Please 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
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.