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FAITH & Family Festival: Families Growing in Faith

The diocesan offices of Faith Formation and Marriage and Family Life
invite you to an event where your whole family can grow in faith.

ADULT MARRIAGE PROGRAM

WHERE SPOUSES DISCOVER
GOD’S PLAN FOR THEIR FAMILY

PRESENTED BY:

“I am pleased to welcome this marriage initiative into our diocese. My hope is that spouses from across the diocese will be blessed, encouraged and strengthened in their noble vocation by participating in this event.”

– MOST REV. CARL A. KEMME

Together in Holiness™ is an initiative of the St. John Paul II Foundation and presented in collaboration with the Diocese of Wichita as part of the Faith and Family Festival.

TOGETHER IN HOLINESS REGISTRATION

Early Bird Couple $49 | Early Bird Individual $29
Early bird registration fees only available through September 22, 2017
Couple $59 | Individual $35
Scholarships for couples or individuals are available

Ministry $85 (includes registration for 2 people & 1 table)
Vendor $150 (includes registration for 2 people & up to 3 tables)
A box lunch is included for each adult registrant.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES

K-8 Program – No cost. Lunch included.
Childcare (potty trained children) – No cost. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Catholic married and engaged couples throughout the Diocese of Wichita who desire to grow together in holiness and learn to form their children in the Catholic faith.

WHEN

Saturday, October 21, 2017
11AM – 4:45PM

WHERE

Church of the Blessed Sacrament
124 N Roosevelt
Wichita, KS 67208

SCHEDULE

10:00 AM

Conference Check-In (Adult & Children’s) and Exhibits
• Sacrament of Reconciliation
• Exhibits (Ministries & Vendors)

11:00AM

Words of Welcome
Stephen Phelan, Vice President of Family Initiatives, St. John Paul II Foundation

11:15AM – 12:15PM

“How to Nourish Love in the Family”
Arland K. Nichols, President, St. John Paul II Foundation
“Thank you”, “I’m sorry”, “Excuse me” – Pope Francis has said these three statements are essential for marriage and family life. Gratitude is a foundation for love in family life, reconciliation heals family relationships when we inevitably fall short of love, and service becomes love in action. Arland Nichols will draw from the wisdom of our Holy Fathers, past and present, as he teaches us how to nourish love in the family.

12:30 – 2:00PM

Lunch, Prayer, Reflection and Exhibits
• Box lunches available to Together in Holiness conference attendees
• Exhibits (Ministries & Vendors)
• Sacrament of Reconciliation
• Eucharistic Adoration (Benediction @ 1:45 pm)

2:15 – 3:15PM

Men & Women Breakout Presentations
“Why Men Must Rise Up as Spiritual Leaders” (for men)
Arland K. Nichols, President, St. John Paul II Foundation
Now more than ever men are called to rise up for the awesome responsibility of being spiritual leaders in their homes and in society. This talk will explore the challenges and battles men face today and the courage and witness of great men who have fought similar battles in ages past. How can we be strengthened as men, husbands and fathers to fight the good fight? How can you become the man God calls you to be? He will address the importance of learning and living the virtues of a Christian disciple within the family. He will also discuss how the family is an image of the Trinitarian God.

“Blessed and Beautiful” (for women)
Danielle Bean, Publisher, Catholic Digest
This talk is a look at motherhood — what St. John Paul II called “every woman’s vocation” — as contrasted with cultural messages about femininity. In a world that tells us acts of self-giving love and sacrifice are signs of weakness, how can we understand the paradox of motherhood as the source of our strength, dignity, and worth? How can we combat personal feelings of uselessness and worthlessness as we fully embrace our call to be wives and mothers for a new generation? We examine some of the ways in which the inspiring, accessible teachings of St. John Paul II helps us understand the gift of femininity and every woman’s call to greatness.

3:30 – 4:30PM

“More Love in Your Marriage”
Danielle Bean, Publisher, Catholic Digest
This talk walks us through some important guidelines for nurturing a deeply committed and loving relationship with your spouse, through all stages of marriage. With a focus on practical support and encouragement, we take on specific challenges (large family stresses, infertility, unemployment, family illness and special needs) with advice for nurturing your spousal relationship, protecting your marriage, and thriving in the face of challenge. The family grows from the love between spouses, impacting the formation of children and their relationships, as well as the witness a healthy and joyful family gives to the world. Love evangelizes, so these practical matters have an impact both inside the family and on your community.

4:45PM

Conference Concludes, Festival Continues

5:15PM

Parish Vigil Mass 

6:30PM

Family-Style Cookout

SPEAKERS

REV. DAVID LIES

Vicar General, Diocese of Wichita
Celebrant and Homilist

DANIELLE BEAN

Publisher,
Catholic Digest

ARLAND K. NICHOLS

President, St. John Paul II
Foundation

VENUE

CHURCH OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

124 N Roosevelt
Wichita, KS 67208 

CONTACT

Susie Lopez, Conference Coordinator
832-779-1070
susie@forlifeandfamily.org

SPONSORS

PRESENTED BY

OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
&
OFFICE OF FAITH FORMATION

IN COLLABORATION WITH

HOSTED BY