Although the name may be deceiving, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference is
not just for those who do professional or volunteer ministry, such as priests, religious,
catechists, teachers, diocesan workers, etc. Instead, UDMC offers something for every
Catholic who wants to become more knowledgeable in their faith and the teachings of
the Catholic Church. The conference is a great way to join in fellowship, faith sharing,
and prayer with the Catholic community of North Texas.
If you are interested in participating in the conference as a Catholic parishioner,
we encourage you to check out the following tracks, which are relevant to every Catholic:
- General Faith Formation (scripture, apologetics, spirituality, evangelization, science & religion, etc.)
- Justice & Service Ministry
- Liturgy, Sacraments & Music Ministry (includes RCIA)
- Marriage & Family Life
- Technology & Media
General Faith Formation
They feature talks that discuss family life, marriage, parenting, social justice,
faith formation, scripture, and Christian spirituality. You can see what sessions
are offered in each of these tracks by visiting the Sessions page, and sorting by
the Track column.
Besides the relevant talks available at the conference, many other happenings occur
at this three-day event which are enriching for every Catholic. The conference features
musical performances by up-and-coming and popular Catholic artists, a liturgical art
display, and exhibitors who offer Catholic gifts, books, and information.
Teachers & Catechists
Attention Catholic School Teachers and Catechists! Receive continuing education credit
for attending the ministry conference!
The Diocese of Dallas can issue continuing education credit hours to Catholic school
teachers, directors of religious education, and parish catechetical leaders for participating
in the University of Dallas Ministry Conference. They can also issue credit hours
towards the Catechetical Certification Program to catechists.
Catholic School Teachers
Continuing education credit can be granted to Catholic school teachers from the Diocese
of Dallas who choose to attend on Thursday or Saturday (in addition to the mandatory
in-service day on Friday) and provide documentation of their attendance to their respective
school. These credit hours, if granted, could be used toward the annual requirement
for professional growth to strengthen competence.
Parish PCL/DRE and Parish Catechists
The parish PCL or DRE must register you as part of you respective catechetical group.
He or she will in turn verify that you have registered and attended the ministry conference.
Then the PCL or DRE will submit a list of UDMC attendees to the respective diocesan
catechetical office, requesting catechetical continuing education credit for you.
Up to 5 credits per day could be granted. For more information, contact your PCL/DRE.
We urge any Catholic school teacher or catechist who has registered individually to
make sure that your respective school principal or catechetical leader knows of your
School Board & Advisory Council Members
The University of Dallas Ministry Conference will host a special session for all Catholic
School Board and Advisory Council members of the Dioceses of Dallas.