Big Catholic names part of Catholic conference Aug. 4-6

The first weekend in August offers an opportunity for growing in personal spirituality as well as connecting with other Catholics from around the Midwest. The 18th Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference will be held Aug. 4-6 at Century II in downtown Wichita.
Conference director Kevin Reagan said, “I invite everyone to take the opportunity to check the schedule and come for a day if you can’t make the whole weekend. There is something of interest for everyone.”
Adult program topics cover a wide range from cultivating a daily prayer life, pro-life issues, forming a faith-filled family, and exorcisms.
“This year we really have a top-notch group of speakers. We have Raymond Arroyo, Steve Ray, Fr. Dennis McManus, Monica Miller, just to name a few,” said Regan.
“We are excited to have Scott Hahn attending for the very first time. We had him out for a fundraiser a few years back, but this is the first time he is speaking at the actual conference. He will be speaking both on Friday evening and on Saturday.”
The conference offers programs for all ages, three years old and up, he said. “We are a family conference because of the programs for all grades and stages of life.”
Grade specific programs start Saturday, but Friday has a lot to offer the whole family too.
“Friday evening has a neat program,” Regan said. “Jim Cruise the ‘Spoon Man’ will be there as the more kid-related speaker, then PJ Anderson will perform musical worship, followed by a talk by Scott Hahn.”
A social event for young adults will follow Hahn’s talk Friday night.
Regan says the weekend is an amazing occasion to socialize with other Catholics and join together in daily Mass, Eucharistic procession, adoration and more. There will also be a large selection of Catholic vendors present at the conference.

Still time for early registration
Earlybird registration for the 18th Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference Aug. 4-6 is open online until July 28. Tickets can also be bought onsite during the conference. More information about the speakers and program schedules can be found at

Free admission for those who volunteer for the Children’s Program
Those who volunteer for the Children’s Program at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference Aug. 4-6 will be able to attend the event free of charge.
In addition, volunteers receive a free lunch, free admission for their family, and a choice of a conference T-shirt or an mp3 recording of the talks.
Adults who volunteer Saturday and Sunday with the Children’s Program will receive a free pizza lunch for their spouse and children.
Teen volunteers are eligible to receive service hours.
Those interested may contact Kristi Bird at 785-443-1431 or