Published: 18 February 2013
By: Rev Dcn Mark Powell
10 February 2013
Rev. Mark Powell, NAD Chair
170 Coppin Road
Mundaring WA 6073
08 9295 0530
0417 976 886
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEACONS BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
CANBERRA THURSDAY 19 TO SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2013
Theme: Go and make disciples of all the nations [Matt.28:19]
And be here to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city of Canberra
Dear Deacons & Spouses, and the whole diaconal family.
I extend this personal invitation to you to attend our Conference to be hosted by the St John the Apostle Parish, Kambah A.C.T – a great venue with conference facilities, a lovely church, and a vibrant community who are keen to ensure we enjoy our stay.
We have reduced our costs to the bare minimum: Registration cost is only $275 per person and it will be a very balanced Conference for ALL participants - informative, educational and insightful, with plenty of time to discuss, reflect and socialise. Simply direct debit $100 per person in the BSB, and pay the rest upon arrival – see directions next page.
There will be an official Welcome on the Thursday evening, and the Archbishop of Canberra & Goulburn will address the gathering and celebrate the final Mass on Sunday.
Speakers will address specific aspects of the theme. These include Rev Deacon Bill T Ditewig PhD from the Diocese of Monterey – former national Coordinator for the permanent Diaconate in the US, published author on diaconate, and decorated former US Navy Commander, and Rev Dr Elio Capra from the Salesian Community who lectures in Liturgy and Sacramental Theology at CTU, Melbourne.
There will be a guided bus tour of some of the major highlights of the city on Saturday afternoon, and a catered Conference meal with a key-note speaker that evening.
We are offering limited billeting for the 3 days of the Conference – but let us know now if you wish to take advantage of this. Why not stay independently for a few days before or afterwards' But remember,it is the centennial year, so you need to book now.
Here is a helpful link: www.hotelsaccommodation.com.au/Kambah-ACT - book early!!!
Let us make the Conference as hassle-free as possible for you. Contact Deacon Mick O'Donnell on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. See you in Canberra!
Rev Deacon Mark Powell, NAD Chair
Registration Form-NAD Biennial Conference 2013
NAD 2013 Conference hosted by the St Thomas the Apostle Parish, 35 Boddington Cres., Kambah between Thurs. 19 to Sunday 22 September 2013.
A detailed program will be posted on the NAD web site.
Contact:phone mobile email
Conference Registration - $275/person
This cost is not intended to make a profit, but to assist with the hire of the parish venues, morning & afternoon refreshments, evening & lunch meals & refreshments, bus tour on Saturday afternoon, Conference dinner on Saturday evening, and a stipend and expenses of our speakers.
To make it easy, pay the full amount per person now, OR pay $100 per person now to secure your registration, and pay the $175 per person at the registration table on Thursday 19 September 2013.
Preferred: direct payment to
CDF account: BSB 062786 Account 000027754
Account name: NAD Conference 2013, and
Include the identifier NAD Registration, and your name
OR mail the form and a cheque to:
Deacon Mick O'Donnell, NAD Conference,
14 Blowering Street, DUFFY 2611
ACCOMMODATION: Please tick one the boxes below.
v I will book the accommodation myself
v I request billeting Thur, Fri, Sat Number of guests '
TRAVEL DETAILS: I will be travelling by: [Please tick means of transport]
Private car Bus Train Plane
v Do you have any dietary requirements'
v Do you require any other form of assistance during the conference (e.g. Wheel chair access, etc.)'
Return this form together with your registration to Deacon Mick O'Donnell at email@example.com, or the postal address given.
WE VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR COMPANY IN THE CENTENARY CITY, CANBERRA IN SEPTEMBER