SO! I’m home from the fantastic, amazing, grace-filled Catholic Women Rejoice conference! I got home around 1:30 this morning, so I have not been able to put together a post about the conference yet. Let’s just say I thought it was going to be great, and it was 100 times greater than that! 300 women laughing and crying together, eating and praying together, helping each other with their babies,. Mass was wonderful, some of the vendors were just outstanding, and I still have a sore throat from laughing and laughing and laughing at the Italian dinner afterward. Sterling Jaquith, Lisa Ferry, and Heather Renshaw did something truly wonderful, and if you didn’t make it this year, this is a good time to start making plans for next year!
One of the women I was thrilled to finally meet in person was the lovely Caitlin Elder, who, in her abundant free time, ho ho ho, is helping to promote a Creighton Practitioner Educator Program in Vancouver, WA, near Portland, OR There is a real dearth of Creighton practitioners in the Pacific North West, and women who are hoping to find fertility care must travel many hours to get it. So if you have been thinking of becoming a practitioner, this is a great opportunity to fill a keenly-felt need!
The only catch is, the deadline is SOON. They need to sign up three more people by October 1st, and applications are due Oct. 8.
So even if you’re not up for this yourself, please pass the word on Facebook or on your blog! It would be a real work of mercy if they could get enough people to do this class now.
Location: St. Joseph’s Parish, Vancouver WA Dates: Nov 4th-11th We need 3 more people committed by Oct 1st. Applications due Oct 8th. Contact person: Shira Wise, Program Director (509) 735-5380 3riversfertility@Or people are welcome to contact me with questions: Caitlin Elder caitlinelder25@
Here is a pdf with the entire brochure for the Vancouver program. (And if you can’t open the link because I’m a dope, just email Caitlin or Shira, or me at simchafisher@ ).
Again, please share! Thanks!