Friday & Saturday
July 27–28, 2018


“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is inviting you to “Come to Me” and experience a refreshing spa for the soul.  This is a weekend for you; step away from the busyness and stress of your daily routine, and simply receive all the love that Jesus so desires to give you.

American Sign Language interpreters available. You are welcome here!

Thanks to Pilgrim Center of Hope’s benefactors, we can offer this evangelization ministry at low cost to attendees.

Shavano Family Practice
Jefferson Bank
Toolbox Studios Branding Advertising
Urology with Dignity
Word Among Us

Experience Healing.

Unload your heavy baggage at Jesus’ feet. Encounter Him in our Adoration & Healing Service. Receive his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Spend quiet time in our Prayer Room. Enjoy the medicine of sisterhood and laughter!

Women pray the Lord's prayer with the Archbishop presiding at the altar

Find Direction.

Bishop Michael J. Boulette

Bishop Michael J. Boulette

Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio

We are so very pleased that "Bishop Mike" will be returning to lead us in a beautiful celebration of the Holy Mass on Saturday morning.

BIO - His Excellency was ordained as the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio on March 20, 2017. He grew up in Fredericksburg, Texas, and graduated from St. John Seminary High School in San Antonio in 1968. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology. He was ordained to the priesthood on the feast of St. Joseph, 1976. In addition to his parish service, he has directed Spiritual Formation and Liturgy at Assumption Seminary, was Coordinator of Hospitality for the papal visit of St. John Paul II to San Antonio., and directed St. Peter upon the Water: A Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation in Ingram, Texas. He is well-known throughout the archdiocese as a retreat presenter and parish mission speaker.

Father Donald Calloway, MIC

Father Donald Calloway, MIC

Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception

SPEAKING ON - "Mary, Masterpiece of Femininity" & "The Rosary: Spiritual Sword of Mary"

BIO - Before his conversion to Catholicism, Father Calloway was a high school dropout who had been kicked out of a foreign country, institutionalized twice, and thrown in jail multiple times. After his radical conversion through the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was ordained a priest May 31, 2003 at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA. Fr. Calloway has written many academic articles, authored seven books, and is the editor of two. His favorite hobby is surfing!

Mother Adela Galindo, SCTJM

Mother Adela Galindo, SCTJM

Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus & Mary

SPEAKING ON - "Heart to Heart: Jesus’ Longing for Women" & "Inflame: How Women are Uniquely Called to Kindle the Heart of Humanity"

BIO - We are so excited that Mother Adela is coming back!! Born in Leon, Nicaragua, Mother Adela became actively involved in the Charismatic Renewal, which led her to a deep love for the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. In 1984, she made a total consecration of herself to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This consecration introduced her into a new phase in her life: to contemplate more profoundly the love of Christ’s Pierced Heart. In 1990, she founded the Religious Institute “Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary” in Miami, Florida. Their charism is to be a living image and presence of the Heart of Mary in the Heart of the Church and in the heart of the world, and to place their Marian charism and the potentialities of their feminine genius in full communion and at the service of the pope.

Colleen C. Mitchell

Colleen C. Mitchell

Author, Mom

SPEAKING ON - "When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be" & "Who Does He Say You Are? Women Transformed by Christ in the Gospels"

BIO - Colleen Mitchell is the award-winning author of two books, "Who Does He Say You Are: Women Transformed by Christ in the Gospels" and "When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be." She currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she spends her days teaching, writing, speaking, mothering her five sons, chasing sunshine and holding on tight as she rides the roller coaster of faith.

Schedule is subject to change.
FRIDAY PM 3:00Doors Open. Concessions & Exhibitors Open. Music.
5:00Program Begins
Rosary: Meditating on the Sacred Heart of Jesus with St. Margaret Mary
Colleen C. Mitchell – “When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be”
Dinner Break
Mother Adela Galindo – “Heart to Heart: Jesus’ Longing for Women”
Adoring Jesus: Benediction & Healing Service
SATURDAY AM 7:00Doors Open. Breakfast Service Begins. Concessions & Exhibitors Open. Music.
8:00Program Begins
Fr. Donald Calloway – “Mary, Masterpiece of Femininity”
Music for Prayer & Praise
Mother Adela Galindo – “Inflame: How Women Are Uniquely Called to Kindle the Heart of Humanity”
Mass with Bishop Michael J. Boulette
Music for Prayer & Praise
Colleen C. Mitchell – “Who Does He Say You Are? Women Transformed by Christ In the Gospels”
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Fr. Donald Calloway – “The Rosary: Spiritual Sword of Mary”
Mary Jane Fox – “Unsheathing the Hidden Weapon of Womanhood”

Receive Tools for Everyday Living.

