Alternative Events

Thank you for your interest in the Catholic Women’s Conference! The conference is now sold out. However, there are numerous other great Catholic events coming our way that you might consider.  Please see below for the details.

Presentation: What Can We Do? The Role of the Laity in a Time of Crisis
As the Church undergoes this period of profound crisis, many of us feel helpless as we watch a drama unfold that we can do nothing about. But the truth is that we are not powerless. The history of the Church tells us that lay people have a role to play in the Church’s times of turmoil. Join us for an evening of reflection on the mission of the laity in times of ecclesial crisis and learn what you can do to cooperate with Christ’s action to purify and heal His Church. Speaker: Meghan Cokeley, Director, Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Philadelphia. No charge to attend. More details and RSVP at Date/time options for this talk:

  • Mon, Nov 4 at 7 PM – Mother Boniface Ctr, Philadelphia
  • Tues, Nov 12 at 7:15 PM – Nativity, Warminster
  • Wed, Nov 20 at 7:00 PM – St. Bede, Holland
  • Mon, Jan 27 at 7:00 PM – SS Peter and Paul, West Chester

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Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Event: Chris Stefanick – REBOOT! Live!
Featuring internationally acclaimed speaker, author and TV host Chris Stefanick, REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the heart of the Gospel to every aspect of your life.  From prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage and parenting, health and more!  For ages 12 and up!  Order tickets online.
Location: Archbishop John Carroll High School, Radnor, PA
Speakers include: Chris Stefanick, Real Life Catholic
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Friday, October 11, 7-9:30 PM
Event: Array of Hope Concert: 
An Evening of Faith, Hope and Love – A Musical Multimedia Experience. A FAITH- FILLED CONCERT EXPERIENCE!
The Array of Hope concert is a wide-ranging live concert experience that features multiple musical acts, motivational speakers and thought-provoking films. Array of Hope is a journey of faith, hope and love that entertains the audience, touching and transforming hearts through powerful witnessing to God’s love for us.
Location: St. Andrew Catholic Education Center, 51 Wrights Road, Newtown, PA 18940
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Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Event: Unbound One-Day Conference

Come learn about the Five Keys of Unbound, a simple process of prayer that can help you unlock the power of the Gospel in your life and find greater freedom of heart.
Speakers: Neal, Janet and Matt Lozano, Heart of the Father Ministries
Location: Media Presbyterian Church, Media, PA
More info: Click here

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Event: Called and Gifted Workshop

You have received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others. Come and discover these charisms in you! The Called & Gifted discernment workshop includes Church teaching on the laity and lay apostleship, the nature of charisms, call and vocation, and how to undertake the process of discerning your charisms (spiritual gifts).
Speakers: Sherry Weddell and Katherine Coolidge, Catherine of Siena Institute
Location: St. John Neumann Hall, Philadelphia
More info: View the flyer; Cost is $45; More details & registration at

Monday, October 14, 2019
Event: Fruit that Will Last: Cultivating the Mission of Disciple-Making in Your Parish

Join us for a workshop with internationally-renowned author and speaker, Sherry Weddell, on how to move your parish out of the “business as usual” mentality and into a community that is “on fire for mission.”  This workshop is designed for clergy, parish councils, ministry leaders and anyone who desires to see a culture of missionary disciple-making take root in their parish.
Speaker: Sherry Weddell, author of Forming Intentional Disciples and co-founder of the Catherine of Siena Institute
Location: St. Monica Parish, Berwyn, PA
More info: Cost is $45/person; Visit for registration

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October 28, 29, 30 at 7:00 PM
Event: Science Tests Faith event (Designed especially for the inactive Catholics in your life – invite them to join you!)
Seeing is believing! From altar boy to party boy, from non-denominational mega church to the Roman Catholic Church, dynamic Lay Evangelist Tim Francis shares the  journey that brought him back to the Church with video footage from a documentary examining amazing miracles occurring in the Church today that ultimately convicted him of the Truths of our faith. Tim’s presentation is impacting practicing, lukewarm, and fallen away Catholics of all ages in churches across the country. He will conduct his first-ever live presentation in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on the following evenings.
Dates/Locations (same event each night):

