cherokee park - fall
Schedule-at-a-glance (subject to change; updated 6/13/2019)

Wednesday, October 23

5:00-7:00pm Registration for Pre-Congress Workshops

Thursday, October 24

7:00-9:00am Registration for Pre-Congress Workshops

7:30am Eucharist
Cash breakfast

8:30am Gethsemani retreat day participants depart

9:00-10:30am Pre-Congress Workshops

10:30-11:00am Break (refreshments provided)

11:00-12:30pm Workshops continued

12:30-2:00pm Lunch provided for pre-congress workshop participants

2:00-3:15pm Workshops continued

2:00-7:00pm 2019 Congress Registration

3:15-3:30pm Break (refreshments provided)

3:30-4:30pm Workshops continued

5:00pm Gethsemani retreat day participants return

7:00pm Opening Session

8:30pm Opening Reception (beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres provided)

Friday, October 25

7:30am Eucharist
Cash breakfast
Congress registration

9:00am Morning Prayer

9:30-10:30am Keynote Presentation 1

10:30-11:00am Break (refreshments provided)

11:00am-noon Keynote continued (dialogue partners, table conversations)

12:00-2:00pm Cash lunch

12:30-1:30pm Member Area Meetings (grab lunch & meet in respective rooms)

2:00-3:15 pm Congress Seminars – Session 1

3:15-3:45pm Break (refreshments provided)

3:45-5:00pm Congress Seminars – Session 2

Free Evening

Explore all Louisville has to offer!

4th Street Live – Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment destination, located in the heart of downtown Louisville. Boasting nearly 20 different venues varying in style, food, and price.

Louisville Jack’O Lantern Spectacular – The Louisville event is held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a 1/3-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show.”

Big Four Bridge – The Big Four® Bridge links Louisville Waterfront Park to Jeffersonville, Indiana over the Ohio River. The bridge has an LED lighting system that wraps designated areas of the bridge fretwork, highlighting the beauty and strength of the bridge structure, which dates back to its days as an active urban railroad bridge.

Urban Bourbon Stillhouse – Located right in downtown, the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse is a small working distillery and bottling line, it’s a great place to learn a little about bourbon, grab a handcrafted cocktail or a pick up some swag.

Boo! at the Louisville Zoo – The Louisville Zoo is about to transform into a storybook land where a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!”

Saturday, October 26

7:30am Cash breakfast

8:00-8:45am RFC Supporter Breakfast (by invitation only)

9:00am Morning Prayer

9:30-10:30am Keynote Presentation 2

10:30-11:00am Break (refreshments provided)

11:00am-Noon Keynote continued (dialogue partners, table conversations)

12:00-1:30pm Cash lunch

12:30-1:30pm Caucus Conversations & Social Justice Lunch & Learn Sessions

Young Religious Caucus Conversation (for young religious only, grab lunch & meet in respective room)

North American Conference of Associates & Religious Caucus Conversation (grab lunch & meet in respective room)

Bread for Life Lunch & Learn

Catholic Legal Immigration Network Lunch & Learn

1:30-3:00pm. National Meeting of the Religious Formation Conference

3:30-4:30pm Closing Eucharist
The collection taken up during the closing liturgy will go towards supporting Doors to Hope, a local non-profit organization offering ESL classes, GED mentoring, after school tutoring and more. Please be as generous as you’re able.

5:30pm Reception (cash bar and simple hors d’oeuvres)

6:30pm Banquet, Mary Emil Penet, IHM Award, Congress Closing
Entertainment by Bluegrass 101, award-winning bluegrass band featuring energetic and uplifting music.

Sunday, October 27

7:30am Cash breakfast

7:00-8:45am Registration for Post-Congress Workshop

8:30am Morning Prayer

8:45-10:00am Post-Congress Workshop, Session 1

10:00-10:30am Morning Break (refreshments provided)

10:30-Noon Post-Congress Workshop, Session 2

Noon-1:15pm Lunch provided for post-congress workshop participants

1:15-3:30pm Post-Congress Workshop, Session 3

Post-Congress Workshop will conclude no later than 3:30pm on Sunday, October 27