Catholic Women’s Conference 2020

  • 8:00 AM
  • Church of St. Peter, 930 31st Ave N, St. Cloud, MN 56303
  • 320-252-4721

The Body of Christ: Together as One in the Eucharist

As we are sent forth after receiving the Body of Christ in the Eucharist, we are called to go into the world and be Christ’s presence, Christ’s Body for others.  Whether we are with our family, our co-workers, our friends, our neighbors, or anyone else we encounter throughout our day, we become the hands, feet, and voice of Christ.  What a magnificent grace, and what a magnificent challenge! But we are not alone in this call. We have the Holy Spirit, the Eucharist, and each other.
Please join us as hundreds of women gather from central Minnesota to celebrate, pray, and receive inspiration in order to live this incredible call to be a member of the Body of Christ.

 

The day begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter in St. Cloud and concludes with Mass at 5:00 p.m. with Bishop Kettler also at the Church of St. Peter.


Date

Saturday, September, 19, 2020

Schedule

8:00 – Check in, coffee (optional daily Mass)
8:40 – Welcome, Opening prayer
8:45 – Keynote Sarah Swafford
9:45 – Break
10:00 – Workshop Sessions
10:45 – Divine Mercy Chaplet in song, led by His Own
11:15 – Lunch 1 (Rosary/Confessions afterward)
12:00 – Lunch 2 (Rosary/Confessions beforehand)
12:45 – Priest Panel
1:30 – Break
1:45 – Keynote by His Own (His Own to transition into Adoration)
2:30 – Adoration
3:00 – Wine and cheese reception
3:45 – Keynote Sarah Swafford
4:45 – Break
5:00 – Mass with Bishop Kettler

Fee

$35 per person
$45 per person beginning September 11, 2020

Keynote Speakers

Sarah Swafford

Sarah Swafford is the founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries. She speaks to people of all ages on a variety of topics such as: Emotional Virtue, Dating and Relationships, Modesty of Intentions, and Interior Confidence. She is a graduate of Benedictine College and has been involved in ministry for over ten years. For three of those years, Sarah worked as a Residence Hall Director at Benedictine College, taking care of a dorm with 142 freshmen women. That amazing experience gave her a front row seat into the hearts of women and men transitioning from high school to college, giving her a deeper look into some of the struggles facing teens and young adults today.

Sarah shares her message at school assemblies, retreats, rallies, and conferences across the country and is the author of Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships. She has appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock, EWTN Live, is co-host of the show, “At the Heart of Relationships,” and has been featured in the National Catholic Register. She is a contributor to Chosen, Ascension Press’ confirmation program and YDisciple’s True Beauty; she has also contributed videos for Women Made New. Sarah is a proud team member of Chastity Project and speaks at Steubenville Youth Conferences around the United States and in Canada.

Sarah also works on Special Projects for Catholic Identity at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where she resides with her wonderful husband, Dr. Andrew Swafford, and their children: Thomas, Fulton, Cate, and Kolbe.

 

HIS OWN

His Own was formed by three friends who wanted to combine their love for Jesus, passion for music and desire to proclaim the joy of the feminine heart. In a world where women are exploited, misused, and misguided, we desire that our music and ministry will inspire women to come before the Lord as they are, to encounter His unique love for them, and to be reminded of the eternal measure of their feminine dignity and worth.

These two members will be joining us:

Maria Spears
Maria was born in Kentucky and began singing, playing piano and writing music by the age of six. In college she led worship for venues such as Steubenville conferences and World Youth Days, and traveled internationally playing a variety of genres including jazz, classical, country and classic rock. Maria has always been passionate about health and wellness, and when she discovered the teachings of Saint John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body, she became ever more passionate about sharing the dignity, worth and beauty of the human person.

Christine Simpson
Christine is proud to be one of the few native Nashvillians and the fourth of ten children. After college, she began singing at faith rallies, Youth 2000s, Ignite Your Torch and Glory Nights in Nashville, but felt a call to do a ministry where women would be uplifted, inspired and affirmed in their femininity. Through understanding the gift that we are as women, she felt like she has found a joy to living—and longs to share it!

 

Workshops

Coming Soon!