Second annual Charlotte Catholic Men's Conference set for Feb. 18
CHARLOTTE — The second annual Charlotte Catholic Men's Conference, "Being a True Catholic Man," is coming to St. Matthew Church in Ballantyne on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The scheduled speakers are Father Glenn Sudano, a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, located in the Northeast, and Hector Molina, a Catholic lay evangelist for more than 20 years.
The theme for this year's conference is: "In this world you will have tribulation, but take courage," from the Gospel of John 16:33.
Charlotte Bishop Peter J. Jugis will serve as the main celebrant and homilist at Mass during the conference. Bishop Emeritus William G. Curlin will provide a reflection during the Holy Hour.
The Charlotte Catholic Men's Conference is sponsored by Fathers For Good, an outreach ministry of the Knights of Columbus. Their primary goal with the conference is to impact attendees to be better Catholic men and more active in their faith, families and parishes.
Hundreds of men attended the 2011 conference held at Charlotte Catholic High School.
In conjunction with the men's conference, the Charlotte Catholic Women's Group is sponsoring a "Women's Night of Reflection" the evening of Feb. 17 for the women of the diocese. Father Sudano will speak, followed by a Holy Hour. This event is free.
The cost to attend the men's conference is $35 in advance or $40 at the door, with discounts available for students and senior citizens. For more information and to register for the conference, go to www.cltcmc.org.
— SueAnn Howell, staff writer
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Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy