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The Seventh Annual Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012  ||  7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Hosted By: Holy Family Catholic Church, American Canyon

Conference Location:

Community Center of American Canyon

100 Benton Road, American Canyon


 width= 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 and our main celebrant for Holy Mass. The Bishop's talk is Men as the Pastors of the Domestic Church.
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher whose no-nonsense, hands-on approach to living the Catholic faith will challenge and inspire you! He is the Founder and Director of Servant Enterprises, Inc., a Christian evangelization and apologetics organization dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of Catholic values, principles, and teaching in complete faithfulness and total submission to Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium. The goal of his apostolate is to bring as many people as possible to a deeper love of Christ and the Gospel by sharing the truth of the Catholic faith in love. Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is the host of several television series on EWTN, including Behold the Man and Made in His Image.

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers (two talks): Formation of Conscience - Reclaiming the True Spiritual Man and Communion with God - Living Everyday with a Eucharistic Heart

Fr. Gary Sumpter has been a priest for over 30 years, is currently Pastor at St. Patrick's Church in Scotia, Ca. He is a dynamic preacher and confessor, and a former teacher and chaplain at Trinity 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 voracious reader and a life-long student of St Thomas Aquinas, Father Sumpter distills the wisdom of the Church and of the saints to provide solid guidance for the practical daily spiritual lives of laymen.

Fr. Gary Sumpter's Talk: Being Men of Hope & Courage Today

John Galten is a longtime popular retreat master and speaker on Catholic topics, particularly on the spiritual life and the thought of John Paul II and St. Maximilian Kolbe. He served as an Officer in U.S. Army for five years, and later obtained a Masters in Theology for USF. John co-founded the St. Ignatius Institute at USF with Fr. Joseph Fessio in 1976, serving as Assistant Director and finally as Director. He is currently the Chairman of the Catholics for the Common Good. John's awards include Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, Archdiocese of San Francisco Pro Life Award 2001, United for Life award for pro-life activities, USF College of Arts and Sciences Service Award, and the Newman Society ex corde ecclesia award for outstanding contribution to Catholic higher education, 2001.

John Galten's Talk: Be a Knight of the Immaculata - St. Maximilian Kolbe & Authentic Marian Spirituality

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