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.

A St. Patrick Tradition for the last 16 Years

WE’RE REBOOTING the conference! Get in on the ground floor as we try something NEW! This is one of the BEST Events for Family & for hundreds of others who join us for meeting & speaking with the Religious Brothers & Sisters from various communities.

We Have a Variety of Needs and Ways to Help!  Email Juli to Volunteer at


  • Thursday night is FAMILY NIGHT!  Join us as we gather to welcome our Religious guests.

    Pot Luck Dinner: 5:00 – 6:15 pm Parishioners Bring a side dish or dessert and dine with our guests

    You are Called: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Priests, Brothers and Sisters share their stories

    We Fall Down 8:00 – 8:30 pm Praise and Worship and Eucharistic Adoration

  • Friday Daytime program is for Middle & High School students and Adults

    Middle School Workshop 8:00 – 2:30 pm: It’s a day off for Public School students in Kane County.  Register your Middle & High School teens for $20 each for a day filled with exciting speakers, lunch and a special presentation by Tony Melendez!

    Lenten Parish Pot Luck Dinner: 5 – 6:30 pm Potluck! We’ll provide Main Dish & drinks, fish and a pasta bar!  Parishioners will bring a side dish or dessert to pass and visit with parishioners & religious guests

  • Tony Melendez Concert:       7:00 – 9 pm Open to the Public!  Invite your friends and neighbors!


St. Patrick Parish Religious Ed/Confirmation Students Sign Up HERE


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