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Parish Life Conference 2019

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The Apostle Peter (1 Peter 3) challenges us to always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about our faith in Christ. This conference is designed to help us do just that, both in our common life as Catholics and in our day to day encounters with people.

Michael Joncas
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Fr. J. Michael Joncas
priest, theologian, composer, professor and consultant to USCCB Secretariat For Divine Worship

Watch this video on the "Glory to God" to get a taste of what Fr. Joncas will present


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Joe Paprocki
long-time catechist, author, blogger, and Loyola Press national consultant for faith formation

Watch this video  to get a taste of what Joe will address.

Click to view Saturday Workshop sessions focused on Catholic teaching, spirituality and skills for living and serving as a Christian disciple.     

Exhibitors in the Resource Hall Include:
Catholic Charities Maine • Project Rachel •
Loyola Press • Sadlier • RCL Benziger •
The Daughters of St. Paul • Joyful Hope Gifts
and MORE


When:  Click for complete schedule
Friday October 4, 2019; 7- 9:30 pm
and Saturday, October 5, 2019 9 am - 4pm; Morning Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert P. Deeley

Where: Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St., Lewiston
A block of hotel rooms at a special conference rate is available for booking until September 4 or until sold out, whichever comes first

Pre-Registration (before October 1)
Full Conference = $60/person
Friday only = $25/person
Saturday only = $60/person (or early-bird/group discount price for full conference)

Early Bird Discount on or before September 18: $50/person with possible Group Rate of $45/person for 5 or more from the same parish

Last-Minute Pricing: $75/person on or after October 1, including walk-ins

Registration: Walk in Only ($75)

Special Conference Hotel Rate (must be booked by September 4)Ramada Hotel Lewiston
The Ramada Hotel is offering conference attendees a discounted room rate of $225 per night + tax for October 4 and 5.(more than 40% off the regular rate that weekend from $332 to $480 per night). Book by calling the hotel directly at 207.784.2331 and asking for the Parish Life Conference group rate. This rate is only available for reservations made by September 4 or until the room block sells out, whichever comes first.

Diocese of Portland Office of Lifelong Faith Formation (a service possible through the Catholic Appeal),
Catholic Foundation of Maine
Lifelong Faith Formation Association (LFFA)
Loyola Press
Wm. H. Sadlier, Inc.