Lift Up Your Hearts: 2021 January Priest Conference

January 4-7, 2021

About the Event

Date: January 4–7, 2021

Place: Lakeway Resort, Austin, Texas

Transportation: Free shuttle service from and to airport

Cost: $625; All registration includes room and board

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Registration has been temporarily suspended due to Covid19 regulations.  Please consider some of our other options:

Lift Up Your Hearts Virtual Conference which is all the content talks and liturgies from our physical priest conference virtually at a fraction of the price

July 2021 Priest Conference at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center.  Join us for the in July for an amazing experience with Drs. Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, Fr David Meconi, and more for an amazing conference.

Join the waitlist for the January Conference and if regulations change we will contact you in order of when you joined the list.

Spiritual Refreshment, Theological and Scriptural Formation, and Authentic Fellowship

Join Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, Ralph Martin, Lawrence Feingold, Fr. Rocky Hoffman, and Fr. Boniface Hicks for a refreshing four days of spiritual renewal.

Spending time in prayer and the sacraments is the primary focus of our conferences, because all other graces proceed from this. In addition to daily Mass, you will have ample time for personal prayer and reflection, including the opportunity for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The sacrament of Confession is offered daily, as well.

Our conferences also provide ongoing formation in the faith to aid in your priestly ministry. You will have the benefit of hearing from some of today’s leading theologians, who give stimulating talks on their latest scholarship.

Finally, this conference will offer time for growing in priestly brotherhood through shared meals and recreation. Priests who attend our conferences often cite this brotherly fellowship as one of the most blessed parts of the retreat. Grow in solidarity and friendship, and form lasting friendships.

Overlooking Lake Travis, Lakeway Resort features beautiful accommodations amidst the natural landscape of Texas Hill Country's pristine setting.

Don’t miss out—join us for this year’s Priest Conference West!

We will be closely following the guidelines for the state of Texas. All events will be adequately social distanced and masks will be required.

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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

Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma entered the Catholic Church in 2001 while getting his Ph.D. in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame. A close collaborator of Dr. Scott Hahn, Bergsma speaks regularly on Catholic radio and at conferences and parishes nationally and internationally. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Dr. Bergsma has authored eight books on Scripture and the Catholic faith.

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.

Lawrence Feingold

Dr. Lawrence Feingold is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. In 1999 he earned a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He is the author of Faith Comes from What is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology and The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion.

Fr. Francis (Fr. Rocky) Hoffman, Homilist

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.

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, Spiritual Director and Workshop Presenter

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests. He is the co-author, with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, of Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love.







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About Lakeway Resort

Overlooking Lake Travis, Lakeway Resort features beautiful accommodations amidst the natural landscape of Texas Hill Country's pristine setting.

More Information

For additional information or to request a scholarship application, contact Regina Erickson at or call 740-264-9535.