COURAGE & ENCOURAGE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
BENEDICTINE COLLEGE – ATCHISON, KS
July 15 – 18, 2021
IN-PERSON & ONLINE THIS YEAR!
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CONFERENCE PRESENTERS


SAINT JOSEPH: MODEL OF COURAGEOUS LOVE

This year our conference will be presented through the lens of St. Joseph, model of courageous love. His complete surrender to the will of God shows us the sole path to holiness. As the spouse of the Mother of God and Chaste Guardian of the Virgin, he models self-sacrificial love. As Head of the Holy Family and Foster Father of Jesus, he shows us not only how to love as a parent, but also how to be loved as a child of God.


Prayer to Saint Joseph

O Glorious Saint Joseph

O glorious St. Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin,
obtain for me a pure, humble, and charitable mind,
and perfect resignation to the Divine Will.

Be my guide, father, and model through life
that I may merit to die as you did
in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Amen.

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT

We kindly invite you to support our apostolate with your prayers by joining us in this spiritual bouquet that will be offered during the closing Mass at the end of the conference.

Please add your prayers to the bouquet at this link.


REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Para información en español, haga clic aquí

This year, our conference is being offered both IN-PERSON and ONLINE. The registration button above is for either type of registration. See below for pricing.

Information on travelling to Kansas can be found here.


PRICING

IN-PERSON ATTENDEES

FULL CONFERENCE:$375.00 per person
Includes overnight accommodations (3 nights) and all meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.

COMMUTER PRICES (including meals):

Thursday: $65.00

Friday: $100.00

Saturday: $110.00

Sunday: $40.00

CLERGY TRACK (for clergy only):NO CHARGE
Special program on Wednesday, July 14 – click here to see schedule. Includes lunch. Free-will offerings gratefully accepted. Lodging may be arranged at the participant’s expense. See registration form for clergy track accommodation options plus full conference rates. 


ONLINE ATTENDEES

FULL CONFERENCE:$35.00
Fixed rate includes virtual attendance at full conference for registrant and his/her household.

Registrants must be 18 or older.

PLEASE NOTE: The Clergy Day on Wednesday, July 14th will NOT be offered on Zoom; it is only available for in-person clergy registrants.

IMPORTANT: All Zoom registrants will receive an email at the end of the day on Friday, July 2nd with a link to complete the Zoom conference registration process in the Zoom platform. If you do not complete this step of the process, you will not receive your confirmation emails and links to participate in the webinar or breakout meetings. Please keep track of your Zoom invites as we will be unable to issue new ones during the conference itself.

We encourage attendees to familiarize themselves with the Zoom webinar platform by reading Zoom Basics for Webinar Attendees.


Questions about registration? Please contact us here.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Click here for a PDF of the general conference schedule, July 15-18.
Click here for a PDF of the Clergy Track schedule on July 14 (not shown below).

*Times are listed as Central Daylight Time.

The main conference talks on the schedule below will be simultaneously interpreted into Spanish for Zoom Spanish attendees.
Click here for Zoom Spanish registration and to see the full Spanish schedule, including offerings exclusively for Spanish speakers.

Thursday – July 15, 2021

TIME*

ACTIVITY

SPEAKER/CELEBRANT

2:00 – 5:30 pmRegistration
5:00 – 6:00 pmWelcome for First-Time AttendeesCourage Staff
6:00 – 7:00 pmCelebration of MassArchbishop Joseph F. Naumann, D.D., Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas
7:00 – 8:00 pmDinner
8:00 – 9:30 pmConsecration to Jesus through St. JosephDr. Greg Bottaro
9:30 – 11:00 pmHealing Prayer Service
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) available
Various Priests

Friday – July 16, 2021

TIME*

ACTIVITY

SPEAKER/CELEBRANT

7:00 – 7:30 amMisa en EspañolBishop David Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, Oklahoma
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amWelcome: Comments on the State of the ApostolateFr. Philip G. Bochanski
9:30 – 10:45 amCelebration of MassBishop Carl Kemme, Bishop of Wichita, Kansas
11:00 am – 12:00 pmSt. Joseph: Most Chaste SpouseFr. Colin Blatchford
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch
1:30 – 2:45 pmSt. Joseph: Pillar of Families
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St. Joseph: Most Courageous (EnCourage Parents of Children with Gender Identity Discordance)
Dr. Greg Bottaro
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Mary Rice Hasson, JD
3:15 – 4:45 pmCourage and EnCourage Meetings:
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Courage Men
Courage Women
EnCourage Mothers of SSA Children
EnCourage Fathers of SSA Children
EnCourage Spouses
EnCourage Parents of Children with Gender Identity Discordance
Moderators:
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Various
Yvonne M. (Courage member) & Fr. Salzillo, O.P.
Fr. Nathan Reesman
Fr. Philip G. Bochanski
Fr. Colin Blatchford
Fr. Kyle Schnippel
5:00 – 6:00 pmFree Time
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Meeting for Chaplains and Group Leaders
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Fr. Philip G. Bochanski, Fr. Kyle Schnippel, and Courage Office team
6:00 – 7:00 pmDinner
7:30 – 8:45 pmSt. Joseph: Husband of Mary & Virginal Father of JesusFr. Ricardo Piñeda, CPM
9:30 pm – 6:45 amEucharistic Adoration
(throughout the night, opening with Rosary)

Saturday – July 17, 2021

TIME*

ACTIVITY

SPEAKER/CELEBRANT

6:45 amBenediction
7:00 – 7:30 amMisa en EspañolTBD
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
9:30 – 10:30 amCelebration of MassBishop John LeVoir, Bishop Emeritus of New Ulm, Minnesota
11:00 am – 12:00 pmSt. Joseph the Worker: Model of Masculine Virtue
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St. Joseph: Solace of the Grieved (EnCourage Parents of Children with Gender Identity Discordance)
Fr. Ricardo Piñeda, CPM
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Dr. Christopher Gross
12:30 – 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 – 3:00 pmMaster of the Interior Life: The Seven Sorrows & Joys of St. Joseph
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St. Joseph: Mirror of Patience (EnCourage Parents of Children with Gender Identity Discordance)
Fr. Ricardo Piñeda, CPM
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Deacon Patrick Lappert, M.D
3:15 – 4:45 pmWorkshops:
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True Devotion to St. Joseph
St. Joseph: Head of the Holy Family (EnCourage Parents of Children with Gender Identity Discordance)
EnCourage Parents/Courage Men
EnCourage Parents/Courage Women
Chastity
Introduction to Sports Camp
Moderators:
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Fr. Ricardo Piñeda, CPM
Fr. Malachy Joseph Napier, CFR
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Fr. Colin Blatchford
Yvonne M. (Courage member)
Neill M. (Courage member)
Patrick S. (Courage member)
4:45 – 6:00 pmFree Time ~ optional Rosary at Mary’s Grotto
6:00 – 7:00 pmDinner
7:30 – 8:45 pmCourage and EnCourage Member TestimoniesGary H., Courage Woman, George & Sharon
9:15 – 11:00 pmSocial

Sunday – July 18, 2021

TIME*

ACTIVITY

SPEAKER/CELEBRANT

7:00 – 7:30 amMisa en EspañolTBD
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 – 10:15 amSt Joseph: Most Faithful and Most ObedientFr. Philip G. Bochanski
11:15 – 11:30 amMemorial for Deceased Courage Members and Chaplains
11:30 am – 12:30 pmCelebration of MassArchbishop Michael Byrnes, Archbishop of Agaña, Guam
12:30 pmLunch to go/Departures