Updated December 3, 2012 A.D.
October 30, 2012 A.D.
The Gathering Will Begin at 8:00 AM Sharp on Thursday, December 6, 2012. You will need to be there at 7:00 AM to get your name badge or to register.
“How To” New Communities Conference
December 6-7, 2012
For many years, followers of the Medjugorje phenomenon have asked for this, and now, you can come to Caritas of Birmingham for the first ever of several “How To” conferences, “How to Begin a Constitutional Praying Village,” and many other “How To’s.” Hosted by A Friend of Medjugorje and other special guests whose answers will help you “set out.”
This conference specifically relates to and is advertised in the latest Medjugorje book They Fired the First Shot 2012™ and is “only open” to those who have completely finished reading the book. The conference is something that will not be understood by those who have not read and finished the book completely! Therefore, admittance into the conference comes with the requirement of a full read of the book. The conference is the next step after reading the book. Any who accompany you to the “ ‘Starting a Small Community’ Conference” must also have read the book. This applies to all ages, 16-years and above.
For more information or call 205-672-2000 or stay close to Medjugorje.com
“How To” New Communities Conference
There will be a small admittance fee to the conference to help cover the expenses of hosting the conference. We will provide lunch on December 6th and 7th. The conference will begin on the 6th, at 8:00 AM sharp, and you will need to be there by 7:00 AM to get your name badge, or to register.
Single Adult by himself – $65.00
Husband and Wife – $50.00 per spouse = $100.00
All youth other than infants if they will be eating lunch here - $10.00 per individual (this includes older children who are coming with their parent or parents).
There are many hotels nearby Caritas to stay at during the conference. In addition, we invite everyone who is coming to the conference to also stay for Caritas’ annual December 8-12 Medjugorje prayer gathering, “The Reconciling of Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Nation Back to God.” We hope you will come for the conference and stay until the 12th. Listed below is contact information for 6 hotels that are close to Caritas. Call the hotels for availability and directions.
Hampton Inn & Suites, approx. 10 miles, $89.95*/Night, 205-981-0024 (Hampton is recommended as it is closest to Caritas)
Oak Mountain Lodge, approx. 11 miles, $49.95*/Night or $199.95*/Week, 205-991-0100
Candlewood Suites, approx. 13 miles, $68.95*/Night, 205-991-0272
Wingate Inn, approx. 13 miles, $79.00*/Night, 205-995-8586
Hyatt Place Inverness, approx. 14 miles, $94.00*/Night, 205-995-9242
Fairfield Inn, approx, 14 miles, $84.00*/Night, 205-991-1055
Call the hotels directly and mention Caritas to receive the discounted prices. If by chance the hotels are filled, you can call Caritas for additional listings at special prices.
* Prices start at the listed price and are subject to change.
The “How To” New Communities Conference is open only to those who have completely finished reading They Fired the First Shot 2012. As you know, the impact of the book is ruined if one skips ahead to discover the solution before reading the first half of the book. One must graduate in understanding from one page to the next in order to fully understand when one arrives at the plan of action. It is the only way to read this book. The same would be true of those who haven’t finished the book but want to attend the conference. Do not bring anyone with you who has not read the book in its entirety. Youth of any age can attend the conference. However, any youth age 16 or older (14 year olds have read the book) who have not read the book are welcome to come as part of your family and be on the grounds during the conference, but they will not be able to participate in the actual conference sessions unless they have read the book (16 years old and above). Lunch will be together with everyone.
Also, those who attend the conference should be 100% in unity with the directives given in the book. The conference is not a place where we will be debating about these directives. Our Lady has given the solution, and the battle plan laid out in the book is clear. If one does not agree with the book that is ok, and we respect your position. But do not attend. We are looking for one thought and one heart to set in the hearts and minds of people a fire as stated by Samuel Adams:
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
If you plan to attend please print and fill out the conference sign-up form below. Send the form back to Caritas with the appropriate admittance fee for your party. You will notice that the form includes an oath that you and everyone who will be attending the conference with you have completed the reading of They Fired the First Shot 2012 or will have finished reading it before attending the conference, and that you understand that if someone cannot testify to that, then they will not be allowed to participate. We will not be making any exceptions at the conference for those claiming they did not know or just weren’t quite able to finish the book on time. If you know other people who would like to attend the conference but did not receive this mailing, please call us with their information as soon as possible so we can send them a form as well. You may want to provide your friends with the hotel information immediately so they can book a room as soon as possible.
The Gathering will begin at 8:00 AM sharp. You will need to be at the door to register by 7:00 AM, or to get your name badge. If you are interested in attending print out the form below, and mail to Caritas, or fax:
Caritas of Birmingham
c/o New Communities Conference
100 Our Lady Queen of Peace Drive
Sterrett, Alabama 35147 USA
Or call Caritas in the US at: 205-672-2000
Print out the above form and mail to Caritas, or fax to: 205-672-9667
Stay After the "How To" Conference!
Join us for the annual December 8-12, 2012 - The Reconciling of Ourselves, Our Families and Our Nation Back to God, December 8–12, 2012
If you plan on attending the both the "How To" Conference, and the Five Days of Prayer afterwards, don't forget to book you hotel rooms soon.