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Be Not Afraid
Building a Culture of Life and Love
Friday, October 30th ē 7:00-9:30pm
Saturday, October 31st
ē 9:00am-3:00pm

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
835 2nd Avenue. NW
ē New Brighton, MN

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$25.00 /person ($100 Family Max)
Cost includes Saturday Lunch

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Conference Schedule    
Friday, October 30th Saturday, October 31st

6:30 pm

7:00 pm Opening Mass
8:30 pm Keynote Address
Father Peter West
The Call To Build
Our dignity comes from being made in Godís image. With this dignity also comes the great commission to guard the dignity of all human beings. This call begins at Baptism, so no one is too young! The culture of life includes protecting humans from conception to natural death, as well as the call to purity.
9:15 pm Reflection and Evening Prayer
Our reflection time begins with Cesiliís story, followed by prayer led by Fr. West. Cesili will share her story of the most heroic motherly love - adoption. She will share her story of turning away from the temptation of abortion, and instead placing her precious baby with a good Catholic family. Her peace and joy need to be shared with a world that has forgotten that adoption is the answer to abortion.
8:30 am Registration
  9:00 am   Special Address
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Pro-Life Citizenship
9:45 am Individual Sessions
Obstacles to Building
Fr. West - Parents
Libby DuPont - Young Ladies
Brad DuPont - Young Men

11:00 pm Breakout Session 1
Choose one discussion in each session from the listed topics.
Breakout Sessions
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11:30 pm Breakout Session 2
12:00 pm Lunch - Provided
Time to browse vendors and groups.
  1:00 pm   Closing Session
Brad DuPont
Be Not Afraid: Strength for the Journey

God does not give a call without equipping his workers! This talk will address the ways we can tap into the grace we need for the fight.
2:00 pm Prayer and Intercession
3:00 pm End
4:30 pm St. Johnís Parish Mass
Fr. Peter West 
Conference participants welcome.
Special Address:
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann
6th District - Minnesota

Elected in 2006, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. In only her first term, Congresswoman Bachmann developed a reputation as a "principled reformer" who stays true to her conservative beliefs while pushing for real reform of the broken ways of Washington. And, her strong advocacy for her constituents earned her a second term in Congress in November 2008.

She is a leading advocate for bipartisan earmark reform and tax relief and is a staunch opponent of wasteful government spending. She is among the leaders in the U.S. House pushing for increased energy exploration in the U.S. to provide much needed relief at the pump for hard-working Americans and put our nation on the path to energy independence.

Prior to serving in the U.S. Congress, Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate. She was elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 2000 where she championed the Taxpayers Bill of Rights. And, prior to that, Bachmann spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney, working on hundreds of civil and criminal cases. That experience solidified Bachmannís strong support for efforts to simplify the Tax Code and reduce tax burdens on family and small business budgets.

Congresswoman Bachmann currently sits on the Financial Services Committee. This committee is tasked with the oversight of numerous financial sectors including housing, real estate and banking. This also gives the Congresswoman keen insight into the housing crisis and credit crunch, leading her to be a staunch opponent of the taxpayer-funded bailout of Wall Street. The 6th Congressional District of Minnesota contains parts of six counties, stretching from Stillwater past St. Cloud, including suburbs of the Twin Cities, which encompasses one of the nationís largest financial services sectors, making Congresswoman Bachmannís position on the Financial Services Committee particularly important.

Congresswoman Bachmann is a graduate of Anoka High School and Winona State University. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, live in Stillwater where they own a small business mental health care practice that employs 42 people. The Bachmanns have five children, Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition, the Bachmanns have opened their home to 23 foster children, which has inspired Congresswoman Bachmann to become one of Congressí leading advocates for foster and adopted children, earning her bipartisan praise for her efforts.

Keynote Speaker: Father Peter West

Father West has been a pro-life activist since 1986. He earned an M.A. degree in theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT. and was ordained for the Archdiocese of Newark in 1991. Father West was the founder and director of Amicus, a successful Catholic young adult group for men and women in their twenties and thirties. He also has experience in working with youth as a teacher and a youth group leader. In his pastoral ministry he has preached frequently on the topic of abortion. He has been able to dissuade women from having abortions, and has helped women who have had abortions to find healing and peace.

He spent almost seven years in pastoral ministry before being released by Archbishop McCarrick to serve with Priests for Life. Fr. Peter West began his ministry with Priests for Life on April 1,1998. Since that time he has spoken to both priests and laity at over 300 parishes throughout the United States. He also has appeared on radio and TV spreading the Gospel of Life. Fr. Peter West is based at the Priests for Life office in Staten Island, NY.

Partners in Mission
We are grateful to these groups who are lending support through prayer, presentations, promotions or finances.
Adoption Option
Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Catholic Aid Association
Catholic Medical Association
Everlasting Light Ministries
Franciscan Brothers of Peace
Knights of Columbus
Holy Family Catholic Adoption Agency
Little Sisters of the Poor
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
Minnesota Family Council and Institute
Human Life Alliance
Partnership for Youth
Priests for Life
Pro-Life Action Ministries
Prenatal Partners for Life
Rachelís Vineyard
St. John the Baptist Respect Life Group
St. John Vianney College Seminary
Students for Life (U of M)
Silent No More
Sisters of Life
Teen Life
University LifeCare Center

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