Register Now for Synod 2018

Bishop Morales invites everyone to participate in the 141st Synod of the Diocese of Quincy, October 18–20, 2018, in its new place at the Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Drive in East Peoria, Illinois.

This year, we will be hearing from the Bishop about how the Diocese is becoming unified around the ethos of being rooted in Jesus Christ, joining in His mission, and showing His compassion in the way that we minister. Once again, we will study the Bible, consider the governance of the Diocese, fellowship with each other, and worship together.  We will hear from the Strategic Planning Committee about our present and future, as well as from various missions and ministries of the Diocese, including Grace 101 (successor in the Diocese to Cursillo) and our ministry relationships with the Province of Myanmar, the St. Andrew’s Orphanage, and the clergy of the Diocese of Hpa-An.

There will be time to learn about the opportunities for ministry and discipleship in the Diocese. If you are considering ordination, there will be a meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday with the members of the Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee. If you would like to expand your knowledge about the Bible and the Church, there will be people from St. Benedict’s School for Ministry available to answer your questions. Various groups from within and outside of the Diocese will be at display tables sharing information about ways you can get involved in the ministries God is calling them to.

Please register early and if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call Ann McCarthy at 309-512-8848.

Just as a reminder, deputies and alternates must be registered using the parochial report forms in order to vote at Synod.


Synod sign-in opens Thursday, October 18, at 2:00 p.m., hotel check-in will be available as of 3:00 p.m., and you should plan to be in the meeting rooms by 4:00 p.m. for the start of Synod. After the 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer, there will be time for fellowship. The cash bar will open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Synod will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20th. All events related to Synod will be held at the Embassy Suites.

Please continue to watch the website for updates. Shortly after you register, you’ll be given access to Synod Journal documents as they become available.

Registration Costs

Synod registration this year is $175 per person if paid or postmarked by September 26, 2018. Late payment is $185 per person.

The registration fee covers the costs of Synod, lunches, dinners, and snacks but does not cover breakfast, which is included in your room price at the Embassy Suites, or alcoholic beverages at dinners (a cash bar will be available). If you have a spouse or friend who would just like to join us for dinner Thursday night or the Synod Banquet on Friday night, the cost is $50 per guest per dinner. Please register any additional guest dinners by October 10, 2018. Also, please advise us as soon as possible of any food allergies.

All checks for Synod registrations and additional guest meals should be made out to the “Diocese of Quincy” and sent to:

The Diocese of Quincy
Attn: Ann McCarthy
4911 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614

Please include both the parish and the name of the deputy/alternate, priest or guest being covered by the check in your mailing.

You can pay online via PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to do so. There is a fee imposed by PayPal for using the service of $5.25 for on-time registration and $5.85 for late registration.

Hotel Information

It is our hope that everyone will be able to stay onsite, as we are seeking to give opportunities for fellowship as our diocese has grown and there are many new faces!

UPDATE: The discount rate has ended at the Embassy Suites. If you tried to book during the correct time period and didn’t receive the rate, please call Ann McCarthy at 309-512-8848.

The Holiday Inn Express, East Peoria, has a room block reserved for us at the rate of $128.00, which also includes breakfast. They are located at 1100 Bass Pro Drive, East Peoria. Their phone number is (309) 694-9800. Click here for the link to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn.  The booking code to receive the discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Express is DOQ. This rate is good through October 10th.

The Embassy Suites is connected by a walkway to the conference center. All rooms include breakfast, in-room internet, and on-site parking. A free airport shuttle is available for those flying in – please let the hotel know in advance of your travel arrangements so that they can arrange transport.

Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria
100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

The hotel reservation link is below the registration form.

Register Today

Synod Registration Form

Name (Title, First, Last)*

Email Address*

Phone Number*

Street Address*



Zip Code*

Name of your Parish / Mission / Chapel*

City, State of your Parish / Mission / Chapel*

In what capacity are you attending?*
Voting ClergyVoting DeputyAlternatePostulant / CandidateGuest / Observer / Non-resident Clergy

Select Your Registration*
Full Synod Late Registration — $185ONLY Thursday Dinner & Friday Banquet — $100ONLY Thursday Dinner — $50ONLY Friday Banquet — $50

Additional Information (like food allergies or any special accessibility needs)

* Required Fields

STEP 2: Book Your Hotel
Book by 09/26/18 to receive the group rate for the Diocese of Quincy at the Embassy Suites


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