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NASPA 2024 Convention

This November 6-8, we will gather at The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche in Sunny St. Augustine, Florida. Our Theme for this year is "Pilgrims of Hope" Preparing for the 2025 Jubilee. Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate with other NASPA members at this Beautiful Shrine. 

Every year we gather together with fellow shrine directors, staff and pilgrimage leaders to reaffirm our efforts to serve in our apostolate. This year's theme, "Pilgrims of Hope: Preparing for the 2025 Jubilee" will unite Shrine and Pilgrimage leaders nationwide in our shared mission of communion with Christ. 


"Every pilgrim should be welcomed to a shine, especially after many will have taken a difficult journey to reach their destination." - Pope Frances 2016

 

Schedule

NASPA Annual Convention 2024 “Pilgrims of Hope: Preparing for the 2025 Jubilee"

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, November 6

  • 3:00 p.m. - Guests arrive at Hotel

  • 4:30 p.m. - Optional Tour of the Shrine 

  • 6:00 p.m. - Opening Dinner

  • 7:00 p.m. - Opening Keynote with Bro. Ivan Panganiban ​"What is a shrine? Fully embracing a Shrine's Identity"

  • 8:00 p.m. - Social 

 

Thursday, November 7

  • 7:30 a.m. - Breakfast

  • 8:30 a.m. - Session 1: "Preparing to welcome pilgrims of hope during the 2025 Jubilee" speaker via Zoom from Rome: Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization.

  • 10:00 a.m. - Break

  • 10:30 a.m. - Session 2: "Celebrating diverse devotional practices at your shrine" Speaker: Msgr. Vito Buonanno

  • 12:00 p.m. - Mass

  • 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

  • 2:00 p.m. - Trolley Tour with Fr. Tom begins

  • 4:00 p.m. - Trolley Tour ends

  • 7:00 p.m. - Dinner and social

 

Friday, November 8

  • 7:00 a.m. - Breakfast

  • 8:30 a.m. - Mass with Bishop Erik Pohlmeier at the Rustic Altar (Walking distance from Shrine, if bad weather can do Mass at Shrine)

  • 9:30 a.m. - Session 3: "Being witnesses of hope at our shrines" Speaker Bishop Erik Pohlmeier

  • 11:00 a.m. - Break

  • 11:30 p.m. - Business Meeting with Lunch

  • 1:00 p.m. - Departure

Travel and Lodging

A block of rooms as been reserved for Guests at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in the St. Augustine Historic District. Click the link below to reserve your rooms. Deadline to reserve is by October 6th, 2024

 

Convention Speakers

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Friday, November 8th 8:30 AM Mass

Bishop Erik Pohlmeier was Born on July 20, 1971, in Colorado Springs, Colo., Bishop Pohlmeier is the son of Deacon Tom and Sharon Pohlmeier. He was reared in Paris, Ark. with his three brothers and one sister. He was ordained to the priesthood, July 25, 1998, Subiaco Abby, Subiaco, Ark.​ He was Ordained and installed the 11th Bishop of St. Augustine, July 22, 2022.

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Become a Sponsor

Support NASPA's mission of Pilgrimage and Service to Shrines. 

  • Pilgrim Level ($1,500) 

    • Presenting sponsor for one session during the convention:
      ● Keynote address - “Pilgrims of Hope” (Evening session)
      ● Breakout session or workshop (Various)
      ● Meal (Various)
      ● Activity (Various)

    • 5-minute presentation during the sponsored session

    • 2 complimentary conference registrations

    • Ability to send conference attendees sales/marketing email

    • Ability to share literature amongst participants

    • Logo visible on the conference website and program

    • Complimentary membership to NASPA as a Sponsor Member for 1 year

 

  • Journey ($750) 

    • Introduction by MC during a live session

    • 1 complimentary conference registration

    • Ability to share literature amongst participants

    • Logo visible on the conference website and program

    • Complimentary membership to NASPA as a Sponsor Member for 1 year

 

  • Faith ($300) 

    • Ability to share literature amongst participants

    • Logo visible on the conference website and program

    • Complimentary membership to NASPA as a Sponsor Member for 1 year

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