For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You (Ps 86:5)
SCRANTON – The organizers of the 2021 Catholic Women’s Conference are calling out to all women to join them for this year’s conference, “With Merciful Love.”
After being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference returns with a powerful message about God’s merciful love and how women of all ages – and from all walks of life – can experience divine mercy and rediscover God’s infinite love for them.
The event will take place Saturday, June 19, 2021, with limited in-person seating under a tent on the grounds of Marywood University. An unlimited number of women can also participate in the conference virtually so invite friends near and far!
The day will begin with opening remarks at 8 a.m. followed by Mass with Bishop Joseph C. Bambera at 8:30 a.m. After a short break, featured speaker Father Chris Alar will explain the “merciful love” that comes from the Divine Mercy feast, image, novena, chaplet and hour of mercy. Father Alar will also provide inspiration on how to incorporate them into your spiritual life.
Following the Rosary and lunch, keynote speaker Theresa Bonopartis will take the stage to share her deeply personal story of guilt, shame, healing and ultimate redemption through Divine Mercy. Anyone who feels estranged from God and their faith will take heart in Theresa’s journey and find the faith and strength to begin their own healing journey.
The afternoon will continue with Sister Virginia Joy of the Sisters of Life religious order. She will share with attendees the special mission of the Sisters of Life: to help reveal to each person their own innate goodness, the particular love God has for them, and invite them to something greater – a life of truth, joy, and hope.
The day will begin to wind down by celebrating Eucharistic Adoration with Father Alar and music performed by Christian music artist Taylor Tripodi. The conference concludes at 4 p.m. with the announcement of raffle winners and a musical finale with Taylor Tripodi.
In-person participants will enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and shopping at the Catholic Vendor Marketplace. Virtual attendees can enjoy the conference remotely from the location of their choice.
The cost to attend the conference is $40 for in-person and $20 for virtual. Student tickets are $20, and women religious are welcome free of charge. Volunteers are always needed and those who sign up for four hours at the conference will receive a free ticket. For more information and to register, visit cwcnepa.com.