The Feminine Genius: Every Woman’s Gift

 

Please save the date for our next Catholic Women’s Conference – April 11, 2015 at the downtown Sheraton!

 

Thank you to all the 2013 conference attendees!

What a great conference!  Over 800 in attendance and we are so thankful.  Watch for photos of the event posted soon.  The talks will be available for order by the end of the week so check back frequently.

Order copies of the conference talks - http://www.catholicseminars.com/philadelphiacatholicwomensconference.aspx

Pictures

Click on the below links to view photos from the conference.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.252105091620469.1073741842.137526629744983&type=1

Catholic Philly article about the conference - http://catholicphilly.com/2013/12/photo-features/womens-conference-photo-gallery/

Archbishop Chaput’s Column – The Feminine Genius: A Conference that shouldn’t be missed
 http://catholicphilly.com/2013/11/think-tank/weekly-message-from-archbishop-chaput/the-feminine-genius-a-conference-that-shouldnt-be-missed/

Details of the day 

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday at the first Catholic Women’s Conference: The Feminine Genius: Every Woman’s Gift! We have been praying so much for all of you and continue to entrust this conference to Our Lady, whose feast we will celebrate on Monday.

We are officially sold out for the event! As you prepare to join over 800 other women and teens this weekend, the below details will assist you. May God bless you in your travels this Saturday.

With gratitude,
The Steering Committee

Registration
If you are receiving this email you are an officially registered participant. There are no “tickets” for this event. Rather, we will have nametags and bags for all names registered, confirming your registration and meals. (Note: A continental breakfast and lunch are included in your registration.) Please note and share with others that there will be no “day of” registration, as this event is officially sold-out.

For your reference, we will be putting all individual registrations alphabetically at the registration tables. There will be a separate registration table for groups, and all nametags and bags will be lumped together under the name of the group leader. If you’re coming with a group, you just need to send one person to the group registration table to pick up the nametags and bags for your group.

Conference volunteers will be wearing orange scarves, so look for us if you need assistance throughout the day.

Location: Broad St. Entrance
The Philadelphia Convention Center is located at 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. This is a very large multi-block long facility. Please use the BROAD STREET entrance. The door is located on Broad St. directly between Arch St. and Race St.
A map of the PCC can be found here: http://goo.gl/maps/Ukga2
The Philadelphia Convention Center Website is here: http://www.paconvention.com/attendees/Pages/default.aspx

Parking
We have a special discount coupon for parking at Convention Center Parking nearest to the Broad Street entrance. Just click here to print:
http://endowgroups.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Archdiocese-of-Philadelphia-Discount.pdf
You can find parking information here: http://www.conventioncenterparking.com/

Conference Schedule
7:45am: Early registration
8:30 a.m.: Mass with Archbishop Chaput
9:30 a.m.: Registration, Continental Breakfast, Christmas Market
10:05 a.m.: Welcome
10:15 a.m.: General Session with Keynote Presenters
11:15 a.m.: Break
11:35 a.m.: Breakout Sessions (with three concurrent sessions from which to choose)
12:20 p.m.: Lunch and Christmas Market
1:20 p.m.: General Session with Keynote Presenters
2:20 p.m.: Break
2:40 p.m.: Breakout Sessions (with three concurrent sessions from which to choose)
3:30 p.m.: Break (return to main room)
3:45 p.m.: Closing and Sending Forth
4:00 p.m.: Conclusion and open Christmas Market

What to Bring
Cash for the Christmas market (although some vendors may accept credit cards).
A bottle of water
Parking coupon

What to Wear
The day will begin with Mass, so we recommend conference casual attire. Comfortable shoes are suggested, as the convention center is a large venue.

Handicap Accessibility
The Broad Street entrance is handicap accessible, and there will be guards at that door available to help should assistance be needed.

 

You’re Invited!

We invite all women – married, single, and consecrated – to join us for the first Archdiocesan Catholic Women’s Conference in Philadelphia.  The day will begin with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Chaput, who affirms the significance of this gathering:  “The Catholic Women’s Conference opens a door to the most beautiful kind of renewal, the kind that comes from an authentic feminine leadership in the family, in the community, in business, in education, and in public life.  I wholeheartedly support this event.”  

Throughout the day, various speakers will address the Catholic perspectives on current news and issues affecting women – and how we, as women of faith, can respond with an authentic feminine presence to transform every aspect of life and society. We will have two simultaneous tracks; one for adults and one for high school girls, both with Mass, speakers, breakout sessions, and opportunities for confession.  During lunch we will offer a special Christmas Market with various local boutique vendors for some fun shopping.  Leaving this event, you will be renewed in your unique dignity and mission as a Catholic woman and better equipped to face the challenges of our culture.

This event is the initiative of Catholic women from various parishes in Philadelphia, hosted by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Endow.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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