Are only Catholic women able to attend? 
We welcome ALL women! All women, Catholic, other faiths, no faith, in all states of life including single, married, widowed, divorced, with children or without are invited to attend The Catholic Women’s Conference.

What does my registration fee include? 
In-person registration includes access to the conference both Friday and Saturday, a CWC Gift Bag (which includes a Journal, Rosary bracelet, and devotional booklet), and boxed lunch Saturday. Plus, of course, an incredible “spa for the soul” experience!

Virtual Registration will include a mailing out of Journal, Rosary bracelet, and a St. Mother Teresa prayer card (for mailing addresses located in the U.S.A). Cannot guarantee delivery of items prior to the conference for registrations made after 7/17/23.

Are there any registration discounts?

Please note registration discount deadlines are in place for each opportunity. If finances are a serious obstacle, we invite you to apply for a scholarship.

  1. Mother/Daughter – Mother & daughters can experience the conference together at $10 each off the individual registration fee.
  2. Religious Sisters – Nuns in a religious order or community enjoy complimentary registration fee. We just ask that you 1)  pray for women attending and all of us involved in the Catholic Women’s Conference asking our Lord to make it a spiritual success and 2)  register with us to assure your Conference packet and lunch.
  3. Student/Military – All students, military (active-duty) who are unable to afford the registration fee are encouraged to apply for a scholarship and pay what you are able to afford.
  4. Scholarship – No woman will be turned away from registering for the CWC due to inability to pay. Thanks to the generosity of women who pay over their registration fee as Samaritan Women scholarships are provided for those who cannot afford to attend. Please see our registration page for scholarship application and details.

How do I buy the 2023 T-shirt?

Conference T-shirts will not be sold this year.

Are refunds offered?  
Sorry, no refunds, however registrations are transferable. A woman unable to attend may transfer her registration to another woman she knows who can attend or donate it as a scholarship for a woman in need who cannot attend due to financial reasons.  Contact Pilgrim Center of Hope for assistance.

Do I need a ticket to attend? 
Upon arrival, you will check-in and receive a wristband.

You need to be registered to enter the conference, but you do not need to show a physical or digital ticket upon arrival.

A confirmation will be emailed to the email address that is provided to us on your registration. Your email address is important!  All conference news and helpful tips are sent to the email address provided at registration.

If you participate virtually, your email address is required to be able to access the live-stream.

What if I registered in-person, but I cannot make it to the conference?  
If you are registered for the in-person event and KNOW that you will not be attending, please let us know so that we may save expenses on food & beverage being ordered in anticipation of you being there.  Email or call 210-521-3377.

Can I transfer from virtual to in-person?  
If you are registered for virtual and would like to attend in-person: You are welcome to show up the day of the conference, but please be mindful that we may be in a sold-out situation and may not be able to accommodate you. Also, note that lunch is not included in the virtual ticket. We suggest contacting us at least 8 days in advance by emailing or calling 210-521-3377 so we can work to make room for you and provide for your food & beverage.

Is there an age limit to attend?  
No. Women of all ages are encouraged to come and encounter Christ and be in fellowship with other women in order to be taught, inspired and encouraged in the vocation to womanhood.

Sensitive subjects may be presented, but the sad reality is that girls of even elementary age are being bombarded with these subjects out in the world; it is best to hear them in the light of the Church so as to grow in virtue and faith in God.

Notes for Nursing Mothers – Mothers are welcome to bring nursing babies. We ask that should the baby cry and become disruptive to please leave the conference area so as not to disturb other women in attendance. Any volunteer can assist in providing a comfortable place to nurse as needed.

Notes for Mothers with Small Children – No babysitting is provided. Women with small children are to leave them in the care of husbands / other guardians. The CWC is a time for women to encounter Jesus and draw closer to Him. You will return to your vocational tasks refreshed and reinvigorated… and husbands and children will only be the better for it!

Conference Experience

How is the conference addressing COVID-19?

We’ll be practicing the safety guidelines prescribed by local authorities, including those of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

What will I experience by attending the conference (in general)?

You will experience a “spa for the soul” with opportunities to encounter God through the presentations, the Bishop’s message for you, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and be encouraged by being with many women like you!

Does my attendance at Mass at the conference count as our weekly attendance to Mass? 

The Mass that will be celebrated at the CWC will be Saturday morning Mass, so it is not the weekly Sunday observance. 

How do I participate virtually? 
All registrants will have the opportunity to participate from home; you will log into a unique website given to you a day before the conference along with a password. This will allow you to access the virtual website, which includes:
* Video player to watch the conference
* Conference Event Program Booklet PDF to follow along
* Virtual Exhibitor Listing
* FAQs and ways to contact us via email or text message for feedback & support

You’ll be able to see the conference stage just as the in-person attendees see it (maybe even better)!

Here’s what past Virtual Participants said:

  • “This was the first year attending the Catholic Women’s Conference virtual and was a little doubtful that it would not be the same as being there in-person. I was wrong, I was really impressed with the way it went. No issues at all. It was easy to connect.”
  • “The virtual side was well done and showed you all were well prepared… Sound was good, cameras were good, and I felt included with the ‘shout outs’.”
  • “This is the first time me and my three sisters participated because it was virtual and we live in different areas of Texas. We text during the breaks and lunch and shared our experience. Wonderful experience!”

Is there anything in Spanish?  

The CWC is not offered in Spanish.  

Preparing to Attend

How can I prepare for the conference?

Pray the CWC Prayer on our website, ask the Holy Spirit to prepare your mind and heart to be open to what you need to hear/learn.