North American Congress on Mercy 2024


Good Shepherd Church
2250 150th St.
Surrey, BC V4A 9J3


Peter J. Markavage
[email protected]

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North American Congress on Mercy 2024

God's love and mercy continues to envelop the whole world! The Third North American Congress on Mercy (NACOM) in British Columbia, Canada, Nov. 15-17, 2024, promises spiritually enriching presentations from inspiring, well-known speakers and powerful witnesses to God's love and mercy; Holy Mass; Eucharistic Adoration; Confession; uplifting sacred music; book signings; and time for sharing and fellowship. Something for everyone!

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North American Congress on Mercy NACOM 2024
Good Shepherd Church (Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish)
Vancouver-Surrey, BC, Canada
November 15-17, 2024

Theme: "Divine Mercy and Mary - Our Hope"

Program - Schedule of Events (subject to change):

Friday, November 15
4:30 pm     Registration
6:00 pm     Sung Chaplet – Music – Confessions
7:00 pm     Opening Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver
8:15 pm     Official Welcome by Fr. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC, NACOM Coordinator
8:20 pm     First Conference: "St. Faustina: Teacher of Human and Divine Mercy" by Robert Stackpole, STD, emeritus director of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy.
9:00 pm     Film: "Love and Mercy Faustina."

Saturday, November 16:
7:30 am     Registration
8:00 am     Morning Prayer/Rosary
9:00 am     Holy Mass
10:20 am   Introductory Instructions (Dr. Robert Stackpole)
10:30 am   Brief Overview of World Apostolic Congresses on Mercy and other Continental Congresses 
10:45 am   Second Conference: Keynote Address: "Mercy and Mary – Our Hope for a Troubled World" by the Very Rev Chris Alar, MIC, Provincial Superior.
11:30 am   First Testimony: Cynthia Leowardy and Peter Jaya Negara 
11:45 am   Third Conference: "Jesus, Teacher of St. Faustina" by the Most Reverend Antonysamy Savarimuthu, D.D., D.C.L., Bishop of Palayamkottai, India.
12:30 pm   Lunch Break (Book Signing)
2:00 pm     Fourth Conference: "Spirituality of Mercy" by Sr. Inga Kvassayova, OLM.
2:45 pm     Second Testimony.
3:00 pm     Hour of Great Mercy: Prayers and Meditations
3:30 pm     Third Testimony: "Living Divine Mercy" by Bryan Thatcher, M.D., director of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy (EADM).
3:45 pm     Fifth Conference: "The Rosary - Instrument of Mercy and Hope" by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, STL.
4:30 pm     Rest and Supper Break. Local Dining areas available or Pizza (free will offering; RSVP required).
6:15 pm     Choral Music; Prayer and Praise
6:45 pm     Fourth Testimony: "Eucharistic Adoration" by Fr Mark Baron, MIC, STL, director of the Association of Marian Helpers ("Fr. Joseph, MIC").
7:00 pm     Sixth Conference: "The Eucharist - Source of Mercy and Hope" by Rev. Patrice Chocholski, STD, SSL, secretary general of the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) and rector of the St. John Vianney Shrine in Ars, France.
8:00 pm     Eucharistic Adoration – Procession - Healing

Sunday, November 17:
10:15 am     Small Groups Sharing
11:15 am     Q & A with Speakers.
12:15 pm     Lunch
1:30 pm       Music – Pre-Announcement 
1:45 pm       Fifth Testimony: Marie Romagnano, B.S., MS in Nursing, founder, Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy.
2:00 pm       Seventh and Final Conference: “'Pilgrims of Hope’ – Theme of the Holy Year 2025 and in Preparation for WACOM VI 2026 in Vilnius" by the Most Reverend Gintaras Grušas, Archbishop of Vilnius, Lithuania (via video).  
3:00 pm       Hour of Great Mercy
3:15 pm       Closing Holy Mass.
4:30 pm       Concluding Remarks and Closing of NACOM III.

Registration now open!