Healing the Culture


Annual Conference

When: August 11-12, 2017

Where: Blessed Sacrament Parish  |  130 Losey Blvd S.  |  La Crosse WI

Cost: $70 by July 21, $80 by August 1 – includes Friday lunch and buffet, Saturday breakfast and lunch and materials.  Hotel arrangements, if needed, are your responsibility.  Please see Hotel Accommodations list.

Susan Skemp at 608-791-2658 or email sskemp@diolc.org .




The foundation of the Conference is the

Are You Really Happy?

Someone recently said this to me. “On paper my life is perfect. I have a family, a house, a nice car and have been successful in my job. But still I feel like something is missing. I should be happy; what am I doing wrong?”     Read More >>

This annual Conference is for EVERYONE:  Catechetical leaders, catechists, Catholic School teachers and administrators, clergy and any interested adult.  Every parish needs to be represented and is encouraged to send at least two people.

Camille Pauley, the President and CEO (co-founder with Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J.) of Healing the Culture, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday.  Camille will unfold the four levels of happiness and basic Catholic principles that help us to experience the deepest happiness. These principles and insights will provide us with a steady compass for navigating the mainstream culture when we encounter bad ideas and values.  Camille’s presentation will include engaging, interactive exercises for small group break-outs. Every Catholic is in need of these principles that give a solid underpinning to debates about marriage, pre-marital sex, abortion, assisted suicide, and so many other issues.

Healing the Culture Schedule

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Prime Topics for Parish Life: Your Questions Answered Every parish needs to be represented.
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Keys to Effective Teamwork in the Parish
6 p.m. Social at Moxies / AmericInn Hotel  (formerly River Jacks / Best Western)
7 p.m. Dinner at Moxies / AmericInn Hotel  (formerly River Jacks / Best Western)

8:00 a.m. Holy Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church
8:45 a.m. Simple breakfast
9:00 a.m. Prayer and Introduction Interactive Exercises with Camille Pauley
Session 1: Universal Principles: Why We Need Them, What Happens without Them?
9:30 a.m. Session 2: Destination Happiness
10:30 a.m. Session 3: Listen to Reason
11:00 a.m. Session 4: Thinking Clearly About Morality
11:30 a.m. Session 5: Rights, Responsibilities and Freedom
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Session 6: Making Sense of Suffering
2:00 p.m. Session 7: Real-Life Applications
3:00 p.m. Session 8: Pulling It All Together
3:45 p.m. Closing Prayer

Hosted by: Office for Catechesis and Evangelization and
Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry