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Flyer 2nd Annual Spirit & Truth Conference
Saturday, September 9, 2006

Marie Graber Ballroom in the Alumni Center
Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa

Conference for men, women and teens
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  Featured Speakers    
Patrick Madrid, best-selling Catholic author and television host, will present informative, bible-based apologetics that will focus on answering typical questions asked about the Catholic Church, its practices and its teachings. Patrick, husband and father, is the editor of Envoy magazine and author of twelve books on Catholic themes. He has conducted hundreds of apologetics and evangelization conferences. Talk titles will include Why be Catholic, The Bible & the Catholic Church and Search & Rescue.

"..But the hour is coming, and is now here, when
true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth;
and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.
God is Spirit, and those who worship him must
worship in Spirit and truth."   
John 4:5-42
Patty Schneier is a housewife, mother, speaker and writer from St. Louis, MO. For the past three years, using song, scripture, and writings from her journal Patty has shared the story of her challenge to God and His daily response. People across the country have heard this life-changing story. As a former high school teacher Patty also has a heart and a passion for teens. She travels to high schools and teenage retreats, sharing her message of hope for teens who want to know the Truth about real love. Talks include Prove it God!....and He Did and for the teens, True Love - How Will I Know?    Read More About Patty Schneier.
Fr. Brian Dellaert was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Dubuque in June of 2005. He holds a bachelor's degree in theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University with a specialization in dogmatic theology. Father Dellaert is currently the Associate Pastor at Saint Jude's Parish in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Fr. Dellaert will speak on How to Explain and Defend the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
   Comments from past attendees:
"The Holy Spirit certainly stoked the fire inside me at the conference last month and it has not even begun to go out."
"....the ministry you were inspired to form has had a profound effect on me and I just can't keep it to myself. I honestly don't know what I would be doing if I had not attended that conference.
"....the speakers...had a great message. This was the best conference I've been to yet."