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Attendees to the 2019 SCRC Convention have a choice of a variety ticket options. The Spanish Conference, Teen Conference, Children's Program have organized schedule of activities and teachings suitable for each program, while the Regular Weekend and the Christ Triumphant Track have a slate of talks that start with the Opening Prayer and Praise and continue over 10 Sessions through the course of the three day Convention.

Regular Weekend attendees choose 1 talk during each of the 10 sessions.

The Christ Triumphant Track addresses Deliverance, Exorcism, and Protection from Evil Spiritual Influences, presented by experts in those areas. People choosing that ticket may also choose from the selection of Regular Weekend tickets. For more information on the Christ Triumphant please Click Here.

Any talk that is full will be marked "Sold Out" on this page or when you register online. This page is updated in real-time and represents the most up-to-date information available. Please consult this page before filling out your mailed-in registration. Those registering online will know during the time of registration whether a talk is full and will be placed directly into their talk of choice.

 = Part of the Christ Triumphant Track.

Convention Talks

Friday, August 30, 2019
Opening Prayer and Praise: 10:30am - 11:30am
Arena
0pen

Opening Prayer & Praise
Sr. Linda Koontz, with MCs Deacon Stephen and Silia Montross
The Convention opens with prayer, praise, and sharing an inspiring message to help prepare for the weekend.



Session 1: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arena
1A

Divine Encouragement for Discouraged Disciples
Talk with Jim Murphy
Founder & President
Vera Cruz Communications
St. Joseph, MI
Many are discouraged in our days, but God doesn't want us to give in to discouragement. Jim will help us access God's help, so that we can be strengthened and refreshed to continue our journey with the Lord.
ACC North Room 158
1B

Reconciliation Service
Talk with Fr. Perry Kenaston
Pastor,
Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Therese Churches
Diocese of Juneau, AK
Communal reconciliation
Communal reconciliation emphasizes that our sins affect others and our reconciliation is with the community as well as with God. In this hour, you will be nourished by the prayers of others, and have the opportunity for a brief private confession. (The only other confession time is on Saturday during lunch in the Arena Lobby.)
ACC North Room 159
1C

Heaven's Prayer Warriors Await Your Call
Talk with Dominic Berardino
President, SCRC
Burbank, CA
Saints in Heaven are powerful intercessors. Their love and concern for us are very strong because they now exist in perfected union with Jesus Christ. Come learn how to solicit their potent prayer support.
ACC North Room 160
1D

Hope for the Spiritually Dry
Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Kim
Psychologist,
Director, Brain Fitness Center,
Garden Grove, CA
Those who seek to journey to God will inevitably experience a time in the desert. Learn how to understand and pray through the spiritual dryness. Jesus, our eternal hope, promises, "To the thirsty, I will give a gift from the spring of life-giving water."
ACC North Room 161
1S

Holiness and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Talk with Fr. Gary Thomas
Principal subject of the book and major motion picture, "The Rite".
Exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, CA
What does victory in the spiritual life look like? Fr. Gary will address the transforming effects of Christ's victory in our lives.
Part of the Christ Triumphant Track
Session 2: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arena
2A

Hearts of Hope in Troubled Times
Talk with Sr. Linda Koontz
Spirit of the Lord International Mission,
El Paso, TX
At those times when everything around us seems hopeless, we can still have hope in the Lord. Sr. Linda will encourage us and show us
ways to find hope every day.
ACC North Room 158
2B

Finding the Difference Between Sacred & Scared
Talk with Fr. Bob Garon
Pastor,
St. Didacus,
Sylmar, CA
Are you scared of God or do you know that true piety (delight in the fear of the Lord) leads us to a sense of the sacred?
ACC North Room 159
2C

Faith Over Fear: Anxiety and Depression, a Spiritual Trial
Talk with Fr. Ramon Valera
Pastor,
St. John Baptiste De La Salle
Granada Hills, CA
Many experience unexplained or major depression to the point of suicidal thoughts. However, the graces of the Holy Spirit and faith in Jesus Christ call us to fight it. How can we see Jesus as our HOPE in everything?
ACC North Room 160
2D

Miracles in the Life of the Church
Talk with Fr. George Reynolds
Associate Pastor,
St. Cornelius Parish,
Long Beach, CA
The scriptures are filled with accounts of miracles. Fr. George will examine how God's miraculous deeds continued throughout Church history.
ACC North Room 161
2S

Breaking the Devil's Hold of Shame
Talk with Fr. John Farao, OFM Conv
Prison Ministry,
Exorcist for the Diocese of Monterey, CA
The devil hides in our shame. The greater the shame the greater the involvement of evil in the sin that wounded us.
Part of the Christ Triumphant Track
Session 3: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arena
3A

