2008 Diocese of Wichita Parish Life Conference, June 18-21, Dallas, Texas


The schedule for this year's Parish Life Conference is now available.

 

2008 DOWAMA Parish Life Conference Schedule

 

Wednesday, June 18th

Arrival/Welcome

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Registration Open

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Welcome Event in Hospitality Room

 

Thursday, June 19th

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Registration Open

10:00 - 3:00 Children’s Programs

9:00 – 12:00 Hospitality Room Open

9:30 - 11:00  Vocation in Youth Ministry Workshop - Fr. Purpura and Camille Baba.

10:00 – 12:00 Executive Committee Meetings (FSJD/Missions board, Women, SOYO & Council of Presbyters)

12:00 - 1:30 St. Ignatius Lunch with Bishop

12:00 - 3:00  Teens meet in Hospitality Room for lunch and after eating proceed to meeting room for Teen SOYO General Assembly.

1:30 - 3:00 Workshops (Session A)

· Vocation of Marriage - Kh. Maggie Hock

· Choral Music Workshop

· Vocations of Missions Ministry - Joan Farha & Katie Wilcoxson

· Vocation of Celibate Life in the Parish - Fr. Jeremy Davis

1:30 - 3:00 Clergy Wives’ Sisterhood

1:30 - 3:00 Hospitality Room Open

3:00 - 5:00 Oratorical Festival and Creative Festivals awards presentations

5:00 - 7:00 Akathist to St Raphael of Brooklyn and Keynote Address

7:00 - 9:00 Clergy Brotherhood and Clergy Wives Sisterhood Dinner with Bishop

7:00 - 9:00 Clergy Children’s Pizza Party

7:00 - 9:00 Teen Pool Party / Dinner

7:00 - 9:00 Young Adult Dinner Outing

Young Adult group, also known as the 20-40s, will depart the hotel to an amusement venue called the Main Event. There they will have the opportunity to mingle, eat and drink, play games geared for adults such as pool or simulated golf, and have a great time of fellowship and fun. The $30 fee for the evening should cover the food, non-alcoholic beverages and some games. Attendees should plan on having extra funds for other expenses of their choosing.

9:00 – 11:00 Social

11:00 Compline

 

Friday, June 20th

7:00 – 8:00 Bible Study - Fr. James Kenna

8:00 - 9:00 Matins (Western Rite)

8:45 AM - 9:00 PM Registration Open

9:00 - 1:00 Hospitality Room Open

9:00 – 4:00 Teen Outing and Service Project

Teens will depart in the morning for outreach events. They will be split up in several groups, with chaperones, as we expect a large number. They will be visiting one of several homeless shelters, or homes for the elderly, and ministering to them. Around noon, they will be picked up and brought to Hawaiian Falls, a water amusement park, where they will have lunch in a private picnic area and enjoy water activities. They will return around 4 pm to the hotel to clean up and get ready for Vespers. Of course, they will need to bring with them the necessary wear and supplies for outdoor water activities. Camp dress code applies here. Decent swimwear for boys and one-piece swimsuits for girls are required. Those can be worn under their clothes for the morning activity. We look forward to having you here in Dallas.

9:00 - 5:00 Children’s Programs

9:00 - 12:00 Antiochian Women General Assembly

9:00 - 10:15 Workshops (Session B)

· Choral Music Workshop

· Vocation of the Diaconate - Deacon John Timby

· The Internet, iPods and Pornography - Fr. Aaron Warwick

· Vocation of Monastic Life - Mother Cassiana

· Vocation of the Prayer Discipline of St. Phillip - Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

10:00 - 3:00 Children’s Programs

10:30 - 12:00 Workshops (Session C)

· Chanters’ Workshop

· Vocation of the Priesthood - Fr. Michael Dahulich

· Vocation of Geriatric Ministry - Fr. John Salem

· Vocation of Social Services - Fr. Paul O’Callaghan & Renee Croitoru

· Vocation of Iconography - Vasiliki Oldziey

12:00 - 1:30 Antiochian Women’s Lunch with Bishop

1:30 – 4:30 Diocesan General Assembly

4:30 - 5:00 Choir Rehearsal

5:00 - 6:00 Vespers

7:30 - 9:30 Bible Bowl and Presentation of Bible Bowl Award

9:30 –11:00 (Or Immediately Following Bible Bowl) DJ Dance

11:00 Compline

 

Saturday, June 21st

8:00 Matins

9:00 - 11:00 Concelebrated Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Trisagion Prayers of Mercy

11:30 Brunch Banquet with Choir Festival

Official end of the Parish Life Conference