6th Annual Columbus Catholic Women's Conference

2012_CCWC_Logo.1730b192c2227Please join us for the 6th Annual Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference,
“My Heart, the Holy Spirit’s Home; Celebrating the Year of Faith” on February 23, 2013, at the Ohio State Expo Center Lausche Building, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH, 43211 from 8 am to 4 pm.  Last year over 1700 Catholic women gathered together to pray, reflect and be inspired.  This year’s speakers include:

Fr. Leo Patalinghug, a priest, author, and host of EWTN’s cooking show, Savoring Our Faith, and winner of the steak fajita Throwdown! with Bobby Flay on Food Network.  He is the author of author of Grace Before Meals, and Spicing Up Married Life.   Fr. Leo shares his firm beliefs about the importance of meal-time discussions and growing family faith.

Suzanne Fowler
, a mother of seven, author and founder of Light Weigh & Light Weigh One King Bible Study Weight-loss programs and author of Building the Family Cookbook, a Saints Feast Day cookbook. Suzanne teaches how to draw closer to God & grow in spiritual & physical well-being.

 Sr. Mary Jacinta OP, Sr. Joseph Maria, OP, Sr. Catherine Marie,OP, & Sr. Mary Michael, OP, Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, speaking on The Dignity of Women, on Marriage, on Motherhood & on Mary.

Cost is 30.00 per person; student rate 15.00; Religious sisters free.

Schedule of the day (subject to change):

8-9:15 Mass with Bishop Fredrick Campbell

9:15-9:30 Opening remarks

9:30-10:00 breakfast, vendors open

10:00-11:00 Fr. Leo Patalinghug

11:00-11:15 Confession talk by Fr. Stash Dailey

11:15-12:00 Confessions, vendors open

12:00-1:00 Suzanne Fowler

1:00-2:30 Lunch and confessions

2:30-3:30 Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

3:30 Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Visit us at www.columbuscatholicwomen.com for more info!

Register By Clicking Here

New This Year – Retreat for Girls ages 10-17 during the CCWC!!

The Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference is proud to announce a new opportunity this year for girls ages 10-17 during the 2013 CCWC.  The Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother will be coming from Jacksonville, Florida and offering a retreat for girls in the Rhodes building which is adjacent to the Lausche building during the hours of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference.  Cost is 30.00 and includes breakfast, lunch and all retreat materials.  The retreat topic will follow the theme topic of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference “My Heart: The Holy Spirit’s Home Celebrating the Year of Faith”

Check in with your daughter during regular conference registration time between 7:00 am – 8:00 am.   The girls will sit together for mass and then be escorted to the Rhodes building for a day of prayer, talks and activities.  The girls will join us for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and be dismissed from the Rhodes building at 4:00 pm.

One of the primary goals of the Servant Sisters is to bring the youth closer to Christ.  As stated on their website they do this by “bringing them in contact with the Eucharist and with the Virgin Mary. We form ourselves in the difficult art of spiritual direction to help them to discern what it is that God wants from each one of them.”

Registration is very limited for this event and we anticipate it selling out quickly, so we strongly encourage you to register ASAP.  Additional chaperones and security will be present in the Rhodes building.

Be sure to check out the Home of the Mother Youth Zone and share it with your youth!

Register for Home of the Mother Girls Retreat Here
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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Lisa, I would love to attend, but I will be on a retreat at Mt. St. Mary’s, Emmitsburg the previous week with our youth group. I don’t think my husband would like me leaving him with all the children again, as well as the teenagers. I wanted to let you know, though, how excited I am for you and the women who will be in attendence. Fr. Leo is a hoot but equally profound. And the Sisters are beautiful and always filled with the wisdom that comes from study and contemplation. God bless your conference.
    Maybe next year you can hold it all The Mount! I would definately be there.

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