Dive into your complimentary conference packet. Get connected with women who share your heart. Browse ministries and vendors catering to your faith needs in our Exhibitor Gallery. It’s no wonder we don’t conclude by saying, “It’s over,” but rally together and “go forth!”

Our booths are sold out! Get ready to meet great vendors & ministries.

Women stop to speak with an exhibitor

Our Secluded Sanctuary


This year, Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch is our secluded sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Pedrotti’s is not your typical ranch; it’s a popular event venue! You’ll drive in to discover a charming Old West facade, and walk through the doors to your spiritual oasis for the weekend.

Events will be held within one large, indoor area with easy access to Conference, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Exhibitors, Food/Beverage, Restrooms, and Adoration.

Pedrotti’s is a family-owned venue on the northwest side of San Antonio.


Free, lot parking. Closest parking is limited, so make it a fun outing & ride together!

Available to assist you, Pedrotti’s security & parking attendants will direct you to the best parking location. Golf carts will service Pedrotti’s lot to make your experience more convenient. Handicap drop-off will be available at venue entrance.

Other Notes

  • Consider bringing a sweater or other items for your personal comfort.
  • To maintain a safe and welcoming environment, overnight saving of seats on Friday night will not be permitted.

Location Address:
13715 FM 1560 North

Take the 1604 exit at Hausman Rd.

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Available to add to your order is our 2018 CWC Signature T-Shirt, unique to this year’s event. Be a walking reminder of God’s love! As this year’s Conference is under the prayerful protection of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (“Apostle of the Sacred Heart”), we want to celebrate Jesus’ message of love through this beautiful, berry-colored shirt.

Order & it’ll be waiting for you at the conference! $15 price online only; limited supply available at event for $20. See website for this year’s beautiful design. Proceeds benefit this ministry.


Conference logo (Christ holding a woman)


Sacred Heart image, with quote: “In the Church, we discover that every person’s life is a love story.” – Pope Benedict XVI

We’re encouraging everyone to wear this year’s shirt on Saturday, 7/28. Don’t miss out!


Because our new location is a “secluded sanctuary” away from the hustle and bustle of life, we want to ensure that every woman is able to simply “come and receive.” We’re taking care of you: the Pedrotti family’s catering expertise provides us with the opportunity to feed you for your entire CWC experience.

Your value-priced 2018 Registration Package encompasses:

  • Registration for Entire Event
  • Friday Dinner
  • Saturday Breakfast
  • Saturday Lunch
  • 2 Additional Concession Items

Friday Dinner: Boxed Meal includes Veggie Wrap, Homemade Potato Salad, Assorted Fruit Cup, Chips, Brownie, and Bottled Water.

Saturday Breakfast: Boxed Meal includes Sausage Kolache, Cinnamon Roll, Assorted Fruit Cup, and Bottled Water.

Saturday Lunch: Boxed Meal with (choice of: Chicken Salad Sandwich or Ham Sandwich or Veggie Wrap), and Granola Bar, Assorted Fruit Cup, and Bottled Water.

Concessions: Variety of individually-wrapped items (chips, candy bars, muffins,) and drinks (bottled water, lemonade, soda). Priced from $2-$5 each.

Please note: We are unable to accommodate individual dietary restrictions. If you are unable to eat from the menu provided, please make other arrangements for your food needs.

REGISTRATION PACKAGERegistration for Entire Event, Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast & Lunch, plus 2 Concession Items$100
Religious Sisters & PriestsPlease pre-register with our office. Thank you for answering your vocation to consecrated life!$Complimentary
Group DiscountRegister with a Group! If you would like to be a Group Leader, registering your group is super easy this year! See the Group section of this website. (Group Leaders who have at least 10 women registered in their group receive Complimentary registration!)$15 Off
Missionary of Hope DiscountVolunteer 2+ hours of your time in in a variety of duties; including registration check-in, greeters, Mass ushers, door monitors, t-shirt pick-up, etc. Are you willing to be a Missionary of Hope? Use the discount code: HopeHelperCWC18 when registering, to receive discount. A Conference Committee Member will contact you about your volunteer position. (Only 100 spots available at this discount.)$25 Off
ScholarshipsWe don’t want any woman to miss CWC due to financial obstacles. Please see the Scholarship information below.$WhateverYouCanContribute

Prepare Your Heart

The CWC Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank you for the constant love you have for me. Thank you for the gift of life and the gift of faith.

