The fourth, annual Catholic Men’s Conference – in the Archdiocese of Louisville – took place on Saturday, March 21, at St. Michael Parish (8 AM to 1 PM).
The 2015 CMC theme was “Become the Light: Growing in Discipleship.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Director of the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in Washington D.C. A brief, rousing welcoming address to all attendees was delivered by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville. He also presided at the conference’s closing liturgy.
Rounds of 5 breakout workshop sessions followed the keynote, as did opportunities for the participants to experience the sacrament of Reconciliation and spend time with a wide variety of exhibitors from local Catholic organizations and Archdiocesan programs.
The Archdiocesan division of Faith-Formation helped plan the CMC overall again this year, provided an exhibit, and assisted on-site with the prayer dimensions of the March 21 event. Faith-Formation staff was represented by Mr. Art Turner, director, and Mr. Butch Ekstrom, associate director, who worked the office’s resource exhibit at the CMC and helped with other activities.
Here are some photos from the conference’s entertaining breakfast — featuring ‘flying pancakes,’ by the company Chris Cakes — and the Faith-Formation resource tables at the 2015 conference.
I attended this year’s and last year’s Men’s Conference, and plan to attend next year’s CMC. The presentations are excellent and consistently show me more paths to holiness. Thank you for this event!
Steve, our office was happy to support this event. This event is unique in that it is the people who plan and lead the conference. The Archdiocesan offices, including Faith Formation, are just supporting members. The coordinators of this event are always looking for others to help with this conference. Contact Sal Della Bella, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information about joining the planning team. Thank you for attending this event and be sure to invite others to join you next year!