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Watch Party for Annual Women’s Conference This Weekend

Diocese of Harrisburg Women’s Conference – Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg


The Annual Catholic Women’s Conference is Virtual This Year!

With social distancing and other healthy practices in place,

SKD has opened our doors for a virtual watch party

 

All women of the parish are invited.

 

We will live stream the event in the Reverend James R. O’Brien Educational Center


Doors Open at 7:30 am

Come enjoy a light breakfast (breakfast bar, fruit and water)

Opening Session begins at 8:30 am

Diocesan Women's Conference Saturday October 17th


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. – Online platform opens, Acknowledgements, and Praise & Worship from the Caelorum band

(Music provided by the Caelorum band. Mary-Kate, Peter, and Mary-Grace are members of Seasons- an award-winning Celtic folk group. Their music has been featured on national and international radio and television, including EWTN. Seasons’ six albums have received international recognition, and both Mary-Grace and Mary-Kate have competed, and won, on their instruments in the Mid-Atlantic Irish music competition, and have continued on to compete in Ireland. Peter Winter Lee and his wife Sara Willard Lee have been instrumental in leading a monthly Caelorum Holy Hour at St. Joan of Arc Parish, including a virtual holy hour during the pandemic. ) 

9:00 a.m. – “Tasting the Love of God: Finding Healing and Joy at The Catholic Table” – Keynote Address from Emily Stimpson Chapman, Part I

(Chapman explores how food reveals God’s love to us and how seeing the world with

Catholic eyes can change the way we see ourselves and live our lives.)

9:25 a.m. – Break with Praise & Worship from the Caelorum band

9:35 a.m. – “Tasting the Love of God: Finding Healing and Joy at The Catholic Table” – Keynote Address from Emily Stimpson Chapman, Part II

(Chapman unpacks what our daily bread can teach us about the heavenly bread of

Eucharist, and how a Eucharistic faith can help heal our deepest wounds.)

10:00 a.m. – Break with Praise & Worship from the Caelorum band

10:05 a.m. – “The Genuineness of Your Faith: Thoughts from I Peter” – Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg

(The First Letter of St. Peter delivers a message of encouragement for Christians who live in

times that test faith. This short and little-known letter provides us with a sure defense and timeless

wisdom to meet the challenges that confront us today.)

10:35 a.m. – Break with Praise & Worship from the Caelorum band

10:40 a.m. – “Marian Typology: Old and New Biblical Beauties and Fierce Feminine Geniuses” – Megan Murphy

(The Church Fathers, Pope St. Paul the VI, and Pope St. John Paul the Great all spoke of Eve from the book of

Genesis, as a figure of her who is to come: Mary the Mother of God, “the Second” or “the New Eve.” However, Eve

does not stand alone in this Marian typology. Other women from the Old Testament also serve to prefigure Mary

from the New Testament. A brief exegesis on three fierce feminine geniuses from the Old Testament, namely, Judith,

Esther, and the woman from 2 Maccabees 7, unpacks a prefigurement of Mary, a type of her who is to come: our

intercessor, our advocate, our Queen, Mother of Sorrows, and Our Lady of Victory.)

11:10 a.m. – Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament w/ Praise & Worship from the Caelorum band

11:40 a.m. – Break With Praise & Worship from the Caelorum band

11:45 a.m. – “When God Seems Silent: Making Sense of Unanswered Prayers” – Emily Stimpson Chapman

(Chapman reflects on how God communicates with us, the saints’ wisdom on unanswered

prayers, and her own experience of following God through His seeming silence.)

12:15 p.m. – Farewell

 


Registration is just $10

 

Diocese of Harrisburg Women’s Conference


 

Saint Katharine Drexel