The Eighth Annual Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 || 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
To be held at: The Napa Valley Expo (Chardonnay Hall), 575 3rd Street Napa, CA 94559
|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 Bishop will speak to the men during his Homily and will be the Main Celebrant for Holy Mass.
|Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC a convert to Catholicism, is a member of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception. Currently, he is the Vicar-Provincial and Vocation Director for his community. Fr. Calloway has a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, M.Div. and S.T.B. degrees from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and an S.T.L. in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio. He has written many academic articles and is the editor of two books: "The Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church" (Marian Press, 2004) and "The Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body" (Marian Press, 2005). He also is the author of the book "Purest of All Lilies: The Virgin Mary in the Spirituality of St. Faustina" (Marian Press, 2008) and "No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy" (Marian Press, 2010), and his latest book is "Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest" (Marian Press, 2013).
Fr. Donald Calloway's talks: "The Virgin Mary in the Year of Faith" and "Battle Breed: Catholic Manhood in the 21st Century.
|Patrick Coffin is a dynamic speaker, emcee, and host of the top-rated national radio show, Catholic Answers Live. He has degrees in theology and philosophy from McGill University in Montreal and Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former stage actor, Patrick has appeared on the FOX Channel, Comedy Central, and EWTN. As a writer, his work has appeared in Inside the Vatican, The National Catholic Register, The Toronto Star, St. Austin Review, New Oxford Review and others. His first book is titled Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It’s Good For Your Marriage, with a Foreword by Peter Kreeft. Whether your event is at a parish, a lecture hall, a ballroom, or a stadium, let Patrick Coffin bring his unique blend of elegance and comedy to your event.
Patrick Coffin's Talk: "Humanae Vitae for Skeptics" and "Catholicism is Not for Wimps".
| Charlie Aeschliman is a former Navy S.E.A.L. and trick basketball handling champion... but that is far from all he is about! Contrasting Catholicism with his experience as a Navy S.E.A.L., Charlie highlights the awesome arsenal the Church provides to successfully engage in spiritual warfare and overcome sin. He is also considered to be one of the best basketball trick performers in the world and has entertained thousands of fans at NBA and college basketball games as Secret Agent JAM! His energetic presentation is entertaining and inspiring, celebrating the richness of the Catholic Faith and the power of the Sacraments. Charlie's story of beating the odds will encourage your audience to pursue their vocations and become all God made them to be.
Charlie Aeschliman's Talk: “Commando Catholicism”.