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Chicago Catholic Men's Conference
Rev. Bishop Joseph N. Perry and
Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS)
April 7, 2018 - St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel (here)
Keynote - Father Tom McCarthy, OSA
The Restless Journey of Life
How are we as Catholic Men embracing the invitation and challenge to enter the journey?
Here are some response thoughts from the men who attended the last conference, held on April 22, 2017. (Join the email list at this link to learn about event updates):
"Father Larry Challenged us. I learned key messages. Our goal is to be a saint. How? Pray and love. Die for your family. Praise your family. Keep them focused on Jesus. (This was the) Best conference."
"This event was moving and spiritual. It was more than i expected."
"It was good! I have read Fr. Larry's book 'Be a Man' and it touched me deeply. This was like a refresher."
"Time well spent!"
"Very great meeting. Very inspiring."
"Father Larry's message is great for men to hear; and then act."
"Great event. Great message with important challenges."
"It brought me to task as a Man."
"This was a great conference. Fr. Richards was "frank" and we needed that, he is gifted in delivering his message "be a man". I loved it!!"
"Fr. Larry Richards is a great speaker and the topic very well needed today.
GREAT JOB!! "
"Let more people know about Catholic Men of Chicago Southland."
About Rev. Thomas R. McCarthy, O.S.A.:
Father Tom is an experienced teacher, administrator, retreat director and parish mission preacher.
He is a native of the South Side of Chicago. He grew up in St. Adrian Parish in Marquette Park. He received his elementary school education at St. Adrian School and high school education at St. Rita of Cascia High School. He graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Communication Arts. He also has a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Lewis University.
Fr. Tom ministered for 21 years at St. Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago as a teacher, campus minister, Principal, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Fr. Tom ministered for nine years as the Vocation Director for the Our Mother of Good Counsel (Midwest) and five years for St. Thomas of Villanova (Eastern) Province.
Fr. Tom is currently the Augustinian Advisor to the Office of First and Second Year Initiatives - Office of Student Life, Villanova University as well as Parish Mission Preacher and Retreat Director. He resides at Villanova University.
About Bishop Perry:
Reverend Bishop Joseph N. Perry is Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and Co-Founder and Moderator of Catholic Men Chicago Southland Apostolate (CMCS).
About Mr. Peter Palanca
Peter Palanca is retired executive vice president and chief operating officer of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC, Inc.) a statewide, nonprofit agency in Illinois that advocates for alternatives to incarceration and community reentry services for people with substance use and mental health disorders. TASC provides clinical case management services for approximately 20,000 adults and youth annually who are referred and/or mandated to TASC by criminal justice, child welfare, and other public systems.
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