  • Monday, October 28 at 7 PM – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Morton
  • Tuesday, October 29 at 7 PM – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Morton
  • Wednesday, October 30 at 7 PM – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Morton

More info: Visit or text/phone Sue at 610-716-4795 (walk-ins welcome)

Nourish for Caregivers Training Workshop
Join us for a ‘caring for caregivers’ workshop on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 am to noon at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Center City.  This event is for anyone who would like to learn how to care more effectively for caregivers and/or those who are interested in starting a Nourish for Caregivers support group. The workshop will introduce you to the Nourish for Caregivers ministry, the nuts and bolts of getting started, and also provide ideas for serving caregivers in your parish or community, even if you don’t plan to start a Nourish group.  All are invited to learn about this Christ-centered ministry that supports the practical and spiritual needs of parishioners caring for loved ones whether it be a family member with a disability, an aging or ill parent, spouse, friend or grandparent. No charge to attend. All are welcome.
Speaker: Archdiocesan Nourish coordinator Aimee Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD.
More info & registration:  Visit Questions? 215-587-3530 or

Monday, November 4, 2019, 4:00pm
Event: Lecture with George Weigel

The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova University invites you to an afternoon lecture with George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies Ethics & Public Policy Center. Mr. Weigel will be discussing his new book, The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform
Topic: “The Irony of Modern Catholic History”
Location: Room 101, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 299 N. Spring Mill Rd, Villanova, PA
More info: Free and open to the public; Free parking available

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7-9 PM
Event: Five Keys to Freedom: Unlocking the Power of the Gospel in Your Life

Come learn about the Five Keys of Unbound, a simple process of prayer that will help you unleash the liberating power of the Gospel into your life and find greater freedom. This presentation is for everyone. It can be especially helpful for situations such as: relationship problems, habitual sin, chronic anger, fear, sadness, or other areas of life where you feel “stuck” and unable to move forward.
Speaker:  Meghan Cokeley, Director, Office for the New Evangelization & Archdiocesan Unbound Ministry, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Location: St. Mary Parish, Hedge Hall 40 Spring Mount Road Schwenksville, PA
More info and RSVP:; This free presentation is 2 hours including a break and time for Q&A. View the flyer 

November 6, 2019 — 7:30 PM
Event: C.S. Lewis On Stage
“Using C.S. Lewis’ own words, award-winning actor Max McLean brings the brilliant Oxford Don to life, taking us on his extraordinary journey from hard-boiled atheist to “the most reluctant convert in all England“ . . . only to become the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century.”
This event is being hosted by the Fellowship for Performing Arts in Partnership with the Veritas Forum. It is being cosponsored by the Collegium Institute.
Location: University of Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Event: PURIFIED with Jason Evert
The innocence of the family is under attack like never before.  For 20 years, Jason Evert has brought a liberating message to more than a million teenagers on six continents. On November 13, 2019, he’ll bring that same message to the teens in West Chester. Come and discover how to protect and heal yours. This is a rare opportunity for parents and teens and is open to those age 13 and older, teens and adults. One need not be Catholic to attend.Get your tickets today so you don’t miss out!
Location: Saints Simon and Jude Parish, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester PA 19382  (Rtes 3 and 352)
More Info: Visit
or contact Marty at or 610-696-3624

Event: SoulCore
SoulCore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with the prayers of the rosary. A sensory experience combining candlelight, music, scripture and movement to nourish body, mind & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues of the rosary. A beautiful alternative to yoga. Please bring an exercise mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are free.
Leader: Nicky Verna
Locations and dates: 

  • Friday, November 22 – 9:30am – St. Pius X Parish, Broomall
  • Saturday, December 14 – 9am – St. Ann Parish, Phoenixville

More info: Contact or 610-639-3816 or visit:

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Event: The Seasons of Infertility: A Retreat for Women
Join other women experiencing infertility for a day of talks, personal reflection and sharing as we walk together in hope and the confidence that God is calling us to a unique fruitfulness.
Location: Mother Boniface Spirituality Center, Philadelphia, PA
Speakers include: Kimberly Henkel, PhD,  Alexandra Kleineck, Ann M. Koshute, MTS, Andrea Mahoney
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