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Group Leaders!

A group leader is a Missionary of Hope! Her mission is to invite as many women as possible to respond to our Lord’s gentle and loving request, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

Approximately 60 women have taken on this noble task each year for the Catholic Women’s Conference and though joyful, it has also been quite a task! We heard you, valiant Group Leaders; Group Registration is new and improved!

Group How-To

Now: Group sizes are unlimited! There is no minimum or maximum amount.
Now: Groups are easier! It’s no longer necessary to gather all the contact information and payments for your group before registering, because they can now register themselves.

How To Register Your Group
Call Pilgrim Center of Hope at 210-521-3377 or email events@pilgrimcenterofhope.org and receive a personalized code specific to your group. Give out your code, so women can register with it for your group online!

Groups are easy as 1-2-3…

  1. Download the CWC 2018 Group Registration Flyer. Write your personal code in the box provided.
  2. Use the flyer & code to spread the word about your group!
  3. Your group members can register themselves! Or, you can register them if you choose (have each woman complete the registration information on the back of the form and give to you).

Our Thanks to You

Once 10 women have registered under your personalized code, we will contact you to redeem your complimentary Group Leader Registration.

Reminders

  • If you will be registering a Group Member, please make sure she has completed all information, especially her email address so that she will receive her ticket(s.) If she has no email, use yours and her ticket will be emailed to you.
  • If she orders a t-shirt – Let her know she will be emailed 2 tickets: (1) for her registration and (1) for her t-shirt. She will need to bring both tickets to the conference.

Group Leader Tips

Hand out the Group Registration Flyer – to friends, family, parish groups, at work, at school.

Mother’s Day & Birthdays – Think of men that may want to give the gift of the conference as a Mother’s Day or Birthday gift to the women in their lives. If the man wants this to be a surprise, tell him to put the woman’s contact information except HIS EMAIL so the tickets are sent to them. Surprise! After he gifts her, he should tell us her email address so that we can update that. (Pertinent conference information and updates are provided to attendees via email.)

Parish Bulletin, Facebook, or Email Announcement – Sample:

Catholic Women’s Conference is coming July 27-28! Women! You are invited to join my group and receive a $15 discount! Register at CWCSanAntonio.com using my personalized code: [GROUP LEADER CODE HERE]. Contact [YOUR NAME] at [PHONE/EMAIL] for more information.

Or, if you prefer not to include your code:

Catholic Women’s Conference is coming July 27-28! Let’s praise God with one voice by attending this year’s spa for the soul together. You are invited to join my group and receive a $15 discount! Contact [YOUR NAME] at [YOUR PHONE/EMAIL] for more information.

Pulpit Announcement – A personal invitation is the best way to encourage women to attend. Here is a script to consider:

“Hello, my name is __________. Attending the Catholic Women’s Conference has been such a blessing to me and my family. I have grown as a daughter of God and in my unique dignity by discovering what it means to have a vocation to womanhood. I encourage all women to come to this year’s event, what we call a Spa for the Soul, on July 27th & 28th. I am a Group Leader and as part of my group, you will receive a $15 discount off the regular price. The conference experience includes speakers, music, food & fellowship with other Sisters in Christ, shopping, prayer . . . and special time with our Lord Jesus. He is inviting you: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” I invite you to come as part of my group. See me in the ___________ to learn more. God Bless You!

Have a Table after Masses – Have a stack of Group Registration Flyers ready for women exiting Mass. Let them know about the Catholic Women’s Conference and your group.

Note: Your parish may have a Pilgrim Center of Hope parish promoter*. If so, you will be connected with her/him so that you can coordinate how best to promote your group at your parish!

*A Parish Promoter is a woman or man who has volunteered to be a liaison between the parish and Pilgrim Center of Hope. This Missionary of Hope promotes all Pilgrim Center of Hope activities/events at the parish.

Fun Ideas 

Promote In Style! Want to wear our 2018 shirt while you’re out promoting the conference? LIMITED OFFER JUST FOR YOU! On the EventBrite form, use the access code CWC18GLT. This offers our 2018 Signature T-Shirt with the wording “Missionary of Hope” included on your left sleeve.

T-shirts will arrive at Pilgrim Center of Hope for pick-up by June 1. Wear it often to help promote the Catholic Women’s Conference. Sales end 5/15/2018. Let us know if you need this mailed to you; shipping charges will apply.

Personalize bottled waters, tissues, candy bars, etc., that you may wish to provide for your group!  Download & print onto Avery labels.

Note: Our logo is copyrighted; do not use it for other items/applications without written permission.

Meet & Greet – Some Group Leaders have chosen to gather their group together prior to the conference for a ‘meet & greet’ at her home or at the parish. This is a fun way to get to know other ladies, and to pray together before the event. You can also work out carpooling much easier!

Do you plan to reserve seats together? Only use signs; no wrapping sections with rope, caution tape, etc. Bring some signs with you. This is to maintain a safe & welcoming environment for everyone.

  • Friday: All seats will be released at end of Friday. (No overnight reserving of seats.) Please inform your group not to leave sweaters, attendee bags, etc. to secure their seat as these will be removed and placed in Lost and Found.  As the Group Leader, please remove all your reserved signs at end of event on Friday.
  • Saturday: Upon our doors opening on Saturday, you are free to again place reserved signs. Note you may have to reserve in a different section than Friday. Any reserved seats not claimed by Mass (10:45am) must be released.

Get Involved 

Spread Hope!

Women and girls wave as they volunteer

Be A Missionary of Hope!

We need helpers of all kinds: ushers, greeters, parish promoters, dropping off flyers, etc.