Links

Pope Benedict XVI's first encyclical: "Deus Caritas Est • On Christian Love
www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/encyclicals/25_deus-caritas-est_en.html

Newman Theological College and St. Joseph Seminary
www.newman.edu

The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton: Nothing More Beautiful
www.caedm.ca 

The Vatican
www.vatican.va 

Your prayers and financial support as well as participation in our conferences will help CFM continue and expand this much-needed ministry to Catholic families.

If you have a heart for this ministry and support the need for the evangelization and Catholic education of the family through conferences and CD's, consider making a donation to Catholic Family Ministries using the donation form below. As a charitable organization, we provide charitable tax receipts for all donations over $10.00.

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We always need the support of prayer and ask you to add this ministry to your intentions. You may also support CFM and families by your testimony. Contact us and share your experience with others with photos, videos or short testimonials of how the Lord has touched you and your family through this ministry. If you are able and willing to help us in any way in this ministry, please contact Mac MacDonell at the address, phone, or email on the contact page.

Thank you to all of you who have journeyed with and supported Catholic Family Ministries in various capacities since we began. May God bless you abundantly.

Upcoming Event Dates for 2020

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DSC 0429Catholic Family Ministries offers conferences, with our flagship Family Life Conference every summer, hosting thousands of Catholics. Celebrating our faith is an essential component of our vision, as these events provide participants an opportunity to gather together as a body of believers, to pray, worship, learn, and be encouraged on the journey, always keeping Christ as our focus. 

Family Life Conference 2020 • 25 YEARS!!! FIVE DAYS!!!
Wednesday, July 1st to Sunday, July 5th, 2020.
Great speakers are already confirmed along with exciting faith- and fun-filled events for this 25th Annual Family Life Celebration.

 

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!
FAMILY LIFE CONFERENCE 2020
July 1st - July 5th, 2020 • FIVE DAYS

 

   Conference Video     Oremus Prayer Video 

 


 
FLC FAQ's FYI 
(For Non-Millennials: Family Life Conference Frequently Asked Questions For Your Information)

Can I register at the gate? Can I register for one day only?

We accept registrations at the registration tent throughout Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and yes, you can come for a day. Contact registration directly to find out the cost, which may vary depending on the day and activities involved.



Is there food available at the site? Is there water available?
There is a food vendor at the site with typical fast-food fare, snacks, ice cream, drinks, etc. There will be a water truck at the site with free potable water available once the conference begins, as long as it lasts. There were no issues last year with water shortage.  



What amenities are available?
There are porta potties. There are limited showers that are available for use. Because the coin dispensers rarely work properly, showers will be by donation based on what showers at other campgrounds would typically be. There are no hookups for RV's. 



Can we bring a generator?
Campers are in pretty close proximity of one another so if you need a generator, out of respect for other campers, make sure it's a quiet one. Use as little as possible and only during the hours from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm.


 
Can each campsite have a fire or is it group fire pits?
Campfires can be had at individual camper's sites. Wood is available for sale at $3.00/bundle. Ice is also available for $2.00/bag. 



How early can we arrive at Lac Ste. Anne to set up?
You can arrive the day before the Conference starts, so this year, on Thursday, June 29. Make sure you have your own drinking water.


 
Where is the closest location to fill the trailer with water and dump station at the end of the weekend?
Alberta Beach is the closest location.



I couldn't find directions to Lac Ste. Anne on this website?
Please scroll down this page and click on the link for map and directions. Enter your own location for specific directions for you.



Lac Ste. Anne Pilgrimage Site

Map/Directions

Photos of the Conference: A Peek for First-Timers

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Pope John Paul II: "The vocation of every man is the dignity of every woman and the calling of every woman is the integrity of every man."

Dignity is a term used in moral, ethical, and political discussions to signify that a being has an innate right to respect and ethical treatment. It is an extension of the Enlightenment-era concepts of inherent, inalienable rights. Dignity is generally proscriptive and cautionary: for example in politics it is usually used to critique the treatment of oppressed and vulnerable groups and peoples, but it has also been extended to apply to cultures and sub-cultures, religious beliefs and ideals, animals used for food or research, and plants.

The English word "dignity" comes from Latin dignitas by way of French dignité. In ordinary usage it denotes respect and status, and it is often used to suggest that someone is not receiving a proper degree of respect, or even that they are failing to treat themselves with proper self-respect. There is also a long history of special philosophical use of this term. However, it is rarely defined outright in political, legal, and scientific discussions. International proclamations have thus far left dignity undefined, and scientific commentators, such as those arguing against genetic research and algeny, cite dignity as a reason but are ambiguous about its application.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church insists the "dignity of the human person is rooted in his or her creation in the image and likeness of God." "All human beings," says the Church, "in as much as they are created in the image of God, have the dignity of a person." The catechism says, "The right to the exercise of freedom belongs to everyone because it is inseparable from his or her dignity as a human person."

Webster: 1: the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed