Lift Up Your Hearts Virtual Conference – July 2021

July 12-15, 2021

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Make a summer retreat and get inspired as we return to the Mass! July 12-15, 2021, join Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, Ralph Martin, and Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J. The first day of the retreat is free! And when you purchase access to the full conference, you’ll get unlimited access to all talks for a full year.

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For all priests unable to attend a retreat in person this year, Lift Up Your Hearts is a great alternative. Featuring the same content as the July Priest Conference, you’ll get the same theological and Scriptural formation and spiritual refreshment you would attending in person, and at an incredible discount.

For all seminarians and deacons wanting to further their formation, you’ll get the best Scripture scholarship from today’s leading experts, right at your fingertips.

For all laity, this retreat is an opportunity like no other to explore your faith on a deeper level and have the Scriptures opened to you by the best Catholic scholars.

Group packages are also available, ideal for parish study groups, ministries, and apostolates ready to get back together in studying the faith and set their hearts on fire with the Gospel.

Your retreat includes:

  • Access to all the talks, workshops, and liturgies
  • Handouts and other ancillary materials
  • Access to content one year post conference

Click here to view the conference schedule.

Register now! And if you know a priest who can’t make a retreat in person this year, give them the gift of spiritual refreshment!


Priests*: $69
Seminarians and Deacons*: $79
Laity: $99

* To qualify for clergy discounts, please create or log in to your account. Under your profile, make sure to join the appropriate role (priest, deacon, or seminarian) to qualify for discounted registration.

Group Packages

This a great gift for the priests and deacons of your diocese, seminarians, religious educators, Bible and parish study groups, and anyone looking to go deeper in their faith.

This virtual conference can be used as a replacement for in-person continuing education for priests, deacons, directors of religious education and formation with diocesan approval. Have your clergy and teachers learn from some of the best theologians and teachers in the Church today.

10 licenses – $60 per person – 40% off
Up to 20 licenses – $55 per person – 45% off
Up to 25 licenses – $50 per person – 50% off
Up to 50 licenses – $45 per person – 55% off
Up to 100 licenses – $40 per person – 60% off

After registration, the St. Paul Center will contact you with information about how to set up access for your group.


Dr. Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has written numerous books on biblical theology. He holds the Father Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children and seventeen grandchildren.

John Bergsma

John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is a Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center and professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Before entering the Catholic Church, he served as a Protestant pastor for four years. Dr. Bergsma is a prolific author and popular speaker. He specializes in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Ralph Martin

Ralph Martin

President of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization, Director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit, and author of The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey of God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints and A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward.

Fr. Francis (Rocky) Hoffman

Fr. Francis (Rocky) Hoffman, Principal Celebrant

Fr. Francis J. Hoffman (Fr. Rocky) is the executive director/CEO of Relevant Radio. In 1992, he was ordained as a priest for Opus Dei and he is a well-known author and speaker.

Father David Meconi, S.J. - Senior Fellow

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J. (Homilist)

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., is an Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Director of the Catholic Studies Centre at St. Louis University. He has published widely in early Church theology and broader Catholic issues, and is editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review and the Living Faith Series.


Date: July 12-15, 2021

Priests: $69
Seminarians and Deacons: $79
Laity: $99

First day is free!
Group packages also available