This Year’s SBC Conference: October 30-31

Our Saint Benedict Center Conference has been moved back from August to October. We have also changed the venue to the Center in Richmond, NH (directions here). There will be seven speakers, three on Friday, and four on Saturday. (The speakers are yet to be announced, but some of “the usual suspects” will be included in the lineup.) Between the talks, there will be plenty of time for Catholic camaraderie. There will also be some youth programming on the schedule this year.

The conference is a Friday and Saturday event. It is expected that Sunday — which is the Feast of All Saints — will see many of the conference goers returning to our chapel for Holy Mass, followed by our traditional SBC brunch, and more Catholic camaraderie. The conference will begin Friday with registration at 11:30 AM and the first talk at noon. Saturday will be a very full day, beginning with Holy Mass at 7:30 AM, and ending with a great meal that night, with fortifying red meat and good red wine.

Conference registration is $100 for all the talks plus all the meals. Conference admission only is $25 for Friday and $40 for Saturday. Youths 14 and under get free conference admission, but their meals need to be paid for.

Meals prices are as follows: $7 for both meals on Friday, with Saturday breakfast and lunch set at $7, Saturday lunch also at $7, and Saturday dinner at $15. (That’s $36 total for all meals, a big savings over previous years. The food for Saturday’s lunch and dinner will be home-cooked, much of it on our grills here at SBC. Portions will be sufficient for one adult or two children.) Deadline for meals registration is October 15.

Hotels: There is a block of rooms reserved at the Super 8 Motel in Keene. For our conference goers, they are available for the special price of $75.59 a night. Please call 603-352-9780 (not their toll-free number) to reserve your rooms at that special price. Tell them you are with the Saint Benedict Center conference to get the special pricing.

Other hotels in the area include the Best Western (603-357-3617), and the Holiday Inn (603-352-7616).

For those on a budget, there will be some rooms available at the Center, as well as the hospitality of some of the layfolk in our Richmond community. For availability, please call Russell at our offices after May 15 (603-239-6485 or