COURAGE & ENCOURAGE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
THE CONFERENCE CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. MARY OF THE LAKE
MUNDELEIN, IL
July 25 – 28, 2024
ONLY IN-PERSON THIS YEAR
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CONFERENCE PRESENTERS


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“Prayers”

“Will include this ministry and the 2024 conference in my daily Mass intention each day starting May 11, 2024.”

“1 Memorare”

“Daily Rosary during the Conference. A fast leading up to the Conference”

“I will pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the Participants and the leaders of the conference. May God bless the holy work you are doing.”

“We will say 1 Sorrowful Decade each day of the conference “

“I will remember the conference in my daily Rosary. :)”

“Rosary”

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PRICING

Please note that the conference is only being offered in-person this year due to limited staff availability.

 

FULL CONFERENCE:$475.00 per person
Includes overnight accommodations (3 nights, double occupancy) and all meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.

COMMUTER PRICES (including meals):

 

Thursday: $60.00

Friday: $100.00

Saturday: $120.00

Sunday: $60.00

Full Conference: $300.00

Additional pricing options will be listed on the registration form, viewable when registration opens.

CLERGY TRACK (for clergy only):NO CHARGE

Special program on Wednesday, July 24. Includes lunch. Free-will offerings gratefully accepted. Lodging may be arranged at the participant’s expense. 


TRANSPORTATION

AIRPORT: The major airports near the USML Conference Center are O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Milwaukee International Airport (MKE). We recommend travelling into O’Hare as it’s closer to our venue than MKE.

TAXI: We recommend American Taxi or Uber/Lyft for travel between the airport and the conference centre.


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HEADER IMAGE ATTRIBUTION

Stained glass image of the Baptism of Our Lord from the loft of
Saint Leo Catholic Church in Columbus, Ohio.

Nheyob, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Click here for a PDF of the Clergy Track schedule on Wednesday, July 24 (not shown below)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

*Times are listed as Central Daylight Time

Thursday – July 25, 2024

TIME*

ACTIVITY

2:00 – 4:30 pm Registration
5:00 – 6:00 pm Celebration of Opening Mass – Bishop Mark J. Seitz, Diocese of El Paso
6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 pm Appreciating the Fatherhood of God – Fr. Kyle Schnippel, Interim Director
9:15 – 9:45 pm Welcome for First-Time Attendees
9:00 – 11:00 pm

Healing Prayer Service – Fr. Thomas Loya, Courage Chaplain, Diocese of Joliet

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) available

Friday – July 26, 2024

TIME*

ACTIVITY

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome: Comments on the State of the Apostolate
9:30 – 10:30 pm Going back to ‘SCHL’ – Retrieving the Sacramental, Catholic, Human, Liturgical Worldview – Fr. Thomas Loya, Courage Chaplain, Diocese of Joliet
11:00 – 11:45 pm Celebration of Mass – Bishop Peter J. Byrnes, Archdiocese of New York
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm Group Leader Meeting
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Optional Rosary Walk or Free Time
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Breakouts:

Behold the Amazing Gift (cf. 1Jn 3:1) – Fr. Stephen Boyle, O.Praem
The Spiritual Fruitfulness of Living as Daughters of God – Sr. Mary Faustina, SsEW

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Courage and EnCourage Meetings:

Courage Men
Courage Women
EnCourage Mothers
EnCourage Fathers
EnCourage Spouses

6:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm EnCourage Testimony – Peggy C.
9:00 pm – 6:45 am All Night Eucharistic Adoration (opening with Rosary)

Saturday – July 27, 2024

TIME*

ACTIVITY

6:45 am Benediction
7:30 – 8:00 am Misa en Español
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 am TBD – Fr. Tad Pacholcyzk, Senior Ethicist, The National Catholic Bioethics Center
11:00 – 11:45 am Celebration of Mass
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakouts:

The Universal Call to Holiness: Jesus Meets the Woman at the Well – Heather Voccola
Spiritual Fatherhood – Paul Darrow

3:15 – 4:45 pm

Joint Courage & EnCourage Meetings:

EnCourage Parents with Courage Men
EnCourage Parents with Courage Women
EnCourage Parents of Children with Gender Dysphoria

5:00 – 6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 – 8:00 pm Courage Testimonies – Jeron S., Petra
8:00 – 10:00 pm Social

Sunday – July 28, 2024

TIME*

ACTIVITY

7:30 – 8:00 am Misa en Español
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 am Liturgy and Belief – Fr. Paul Check, Executive Director of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
10:50 – 11:00 am Memorial for Deceased Courage Members and Chaplains
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Celebration of Closing Mass – Bishop Hicks, Diocese of Joliet
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch to Go/Departures