Sunday, March 23, 2014

Iowa Catholic Men's Conference: Faith for the Journey offers more than just talks for men

Is God tugging at your heart, urging you to something better

Last year’s successful Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference, sparked not only the second annual day of inspiration, prayer and fellowship for men, but branches out to couples, parents and teens. The conference planners recognize the need for ‘family catechises’ so they contracted their speakers to talk at separate events and audiences while in the Des Moines area.

“Although focused on men’s spirituality, we are dedicated to faith-fill families. We decided that we could leverage our great speakers by contracting them to speak at other varied faith events in the area. This is a great opportunity for parents and teens to hear from national catholic speakers on topics that affect them.” said Deacon Tom Bradley. “We are not a ‘one trick pony’, we understand that men have spouses and children who form a family of faith. We have coordinated with Diocesan staff to create unique opportunities. We hope you’ll be inspired by their faith journey and take up the invitation to reflect on God’s plan for your family.”

Conference speakers sharing will be at these additional events:

  • Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, director of The Crossroads Initiative, is speaking to parents/couples on “Keeping Your Kids Catholic”, Friday, March 28th at Sacred Heart in West Des Moines. Program is 7 to 8:30pm. Child care available. Admission is free.
  • Mario St. Francis, in addition to emceeing our conference Spanish language tract, will speak to students at Dowling Catholic High School on the afternoon of Friday, March 28th on his story “A fashion model becomes a model for Christ”.
  • Matt Fradd, an experienced Catholic apologist, will speak to teens, young adults and parents on “Shattering the Five Myths About Pornography”. This free event is 1:00pm Sunday, March 30th in the Dowling Catholic High School cafeteria. Pizza will be served prior, starting at 2:30.


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