“Truly, God was there on that special weekend. He must have been smiling down on us, seeing the love in everyone’s heart.”

“I can’t wait until the next Christ Our Life Conference. Every Catholic should experience it, to help them understand the richness of their faith.”

Tentative Conference Schedule

Saturday, September 26

7:00am  – Doors Open/Vendors Open

7:40am  – The Holy Rosary

8:00am  – Praise Band: Steve Angrisano

8:30am  – Announcements by Co-Chairs: Ellen Miller & Marilyn Lane & Emcee: Jon Leonetti

8:45am  – Music Prelude: Praise Band

9:00am  – Celebration of the Holy Mass: Msgr. Frank Bognanno, Homilist

10:30am  – Stretch Break: Steve Angrisano

10:50am  – Welcome Address: Bishop William Joensen, Diocese of Des Moines

11:00am  – Presentation: Sister Miriam James, SOLT

11:45am  – Lunch Announcements

11:50am  – Presentation: Jon Leonetti

12:30pm  – Praise Band: Steve Angrisano

12:35pm  – Lunch Break


  • 1:15 pm Arena/Sean Bloomfield, Film
  • 1:45 pm Arena/Ellen Miller, Bringing Mary’s Meals to Parishes 

2:00pm  – Fr. Don Calloway, MIC

2:40pm  – Christ Our Life Behind the Scenes Video

3:00pm  – Divine Mercy Chaplet: Fr. Don Calloway with Emily Schmid & Steve Angrisano

3:20pm  – Break

3:40pm  – Presentation: Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Mary’s Meals

4:00pm  – Break

4:15pm  – Presentation: Mirjana Soldo

5:15pm  – Dinner Break


  • 6:00 pm Arena/Panel Q & A
  • 6:00 pm HyVee Hall/Young Adults

6:55pm  – Presentation: Father Don Calloway, MIC

7:35pm  – Presentation: Steve Angrisano & Fr. Don Calloway, MIC

7:45pm  – Chris Magruder, The Veil Removed

7:55pm  – Eucharistic Procession, Adoration & Benediction: Bishop William Joensen

Sunday, September 27

7:00am  – Doors Open/Vendors Open

8:30am  – The Holy Rosary

8:50am  – Announcements by Co-Chairs: Marilyn Lane & Ellen Miller

9:00am  – Presentation: Sister Miriam James & Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

9:40am  – Praise Band: Steve Angrisano

9:50am  – Stretch Break

10:00am  – Presentation: Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

10:40am  – Praise Band: Steve Angrisano

10:50am  – Announcements

10:55am  – Break

11:15am  – Q & A: Mirjana Soldo

12:15pm  – Mass Prelude

12:30pm  – Celebration of the Holy Mass: Bishop William Joensen, Homilist