Understanding Charismatic Renewal and the Charismatic Dimension of the Church
Talk with Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD
Director,
Catholic Center of Charismatic Renewal,
San Antonio, TX
People in the Church, even in Charismatic Renewal, often cannot explain the word "charismatic", "charismatic renewal" or the "charismatic dimension of the Church." Fr. Bob will help us to do this better for God's glory and the good of the church.
ACC North Room 158
3B

Fooled by the Spirit? Join the Club
Talk with Fr. Dan McBride
Pastor,
St. Mary and St. Juan Diego Churches
Chandler, AZ
Fr. Dan will share about a radical openness to the Spirit that leads us where the Spirit wills.
ACC North Room 159
3C

The Holy Eucharist: Prayer of Love, Hope, Healing
Talk with Fr. Lou Cerulli
Peace, Freedom & Healing Ministry,
Montreal, Canada
Fr. Lou will explore the Beauty and Power of the Eucharist - this great Sacrament of God's love. This session will conclude with prayers for healing.
ACC North Room 160
3D

Blessed Are the Meek
Talk with Fr. Ben Tran
Parochial Vicar,
St. Anne Parish,
Seal Beach, CA
God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. The greatest among you must become as the least.
Recommended for Young Adults
ACC North Room 161
3S

Hope and Healing in Psychiatry & Spiritual Warfare
Talk with Dr. Cynthia Hunt, MD
Internal Medicine,
Psychiatry, and Pediatrics.
Healing and Deliverance
Ministry, Monterey, CA
This talk will highlight the understanding of mental illness in the context of discernment of spiritual influences.
Part of the Christ Triumphant Track
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Session 4: 9:30am - 10:30am
Arena
4A

Escaping Your Personal Hell
Talk with Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ
President, Magis Institute
Garden Grove, CA
Currently appearing weekly on EWTN in “Father Spitzer’s Universe”
In my search to be happy, what am I looking for in myself and in others? What is my purpose in life? Do feelings of emptiness, alienation, loneliness and guilt surface from time to time? Fr. Spitzer will share on these important life issues.
ACC North Room 158
4B

Holy Spirit Seminar, Part 1: Jesus, the Anointed One
Talk with Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD
Director,
Catholic Center of Charismatic Renewal,
San Antonio, TX
Fr. Bob will help us to understand the Scriptural teaching that Jesus is the Messiah, Christ, Anointed One, and how His followers share in this anointing of the Holy Spirit. As those who share in this anointing, what is our inheritance?
Recommended for Newcomers
ACC North Room 159
4C

Angels Watching Over Me...and You!
Talk with Dominic Berardino
President, SCRC
Burbank, CA
A mighty army of majestic spiritual beings has been assigned by God to watch over us. Can their assistance be obstructed or rejected? In what ways can we cooperate with and call upon this valuable angelic help and protection?
ACC North Room 160
4D

Christian Hope for Marriages & Families
Deacon Glenn & Linda Harmon
Talk with Deacon Glenn & Linda Harmon
Glenn Harmon Ministries
Hemet, CA
We all yearn for hope in our marriages and families, but at times the pressure and stress of daily life seem to snatch it away. This presentation will offer practical and spirit-filled opportunities and solutions to gain true and lasting hope.
ACC North Room 161
4S

Healing Aspects of Catholic Deliverance and Exorcism
Talk with Fr. Gary Thomas
Principal subject of the book and major motion picture, "The Rite".
Exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, CA
Jesus said, "I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full. Fr. Gary will speak about some of the ways deliverance and exorcism open the door for healing and fullness of life.
Part of the Christ Triumphant Track
Session 5: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Arena
5A

No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy
Talk with Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
Marian Fathers of the Immaculate
Concepcion, Stockbridge, MA
Fr. Calloway's journey from runaway teen to Marian priest is a powerful witness to the transforming grace of God and the Blessed Mother's love for her children. There's no reason to give up hope on anyone, no matter how far they are from God.
ACC North Room 158
5B

Holy Spirit Seminar, Part 2: Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Talk with Fr. Charles Lueras, CRIC
Charismatic Ministry,
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish,
Overgaard, AZ
In recent decades over 150 million Catholics worldwide have been impacted by one of the greatest moves of the Holy Spirit in history. Come with a prayerfully prepared heart to ask Jesus for a fresh infilling of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Recommended for Newcomers
ACC North Room 159
5C

How Can We Be a Happier Family?
Talk with Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT
Marriage/Family Therapist,
ThrivingFamilies.com
Irvine, CA
Happiness does not depend primarily on changing circumstances, but on the practice of key psychological skills. You will learn both psychological skills and spiritual strategies to strengthen your life and become a true agent of happiness.
ACC North Room 160
5D

