Since Fr. Hurley first became involved in the essential mission of the Church, he has spoken before countless parishes.
In many parishes, Fr. Hurley did consultation with pastoral leaders, pastoral councils and staffs. In many he has conducted missions during Lent and the Easter Season.  He has keynoted at many national Catholic organizations over the years and in over 100 dioceses in the United States. And, in many instances he has returned for other engagements or to speak with particular constituencies in the dioceses.
Below are just some of the many recent and upcoming engagements.

“We need to move ‘from a pastoral ministry of mere conservation to a decidedly missionary pastoral ministry.’”
Pope Francis, EG#15


Speaking Engagements

  • 2023 October 4, Archdiocese of San Francisco,  Faith Formation Conference workshops
  • 2023 September 18-20, Diocese of Phoenix, Priests’ Convocation 
  • 2023 August 24, St. Christopher Parish, San Jose, Catechist Workshop
  • 2023 March 2, Holy Spirit Parish, San Jose,  Lenten talk
  • 2022 October 29, Diocese of Metuchen, Diocesan Conference, Evangelization Workshop
  • 2022 September 22, “Synodality” Leadership Roundtable Summit, Washington, DC
  • 2022 September 11, St. Christopher Parish, San Jose, Evening with Parents of children in faith formation
  • 2022 August 10, St. Christopher Parish, San Jose, Workshop on Evangelizing Catechesis to Catechists
  • 2021 November 6, “Synodality” Dominican Center for Spirituality, Mission San Jose
  • 2021 September 9, Las Vegas Diocesan Conference Workshops
  • 2021 June 9/10, Lexington, KY Clergy Convocation
  • 2021 March 8, Cincinnati Area Catechetical Leaders Daylong Workshop
  • 2020 December 5, Institute for Leadership in Ministry, San Jose Workshop
  • 2020 November 12, Hope-Heal-Renew Conference (CA) Workshop
  • 2020 October 17, Diocese of Victoria Catechetical Conference Webinar
  • 2019/November 17, Sacred Heart Parish, Saratoga, CA Talk
  • 2019/November 16, Institute for Leadership in Ministry, San Jose, CA Workshop
  • 2019/April 4, St. Justin Parish, San Jose, CA Lenten talk
  • 2019/March 28, Institute for Leadership in Ministry, class
  • 2019/February 25, St. Christopher Parish, San Jose, CA Liturgical Ministers Retreat
  • 2018/February 16, Mid-Atlantic Congress for Catholic Leaders, Baltimore
  • 2017/October 24-26, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Clergy Institute
  • 2017/September 7-8, Diocese of Las Vegas Conference
  • 2017/January 6/7-Diocese of Reno, Diocesan Annual Conference
  • 2016/June 7-9, Diocese of Camden, Workshops in three cities
  • 2016/May 22-26, NCCL, Jacksonville, FL
  • 2016/May 21, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Pointe Vedra Beach, FL “Year of Mercy”
  • 2016/April 19-Diocese of Camden, Diocesan Workshop
  • 2016/Jan. 19-Diocese of Reno, Priests’ Convocation
  • 2016/Jan.14-Archdiocese of San Francisco Priests’ Convocation
  • 2015/Dec. 12-St. Thomas More Parish, Lynnwood, WA, Leadership Workshop
  • 2015/Dec. 3, Diocese of San Jose, Deanery 3
  • 2015/Nov.6-Faith Formation Conference, Santa Clara, CA (Workshop)
  • 2015/Oct.10-Orange Diocesan Ministries Celebration (Keynote)
  • 2015/Sept.19-Diocese of San Diego, Church Ministers Conference (Workshop)
  • 2015/Sept.17, Diocese of San Jose, Deanery 7
  • 2015-May 11-13, Diocese of San Jose, CA, Clergy Study Days
  • 2015/May 1-Archdiocese of Seattle LEM Celebration (Keynote)
  • 2015/April-Diocese of Spokane, Spring Diocesan Assembly (Keynote)
  • 2015/March 16, St. Gregory Parish, San Mateo, CA
  • 2015/March-LA Congress (2 Workshops)
  • 2015/March-Christ Cathedral Docents
  • 2015/March-Chrism Day of Recollection for Clergy, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, MT
  • 2015/February-Mid-Atlantic Congress, Baltimore (Workshop)
  • 2015/January-SW Liturgical Conference, Amarillo (Plenary)
  • 2014/November-Faith Formation Conference Santa Clara, CA (2 workshops)
  • 2014-November-Priests Convocation, Diocese of San Jose (Keynote)
  • 2014-9/8-Archdiocese of San Francisco Catechist Day (Keynote)
  • Diocese of Rockville Centre              Catechetical Congress (Keynote)
  • Diocese of Rochester, NY Ministerium Day for Clergy & Lay Leaders 
  • NY State Conference for Catechetical Staffs
  • Diocese of Lubbock-50th Anniversary Homily
  • Diocese of Amarillo Clergy Day & Parish Leadership Day
  • Diocese of Albany – Parish Leadership Day
  • CACE-Chief Administrators of Catholic Education 
  • Diocese of Green Bay Clergy Day & Parish Leadership Day 
  • Diocese of Saginaw – Clergy Day


  • 2023, Consultant, University Religious Conference at UCLA
  • 2021-2024, Consultant, Synod Commission, Diocese of San Diego
  • 2021, May-December, Planning Facilitation, St. Bart’s Parish, San Mateo
  • 2021, Leadership Roundtable 360, Diocese of St. Augustine
  • 2021, Leadership Roundtable 360, Diocese of Joliet
  • 2020, June, San Jose, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph- Facilitation on Reimagining Faith Formation 
  • 2020, San Diego, Diocesan Young Adult Synod Implementation- Coordinator (January – June)
  • 2019, San Diego, Diocesan Young Adult Synod – Coordinator (May-October)
  • 2017-2018, San Diego Synod Implementation
  • 2016/San Diego Diocesan Synod, On Embracing the Joy of Love – Consultant and Facilitator (May-October)
  • 2016/St. Anne Parish, San Francisco, consultant to Pastoral Council for survey of parishioners and outcomes.
  • 2016/St. Charles Parish, San Carlos, CA – Parish Mission Assessment with parish leadership groups.
  • 2015-2016/St. Pius Parish, Redwood City, CA Pastoral Planning with the Reid Group and implementation oversight
  • 2015/Sacred Heart Parish, Bellevue, WA – Strategic Planning with Reid Group
  • 2014-Present/Diocese of San Jose – Office of Evangelization, Consultant
  • 2014/Western Dominican Province – Facilitation and Pre-Chapter planning
  • 2012-2014/Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore – strategic planning for outreach and mission
  • Catholic Church Extension, USCCB Home Missions and Black and Indian Mission Offices – consultation and facilitation
  • 2010/Archdiocese of Baltimore – Process of re-organization and formation of a new Department of Evangelization
  • Christ the Light Cathedral, Diocese of Oakland – organizational consultation among 5 institutions on one sight
  • Catechetical Office, Archdiocese of New York –  future directions and organizational review
  • The Franciscans, Holy Name Province, NYC – Evangelization Commission future directions
  • The Paulists, New York City – review of community commitments and future commitmentsC