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NACTS Annual Meeting

October 4 – 5, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL


In order to reserve a hotel room, each individual guest must make his or her own reservation by calling (847)524-0455 or booking through the booking link no later than the cutoff date of September 12, 2024

NACTS guests making reservations must identify themselves as members of NACTS.  All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. If a guest does not cancel a reservation within forty-eight (48) hours before the guest’s check-in date, then Hotel may charge the credit card one night’s room fee plus any applicable taxes.

There is meeting registration fee for each person participating in the Annual Meeting. You can register each person and pay via credit card here:

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

Arrivals for preconference hosted by The Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Thursday, October 3, 2024

9:00 – 4:30 pm Preconference hosted by ATS (agenda to follow)

Arrivals for those attending the NACTS meeting.

Please check in at hotel desk and NACTS table

Dinner on your own

Friday, October 4, 2024


7:30 am Mass. Main Celebrant: Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda

8:15 am Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45 am Keynote: “The Seminarian as a Man of Communion in the contemporary cultural, political, ecclesial context” – Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

9:45 – 10:15 am Question and Answer session and Large Group Discussion

10:15 – 10:30 am Break

10:30 – 11:15 am “First Hand-Off: Transition from Propaedeutic Stage to Discipleship Stage” 

– Fr. John Floeder, Director of the Propaedeutic Year and Director of Human Formation, St. Paul Seminary

11:15 – 12 noon Question and Answer session and Large Group Discussion

12 noon Lunch


2:00 – 2:30 pm “Second Hand-Off: Transition from Discipleship Stage to Configuration Stage” 

– Fr. Dominic Buckley, Associate Dean of Propaedeutic and Discipleship Formation, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

2:30 – 3:00 pm Question and Answer Session and Large Group Discussion

3:00 pm Break

3:15 – 3:45 pm “Final Hand-Off: Transition from Configuration Stage to Vocational Synthesis Stage”

– Fr. Luke Ballman, Former Executive Director for the Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocation of the USCCB and presently pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Atlanta, GA

3:45 – 4:15 pm Question and Answer Session and Large Group Discussion

4:15 pm Break

4:30 – 5:00 pm Panel with All Speakers

5:00 pm Evening Prayer

5:20 pm Social

Dinner on your own

Saturday, October 5, 2024


7:30 am Mass. Main Celebrant: Msgr. Andrew Baker

8:15 am Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45 am Report from the CCLV – Rev. Jorge Torres and a bishop member of CCLV

9:45 – 10:00 am Break

10:00 am ATS Report

10:15 am Business Meeting (Amendments to Bylaws, Election of 2 members of the Executive Committee, Treasurer’s Report)

11:00 am Executive Committee Meeting