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Diocese of Harrisburg Men’s Conference
Saturday, March 18th, the Diocese of Harrisburg will host its annual Men’s Conference at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. Marcel LeJeune, President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples will offer the keynote address. Breakout session presenters include Marcel LeJeune, Bishop Gainer, Fr. Ryan Fischer, Deacon Armando Torres, and Deacon Virgilio Centenera.
Mass celebrated by Bishop Gainer, Breakout Sessions, Confession, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament are part of this annual event.
Includes breakfast and boxed lunch choices of standard, gluten free, and vegetarian.
$35 Registration (deadline 3/13)
$50 Walk-In Registration (3/18)
CLERGY ADMITTED FREE
Due to space limitations, walk-ins can’t be assured of preferred workshop choices.
If any special accommodations are needed, please contact Marianne Weltmer at (717) 657-4804 ext. 322 or email@example.com. Requests should be made by March 10, 2023.
7:30 AM – Doors Open and Confession
8:30 AM – Welcome/Announcements
8:45 AM – Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
10:00 AM – Keynote Address
11:00 AM – Breakout Session 1
12:00 PM – Lunch/Confession
1:15 PM – Breakout Session 2
2:15 PM – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
3:15 PM – Final Acknowledgements
President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples
Keynote: Raising the Bar
What makes a Catholic man a good Catholic? What makes a Catholic man a good man? We can’t just compare ourselves to those around us, when the bar that the culture sets for being a Catholic and a man are so very low. We have to look to the bar that Jesus set for us and try to live for that. All other attempts at being a Catholic man are fraudulent. This talk will unpack what God wants for us and how we can achieve it as Catholic men.
The Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, DD, JCL
Eleventh Bishop of Harrisburg
Breakout: Bragging Rights Can Be Virtuous
The life and legacy of Saint Edmund Campion present a needed encouragement for men at a time when we must “step up to the plate” and be what God calls us to be.
Reverend Ryan Fischer, Saint James, Lititz
Breakout: “What good am I?”
A spiritual examination of unworthiness, dealing with true and false perspectives. We look at this question on a few different levels, such as: the sense of one’s dignity; living up to a standard; moral uprightness and struggle; the radical nature of grace as a free gift; despair of progress; the final judgment.
Deacon Virgilio Centenera, Saint Patrick, Carlisle
Breakout: No Man is an Island
At a time when the world appears to have shrunk, and technology has allowed for an ease of interaction unimaginable 50 years ago, we struggle with a pandemic of isolation and loneliness. Is there a connectedness that is essential to fulfilling who God created us to be? What does scripture tell us? What has the pandemic shown us? Is a band of brothers simply helpful or is it essential?
Deacon Armando Torres, San Juan Bautista, Lancaster
Diocesan Director of Culture, Identity, & Outreach
Breakout: Our Encounter with Jesus: Through Scripture and in our Lives
We hear many times of having a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. How do we identify and respond with Christ in our daily lives? I would like to share through a personal testimonial and reflecting on Scripture my thoughts in recognizing Christ in our lives.