Judy Hehr

With God’s grace, Judy Hehr has turned her life around.

Once bankrupt, homeless and addicted to drugs, Hehr has become an author, millionaire, wife, mother, seminary graduate and motivational speaker.

Hehr will tell her story when the Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women gathers for its annual convention Tuesday, June 18, at Holy Rosary, Medford.

This marks the 69th year the SDCCW will celebrate its rich history of promoting God’s kingdom on earth, and sharing time, talent and treasure in helping maintain the dignity and worth of every individual.

Council programs reflect a mission of supporting, empowering and educating Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service.

All women in the Diocese of Superior are invited to attend the convention. Hospitality starts at 8 a.m., and the program begins at 8:45 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m.

Hehr, a popular keynote speaker, radio show host and past guest on radio programs and EWTN, will speak on how “We are called to witness.” The author of “Shattered: How God Transformed My Heart and Life” will share her testimony of God’s transforming power in her life.

Mass will be celebrated by Bishop James P. Powers and concelebrated by SDCCW spiritual advisor Fr. Gerard Willger. Music will be provided by the Diocesan Chorale.

The event will also honor those nominated by their parishes for the Pax Christi Award. The award recognizes women for their many hours of service to God, their parishes and community.

Mary Jane Morancyk Hennessy Scholarship recipients will also be announced.

The cost to attend the convention is $40. Hotel room blocks have been reserved at Boarders Inn and Suites and Woodlands Inns and Suites. For information or to register, visit sdccw.me/69th-annual-convention/ or call Beverly Kramer, 815-353-4068.