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2021 Triennial Business Meeting and Leadership Conference logo

August 6-8, 2021

University of St. Thomas • Saint Paul, MN

Rejuvenate, Reflect and Reconnect

by Nate Lamusga, Member Engagement

March 29, 2021

We at Catholic United Financial, like many businesses and individuals, are beginning to see a glimmer of hope as the doors of society crack open and let in the sun this spring. COVID-19 vaccination rates are rising daily as infections plummet. So, it is with great excitement and qualified hope that we announce our plan for the 2021 Triennial Business Meeting and Leadership Conference.

This is no simple morning meeting, but a reimagining of the social, leadership and governance conventions of eras past. We invite all members AND all Catholics with an interest in growing their parish or volunteer service corps to consider attending. Our first-ever Triennial Conference will be the 136th convening of delegates from the Councils and Volunteer Teams of the Association. Our last meeting took place in August, 2018.

As currently set forth – barring a resurgence in the coronavirus or other government-mandated social distancing – the weekend will begin on Friday, August 6 with a hosted social hour, Mass, and a catered dinner. Saturday morning, August 7, the business sessions regarding the Association’s governance will be conducted.

Saturday afternoon is where the real fun begins. We have contracted with keynote speakers and thought leaders to kick off the Catholic United Leadership Conference. Mini-workshops and discussion on parish preservation, volunteer leadership, multigenerational service and more will run throughout the day and into Sunday. Dinner and bowling and other social events will conclude Saturday night, before the symposium concludes with more breakouts and prize drawings on Sunday, August 8.

It is a completely new format, and we have high hopes to have our best attendance in years. PVTs and Councils will still need to elect delegates, but members and non-members are highly encouraged to attend and participate if space allows. Attendees will overnight at the friendly and air-conditioned dorm rooms at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, where the entire event will take place.

Look for more information in the coming months, but feel free to contact Member Engagement at engage@catholicunited.org to reserve your spot early or have any questions that can be answered addressed.

We truly hope to see you there!

Speakers and Highlights

Coming Soon


Friday, August 6

3 pm to 5 pm
Registration and Check In
Koch Commons
3 pm to 5 pm
Reception and Socializing
Enjoy a hosted bar and finger food while browsing informational tables and the popular history center display.
5 pm to 6 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel with Bishop John LeVoir
6:30 pm to 8 pm
Dinner and Presentation
Whoulfe Hall
8 pm to 10 pm
Social Time
Enjoy a hosted bar, finger food, live music, bowling, dancing and socializing

Saturday, August 7

7 am to 8 am
Peace Garden
7 am to 9:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
The View
9:30 am to 11 am
Business Session I
Woufle Hall
11:15 am to Noon
Business Session II
Whoulfe Hall
Noon to 1 pm
1 pm to 3 pm
Open Time
Open Time: Take part in a service project, tour the campus, browse the exhibits, socialize with friends
3 pm to 3:15 pm
Leadership Conference Kick-Off
Volunteer of the Year Award Presentation
3:15 pm to 4:45 pm
5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel
6:45 pm to 8 pm
Dinner and Keynote Speaker
Woufle Hall
8 pm to 10 pm
Social Time
Hosted bar, finger food, bowling, dancing and socializing

Sunday, August 8

7 am to 8 am
Peace Garden
7 am to 9 am
The View
9 am to 9:15 am
Opening Remarks
Woufle Hall
9:15 am to 10:15 am
Patrick Conley
10:30 am to 11:15 am
Breakout Sessions
11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Roundtable Discussions
Woulfe Hall
12:15 pm to 12:30
Closing Remarks and Prize Drawing
Woulfe Hall


Coming Soon

Member Owned, Member Operated

As a member-owned, not for profit company, Catholic United Financial is governed by you, the member, through our Giving Network of local Parish Volunteer Teams and Councils across the Upper Midwest. Every three years, elected delegates from those bodies gather at our Triennial Conference to conduct company business, vote on policies set in our constitution, and elect candidates for leadership positions on our Board of Directors.

Member involvement is key in helping Catholic United Financial live out our mission and vision, as is the involvement of our many volunteers and Catholic leaders who connect with us to perform joyful service for those who live in and around our Catholic communities. To encourage equip all of us in that mission, we have added a leadership symposium. It’s going to be a ministry-expanding and encouraging event for all involved.



140th Company Anniversary Emblem for annual convention

Triennial Transition

2018 Convention Documents

August 4th, 2018
University of St. Thomas – St. Paul, Minnesota

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