Parish Life Conference



Attention PLC Midwest attendees. 
Because of a variety of construction projects that are underway on Campus please pay attention to these driving instructions. Your maps /GPS programs will not avoid construction issues properly. Most will have you use or cross Armory which is currently impassable.

You must approach Newman Hall from the north on 6th St. or from the West on Chalmers. We recommend you find your way onto University Avenue then turn south on 6th street. You cannot turn onto 6th from Green Street. University Ave. runs East-West approx. ½ mile or 11 blocks  north of the conference center.

As you come to the cross street named Chalmers there will be a traffic barricade indicating no thru traffic. You may go around the barrier and then Newman Hall will be on your left. 

There is a designated unloading area that is free. If you need to use a metered space please put in a coin or two because the University is diligent about ticketing expired meters.

If you are staying a Newman you will be unloading your luggage and then your car will need to be parked in a remote location from which we will shuttle you back to Newman.

If you are staying at the designated conference hotel there will be shuttles to and from the hotel and/or you may use the public bus which comes within a block of both locations.

If you are lost you may try Kara 217-720-1886 or Fr. James 217-840-8543.

June 19-22, 2019

Great Speakers and Workshops:

Bill Marianes – Why Are We Here?

John & Carrie Colis – How Our Life In Christ Is Mission

Rev. Fr. Paul Abernathy – An Eye To See, An Ear to Hear

Event Registration:

Online Registration

Oratorical: (Deadline: June 7)

Bible Bowl: (Deadline: June 7)

Minor Participation Form

Kid’s Club Medical Form

Hotel reservations:

Newman Center

Holiday Inn

Housing Option #1   Family Friendly

A family of four can stay for $60 per night in their own suite
Singles or groups of singles can stay for as little as $35 per person per night

Registration information for this option at

Housing Option #2
Conference Hotel- Holiday Inn 104.99 per night
1-1/2 miles from conference site

Reservations at
conference rate code PLC