SAVE THE DATE! EWTN's Free Family Celebration
Saturday, August 26, 2023

One Day Only! EWTN’s Free Family Celebration, August 26, 2023 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, AL. Talks by your favorite EWTN television and radio hosts. Shop religious items from EWTN Religious Catalogue, attend Holy Mass and be a part of a televised show.

Reserve now to streamline the onsite registration process.
We will have your badge and event materials waiting for you.
Friday, August 25, 2023 - Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament - Hanceville
7:00 AM
Monastery Mass
8:00 AM
Confessions / Adoration / free time
9:30 AM
Virtual Shrine Tour - St. Gabriel Hall
10:15 AM
Spiritual Talk about Mother Angelica - St. Gabriel Hall – Fr. Joseph
11:15 AM
JPII Tour (1 hour) - first 25 registrants / Free time to walk about the grounds
12:00 PM
Weekday Mass (optional)
2:00 PM
Eucharistic Healing Service
3:00 PM
Saturday August 26th, 2023
8:00 AM
Doors Open/Registration (Concert Hall Entrance or North Exhibit Hall)
9:30 AM
Opening Prayer and Welcome by Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (Concert Hall)
9:45 AM
Address by Fr. Wade Menezes, host of “Work Out Your Salvation! The Theology of Faithfulness to Daily Duty” (Concert Hall)
10:30 AM
Address by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, host of “The Eucharist: A Taste of Heaven On Earth” (Concert Hall)
11:30 AM
Lunch Break/Shopping/Interactive Displays including special Children’s musical concert with the Donut Man and Duncan! (North Exhibit Hall)
1:30 PM
Address by Jim and Joy Pinto, hosts of “At Home with Jim and Joy” (Concert Hall)
2:30 PM
Family Talk with Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer; Doug Keck, EWTN President and Chief Operating Officer; Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, M.F.V.A.; Montse Alvarado, President & Chief Operating Officer, EWTN News (Concert Hall)
3:30 PM
Special Live Show with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Johnnette Williams and other EWTN hosts (Concert Hall)
4:30 PM
Pray the Rosary with the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word (Concert Hall)
5:00 PM
Holy Mass with the Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of Birmingham and the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word (Concert Hall)
6:30 PM
Eucharistic Procession to The Cathedral of St. Paul for Closing Benediction

Throughout the day, there will be opportunities for Confession and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Your favorite EWTN hosts & the Friars will be available in the Family Corner. Children will have fun learning about their faith at the EWTN Kids Booth. A full Spanish line-up of speakers and talks. EWTN’s bestselling authors will be available at Meet the Author. Shop for Holy Reminders at the EWTN Religious Catalogue Shoppe.

Find out about all the different ways you can access EWTN via Television, Radio or Online.

Sunday, August 27, 2023 – Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament - Hanceville
7:00 AM
Conventual Mass
8:05 AM
10:00 AM

A day to adore our Lord in His Temple and walk the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in reflection and thanksgiving for all the gifts God has given us, especially Mother Angelica and EWTN.

The Shrine and grounds will be open with our full liturgical schedule; however, the Gift Shop and Castle will be closed.
It’s wonderful to meet the … speakers we see on TV in person … I really feel we are family and spreading the good news of Jesus!
Anna from MA.