Diocesan Convention

On October 14, 2017 the Diocese of Milwaukee will hold its 170th Annual Convention at St. John's Northwest Military Academy (SJNMA) in Delafield, Wisconsin. The Convention will begin at 9:00 am and adjourn not later than 5:00 pm. This will be a one-day event featuring the business meeting, Convention Eucharist, social time and other activities still being finalized.

The deadline for submitting Nominations and Resolutions is AUGUST 14, 2017.

Nomination Form & Description of Positions Being Elected

Resolutions - How to Submit

Convention Information & Convention Flyer

Diomil Reads



The Annual Convention is where members of the diocesan community gather to conduct the business of the diocese, strengthen fellowship, equip and expand their capacity for ministry, and renew their faith through prayer and worship.

The Annual Convention and special conventions are convened by the ecclesiastical authority of the diocese, usually the bishop, or in the absence of a bishop, by the Standing Committee. Each parish of the diocese is entitled to appoint up to four lay deputies to serve as members of the Convention. All clergy canonically resident in the diocese, and in good standing, are considered members of Convention.

Occasionally Special Conventions are convened to address a matter of critical consequence to the life, work and health of the diocese; or to elect a bishop.

The principal business of the Annual Convention is to address legislation and resolutions, elect officers of Convention, and members and representatives of canonical bodies, establish the assessment for funding the diocesan budget, and adopting a budget for the coming year. The bishop, who serves as president of Convention, gives his report on the state of the diocese in his pastoral address.

Formation and education are an integral part of Convention through workshops, presentations, exhibits, and networking. A program, speaker, or new initiative is often highlighted during the business sessions, and ministry celebrated through the presentation of the Bishop’s Shield award to persons who given exemplary service to their churches and communities.

Prayer and worship undergird all aspects of Convention, most notably through the Convention Eucharist typically celebrated at a host parish near the Convention site. Convention members also gather for Morning Prayer and Noonday Prayer.