Hang on to Hope, Our Invincible Power
Talk with Fr. Bill Adams, CSsR
Redemptorist Parish Ministry,
Whittier, CA
Hope is seen in the scriptures as a power that cannot be overcome. We will apply these Words of God to the challenges in our lives.
ACC North Room 161
5S

Five Recognized Ways in Which Possession Happens
Talk with Fr. Dennis McManus
Theologian,
Pontifical Advisor,
Georgetown University,
Washington, DC
Possession is not random. In addressing ways in which it happens, Fr. McManus will give us understanding and wisdom to avoid the doorways.
Part of the Christ Triumphant Track
Session 6: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arena
6A

Hope in the Face of Darkness
Talk with Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, OCD
Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
We are called to be witnesses to the Light, and yet are no strangers to darkness. The Spirit of Jesus still transforms ordinary people into His Saints. With open hearts we gather to seek His Face, listen for His Voice and follow His Lead.
ACC North Room 158
6B

Hope, the Only Door to Happiness
Talk with Fr. Jim Nisbet
Nisbet Scripture Study,
San Luis Obispo, CA
Even atheists agree that human happiness depends only on one's view of one's personal future. Without hope in everlasting life, we watch our future shrink with each year and with it, our happiness. God's gift of hope is His gift of happiness.
ACC North Room 159
6C

Tough Times Build Strong Christians
Talk with Jim Murphy
Founder & President
Vera Cruz Communications
St. Joseph, MI
Often we hear complaints about our current times. But as times of persecution and martyrdom show, tough times can produce great Christians. Jim will help us take advantage of the times we live in.
Recommended for Young Adults
ACC North Room 160
6D

Want Peace? Transform Your Heart
Talk with Deacon Steve Greco
Spirit Filled Hearts Ministry
Irvine, CA
God's love will lead to forgiveness, joy and peace. Experience a process of learning how peace comes from a love relationship with Jesus
ACC North Room 161
6S

What Exactly Are the 7 Deadly Sins?
Talk with Fr. Jeffrey Grob, JCD
Judicial Vicar, Vicar for Canonical Affairs, Exorcist
Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois
Some say the 7 deadly sins still exist. Do they really?? They certainly do not affect me--do they??
Part of the Christ Triumphant Track
Session 7: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arena
7A

Healing Prayer Service in the Power of Jesus Christ
Talk with Bishop David O'Connell
San Gabriel Pastoral Region
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
PRAYING FOR...
• Inner Healing
• Removing Obstacles to Healing
• Physical Healing
• Healing of Relationships
• Spiritual Healing

(Not a Mass)
ACC North Room 158
7B

The Beauty and Power of the Gift of Tongues
Talk with Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD
Director,
Catholic Center of Charismatic Renewal,
San Antonio, TX
The gift of tongues can have a powerful influence on your life: Understand it, learn how to receive it, learn the many ways of using it, be empowered by it. Grow in praise of God through it, and be transformed by it.
Recommended for Newcomers
ACC North Room 159
7C

The Virgin Mary: God's Masterpiece
Talk with Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
Marian Fathers of the Immaculate
Concepcion, Stockbridge, MA
Fr. Calloway will share thoughts to deepen your knowledge of the best and loveliest of all women: the Blessed Virgin Mary. Learn why he loves Our Lady so much, and why you should too.
Recommended for Young Adults
ACC North Room 160
7D

My Encounter With the Holy Spirit
Talk with Sr. Linda Koontz
Spirit of the Lord International Mission,
El Paso, TX
Sister Linda will share her story of how the Holy Spirit transformed her life and led her to witness to and care for the poorest of the poor.
ACC North Room 161
7S

A Catholic View of Ghosts
Talk with Fr. Dennis McManus
Theologian,
Pontifical Advisor,
Georgetown University,
Washington, DC
How does the Catholic tradition understand the phenomenon of ghosts? Fr. McManus will share insights and wisdom from the tradition and his own ministerial experience.
Part of the Christ Triumphant Track
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Session 8: 8:00am - 9:00am
Arena
8(Mass)

Sunday Morning Liturgy (7:30am)
Talk with Fr. Dan McBride
Pastor,
St. Mary and St. Juan Diego Churches
Chandler, AZ
ACC North Room 158
8B

Love One Another As I Have Love You
Talk with Fr. Jerry Thompson
Parish Administrator
Our Lady of Assumption Church
Overgaard, AZ
How do we show our love? Our words alone are inadequate. We must show our love by how we interact with each other and by how we serve.
ACC North Room 159
8C

