Come to New Orleans to become part of the 2018 National Diaconate Congress!

Event Schedule: (for a detail listing of the schedule click HERE)

Sunday, July 22
--   5:00 pm - Opening Mass and Keynote Address at St. Louis Cathedral (Jackson Square)

Monday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 25 
(Marriott New Orleans is the location of all remaining Congress programming)
--   8:00 am Mass and Lauds
--   9:00 am Break
--   9:30 am General Session
-- 10:30 am Break
-- 11:00 am General Session 
-- 12:00 noon Lunch Break
--   2:00 pm General Session
--   3:00 Break
--   3:30 Workshops

Thursday, July 26
--   8:30 am Lauds (Note that Closing Mass is at 11:00 am)
--   9:00 am Break
--   9:30 am Closing Session
--  10:30 am Break
--  11:00 am Closing Mass

Where: Marriott New Orleans, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA; Archdiocese of New Orleans
Who is invited? All bishops, priests, deacons, candidates, aspirants, their families and friends
Cost: $250 per person. Wives and widows of deacons are just $99! All transportation, lodging, meals and entertainment are extra. Registration is open now on the deacon2018 homepage.

The 2018 National Diaconate Congress is a celebration for the whole Church 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 Prayer, multiple daily presentations, workshops, and fellowship. A schedule of speakers and workshops is now posted on the registration link. National exhibitors are invited to register through the "vendor registration" link on the deacon2018 homepage.

The Congress will be headquartered at the Marriott New Orleans on Canal Street. Most events will be held in the Marriott utilizing the hotel’s large meeting spaces. A special room rate has been negotiated for attendees.

A special extra-cost tour and reception at the WWII Museum will be held on Tuesday, July 24. The cost is $30 per person, but attendance is limited to 600 persons on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be purchased through the website. 

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

Note: NADD reserves the right to deny attendance to anyone.