Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM CDT
Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT

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St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center
1000 E. Maple Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060

Driving Directions


Courage Office
203 803 1564 (press 1)


O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Suggested transport from ORD to USML Conference Center: 


Overnighters have shared accommodations. Each room has two twin beds and one private bathroom. Linens and towels are provided. Guests need to bring their own toiletries and hair dryer.


Clergy registrants who are attending the main conference are asked to please bring an alb and stole to celebrate at the conference masses. Also, please arrange for a Letter of Suitability to be sent in advance of the event to:

Courage International
Attn: Bonnie Srubas
6450 Main Street
Trumbull, CT 06611 

or email the letter to bonnies@couragerc.org


Conference registrations may be cancelled by sending an email to office@couragerc.org before July 7th. Refunds will be issued either by crediting the original credit card, or by issuing a check, at Courage's discretion. For all cancellations, a $25.00 administrative fee will be retained from your refund. 


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COVID Protocols 

State of Illinois COVID-19 mandates, along with the best practices recommended by national and local health authorities in conjunction with the directives of the Archdiocese of Chicago for gatherings will apply at the time of the event.


Registration Options & Instructions


If you are registering more than one person for the conference, select the ADD button under Guest Information on the registration form, and enter all required fields.  You may register up to two additional guests.  Once you've completed the full registration process including payment, an automated email confirmation will be sent to the original registrant only.  You are free to forward that confirmation to your guest(s).

Please be sure to enter the correct quantity in your registration type selection(s) at the end of the form, especially if you are registering more than one person and/or are selecting multiple registrant types. 

If you are registering more than one person for DIFFERENT registration types (for example, one as an overnighter and the other as a commuter), please specify these details where requested.



  • overnight accommodation on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • all meals from Thursday Dinner through Sunday Lunch

COMMUTER registrations include meals as follows:  

  • Thursday: Dinner
  • Friday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Sunday: Breakfast and Lunch


  • Zoom registration includes plenary sessions ONLY; small group sessions on Friday and Saturday afternoons are NOT offered via Zoom
  • registration fee includes virtual attendance for registrant and his/her household
  • registrant must be 18 or older

IMPORTANT: All Zoom registrants will receive an email at the end of the day on Thursday, July 21st with a link to complete the Zoom conference registration process in the Zoom platform. If you do not complete this step of the process, you will not receive your confirmation emails and links to participate in the webinar. Please keep track of your Zoom invites as we will be unable to issue new ones during the conference itself.

We encourage attendees to familiarize themselves with the Zoom webinar platform by reading Zoom Basics for Webinar Attendees.

PLEASE NOTE: The Clergy Day on Wednesday, July 27th is NOT being offered on Zoom; it is only for in-person clergy registrants.