Rise Up Schedule


Thursday, December 28th, 2017

3-7:00 pm

  • Registration

7:30 pm

  • Opening Session: Dominion from Sea to Sea (in English)

    Lisa Canning
    Co-founder of UEvangelize

Friday, December 29th, 2017

8:00 am

  • Rosary (optional) in Chapel

8:30 am

  • Mass
    Celebrant: Bishop Christian Riesbeck
    Archdiocese of Ottawa

9:45 am

  • Session 2: Pursued from Sea to Sea (in English & French)

    Immaculée Ilibagiza
    Rwandan Holocaust Survivor & Speaker on Faith, Hope & Forgiveness

10:45 am

  • Brunch

12:15 pm

  • Session 3: Dominion of Our Hearts (in English)

    Fr. Mark Goring, CC
    Director, Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston

1:30 pm

  • Afternoon Break

7:00 pm

  • Session 4: The Surrender (in English)

    Ken Yasinski
    Catholic Speaker & Founder of FacetoFace Ministries
    (Adoration, Praise & Worship and the Sacrament of Reconciliation)

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

8:00 am

  • Rosary (optional) in Chapel

8:30 am

  • Praise & Worship

8:50 am

  • Session 5: An Empire of Encounter (in French)

    Archbishop Paul-André Durocher
    Archdiocese of Gatineau

10:00 am

  • Brunch

11:30 am

  • Praise & Worship/ Louange
  • Session 6: The Battlefield of Our Hearts (in English)

    Fr. Raymond de Souza
    Editor-in-Chief Convivium Magazine & Columnist, National Post

1:15 pm

  • Afternoon Break

4:30 pm

  • Alumni Dinner

6:30 pm

  • Anticipated Mass

7:45 pm

  • Session 7: Agents of Dominion (in English)

    Bishop Scott McCaig, CC
    Bishop, Military Ordinariate of Canada

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

8:00 am

  • Rosary (optional) in Chapel

8:30 am

  • Praise & Worship

9:15 am

  • Workshops: Personal Development

    • PD1: Don’t be a spiritual fence sitter
      Amanda Chan, Director of Evangelization at St. John Bosco Parish, SK (in English with French translation)
    • PD2: Why Can’t We Be Friends: Religion & Science
      Dr. Samantha Anderson, PhD
    • PD3: Why Does It Matter: Mass on Sundays
      Fr. Toby Collins, Vocation Director, Congregation of the Resurrectionists
    • PD4: Meeting God in the Silence
      Fr. Cristino Bouvette, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Calgary
    • PD5: Why is it so Difficult? Overcoming Challenges in the Spiritual Life
      Fr. John O’Brien, Chaplain, Campion College at the University of Regina
    • PD6: “You did it to Me” (Mat 25:40) – The Joy of Encountering Christ in the Poor
      Fr. Emmanuel, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
    • PD7: Unstoppable: Living with the Holy Spirit
      Remy Takam, CCO Missionary (in French with English translation)
    • PD8: Sainthood Exposed
      Benjamin Turland, CCO Missionary

10:30 am

Break, workshop change

11:00 am

  • Workshops: Living our Apostolate

    • LA1: Catholics Should be the Best at Dating
      Lisa & Josh Canning, Co-founders at UEvangelize.org
    • LA2: A Muslim, a Jew, and a Catholic Walk into a Bar
      Dr. Andrew Bennett, Program Director for Cardus Law & Chair of the Cabinet of Canadians for Cardus’ Faith in Canada 150
    • LA3: Parish Renewal
      Michael Dopp, President, Mission of the Redeemer Ministries (in English with French translation)
    • LA4: Gender Ideology: Responding with Charity, Clarity, and Compassion
      Hudson Byblow, Catholic Speaker, Author & Consultant
    • LA5: Discovering the Feminine Genius & the Gift that Women are to the Church
      Christine Labrosse, Consultant to Women’s Staff for NET Canada
    • LA6: #relationshipgoals – The Secrets to a Lifelong Dynamic Marriage
      Jeff & Renee Lockert, CCO President & First Lady
    • LA7: Building Authentic Friendships
      Carissa Benavides & Mark Suezo, CCO Missionaries
    • LA8: How to Be a Real Change in the World
      Alissa Golob, RightNow (in English with French translation)

12:15 pm

  • Afternoon Break

1:30 pm

  • Optional Vocations Session

5:00 pm

  • New Year’s Anticipated Mass
    Celebrant & Homilist: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ
    Archdiocese of Ottawa

7:00 pm

  • New Year’s Eve Banquet & Dance

    Founders’ Address (in English)

    Angèle Regnier
    Author & Co-Founder of CCO

Monday, January 1st, 2018

9:30 am

  • Brunch
    Closing Session

12:00 pm

  • Conference ends
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