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WINE: Women In the New Evangelization invites women of all ages to the

WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference

February 25, 2017


Embracing the words of a great spiritual mother, St. Teresa of Calcutta, and following the example of love that she lived, the theme of the 2017 WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference is Small Things, Great Love—It’s What We Do.

Join women from around the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (and from all around the country) for a day of inspiration, faith, fellowship, and fun. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. allowing time for registration, shopping, and coffee. The conference will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. with emcee Alyssa Bormes, (Catholic author and host of Catholic Kaleidoscope). Keynote speakers Lisa Hendey (Catholic social media guru, author and founder of CatholicMom.com) and Sr. Clare Matthiass, C.F.R. (manager of Fr. Solanus Soup Kitchen and The Saint Joseph Food Pantry in East Harlem and featured in the grassroots film “For Love Alone”) will enliven our spirits and light our hearts on fire with a renewed understanding of what it means to love as the woman God created you to be!

The day will include praise & worship music, shopping, opportunities to be prayed for, confession, adoration, tons of laughter, a fabulous lunch, CHOCOLATE, three inspirational talks, motivational entertainment, door prizes, a special version of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the option to go to Mass celebrated by Bishop Andrew Cozzens at 4:00pm.

  • Early bird special is $55 per person before January 25, 2017
  • Registration after January 25, is $65 per person
  • Special price for consecrated women and religious sisters
  • Donations for scholarships are greatly appreciated

Register online visit: www.2017winecwc.eventbrite.com

Download the registration form: 2017-wine-conference-flyer

Download the bulletin/pulpit announcement: 2017 WINE Conference Bulletin Announcement

Download a poster to promote the conference at your parish: 2017 WINE Conference Poster

For questions, contact Jane at 651-746-9601 or email WINE@CatholicVineyard.com


Deadline is February 14, 2017, unless the event is sold out. (Just FYI: All WINE events to date have sold out, so you may want to get your tickets now! Yep, tickets, because you will definitely want to bring your friends! Pray about it and invite a friend or three. You’ll be amazed at the power of one prayerful invitation!) 

* No refunds after Feb. 20, 2017


Hotels: Special Rates for WINE conference members if reserved before …. Ask for WINE rates

Quality Inn: 1950 Rahncliff Ct. (651) 681-9266 — 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Suite $79.99

Hilton Garden Inn: 1975 Rahncliff Court, Eagan, MN 55122— Double Queen $89.00

1) Custom web page: Hilton Garden WINE Conference
2) Call the front desk at 651-686-4605 and ask for the WINE block.
3) Go to the website www.eagan.hgi.com. Input arrival and departure dates. Click ‘More Options’, ‘Add special rate codes’, in Group Code type in ‘WINECO’.

Deadline for hotel discount is January 28, 2017


Meet Our Speakers


Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes, The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion,The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.

Lisa’s newest project, the “Chime Travelers” fiction for elementary school readers, is based upon the lives of the saints. The series included The Secret of the Shamrock (St. Patrick), The Sign of the Carved Cross (St. Kateri Tekakwitha), The Whisper in the Ruins (St. Francis of Assisi), The Mystery at Midnight (St. Clare of Assisi) and The Strangers at the Manger (the Holy Family). A interactive website for readers, families and teachers with printable activities and lesson plans can be found at www.ChimeTravelerKids.com.

Lisa was selected to attend the first-ever Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and the Catholic Press Association tour of Israel as a guest of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.


sr-clareSr. Clare Matthiass, C.F.R. has been a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal since 1998.  The two-fold apostolic mission of the community is “hands-on” work with the poor and evangelization. Sr. Clare has served in the past as vocations director and formation director for candidates and postulants and just completed three years of travels with the assignment of “itinerant speaker”. Sister Clare is currently is serving as Community Vicar.

She lives at Our Lady Queen of Angels Convent in East Harlem where the sisters run the Fr. Solanus Soup Kitchen, The Saint Joseph Food Pantry, a clothing room and youth ministry program, among other works of mercy.  Prior to entering the community, Sr. Clare worked for a parish in Ohio writing and implementing an RCIA process, and as director of evangelization, as well as establishing a junior high and high school youth program.  Sr. Clare received a B.S. from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio where she majored in Theology and History with a concentration in Catechetics. In 2013 Sr. Clare graduated from the School of Spiritual Direction in Clearwater, Florida.

Meet Our Musicians

Vicki Kueppers

Vicki Kueppers learned how to harmonize with her three sisters at the age of five. After a start in musical theater, she went on to tour and record with her sisters with a big band. Vicki studied music in college and gained valuable experience during her time as Miss Minnesota. Since 1987, Vicki has been preforming, touring and recording with the award-winning 5-voice vocal group, Voice Trek.



Caroline Metzinger

A native of Australia, Caroline studied classical and jazz voice at the Queensland University of Technology. She came to Minnesota in July, 1996 to serve with NET Ministries for 4 years. It is there she met her husband Nathan. They were married in April, 2000 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, which is still their parish. They live in Woodbury with their 6 children. Caroline is also the founding member of the band Sonar, a Catholic band based in the Twin Cities which plays for youth events throughout the Midwest. Her instruments are voice, keyboard and guitar.


Want to be a vendor at the 2017 WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference in Burnsville, Minnesota?


Vendor space is limited and in high demand! If you would like to attend the 2017 WINE: Catholic Women’s Conference as a vendor, please complete the Vendor Application Form  and Information Document attached below.

A packet with additional information will be emailed to you for completion. Vendor registration fees include lunch and conference for 1 staff member and inclusion in conference program. We ask vendors to donate one item for the door prizes. This not only makes if fun for those who come to the conference, it also allows the vendors to be mentioned during the conference.



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