Annual Conference 2017

Catholic Evangelism in Context

October 11 – 14, 2017
Chicago, IL

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Keynote Speakers


The Rt. Rev. Melissa Skelton
Diocese of New Westminster, Anglican Church of Canada

The Rt. Rev. Eugene T. Sutton
Diocese of Maryland, The Episcopal Church

The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez
Diocese of Pennsylvania, The Episcopal Church

The Most Rev. Frank Griswold III
25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

Lodging Information

The Chicago Chapter has arranged for a block of rooms at the Westin Michigan Avenue at the group rate of $219 per night.  Group rates are available until September 20, 2017. To book a room at the Westin, click here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – Pre-Conference Provincial Council Meeting

6:00 PM
Council Dinner at a neighborhood restaurant
8:00 PM
Provincial Council Meeting


Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Feast of St. Philip, Deacon and Evangelist

3:00 PM
Registration and Reception – Welcome Center/Kyle’s Place, St. James Commons
5:00 PM
Opening Votive Mass followed by Public Witness for Women in the Plaza of St. James Commons
The Rt. Rev. Melissa Skelton, Bishop of New Westminster, Preacher
The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Lee, Bishop of Chicago, Celebrant

Formed in the Image of God: Candlelight Procession and Vigil supporting the Dignity of Women and Girls – Plaza of St. James Commons

6:30 PM
Dinner & Opening Remarks: Welcome and Address
The Very Rev. Dominic Barrington, Dean of St. James Cathedral
8:30 PM
Sung Compline


Thursday, October 12, 2017 – The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary (transferred)

8:30 AM
Holy Rosary
9:00 AM
Sung Morning Prayer
9:30 AM
Plenary and Discussion 1: Anglo-Catholic Evangelism
The Rt. Rev. Melissa Skelton, Bishop of New Westminster
11:00 am
Group Photo and Break
11:45 AM
Angelus and Lunchtime Presentation on Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, Provincial Visitor
1:15 PM
Sabbatical Time Options
  • How-to workshop: How to conduct Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament (High Altar)
    Fr. Tripp Norris
  • How-to workshop: How to prepare the faithful and oneself to hear confessions (Resurrection Chapel)
    The Most Rev.  Frank Griswold
  • Individual confessions (confessional in back of nave)
  • Spiritual direction (Elizabethan Room, 2nd floor, by appointment)
  • Free time for meditation, fellowship, or rest
2:00 PM
Plenary and Discussion 2: Evangelism and Music
The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton, Bishop of Maryland
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Said Evening Prayer
5:00 PM
Choral High Mass and Angelus at the Mary Shrine
The Rev. Paul Lillie, Celebrant 
The Rev. Ethan Jewett, Preacher
Provincial Council & Chicago Chapter, Concelebrating and Assisting


Friday, October 13, 2017 – St. Edward the Confessor

8:15 AM
Confession/Spiritual Direction – St. Andrew’s Chapel
8:45 AM
Said Morning Prayer
9:15 AM
Plenary and Discussion 3: Evangelism & Social Witness
The Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutierrez, Bishop of Pennsylvania
10:45 am
11:00 AM
Low Mass of Requiem for Departed SCP Members
The Rt. Rev. Bishop Frank Griswold, III, Provincial Visitor
12:00 PM
Angelus, Lunch & Business Meeting
Fr. Paul Lillie, facilitating
2:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Encouraging Christians to share their stories of faith
The Rev. Victor Conrado, Associate for Ministries, Diocese of Chicago
The Rev. Chas Marks, St. Francis Foundation
The Rev. Maureen O’Connor, Priest-in- Charge, Calvary, Lombard, IL
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Shuttle to La Iglesia Episcopal Cristo Rey, Chicago
6:00 PM
Eucaristía y Bendición (Eucharist and Benediction)
Fr. Alvaro Araica, Rector, La Iglesia Cristo Rey
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
Return Shuttle to St. James Commons


Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Feast of St. Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky

9:00 AM
Morning Prayer – St. Andrew’s Chapel
9:30 AM

Votive Mass – St. Andrew’s Chapel

Our Speakers

The Rt. Rev. Melissa Skelton
Bishop of New Westminster, Anglican Church of Canada

The Rt. Rev. Melissa Skelton was consecrated the 9th bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on March 1st, 2014. She is the first female diocesan bishop in the Diocese of New Westminster. Bishop Skelton was born in the United States and educated at the University of Georgia (BA, 1973), the University of Chicago (MBA, 1989) and at the Protestant Episcopal Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia (Master of Divinity, 1990). She was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1993. Bishop Skelton has served parishes in the dioceses of New York, New Jersey, Maine, and Olympia. Prior to her election as bishop, she served as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Seattle, Washington, where she was also the Canon for Congregational Development and Leadership for the Diocese of Olympia.  Return to top

The Rt. Rev. Eugene T. Sutton
Bishop of Maryland, The Episcopal Church

The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton was elected the 14th bishop of the Diocese of Maryland in 2008. He is nationally known for his commitment to non-violence, reconciliation, the environment, and the practice of centering prayer. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Bishop Sutton graduated from Hope College (Holland, MI), attended Western Theological Seminary earning his Master of Divinity in 1981, and was ordained in the Reformed Church in America. After joining the Episcopal Church, he served in numerous parochial and academic roles. Formerly the Canon Pastor of Washington National Cathedral and Director of the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, Bishop Sutton has also served as a college chaplain, parish priest and professor at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. The author of several articles about spiritual practices and preaching, he’s a sought-after guest preacher and a contributor to the book, The Diversity of Centering Prayer.  Return to top

The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez
Bishop of Pennsylvania, The Episcopal Church

The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez was consecrated on July 16, 2016 to serve as the 16th Bishop of the historic Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. A native of New Mexico, Bishop Gutiérrez comes from a family that settled in New Mexico in the 1500’s. Before his calling as Bishop, he served as Canon to the Ordinary, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. He also had an extensive career in public service and as president of a strategy and media firm. Bishop Gutiérrez is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in history and Political Science and a Master of Arts in public administration. He earned a diocesan certificate in Anglican studies through the Trinity School for Ministry, and a Master of Theological Studies degree from St. Norbert College. The mystery of the Eucharist, monasticism, and a relationship with Jesus Christ are spiritual foundations for Bishop Gutiérrez. Throughout his life, he has enjoyed the wondrous experience of “chasing Jesus.” He considers himself a (budding and sometimes clumsy but always eager) apprentice of Jesus, most influenced by His words to Peter: “Feed my sheep.”  Return to top