February 7-8, 2020
BREATHE: A Catholic Marriage Conference
Harrison Hot Springs Resort
Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada
Guests are responsible for booking their own accommodations.
There are limited rooms available. Click here to book your discounted room.
Option 2: Book a hotel room at Harrison Lake Hotel,
which is only a 3 min. walk to Harrison Hot Springs Resort.
For affordable room rates click here: Harrison Lake Hotel
Friday, Feb. 7th, 2020
6:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 8th, 2020
8:00am - 5:00pm
This exciting Catholic Marriage conference is creatively designed to enrich your relationship.
Whether you’re newly married or have been married for a few decades,
this weekend will be a time to breathe life into various aspects of your marriage.
A great marriage doesn’t just happen.
This conference will provide an opportunity for you to invest in your relationship by stepping away from the busyness of life in order to recharge, refresh and journey deeper into the sacrament.
A conference where you’ll hear life giving messages and engaging stories that will inspire
and spark something new in each of you. You will also be given practical tools designed to
help you build unity, rediscover joy and experience peace in your marriage.
Meet the Speakers
GERALD & DENISE
BRETT & ANDREA
Gerald and Denise grew up on
neighbouring acreages in Alberta, and
recently reached a milestone of 26 years of marriage. It has been quite the ride as
they have 5 children, and have
travelled over 213,000 kms in an RV together as a family, performing concerts in almost every state and province across North America. Their TV series airs weekly on EWTN and is seen on Formed.
Gerald and Denise are the founders and directors of Cat.Chat Productions, a growing Catholic ministry for kids and families since 2000. They are passionate about helping couples rediscover joy in their marriage.
Andrea and Brett grew up in Saskatoon, but now live in Coquitlam, BC. They have been dating, engaged and married for 31 years. They have 8 wonderful kids and recently gained a daughter-in-law. Brett and Andrea served as missionaries with CCO for 18 years. Andrea is a part-time elementary school teacher and Brett serves as the Archbishop’s Delegate for Development and Ministries in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. He also has a popular blog and podcast. They have much to share about the importance of prioritizing marriage in the midst of a busy life full of curve balls... but by no means feel like experts!
Archbishop Michael Miller has been chief shepherd of Vancouver’s Catholics since January, 2009.
Born in Ottawa, Archbishop Miller grew up in the nation’s capital before attending the University of Toronto. He then entered the novitiate of the Basilian Fathers and was ordained a priest in 1975.
In addition to teaching theology in seminaries in the U.S., Mexico and Rome, Archbishop Miller has served on the boards of schools, universities, health care institutions, and numerous professional and public service organizations.He is a specialist on the papacy and modern papal teaching, about which he has written extensively, and has received seven honorary doctorates.
JOHN AND TRACY CONNELLY
John and Tracy Connelly have been married for 24 years and live in Bruno, SK. They have 8 children between the ages of 7 and 23. John has served the Church as a Youth Director, Diocesan Director of Evangelization and Catechesis & as a conference speaker, musician and retreat leader.
Tracy is an experienced & active youth leader who loves seeing young people exposed to the dynamic truths of scripture.
Together they enjoy sharing interactive teaching that people can apply directly to daily life. They are in the process of launching a new ministry
highlighting ways the Saints can inspire us
us to grow in the interior life & navigate the challenges of modern culture. www.SaintPath.com (coming March 1, 2020)
Together they enjoy cross-country skiing and the ongoing adventures of family life!
Watch what couples are saying about
Breathe Catholic Marriage Conference
"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
Frequently Asked Questions
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 benches in the lobby areas and a breakout room designated 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.
Registration fees are refundable up to 10 days prior to the conference, minus a $25 per couple cancellation fee. There will be no refund issued within 10 days prior to the conference. 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: