In response to the current pandemic, a Catholic Seniors’ Conference is available to be ‘delivered to you’ as a pre-recorded presentation!
Available for Individuals, Groups & Communities.
Continue below for more information.
Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS
Receive the special message of encouragement, hope and accompaniment of the Archbishop of San Antonio. It was because of his concern for seniors that this conference began years ago!
The author of Surviving Medical Trauma with God‘s Help, in 2003 Jane became the lone survivor of a workplace shooting. Often called "San Antonio’s own Living Symbol of Answered Prayer," she is an inspirational witness to how faith & trust in God’s Providence can transform any tragedy into triumph. Learn how to embrace faith to fuel recovery from any situation in your life!
Mary Jane Fox
Co-Founder and Co-Director of Pilgrim Center of Hope, Mary Jane has served in ministry for over 30 years after a profound conversion experience and healing. She will inspire you with a message about how we can live each day in the joy of God’s personal love.
Experience a special, 2-hour conference to lift your spirit & encourage you!
- Introduction by emcee Nan Balfour
- Opening Prayer
- Special message from Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S.
- Presentation by Jane Swanson: “Surviving to Thriving with God’s Help“
- Presentation by Mary Jane Fox: “Serenity, Courage & Wisdom – A Path to Holiness“
- Guided Reflection by Deacon Tom Fox
- Rosary with meditations, led by seniors
You get to choose how to enjoy this conference!
- Watch Online
- Receive a DVD Video
- Receive a CD (Audio-only version)
Plus, Fountain of Life Prayer Book for Seniors available to order.
Senior communities, groups & parishes can enjoy special pricing to provide the CSC to their residents or members for group viewing and/or provide individually.
Prayer Book for Seniors
Fountain of Life
Available to add-on to your Conference Registration order:
Fountain of Life large-print prayer book for seniors, printed by Pilgrim Center of Hope.
Support This Mission for Seniors
Honoring in 2021
🕯 In Memory Of
Simon & Louise Beddingfield
by Nan Balfour
Arthur & Margaret Leyva
by Rosalinda Correa
Manuel & Helen Marin
by Mary Jane Fox
🕯 In Honor Of
by Michelle Macias
🕯 Additional Supporters
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Thanks to Pope Francis, beginning in 2021 and each following year, we will celebrate World Day for Grandparents and The Elderly. This occurs on the fourth Sunday of July, which falls on or near the Feast Day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, grandparents of Jesus.
Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, inspired by the courageous and dignified retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, called on Pilgrim Center of Hope in 2013 to organize a Catholic Seniors’ Conference for the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
On April 5, 2014, over 320 men and women staff and attendees helped make the first annual Catholic Seniors’ Conference a wonderful start!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the 2020 Catholic Seniors’ Conference was cancelled.
In 2021, we creatively re-launched the Conference with a “Delivered to You” option, offering the event as a recorded presentation that could be delivered to seniors as individuals or small groups, through a web link, DVD, or audio CDs.
Pope Francis announced a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly every fourth Sunday of July, which served as our 2021 conference “Delivered to You” debut date.
This conference continues to shed light on the Church’s high regard for seniors, educating them about their unique dignity as sons and daughters of God, encouraging them to know and love God, and inspiring them to use their gifts for the transformation of family and society.
Did you discover something you weren’t aware of about how the Catholic Church views the elderly, senior citizens?
Definitely I had come to the conclusion that the Catholic Church didn’t care for the elderly who were once young & very active in our Church, but I realized through this conference we are the building blocks of our church
(I discovered) that we are needed to carry on the Church to the next generation.
The Church is emphasizing more the dignity and value of the elderly and their responsibility to contribute to the work of evangelization.
We are still important and have work to do.
- Watch past Conference talks
- View photos from previous Conferences
- Read the popes’ messages for seniors