Hundreds Expected at Catholic Men’s Conference

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WHAT:      2013 Catholic Men’s Conference (In 2011, 450 men attended)  
WHEN:      8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9       
WHERE:    St. Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Avenue, Bay City

SAGINAW, MICH.- The 2013 Catholic Men’s Conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Ray Guarendi, a clinical psychologist, author, and nationally syndicated radio host. Dr. Guarendi has been a regular guest on national radio and television, including Oprah, Joan Rivers, CBS This Morning, and more.

The theme of the conference is “Faith of a Man in Hard Times.” The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, wrote in a letter to conference attendees, “Faith is what keeps a Catholic man going despite the challenges of life. Faith is not merely a matter of ‘positive thinking.’ It is a committed relationship with God, sustained by prayer and good works…”

Father Ben Luedtke will also speak at the conference. He was ordained in Rome by Pope John Paul II, Fr. Ben has worked on three continents. He presently serves Mother Teresa’s Missionary Sisters of Charity. He was often Mother Teresa’s driver in Rome.

The upcoming conference is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw and the Saginaw chapter of the National Fellowship of Catholic Men. More information about the conference is available at or by contacting:

Dan Fitzpatrick            Marty Gembrowski
Conference Director        Publicity Coordinator
(989) 928-4466            (989) 859-9568

More information about Dr. Ray Guarendi is available at

The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw was established by Pope Pius XI on February 26, 1938. Today, it includes 6,955 square miles across Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Sanilac, Saginaw and Tuscola counties. The diocesan 75th anniversary year of prayer and celebration for blessings past and yet to come began on September 8, 2012, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and will conclude on August 15, 2013, the Solemnity of the Assumption, the patronal feast of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.


Last Updated on Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:51
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