In our June 2018 newsletter, we played “Guess the Logo.” If you guessed the Archdiocesan Women’s Conference, you were correct! Read on to learn more about what attendees can expect at our 2018 Conference.
The inaugural year for any event is exciting, but the second year of the Archdiocesan Women’s Conference will be even more so, as we ride the wave of enthusiasm and joy of over 300 attendees - of all ages and stages - into a new tradition.
This year, we are fortunate to have Kerry A. Robinson serving as our keynote speaker. Her address, entitled “Women and the Church: Leadership, Fidelity, and Being the Church We Want To See,” is a celebration of the contributions, leadership and gifts of women, as well as a discussion of ways we can elevate the role of women in the Church for the sake of the Church’s mission, vitality, and effectiveness. Kerry’s track record of engagement with and service to our Church, especially in the Archdiocese of Hartford, will inspire all present.
As ever, attendees can count on vibrant workshops which will cover a variety of topics across generations, from The Power of Being Present in A Woman’s Multi-Tasking World to Celebrating the Sacred in Everyday Moments and Ordinary Lives and God’s Creation Is Your Creation. There is something for everyone at the Women’s Conference (including a bilingual option!).
Additionally, we are pleased to be offering spiritual breakouts in addition to the workshops this year. Why? Because we know that the women of the Archdiocese are craving the spiritual nourishment which we uphold as a tenet of this Conference, and so we are committed to offering intentional time for participants to be fed in that way. Praying in Color, SoulCore Rosary, Visio Divina, Spiritual Collage, and time in our Eucharistic Adoration and Confession spaces will give participants a chance to be spiritually recharged in new ways.
Throughout the day, our vendor hall will be abuzz with great offerings, and our tote bags will be stocked with fun giveaways. The day will end with a Vigil Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Peter A. Rosazza, with musical accompaniment by the Music Ministry of the parish of Saint Joseph in Bristol.
Beyond the dynamic speakers and bags full of freebies… after the Confession lines emptied and the Vigil Mass ended…. Participants raved about our inaugural year for its sense of offering “a day away,” and time in community with other women of faith carrying the same joys, struggles, and hopes. As women are so often the bearers of faith in their families and communities, it is of paramount importance that they be replenished and renewed.
This year, we anticipate nearly 400 women participating in a day of inspiration, spiritual nourishment, and sisterhood. Won’t you join us?
More information about the Archdiocesan Women’s Conference can be found on its page of our website. Register now to take advantage of “early bird” pricing!