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Women of Grace 2017 National Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Women of Grace 2017 National Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church

"Bloom Who You Are"

Young Women of Grace Saturday Break Out Sessions, Spanish Translation, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Healing Service, Musical Presentations, Adoration, Confession, Preceded by a Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar led by Johnnette Benkovic

Celebrate 30 years of ministry with Women of Grace and celebrate your gift of authentic femininity as we learn to be an 'aroma for Christ' right here, right now, in this our state in life. Discover the blessing of your femininity and how to follow Our Blessed Mother's example in the world today! Come be restored, renewed, and refreshed as we journey through this transforming weekend together!

Presenters Include:
Johnnette Benkovic
Father Philip Scott, FJ
Kitty Cleveland
Carol Marquardt
Also Invited...
Sue Ellen Browder
Susan Potvin

Music of Living Praise Worship Team and Kitty Cleveland!

Schedule Subject to Minor Changes:

Women of Grace National Conference Schedule 


4:00 PM Registration/Sales Tables Open/Boxed Dinner in the Parish Center

6:00 PM Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Celebrant - Father Tien-Tri Nguyen, Concelebrant - Father Philip Scott, FJ

7:00 PM Welcome and Introductions

Presentation One - Daughter of God: Exquisitely Made (Psalm 139: 14-16)

Johnnette Benkovic

8:15 PM Break

8:30 PM Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team

8:55 PM Introduction

9:00 PM Presentation Two - Daughter of God: Bouquet of Divine Love (John 17: 20-24)

Father Philip Scott, FJ

10:00 PM Sales Tables Close


7:30 AM Registration/Sales Tables Open

8:30 AM Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Homily One - Daughter of God: By the Blood of the Lamb (Colossians 1:21-23)

Fr. Philip Scott, FJ

10:00 AM Announcements and Introduction

10:15 AM Presentation Three - Daughter of God: Bearer of Good Fruit (Matthew 7: 15-17)

Sue Ellen Browder

11:15 AM LUNCH PROVIDED in the Parish Center/Confessions/Fellowship/Prayer/Reflection

1:00 PM Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team

1:30 PM Announcements and Introduction

1:45 PM Presentation Four - Daughter of God: The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)

Susan Potvin

2:45 PM Stretch Break

2:55 PM Introduction

3:00 PM Presentation Five with Prayer Reflection - Daughter of God: Growing in God (Song of Songs 2: 10-13)

Carol Marquardt

4:30 PM Break (move to Parish Center)

5:00 PM DINNER PROVIDED in the Parish Center/Fellowship/Prayer/Reflection

6:15 PM Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team

6:30 PM Announcements and Introduction

6:45 PM Presentation Six - Daughter of God: An Aroma of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15)

Kitty Cleveland

7:45 PM Quiet Break/Sales Tables Close

8:15 PM Presentation Seven and Healing Service - Daughter of God: Healed for Holiness (Isaiah 42:3)

Johnnette Benkovic and Fr. Philip Scott, FJ

10:00 PM Close


8:00 AM Sales Tables Open/Fellowship

8:15 AM Praise and Worship

Living Praise Worship Team

8:30 AM Announcements

8:45 AM Witness Talks

9:15 AM Presentation Eight - Daughter of God: For Such a Time as This (Esther 4:14)

Johnnette Benkovic

10:15 AM Stretch Break

10:30 AM Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Homily Two - Daughter of God: Love, Live, and Speak the Truth (All Readings)

Fr. Philip Scott, FJ

12:00 PM Closing Comments

Johnnette Benkovic

12:30 PM Close 

(Youth Track Schedule Coming Soon...)

Preceded by the Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar

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Event Date/Time(s)

START: Friday, September 08 at 12:00 AM US/Eastern
END: Sunday, September 10 at 12:00 AM US/Eastern

Event Information

COST: $140 includes Friday boxed dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
5712 Paradise Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Contact Information

Hotel Room Block:
Hilton Garden Inn Rio Rancho
1771 Rio Rancho Blvd SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Reservations: 505-896-1111
If booking by phone, use event name: Women of Grace National Conference
If booking online, use group code: WGNC
Special conference rate of $104/night includes complimentary breakfast.

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Event Speakers

  • Johnnette Benkovic Williams

    Johnnette Benkovic Williams is Founder and President of Women of Grace®, a Catholic apostolate for women featuring a number of outreaches including conferences, media, study groups and more.

