Dear Friends of the Catholic Family Conference,
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that the 21st Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference that was scheduled to be held August 7-9, 2020 in Wichita, Kansas is canceled.
The current situation with COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the future is the driving force behind this decision.
Throughout the year we have monthly bills and because of your generosity, we usually have some funds left over to help us make it through until attendee registrations and vendor booth registrations open for the next year. We have had some thin years, however this year we actually have a deficit at this time. We have delayed opening registration because of the pandemic. Now we will not be holding the conference, so no registration or vendor income.
We are hanging on to try and bring this beautiful conference back for August 6-8, 2021. Meanwhile, we have monthly bills that must be paid, storage, phone service, and others. We still have pending bills from last year’s conference and even some payments to secure future speakers.
We know everyone is struggling at this time, but there is a real possibility that we will not be able to bring the conference back in 2021 without your financial help. We continue with the hope to have this great blessing in our lives, these great speakers, and this wonderful community, our Catholic Family Conference family. We know everyone is struggling at this time. You can help.
You can help us not only balance our account but secure the future of the conference. If every family could give $20, that would help us confidently plan for a 2021 conference. If you financially can, please give a little more for those that can't at this time.
If you cannot give financially at this time, please remember us in your prayers so we can continue this great conference. If you know of someone who has not gotten this message and might be able and willing to help, please pass this on!
Please know that we are working on an idea to help spiritually enrich you this summer. We will keep you updated.
Visit the website catholicfamilyconference.org as we will post future details.
May God bless you all in this very troubling time. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
Sincerely, The Midwest Catholic Family Conference Committee
Kevin Regan, Conference Director