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Enjoy dynamic Catholic speakers outside on the lawn, Mass inside the beautiful St. Mary Church, beautiful music, new friends, delicious food, free camping, fun activities, & more!

Join us in welcoming an exciting team of speakers who will help us discover what Christians have known from the time of Christ -- that faith and trust in Him and doing the will of the Father are the keys to making our lives more meaningful and fulfilling.

2012 Speakers will include:

  1. BulletJesse Romero

  2. BulletSteve Ray

  3. BulletMary Beth Bonacci

  4. BulletJohn Angotti

The closing Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain.  This will be his first official visit to Anacortes, so please help us welcome His Excellency.

Read more about our speakers and musician / M.C. on the Speakers Info page

2012 Special exhibit:

  1. BulletEucharistic Miracles of the World photographic exhibition will be on hand throughout the Father Auer Center.

Who should attend?

If you are a father, mother, daughter, son, uncle, aunt, grandmother, grandfather, grandchild, brother, or sister this conference is for you.  If you are single, married, a young adult, a not-so-young adult, a college student, (or not), there will be something for you.  If you are Catholic, a fallen-away Catholic, a Protestant, an agnostic, someone just in search of Truth from any religious background (or none at all), please know you are welcome.  As a member of the Family of God we all have a place in this Catholic Family Conference.  Join us this August.

What to Expect:

From the speakers’ personal experiences, we’ll receive positive insights on how to address the challenges and pressures we all face today in family, marriage, work, faith, and church.  They will guide us in ways to direct our time, thoughts, and energy toward forming a personal relationship with God.

As a bonus, view the Vatican International Photographic Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World during the conference.  Re-discover the Eucharistic Lord through images of 140 Church-approved Eucharistic Miracles.

Be sure to bring a blanket or outdoor chair (& sunscreen!) -

we will enjoy these talks on the lawn of St. Mary Church. 

Say a prayer for the beautiful August weather we love!

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“To evangelize means: to show this path—to teach the art of living. At the beginning of his public life Jesus says: I have come to evangelize the poor (Luke 4:18); this means: I have the response to your fundamental question; I will show you the path of life, the path toward happiness—rather: I am that path.”

                                          -Pope Benedict XVI

                                          (From The New Evangeliztion, Dec. 2000)




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

St. Mary Catholic Church

4001 St. Mary’s Drive

Anacortes, WA  98221

Tel:  360-293-2101       

Save the Date:  August 9-11, 2013

St. Mary Catholic Church, Anacortes, WA

Thank you for all who made Faith on Fire 2012 an exciting & Spirit-filled weekend!

What a wonderful blessing to see the many smiling people who expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the event and were inspired in faith. Thank You Lord for all the people You called to the conference—we pray that each of their hearts and our hearts were touched in a special way. Thank You Lord for not only making the event a fruitful event in inspiring deeper faith in those who already know You, but also for those who have experienced conversions of faith since attending past year conferences—bless them in their newly found faith in God and His church.

We pray in thanksgiving for Archbishop Sartain, Fr. Vu, all speakers and their families, guest priests, all conference attendees, all volunteers, and all parish staff— may the Lord bless you and your families!

Did you miss getting copies of the talks or want to share the event with others? 

Contact Towey Productions for DVDs and CDs of single talks or of the entire weekend.

“The conference far exceeded our expectations! Great Speakers and engaging topics.”

-2011 conference feedback

“I loved the time with my family, time with God, and learning things about my religion I did not know.”

- 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