Faith Formation Conference 2009

Faith Formation Conference 2009

A joint endeavor of the (Arch)Dioceses of San Francisco, Monterey, Oakland, San Jose & Stockton.

November 20-21, 2009

at the Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054

Join hundreds of other catechists, liturgist, and lay ministers from parishes and Catholic schools for two days of education, collaboration, worship and fun.

Online Registation:

  • If you register by November 6, we will mail your nametag and workshop selections to you. 
  • After November 6, you may pick up your nametag onsite. 
  • Credit card/online registration will NOT be available after, November 18, 2009. 
  • For detailed information on speakers and workshops, download our "Faith Formation Conference 2009 Brochure" pdf at

For Updated Information: Go to our Website


Hotel Accommodations:

  • A SPECIAL Rate of $89.00 is available at the Hilton Santa Clara Hotel at 4949 Great America Pkwy across the street from the Convention Center. 
  • To reserve a room, call 408-330-0001 by Friday, October 23 or go to:
  • Group Name: Diocese of San Jose - Faith Formation Conference 2009
  • Group Code: FFC

Driving: The Convention Center is located at 5001 Great America Pkwy at Tasman Ave in Santa Clara, CA 95054.

  • From the South, take I-101 and exit right onto Great America Pkwy to Tasman Ave.
  • From the North, take I-101 and exit left onto Great American Pkwy to Tasman Ave.
  • From 880 South, take I-880 to Highway 237 towards Mountain View and turn left on Great America Pkwy to Tasman Ave.


  • There is free parking at the Conventon Center. 
  • Take Great America Parkway to Tasman Ave. 
  • You will find the parking garage by exiting at the Hyatt Regency's 2nd driveway at Bunker Hill Rd.

Bus and Light Rail Serving Santa Clara & Silicon Valley:

  • For information and fares visit or call 408-321-2300.
  • San Francisco Archdiocese will be renting buses to drive down in a group.  Please call 415-614-5650 this information.

Lunches for the day:

  • Concessions will be available throughout the Convention Center


Friday, November 20, 2009
7:30am - Registration
8:30am - Welcome and Prayer
9:00am - Keynote with Sr. Eva Marie Lumas, SSS "Word of God - Coming to Life"
9:30am - Break
10:00am- Workshop 1
11:15am- Lunch and Exhihits
               Catholic Schools Luncheon: 2-01 "Creating School Websites" with Paul Schroeder
12:45pm- Workshop 3
2:00pm - Break & Exhibits
2:30pm - Workshop 4
3:45pm - Break & Exhibits
4:15pm - Wine and Cheese Dialogue: 5-01 "Q&A with Sr. Eva Marie Lumas & Fr. Roy Shelley"
5:30pm - end

Saturday, November 21, 2009
7:30am - Registration, Exhibits, Mass
8:30am - Welcome and Prayer
9:00am - Keynote with Rev. Rigoberto Caloca-Rivas, OFM "Word of God-Coming to Life"
9:30am - Break & Exhibits
10:00am- Workshop 6
11:15am- Lunch and Exhihits
12:45pm- Workshop 7
2:00pm - Break & Exhibits
2:30pm - Workshop 8
3:45pm - Break & Exhibits
4:15pm - Closing Prayer
5:00pm - end

Name Sales End Price
Friday and Saturday before 10/16/09 Ended $50
Friday Only before 10/16/09 Ended $30
Saturday Only Before 10/16/09 Ended $30
Friday Only after 10/16/09 Ended $35
Saturday Only after 10/16/2009 Ended $35
Friday and Saturday after 10/16/09 Ended $70

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