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Catechetical Conference

Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s

Catechetical Conference

August 22-24, 2024


Mary Mother of the Church Pastoral Center


"The saint is the one who is so fascinated by the beauty of God and by his perfect truth that he is progressively transformed by it." 

~Pope Benedict XVI


We're changing things up a bit this year! Based on feedback from past conferences and Archbishop's desire to see all our catechetical leaders, we've given greater focus to each day of the conference. We've also done our best to lower the cost for more people to attend! (Note: if your parish needs help with registration costs, let us know! Aid is available.)

The "main event" for Parish Catechetical Staff is Friday, August 23, which includes anyone who serves in a staff capacity at any parish in the Archdiocese (serving children, teens, families adults, and anyone else!). This day will feature our conference keynote speaker, Bill Donaghy of the Theology of the Body Institute, as well as Mass with Archbishop Listecki, updates from our offices, workshops, exhibitors, and networking. We'd love to see all parish catechatical staff on this day, even if it's the only day you can attend!

If you'd like more formation, networking, and exhibitor time, please join us on Thursday, August 22 for a day of workshops. We'll have lots of deeper topics, including a full day on RCIA, "basic training" in catechetical work (if you're new or just want an update), serving individuals with special needs, and a whole lot more. 

Finally, to help you form and train your core teams, leaders, and catechists, join us on Saturday, August 24. We're keeping this day the same as the past with keynotes, basic and advanced workshops for childhood, youth, and adult formation


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Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 22, 2024


9:00am - 6:00pm

8:30am  Registration & Exhibits

9:00am  Opening Session

9:30am Workshops

10:45am Workshops

12:00pm Mass 

12:45pm Lunch, Exhibitors & Networking

2:30pm Workshops

3:45pm Workshops

5:00pm Dinner

6:00pm End

Friday, August 23, 2024


9:00am - 4:30pm

8:30am  Registration & Exhibits

9:00am  General Session

10:30am Mass with Archbishop Listecki

11:30am  Lunch, Exhibitors & Networking

1:00pm Updates

2:30pm Workshops

3:30pm General Session

4:30pm End

Saturday, August 24, 2024


9:00am - 3:30pm

8:00am  Daily Mass (Optional) 

8:30am  Registration

9:00am  General Session

10:30am Workshops

11:30am Workshops

12:15pm Lunch

1:15pm Workshops

2:15pm General Session

3:30pm End

Conference Home

Attendee Registration
Exhibitor Registration




Cost to Attend Conference:

Prior to July 1:

  • Friday "Staff Day": $30
  • Friday "Staff Day" and Thursday "Workshop" Day:  $50
  • Saturday Catechists/Leader Day-:  $15

July 1 and later:

  • Friday "Staff Day": $35
  • Friday "Staff Day" and Thursday "Workshop" Day:  $60
  • Saturday Catechists/Leader Day-:  $20

Catechetical Leaders: 
If you register to attend Saturday August 24th and pre-register at least three (3) Catechists, we will comp your Saturday Registration Fee. This pre-registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.  Must register by July 1st.

Registration Closes August 11th

Cancellation Policy:
Individual Conference registration canceled on or before August 11, 2024 is refundable but subject to a $5 administrative fee. Registrants canceling after August 11 will not receive a refund.



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