Thursday, June 10, 2004

What is it worth to you?

I often hear good, faithful Catholics lament that there are no opportunities for them to be better formed in the Catholic Faith. Fair enough; there ought to be more. But what if something was right under your nose? What would you be willing to sacrifice to go?

The Fifth Annual Midwest Family Life Conference will take place on August 6-8, 2004 in Wichita, KS. Last year's conference was great and this year's is shaping up to be more of the same. The conference's theme this year is "Be Not Afraid: Open Your Heart to Christ the Savior." The list of featured speakers is long with some notable names among them such as Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., Jason Evert, Jeff Cavins, Tim Staples, et al. Did I mention there will a concert by John Michael Talbot and a one woman performance on the life of Saint Therese. There are programs also for high school, jr. high, and children. This way, you really are discovering the depths of the Faith as a family. Also, the show floor has some of the best in Catholic literature for sale. I have to hide my credit cards before I go, lest I permanently bankrupt myself. Also, since St. Joseph's Communications helps to put this on, tapes of ALL the talks are available at reasonable prices.

Now, let's talk practical stuff. As far as travel time goes, I sat down with a map and estimated that most people would be willing to drive 8 hours to get to Wichita for such a great conference. So along the outer ring of cities would be: Sioux Falls, SD; Des Moines, IA; Kansas City (both versions); Little Rock, AR; Dallas, TX; Abilene, TX; Lubbock, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; and Denver, CO. If you are inside this ring, then you are less than 8 hours from the conference. How much does it cost? If you register before July 22, then the cost $80.00 for each family, $70.00 for married couples, $35.00 for each adult, $30.00 for each senior citizen, and $15.00 for each child/teen. That's for the WHOLE WEEKEND! That's a steal! Hotel costs of course vary but the average is about $70.00 a night.

Call to Register at 877.526.2151 or online. Tell 'em the Ragemonkey sent you!

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