CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION
BEYOND THE CONFERENCE…
The Catholic Men’s Ministry is dedicated to helping men encounter Jesus on a personal, intimate level by providing resources and events meant to strengthen your relationship with Jesus Christ.
As a result, Continue The Conversation is the Catholic Men's Ministry outreach initiative, and an invitation aimed at equipping you in your faith life journey throughout the rest of the year – in your home, parish, place of work, and community at large.
It is not designed to compete with parish program offerings or those recommended by our diocese in the parish tool kit. Rather, Continue The Conversation is designed to supplement and reinforce those offerings and resources.
Watch a Continue the Conversation presentation given at the 2023 Men's Conference:
Continue the Conversation is founded on 3 pillars: Build • Form • Live, and designed to be complementary to existing faith resources.
BUILD • FORM • LIVE
START WITH BUILD…
We aim to help strengthen your relationship with Christ and each other through new resource offerings designed to help us walk together as brothers in Christ to include mini-men’s conferences and retreats.
NEXT IS FORM…
With an emphasis on formation, we hope to stimulate an increase in faith through daily prayer, adoration, sacraments, scripture study, ongoing catechesis, promoting parish offerings like TMIY, and through faithful speakers and presentations.
THEN WE LIVE…
Building a relationship with Jesus Christ and forming our faith positions us to LIVE a life of missionary discipleship by serving others - to be a light in the world, being an ambassador for Christ, sharing the faith, and witnessing to the Gospel through virtuous living.
It has been said, the quickest way to Jesus is through Mary. We will continue to support devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary along with other Men’s Ministry Offerings.
Through various faith formation experiences and spiritual habits, we learn how the Lord speaks to each of us, hearing God’s still, small voice, drawing closer to Jesus Christ – forming our faith – saying "yes" to our Lord each day.
Whether it is feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, visiting the lonely, coaching youth sports, or sharing with someone at work that you went to mass on Sunday, there are many ways in which we can be a light in this world.
CALLED TO BE SAINTS
Men, we are all Called to be Saints! The Catholic Men’s Ministry is inviting you to Continue the Conversation beyond our Annual Men’s Conference, to help equip you in your faith life journey.
relationships through new event gatherings
stronger men centered on Jesus Christ
as a witness to the Gospel by serving others
EVENTS TO ENCOURAGE & EVANGELIZE
We will host 2 Men’s Mini-Conferences throughout the year to support our main, Catholic Men's Conference.
These half-day events are filled with fellowship, speakers, and sacraments on a Saturday and timed to avoid conflict with TMIY programs.
In addition, we will join our partners and other affiliates in weekend, retreats, programs and other offerings as they become available. We encourage men to follow our email notifications as well as check back often on our schedule page as well as here to stay updated.
MAY 20, 2023:
Photos from our inaugural Mini-Conference will be posted soon. An overview of Speakers is posted below.
In the meantime, a digital program is available for viewing and download.
AUGUST 26, 2023: Registration Opens Soon
Information and Agenda to-come
APRIL 21-23, 2023: Damascus Retreat (SOLD OUT/FULL)
NOVEMBER 3-5, 2023: Damascus Retreat
Find out more about what Damascus has to offer - click below.
MAY 20, 2023
THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF THE GOSPEL
A POWER-PACKED HALF-DAY
These half-day Mini-Conferences are designed to work in support of Parish programs and initiatives without interfering with their normal schedule.
DESIGNED FOR CATHOLIC MEN!
Join men from across the Diocese to learn how to receive, live and proclaim the Kerygma - the Good News of Jesus Christ - in our everyday lives!
PHOTOS COMING SOON!
Featured Speaker: Fr. Dan Dury
Father Dan Dury is currently the Pastor at St. John Neumann Parish in Sunbury. He is a vibrant speaker, presenter and evangelist who has spoken at multiple Men's Conferences, parish retreats and Diocesan encounters – and well-known around the Columbus Diocese as a dynamic Catholic leader.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Marlon De La Torre
Dr. Marlon De La Torre currently serves as the Senior Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Columbus. His professional catechetical background spans over twenty-seven years as director, dean, educator, and published author.