Annual Courage/EnCourage Conference
THURSDAY, July 25th - SUNDAY, July 28th
University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL
Download the Conference Packet
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm -- ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION
6:45 am – BENEDICTION
WE PREFER THAT YOU USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS,
Phone: 847-566-8290 -- E-mail: email@example.com
To obtain a printed mail-in registration form, download the Conference Brochure PDF
or use the registration form in the printed brochure which was sent by mail.
Please DO NOT mail registration forms to the Courage Office. They should be sent directly to the Conference Center.
Bishop John M. LeVoir, Bishop of New Ulm, Minnesota was ordained and installed as the Bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm on September 15, 2008, at the New Ulm Civic Center, New Ulm, MN. He served as Courage chaplain for the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis for several years. On January 20, 2011, Bishop LeVoir was awarded the Pilgrim Shell by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, and on November 1, 2012, he received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. His publications include Covenant of Love: Pope John Paul II on Sexuality, Marriage and the Family, Faith for Today: Pope John Paul II’s Catechetical Teachings, and Image of God Religion Series, for which he served as theological consultant and author.
J. Budziszewski (Ph.D. Yale, 1981), is a professor of government and philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin. A former atheist and a convert to Catholicism, he is a specialist on natural law, on the basic moral principles that St. Paul described as “written on the heart,” and he has written especially about the suppression of conscience -- what happens when we tell ourselves that we don’t know what we really do. He is the author of a number of books, including, most recently, On the Meaning of Sex (www.isibooks.org).
Fr. Paul N. Check has served as the Executive Director of Courage International since 2008. He was ordained for the Diocese of Bridgeport in 1997, and he holds an STB from the Gregorian University, an STL from the University of the Holy Cross, and a BA from Rice University. He has served as a high school chaplain, parish priest, and chaplain to the Missionaries of Charity and the Sisters of Life. Fr. Check teaches fundamental moral theology and sexual and medical ethics to seminarians, permanent deacon candidates, and religious.
Dr. Bill Consiglio, M.S.W., M.Div., D.Min. is founder and director of HOPE Ministries. His many years of university teaching, counseling, and pastoral work have provided a rich foundation for his internet ministry. He received his M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in pastoral counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. He was for 27 years Associate Professor of Clinical Social Work, SC State University and a part-time Christian Psychotherapist, specializing in the area of Sexual Orientation Resolution Therapy (SORT).
Fr. Paul Scalia is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Courage apostolate. He founded the Courage chapter in the Diocese of Arlington, VA, and still assists with that chapter. He is the Bishop’s Delegate for Clergy for the Diocese of Arlington.
Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P. is a Dominican priest of the Western Dominican Province. Educated by the Dominican Order at its seminary in California, Fr. Emmerich went on to receive a M.A. degree in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and a graduate degree in Near Eastern Religions from the University of California. Fr. Vogt is the editor of THE 12 STEP REVIEW: Christian Friends in Recovery, a publication of the Western Dominican Province. He is also author of the book The Freedom to Love: Recovery and the Seven Deadly Sins.
Sister Marysia Weber, R.S.M., D.O., a religious Sr. of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, is a physician certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her residency and a fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 1989 and practices in her religious institute’s multidisciplinary medical clinic, Sacred Heart Mercy Health Care Center. Her primary work includes assessing and treating seminary candidates, priests, and religious. She has also offered numerous formation workshops on a variety of formation issues for U.S. Bishops and vocation directors.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Register Online (Preferred Method)
Friday: Only Attending Pastoral Seminar for Clergy -
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Both full conference attendees and commuters must complete on-line registration themselves OR send in their registration and check by Wednesday, July 17, 2013. We will not be accepting last minute/new registrations at the conference itself.
ABOUT HOUSING: The Lodge, which is the main dorm at USML, as well as local hotels, will provide comfortable accommodations for our conference. Specific location, property, and room preference will be taken into consideration on a first come, first serve, basis. Transportation to and from hotels to the main campus will be available. We strongly recommend early registration.
"The Conference is the spiritual highlight of my year, and its spirit fills my life with joy and love for every day in the coming year, until I meet my special family again. God bless each and every member of this wonderful family and the priests who shepherd us."
7:00 am – Spanish MASS (Homily in English)
7:00 am – Spanish MASS (Homily in English)
COURAGE/ENCOURAGE CONFERENCE 2013
Mail-in Registration: Exceptions Only! If you cannot register online, you may obtain a printed mail-in registration form by downloading the Conference Packet (contains the conference brochure, Fr. Check's letter, and donation form), or by using the printed brochure sent by mail. Payments by mail must be made by check or money order only and should be mailed to the Conference Center. Please DO NOT mail registration forms to the Courage Office. (Scroll down for USML's mailing address.)
This year's conference is dedicated to Benedict, Bishop Emeritus of Rome.
Register Online: Click on the "Register Online" button below to begin the onlline registration process.
Full Conference: $375.00 per person
( Includes overnight accommodation at USML or local hotels on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.)
CONFERENCE FEE STRUCTURE
Lord Jesus, I consecrate my sexuality to you;
Every now and again, we receive an e-mail asking if there is a specific prayer for persons who struggle with SSA. This prayer was given to attendees at one of the Courage/EnCourage Annual Conferences.
PRAYERFULLY PREPARE FOR THE CONFERENCE
A Spiritual Conference for Members and Friends of Courage and EnCourage
USML provides online registration. This greatly facilitates our need to keep conference administrative expense to a minimum.
PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE
University of Saint Mary of the Lake, also called Mundelein Seminary, is the principal seminary and school of theology for the formation of priests in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, governed from Chicago, Illinois in the United States.
Saturday (full day) $70.00 Sunday (half day) $50.00
Thursday (half day) $50.00
Commuter (Doesn't stay overnight)
Friday, July 26th
Thursday, July 25th
Saturday, July 27th
DETAILED FLIGHT INFORMATION IS MANDATORY WHEN MAKING THESE ARRANGEMENTS. Please be ready to provide airline name, flight number, and date and time of arrival and departure.
Shared transportation for two or more people can be arranged with North Shore during the online registration process. However, you may also contact North Shore by phone to arrange transportation: (847) 816-7474 or Toll Free 1-800-543-0037.
Sunday, July 28th
North Shore Car Service or Shuttle Van Registration
2013 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE