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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 - 

    • Bishop Erik Pohlmeier 

  • 8:00 p.m. - Social 

 

Thursday, November 7

  • 7:30 a.m. - Breakfast

  • 8:30 a.m. - Session 1

  • 10:00 a.m. - Break

  • 10:30 a.m. - Session #2

  • 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

  • 9:30 a.m. - Session #3

  • 11:00 a.m. - Break

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

  • 1:00 p.m. - Departure

Convention Speakers

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Wednesday, November 6th 7:00 PM Opening Keynote

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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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

 

Become a Sponsor

Choose to support the 2023 NASPA Convention at three different levels.

Journey, Pilgrim and Faith. 

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