFN, Sister Josephine The Freedom to Build Bridges through the Gift of the Evangelical Counsels Thursday, October 11th 4:15pm-5:15pm English
10 George, Paul

Rethink Happiness: Dare to embrace God and Experience True Joy

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm English
11 George, Paul

Rethinking Life: Walking People Through the Process of Conversion

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
11 Greer, Lindee M. Baptismal Mission: A Retreat Day for Children in the RCIA Process Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
03 Gutierrez SDS, Ricardo

Como Actuar Ante la Perdida de un Ser Querido

*Sponsored by The Society of the Divine Savior and Sisters of the Divine Savior

Thursday, October 11th 4:15pm-5:15pm Spanish
14 Gutierrez SDS, Ricardo

Como Actuar Ante la Perdida de un Ser Querido

*Sponsored by The Society of the Divine Savior and Sisters of the Divine Savior

Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish
05 Gutierrez-Olvera, Luz Maria

No te escondas detrás de la desesperanza de tu pequeñez.

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Thursday, October 11th 8:00pm-9:00pm Spanish
08 Hayes-Peirce, Sherry Meeting The Next Generation Where They Are - On Social Media and Using It To Evangelize the Digital Native aka "The Nones". Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
13 Hendricks, Kathy

Hope, Hospitality, and Happiness: 3 Essential Elements of the New Evangelization 

*Sponsored by Sadlier

Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
11 Hendricks, Kathy

The Compassionate Minister 

*Sponsored by Sadlier

Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
07 Hopper, Mike Preparations For Cardiac Emergencies In The School Setting Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
13 Hughes, Dr. Patricia J. Liturgical Ministers Create the Firm Foundation for the Sunday Mass: Practical, Pastoral Ways to Make A Difference Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
08 Hughes, Kristen B. & Orwig Whapham, Cheryl Charting peaceful water:  Navigating the relationship between a parochial school and a parish religious education program.   Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
07 Hunt, PhD, Dr. Jodi

They're Here, now what?: Building Bridges to the Post-Millennial Generations 

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
08 Huth, Anna

The Church's "3 Strong Pillars" for Astonishing Inclusion

*Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services

Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
14 Jimenez Abreu, Dulce M.

Formando discípulos para el mundo de hoy. 

*Sponsored by Sadlier

Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish
09 Khirallah Porter, Linda Catholic Leadership: Dramatic, Nontraditional, and Unexpected Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
08 Khirallah, M.Ed., Barbara & Newstreet, Carmen

Building Bridges: How Catholic Schools Serve Immigrant Populations 

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
02 Macalintal, Diana & Wagner, Nick

RCIA that works!

*Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas Office of Worship

Thursday, October 11th 2:45pm-3:45pm English
10 Macalintal, Diana

Your Parish *Is* the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Assembly

*Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas Office of Worship

Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm English
13 Macalintal, Diana

Mystagogy: A Lifelong Practice for Living Liturgically

*Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas Office of Worship

Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
08 Madeo, Elizabeth

MAGNIFY Mass

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
10 Manibusan, Jesse Take the Leap of Faith: Building a more welcoming Catholic community Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm English
13 Manibusan, Jesse Take the Leap of Faith: Building a more welcoming Catholic community Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
09 McCarty, D.Min., Robert & Chavez-Kopp, Andrea D.

Transferring Technology Skills to Faith Skills

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry & the National Catholic Educational Association

Friday, October 12th 11:15am-23:15pm English
13 McCarty, D.Min., Robert

Engaging Young People in God Talk! (Part 1)

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
14 McCarty, D.Min., Robert

Engaging Young People in God Talk! (Part 2)

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
07 Medina, Luis

Catequesis bilingüe para revitalizar la parroquia

*Sponsored by Sadlier

Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
14 Medina, Luis

Catequesis bilingüe para revitalizar la parroquia

*Sponsored by Sadlier

Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish
09 Miller, Deacon Art

Lord Today, may I respond to you in quiet prayers and loud actions.

*Sponsored by RCL Benziger

Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm  English
11 Miller, Deacon Art

Lord Today, may I respond to you in quiet prayers and loud actions.

