Come with us and explore our past, our present and our future.

When: Save the date! July 22 to 26, 2018
Where: New Orleans Marriott; Archdiocese of New Orleans
Who is invited? All bishops, priests, deacons, candidates, aspirants, their families and friends
Cost: $250 per person is the target fee which is the cost of attending the program; Wives of deacons are just $99! All transportation, lodging, meals and entertainment are extra. Registration opens in January 2017.

The National Congress of Deacons in 2018 will be a celebration for the whole Church. Deacons and their families will be joined by bishops, priests, religious and laity to mark the 50th anniversary of the renewal of the diaconate as a permanent ordained ministry of the Catholic Church.

The Congress activities include Masses, Morning and Evening Prayer, multiple daily presentations, workshops, immersion ministry opportunities and fellowship. National exhibitors will be invited to share resources for continuing education, pilgrimage and travel, books and publications, vestments and deacon wear. Vendor registration information will be distributed in 2017.

The Congress will be headquartered at the Marriott New Orleans on Canal Street. Many events will be held in the Marriott utilizing the hotel’s large meeting spaces. A special room rate has been negotiated for attendees; a reservation link and other details will be announced beginning in early 2018.

The 2018 Congress is planned by NADD with support of the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.