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Young Women of Grace Retreat Hollywood, FL “Made for Joy: My Mother, Her Powerful Prayer, and Me!”


Young Women of Grace Retreat Hollywood, FL

“Made for Joy: My Mother, Her Powerful Prayer, and Me!”

Mary Dillenback

Johnnette Benkovic Williams

Mother and Daughter, Thea Parsons and Julia Benkovic

and more!

A fun-filled day for teen girls, with inspiring presentations, craft time, prayer time, down time and fellowship, lunch, mass, and confession! Come and learn more about your spirituality! Bring your friends!

Young Women of Grace Schedule

Saturday, October 23rd, 9am-4pm

9:00am Welcome and Introductions in Main Church

9:30am - 10:00am Two Realsies and a Whopper

10:00am - 10:30am

“The Power of the Rosary” Mary Dillenback

10:30am - 11:30am Rosary Craft

11:30am - 12:00pm

“Who, What, Why Am I?” Johnnette Williams

12:00pm  Confessions, LUNCH, Fellowship

1:00pm - 1:30pm

“Mary and Me: Bearing Jesus Unto Others” Mary Dillenback

1:30pm - 2:00pm Craft: Final Touches and Tidy Up

2:00pm - 2:30pm

“Prayerful Meditation: Entering In” Fr. David Zirilli, VF

Blessing the Rosaries, Fr. David Zirilli, VF

2:30pm - 3:00pm

“The Saints and The Rosary” Mary Dillenback and Julia Benkovic

3:15pm - 4:00pm

“The Joyful Mysteries - The Rosary” Thea Parsons and Julia Benkovic

Event Date/Time(s)

START: Saturday, October 23 at 9:00 AM US/Eastern
END: Saturday, October 23 at 4:00 PM US/Eastern

Event Information

COST: $40 includes lunch
Nativity Catholic Church
5220 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL 33021

Contact Information

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Event Speakers

  • Johnnette Benkovic Williams

    Johnnette Benkovic Williams is Founder and President of Women of Grace®, a Catholic apostolate for women featuring a number of outreaches including conferences, media, study groups and more.

    After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith in 1981. Her conversion sparked a new vocation: sharing the Gospel message through the utilization of media. She has been an inspiring and consistent presence on EWTN Catholic radio and EWTN Catholic television for over 30 years.
  • Mary Dillenback

    Mary Dillenback is co-developer of the Young Women of Grace Facilitator/Teacher Guide.  She taught at the elementary school level for 26 years.  During that time she developed curriculum, was a Lead Teacher for the National New Standard Project portfolio system and designed and conducted training for teachers.  Her classroom teaching experience included Gifted and Talented, regular and inclusionary classroom settings.  Mary serves as a facilitator for the Women of Grace Foundational Study and Regional Coordinator for New York State.  She is a member of the Women of Grace Leadership Team and has helped train facilitators in several states.  Mary co-chairs the Facilitator Growth and Development Task Force and serves as Regional Coordinator Liaison.  She is a Third Order Carmelite, and lives on the St. Lawrence River in Fishers Landing, New York.  She is married, has two sons and five grandsons.