*Sponsored by RCL Benziger

Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
12 Mora, Claudio A La Oración en la Familia Católica Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
07 Moreno, Juan Carlos

Confirmando Testigos - La Urgente Necesidad de Evangelizar

*Sponsored by RCL Benziger

Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
12 Moreno, Juan Carlos

Confirmando Testigos - La Urgente Necesidad de Evangelizar

*Sponsored by RCL Benziger

Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
12 Navarro, Roberto D.

Caminando juntos para construir la comunidad católica de hoy.

*Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services

Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
08 Newstreet, Carmen & Khirallah, M.Ed., Barbara

Building Bridges:  How Catholic Schools Serve Immigrant Populations

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
14 Nygaard, MA, LPC, Dana From Crisis to Cana: Caring for the Mission of Marriage Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
02 Ogorek, Ken How to Eliminate Politics & Silos on Your Leadership Team Thursday, October 11th 2:45pm-3:45pm English
08 Ogorek, Ken How to Eliminate Politics & Silos on Your Leadership Team Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
08 Orwig Whapham, Cheryl & Hughes, Kristen B. Charting peaceful water:  Navigating the relationship between a parochial school and a parish religious education program.   Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
11 Orwig Whapham, Cheryl To know Him, to love Him and to serve Him; evangelizing children today.  Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
14 Pantuso, SDS, Bobby

The Spirituality of Social Media 

*Sponsored by The Society of the Divine Savior and Sisters of the Divine Savior

Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
12 Paprocki, DMin, Joe

Living the Sacraments: Finding God at the Intersection of Heaven and Earth

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm English
08 Paradise, Dr. Jo Ann

It Takes Practice to Speak the Truth

*Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor

Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
13 Paradise, Dr. Jo Ann

What Does It Take to Be "One?"

*Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor

Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
13 Paradise, Dr. Jo Ann

It Takes Practice to Speak the Truth

*Sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor

Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
02 Prejean McGrady, Katie

Walking Together in Faith 

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Thursday, October 11th 2:45pm-3:45pm English
04 Ramirez, Fr. Rafael M.

La Iglesia en Corinto y los desaf’os a la unidad.

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Thursday, October 11th 6:45pm-7:45pm Spanish
09 Ramirez, Fr. Rafael M.

La Eucaristía como manantial y sostén de las comunión eclesial

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish
07 Rice, Matt & Bartlett, Chris Volunteers Workshop: Recruit, Equip, Retain Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
11 Rice, Matt & Bartlett, Chris Reaching Families Beyond the Pew Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
14 Rodriguez, MS, LMFT-A, Ana Marcela Herramientas para Comunicarse Y Resolver Conflictos Eficazmente en Pareja Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish
14 Rojas, Roberto

V Encuentro: Y ahora que...? Adonde vamos...?

*Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services

Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish
09 Samour, Jake Hablemos Familia: Reflexiones sobre La Alegría del Amor Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
10 Samour, Jake Let's Talk Family: Reflections on Pope Francis' "The Joy of Love" Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm English
09 Schroll, Taylor Becoming a Master of Facilitating Group Discussion Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
10 Seibert, Scott Engaging Families: New Approaches that Really aren't that New Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm English
11 Seibert, Scott Where did all the men go? Creative Ways of Reaching Out to Men Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
05 Septien MTS, Pia

La vida es un peregrinar de la mano de Dios: enseñanzas del Camino de Santiago 

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Thursday, October 11th 8:00pm-9:00pm Spanish
10 Septien MTS, Pia

¿Santo yo? Si, santo tú: explicación del Papa Francisco sobre el llamado a la santidad en el mundo actual

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm Spanish
10 Sitko, Jonathan & Donio, S.A.C., Fr. Frank

21st Century Evangelization

*Sponsored by the Catholic Apostolate Center

Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm English
10 Tanco, Victoria Acompañamiento Espiritual: ¿De qué se trata? Friday, October 12th 4:30pm-5:30pm Spanish
14 Tinajero, Aurora Q.

Un diálogo sobre la pena de muerte: ¿Qué ha cambiado? ¿importa?

