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BREATHE CONFERENCE
Canmore, AB
May 27 - 28, 2022

BREATHE: Catholic Marriage Conference

WHERE

The Shrine Church of
Our Lady of the Rockies

Canmore, AB Canada

Regular Price - $350 per couple 

Limited capacity 

Includes 7 sessions, His and Hers marriage guidebooks,

complimentary coffee, tea and snacks,

optional guided hike for couples.

Taxes are also included in the price.

 

Hotel accommodations and meals not included.

Couples are responsible for booking their own accommodations.

Hotels and Airbnb's are filling quickly, so book ASAP.

We recommend the following hotels:

 

-Canmore Inn and Suites: Mention 'Breathe Marriage Conference' and get      discounted rate of 215.10 + taxes per night. Call: 403-609-4656 

-Pocaterra Inn - Includes FREE Breakfast, Pool and waterslide (Mention 'Wedding 2022' for discount) Call 1-403-678-4334.

-Holiday Inn: Now Open. New Hotel right next to Our Lady of The Rockies Church (No Discount) Call: 1-403-609-4422

WHEN

Friday, May 27th, 2022

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, May 28th

8:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 29th

9:30 am Parish Mass

Optional guided adventure hike (11:30am - 1:30pm) for couples.

(pack a light lunch or snacks)

This exciting Catholic Marriage conference is creatively designed to enrich your relationship.

WHO

Married couples.

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.

WHY

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. 

WHAT

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
MONTPETIT
JOHN AND TRACY CONNELLY

Gerald and Denise grew up on 

neighbouring acreages in Alberta, and 

recently reached a milestone of 28 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.

John and Tracy Connelly have been married for 25 years and live in Bruno, SK. They have 8 children between the ages of 9 and 25. 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. 

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FR.MICHAEL
O'CONNOR

Father Michael grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He entered the Legion of Christ in 2005 in Cheshire, Connecticut where he began his studies of religious life before continuing these studies in Ireland, Spain and then Rome. In the Eternal City, he completed his bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

Father Michael studied three more years in Rome and acquired his bachelor’s degree in theology before being ordained a deacon in June of 2016. He then began his work at Clear Water Academy as instructor of formation in August of 2016.

At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, he became chaplain at Clear Water Academy.

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. A room will be designated for nursing moms.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the sessions include? 

Talks by the speakers, His and Hers marriage guidebooks, engaging audio and video clips, and time for short conversations between you and your spouse. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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: marriageandfamily@catchat.ca  

Frequently Asked Questions

Can engaged couples attend the conference?

Yes, engaged couples are welcome to attend however this conference is geared towards married couples.

Hosted by

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Cat.Chat Productions Inc.