Dear Pastors, DREs, Confirmation Coordinators and Youth Ministers,

We would like to invite you to consider using this year’s HERE I AM LORD Conference as one of your Confirmation retreat options.

Faith Enrichment Day Workshop – Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Saturday Faith Enrichment Day Workshop is designed for 8th grade & High School teens and their parents/sponsors as an adjunct to your Confirmation curriculum.

Our 2017 theme is: Imperfectly Perfect.  It describes how our Religious guests present themselves to young people and adults during the conference.

“For it is by grace you have been saved”  ~Ephesians 2:8

WORKSHOP LOCATION: St. Patrick Catholic Church – 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL 60175

Registration is first-come, first-served with All spots priced at $20 per person.

HOW CAN YOU RESERVE YOUR SPACE?  Fill out the pre-registration form

The focus is on ‘sending them forth,’ how to take it to the next level by ‘listening to God’ and utilizing the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit in their everyday lives.  With authentically Catholic speakers that talk about real issues, finding ‘JOY’ in your vocation and high energy worship, we seek to open their eyes to the world around them. We will continue the two rotations and are fine tuning small group time to include short talks by both a Priest/Brother and Sister as well as opportunities to talk with them.

It’s also a great way to ‘energize’ your Youth Ministry program or Peer Ministry Team.  As always, our goal is to offer education on relevant Catholic issues and create a “Vocation Culture” within a fun, faith-filled atmosphere.  Due to the large numbers of participants, we suggest one adult chaperone for every ten teens. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Students with food allergies are strongly recommended to bring their own lunch.


7:00 am Morning Mass in Chapel

7:30—8:30 am Breakfast for Religious and Peer Ministers

8:00 am—8:30 am Schools Arrive/Check-In & Vocation Fair displays

8:30—2:30 pm Faith Enrichment Day includes Lunch


  • Deacon Bill Johnson – Emcee and Speaker, Campus Minister at Marmion Academy
  • Nic Frank – Featured Speaker & Musician from Adore Ministries & St. Bridget Youth Minister
  • Sr. Miriam James Heidland – Featured Speaker from the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity
  • Emily & Andrew Stuckey – Featured Speakers, talking about Marriage as a Vocation
  • Rocked by God Music Ministry – AWESOME Praise and Worship Music
  • The largest parish-based Vocations Fair in the Country with Over 100 Priests, Brothers and Sisters
  • Religious Witness Talks on Vocations by Religious & Reconciliation
  • Teen Witness & Peer Ministry Skits

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday February 3, 2017

We request that payment is made by February 24, 2017. (If you need additional time, please contact us to see if arrangements can be made).  Upon receipt of payment, you will be sent an e-mail confirmation.  Parishes and groups are responsible for their own liability/ permission forms and must ensure that adult chaperones have completed the Protecting God’s Children/Virtus training and all other Diocesan requirements regarding adult participation in youth activities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

In the Peace and Joy of Christ,

Juli Rasmussen, National Conference Coordinator