    After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith in 1981. Her conversion sparked a new vocation: sharing the Gospel message through the utilization of media. She has been an inspiring and consistent presence on EWTN Catholic radio and EWTN Catholic television for over 30 years.
  • Sue Ellen Browder

    Sue Ellen Browder is a freelance writer who has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, Women of Grace, and hundreds of radio talk shows.  Her work for Cosmopolitan, New Woman, Woman’s Day, and other magazines has given her a lifetime of experience with the women’s movement as it unfolded in the media, both on the public stage and behind the scenes.  Trained at the University of Missouri School of Journalism to be an investigative journalist, Browder unwittingly betrayed her true calling and became a propagandist for sexual liberation. She did not realize until much later that propagandists higher and cleverer than herself were influencing her thinking and her personal choices as they subverted the women’s movement. Her most recent book Subverted:  How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Woman’s Movement sets the record straight.  She will be speaking on “Why the Prolife Movement Is the Authentic Women’s Movement of the 21st century.” 
  • Kitty Cleveland

    Singer/songwriter and inspirational speaker Kitty Cleveland began her professional career as a lawyer, university instructor and career counselor.  But in an adoration chapel one day in 1998 during a devastating family crisis, she clearly heard the Lord call her to become a "music missionary."   
    Kitty enthusiastically heeded the call and has since released 11 CDs of music and prayer--including two CDs with Lighthouse Catholic Media.  She has appeared numerous times on television, on the radio, in concert and as a keynote speaker throughout North America and in Europe sharing her message of hope, healing and encouragement. 
    Kitty is currently working on her first book and enjoying the adventure of homeschooling.  She makes her home in the New Orleans area with her musician husband and young daughter, whom they adopted from China in 2005 and who frequently accompanies Kitty on her travels.
  • Carol Marquardt

    Carol Marquardt has worked for many years in lay ministry in the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. Before beginning the development of the Our Fiat materials and Mantle of Mary Association, she served as adult education director, catechumenate director, retreat house director, and charismatic prayer group leader. Along with these positions, she has worked in inner healing ministry and spiritual direction. She has also lead pilgrimages to Marian shrines such as Medjugorje, Lourdes, and Guadalupe, as well as Rome and Assisi. She has participated in evangelization missions to Eastern Europe with Renewal Ministries from Ann Arbor, Michigan USA.

    Formerly a nationally ranked tennis player, Carol converted to Catholicism in 1966 after marriage to her husband Mark. She has two married sons and eight grandchildren. She attributes her interest in spirituality to an experience of the presence of Jesus in 1971, which she saw as a call to follow Him and serve Him. Shortly after, she experienced the charismatic anointing of the Holy Spirit. Ever since, her interest and focus has been the spirituality of the lay apostle in the modern world.
    A graduate of Duke University, Carol holds Masters Degrees in Education from the University of Illinois and in Pastoral Ministry from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. She also received a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico.

  • Susan Potvin

    Susan Potvin, worship leader and inspirational speaker, has been involved in Catholic and ecumenical renewal work for more than thirty years. Susan is the leader of Living Praise Worship Team, which provides worship for many groups nationally and internationally,.  They serve such groups as Women of Grace®, Magnificat® – A Ministry to Catholic Women where Susan serves as the Chair for Praise and Worship, and the National Charismatic Renewal. Susan also teaches extensively on worship providing worship workshops and mentoring worship leaders.  With Living Praise, Susan has produced seven worship CD’s. She graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a B.A. in Theology and has a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Liberty University.  Susan works as a school counselor at a K-12 Christian school and is also a Spiritual Director.  She and her husband, Urby, who have been married for thirty-nine years, reside in Steubenville, Ohio.  They have raised four children and have one grandchild.  You can visit Living Praise at their website at:  www.LivingPraiseWorship.com or contact Susan at livingpraise4him@gmail.com.

  • Fr. Philip Scott, FJ

    Fr. Philip Scott is the Founder of Family of Jesus, a family of priests, brothers and sisters dedicated to Christ and His Church, bound by private vows of obedience, chastity, poverty and martyrdom, praying to be healed and formed into a family by the Divine Family (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in order to live out in a prophetic manner our baptismal calling to follow Jesus Christ and to be his instruments of healing for families, including not only the individual domestic family, but also the broader family of the Church and of society.
    They were founded by Father Philip Scott in 1998 under the auspices of Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  They have been missionaries in Peru, since January 10, 2003.