For the 6th annual Men's Conference!
For the Sake of HIS Name!
"Be a Man!"
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Cathedral of Christ the King
Registration - 7:30-9:00, Mass - 8:00, Conference 9:00-4:00
Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv
Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., was ordained as the third Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington on May 5, 2015, succeeding Bishop Ronald Gainer who was appointed as Bishop of Harrisburg, PA in 2014.
Bishop John was born April 15, 1966 in Amherst, OH. He attended grade school at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, staffed by the Conventual Franciscans, and Lorain Catholic High School. After a year of community college, Bishop John joined the formation program for the Conventual Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Consolation at St. Bonaventure Friary in St. Louis, MO. During the time of his candidacy he began studies in philosophy and history at St. Louis University and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in each in 1990, after an interruption or his novitiate. He subsequently earned a Masters in Divinity and a Licentiate in Church History from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA.
Bishop John made his solemn vows on August 1, 1992, and was ordained to the priesthood on September 16, 1995.
Bishop John served in Texas as a pastor, Moderator of the Curia, and eventually as Chancellor for the Diocese of El Paso. In 2010, he was elected Vicar Provincial of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation and became Pastor and Rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, OH.
Fr. Larry Richards
Father Larry Richards has been a priest since 1989 for the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania and he currently serves as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie. In 2004 Father founded The Reason For Our Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith through CDs, DVDs and books. He is the author of “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be”, a #1 best seller for Ignatius Press, having sold over 100,000 copies. He also has a second book called “Surrender! The Life-Changing Power of Doing God’s Will” published by Our Sunday Visitor which has sold over 40,000 copies. Father released a Catholic Men’s Bible, NABRE, with Our Sunday Visitor in 2014, and also a Scripture Devotional Calendar entitled “No Bible, No Breakfast! No Bible, No Bed!” Father hosts the EWTN radio show called “The Reason For Our Hope”, and a live EWTN radio show called “Open Line”. Fr. Larry also hosts a radio show called “Changed Forever with Father Larry Richards” that can be heard nationwide on Relevant Radio.
In 2003, Robert Rogers experienced a tragedy of Biblical proportions. After 8 years as a father, nearly 12 years as a husband, and 13 years as an electrical engineer, Robert’s life completely changed one night on their way home from a wedding in Wichita, Kansas. Through his immediate trust in God, Robert has risen above adversity and freely shared his compelling message across the country by invitation over 1,200 times to at least 280,000 people personally, as well as with ABC, CBS, CNN, EWTN, Montel Williams, Integrity Film & Video, the Billy Graham TV Crusade, and Focus on the Family. An accomplished worship leader, pianist, songwriter, and author of 4 books (“Into the Deep”, “7 Steps to No Regrets”, “Rise Above”, and “Pass the Test”), Robert teaches others to Live a Life of No Regrets with his inspiring words and original songs at the piano.
OUR VISION: Holiness through Virtue
OUR MISSION: To promote and support virtue-building programs that serve Catholic men’s call to live in the fullness of grace, guided by the Holy Spirit, through the leadership of our Bishop.
Under the patronage of St. Joseph, we seek to support, strengthen and embolden the spiritual growth of Catholic men through prayer, formation, fellowship, and evangelization. Through programs and events, we seek to help men grow in holiness and to live their faith in their marriages, families, workplaces, communities, and parishes. We seek to work with existing ministries and organizations in the diocese to combine efforts and resources so as to better serve Catholic men. We aspire to hold regular fellowship and formation events, develop a men’s retreat league, a formation-coaching series aimed at business executives, and an annual men’s conference in the diocese.
He saved us and called us to a holy life 2 Timothy 1:9
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