Dear Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancelation of the 2020 Catholic Women's Conference, "Joy is Contagious". This isn't a decision we have taken lightly. We've offered many prayers and novenas to reach this point. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Heart of JMJ Foundation board felt that given the growing concerns around COVID-19 and our concern for you and your family's protection, health, and safety this most difficult choice was necessary. Your well~being is our top priority!!
We've already reserved the McNease Convention Center for the 2021 Heart of JMJ Foundation 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Catholic Women's Conference. Our "Joy is Contagious" event will be held on Friday, September 10th & Saturday, September 11th, 2021. The special 5th Anniversary Conference
cost will remain $25.00.
We want to thank our dedicated underwriters, sponsors, and donors that have continued to support us during this crazy and scary time. These individuals and companies have blessed us greatly by allowing us to share the conference with our sisters in Christ.
All sisters that have registered will automatically be registered to attend the 2021 "Joy is Contagious" conference. Anyone ordering a t-shirt will receive their t-shirt in the mail as we're having those printed right now. We'll also visit with our exhibitors and pray that we'll see them all in 2021.
We'll continue to pray for our country and the liberties we hold so dear, as we pray for an end to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of you and your family's. We ask that you pray for us and the 2021 conference.
We are confident that the 2021 "Joy is Contagious" conference will be an awesome 5th anniversary celebration! Remember that Jesus is walking with us during these difficult times and that we must continually reach for Him and hold tightly to His loving hands! In closing, we wanted to share this prayer with you written by Sister Deborah Troillett. We added joy to the words of the prayer because we believe that love and hope bring joy!
Contagion of Hope & Joy
Christ Our Light!
Your light rises in our darkness and assures us that you are present with us and that your powerful closeness to us transforms our fear into hope & joy.
May we join with our Holy Father, Francis, in spreading a "contagion" of hope & joy "from heart to heart".
Protect all your selfless servants who continue to serve the needs of the most vulnerable
by both hands and heart.
Give our elected leaders wisdom of heart in decision-making that the common good of our human family may be achieved and the gift of each person's human dignity respected.
May the new Easter fire of love, energy and resilience burn within our hearts so that we may give witness to the mystery of your resurrected life among us and within us. Amen
Sister Deborah Troillett