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National Catholic Singles Conference planned in Nashville

NASHVILLE (SNR) – The annual National Catholic Singles Conference will be held Oct. 25-27 in Nashville.

The event is designed for Catholic singles ages 19-99. It includes speakers, music, food, and hundreds of single Catholics seeking to live their faith. The presentations address current challenges affecting relationships in the current culture and the event gives time for prayer and reflection, as well as social opportunities.

Early registration ends July 31 and the website is www.nationalcatholicsingles.com.

Kim Christiansen of St. Patrick Parish in Lincoln attended last year’s event in Minnesota’s Twin Cities with her cousin Rachael Tilley.

“The ballroom was packed,” she said of their first entrance to the event, “full of single Catholics. We looked around this room with a little bit of awe - there are so many of us.” She said last year’s conference was attended by 400 people from all over the country, ranging in age from 21-75.

Confessions were available throughout the conference, as well as an adoration chapel for ongoing adoration. A rosary walk took place each morning through a nature reserve across from the hotel. There were many exhibits set up for people to purchase Catholic items, as well as other free information from different sponsors and vendors.

The weekend “far exceeded our expectations,” Christiansen said. “It was worth every penny and we are hooked. The fellowship with other singles was amazing.

“If you are a Catholic single, please look it up,” she encouraged. “It really is an amazing experience.”

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