The annual St John Bosco Conference for Catechists and Religious Educators at Franciscan University is our premier event, bringing catechetical experts from all over to share their expertise through general sessions and specialized tracks. We also host on-campus academic conferences on catechetical topics, and speak all over.
St. John Bosco ConferenceJuly 17-20, 2017
Founded over 20 years ago, this amazing gathering has evolved to serve all aspects of the evangelizing and catechizing mission of the Church, with an annual array of relevant, inspiring, and practical workshops on parenting and priestly excellence, children, youth, and adult ministry, multicultural, ecumenical, and special needs service, and a host of tracks offering certification for school teachers and parish catechists, campus and youth ministers, catechetical leaders, RCIA teams, and much more. It is a place for people to share their favorite resources, discuss particular challenges facing their ministry, learn from and be mentored by some of the finest professionals in the field, and open themselves to the Holy Spirit through confession, adoration, and Mass. Many participants think of the conference as an annual re-charge of their spiritual batteries, and a true retreat for the soul. Come to the St. John Bosco Conference and be renewed in your hope as you spend four days being blessed by an amazing ministry team, dynamic presenters, and fellowship with those that share your passion for Christ and the Church!
Speaking the Truth in Love ConferenceOctober 13-15, 2017
Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Join our renowned speakers as we explore the capacity of the Catechism to assist in the renewal of Christian catechesis, education, and culture.
Early Bird Discount
If you register before August 15, 2017, you will get a 17 percent discount on your registration fee!
Featured Conference Speakers:
- Cardinal Donald Wuerl
- Archbishop Leonard Blair
- Dr. Scott Hahn
- Dr. John Cavadini
- Dr. Tracey Rowland
This unique conference is a Silver Jubilee celebration of the gift of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the Church of our day... read more.
Find a Nearby Event
|Date||Presenter||Event/Title||Location||Event Email||Presenter Email||Link|
|June 11-14, 2017||Dr. Eric Westby||Life Teen/Catholic Youth Ministry Convention||Scottsdale, AZemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|June 11-14, 2017||Dr. Bob Rice||Life Teen/Catholic Youth Ministry Convention||Scottsdale, AZemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|June 21-23, 2017||Dr. Petroc Willey||Developing an Evangelizing Catechesis||Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High Schoolemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|June 23, 2017||Dr. Eric Westby||U-Mary Summer Institute on Forming Authentic Community||Tempe, AZemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|July 14-16, 2017||Dr. Bob Rice||Steubenville Mid-America Youth Conference||Queens, NYemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|July 21-23, 2017||Dr. Bob Rice||Steubenville New York Youth Conference||Queens, NYemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|August 22, 2017||Scott Sollom||Sophia Institute Catechetical Workshop||Bedford, NHemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|August 23, 2017||Scott Sollom||Sophia Institute Catechetical Workshop||Albany, NYemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|August 26, 2017||Scott Sollom||Catechetical Congress, Archdiocese of Denver||Denver, COemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|September 22, 2017||Scott Sollom||Sophia Institute Catechetical Workshop||Rochester, MNemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|September 15-16, 2017||Sr. M. Johanna Paruch, FSGM||Sophia Institute Catechetical Workshop||Gallup, NMemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|October 19, 2017||Sr. M. Johanna Paruch, FSGM||Sophia Institute Catechetical Workshop||Butte, MTemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|November 7, 2017||Amy Roberts||Sophia Institute Catechetical Workshop||Austin, TXemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|September 15-17, 2017||Bill Keimig||Graduate/Non-Traditional Student Retreat||Steubenville, OHemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|
|November 11, 2017||Bill Keimig||Catechist Formation on Baptism and Confirmation||Marietta, OHemail@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||More Info|