Today, take me into your Sacred Heart and renew my life. I open my heart to your grace, to be healed where healing is needed. Replace any wounds or worries with your peace and joy. Send your Holy Spirit into my life. Guide me to be the woman you have created me to be: your beloved daughter, disciple, and friend. Make me a woman of faith, hope and charity. Please remove any obstacles which keep me from living this way.

Lord, pour out your grace upon this year’s Catholic Women’s Conference, upon the planning efforts, and upon many women – that they may hear your invitation and respond. May the Conference be a time of spiritual renewal, healing, reconciliation and joy for all who attend.

Thank you, Lord Jesus. For all this, I pray in your sweet Name.
Mary, Mother of God, Our Lady of Hope, pray for us.

Hail, Mary…

Our Lady’s Intercession

Each year, we prayerfully select a patron saint and a title for the Blessed Virgin Mary under which we ask her intercession. This year, we are asking our dear Mother to pray for us under the title Our Lady of Hope. This name derives from an 1871 apparition of Mary in Pontmain, France, in a small town fearing impending effects of international war.

Our Lady of Hope, pray for us.

Our Patron Saint

Our patron saint for this year is also known as the Apostle of the Sacred Heart. We are confident that Our Lord Jesus led us to each speaker this year because he wants to share with you a message from his Heart.

Marguerite Marie was a young nun when, on the Eve of St. John’s Feast, she experienced Jesus’ presence in the Holy Eucharist profoundly. He revealed to her the immensity of his love.

St. Margaret Mary, pray for us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there a fee?

Event costs total approximately $100,000, not including Pilgrim Center of Hope staff hours spent working on this conference for you throughout the year. As a non-profit relying on donations, we associate a cost with registration in order to meet these needs.

However, we truly believe that each woman who feels called to answer our Lord’s invitation, “Come to Me,” should be able to attend. Donations provided by other registrants allow us to invite these women. We are deeply grateful to all who contribute.

Why is Registration a Package?

Because our new location, Pedrotti’s, is a “secluded sanctuary” away from the hustle and bustle of life, we want to ensure that every woman is able to simply “come and receive.” In order to maintain our ‘spa for the soul’ schedule, and for attendees to avoid the additional hassle of driving far away for meals & food, Pedrotti’s catering expertise allows us the opportunity to provide for your meal & snack needs throughout the event without extra driving or other time-consuming inconveniences. Simply “come receive”.

Why is Friday Dinner meatless?

On Fridays throughout the year – not only during Lent, Catholics in the United States are now asked by our bishops to abstain from meat (as we formerly did out of obedience to Church law).

Reasons for this practice include the following. You can read more here.

  1. Out of love for Christ Crucified, who sacrificed his flesh for us on Good Friday, we show our solidarity with the generations of believers who have practiced this devotion, and solidarity with the poorest of the poor.
  2. To remind ourselves that as Christians, although immersed in the world and sharing its life, we must preserve a saving and necessary difference from the spirit of the world. Our deliberate, personal abstinence from meat, more especially because no longer required by Church law, is an outward sign of inward spiritual values that we cherish (such as temperance and self-sacrifice).

How can I help?

Thank you so much for asking! This is a mission for women: We need help in many ways. Consider which of the following ways you may be called to participate:

  • Volunteer – We need helpers at registration check-in, greeters, Mass ushers, door monitors, t-shirt pick-up, etc. Are you willing to be one of these Missionaries of Hope for at least 2 hours? Use the discount code: HopeHelperCWC18 when registering, to receive $25 off discount. A Conference Committee Member will contact you about your volunteer position. (Only 100 spots available at this discount.)
  • Donate toward Sign Language Interpretation – To make this event open to all women regardless of physical abilities, we need $5800. Your gift will help make this happen!
  • Donate toward Scholarships & Other Needs – Many women are experiencing financial obstacles that would otherwise prevent them from attending. Your gift enables us to invite them.
  • Become A Sponsor

Submit your questions via email to events@pilgrimcenterofhope.org