The Sixth Annual Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference.
Come join fellow Catholic men for the Sixth Annual Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference. We all know the challenges of being a Catholic man in the modern world—you need support from your brothers in faith. On Saturday, May 14, we will be convening at St. Apollinaris Church Hall, Napa, California. Featuring talks by some of today’s top Catholic leaders, you won’t want to miss this event. There will be Mass and Confessions during the conference. Fathers are encouraged to bring sons who are teenage and older.
|Doug Barry is the founder and director of the Catholic apostolate RADIX. He is a devoted husband of 20 years and father of five. Since 1992 he has traveled throughout the United States along with journeying to several other countries, spreading and defending the Catholic faith. With a dynamic and inspiring style Doug has spoken to thousands, young and old alike, through television, radio and live appearances. He is best known for his powerful one-man performance of the Passion of Christ, seen regularly on EWTN and other Christian television channels around the world. He is currently the co-host of Life On The Rock, seen weekly on EWTN. Doug Barry's talks are "FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE" and "THE CHARACTER OF A CATHOLIC WARRIOR"|
|Fr. Thomas J Loya is the pastor of Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church in Chicago, IL. He is the host of "Light of the East" and "A Body of Truth" radio programs and speaks about Theology of the Body each week on Relevant Radio's Morning Air Program. Before entering the seminary Fr. Loya earned a BFA degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and pursued a career in commercial art and design. In his studies for the priesthood he earned an STB degree from the Angelicum University. Fr. Loya was ordained in 1982 and later earned a Masters in Counseling and Human Services from John Carroll University. He has directed many retreats and has been a guest speaker at several conventions including World Youth Day 2002. Using his background in art, counseling, and Eastern Catholic spirituality, Fr. Loya brings the principles of The Theology of the Body deep into the lived experience of every aspect of human sexuality. He is a regular speaker for the Tabor Life Institute. Fr. Thomas Loya's talks are: "MEN AND THEOLOGY OF THE BODY" and "ART AND THE SILENT KILLER"|
|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's talks are: "THE COURAGE OF ST. JOSEPH" and His Homily of Holy Mass.|