Shrines of Wisconsin & Love Being Catholic Conference

Shrines of Wisconsin & Love Being Catholic Conference

25 July 2022 to 29 July 2022


Wisconsin 4 Our 1st “Love Being Catholic” Conference

Our first “Love Being Catholic” Conference was a huge success. With an auditorium full of great Catholics we started off with Fr. Chris Alar giving his talk on the End Times.

This was a first for many Catholics to discuss the End of Time, the book of Revelation from Scripture and Tradition and the Saints.

He was followed by Fr. Don Calloway who gave a very inspiring and challenging talk on Saint Joseph. Both of these priests are fun to listen to, full of energy and good humor.

We followed this with our Q&A panel discussion with myself and the two priests. Great questions and a lot of fun dialoguing back-and-forth with the audience.

Lunch along the Mississippi river and then we came back for my talk “Swimming Upstream, How to Live a Catholic Life in a Pagan World.“ Time for fellowship and purchasing books and praying the rosary. Then we had mass with three priests and a deacon celebrating.

That was followed with a luscious banquet dinner and then Jeromy McClellan took the stage for an hour of hilariously funny Catholic humor. His description of standing in the confession line as one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard.

We all hugged and said goodbye and the conference came to an end. Everybody is now heading for home after a great week here in Wisconsin.

Fr. Don Calloway’s excellent homily

About the Pilgrimage

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Wonderful pilgrimage itinerary & Conference

** Please note the Pilgrimage and Conference overlap, but they are two separate events. Registration and brochure for the conference coming soon **

Day 1: Monday, July 25, 2022: Arrival | National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help (D)

12:00 PM         Independent flights to arrive in Milwaukee

01:30 PM         Depart for Champion, WI

04:00 PM         Celebrate Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help followed by a tour (self-guided)

05:30 PM         Depart for dinner in Door County

06:00 PM         Welcome Dinner at Sonny’s Banquet and Catering

Depart for Green Bay

Hotel check-in and overnight in Green Bay

Day 2: Tuesday, July 26, 2022: National Shrine of St. Joseph | Green Bay Botanical Gardens or Lambeau Field (B, D)

Breakfast included at the hotel

Tour of Botanical Gardens OR Lambeau Field

Lunch on own

Tour of St. Norbert Abbey Church and Crypt

Visit the National Shrine of St. Joseph (Devotions, Talk by Steve Ray, Celebrate Mass)

Dinner at Angelina Restaurant

Overnight in Green Bay

Day 3: Wednesday, July 27, 2022: Rudolph Grotto Gardens | Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (B, D)

07:00 AM         Breakfast included at the hotel

08:00 AM         Hotel check-out, depart for LaCrosse

10:00 AM         Visit to Rudolph Grotto Gardens

11:30 AM         Continue on to LaCrosse

Lunch stop en-route

02:00 PM         Arrive at Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

02:30 PM         Tour of the Shrine (guided, maps of grounds also provided)

03:30 PM         Holy Hour with the Friars

05:00 PM         Celebrate a Private Mass with Cardinal Burke

06:30 PM         Farewell Dinner at the Shrine

Check in to the hotel and overnight in La Crosse

Day 4: Thursday, July 28, 2022: Farewell Breakfast | Depart for Home

Breakfast included at the hotel

Depart for airport (3.5 to 4 hour drive)




Continue your pilgrimage by joining the LOVE BEING CATHOLIC: In the World but not of the World Conference at the Radisson La Crosse.

Featuring Steve Ray, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC and Fr. Don Calloway along with other surprise guests for an enriching twoday conference to build hope and joy.

The conference begins with the Mass celebrated by His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The Catholic Shrines of Wisconsin pilgrims will receive a $100 discount on registration for the conference.

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