*Sponsored by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee

Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm Spanish
09 Toliver Grimes, Donna

TBD

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
14 Toliver Grimes, Donna

TBD

*Sponsored by Loyola Press

Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
08 Tompsett, Joyce Making the Most of Virtue Based Restorative Discipline (VBRD) Focus Circles. Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm  English
06 Torres, C.F. R., Fr. Agustino Repair My House:  St. Francis' 5 points of Renewal in the Church  Friday, October 12th 9:45am-10:45am English
11 Torres, C.F. R., Fr. Agustino Repara mi casa: 5 puntos de renovación de la iglesia de San Francisco. Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am Spanish
03 Utter, Denise Accompanying Families: Practical and Practiced Ways to Walk with Families Thursday, October 11th 4:15pm-5:15pm English
07 Utter, Denise Accompaniment: Called to Walk with One Another  Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
07 Valdez, Estela Quick! Think on your feet! Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
02 Valdez, Norma L.

Building a Youth Friendly Church Community

*Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services

Thursday, October 11th 2:45pm-3:45pm English
08 Vallenilla de Gutiérrez, Lic. Mercedes All Inclusive. Uniendo Mente y Alma. Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm Spanish
12 Vallenilla de Gutiérrez, Lic. Mercedes ¿Jefe o Líder? El liderazgo cristiano y la inteligencia emocional Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
09 Visosky, Becky

A Dialogue on the Death Penalty: What has changed? Does it matter?

*Sponsored by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee

Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
13 Visosky, Becky

A Dialogue on the Death Penalty: What has changed? Does it matter?

*Sponsored by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee

Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
03 Wagner, Nick

"Go. Heal the Wounds" --Become a Field-Hospital for Faith

*Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas Office of Worship

Thursday, October 11th 4:15pm-5:15pm English
08 Wagner, Nick

Seek the Living God: Five Questions for Conversion

*Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas Office of Worship

Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
11 Wagner, Nick & Macalintal, Diana

The Awe-Inspiring Rites of the RCIA: Training for Baptismal Living

*Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas Office of Worship

Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
08 Waldon, Melissa Welcoming Persons with Disabilities: Revised Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments. Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
11 Wasinski, Greg TBD Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am English
07 Weeman, Scott

The Importance of Spiritual Accompaniment & Mentorship 

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
13 Weeman, Scott

Twelve Steps and the Sacraments: A Catholic Approach to Recovery

*Sponsored by Ave Maria Press

Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
13 Wesson, Marylynn Building a Firm Foundation: Evangelizing Parents Whose Children are Preparing for First Sacraments Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
09 Whapham, Ph.D., Theodore James

What's All This Catholic Stuff Anyhow?: A Conversation about Teaching in Catholic Schools for Those of other Faiths

*Sponsored by the Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
DE Deacon Session Deacon Session Thursday, October 11th 7:00pm-9:00pm English
SB School Board Session School Board Session Thursday, October 11th 7:00pm-9:00pm English
07 Diocese of Dallas Principals Catholic Social Teaching Friday, October 12th 11:15am-12:15pm English
09 Immigration Panel Immigration Panel Friday, October 12th 3:00pm-4:00pm English
11 Sr. Chau Nguyen, OP, Ph.D. Mầu nhiệm một Chúa Ba Ngôi và sự hiệp thông giữa người với người Saturday, October 13th 9:45am-10:45am Vietnamese
12 Minh Tran Tay trong tay qua tình yêu của Thiên Chúa. Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm Vietnamese
12 Immigration Panel Immigration Panel Saturday, October 13th 11:15am-12:15pm Spanish
13 Sr. Bernadette Hoai Huong Nguyen, OP Nên hay không dùng truyền thông xã hội để dạy giáo lý (giới trể)? Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm Vietnamese
13 Pastoral Care Panel Pastoral Care Panel Saturday, October 13th 1:30pm-2:30pm English
14 Sơ Janine Trần Ngọc Vân, CMR Đức Maria, Dấu Chỉ Lòng Cậy Trông Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm Vietnamese
14 One Act Play by Genesian Ministries The First Moments of Man: A Comedy Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm-4:00pm English

News

University of Dallas Ministry Conference Renamed Dallas Ministry Conference

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.

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