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The Delegation from the Diocese of Joliet

On July 1-4, 2017, the Catholic Bishops of the United States invited leaders from all around the country to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities facing the Church of the 21st century, in light of the Joy of the Gospel and Pope Francis' call to missionary discipleship.

The Diocese of Joliet was pleased to be able to send a delegation, led by Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, which represented a diverse and energetic cross-section of leaders in the diocese:

Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon
Bishop of Joliet

Mr. Omar Barraza
Sts. Peter & Paul, Naperville

Mr. William Becerra
Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of Joliet

Rev. Mark Bernhard
Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Mercy, Aurora

Mr. Carlos Briceño
Editor, Christ is Our Hope Magazine

Ms. Evie Cora
St. Paul the Apostle in Joliet

Ms. Patti Duffy
St. Edmund in Watseka

Ms.Alexandra Fedosenko
Respect Life, Diocese of Joliet

Ms. Tina McCauley
St. Charles Borromeo, Bensenville

Dcn. Gerri Mempin
St. Francis of Assisi, Bolingbrook

Mr. Peter Newburn
Pastoral Concerns, Diocese of Joliet

Mr. Luis Osorio
St. Mary, West Chicago

Ms. Rebecca Siar
St. Margaret Mary, Naperville

Mr. David Spesia
Lay Formation, Diocese of Joliet

Mr. David Stejkowski
St. John Paul II, Kankakee

Ms. Sheila Stevenson
Young Adults & Youth, Diocese of Joliet


Homily of Deacon Gerrie Mempin on the Convocation
from St. Francis of Assisi, Bolingbrook