The First Sonoma County Catholic Men's Conference.
This Years Theme:
Being Men: Responsibilities and Societal Pressures
Co-Sponsored By: The Knights of Columbus
and Northern California Catholic Men's Conferences, Inc.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 || 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
To be held at: Cathedral of Saint Eugene, 2323 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Event Base Cost $50.00
Early Bird Registration ends 10/5/2013 @ mid-night. ($10.00 Discount)
Registration includes: Lunch served in the MONSIGNOR BECKER CENTER
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Cathedral of Saint Eugene
2323 Monterey Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
|Most Reverend Robert F. Vasa is the Bishop of Santa Rosa, California he was appointed to the position January 24, 2011. Bishop Vasa previously led the Diocese of Baker, Oregon, from 2000 to 2010. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he was ordained a diocesan priest there in 1976, and received a License in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1981. He is well known for his outspoken defense of Catholic teaching. Bishop Vasa will be available for confessions.
The Bishops's Talk: "Welcome and Purpose"
was raised a Southern Baptist. During his tour in the Marines he began to study Catholicism from historical sources. Determined to prove Catholicism wrong, Tim studied his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up . . . the Catholic Church. Tim is now married with a family and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since, heard often on Catholic radio.
Tim Staples Talk: "I Confess and The Five Non-Negotiables"
|Dr. Mike Norman has owned a family health center offering chiropractic care and wellness programs since 1992. Since 2003, he has served as a staff doctor at a non-profit center offering health care and life services to the indigent and uninsured of his community. In addition to his practice, Dr. Norman enjoys writing and speaking and is pursuing a graduate degree in Theological Studies. He lives with his family near Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Mike Norman's Talk: "Unbridled Grace (Parts 1 & 2)"
|Fr. Gary Sumpter has been a priest for over 30 years, currently in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, a dynamic preacher and confessor, and former teacher and chaplain at Trinity Grammar & Prep, Napa. He loves being a priest and says he is deeply “grateful to almighty God that he called me to the holy priesthood." A life-long student of St Thomas Aquinas, Father Sumpter is a challenging preacher.
Speaker's Talk: "Recap and Plan"