Friday, November 3

9:30 AM

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ValLimar Jansen

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ValLimar Jansen
Blessed with an extraordinary voice, ValLimar Jansen is a highly regarded singer, composer and recording artist. She is also an experienced college professor, a leader of worship and prayer and a workshop presenter at conferences across the United States and abroad. Known especially for her work with contemporary Christian, gospel, and gospel-jazz styles, she sings a wide range of music, including spirituals and traditional, organ-based choral music.

Friday, November 3

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EDUCATION KEYNOTE:  Topic TBP

Rev. Brendan McGuire

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Rev. Brendan McGuire
is pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in San Jose, California and Vicar General, Special Projects of the Diocese of San Jose. He is a regular speaker on subjects such as Stewardship, Prayer, Forgiveness and Parish Leadership. Fr. Brendan is also author of three books on Sunday homilies and his most recent book is The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Advent.

Saturday, November 4

10:45 AM

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Bishop Robert W McElroy

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Bishop Robert W McElroy

Born in San Francisco on February 5, 1954 to Walter and Roberta McElroy, who now reside in Santa Rosa, California. In 1972 he entered Harvard College and graduated three years later with a degree in American history. After his graduation from Harvard, Bishop McElroy attended graduate school at Stanford and in 1976 received a master's degree in American history. In 1976, Bishop McElroy attended Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese on April 12, 1980. His first assignment was Saint Cecilia Parish in San Francisco, which was the parish where both of his parents had grown up and attended grammar school, and the church where they were married.

Bishop McElroy was appointed auxiliary bishop of San Francisco by Pope Benedict XVI on July 6, 2010 and was ordained by Archbishop George Niederauer at Saint Mary's Cathedral on September 7, 2010. Pope Francis appointed him to be the sixth bishop of San Diego, Bishop McElroy on March 3, 2015 and was installed on April 15, 2015.

 10:45 AM

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10:45 AM

VIETNAMESE KEYNOTE:  Topic TBP

Rev. Joseph Nguyễn Công Đoan, S.J.

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Rev. Joseph Nguyễn Công Đoan, S.J.

Born 1942, Hưng Yên, Việt Nam.
Joint the Society of Jesus, 1966 - Ordained a priest 1970
STL 1970, Pontifical College St Pius X, Đalat
SSL 1975, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
Regional Superior of Jesuits in Vietnam 1975-1981
Prison and Labour Camp under communist regime 1981-1990
General Counselor and Assistant to the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Rome 2003-2008
Superior of Jesuits in the Holy Land 2008-2014 and Director of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem.
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 Auxiliary Bishop, Joseph HA Chi-shing, O.F.M.

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Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, O.F.M.,

Born in Hong Kong on March 4, 1959. After his High School education at a Catholic school, he entered the novitiate of the Franciscan Friars, where he professed his solemn Vows on August 27, 1988. He took courses in Philosophy and Theology at the Seminary of Hong Kong, after which he was ordained priest on September 9, 1990. From 1990 to 1993 he was sent to Rome to study spiritual Theology and Franciscan Culture at the Antonianum. From 1993 to 1997 he continued his studies of Pedagogy of religion at Loyola University of Chicago, in the United States.

He has served in a number of pastoral and administrative roles since then in the Diocese of Hong Kong.
The friar had been twice the provincial of Franciscans Hong Kong and former member of the Vatican’s Commission for the Church in China. He is currently board member of the Holy Spirit Seminary College and member Council of Priests of the local diocese. He is dubbed “spiritual master” for his profound spirituality in the diocese. On 11 July 2014 he was appointed as the Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong by Pope Francis along with Father Michael Yeung Ming-cheung and Father Stephen Lee Bun-sang. Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing will assist John Cardinal Tong Hon in the running of the diocese.