Our Theme For 2020: “Young man, I tell you, arise!” (Luke: 7,14)

Announcing: 3 Middle School Workshops to Choose from

• Friday, February 21st: St. Joseph School, Elgin (Capacity 300)

Special Guest Speaker: John Grossman in his
portrayal of “Ray” – Portrait of a Homeless Man

• Tuesday, March 3rd: St. Mary School, Dixon (Capacity 250)

• Friday, March 6th: Holy Cross School, Batavia (Capacity 400)

Seats are Reserved by School Groups at a first to register basis until the desired capacity is reached. We will give you further details as things are developed!

See Below to Register your Community!
  • Changes ahead in 2020

    HERE I AM LORD 2020 offers a new look as we evolve to reach a larger audience within our diocese & beyond. In the upcoming year we will feature four (4) Regional HIAL Workshops geared toward those in 6th through 8th Grades.

    Based on our experiences, we are inviting a select group of Religious to assist with our outreach this year. Each Workshop is limited to 3 Women's Communities & 2 Men's Communities, with no more than 2 people per community. We reserve the right to limit the number of Religious attending each workshop. Please Choose One of the Events.

    The Workshops will be One Day Only. The Hosting Church will determine the set up time for Vocations Table for a small display, brochures or flyers. There is no need to provide give-away items. Friday's Schedule will be starting at 8 am until 2:30 pm. You will be given the opportunity to speak directly to mid-sized groups of students which will also allow time for Q & A. Lunch will be provided for the Religious & presenting Team. Following each Workshop we will assist you with breaking down your displays after 3 pm. Then you are free to leave. Housing will be provided on a need be basis.

    If you are interested, please let us know by checking the appropriate boxes in the registration form.


In the Peace and Joy of Christ,

Mike Zak, HIAL Conference Director

Juli Rasmussen, HIAL Conference Coordinator

E-Mail: hial@stpatrickparish.org

Phone: 630-338-8050   Fax: 630-338-8008

Please contact us at hial@stpatrickparish.org if you would like to discuss anything pertaining to the Vocation Fair or other concerns.