Napa Institute 2018 8th Annual conference

July 11-15

Please keep in your prayers the attendees of this year's conference (which will include our own Fr. John), as they explore the magisterium of Pope St. John Paul II in celebration of the 40th anniversary of his election to the papacy and examine the themes of faith, family, and love, 50 years after the publication of Humanae Vitae by Pope Blessed Paul VI. Napa Institute events are built on the three pillars of Community, Formation, and Liturgy. At the annual summer conference, attendees are encouraged to build connections through meals with open seating, evening activities, and viewings of current Catholic movies and theatrical performances. Each day there are keynote sessions from renowned speakers that develop the theme of that day, as well as breakout sessions that examine current topics. At the heart of the conference is daily Mass, Adoration, spiritual direction, and time for prayer and reflection. The aim is to support Catholic leaders in becoming countercultural forces in building institutions and habits that will carry the faith and the faithful, with their children and grandchildren, forward. In this mission, all things are entrusted to Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the New Evangelization and Patroness of the Americas.


Workshop for Teachers: August 9-12, 2018
Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Children and teens love to learn to sing the Mass, and the Benedict XVI Institute of the Archdiocese of San Francisco invites teachers, musicians, choir directors, and leaders of sacred music to learn all the essentials needed to lead a chant camp for young Catholics. This four-day course, at the beautiful Vallombrosa Center, is taught by experienced professional Mary Ann Carr Wilson. Tuition is $395. Join other professionals in learning how to offer a fun, interactive, faith-enriching camp for youth that is grounded in timeless sung prayer of the Church, Gregorian chant. For details, all interested persons (pastors, parents, teachers, music directors) can visit the weblink, listed above.


Thursday – Saturday, November 29 – December 1
Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara
Sr. Celeste Arbuckle 415-614-5650

Registration is open for the annual Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference (SCFFC) to be held November 29-December 1. This conference is recommended by the archdiocesan Office of Faith Formation for catechists, youth leaders, adult faith formation leaders, and all who want to learn more about their faith. There will be noted speakers, workshops, and sessions (in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese), and many exhibitors. Make connections, deepen your faith, and strengthen your skills in passing on the faith to the next generation. For complete information, visit the website, above.