The Faith Formation Conference is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual event that highlights the importance of faith development at all levels of church and society, aimed at adults to enrich their faith and strengthen their knowledge and skills to do ministry in their church and in the world.
The mission of the Faith Formation Conference is to help ministers and leaders connect Christian faith with their daily lives in the culturally diverse dioceses in Northern California. Attendees will expect to celebrate in prayer, visit exhibits and come away spiritually renewed and inspired.
The Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose began the Faith Formation Conference in 2003 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. In 2005, the Diocese of Monterey joined the sponsorship of the conference then following, in 2006, the Diocese of Oakland and Stockton also joined. The Faith Formation Conference 2011 will be the sixth year that the conference will be hosted by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and the Dioceses of Monterey, Oakland, San Jose and Stockton at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
WHAT: Over 50 different workshops that connect with prayer and calls forth an action for justice. Workshops will be offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. The conference will address questions such as:
Where do I find hope? What does the Catholic Church teach? What are the best practices for ministry in a parish or parish school? How can I open wide the door of my heart to Christ?
WHO:All of those interested in enriching their faith are welcome! In the past years over 2,000 attendees from all over Northern California attendend.
If you're a parish minister, catechetical leader, catechist, teacher, youth minister or youth leader or perhaps you want to learn more about the Catholic faith - this conference is for you!