The 13th Annual Archdiocesan Catholic Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday March 6, 2021. The Man Up Philly volunteer team is finalizing our plans for the 2021 Conference and we have a fantastic line-up of speakers confirmed.
Given the current environment, our focus is working to find ways to safely bring us together. We are currently evaluating multiple options from smaller gatherings in local parishes to larger gatherings in local high schools, and if not feasible, an all virtual conference via a live webcast. Either way, we want to bring this great day to you to help all of us focus on our faith and reliance on Our Lord.
Now is the time to commit yourself to growing and enriching your Faith, along with inviting brothers, fathers, sons, and friends.
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Our speaker lineup for 2021 is dynamic and focuses on service. We welcome for the first time Bishop Joe Coffey, auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Military Services, who was previously a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and is in active chaplain service with the U.S. Navy.
We also welcome Col Tom Manion, who served in the Marine Corps for over 30 years. Colonel Manion founded the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) to support our military, the families of the fallen and to help create the next generation of leaders after the loss of his son, 1st Lt. Travis Manion USMC, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in April 2007.
We welcome back acclaimed Irish tenor, Mark Forrest, who will again provide inspirational accompaniment during a special Eucharistic Adoration.
The Conference will conclude with Saturday Mass (not the Sunday Vigil) celebrated by Archbishop Nelson J. Perez.
On Saturday, March 6, 2021, men are invited to join Catholic men from throughout the Archdiocese for a day focused on fellowship and ways to live your faith everyday.
The Harrisburg Men’s Conference this year is a Virtual (livestreamed) Men’s Conference. It will be conducted on Saturday, March 20th from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. This year’s theme is Catholic Men: Defenders of the Faith.
WE HAVE A TERRIFIC LINEUP OF SPEAKERS! Really, it is like we have a bunch of keynote speakers. Some you know from our Diocese, others your know from seeing them on cable news or on EWTN (at least four of them). There are six talks, each 30 minutes long, plus Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction, led by Bishop Gainer. The Men’s Conference theme is: Catholic Men: Defenders of the Faith.
The presentation speakers, titles, and times are in the Conference Schedule in the attached link. Our speakers and topics are:
February 27, 2021 9am-12pm
Men need a “Foundation” to build upon. Men need someone to count on. Men need each other. Because men are constantly being attacked in an increasingly secular society. We are falling victim more and more to the temptations of alcohol, drugs, pornography, choosing work over our families and other sins that keep us from fulfilling the responsibilities God created us for.
2232 MEN live the passage from Luke 22:32 — “But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers”.
2232 MEN have a mission to bring all men to Jesus Christ and to show how our God and Father loves us and how He wants to be that foundation we need in our lives.
Creating an environment where men can build themselves up by building each other up is the goal of the 2232 Men movement.
Hundreds or men will gather for a day of prayer, dynamic speakers, reflection, adoration, opportunity for confessions and a final mass celebrated by our very own Bishop Lawrence Persico. Attendees will be sharing this experience with men from all walks of life and all parts of the Erie Diocese and beyond.
Jon Leonetti is a nationally known Catholic speaker, best-selling author, and radio host who conveys a message of lasting fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Through Jon’s keynote presentations and parish missions, thousands of Catholics each year discover the freedom Christ offers by way of his life and love.
John Edwards is the founder and executive director of Pew Ministries, a Catholic apostolate with the mission of bringing the person of Jesus Christ to the person in the pew. A Catholic speaker and evangelist, he has spoken in Canada and across the U.S., and has been featured on Catholic media such as the RISE Membership, The Guadalupe Radio Network, The Jon Leonetti Show, Hard as Nails, and EWTN’s Catholic Cafe. John is the host of the Just A Guy in the Pew Podcast (www.justaguyinthepew.com) and is also the cofounder of the Virtual Catholic Conference.
The Diocese of Greensburg men’s conference, THE WELL, has been expanded to two events in 2021; a virtual seminar on March 20 and an in-person conference on September 25.
The virtual seminar, scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m., is free to anyone who wishes to attend and will be available on the Diocese of Greensburg website and Facebook page. The theme of the event is “Jesus is Knocking, Open the Door!” Two dynamic speakers will be featured: Mike Aquilina of Bridgeville, an award-winning author of more than 50 books on Catholic history, and Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks, director of spiritual formation at Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe.
Interested men are asked to register for this free event so they are able to receive detailed information.
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