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Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 


St. John the Evangelist Church

10701 Olcott Ave., St. John, Indiana            

doors open 7 a.m.                         

conference: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.

conference will be livestreamed

Box lunch, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.


The conference will be limited to 250 attendees. Face masks, temperature check and social distancing are required. 


Most Rev. Robert J. McClory will celebrate Mass

Coleen Kelly Mast, M.S., D.H.L.

 “Four Heart Healthy Habits of Holiness"

 With laughter and tears, inspiration and motivation...and a few fun songs, journey into the heart of Christ and to think more deeply about our relationship with God and his calling to our lives. 

Dr. Coleen Kelly Mast, author, presenter, and radio talk show host speaks on family life issues throughout the world and hosts a syndicated call-in radio advice show on Saturday morning, "Mast Appeal," on more than 350 Catholic radio stations through EWTN as well as on Sirius Satellite Radio.

She holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Quincy University, a Masters Degree in Health Education, and Secondary teaching certificates in four fields: Theology, Health, Physical Education, and Science. She has taught in elementary and junior and senior high school levels, and has been a pioneer in modern Catholic family life education. 

Sisters of Life

 "Rooting Ourselves in the Love and Mercy of Jesus"


Each of us yearns to know that we are good, and that our life matters. In a world where our worth is so often measured by what we can do, produce, or achieve, Sister will speak on how we are first called to receive from God the unique and unrepeatable gift of ourselves; to “be”, before we “do”. Using personal testimony and stories of grace from their missions, Sister will explore how rooting ourselves in the love of Jesus, in His mercy, and in His personal, intimate, intentional choice of each of us has the power to not only transform our lives, but the lives of others.

The Sisters of Life are a contemplative/active Roman Catholic community of women religious, who profess the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and a fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life. They were founded by Cardinal John O’Connor in New York in 1991. They currently serve in the [Arch]dioceses of New York, Bridgeport, Philadelphia, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Canada.


The charism of the Sisters of Life: "To mother the mothers of the unborn; to mother the unborn; to mother all those who are frail, all of those who are vulnerable, all those who are ill, all of those who are in danger of being put to death, all those whose lives the world considers useless. Our Lord says to each Sister of Life, 'Woman, behold your son. Behold your daughter.'”

John Cardinal O’Connor

Jesse Romero

"Fighting Our Demons"


As a result of our fallen nature and concupiscence the human person has an inclination to pleasure, covetousness, and pride which is the threefold attack of Satan. Our passions are either ordered or disordered. In this presentation you will learn seven steps how to regulate, moderate, and temper your passions.


Jesse is a full-time bilingual Catholic Lay Evangelist, who is nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat Christ centered preaching. His preaching apostolate is "On Fire Evangelization." 


Jesse is a resident of Arizona and a retired Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff who has been married to his wife Anita since 1983, and is parent of three children and grandchildren.


He has a B.A. from Mount St Mary’s University in Los Angeles and an M.A. in Catholic Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He is a bilingual Catholic author. (1) Recipient of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Award, (2) The Fullness of Truth “Defender of Faith” Award & (3) Inducted into the “Sports & Faith International hall of fame.”


Jesse has been on Catholic radio for over 15 years now hosting teaching and speaking in English & Spanish. He is a “Best selling author” and currently on virginmostpowerfulradio.org hosting “The Terry and Jesse Show,” & “Jesus 911.” Jesse is also a host on a Spanish network show Enfamilia Radio” in Phoenix, Arizona.

Jen Settle

 "May the God of Hope Fill You With All Joy: The Theology of the Feminine Heart"


 Our Lady’s Feminine Heart is a model for all women of openness and receptivity to the Father. Join us as we encounter Our Lady’s Heart and hear how we are called, as women, to embrace and embody our own hearts.


Jen, speaker and author, is a Consecrated Virgin in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She was consecrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. on the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, February 2, 2017.


She has Bachelor and Master degrees in Theology and Parish Ministry from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. She has been the Director of Programs at the Theology of the Body Institute in Aston, PA. since 2008. Jen worked in religious education and adult faith formation for 15 years before joining the TOBI staff, teaching throughout the country.


Jen is the co-author of the book, Consecration to Jesus through Saint Joseph: An Integrated Look at the Holy Family and a contributor to the book, Undone: Freeing the Feminine Heart from the Knots of Fear and Shame.








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