COURAGE & ENCOURAGE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT MARY OF THE LAKE
MUNDELEIN, ILLINOIS
July 28 – 31, 2022
IN-PERSON & ONLINE THIS YEAR!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW CONFERENCE FLYER

CONFERENCE PRESENTERS


This year we will focus on developing our interior life, especially as prescribed through the shared goal of Courage and EnCourage members:

To dedicate our entire lives to Christ through service to others, spiritual reading, prayer, meditation, individual spiritual direction, frequent attendance at Mass, and the frequent reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.


Be at peace.

Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
rather look to them with full hope as they arise.

God, whose very own you are, will deliver you from out of them.

He has kept you hitherto, and He will lead you safely through all things;
and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in his arms.

Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you then and every day.

He will either shield you from suffering,
or give you unfailing strength to bear it.

Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT

We kindly invite you to support our apostolate and this conference with your prayers by participating in this spiritual bouquet. Let us know what you will be offering in prayer or sacrifice for the fruit of this conference by using this form.

Please add your prayers to the bouquet at this link.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Spanish registration will open on Tuesday, May 31st
(link will be posted here)

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 Illinois can be found here.


PRICING

IN-PERSON ATTENDEES

FULL CONFERENCE:$450.00 per person
Includes overnight accommodations (3 nights) and all meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.

COMMUTER PRICES (including meals):

 

Thursday: $80.00

Friday: $120.00

Saturday: $140.00

Sunday: $60.00

CLERGY TRACK (for clergy only):NO CHARGE

Special program on Wednesday, July 27 – 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:$50.00
Fixed rate includes virtual attendance for registrant and his/her household at keynote and plenary sessions, as well as daily Masses. Please note that small group meetings and workshops will not be offered online.

Registrants must be 18 or older.

PLEASE NOTE: The Clergy Day on Wednesday, July 27th 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 Thursday, July 21st with important information you’ll need to join us online.

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 Clergy Track schedule on July 27 (not shown below).

*Times are listed as Central Daylight Time.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

The link for Zoom Spanish registration and the full Spanish schedule, including offerings exclusively for Spanish speakers, will be posted on May 31st.

Thursday – July 28, 2022

TIME*

ACTIVITY

SPEAKER/CELEBRANT

2:00 – 4:30 pmRegistration
5:00 – 6:00 pmCelebration of MassTBD
6:00 – 7:00 pmDinner
7:30 – 9:00 pmThe Doctor of Love: On the Spiritual LifeRev. Canon Matthew Talarico, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
9:00 – 9:45 pmWelcome for First-Time AttendeesCourage Staff
9:00 – 10:30 pmHealing Prayer Service
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) available
Fr. James Livingston, Diocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN

Friday – July 29, 2022

TIME*

ACTIVITY

SPEAKER/CELEBRANT

7:00 – 7:30 amMisa en EspañolTBD
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amWelcome: Comments on the State of the ApostolateFr. Philip G. Bochanski, Executive Director, Courage International
9:30 am – 10:30 amWhy I Hate ForgivenessDr. Timothy Lock, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
11:00 am – 11:45 amCelebration of MassTBD
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch
1:15 – 2:00 pmThe Three R’s and Continual ConversionFr. Sean Kilcawley, Director of the Office of Family Life, Diocese of Lincoln
2:15 – 3:00 pmMeditation & Lectio DivinaFr. Colin Blatchford, Associate Director, Courage International
3:15 – 4:45 pmCourage & EnCourage Meetings:
text
Courage Men
Courage Women
EnCourage Mothers
EnCourage Fathers
EnCourage Spouses
Moderators:
text
Various
Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo, OP
TBD
Fr. Philip G. Bochanski
Fr. Colin Blatchford
5:00 – 6:00 pmDinner
6:00 – 7:00 pmBlessed are You: Seeing as Jesus SeesSr. Bethany Madonna, SV, Sisters of Life and local superior in Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm – 6:45 amEucharistic Adoration
Throughout the night, Opening with Rosary

Saturday – July 30, 2022

TIME*

ACTIVITY

SPEAKER/CELEBRANT

6:45 amBenediction
7:00 – 7:30 amMisa en EspañolFr. Philip G. Bochanski, Executive Director, Courage International
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 – 10:30 amThe Food of Friendship: Eucharistic Love as the Remedy for Original SinFr. Nathan Reesman, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
11:00 – 11:45 amCelebration of MassCelebrant: TBD
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch
1:15 – 2:00 pmHow to Read Your Way to HeavenVicki Burbach, Author
2:15 – 3:00 pmAnatomy of the Interior LifeKathryn Lopez, Columnist
3:15 – 4:00 pmLiving Deeply in a Shallow WorldDeacon John Green & Carolyn Green, Diocese of Cleveland
4:15 – 5:30 pmWorkshops:
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EnCourage Parents/Courage Men
EnCourage Parents/Courage Women
Spouses Who Experience SSA
Introduction to Sports Camp and Volleyball Game
EnCourage Parents of Children with Gender Identity Discordance
Chastity
Moderators:
text
TBD
TBD
TBD
Patrick S
TBD
Neil M
5:00 pmGroup Leaders MeetingFr. Philip G. Bochanski, Executive Director, Courage International
5:30 – 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 – 7:00 pmDinner
7:30 – 8:45 pmCourage and EnCourage Member TestimoniesNeil M, Molly K, Peter & Lucy
9:15 – 11:00 pmSocial

Sunday – July 31, 2022

TIME*

ACTIVITY

SPEAKER/CELEBRANT

7:00 – 7:30 amMisa en EspañolTBD
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 – 10:15 am“Stay here and watch with me” (Mt 26:38) — Finding Jesus in GethsemaneFr. Philip G. Bochanski, Executive Director, Courage International
10:50 – 11:00 amMemorial for Deceased Courage Members and Chaplains
11:00 am – 11:45 amCelebration of MassTBD
12:00 pmLunch to Go/Departures