2015 CONVENTION SCHEDULE - Boston, Massachusetts


2015 Sixteenth Annual Convention



(All Executive Members Arrive on Tuesday, July 28, 2015)



# Date Time Events
1 Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm National Executive Dinner
    7:00pm – 9:00pm National Executive Meeting
2 Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:00pm – 6:00pm Registration
    6:00pm – 7:15pm Dinner
    7:30pm – 8:00pm Gathering Ritual
    8:00pm – 8:15pm Address of Welcome by Host Chapter Coordinator
    8:30pm – 9:30pm

Holy Hour and Adoration


Night Prayer in Private

3 Thursday, July 30, 2015 7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
    8:00am – 8:30am Morning Prayer
    8:30am – 8:45am Address of Welcome by National President, Fr. Henry Atem
    8:45am – 9:00am Address by SCDC Program Coordinator, Sr. Joanna Okereke, HHCJ
    9:00am – 9:15am Address by Bishop Rutilio J. del Riego, Chairman, PCMRT
    9:15am – 9:30am

Address by Archbishop of Boston (or representative) 

    9:30am – 10:00am

Guidelines for Receiving Pastoral Ministers to the US by Fr. Ralph O'Donnell

    10:00am – 11:00am

Keynote Address … “Rediscovering the Biblical Vision and Values of the Christian Family in our contemporary society” by Dr. Joseph Atkinson

    11:00am – 11:30am

Q & A from Keynote Address

    11:30am – 11:45am


    11:45am – 1:00pm

Panel Discussion on “Sustaining the African Catholic Family in today's diverse American culture.” 

    1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch Break

    2:00pm – 3:00pm

Free Time

    3:00pm – 5:00pm

Clergy/Women Religious group meetings

    5:30pm – 6:45pm

Evening Prayer/Mass

    7:00pm – 8:00pm


    8:30pm – 9:30pm

Holy Hour and Adoration


Night Prayer in Private

4 Friday, July 31, 2015 7:00am – 8:00am


    8:00am – 8:20am

Morning Prayer

    8:30am – 10:30am

ACCCRUS Chapter reports and Business Meeting

    11:00am – 5:00pm

Tour of Boston

    5:30pm – 7:00pm


    7:00pm – 8:30pm


    9:00pm – 1:00am

Gala Night

5 Saturday, August 1, 2015 8:30am



Breakfast and Departure