Columbus

 Catholic Women’s Conference

Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio

 

Save the date for the next Women’s Conference: February 19,2022

Conference Speakers

Sr. Tracey Dugas

 

Sister Tracey Dugas, Daughters of St. Paul, tells her story as a cajun nun form the deep south and how her vocations has brought her true joy in life. Sr. Tracey is currently stationed in New Orleans, LA, where she and the sisters run the Pauline Books & Media Centera center of faith and hope where people come to be close to Jesus in the Eucharistic Chapel as well as through books, music and videos. 

Lisa Brenninkmeyer

 

Raised as an evangelical Protestant, Lisa entered the Catholic Church in 1991. she has developed a curricula and led Bible studies in Europe, Mexico and the United States for women and children. Lisa holds a B.A. in psychology from St. Olaf College.

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

 

Fr. Dave Pivonka is a speaker, author, and president of Steubenville University who believes that God wants to bless his people with His grace and presence. 

In recent years, the priest has led Franciscan Pathways, an evangelistic initiative of his Francscan province, focused on conversion, spiritual formation, and the Holy Spirit in the lives of Catholics. In that role, he produced “The Wild Goose” video series on the Holy Spirit, as well as other documentaries and pastoral videos.

Janelle Foligno

 

Janelle Foligno, wife of Columbus Blue Jackets’ Captain Nick Foligno, is a mother of three, philanthropist and budding author. A former elementary teacher, Janelle has since enjoyed public speaking, especially to young women. She tells her story of faith through personal health struggles and those of her children. Her loyalty to God has strengthened over the years and remains the center of her family’s values.

Mass Celebrant

Bishop Robert J. Brennan

The Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan is our Mass Celebrant and the Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio. Our bishop as of March, 2019, he was previously auxillary bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.  Bishop Brennan’s strength lies in parish pastoral activity. Even while in Diocesan work, he has been afforded the opportunity to engage in many elements of parish life, in both the parishes where he resides as well as in a variety of parish settings. This work has included catechetical ministry, Catholic schools, pastoral care for the sick, and youth ministry. With the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Brennan served as a member of the Committee for Catholic Education, the Administrative Committee, and the Priorities and Plans Committee.

Music By

Tori Harris

An accomplished songwriter, Tori Harris remains committed to the core of her mission: Through story and song to create environments of receptivity to the Holy Spirit. Her interest in teaching others to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, let her to found Arise Ministry and author her first book, Holy Spirit 101. 

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Emcee

Sr. Ana Gonzalez, O.P.

As the coordinator of international admissions, Ana works with international students seeking a cross-cultural experience of encounter for the promotion of global awareness and peace while attaining quality education at Albertus Magnus College. Ana Gonzalez, O.P., is a Dominican Sister of Peace and serves as Coordinator of International Admissions at Albertus Magnus College, a founded ministry the of the congregation. Ana is a native of Mexico holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University New Orleans and Master’s Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Father God, We bless you, we praise you, we adore you, and we give you thanks for the gift of our holy priests. Lord, pour into our hearts an ardent desire to encourage, pray for, love and assist our shepherds who have answered your call to the holy priesthood. Make us channels of your grace, mercy and charity Lord, as we pray, fast and offer works of mercy on their behalf. We implore you Lord to give our priests your strength, your courage, your mercy and your love as they are In Persona Christi to us. Blessed Mother, wrap your mantle around our beloved priests, watch over them and protect them with your tender, motherly care. We pray this through Jesus Christ our Lord, and through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother, Amen. ------- Prayer for Father Garland... The Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference has a chaplain that helps direct us spiritually. We invite you to join us in praying for Fr. Garland in a special way. Dearest Jesus, We give thanks for Father Garland and his courageous yes to the holy priesthood. Jesus, we pray that you watch over Father Garland’s spiritual and physical needs and help him discern and guide the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference leadership team as we seek to bring women into a deeper relationship with you. Lord, we love you and we entrust Father Garland and all our priests to your loving care, with the intercession of our Blessed Mother, as our priests bring us the source and summit of our lives, the holy Eucharist. We pray this in your most holy name, Jesus, Amen. **We are grateful to Lori Crock for writing these prayers for us. You can find more of Lori’s work at HolyandHealthyCatholic.com #pray #prayer #prayforpriests🙏 #catholic #catholiclife #ccwc2022 ...

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“The Rosary is the weapon for these times.”—St. Padre Pio. Take a short break during your Saturday to pray with us! June 20, 2020 at 10AM pray a Rosary for Justice and Healing and your own intentions. You will be led by some of the conferences' favorite Catholic voices, including: Derya Little, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Obianuju Ekeocha, Damon and Melanie Owens, and Lisa M. Hendey. This is a wonderful opportunity to witness the power of prayer. Meeting notes: -Registration is required at ColumbusCatholicWomen.com. -You will be sent a ZOOM meeting link a few days before the event. -You can join us via desktop or your phone or tablet. -Zoom is easy to start but you will need to download the app the first time. Learn more here about using Zoom: https://youtu.be/9isp3qPeQ0E?t=70 -You don't need to share your video but you can if you want. -All participants will be muted but sidebar chat will be available. #pray #praywithus #ccwc #cmm #rosary #healing #catholic #catholiclife ...

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Praying for you each this Easter, that our longing for Christ and our home with Him in Heaven would increase and deepen through this strange season! ...

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Blog

Mary, Our Beautiful Mother

Mary, Our Beautiful Mother

Jesus said, “Behold your Mother,” and gave his beautiful Mother Mary to the Apostle John, and to us, and so we have received this amazing invitation to a relationship with she who is gentleness, the world’s first tabernacle, the one who cradled baby Jesus in her arms...

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Prayer for Conference Planning

Prayer for Conference Planning

We humbly ask that you pray for the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference (CCWC) Leadership Team as we begin planning for the February 19, 2022 event.
We are excited to offer Holy Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, lively speakers, music, vendors, meals and prayer opportunities with the help of many volunteers.

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Photos of the conference on this page and throughout the site are courtesy of Christi McLean of Tomorrow’s Memories by Christi

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