Where will the Word on Fire Conference for Priests be held?
The Word on Fire Conference for Priests will be held from August 20-22, 2018 at The Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA (21080 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648).
Who will be speaking at the conference?
Bishop Robert Barron will be the featured speaker. Bishop Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS.
What's the schedule for the conference?
The final schedule will be released soon, but each day includes Mass, learning sessions, and ample free time.
Who can attend?
Any Catholic priests who actively preach and are in good standing.
Are seminarians and deacons allowed?
Unfortunately, this conference is limited only to active, ordained Catholic priests.
Can I invite someone to come with me?
We certainly encourage you to invite other priest friends to register, but only those who have registered will be able to attend the learning sessions, meals, and other activities.
Can I sponsor a priest to go?
Yes. There's currently no way to sponsor priests through the registration form, but if you would like to cover the registration fee for a priest, we ask that you work that out privately and then have the priest register himself.
How much does registration cost?
Please be sure to join the wait list for the reopening of registration.
What does registration include?
It includes the full 2 ½ day conference, a two-night stay at The Pasea Hotel, and all meals. Please note: travel costs are NOT included with registration.
Are the hotel rooms and meals included?
Yes. A two-night stay and all meals are included.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancellations made before May 15 will be refunded in full. Cancellations made between May 16 and July 22 will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Any cancellations received after July 23 will not be refunded.
Where will I be staying?
The first 200 priests to register will be staying at The Pasea Hotel in Hungtington Beach, CA. Once those spots are taken, we will have additional rooms available in beautiful hotels within walking distance of The Pasea.
Where's the nearest airport?
The nearest airport is the John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA. The airport is only ten miles away from The Pasea Hotel.
What time should I arrive/depart?
Check-in is scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018 between 1:00pm-4:00pm. Mass will then be held at 6:00pm. The conference ends on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 11:00am after the final presentation.
How can I get from the airport to the hotel?
You might consider Uber, Lyft, a rental car, or a local taxi from the airport. There are also numerous shuttles that leave the John Wayne Airport. Information can be found here: http://www.ocair.com/groundtransportation