WICHITA, KANSAS | AUGUST 4 - 6, 2017

18TH ANNUAL MIDWEST CATHOLIC FAMILY CONFERENCE

"My Immaculate Heart Will Triumph"



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WHAT IS THE MIDWEST CATHOLIC FAMILY CONFERENCE?

The Midwest Catholic Family Conference is an annual event that takes place in Wichita, Kansas. The Midwest Catholic Family Conference has exciting programs for Adults, Young Adults, High School, Middle School & Children.

The Midwest Catholic Family Conference has reached thousands with its saving message of Christ’s love through an enhanced understanding of the role of the Catholic Church and its teachings in spreading this message. 

The Conference was initiated by Frank and Barbara Kelly in 1999 with the approval of the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.  

SPEAKERS

An outstanding line-up of speakers. Our full list of presenters for 2017 will be finalized soon. 

Raymond Arroyo

RAYMOND ARROYO

News Lead Anchor/Managing Editor

EWTN

STEVE RAY

Author of "St. John's Gospel", "Upon This Rock", &&"Crossing the Tiber"

Defenders of the Catholic Faith

RACHEL BALDUCCI

Rachel Balducci is the author of "How Do You Tuck in a Superhero" and a co-host of The Gist on Catholic TV.  

TIM STAPLES

Director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers

Catholic Answers

JUDY HEHR

Speaker/Coach/Radio Host

Host of weekly radio show, “Journey with Judy” on Lake 961 WLKG-FM 

Featured on EWTN’s “The Journey Home” and Marcus Grodi’s “Deep in Scripture”


SCOTT HAHN

American Roman Catholic lay theologian, contemporary author, professor, and Christian apologist.

BISHOP KEMME

Catholic Diocese of Wichita


FATHER JOHN LANZRATH

Moderator/Director of the Spiritual Life Center

We'll be announcing 2017 speakers and schedule soon. Click the button below to be the first to know when that happens.

Don't Miss 'The Spoon Man' 

Jim Cruise, Musical Comedian will perform Friday evening, August 4, 2017. The “Spoon Man” is a Published Author who offers a hilarious interactive comedy program for all ages. He gives a real stirring performance. Everyone will really eat him up. No bibs required. The “Spoon Man” has a totally clean act. He never uses dirty silverware. The “Spoon Man” will leave a lasting impression after playing on you (literally). It’s a spoonful of family fun.

PJ ANDERSON LIVE IN CONCERT

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

CENTURY II PERFORMING ARTS & CONVENTION CENTER

PJ Anderson's 5th studio album, Mercy Mercy debuted at #7 on iTunes Christian/Gospel Charts and is receiving promising reviews across the board. Don't miss this amazing and joy-filled concert!  


SCHEDULE

The Midwest Catholic Family Conference offers numerous opportunities for prayer and spiritual renewal.

Friday, August 4

4:00 PM: On-Site Registration Opens - Expo Hall 

Vendors OPEN throughout evening

6:00 PM: Conference Opening

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Draw strength, consolation and support from His presence. Feel the infinite love present in His heart in the Holy Eucharist. An Adoration Chapel will be available for private prayer.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Reconcilation 

Priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance for all attendees. The High School Program and the Middle School Program will have an opportunity for Confession at scheduled times.

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Scheduled Talks are to be announced.

7:00 PM: PJ Anderson Live In Concert

Mercy, Mercy, PJ Anderson's 5th studio album, debuted at #7 on iTunes Christian/Gospel Charts and is receiving promising reviews across the board.You can't miss this!

10:00 PM: Young Adult Program - Grand Eagle Ballroom Hyatt


Saturday, August 5

7:00 AM: Registration Opens  

Vendors OPEN

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Draw strength, consolation and support from His presence. Feel the infinite love present in His heart in the Holy Eucharist. An Adoration Chapel will be available for private prayer.

8:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Reconcilation

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Reconcilation

Priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance for all attendees. The High School Program and the Middle School Program will have an opportunity for Confession at scheduled times.

8:30 AM - 10:00 PM: Scheduled Talks are to be announced. 

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: High School, Middle School & Children's Programs

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM: Rosary

11:00 AM: Holy Mass

Experience the splendor of the Liturgy as a contingent of priests and seminarians concelebrate the Mass in Convention Hall, transformed into a holy space. A full orchestra and choir enhance the celebration. A Knights of Columbus Honor Guard in full regalia leads the procession. In preparation for the celebration, a Rosary will be prayed before each Mass.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM: High School, Middle School & Children's Programs

3:00 PM: The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

In keeping with Our Lord’s request in His revelations to St. Faustina asking for special remembrance of His Passion, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed both Saturday and Sunday concurrently in Convention Hall and Expo Hall. The Lord attached extraordinary promises to its recitation.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Dinner Break

7:00 PM: Outdoor Eucharisitic Procession

Join in this great public witness to our Faith and belief in the True Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. All are invited to take part in the Procession. Those children who have made their First Communion during the year may participate in formation of the Procession near the Blessed Sacrament. The procession will be followed immediately by Benediction. The service will close with Night Prayer – Liturgy of the Hours.

Sunday, August 6

7:00 AM: Registration Opens 

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Draw strength, consolation and support from His presence. Feel the infinite love present in His heart in the Holy Eucharist. An Adoration Chapel will be available for private prayer.

8:30 AM - 4:15 PM: Scheduled Talks are to be announced.

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: High School, Middle School & Children's Programs

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM: Rosary

11:00 AM: Holy Mass

Experience the splendor of the Liturgy as a contingent of priests and seminarians concelebrate the Mass in Convention Hall, transformed into a holy space. A full orchestra and choir enhance the celebration. A Knights of Columbus Honor Guard in full regalia leads the procession. In preparation for the celebration, a Rosary will be prayed before each Mass.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break

2:30 PM - 4:15 PM: High School, Middle School & Children's Programs

3:00 PM: The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

In keeping with Our Lord’s request in His revelations to St. Faustina asking for special remembrance of His Passion, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed both Saturday and Sunday concurrently in Convention Hall and Expo Hall. The Lord attached extraordinary promises to its recitation.

4:15 PM - 4:20 PM: Final Blessing & Salve Regina

**Hours and details are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

VENUE

CENTURY II PERFORMING ARTS & CONVENTION CENTER

225 W Douglas Avenue

Wichita, Kansas 67202

Wichita hosts a great number of things to see and do. In the metro area, there are 36 museums, more than 24 attractions, 20 live theatres, 35 art galleries and 32 golf courses.

More about the venue

WHERE TO STAY

Hyatt Regency

from $106/night

400 W Waterman St, Wichita, KS 67202 

Phone: (316) 293-1234

  • Free Wifi
  • Indoor Pool
  • 24/7 Fitness Center
  • Restaurant On-Site

Best Western Airport Inn 

from $85.99/night

6815 W Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67209 

Phone: (316) 942-5600

  • Complimentary breakfast buffet 
  • Free parking
  • 24 hour airport shuttle

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Wichita Downtown 

from $105/night

525 South Main Street Wichita KS 67202 

Phone: (316) 201-1400

  • Free High Speed Internet 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fitness Center

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Thank you to all of our sponsors. We couldn't make this conference possible without you. 

Queen Bee Media

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR

The Midwest Catholic Family Conference in Wichita, Kansas is a regional event which attracts over 3,000 Catholics from a 10-state area. Those who attend are zealous Catholics with a desire to enrich their faith life. 

Approximately 75 vendors/exhibitors, religious orders and lay apostolates offer Catholic resources for those who attend. Interested vendors can obtain the a booth contract by signing up below. 

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