The following comes from an Inland Catholic Byte article:
SAN BERNARDINO—In the spirit of the Year of Mercy, the Diocesan Office of Catechetical Ministry will offer its first ever Faith Formation Conference themed “His Mercy Endures Forever” on Saturday, September 10 at California State University, San Bernardino.
For the past 17 years the Office of Catechetical Ministry has offered four “Catechist Days” in different Vicariates of the Diocese at the beginning of the program year for those in religious education ministry. This year it was decided to bring catechists from all six vicariates together in one faith-filled day.
“There is something for everyone. It’s for the whole community,” said Maria Covarrubias, Director of the Office of Catechetical Ministry.
About 2,500 people are expected to attend the Conference, which will feature five keynote speakers. Dr. Timothy Hogan (Faith in Post-Modern Culture) and Damon and Melanie Owens (Gifts of the Family) will be presenting in English. Lupita Vital (Sowing the Mercy of God Inside of Us) and Dr. Hosffman Ospino (God’s Mercy is Forever) will be presenting in Spanish.
Joining them will be 29 presenters offering a total of 50 workshops in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and American Sign Language. Worship and song will be guided by Chris Estrella and ValLimar Jansen.
The Conference will conclude with a Mass in Cousoulis Arena to be celebrated by Bishop Gerald Barnes.
The Conference is open to all as workshops include topics on Marriage and Family Ministry, Special Needs Ministry, Laudato Si, Ministry to the Divorced and Classroom Management, among many others.