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BREATHE CONFERENCE
Saskatoon, SK
March 8-9, 2024
Cathedral Of The Holy Family

BREATHE: A Catholic Marriage Conference

WHERE

Cathedral Of The Holy Family

Saskatoon, SK

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to invest
in your marriage and rediscover the joy of married life!

Whether you're engaged or have been married for 50 years,
we could all use some practical tips and
encouragement on the journey.

 

COST


Regular Price (Feb. 15th - March 4th) $375

Marriage Prep couples from Holy Family Cathedral:

When you register, enter the discount code you

received from you Fr. Gerard.

If you have attended a Breathe Conference in the past,

this conference will cover the same topics with

the addition of some new content, 

personal stories and new speakers.

This is an excellent opportunity to take a

deeper dive into your marriage.

 

We also encourage you to invite a couple who

has never experienced a Breathe Conference before!

“We have attended 3 Breathe Conferences
and we get something new out of it each
time we attend. We just love it!” 

Meet the Speakers

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GERALD & DENISE
MONTPETIT

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, 5 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

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. 

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BRETT & ANDREA
POWELL

Brett and Andrea Powell have been married for 28 years. They have 8 children and 3 grandchildren. Andrea is a teacher, a catechist with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and a trained spiritual director. Brett is Archbishop Michael’s Delegate for Development and Ministries (Vancouver); a coach for business and Pastoral leaders and recently launched a new initiative with his son, Jacob, called Life Compass.

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FR. GERARD
COOPER 
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RITA TAYLOR

Rita Taylor is the founder of Fully Integrated Ministries, a small ministry that is dedicated to making Catholic Human Formation more accessible to the laity.

She attended Divine Mercy University, where she completed her Master of Science in Psychology in the infamous year of 2020 and has spent the past half a decade leading Catholics in healing and formation through workshops, retreats, and one-on-one coaching. Rita is passionate about equipping Catholics with practical strategies, for living full and faithful lives, that integrate both psychology and Catholic Tradition.

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BISHOP MARK
HAGEMOEN

PAX, SERVITUS, SPES – “Peace, Service, Hope”– Bishop Hagemoen’s Motto

 

Born and raised in Vancouver, 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.

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.

"I am floored at the value of this conference
and all the little thoughtful touches that as a
couple made the weekend magical."

TESTIMONIES

"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

Should we stay at a hotel nearby or can we stay at home and commute?

We highly recommend that you take some time as a couple to BREATHE, relax and enjoy the Marriage Conference by having an overnight getaway. If you are not able to due to certain circumstances, then do your best to get the most of your time together. 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?

We recommend going on a 'optional' special date night as a couple to unpack the weekend. 

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 discountfor attending part of the conference.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Conference registration cancelled on or before FEB. 29, 2024 is refundable, but subject to a $50 administrative/processing fee.

Registrants cancelling on or after MARCH 1ST, 2024, will NOT receive a refund. Please be sure to notify us at catholickids@catchat.ca or call 1-306-369-2220. 

In the event Breathe must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, Breathe will refund the cost of registration.

Hosted by

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Cat.Chat Productions Inc.
&
Diocese of Saskatoon

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