Friday, December 14, 2007

2008-The Year of Real Catholic Men?

A blessed Advent to you all! As 2007 draws to a close, I am looking forward to a new year and new challenges.

2008 is going to start off with a BANG for Real Catholic Men. On the weekend of January 18-20, I will be in Gold Hill, Oregon, hosting their 26th Annual Men's Retreat. This is my first foray into this arena, and I'll be giving 3-4 talks over the three days. I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into, but I know the Holy Spirit will be with me every step of the way.

On January 22nd, I will be joined by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Jesse Romero on local Catholic radio, KBVM (, to discuss the RCM ministry, the June conference and men's spirituality in general. The interview with KBVM's Dina Marie Hale will air at 8:10 a.m. that morning. If you are not in the Portland area, you can listen in on the Internet.

Then, On January 26th, I will be attending the Life Is Sacred conference at the Portland Expo Center. This will be RCM's first big "public appearance." I will have a table set up with literature, conference registration forms, t-shirts, bumper stickers and a great big "Real Catholic Men" banner! It is going to be a great event. Please make your plans to attend.

See, this is just the first month of the year. Who knows what God's has in store for the other eleven months? I don't, but I'm sure excited to find out!

May God bless you all, and may you have a Christ-filled 2008.

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