2016 Convention

Diocesan Convention

The Annual Convention of the Diocese of Ohio is the legislative body that approves the diocesan program and budget, elects persons to various groups, which serve the diocese, adopts resolutions on various issues, and approves changes in the Constitution and Canons of the diocese.

Each congregation in union with the convention, that is, those that are current with payment of diocesan assessments and Church pension requirements, is entitled to be represented by not more than three lay adult delegates in good standing in their respective congregations. Delegates are chosen in accordance with the prescribed Canon, or by special parochial charter or bylaws of the parish. Attendance at Annual Convention is not limited to lay delegates and clergy. Youth and adult members of all congregations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Diocese of Ohio Annual Convention is held once per year, usually the second weekend in November.


Important Deadlines:

Proposed amendments to the Constitution & Canons   August 12
Proposed resolutions   September 9
Nominations for elected positions   September 19
Clergy and Lay pensions   October 1
Hotel Reservations   October - see hotel list for dates
Diocesan assessments   October 12
Youth certification   October 12
Delegate certification   October 12
Necrology   October 14
Meal orders   October 21
Volunteers   October 21
Childcare reservations   October 21
Exhibitor applications   October 21
Election of Mission Area representatives to Diocesan Council   Prior to Convention
(North Central, Southeast, Summit)