A year after it was held simultaneously with the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry and at the San Jose Convention Center, the Faith Formation Conference will return to its original format; but not quite!

Recently twenty-five representatives from the Diocese of Monterey, Diocese of San Jose (DSJ), Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Oakland gathered for a planning meeting for the newly renamed Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference. The conference will be held November 3-4 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, where it had been held for several years.

Originally when the 2016 conference ended it was announced that the conference would take a year break as DSJ restructured its Office of Parish Services, now known as the Department for Evangelization, to align with the Diocese’s efforts to focus on where Christ is made known: Word, Worship and Witness.

“When talk of the conference came up I stressed that the Diocese of San Jose needs to be at the table,” said Father John Hurley, CSP, DSJ Vicar for Evangelization. “From the Diocese’s standpoint this supports our focus on Word, Worship and Witness.”

Joining San Jose in sponsoring the event is the Diocese of Monterey in collaboration with the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Dioceses of Stockton and Oakland. This will be the 15th year the Conference has been held.

Full story at The Valley Catholic.