Take Action for God
Talk with Fr. Lou Cerulli
Peace, Freedom & Healing Ministry,
Montreal, Canada
You are a chosen, anointed member of the Royal Priesthood called to act--to go in the peace of Christ, glorifying the Lord by your life. Fr. Lou will encourage us to make that decision for the Holy Spirit and to move forward in taking action for God.
ACC North Room 160
8D

Faith, Hope and Joy: The Eternal Connection
Deacon Glenn & Linda Harmon
Talk with Deacon Glenn & Linda Harmon
Glenn Harmon Ministries
Hemet, CA
True joy comes from Jesus Christ. When we understand, accept and live the virtues of faith and hope, it will always produce abundant joy.
ACC North Room 161
8E

I Have Called You By Name
Talk with Fr. Bill Delaney, SJ
Pastoral Coordinator,
SCRC
Los Angeles, CA
God calls each of us to reflect his love to the world in our own unique way. Fr. Bill will offer suggestions on what it is to be created in the image of God, and how we can personally live out that image.
Session 9: 9:30am - 10:30am
Arena
9A

Blessings and Curses
Talk with Fr. Michael Barry, SSCC
President,
Mary's Mercy Center,
San Bernardino, CA
"I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you". (Gen12:3) There are blessings and curses in our life. In fact, we are more cursed than blessed in life. Learn in this talk how to avoid curses and live with blessings.
ACC North Room 158
9B

The Lordship of Jesus Christ
Talk with Fr. Jim Nisbet
Nisbet Scripture Study,
San Luis Obispo, CA
We speak of Jesus as Lord of the Church, our lives and the universe, but how does His Lordship have an effect on our lives? He is Lord of animals, friendly and not; Lord of nature and of plants; Lord of the air and water. Do we remember His Lordship?
ACC North Room 159
9C

Mother Teresa: Mystic in Darkness, Apostle of Joy
Talk with Fr. Larry Gosselin, OFM
Associate Pastor,
Old Mission Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara, CA
Mother Teresa is a "Saint of our own day". Fr. Larry will speak both from his personal experience and friendship with Mother Teresa and from other sources of spiritual understanding.
ACC North Room 160
9D

God Looks After His Children
Talk with Sr. Linda Koontz
Spirit of the Lord International Mission,
El Paso, TX
God loves everyone. . . . All are His children. But how does he show His loving care to each one? Sr. Linda will share her experiences with God's providential care for His children in the most challenging of circumstances.
ACC North Room 161
9S

Responding to the Rising Darkness
Talk with Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ
President, Magis Institute
Garden Grove, CA
Currently appearing weekly on EWTN in “Father Spitzer’s Universe”
The devil has undermined our culture in several ways and we need to talk about it. Occultism and Satanism are on the rise. If we avoid talking about it, the devil wins by default. How can we respond to these challenges?
Part of the Christ Triumphant Track
Session 10: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Arena
10A

Faith in the Resurrection of the Dead
Talk with Fr. Dennis McManus
Theologian,
Pontifical Advisor,
Georgetown University,
Washington, DC
In the Creed, we express faith in the resurrection of the dead. Fr. McManus will show us how we can understand and live out this belief.
ACC North Room 158
10B

Psalm 33: The Key to a Thankful, Worshiping Heart
Talk with Kay Murdy
Author, Speaker,
togetherwithgodsword.com
Whittier, CA
King David was a man of
praise and thanksgiving because he
was in so many situations where he was
forced to trust in God alone. Psalm 33
will help us see God working in our own
lives to enable us to trust in Him with a
thankful, worshiping heart.
ACC North Room 159
10C

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Around the World Today
Talk with Jim Murphy
Founder & President
Vera Cruz Communications
St. Joseph, MI
Often we see only what God is doing in the Renewal just in our own group, or near to home. Jim will share what God is doing from his experience with the international renewal.
Recommended for Newcomers
ACC North Room 160
10D

The Power of Prayer in the Domestic Church
Talk with Dr. Anthony Lilles
Academic Dean,
St. John’s Seminary,
Camarillo, CA
Every Christian home is a living icon of Nazareth when family life is sanctified by the power of prayer. Learn how to make space for the Holy Spirit to sanctify these vital relationships.
Recommended for Young Adults
ACC North Room 161
10S

Wounds and Lies
Talk with Fr. Jeffrey Grob, JCD
Judicial Vicar, Vicar for Canonical Affairs, Exorcist
Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois
What am I carrying in my body, my heart, my spirit, rent free? What is the source of my brokenness? How did I come to be in this state? Might these be the primary components of spiritual post traumatic stress disorder?
Part of the Christ Triumphant Track