Diocese of Steubenville Men's Conference

posted Jan 31, 2013, 1:32 PM by Joseph Schmidt   [ updated Feb 19, 2013, 7:00 AM ]
The 2013 Steubenville Diocesan Men's Day of Renewal will be held at St. Stephen’s Church in Caldwell, Ohio on Saturday March 16 from 9 am to 3 pm. The theme is “Embracing the Faith” with St. Joseph as the patron of the Conference. At 8 am before the official start of the Conference, there will be a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary.

The program includes the dynamic and entertaining speaker, Fr. Larry Richards, who will challenge the participants to be true men as God intended.

Also included is a Penance Service and a Mass presided by Bishop Jeffrey Monforton. The priests attending will concelebrate with him.

Fr. Richards is the author of the best seller, “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be” which challenges men to be true men as God intended with manly virtues such as love, wisdom, courage, integrity, and compassion to pursue holiness, to make a difference in the world, and to live as a beloved son of God, revealing the meaning of a man’s life. Fr. Larry inspires men to become the true heroes they long to be. He recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served. He tells men how to focus on the right goals, to live according to the Holy Spirit, to be a man of true love and of wisdom, to appreciate properly the differences between men and women, to pursue holiness, and to make a difference in the world. Not preachy but direct, Father Larry challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their faults, weaknesses, and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults.

He often appears on EWTN, hosts his own national radio show, “Changed Forever” on Relevant Radio at www.relevantradio.com and other stations on Saturday 8 pm & Sunday 11 pm. Fr, Larry Richards is the founder and president of the Reason for Hope Foundation dedicated to spreading the good news of the Gospel (see www.TheReasonForOurHope.org) by educating others about Jesus Christ.

Two of Fr. Richards' talks - The Mass Explained and Confession - have been widely received and phenomenally successful in making the Catholic Faith understandable.

Fr. Richards, born in Pittsburgh, earned a degree in Mental Health at the College Seminary at Gannon University. He completed his priestly training and studies in Theology at St. Vincent Seminary, received a Master of Divinity degree, and was ordained in 1989. He is the pastor of St. Joseph Church and the Bread of Life Community in Erie, Pennsylvania. Fr. Larry is also the Spiritual Director of the TEC (To Encounter Christ) Retreat Program for the Diocese of Erie. At the same time he is close to completing the requirements for a MA degree in Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame.

Read more about the Men's Day of Renewal on their blog site: http://diosteubmen.blogspot.com/

Joseph Schmidt,
Feb 8, 2013, 8:41 AM