Registration Reminder – 2018 Convocation of Priests

To: Priests
From: Msgr. James Schillinger, Director, Ongoing Formation of Priests

On behalf of Archbishop Gregory, I am pleased to invite you to the 2018 Convocation of Priests scheduled for September 10-13, 2018 at Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier Islands.

As in the past, the Serra Club of Atlanta will sponsor the 41st Annual Day of Appreciation and Recreation for Priests immediately preceding the beginning of our convocation on Monday, September 10. This event will be at Lake Lanier Islands. There will be opportunities for golf, tennis, or whatever form of relaxation suits you. Participation in the day of recreation is optional, but please plan to attend our dinner on Monday night beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The registration desk will open at noon on Monday in the Legacy Lodge lobby. Please stop by the registration desk to receive convocation materials and room keys. Also, please plan to stay at the hotel Monday night, as we will begin the convocation immediately after Morning Prayer on Tuesday. We will end the convocation with lunch on Thursday, September 13.

Our program this year will be Gathering for Mission: Open to Transformation. Gathering for Mission is a project of Catholic Committee of the South (CCS) in partnership with Glenmary’s Commission on Peace, Justice and Care for Creation and Maryknoll Media. Gathering for Mission is an inspired response to Pope Francis’ call for dialogue in the Church and provides practical experience in the dialog process to ecclesial leaders.

Please remember that all priests serving in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are expected to attend and be present for the entire biennial convocation. If you cannot attend, please contact Archbishop Gregory directly.

The cost of the convocation is $850.00 for single occupancy and $650.00 for double occupancy. Your parish/ministry is responsible for the cost of the convocation. Your check, made payable to the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and completed registration are due back no later than Monday, August 6, 2018. Mailing directions are included in the attached registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact me at jschillinger@archatl.com. I look forward to being with you in September.