“How To” New
April 29 - May 1, 2014
Announcing the Next They Fired the First Shot Historic
“How To” New Communities Convention!
The 3rd Annual “How To” New Communities Convention will be held this spring at Caritas of Birmingham, April 29 - May 1, 2014. These conventions, inspired through the implementation of the Battle Plan in They Fired the First Shot 2012, have been life changing events for those who have attended them. The convention is three packed days of prayer, education, and connecting people together who are seeking to implement the ideas and principles contained in They Fired the First Shot 2012. From learning about our constitutional rights and the foundation of our nation’s liberties through gifted and inspired speakers, to seeing the behind-the-scenes of the Caritas Community’s agrarian way of life and realizing steps that can be taken to start growing your own food no matter what your situation may be, from meeting with those from your own geographical areas who would like to begin a CSPG, to climbing to the Cross for the reconciliation of our nation back to God. A Friend of Medjugorje has designed the “How To” Conventions to empower people to make choices and decisions today that will secure a better future for themselves and that of future generations through Our Lady’s guidance. Attendees leave the convention having very specific changes they can make to begin a new path in their lives towards the direction Our Lady is leading the world. Each convention builds upon the past conventions and has much to offer those who have attended ones in the past as well as those who will be joining us for the first time. Attendance will be limited to 400 people. Both preceding conventions were filled to capacity and we had to turn people away. You should pre-register to assure a seat at the April 29-May 1, 2014 “How To” Convention. See below for registration form.
“I found the whole entire conference to be eye opening to me. The book was awesome and each speaker was so informed and spoke well. These days gave a good saturation of information and the enthusiasm that was generated in me gives me a good incentive to work with people back home. Thanks for everything you gave to us. Every minute was valuable.”
B.D., Henderson, NV
This Convention specifically relates to They Fired the First Shot 2012TM and is “only open” to those who have completely finished reading the book. The April gathering is something that will not be understood by those who have not read and finished the book completely! Therefore, admittance comes with the requirement of a full read of the book. Attending the Convention is the next step after reading the book. Any who accompany you to the “How To” New Communities Convention must also have read the book. This applies to all ages 16-years and above.
There will be an admittance fee to help cover the meals and expenses of hosting the convention. We will provide lunch on April 29th, 30th and May 1st. A single adult by himself ‐ $80.00. We are changing our Wednesday fast day to Monday, so everyone can eat together on Wednesday.
• Single Adult by himself ‐ $80.00
• Husband and Wife ‐ $75.00 per spouse = $150.00
• All youth other than small babies if they will be eating lunch here ‐ $25.00 per individual (this includes older children who are coming with their parent or parents).
There are many hotels nearby Caritas to stay at during the convention. Listed below is contact information for the 5 hotels that are closest to Caritas. Call the hotel for availability and directions. REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 6:30 A.M. ON TUESDAY, APRIL 29TH TO RECEIVE PACKETS AND NAME TAGS. MORNING PRAYER WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 A.M., FOLLOWED BY THE CONVENTION AT 8:00 A.M.
Special Note: The “How To” New Communities Convention is open only to those who have completely finished reading They Fired the First Shot 2012. As you know, the impact of the book is ruined if one skips ahead to discover the solution before reading the first half of the book. One must graduate in understanding from one page to the next in order to fully understand when one arrives at the plan of action. It is the only way to read this book. The same would be true of those who haven’t finished the book but want to attend the convention. Do not bring anyone with you who has not read the book in its entirety. Youth of any age can attend the convention. However, any youth age 16 or older (14-year-olds have read the book) must have read the book to be in the convention. Those who have not read the book are welcome to come as part of your family and be on the grounds during the convention, but they will not be able to participate in the actual convention sessions, unless they read the book. Lunch will be together with everyone. See registration form below.
“This was my first visit to Caritas and how can I put this amazing experience into words. I’ve experienced nothing like this before. Honestly, I wouldn’t change anything. I thought it was structured very well! I’m leaving feeling blessed, and very well fed from the holiness of all that I experienced.”
M.M., Higganum, CT
“Very moving. It makes me realize I need to do more. We as a collective whole need to do more. I am totally moved and speechless by the whole event.”
D.K., Galloway, NJ
“I do not feel alone in this battle. I pray to be open to Our Lady’s plans. The demonstrations were fantastic!”
J.J., Greeley, CO
Official Hotel for Caritas Events with Special Rates is Hampton Inn & Suites:
1. Hampton Inn & Suites, approx. 10 miles, 205-981-0024 $89.95/Night Standard Room
Second Choice Hotels, Call for Rates:
2. Oak Mountain Lodge, approx. 11 miles, 205-991-0100
3. Candlewood Suites, approx. 13 miles, 205-991-0272
4. Wingate Inn, approx. 13 miles, 205-995-8586
5. Hyatt Place Inverness, approx. 14 miles, 205-995-9242
Call the hotels directly and mention Caritas to receive the discounted prices.
See Below for Registration Form
“To thank you is inadequate for what you have done for us. Each segment of the conference was most beneficial. One cannot be separated from the other as all contribute to the whole of what we need to know and do as apostles of Jesus Christ the returning King and slaves of Our Lady in preparation for that return.”
P. M., Shickshinny, PA
“This convention was powerful, enlightening and energizing. I cannot thank you enough for your dedication to this all consuming effort. Your work has given me the spark!”
L.H., Gig Harbor, WA
“The conference was amazing. We knew we needed to come because of gaining courage from meeting other followers of Our Lady. We have not only gained courage but we really feel called even more now! All of the speakers were truly picked by Mary.”
K. C., Prairie du chien, WI
“Please continue to have these conferences and we pledge our lives to share all you have given us with our families, friends, neighbors and our communities at home as we help to birth ‘new communities’ founded in liberty and constitutional principles in the love of Our Lady and Her Son, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
C. B., Abita Springs, LA
“Didn’t think you could improve from last year ‐ but you have. Outstanding!!!”
A.L., Sulphur, LA
Print and fill out the forms below and fax to Caritas at 205-672-9667, or mail to:
Caritas of Birmingham
c/o “How To” Convention
100 Our Lady Queen of Peace Drive
Sterrett, Alabama 35147
This form below cannot be filled out online. You can print out and fax to Caritas, mail, or call Caritas at 205-672-2000 someone can sign you up over the phone.