Diocese of Pueblo Convocation
What is the Convocation?
Our annual Convocation (previously known as Study Days), which occurs the first full week in May, is a wonderful opportunity for priests, deacons, parish staff, parishioners, and lay Catholic leaders from all over the Diocese of Pueblo to come together to advance our mission with the help of training from dynamic presenters, networking/resources, plus celebrating our faith and the great things God continues to do for us! (Renaming it the Convocation was inspired by the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in 2017, where people from all over the country gathered together to learn how to implement The Joy of the Gospel in America.)
Priests, deacons, parish staff, parishioners—anyone can attend Convocation
Planning for Convocation 2020 is underway. Convocation will be held on May 5 & 6 of 2020. For now, check out the Convocation 2020 Sneak Peek video for a quick look at our wonderful presenter for 2020!
2019 Convocation: Key Takeaways
We experienced a deeper sense of love and unity amongst people from all over the diocese.
We witnessed a growing hunger and excitement for the great things God is doing in our midst.
We were reminded of the importance of pastors working with their parish leadership teams to build a Culture of Prayer, a Culture of Healthy Teamwork, and a Culture of Active Discipleship.
We discovered that The Amazing Parish team in Denver continues to offer free parish support phone calls, and now they also have a free, 3-hour virtual off-site for parish leadership teams, especially helpful for answering the 6 Critical Questions in creating clarity. (Why do we exist? How do we behave? What do we do? How will we succeed? What’s most important right now? Who does what?)
We learned that parishes are meant to be discipleship focused, since their true purpose is twofold: 1.) To sanctify the faithful of that parish; and 2.) To evangelize that particular area.
We also learned that this happens by doing three things: 1.) Casting a vision; 2.) Paths of discipleship; and 3.) Mobilizing leaders.