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Diocese of Harrisburg Men’s Conference

April 20

The 2024 Men’s Conference is Saturday, April 20th. Bring your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your cousins, your friends, your co-workers, and join us for “St. Joseph: The Carpenter’s Table,” featuring Jon Leonetti.

 

Deadline/Costs:

$40 per person

$70 father/son combo

CLERGY ADMITTED FREE

Deadline: Wednesday, April 17

$50 Walk-In Registration

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 mweltmer@hbgdiocese.org. Requests should be made by March 20, 2024.

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Jon Leonetti

Nationally known Catholic speaker, best-selling author, and radio host who conveys a message of lasting fulfillment in Jesus Christ.

Jon is the author of four books: Mission Of The Family, Your God Is Too Boring, The Art of Getting Over Yourself: And Why You’ll Be Happier When You Do, and Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness.

Jon believes that our deepest longing for happiness and wholeness is fulfilled in the encounter with Jesus Christ. Through prayer, the Sacraments, family life, and the help of Mary and the saints, Jon wants to cultivate an intimate relationship with Jesus and help others do the same.

At home, Jon enjoys reading, sports, exercising, coffee, and, most of all, spending time with his wife Teresa, and their three children. Jon has a master’s degree in moral theology.

Keynote: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness


 

Breakout Sessions:

A1 Jon Leonetti

“Back to the Basics”

If someone were to ask you why you’re Catholic, how would you respond? I’m Catholic because I believe it’s in and through the Catholic Church that I have the best chance of getting to Heaven with God. Through prayer, the Sacraments, and the help of Mary and the Saints it’s time we get back to the basics of our faith and unleash the endlessness graces God desires to bestow on you and me.

 

A2 Deacon Armando Torres

Diocesan Director for Culture, Identity and Outreach

“Joseph, Chaste Husband of Mary: A Model for Our Lives”

Joseph was led by the Holy Spirit, to be the protector of God’s plan. Protector of the Holy Family. Do we accept God’s plan for us, like Joseph did, even with all the challenges we may face? Do we respond faithfully?  Joseph’s role in God’s plan is a perfect example for us.

 

B1 Reverend Joshua Cavender

Pastor, Saint Pius X Parish, Selinsgrove

“St. Joseph and Stoicism”

Stoicism is making a resurgence in our society today.  In a society that places a high emphasis on emotion, stoicism can seem like a good counterbalance.  Some have tried to connect the silence of St. Joseph to stoic practices, but can we actually conclude that the earthly father of our Lord was a stoic?  So, in this presentation we will discuss what emotions are, how stoicism tries to guide the complexities of life, and how St. Joseph is an expert guide through this spiritual maze.

 

B2 Deacon Armando Torres

Diocesan Director for Culture, Identity and Outreach

“Joseph, Chaste Husband of Mary: A Model for Our Lives”

Joseph was led by the Holy Spirit, to be the protector of God’s plan. Protector of the Holy Family. Do we accept God’s plan for us, like Joseph did, even with all the challenges we may face? Do we respond faithfully?  Joseph’s role in God’s plan is a perfect example for us.


 

Schedule

7:30 a.m. – Doors Open | Confession

8:30 a.m. – Welcome

8:45 a.m. – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

9:45 a.m. – Break

10:00 a.m. – Keynote Address  – Jon Leonetti – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness

10:45 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Breakout Session A

12:00 p.m. – Lunch  | Confession

1:15 p.m. – Breakout Session B

2:00 p.m. – Break

2:15p.m. – The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior, Principal Celebrant

3:15  p.m. – Final Acknowledgments and Farewell

 

Details

Date:
April 20
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Venue

Diocesan Center
4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 United States
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Organizer

Kate Neri
Phone
(717) 657-4804
Email
kneri@hbgdiocese.org