Our mission is to foster an appreciation for the personal dignity of women, to encourage women to know and love God, and to inspire them to use their feminine gifts for the transformation of family and society.

The CWC is an event for healing, for spiritual direction, for receiving tools for everyday living and resources for education. CWC is presented by Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Ministry of Conferences.

All women are welcome. You don’t have to be perfect to begin anew in Christ!

We especially thank the following for their support toward the costs of CWC.

Shavano Family Practice
Catholic Life Insurance

Helena, Montana

Word Among Us
Urology with Dignity

July 16 & 17, 2021

Phoenician Ballroom at
St. George Maronite Catholic Church

6070 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, TX 78240

SAMARITAN WOMAN$100*Sales end on Jul 9, 2021* Includes access to in-person conference, attendee bag, boxed lunch, recording of conference for up to 30 days, weekly limited video series Women of Hope, AND 1 Donation allowing Pilgrim Center of Hope to invite a woman in financial need to attend. By selecting this registration, you are a Missionary of Hope spreading what Pope Francis calls the Joy of the Gospel – and exclaiming like the Samaritan Woman,”Come see!” (John 4:29)
INDIVIDUAL – VIRTUAL$50Includes access to live-streamed conference, recording of conference for up to 30 days, and weekly limited video series Women of Hope.
INDIVIDUAL – IN-PERSON$65Includes access to in-person conference, attendee bag, boxed lunch, recording of conference for up to 30 days, and weekly limited video series Women of Hope.
GROUP$55*Sales end on Jun 30, 2021* Discounted Registration for (10) or more women to attend conference. Includes access to in-person conference, attendee bag, boxed lunch, recording of conference for up to 30 days, and weekly limited video series Women of Hope.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER$50 per person*Sales end on Jul 9, 2021* Registration for Mother & Daughter(s) to attend. Includes access to in-person conference, attendee bag, boxed lunch, recording of conference for up to 30 days, and weekly limited video series Women of Hope. Registration Ticket maximum is 3. Have more than 2 daughters? Call 210-521-3377 to add on.
FINANCIAL HARDSHIP$YourContribution*Application Deadline Jul 9, 2021* We want all women to participate! If finances are an obstacle, use the button below to apply for a scholarship to participate.
RELIGIOUS/CLERGYComplimentaryPlease pre-register by calling 210-521-3377.

2021 CWC Signature Shirt

Pre-Order Yours: Wear Jesus’ beautiful invitation, “Come to Me,” from Matthew 11:28, along with our 2021 patron saint Teresa of Avila’s famous advice, “Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change.”

  • Pick up at Conference – $20. Order your shirt through the In-Person Registration button above, and it’ll be ready for you at the Conference.
  • or, Mailed to You – $30 includes shipping & handling to addresses in the United States of America. Order your shirt through the Virtual Registration button above.

Bonus Gift!

Included with every registration: A weekly limited video series, “Women of Hope” delivered to your email address.

On Saturdays, you’ll receive a new short video message of encouragement from CWC Speakers, to keep you living in hope!

Host Virtual Event at Your Parish

A parish, or parish group can host the virtual Catholic Women’s Conference at their parish using a banquet hall or meeting room and inviting attendees to gather as a group to experience the conference together.

The event may be held simultaneously with the in-person conference on the day the conference is being held, or present it at another time utilizing the recording of the conference.

Pilgrim Center of Hope will work with the Parish Contact to provide:

  • Conference flyers with registration form
  • Sample bulletin announcements to advertise the virtual conference through their parish.
  • Conference graphics for parish use to promote through their social media outlets.
  • Attendee Bags – if requested, the parish can receive conference bags with the same items as being provided at the in-person event.  Parish Contact coordinates a time week before the conference to pick them up at Pilgrim Center of Hope
  • Virtual Link to the Conference

Contact Our Events Coordinator

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Carrie Bucalo

Carrie Bucalo

Featured Speaker

Carrie is an Army wife, mother, writer and artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the founder of HealedByTruth.com, which promotes faith healing for abuse survivors and their families.
Before marriage, Carrie was a cloistered Carmelite nun for three years, which greatly formed her faith and her reflective writings. She currently writes for the bestselling Magnificat devotional magazine.

Carrie will be presenting two talks:

Whole-Hearted Womanhood, Part 1: Our Story and Whole-Hearted Womanhood, Part 2: Our Inheritance

Genevieve Kineke

Genevieve Kineke

Featured Speaker

Genevieve converted to the faith as a young adult, and has written and spoken extensively on the topic of authentic femininity. In 1992 she founded a quarterly journal for Catholic women, which she edited for 12 years.
In 2008, she was asked to address the participants of a Vatican congress honoring the 20th anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem. Subsequently, she was asked by the Daughters of Saint Paul to compile meditations for a 25th anniversary edition of that Apostolic Letter, and her column, "The Feminine Genius," has been carried in the Fall River Anchor since 2009.
Genevieve has been married for 37 years and is the mother of five children, which has given her a deep appreciation of human nature and the challenge of living holiness in the present age.

