Friday, October 18
4:30 – 7:00 pm Registration and Exhibits Open
7:00 pm Welcome & Opening Prayer
7:15 pm Keynote: Bishop Frank Caggiano "Keeping the Faith by Daring to be Different"
Saturday, October 19
7:30 am – 2:30 pm Registration and Exhibits Open
8:45 am Opening Prayer
9:00 am Keynote: Sr. Miriam James Heidland "Your Encounter with Jesus Changes the World"
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Workshops
11:40 am Lunch
12:50 pm Washington State Bishops "Panel Discussion"
2:00 pm Break with Refreshments
2:30 pm Workshops
3:40 pm Break
4:00 pm Keynote: Sr. Norma Pimentel "Whoever Welcomes a Child in My Name Welcomes Me"
5:00 pm Break
5:15 pm Mass
You may choose one workshop from the following during each time slot.
- Praying as a Family (Orar en familia)
Learn to remove common obstacles, deepen the love in your marriage, and draw your family together through prayer. Workshops led by Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel and Sr. Mary Johanna Mellody (en Espanol).
- Answering the 'Why': Helping People Embrace Respect for Human Life
Discover easy to follow strategies that will bring reason and respect to discussions on life issues. Workshop led by Camille Pauley, .
- Implementing Laudato Si’ in Your Community
Take action to reduce your parish’s carbon footprint and influence community leaders. Workshop led by Dan Misleh.
- Building Parish Partnerships to Serve Life & Justice
Be inspired by parish ministries across Washington that provide unconditional support to mothers, fathers, and their children. Learn how to implement and sustain this life-nurturing ministry in your own parish. Workshop led by the PREPARES team.
- Open Wide Our Hearts: Confronting the Sin of Racism
Go to the heart of the matter with an overview of the USCCB pastoral letter, “Open Wide Our Hearts.” Unpack the many parish faith formation resources to spread the call to discipleship and celebrate the dignity of each person. Workshop led by Danielle M. Brown.
- Mental Illness: Parishes Helping Families Find Hope
Get past the stigma. Learn the facts on mental illness, discover resources that can save lives, and develop an effective ministry at your parish. Workshop led by Trez Buckland & Nancy Granger.
Questions? Contact WSCC