Our program begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, and concludes at noon on Friday, May 29.
Following last year's focus on our "common life" as part of the Diocesan Network of the Pontifical Mission Societies, we will be at this year's National Meeting:
• Recap activities and actions flowing from last year's discussions on the Missionary Childhood Association ("Your Inner MCA") and the Missionary Cooperation Plan ("MCPlus")
• Review our materials and initiatives through a "virtual" lens, surfacing from meeting participants suggestions and strategies about promoting mission through digital media; this relates directly to the call of Pope Francis “to discover new paths, new creative methods…for the evangelization of the present world” and to the increasing demand for mission support and the related shortfall in General Fund support for any one project
• Remember the 50th anniversary of the Decree on the Missionary Activity of the Church from the Second Vatican Council, Ad Gentes, and reflect on its meaning for our work for the Pontifical Mission Societies today.
More specifics on the program -- a schedule for each day -- will be included in the navigation to the left, as the program develops.
Bishop Joseph A. Pepe of Las Vegas welcomes us to his diocese. He will celebrate Liturgy on Wednesday, May 27, at 4:30 p.m. at Guardian Angel Cathedral, just a short walk from our hotel.
Bishop Joseph A. Pepe of Las Vegas
And our local hosts, Father Robert Stoeckig and his team, await us in this young diocese in the West -- established just in 1995.
Although Nevada was the last of the 48 contiguous states to have its own diocese, the Church in Southern Nevada that now makes up the Diocese of Las Vegas had a long and colorful history; read all about it on the diocese's website.
Please make your reservations for the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel online at this link.
The room rate is $93 per night, single or double occupancy.
Please note that the deadline for making your room reservation is May 4, 2015.
Ground Transportation Overall information on ground transportation may be found on the airport's website at this link. This includes information about the various shuttle bus services, which make stops at several hotels and take groups of passengers.
A taxi ride one way is about $20, and is about a 10- to 15-minute ride.