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CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION
Learn more about events from Catholic Men's Ministry designed to Continue the Conversation:
Read more in a summary about 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:
THREE PILLARS

Continue the Conversation is founded on 3 pillars:  Build • Form • Live, and designed to be complementary to existing faith resources.

BUILDFORMLIVE

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.  

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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.  

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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.   

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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. 

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PARISH CAPTAINS

A LEADERSHIP MODEL…

Part of  the Mission of Catholic Men's Ministry is bringing men to Christ by providing them with the resources they need to meet them on their faith path and take them further. In doing so, we incorporate a model of leaders that we call "Parish Captains."

 

These are men who have volunteered to be leaders within their parish to help grow their own Men's Ministry and programs, and to assist Catholic Men's Ministry throughout the year with their efforts in the Diocese.

BECOMING INVOLVED

If you would like to know who your Parish Captain team is, or would like to become one, please contact us and let us know your interest. Please note that these volunteer positions are based upon whatever time and talent you can provide – and are welcomed no matter how much or how little you are able to give!

If you'd like to find out more about the call to be a Parish Captain, please watch a recent team meeting about the role by clicking the button below.

EVENTS
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.  

BUILDING…

relationships through new event gatherings

FORMING…

stronger men centered on Jesus Christ

 

LIVING…

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.

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MEN'S MINI-CONFERENCES

AUGUST 26, 2023: Event Re-Cap, Information and Agenda below

OUR LAST MINI-CONFERENCE - MAY 20, 2023:  

Photos from our inaugural Mini-Conference are online along with an event re-cap. The Mini-Conference program is also available below.

OTHER EVENTS

DECEMBER 1-3, 2023: Damascus Retreat

Find out more about what Damascus has to offer - click below.

August 26 Conference
AUGUST 26, 2023
YOUR VOCATION AS MEN FULLY ALIVE!

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 energize your Vocation – as Men Fully Alive – virtuously living as husbands, fathers, and brothers in Christ!

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Featured Speaker: Fr. David Sizemore

Father David Sizemore is currently an Episcopal Vicar for the Diocese of Columbus and Pastor of St. Francis de Sales in Newark where the parish is intentionally focusing on creating a missionary discipleship culture among children, teens and adults that is rooted in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and the parish is piloting Classical Education in the parish elementary school.

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Featured Speaker: Brad Pierron

Brad Pierron is the Missionary Program Director at Damascus in Centerburg, OH, where he has served since its inception seven year ago. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration through Franciscan University of Steubenville.

May 20 Conference
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!

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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.

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