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Save the Date:  August 9-11, 2013


Faith on Fire

Catholic Family Conference


Look below for information on:   What to bring -- Parking, Accommodations, & Tent sites -- Masses & Prayer -- Bonus Vatican International Exhibit -- Indoor Broadcasting -- Quiet play area for young children       

What to Bring:

  1. Much of this conference will happen outside, so please come prepared for Northwest weather conditions.

  2. Bring an outdoor chair or blanket,

  3. sunscreen,

  4. sun hat,

  5. and don’t forget fleece jackets,

  6. warm hat,

  7. and extra layers. 

  8. We’re saying prayers for beautiful weather, but this is Western WA.

  1. Meals will be available for purchase at the time you register.  You are also free to bring along your own meals or snacks.

Parking, Accommodations, & Tent Sites:

  1. Parking is available on & off site.  Off-site overflow parking available at Mt. Erie School (1313 41st St. - directions will be posted on-site).  No tents allowed there.


  3. Some RV Parking will be available on-site...no hook-up utilities available.  First come, first choice. Indicate on your registration form if you wish to park your RV on our site, providing us with your RV size, number in the party, and license plate number.


  5. Tent space is available on-site.  Unmarried individuals will have gender-specific tent areas.  Bring your own small tent with a blanket and / or travel chair for the outdoor events.   90 15‘x15’ sites will be available in each tent section (single men, single women, & married couples / young families). 


  7. This year, to add to the camping comfort, portable shower / restroom facilities will be available in the camping area for tent and RV campers.


  9. Please remember, this is a Catholic, youth, and family event.  We anticipate excellence from all, especially those who are camping overnight.  Help us make this a positive experience for everyone...including you!  Wholesome behavior is expected at all times.


  11. Hotel / Motel suggestions for your convenience:


  13. Anaco Bay Inn

  14. 916 33rd St. Anacortes, WA 98221

  15. 360-299-3320  [AAA, Senior discounts]


  17. Marina Inn Hotel

  18. 3300 Commercial Ave.  Anacortes, WA 98221

  19. 360-293-1100  [Kitchen units, corporate rates, kids under 12 stay free]

  20. Holiday Motel

  21. 2903 Commercial Ave.  Anacortes, WA 98221

  22. 360-293-6511

  23. Fidalgo Country Inn

  24. 7645 SR 20, Anacortes, WA  98221

  25. 360-293-3494

  26. Hampton Inn & Suites, Burlington  - approx. 25-30 min. drive from St. Mary

  27. 1860 S. Burlington Blvd., Burlington, WA 98233

  28. 360-757-7100

Masses and Prayer:

  1. The conference will include daily Mass, prayer & Rosary, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and an opportunity for Confession.

  1. Consider spending a holy hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the church Friday night through Saturday morning.  Adoration will be available for all.  Sign up when you register.


Vatican International Exhibition

A photographic exhibition of 140 Church-approved Eucharistic miracles of the world will be on
display throughout the conference.  Rediscover the Eucharistic Lord while viewing these photographs.

Copies of the Vatican-published Eucharistic Miracles of the World book are available for purchase for $31.  Pre-order a copy with your registration and have it waiting when you check in to the conference!



Indoor Broadcasting

  1. This year we will have indoor broadcasting available for those with limited mobility who would prefer to experience the event indoors.


Quiet play area for young children

  1. We want this conference to be enjoyed by all families as families...we welcome all ages!  We will not have a nursery or kid drop-off area, but we have made provisions and plans to help parents enjoy the conference with their wee ones.

  2. There will be a tot tent available for infants, toddlers, and young children in the group.  Formal babysitting services will not be available, but parents can rest assured of a child-friendly space in which they will not miss out on the opportunity to hear the presentations. The covered play area will have speakers to enable parents to hear the presentations while monitoring their own children.  The area also includes a changing table, a few toys, books, and activities.  Feel free to bring your own little toys or quiet, educational activities, but please no noisy toys.

  3. Each of the talks is one hour with a break or other activity in between.  Please feel free to use the break times to explore the grounds, teach the stories of the Holy Bible seen in the artwork throughout the church, walk through the photographic exhibit on the Eucharistic Miracles of the World, enjoy the beautiful weather we’re saying prayers for, or just spend precious time as a family together discussing the topics of the talks. 

  4. If you have suggestions about making this event more family-friendly, please let us know...parents of wee ones are on the organizing committee, and we’re planning on enjoying this event with our little kiddos, too.


St. Mary Catholic Church

4001 St. Mary’s Drive

Anacortes, WA  98221

Tel:  360-293-2101       

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4001 St. Mary’s Drive, Anacortes, WA  98221

Tel:  360-293-2101        Fax:  360-293-8556 

E-mail:  StMary@Fidalgo.net

Pastor:  Fr. Vu Tran

Website:  www.stmaryanacortes.com

“I enjoyed that each talk stood on its own, giving us the freedom to come and go as we pleased. Also I

loved seeing all the young families there!”

-2011 conference feedback

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend.  I learned a lot.  KEEP THE FIRE BURNING!!”

- 2010 conference feedback

Great links to learn more about the Catholic faith:

  1. Sacred Heart Radio

  2. AM 1050 Seattle

  3. KBVM Catholic Radio

  4. 88.3 FM Portland


  1. Catholic.com

  2. Catholics Come Home

  3. The Vatican

  4. Eucharistic Miracles of the World exhibit

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“I have come to set

the earth on fire, and

how I wish it were

already blazing.”

  1.             ~Luke 12:49