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The Notre Dame 2017 Preaching Conference

“To Set the Earth on Fire”: Effective Catholic Preaching

July 24-26, 2017

The Notre Dame 2017 Preaching Conference will address the practical side of Catholic preaching: What is preaching effectiveness? How do we do it? What is the difference between satisfactory preaching and really good preaching? If the intended effect of our preaching is to bring people into an encounter with God, how do we do that? Re-energize your preaching; inspire and learn from fellow preachers; refresh and renew your spirit through three days of camaraderie and prayer on the beautiful Notre Dame campus.

Keynote speakers will be: Peter John Cameron, O.P., Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I., Dr. Ann Garrido, and Michael Connors, C.S.C.

Notre Dame Preaching Conference Schedule 2017

Presenters And Descriptions of Their Talks


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Registration fees include materials, refreshments, receptions and the Tuesday night banquet:

$200: Early-bird registration before June 1, 2017

$250: registration after June 1, 2017

Free registration for CSC’s (Holy Cross Priests, Sisters, Brothers); priests, deacons, seminarians of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Kalamazoo, Gary, Indianapolis, and Louisville archdioceses; and faculty/students of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and Aquinas Institute of Theology.

Free registration for Notre Dame, Holy Cross College, Saint Mary's faculty, students and staff.

Free registration and residence hall rooms for participants in Notre Dame’s Fr. William A. Toohey CSC Preaching Academy, both 2016 and 2017 cohorts.

Free registration and residence hall rooms for members of the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics (CATH).


Dorm Accommodations

Accommodations in residence halls are available the nights of July 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2017.

Single occupancy: $65.00 per night

Double Occupancy: $55.00 per night

Blankets, sheets, and towels are provided during the stay. Lavatories and showers are in common with separate men and women’s facilities on each floor.

Requests for adjoining rooms cannot be guaranteed but will be honored if possible.

No minors are allowed to stay in residence hall rooms.

Hotel Accommodations

For Morris Inn reservations, please contact the Morris Inn at 574.631.2000. Be sure to specify that you are attending the Notre Dame Preaching Conference.

Or you can click HERE to reserve a room online.

Room rate: $169.00/night plus taxes.


For other hotels off campus in close proximity to the conference venue, please see the city of South Bend’s Travel Planning Guide