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  • Tuesday, 07/18/17
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    8:00 AM  -  9:00 PM
    Exhibitor and Retailer Registration
    8:30 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Retailer Education Day Luncheon with Mike Aquilina included

    Come and spend the day with all those INCREDIBLE CATHOLIC STORES throughout the nation who everyday minister to people in need with their knowledge, compassion, commitment and more.  Today will add to your treasure chest tools to help make your store a stronger “Incredible Catholic Store."  

    Continental Breakfast is sponsored by Catholic Book Publishing.  The day will include educational presentations by experts including Mary Lou Alexander, National Sales, Spring Arbor, Barb Gaskell, St. Raphael’s Book Center, Father Chris Alar, MIC., Cathy Gilmore, founder of Virtue Works Media and more.

    Lunch is included and sponsored by Ave Maria Press featuring Mike Aquilina, as our guest speaker. Mike Aquilina is a Catholic author, popular speaker, poet, and songwriter, who serves as the executive vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In his new book, The History of the Church in 100 Objects, Aquilina shows through each of the objects and place how salvation history is the story of God entering our world often through ordinary stuff of life.

    Keynote Speaker:
    Fee  Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 PM
    Exhibitor Set-Up
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    ONLY the Luncheon with Mike Aquilina

    Join us for a lovely luncheon that will feature popular Catholic author and EWTN host Mike Aquilina at the annual retailer and supplier luncheon sponsored by Ave Maria Press during the CMN Trade Show. He is the executive vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and the author of more than fifty books, including A History of the Church in 100 Objects, his forthcoming book with Ave Maria Press. In addition, Aquilina wrote the companion volumes to the NBC miniseries A.D.: The Bible Continues and the MGM remake of the movie Ben-Hur 

    Keynote Speaker:
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    3:30 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Marytown – The National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe Pilgrimage

    We are happy to offer this unique opportunity to visit Marytown, the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe and National Center of the Militia Immaculata. All tradeshow attendees, exhibitors and guests are welcome to join us. We sincerely hope you will! Schedule: 3:30 PM Depart hotel on chartered bus to Shrine 4:00 PM Driving tour of Mundelein Seminary 4:15 PM Arrival and presentation on Marytown (history, identity, spirituality, ministry) 5:15 PM Dinner 6:00 PM Free time (Tour of Kolbe Holocaust Museum, outdoor Rosary Walk, & Gift Shop. Eucharistic Adoration accompanied by musical prayer. 7:30 PM Closing Mass (Celebrant TBA) Priests/Deacons with the CMN are welcome to concelebrate.) 8:30 PM Blessing with relic of St. Maximilian Kolbe 9:15 PM Depart for hotel

     

    Fee  Optional 
    3:30 PM  -  10:00 PM
    National Shrine of St. Therese Pilgrimage

    We are happy to offer this unique opportunity to visit the National Shrine of St. Therese. All trade show attendees, exhibitors and guests are welcome to join us. We sincerely hope you will! There will be opportunity for Mass, free time to explore the shrine and dinner.

    Schedule:

    4:30 PM  Welcome & Greetings by Fr. Bob Colaresi, O.Carm (St. Therese Chapel at the National Shrine)
    5:00 PM  Group 1 – National Shrine Museum Tour / Group 2 – Free time in Shrine Gift Shop
    5:45 PM  Group 1 – Free Time in Shrine Gift Shop / Group 2 – National Shrine Museum Tour
    6:30 PM  Dinner at the Carmelite Spiritual Center (Dining Room)
    7:30 PM  Free time - Enjoy our Meditation Garden and stroll to our beautiful gazebo and reflection pond, or walk the Stations of the Cross.  Enjoy the peaceful, prayerful grounds.  Or maybe revisit the Gift Shop for that last minute gift item?
    8:00 PM  Closing Mass (Held in our beautiful Chapel at the Carmelite Spiritual Center)
    9:00 PM  Board buses and depart for trip back to hotel

    Fee  Optional 
    5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the Convention Center, Main Celebrant TBA
  • Wednesday, 07/19/17
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    7:00 AM  -  7:30 AM
    Rosary led by Children’s Rosary Ministry
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Fr. Apostoli, CFR Main Celebrant
    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR Main Celebrant
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Exhibition Floor Open

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    9:00 AM  -  4:45 PM
    Blessed Sacrament Chapel open
    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    "Navigate the Show" - First Time Attendees
    For new stores or prospective stores. A review of what to expect and what will happen when. Suggestions on how to get the most out of your time at the show.
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    "Make Every Connection Matter" - Shrine Stores
    Shrine Stores Open Exchange, room TBA. Come and meet your peers. Share your stories, your successes, your experiences, your opportunities. Learn from each other and help each other to be the best “Incredible Catholic Store” in your community.
    5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony
    The Catholic Writer's Guild will be presenting their Annual Awards
    6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Author Meet and Greet
    Several best-selling authors and artists will be available for book signings and photo opportunities. Please join us!
  • Thursday, 07/20/17
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    7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Breakfast and Speaker
    Please join us for a hot breakfast with a featured speakers Edward Sri and Daniel C. Mattson, Fr. Don Calloway, MIC, as well as Marie Bellet who will sing some songs from her new album on Love & Marriage! Sponsored by Ignatius Press.
    Fee  Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Exhibition Floor Open

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    9:00 AM  -  4:45 PM
    Blessed Sacrament Chapel open
    9:01 AM  -  10:00 AM
    "Make Every Connection Matter" - Parish Stores
    Parish Stores Open Exchange, room TBA. Come and meet your peers. Share your stories, your successes, your experiences, your opportunities. Learn from each other and help each other to be the best “Incredible Catholic Store” in your community
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    "Make Every Connection Matter" - Brick and Mortar Stores
    Brick and Mortar Stores Open Exchange, room TBA. Come and meet your peers. Share your stories, your successes, your experiences, your opportunities. Learn from each other and help each other to be the best “Incredible Catholic Store” in your community.
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    "Make Every Connection Matter" - On Line Stores
    On Line Stores Open Exchange, room TBA. Come and meet your peers. Share your stories, your successes, your experiences, your opportunities. Learn from each other and help each other to be the best “Incredible Catholic Store”in your community.
    5:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    (Friday, 07/21/17)
    Rosary led by Children’s Rosary Ministry
    5:30 PM  -  6:45 PM
    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Main Celebrant: Fr. Frank Pavone
    6:45 PM  -  10:00 PM
    First Annual Catholic Marketing Network Leadership Dinner

    Reception and Dinner

    Each year the Catholic Marketing Network recognizes an individual who exemplifies the highest standards of leadership in a particular area of service to the church and is awarded the John Paul II Catholic Leadership Award.

    The recipient for this year’s award is Joseph Scheildler a Pro-Life leader and founder of the Pro-Life Action League who for more than 40 years has fought tirelessly for the cause of Life. Fr. Frank Pavone is the Master of ceremonies.

    Fee  Optional 
  • Friday, 07/21/17
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    7:00 AM  -  7:30 AM
    Rosary led by Children’s Rosary Ministry
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Main Celebrant TBA
    9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Blessed Sacrament Chapel open
    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Exhibition Floor Open

    Click here for a real-time view of the trade show floor. 

    1:00 PM  -  11:00 PM
    Exhibitor Tear-Down
    No early breakdown is permitted before 1:00 pm without prior management approval.
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