Genevieve will be presenting two talks:

Woman; Icon of the Church and Forgiveness Creates the Freedom to Love

Most Rev. Gary Janak

Most Rev. Gary Janak

Main Celebrant, Saturday Mass

Bishop Janak was ordained Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of San Antonio on April 20, 2021. He was raised in Palacios, a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic community. In 1983 he received his bachelor’s degree in History and began at Assumption Seminary in 1984. He obtained his Master of Divinity Degree from Oblate School of Theology in 1988. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Victoria on May 14, 1988. He earned a Licentiate in Canonical Jurisprudence (JCL) from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., in 1995; his master’s degree in Counseling in 1997, and has been licensed by the state of Texas as a professional counselor supervisor since 2000. His hobbies include reading about spirituality, marriage enrichment and psychology; writing; running; biking; and paddle boarding.

Mary Jane Fox

Mary Jane Fox

Founder & Speaker

Mary Jane and her husband had a re-awakening of their faith in the 1980s. Mary Jane experienced healing from an incurable illness. In 1986, Tom and Mary Jane Fox left their respective careers in hotel management and the travel industry to work full-time for their church. For the first seven years, their main ministry was door-to-door home visitation; in the first few years, they visited over 10,000 families. Tom was ordained a permanent deacon in 1988. In 1992, they spent two weeks in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem & discerned that God was calling them to develop a Catholic evangelization ministry. With the help of friends and benefactors, Pilgrim Center of Hope was founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1993. The award-winning ministry has led them to travel throughout the world. In 2001, Mary Jane founded the Catholic Women’s Conference, which has encouraged & inspired thousands of women in their unique dignity and vocation.

Mary Jane will guide us throughout the day as a spiritual mother, leading us in prayer and meditation on what we experience together.

Renee Polka

Renee Polka


Renee has a background in education, linguistics, and fundraising. She currently works raising funds for community health and wellness initiatives. In 2015, Renee attended the Theology of the Body Institute for the Head and Heart Immersion course and has taken continuing education courses in theology with Father Nathan Cromly of the St. John Institute.
She teaches CCD at St. Brigid Catholic Church, and considers praying novenas her primary love language. When she is not planning weekend trips with friends, you can find her reading overdue library books, bargain hunting at garage sales with her parents, or endlessly listening to podcasts.

Plus! TEC Talks

Enjoy mini presentations to Teach, Encourage, and Challenge by a variety of awesome speakers during this year’s conference.

FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021
Music by Laura Garza & Divine Providence
Sacrament of Reconciliation Available
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Available
Exhibitors Open
Concession Sales Open
Genevieve Kineke (IN-PERSON) – “Woman: Icon of the Church”
7:15Carrie Bucalo (IN-PERSON) – “Whole-Hearted Womanhood, Part 1: Our Story”
8:00Exhibitors Close
Transition Into Evening with Jesus, the Divine Healer
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Time with Jesus, the Divine Healer
Music by Laura Garza & Divine Providence
9:45Program Continues
TEC Talk #1 (TBA)
Genevieve Kineke – “Forgiveness Creates the Freedom to Love”
TEC Talk #2 (TBA)
12:45Program Continues
Carrie Bucalo – “Whole-Hearted Womanhood, Part 2: Our Inheritance”
TEC Talk #3 (TBA)
2:45Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:15Mary Jane Fox – “Go Forth!”
3:45Closing Song

Schedule subject to change.

Make It A Girl’s Weekend!

The following hotels are providing discounted rates especially for Catholic Women’s Conference attendees!

Please contact each hotel directly with your questions.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Antonio NW

5014 Prue Road
San Antonio, TX 78240

Phone: 210-694-5100
Dates Available: Fri/Sat, July 16-17
Rates: $79 Single/Double plus tax, Studio King & Sofa Bed
Deadline to Book: June 23, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW

4323 Spectrum One
San Antonio, TX 78230

Phone: 210-696-5400
Dates Available: Fri/Sat, July 15-17
Rates: $109 plus tax, Double Room, sleeps up to 6
Deadline to Book: July 1, 2021


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Exhibit During CWC 2021

Exhibitors at our annual conferences partner with Pilgrim Center of Hope in our mission to provide spiritual tools, resources, products, and services that help men and women grow in their holy vocation to manhood and womanhood in God, so as to live in the joy of the Catholic faith and share the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

Exhibitors may be Vendors or Ministries.

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Your support of Pilgrim Center of Hope continues our mission to help men and women grow in their holy vocation to manhood and womanhood in God, so as to live in the joy of the Catholic faith and share the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.