Women of Beauty
Catholic Women’s Conference
Sponsored by Diocese of Rockville Centre, Office of New Evangelization
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9 am-4 pm
St. Joseph Parish, 39 N. Carll Ave, Babylon, NY
Keynote Speaker: Pat Gohn
Author of “Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious-
Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood”
Registration & Coffee/Tea begins at 8am
Music – Mass – Lunch – Vendors - Raffles
Mass celebrated at 9am with Reverend Fr. Joseph Fitzgerald
Ticket price: $30, Students $15
Save by purchasing 4 tickets for $100
Checks payable to: Diocese of Rockville Centre
Mail to: Diocese of Rockville Centre, Office of New Evangelization
50 N. Park Ave.,Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Att: Marianne Sheridan
Questions? Contact Marianne Sheridan (516) 678-5800 x615
1st Witness Talk – Blessed Dignity will be given by Peggy Clores and will contain themes and content from Part 1 of Pat Gohn’s book, “Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious-Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood.” The Talk will focus on how much God knows us and loves us. It focuses on our creation and our baptism as the most important examples of our blessed dignity.
Peggy Clores has been engaged in Catholic Adult Education at Our Lady of Mercy Parish and in the RVC Diocese for almost 30 years. In addition to holding a B.A. in Psychology and Theatre Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she is a speaker, Conference organizer, guest columnist for Amazing Catechists , member of Catholic Writers of L I. and the LI contact for EnCourage. In all her endeavors, her primary mission is to challenge each heart to the dynamism that is the Catholic Faith! ! Peggy resides in Huntington Village, with her husband, Peter, and has three grown sons, Michael, Sean and Paul.
2nd Witness Talk – Beautiful Gifts will be given by Bridget McCormack. Bridget’s talk is on Part 2 of Pat Gohn’s book.
It expands on four qualities or gifts that bubble up in the writings of John Paul II and theology of the body and elsewhere. Those four gifts are receptivity, generosity, sensitivity, and maternity.
Bridget McCormack is a Catholic Campus Minister of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, currently serving the Hofstra University community. After graduating from St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, NY with a degree in English and a minor in Religious Studies, Bridget spent a year as a full-time volunteer with the Christian Appalachian Project, serving as an elderly caseworker in Owsley County, Kentucky. Upon her return to Long Island, she spent some time with the Campus Ministry department at her alma mater before ultimately being blessed with the opportunity to serve the Hofstra community in 2012. Bridget is currently working toward a Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame. When she isn't hanging out with amazing Hofstra students in the Interfaith Center, she enjoys volunteering, visiting friends around the country, and a good banjo breakdown.
3rd Witness Talk – Bodacious Mission of Women is given by Angela Rizzo. Angela will be speaking on Part 3 of Pat Gohn’s book. This section is about the expansive maternal gift that all women share, and is found reflected in spiritual motherhood, and with some women, in physical motherhood, or in the raising up of families. It is a mission that is shared in sync with the mission of the church – to give birth to, and to nurture disciples.
Angela is the Foundress and Coordinator of The Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapter of Magnificat – a worldwide ministry to women. She started the Chapter here on Long Island 16 years ago; Magnificat sponsors four meals a year as well as a yearly Retreat and their main charism is to lead Catholic women into a deeper and more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Mother and The Holy Spirit and to pray for priests. She also serves as the Northeast Regional Rep for the ministry, overseeing 10 chapters. Angela is a member of Cure of Ars Parish in Merrick and serves there as a part of the New Evangelization Team as well as being a Lector. Recently she worked with the Team and Father Charles to present a Life In The Spirit Seminar. She also is a Certified Personal Life Coach and is affiliated with The Raphael Remedy – a Catholic Organization that offers Counseling and Coaching that is in line with the Faith. Angela’s desire is to help women to live the full and abundant lives that God has for them! She has two adult children and is eagerly awaiting the birth of her first
grandchild in February of 2015!