Sabrina Burton Schultz 
Diocese of St Petersburg
727 344-1611 


Friday October 24, 2014  
Saturday October 25, 2014 

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Bethany Center 
5121 Pheasant Woods Drive
Lutz, FL 33558

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* We are no longer able to take room reservations for Bethany Center or the Residence Inn. Please contact Sabrina if you need more information:

Conference Schedule



1:30 - 4:30 pm     Pastoral Care for the Post-Abortive

The Church recognizes that abortion is more than the loss of children.  The ripple effect of this loss is a lasting wound that has cut through the hearts and souls of men, women, families and communities.  Join us as we look at how the church can pastorally care for these wounded individuals and assist them on their healing journey. Topics include:

 Understanding the Aftermath of Abortion

  • Pastoral Care of the Post-abortive
  • Testimony of Healing with Marriage
  • Support Groups within the Parish and Pregnancy Help Center




5:30 - 7:15 pm     Conference Check-In

6:00 pm                Mass celebrated by Most Reverend Felipe EstÚvez

7:15 - 7:30 pm    Welcome

7:30 - 7:45 pm     Susan Wills, Esq.

                               Enough with the Admonishing Sinners! Let’s Work Harder

                               on the Rest of the Spiritual Works of Mercy

8:00  - 9:15 pm    Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D.

                               Acknowledging the IVF Elephant  in the Room: Frozen Human

                               Embryos, Slippery Slopes and Flawed Ideas about Resolving Infertility



8:00 am                 Mass

8:45 - 9:30 am     Continental  Breakfast

9:30 - 10:40 am   Tom Grenchik &  Mark Rohlena (Mark is replacing Dr. Jonathan Reyes)

                               The Call to Missionary Discipleship

11:00 - 11:50 am Detective James McBride    

                               Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

11:50 -12:30 pm  Susan Wills, Esq.

                               Big Pharma Makes a Killing..literally

12:30 - 1:30 pm   Lunch

 1:30  - 2:15 pm   Juan Melendez

                               Amazing Grace: An Inspirational Story of Survival, Faith & Hope on

                               America’s Death Row

2:30  - 3:30 pm    Tracy Windsor

                               Prenatal Diagnosis & Abortion: Guidance for First Responders

3:30  - 3:45 pm    Snack

3:45  - 4:20 pm    Joan Woody, LCSW    

                               Adoption, a Loving Option

5:30  pm               Vigil Mass celebrated by Most Reverend Felipe Estevez

6:30  pm               Banquet, Awards & Speakers

                             Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch

Youth Leadership Conference is Cancelled due to lack of attendance


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