WASHINGTON -- Credential applications for media who wish to cover the 2003 spring meeting of the U.S. bishops, June 19-21, at the Hyatt Hotel at Union Station in St. Louis are now being accepted. An application and hotel reservation are attached.
The agenda will include votes on a proposed National Directory of Catechesis and a proposed National Directory on the Formation, Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States.
The tentative schedule is as follows, See Advisory #2 for more details.
Please note that only the Thursday and Saturday morning sessions will be open to media.
There will be news conferences at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and at the conclusion of the Saturday Session.
A form to seek media credentials must be submitted to the USCCB by June 1. A form is also provided for hotel reservations at the negotiated rate. For further assistance, contact the Department of Communications (202/541-3200).
June 18 1-8 p.m. Credential Pickup June 19 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Credential Pickup 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open Session 12:30 p.m. Press Conference 2:00-5:00 p.m. Executive Session (closed to media) 5:15 p.m. News Briefing with Bishop Gregory June 20 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Day of Prayerful Reflection (closed) June 21 9:00 a.m.-noon Open Session followed by Press Conference