Reasons why the DMC can assist you to grow in your faith
A three-day conference all for one price!
The 2017 ministry conference will present over 100 sessions in English, Spanish, and
Vietnamese. All three days are included in the registration rate, so attendees can
enjoy the entire conference or pick the days that are the most convenient for them.
Hall C - The DMC will take place in an new hall this year
The conference will be located at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center again,
but will be located in Hall C. Hall C is an updated location with larger ballrooms
and easy to access.
Expanded schedule on Thursday
This year we will start with Mass on Thursday followed by a plenary speaker in English.
We are offering more Spanish sessions and will also have the Exhibit Hall open from
2:00pm to 6:00pm that day.
Mass all three days of the conference
Come together with the rest of the Catholic community of North Texas in a powerful
and one-of-a-kind opportunity to join in prayer and fellowship with over 4,500 Catholics
from the diocese and beyond.
Unique exhibit hall with dedicated networking
For one weekend every year, our programming will include dedicated time to visit the
exhibit hall where you can network with diocesan organizations, publishing companies,
authors, speakers and fellow attendees. Whether you are in professional ministry working
at the diocesan or parish level, or are a parishioner and volunteer, take this opportunity
to discover new ideas, educational and faith-based resources for your parish and family,
or to do some early Christmas shopping.
A unique and powerful opportunity to join in prayer and fellowship with Catholics
from around the diocese and beyond
Join the Most Rev. Bishop Edward J. Burns, Bishop of Dallas, priests, deacons and
4,500 plus lay faithful at the Conference Eucharist on Friday morning.
Over 70+ nationally and locally recognized speakers
DMC strives to combine practical workshops by local ministry professionals and teachers
with powerful, relevant sessions by national experts on Catholic education and ministry.
This format creates a comprehensive opportunity to gain insight about your faith as
well as practical skills you can apply to your ministry tomorrow.
We have sessions for everyone from lay people to ministry professionals
With 12 periods offering over 100 sessions during the 3 days, the DMC offers sessions
for everyone, from ministry professionals, priests, deacons, catechists, parish volunteers
to Catholics in the pew.
St. John's Bible Illustrated Bible & Acts will be on display
Visit the Liturgical Art Display located in the Exhibit Hall for an opportunity to
see the beautiful collection.
Join us as we welcome Most Rev. Bishop Edward J. Burns to the 11th Annual DMC
Bishop Edward J. Burns joins us by attending his first Dallas Ministry Conference
as our honored English keynote speaker on Friday. As the newest bishop for the Diocese
of Dallas, we want to give him a Texas-sized welcome to our annual conference!