St. Patrick Parish in St. Charles, IL is the host of the HERE I AM LORD National Vocations Conference.  The conference was founded in 2003 to address the need of vocation awareness. The vocations of marriage, single life, religious life and the priesthood are all vocations in the eyes of God and the Church!  HERE I AM LORD provides an opportunity for young people and adults of all ages to recognize that fact.  The largest parish-based vocations conference in the United States brings together Religious from across the country to share the JOY of their vocation. The best Catholic speakers and musicians join to share the JOY of their vocation and faith.

We have made some program revisions and this is now a 1.5 Day Conference starting on Thursday with set up of tables & displays from Noon to 5pm, Welcome Potluck Dinner for Religious & Parish, evening program & ending with a holy hour.  Friday will start with 7am Mass & breakfast for Religious, Middle School Workshop, 3pm breakdown of displays & tables, light dinner for Religious & families and end the evening with an “Open to the Public” 7 pm Tony Melendez concert. There will NOT be a “Run for the Nuns.”

Please Visit OUR FACEBOOK PAGE for photos from each year