Pre/Post Events 2022

PRE/POST EVENT DATES: Wednesday – Friday, September 14th-16th

Sunday afternoon/evening – Monday, September 18th-19th

More Fun and Fellowship

Join fellow attendees for fun, fellowship and sight-seeing in the DC Metro area before and after the conference! (Over 50% of attendees participate in the Pre/Post events!)

(Please note, conference registration is required for participation in the Pre/Post Events.)

Schedule of Events

(Dates and Times subject to change. Click on each day for detailed descriptions and registration.)

Wednesday, September 14th

  • Catholic History Pilgrimage – Day 1Southern MD: Catholic Establishment in the Colonies: The Ark and the Dove (8 am – 9:30 pm)
  • Latin dance night! – (7:30 pm – ?…)

Thursday, September 15th

  • Catholic History Pilgrimage – Day 2 Annapolis: Catholicism in Early America (The Carrolls) – (8 am – 5:30 pm)
  • Hike at Mary’s Rock – (8 am – 5 pm)
  • Pilgrimage in DC, with dinner and Lincoln Memorial at sunset (Basilica of Immaculate Conception, JPII Shrine, Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land and Memorials) – (8 am – 10:30 pm)
  • “Behold I Make All Things New” – Evening Healing Retreat for all affected by divorce – (4:30 pm – 10 pm)

Friday, September 16th

  • Catholic History Pilgrimage – Day 3 – Mt Vernon/Alexandria (8 am – 4 pm)
  • Mini-Pilgrimage to Historic Emmitsburg, MD (Visit the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes) – (9 am – 5:30 pm)
  • Great Falls Hike (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)

Sunday, September 18th

  • Visit to the Air & Space Museum (2:30 pm – 6/8:00 pm)
  • Afternoon of Lawn Games in Washington, DC – (2:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
  • Post-conference BBQ at Bea’s (5 pm – 11 pm)

Monday, September 19th

  • Day of Sightseeing, Museums and Memorials – Washington, DC – Visit museums, such as the Museum of the Bible, Smithsonian Museum, Ford’s Theater (tour at 10am), and more – more details TBA!

Besides relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Westfields Marriott grounds

Come early or stay late for some fun local activities

Pre/Post Event Registration opening soon!

Confirmed: Special Catholic History Pilgrimage hosted by Tom and Noelle Crowe with the American Catholic History podcast.

Dates: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 14-16, 2022.

Discover so much you never knew about the growth of Catholicism in the United States! (Book for just one or two days, or for all three!) More info coming soon!