March 8-9, 2024
SAVE THE DATE
Cathedral Of The Holy Family
BREATHE: A Catholic Marriage Conference
Cathedral Of The Holy Family
REGISTRATION OPENS DEC. 1st, 2023
EARLY BIRD: (Dec. 1st - Dec.31st) SAVE $100.
Only $275 per couple (Regular price $375).
MID-BIRD: (Jan. 1st - Feb. 14th, 2024) SAVE $50.
Only $325 per couple
LATE BIRD: (Feb. 15th - March 4th) Regular $375
“You made us feel so special and helped to renew the spark in our marriage. It was so worth the price.” Breathe Participant
Meet the Speakers
GERALD & DENISE
Founders of Breathe
Catholic Marriage Conference
Gerald and Denise grew up on
neighbouring acreages in Alberta, and
recently reached a milestone of 30 years of marriage. It has been quite the ride as
they have 5 children, 4 grandkids and have travelled over 250,000 kms in an RV together as a family, performing concerts in almost every state and province across North America.
Gerald and Denise are the founders and directors of Cat.Chat Productions, a growing Catholic ministry for kids and families since 2001. Their Vacation Bible School programs are widely used in over 600 parishes and have a TV series that airs weekly on EWTN and also available on Formed. They are passionate about helping couples rediscover joy in their marriage and family life.
JOHN AND TRACY CONNELLY
GERALD & DENISE
JOHN AND TRACY
John and Tracy began their adventurous marriage when a small-town Alberta girl met a big-city man from Seattle and they embarked on a life of ministry together!
Married for 27 years, they have raised 8 children ranging in ages from 10-26.
John is an experienced Catholic Youth Director and Diocesan Director of Evangelization. He currently works as a conference speaker, retreat leader and ministry consultant. Tracy is a Catholic Life-Coach offering spiritual accompaniment to women. John and Tracy enjoy sharing interactive scriptural teachings that can be applied directly to daily life.
Bishop Mark Hagemon
More Speakers Coming Soon
PAX, SERVITUS, SPES – “Peace, Service, Hope”– Bishop Hagemoen’s Motto
Born and raised in Vancouver, after completing his undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts) at the University of British Columbia, and a year of travel throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe, Mark Hagemoen completed his Masters of Divinity degree in 1990.
His pastoral assignments included ten years as the Director of the Office of Youth Ministry, and several pastorships.
He completed the National Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies and the Diploma for Advanced Studies in Ministry in 1997. He earned a Doctor of Ministry program at Trinity Western University, which he completed in 2007. In December 2007, he was honoured by Pope Benedict XVI, who recognized him as “Prelate of Honour” for his work in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
On October 15, 2013, Pope Francis named Most Rev. Mark Hagemoen as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Mackenzie -Fort Smith. He was installed as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon on November 23, 2017. Bishop Hagemoen currently serves on several committees of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), and here in Saskatoon the boards of Emmanuel Health Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation, and Sanctum House.
"Honestly a 5 star conference! Love, love, loved it! Thank you! We as a couple so needed this.
Please host more conferences."
— Couple from Saskatoon, SK
Do we have to stay at the conference hotel? Or can we stay at home and commute?
We highly recommend that you take some time away as a couple to BREATHE, relax and enjoy the Marriage Conference by staying overnight. If you are not able due to certain circumstances, then do your best to get the most of your time together by minimizing distractions. Be intentional by clearing your schedule, avoid checking emails, find someone to help you with your children, etc. This is a special time for you and your spouse to focus on each other and your relationship.
Will childcare be provided?
We are unable to provide childcare during the conference. We ask that children not be brought to the conference as this is intended to be a special time away for couples to focus on each other. Nursing infants are welcome. We will be recording and filming the speakers at this event; therefore we ask that crying infants be taken out of the conference room. There are many areas in the suited for nursing moms.
What is the “date night” on the Conference schedule?
The conference ends at 5pm on Saturday. Saturday evening is designated as a “date night”. We recommend that you and your spouse take some time to unpack the conference by going for a special dinner and a fun evening out.
What will the sessions include?
Talks by the speakers, engaging audio and video clips, and time for short conversations between you and your spouse.
Is it possible to register for only part of the conference? What is the cancellation policy?
We do not offer a discount for partial registrations.
If you are unable to attend due to illness, registration fees will be refundable minus a $50 per couple cancellation fee. If you prefer, we can transfer your cancelled registration fee and apply it to a future Marriage Conference. If you are unable to attend, please let us know by calling 306-369-2220 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org