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Diocese of Harrisburg Men’s Conference

April 1, 2012

Becoming Champions for Christ

Adam Janke

Adam Janke

Keynote Speaker: Adam Janke, COO, Saint Paul Street Evangelization

Keynote Title: The Battle for Souls

Description: The Church has called Catholic men everywhere to recognize that we are under spiritual attack, to step into the breach, and to engage in the battle for souls. In his Keynote Address, Adam Janke will talk about how men have been leading the way in the work of evangelization since the time of the Apostles, and how each of us can proclaim the Gospel effectively and persuasively in our everyday lives without being “weird.” This powerful presentation is filled with practical ideas and real-life stories of conversion and healing.

Bio: Adam is a “revert” to the Catholic faith having been born Catholic, raised Lutheran, and became Baptist in high school before returning to the Catholic Church in college. After converting to Catholicism in 2005, Adam obtained a BA in Theology and Catechetics and an MA in Theology in Christian Ministry from Franciscan University. Adam has been featured on EWTN Television and Radio, Catholic Answers Live, the Radio Maria Network, the National Catholic Register, as well as in several other Catholic news publications. Professionally, he oversees the day-to-day operations of St. Paul Street Evangelization, including the development of programs and resources. He resides in Michigan with his wife and seven children.


Schedule for the Day

7:00 AM – Doors Open

8:00 – 8:15 AM – Welcome and Announcements

8:15 – 9:15 AM – Keynote Address – The Battle for Souls – Adam Janke

9:30 – 10:00 AM – “When Tommy wants to be Tammy”: A Look at Gender Dysphoria from Our Catholic Teachings – Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, DD, JCL

10:15 – 10:45 AM – The Education Your Child Deserves – Patrick Reilly

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction

12:15 – 12:45 PM – Mary and Joseph on Nazareth: Models of Celibate Chastity or Lunch A (Confession Available) – Rev. Frederick Miller, STD

1:00 – 1:30 PM – In His image He created them. Male and Female, He created them. or Lunch B (Confession Available) – Dr. John Rossi

1:45 – 2:15 PM – Mary at the Heart of the Mystery of Christ – Most Rev. William Waltersheid, DD

2:30 – 3:00 PM – Angels and Demons – Rev. Edward Connolly

3:15 – 4:30 PM – The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, DD, JCL – Principal Celebrant

Masking Update – As of March 7, 2022, the Diocesan Center, in following the latest guidance from the CDC, is operating under a mask optional policy for in-person events. Under this new guidance, counties are placed into low, medium, or high risk categories. In the event Dauphin County would be placed in a high risk category, the masking protocols for in-person events will be evaluated. Any changes to our masking policies will be communicated as quickly as possible. Details on the new CDC guidance can be found here

Workshop Descriptions and Speaker Bios


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April 1, 2012
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4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 United States
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James Gontis
(717) 657-4804 ext. 227