Date Night with a Saint

Thursday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Come to any or all sessions

The Catholic Conference Center invites you to attend a captivating series, “Date Night with a Saint”. For selected Thursdays of each month, we’ll begin with a light but delicious dinner at 6:00 PM, followed by a thought-provoking discussion on a particular saint. For those who choose, you could begin with an hour of adoration and a blessing by Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The discussion will be led by Deacon Scott Gilfillan, meant to be engaging and enlightening, as if one were on a ‘date’ with the chosen Saint.

Here is a typical evening:

Date Night Schedule
4:50 PM Holy Hour of Adoration (optional)
4:50 PM Benediction (optional)
6:00 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Date Program
7:30 PM Final Blessing

Any questions, contact Deacon Scott Gilfillan at,or call 828.328.7441.

Date Night with the Angels

Begins Thursday June 17 and continues June 24, July 1, and July 8

Angels are in popular terminology and use, but not without a lot of misundertanding. What are they? Where to they come from? How many angels are there? What do they do for us? What are their limitations? How do angels relate to demons? Come to this unique Date Night with a Saint series titled, “Date Night with the Angels”. Learn from Scripture, Fathers & Doctors of the Church, St. Thomas, official pronouncements and holy writers throughout history what the church teaches about angels: their creation, test, fall, nature, powers, duties, Saints who conversed with, nine choirs, famous Angels, etc.  

We’ll use the popular book by Fr. Pascale Parente, “The Angels in Catholic Teaching and Tradition.” The book is easy to read but rich in thought. Deacon Scott Gilfillan will guide the discussion on the book, breaking it up into four delightful ‘dates’. .


There is no need to read ahead, the discussions will be self-contained. For those who are interested in enhancing their ‘date’ experience, the book can be purchased on Amazon. The Catholic Conference Center will also purchase some books for use as well.

PRICING: No charge

The Center would like to get as many people as possible to enter into a deeper spiritual experience by exploring the unique gifts of saint and angels. Donations will be kindly accepted to defer the cost of the meals but not necessary.

Please register Tuesday to for the Thursday ‘date’. Register now, space is limited to 25 participants.

Date Night with a Saint Registration

Please call 828-327-7441 if you have questions.
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About the Presenter

The sessions and discussions will be led by Deacon Scott D. Gilfillan. Deacon Scott was ordained as a Catholic deacon in 2001. He has a wide range of experience of facilitating groups and leading retreats for parishes, RCIA programs, and deacon candidates. For many years, he was the director of deacon formation for the diocese of Charlotte, assisting and guiding deacon candidates and their wives in discernment and formation. Most recently he has become the director of the Catholic conference and retreat center in Hickory.