Dynamic Women of Faith Conference
SATURDAY MARCH 25, 2017
John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre
4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga, ON
REGISTRATION – 8:00 am
MASS – 9:00 AM
CONFERENCE – 10:00 AM
The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord
Opening mass celebrated by His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins
Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish, next to the John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre
John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre
4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1C3, Canada
Light Breakfast • Lunch • Free Parking
Regular price $60 + HST
THOMAS Cardinal Collins | Celebrant, Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord
His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will celebrate an Opening Mass at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish at 9:00am. The conference will begin immediately after Mass next door to the John Paul II Cultural Centre.
KEYNOTE US SPEAKER
BETSY ANDREU | Doing the Right Thing… at Great Personal Cost
Betsy Andreu was embroiled in a public confrontation with a powerful and world-famous professional athlete. Her husband’s career was cut short because of his refusal to be a part of the deceit. For over a decade Betsy and her family suffered tremendously. She prayed ceaselessly, turning to St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina and St. Therese of the Little Flower, praying that the truth would get out. Betsy is a stay-at-home mom, who has since become an internationally recognized voice in the global battle against doping. Betsy and her husband Frankie Andreu have been married for 20 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
DR . JOSEPHINE LOMBARDI | The Call to Holiness
Dr. Lombardi will walk us through the journey toward holiness. God is waiting for us to say “yes” to His desire to heal us and restore us. Mary’s “yes” to God’s plan for her life gives us courage to say “yes” to God’s plan for our lives. Jeremiah 29:1. She will tie in the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, using the children as an example. Dr. Lombardi is the Associate Professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology, Director of Lay Formation and Professor of Field Education at St. Augustine’s Seminary.
CHERYL THOMPSON | Marriage and Sanity? or Sanctity?
Given current statistics on divorce, many wonder if the sacrament of marriage still dispenses supernatural grace. Cheryl will show us how the example of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, can help women live out their marriage vocation with supernatural grace. Cheryl is a Catholic wife and mother. She holds a Bachelor of Theology degree. Cheryl works for the federal government and is a part-time proofreader for The Word Among Us Catholic magazine. She is Lay Director of the Ottawa Cursillo Movement and serves with the Core of the Nazareth Family Apostolate.
TANYA GRANIC ALLEN | Finding Your Catholic Voice
Catholic women today face a tsunami of deeply challenging issues. Whether at work, on social media, or at the kitchen table… we deal with issues our mothers and grandmothers never faced: gender confusion, same sex attraction, pornography, euthanasia, and many other challenges. With the pressure of work, parenting obligations, dealing with elderly parents, and running a home… how does a Catholic woman stay true to her faith? Tanya’s inspiring talk with help us find and strengthen our Catholic voice. Tanya is a Canadian writer, commentator and spokesperson. She is President of Parents as First Educators (PAFE).
PLUS … 3 GREAT MINI TALKS
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DEACON ROBERT & GABRIELLE SUTHERS | Holy Family Parish in Bolton
Rema Celio | St. Benedict Parish in Etobicoke