Kick-Off Keynote

Fr. Vince is a retired diocesan pastor who has served at St. Charles Borromeo, St. John Vianney and Assumption parishes…and frequently presides at St. Joan Masses. He was ordained in 1975 after attending St. Patrick’s College Seminary in Mountain View, then earned his Master’s Degree in Divinity at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park.

Mystery and Myth: Their Role in our Faith

Sunday, January 12, 1:30 – 3:00 PM


Mercy Keynote

Fr. Mark was ordained in the Diocese of Oakland in 1995. He has served as reserve chaplain at Travis AFB; pastor at several parishes in the Oakland Diocese; and Director of Communications and Media Relations for the Diocese. He was commissioned a Missionary of Mercy by Pope Francis in 2016 and is currently pastor of the CCOP Parish in Pleasanton.

Becoming A Person Of Mercy

Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 – 8:30 PM


Moral Theology Keynote

Fr. Jim Sullivan is a popular speaker and author. He has appeared on ShalomWorld Television and Radio Maria and has been published in Catholic periodicals. Ordained in 2006, Fr. Sullivan has served In parish assignments in Pleasanton, Fremont, and Brentwood before his current responsibilities as chaplain at Bishop O’Dowd High School.

Discerning God’s Will

Thursday, January 16, 7:00 – 8:30 PM


Spirituality Keynote

Fr. Wayne is a priest of the Diocese of Oakland. He is presently Director of Vocations and Seminarians. He served as a parish priest for over 30 years and before that as a retreat Director at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville.

The Journey To God: Fear and Desire

Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 – 8:00 PM


Liturgical Keynote

Fr. Ray has been the Pastor of St. Joan since 2015. He was ordained in  1979, the same year that our Parish was founded. He has served at many parishes throughout the Diocese of Oakland, both as a Parochial Vicar and as a Pastor. He also served as Director of Vocations and Vicar for Priests, as well as serving on many diocesan advisory boards.

The Rite Of Reconciliation

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 – 8:00 PM


Gospel Justice Keynote

Fr. Greg is the founder of Homeboy Industries (the world’s largest gang-intervention/rehabilitation/reentry program) and author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion and Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. He has served as pastor, received the California Peace Prize, been inducted into the California Hall of Fame, named a Champion of Change by Pres. Obama and received the Univ. of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal.

Save The World … Or Savor It?

Sunday, January 26, 3:30 – 5:00 PM