As the Family Goes, So Goes the Whole World in Which We Live
Come celebrate with us as we commemorate our 25th year of ministry at our Annual Conference
Some of you have been with us for many years and have become part of our family. While others have only recently found out about OSMM or are discoverng it for the first time.
We want to welcome everyone and encourage you to sign up for this conference where we will showcase great speakers, many of whom helped us on our first endeavors and some who will be here for the first time.
Conference Cost: $50.00 per person
There will be dinner reception on Saturday evening for all who attend the conference. There is no extra charge for this event. Please plan on joining us for a fun evening.
The Conference is In Person Only
Learn About Our Speakers
John will serve as one of our Master of Ceremonies for the Conference. He has spoken frequently at OSMM over the past twelve years and is a well known speaker on spiritual warfare. His book, Onward Catholic Soldier is an invaluable guide to understanding evil through the use of scripture, the writings of the saints and the Church. His most recent book, No Soul Left Behind, is a guide to bringing your loved ones back to the Church.
We are proud to host our Bishop, His Excellency Thomas John Paprocki. He has spoken several times at our conference and we are thankful for his continued support and encouragement. He will be speaking on Saturday afternoon and will be with us at the Dinner Reception on Saturday evening.
We know many of you are looking forward to hearing Fr. Bill as he once again is the Retreat Master of the Conference. He had lead our Annual Conference over 10 times and always brings a powerful message.
Msgr. Stuart Swetland is serving as the president of Donnelly College, a private Catholic college located in Kansas City, Kansas. Previously, he was a professor at Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, MD.
We meet Msgr. Swetland when he was at the University of Illinois' Newman Center in 2001 and he has spoken many times at our conferences. He has been the spiritual leader on several OSMM pilgrimages and is an advisor and friend.
Msgr. will serve as one of Master of Ceremonies for the Conference.
Our Keynote Speaker!
Leah Darrow is a Catholic speaker, author, and entrepreneur dedicated to inspiring women to become who God made them to be. As a former model on reality TV, Leah experienced a life-changing conversion back to the Catholic faith. Leah has a driving passion to lead and inspire women to embrace the mercy of Christ in their lives. Through speaking engagements, her book The Other Side of Beauty (2017), the Lux App & Lux University, Leah has created a beautiful sisterhood of incredible women who are striving to be a light in this world.
Fr. John Titus is a priest of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, the Dean of the Mattoon Deanery and the Pastor of Immaculate Conception in Mattoon and St. Columcille in Sullivan.
He is a former chaplain of OSMM and has presented retreats for us in the past. He is a long time friend and supporter of OSMM.
Sr. Susan has been with us at the Annual Conference for over 20 years. She is the spiritual mentor for us and an advisor. Her apostolate is to teach others how to develop a deeper interior life in prayer. She will present a guided meditaiton at the conference.
Fr. Seth Brown is the Pastor of Mother of Dolors Church in Vandalia and St. Joseph in Ramsey. He is also the Chaplain of Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry. We are thankful for his support and encouragement. He will officially open the Conference.
In Person Only
Plans are still being finalized
Msgr. Stuart Swetland and John LaBriola
Master of Ceremonies
As the Family Goes, So Goes the Whole World In Which We Live
Friday, October 28, 2022 Our Celebration Begins
1 pm Doors open Come early and tour all of our grounds including our new prayer gardens, new House of the Immaculate and Chapel of St. Joseph. Enjoy our prayer gardens where OSMM community members and some of our speakers will be available for a meet and greet.
2:30 pm Holy Rosary
3:00 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:15 pm Fr. Seth Brown Welcome and opening remarks on OSMM
4:00 pm Mass Fr. Bill Casey, Celebrant
5-6:30 Dinner (on your own)
6:30 Msgr. Stuart Swetland
7:30 Sr. Susan Pieper
Saturday, October 29, 2022
7:30 am Holy Rosary
8:00 am Mass-Msgr Swetland, Celebrant
9:30 am Fr. Bill Casey, CPM
10:30 am Leah Darrow
11:15 - 12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Fr. John Titus
1: 45 pm Leah Darrow
3:00 pm Fr. Bill Casey, CPM
4:00 pm Break
5:00 pm Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
6:30 pm Dinner Reception
We ask all of you to join us for dinner on us! We will enjoy a full meal while we listen some personal testimonies and share stories. There is no charge for this reception.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
8:00 am Mass Fr. Bill Casey, CPM
9:30 am John LaBriola
10:30 am Fr. Bill Casey, CPM
Conference will conclude with the blessing of religious items and Final Blessing