Join women of all ages and walks of life for a “faith lift” at our 2018 Catholic Women’s Conference. This day retreat will allow women to gather together to be renewed in their faith and to grow in fellowship with one another. Women will have the opportunity to attend Mass with Bishop Kettler and listen to our dynamic speaker, Janet E. Smith, Ph.D.
The day begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Anthony in St. Cloud and concludes with Mass at 4:30 p.m. with Bishop Kettler also at the Church of St. Anthony.
“At this moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women imbued with a spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling.”
– Closing Message “To Women” of the Second Vatican Council
Janet E. Smith, Ph.D. is a speaker, consultor, author and editor. Professor Smith serves as a consultor to the Pontifical Council on the Family and serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity as a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission.
Smith is known in Catholic circles as an expert on Humanae Vitae and on Pope John Paul II’s teaching on marriage and family life (“Theology of the Body”). She is a popular public speaker about Catholic teaching on sexuality and on bioethics.
9:30 a.m. Doors open for registration and refreshments
10:00 a.m. Opening Prayer and Welcome
10:15 a.m. Janet E. Smith, Ph.D. – Why is Sex so Complicated?
11:30 a.m. Lunch/Vendors/Activities/Confession
1:00 p.m. Rosary
1:30 p.m. Janet E. Smith, Ph.D. – Hormones R Us
2:45 p.m. Q & A/Door Prizes/Closing
3:00 p.m. Confession
4:30 p.m. Mass with Bishop Kettler at the Church of St. Anthony
Cost $30 per person
$25 per person (with student ID)
$25 per person (groups of 5 or more)