NADD Region 1 Diaconal Assembly 2017 Preaching the Mystery of Faith

Please note: Effective 10-20-17 - We have only SATURDAY CONFERENCE ONLY registrations available at this time at a special rate. All sessions on Saturday are available to you. However, meals are not included in this rate. There are restaurants available at the hotel. Saturday Conference only pricing: $85 for individual , $125 for couple. (Meals not included)


 You are cordially invited to attend the NADD Region I Assembly this year. The diaconal assembly will be held at Gurney’s Resort of Newport (formerly the HYATT Regency Goat Island) on November 3-4, 2017. The Diocese of Fall River is the host of this year’s conference.

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November 3-4, 2017
Gurney’s Resort
Newport, RI 

This year’s assembly has been expanded with the “Taste of Rome” dinner and an opening evening presentation on “Spreading the Gospel Truth" with Deacon Art Miller.  

On Saturday, we will gather for the keynote address and three additional sessions. 

The Registration Desk will be open on Friday from 3:00pm to 6:30pm in the hotel lobby, and will reopen at 7:00 am on Saturday morning near the ballroom. Each attendee will receive a registration package containing conference material and a certificate of six(6) C.E.Us that may be filed with your Diaconate office.

The registration fee is $150.00 for a deacon;$225.00 for deacon + spouse. However, those who register after October 15, 2017, please add $15.00. Our low registration prices combined with the cost of the hotel makes this conference a great value! 

Great Value!

Your registration fee includes:

  • Friday Night Dinner
  • Saturday Breakfast 
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Vendor Tabletops
  • Keynote
  • All Conference  Sessions

Registration includes the Friday evening dinner and presentation, Saturday full breakfast buffet, your entry to the general sessions, and Saturday lunch. Please note that the capacity of the meeting room is limited and while we try to accommodate walk-ins, we cannot guarantee that space will be available. Please register early to ensure your space.

On Friday evening there will be a “Taste of Rome” Dinner, that will include a complete Italian Dinner Buffet, dessert, cash bar. The dinner begins at 6:00 pm. The Friday evening presentation begins at 7:15 pm.

Vendors will be set up to welcome you on Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday. They will remain open until just before Mass in the afternoon on Saturday. Please visit them during the day to make purchases. A full buffet breakfast will be available from 7:00 am to 8:45am on Saturday morning. The Welcome and Morning Prayer begins at 8:45am.

We have negotiated special pricing at Gurney’s Resort which is now an upscale hotel. If you wish to stay overnight at the hotel, we have been guaranteed a rate of $134.00 per night, per room, plus applicable state and local taxes. This is a special rate offered to NADD Region 1 for a limited number of rooms. Room reservations must be made by October 3, 2017 (as long as rooms are available.) We suggest that you call early to make reservations as we have a limitied number of rooms available. Please do not wait until the last minute! We have free parking at Gurney’s Resort. To make your reservations, please call 401-851-3366 and ask to make a reservation under the  Region 1 Diaconal Assembly. There is also a Registration Quick Link here . Rooms may be paid by credit card(American Express, Visa, Master card, Diners Club or Carte Blanche).

We look forward to your participation at this gathering as part of the diaconal community from New England and the Diocese of Albany. Please register for the assembly here. Please make your hotel reservation directly with Gurney’s by calling  401-851-3366 or clicking here.

© NADD Region 1, 2017