Maine Catholic Women's Conference

It is with great joy that the Diocese of Portland, in collaboration with the Maine Catholic Women’s Conference Planning Committee, anticipates hosting the 11th Maine Catholic Women’s Conference on March 16, 2024, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland. The conference is a joy-filled opportunity for Catholic women ages 16 and older to come together to celebrate their Catholic faith.

Group activities are planned from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting with prayer and a presentation by our featured speaker, Danielle Bean, and concluding with Sunday Mass presided over by Bishop Robert P. Deeley. Doors open at 8:30 am to allow time to enjoy a light breakfast, visit the vendors, go to confession, or talk with other Catholic women from around the state. 

Date and Location

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME

Click to see the full schedule for the conference.


The registration fee is $85. If paying online, there is an additional $4 convenience fee/per person to cover the cost of processing digital payments. The registration fee includes the venue, speaker, a light breakfast and lunch, and supplies for the event. Limited partial scholarships are available. Contact Hannah Gonneville in the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation at 207-773-6471 for more information.


Print Form to register by mail and pay by check (postmarked by February 19)

Register Online  - The registration deadline is Friday, March 1.

All registrations are non-refundable unless the event is canceled by the diocese, though substitutions may be made in advance by calling the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation at 207-773-6471.

Event Parking 

Parking on March 16 during the event (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) is available in the lot next to the hotel at a cost of $10 per vehicle.

Overnight Accommodations

A limited number of hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn By the Bay for March 14, 15, and or 16, 2024, are available at a special conference rate of $130/night (plus applicable taxes and $15/night parking fee with unlimited in and out privileges). The special conference rate is available until our room block sells out or February 12, 2024, whichever comes first. 

To book your reservation:

  • Call 1-888-465-432 and ask for the "Catholic Women's Conference" room block, or
  • Click to book online; under Rate Preference enter the Group Code CAW. 


8:30 am Doors open, continental breakfast, visit vendors, confession available throughout day

9:15 am Welcome and opening prayer

Presentation by Danielle Bean, dynamic speaker, author and podcast host 

Break, visit vendors, sharing faith in Maine

11:30 am Buffet lunch with time to visit Vendors

1:00 pm Prayer with exposition of Blessed Sacrament

2:00 pm Break, visit vendors

2:30 pm Presentation by Danielle with small group conversation

3:30 pm Break and prepare for Mass

4:00 pm Mass with Bishop Robert Deeley (meets Sunday obligation)

5:00 pm Closing announcements and departure

Sponsored by:

Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
Office of Lifelong Faith Formation


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Women's conference crowd
Women smiling
Women hugging
Bishop Robert Deeley