Our Dear Religious Friends,
Just a few months ago, we wrapped up the 16th HERE I AM LORD Conference which as many of you know took us back to our beginning with a shorter conference on Thursday evening and Friday. As we look forward to next year, we are going forward with that format for the foreseeable future.  With that said, we would like to invite you to register for the 2019 Conference early!

Next year, we are going to host a Family Fun Fair evening on Friday for Families with children in Pre-School through Grade 5.  Our hope is that you, our Religious guests, will assist with facilitating the various games as well as sharing your talents.  From Karaoke to Juggling and much, much more, your talents will help to entertain both parents and children alike and share the JOY of your vocation. You can share your various talents when you register on-line so that we can plan accordingly.

Below is the tentative schedule for HERE I AM LORD 2019.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Noon – 5 pm      Set Up for Vocations Fair

5 – 6:30 pm Pot Luck Welcome Dinner for Parish and Religious

6:30 – 8 pm Vocation Talks for Religious Ed Program and Parish

8 – 8:30 pm Parish Holy Hour for Vocations for Families

Friday, February 22, 2019

8 – 3 pm Grade School Workshop

3 pm Breakdown of Vocations Fair

5 pm Dinner for Parish and Religious

7 – 9 pm Family Fun Fair with Religious guests

9 pm Conclusion of Conference


We hope and pray that you will continue to be a part of our HERE I AM LORD family as we go forward and revise the conference so that HERE I AM LORD continues to meet the needs of the parish and you, our religious partners. Of course we will assist in your stay with Host Families for Thursday & Friday Evenings. As always, thank you for your prayers & continued support!

In the Peace and Joy of Christ,

Mike Zak Juli Rasmussen
HIAL Conference Director HIAL Conference Coordinator

E-Mail: hial@stpatrickparish.org

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


Religious registration is open to priests, brothers, and sisters and their communities who would like to share the JOY of their vocation.  Due to the large number of participants, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Based upon previous years experience, we expect the Vocation Fair for Religious Communities to fill quickly. In order to accommodate as many communities and apostates as possible we reserve the right to suggest or reassign spots. Even if the Vocation Fair is full, you may still register and participate in all aspects of the 2 Day Conference.  We will attempt to find you display space if another community cancels. However we cannot guarantee a table display. (When you enter your website, copy it from your browser & please include the “https://“, Also If you do Not have a FAX number, please enter 000-000-0000) Thank you.

Click Here to fill out the On-line Registration form

To view Vocation Fair Map – VocationTableMap2018

To view Map of the Table Assignments – TABLE ASSIGNMENTS HIAL for 2019

Please contact Juli Rasmussen at hial@stpatrickparish.org or 630-338-8050 if you would like to discuss anything with her pertaining to the Vocation Fair, Housing, Transportation or other concerns

In January there will be a Link for Hotel Reservations:

Courtyard by Marriott, in St. Charles (about 7 miles away; 15 minutes, & has included a Shuttle Bus Service)

700 Courtyard Drive

St. Charles IL 60174

(630) 377-6370 T

Vicky Bueno, Sales Coordinator

(630)762-0428 Direct



Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott  (This one is closer: 5 miles away; 11 minutes)

2096 Bricher Road | St. Charles, IL 60174

Jennifer Papesh | Director of Sales

P 630.845.5500| F 630.845.5600 | jpapesh@fhginc.com