Rivals of the Heart

Men's and Women's Conference



March 22-24, 2019

Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish

Join us for our first ever Men’s and Women’s conference March 22nd through 24thWe will take time to evaluate where in our daily lives 
we tend place the world above God in our hearts and what has led us to this place. We'll reflect on what our hearts are made for, in particular how the devil works through our wounds to tempt us away from our true calling. 

This conference features the dynamic husband and wife speaking team of Teresa Tomeo and her husband Deacon Dominick Pastore, men’s and women breakout talks (so we can really dive into the specific spiritual gifts of each gender) , inspirational videos, reconciliation, prayer, and fellowship opportunities.

Each person who attends the Conference will be invited to attend the Parish Mission on Sunday night featuring Teresa Tomeo and her book, Beyond Sunday.

“The human heart is an idol making factory” - Fr. Mike Schmitz




Talk Overviews:

Friday Night Combined Talk (7pm) : Past Rivals

What are the events, people, wounds from our past that have kept us from loving God?  How do we surrender all of our baggage to Christ and move forward with love and joy?

Saturday Morning Combined Talk (9:30am): Let Me Be Your Shelter

How do we complement each other on the journey, and not compete with each other?  What does it mean to walk with another, to accompany them on their journey to Christ?

Saturday Morning Breakout Talk (10:45am): Not Made for Rivalry

What are we made for?  What is the role of suffering in our faith journey?  How do we become the disciples we are meant to be?

Saturday Afternoon Break Out (1:30pm): Breaking Through

What are the current rivals in our heart?   Where are we going next?

Saturday Night Talks (6:00pm):

Different Talks will be presented for those in the single state of life, and those in the married state of life.

Sunday Night Talk (6:00pm): Beyond Sunday - Becoming a 24/7 Catholic

In this talk, Teresa Tomeo will present what it means to bring your Catholic faith into your everyday life. She will discuss why our faith cannot stop with simply going to Sunday Mass, but how it must move beyond Sunday! This talk is based on her newest book, Beyond Sunday - Becoming a 24/7 Catholic. Book sales and signing will be available after the talk.


Conference Schedule
Friday, March 22nd
4:45pm Registration Open
5:30pm Stations of the Cross with                      Parish Community
6:00pm Soup Supper with Parish                      Community
7:00pm Combined Talk
8:00pm Adoration and Private                          Reflection

Saturday, March 23rd
8:00am  Morning Mass
8:45am  Breakfast Fellowship and                       Welcome
9:30am  Combined Talk
10:30am Break
10:45am Breakout Talks
12:00pm Lunch and Vendors Open
1:30pm  Combined Talk
2:30pm  Discussion Groups/Vendors 
3:00pm  Reconciliation available
4:10pm Rosary in the Church
4:30pm  Vigil Mass
6:00pm  Evening Dinner and Talk
             Married Couples Dinner in the               Parish Hall
             Singles Mixer in the Annex

Sunday, March 24th
6:00pm  Parish Mission - Combined Talk