The Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference offers those involved in catechesis and evangelization in the Catholic Church an opportunity to enhance their ministries and to deepen their commitment to Jesus Christ through:
- Personal and professional development sessions with leaders in evangelization and catechetical ministry
- Liturgical celebrations and a variety of prayer experiences
- Formal and informal networking opportunities
- Thought-provoking and inspirational presentations
The conference is hosted and sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans in collaboration with dioceses in Region V of the Official Catholic Directory, which includes Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Laity, clergy, and religious from the Gulf Coast and throughout the United States attend this conference each year. In its 36th year, the conference continues its heritage inspired by its previous namesake, Fr. Johannes Hofinger, S.J., a world-renowned missionary, evangelizer, teacher, and catechetical leader.
A biography of Fr. Hofinger is available here.