BRIDGEWATER — Men will have an unique opportunity to learn about and strengthen their Catholic faith at the first Diocesan of Metuchen’s Men’s Conference.
The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 9 at St. Bernard Clairvaux Parish, 500 Route 22 in Bridgewater, and will include speakers, reflection, fellowship and Mass. The conference is sponsored by the diocesan Office of Evangelization.
The day will include speakers, reflection, fellowship and Mass. Father Joseph Celano, pastor of St. Bernard Clairvaux Parish, Bridgewater, will serve as the moderator of the conference, which will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude with a 3 p.m. Mass. Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski will be the celebrant of the closing liturgy.
Deacon Ralph Poyo, the founder of the organization New Evangelization Ministries which assists parishes to develop effective evangelization plans, will lead talks about God’s mercy and forgiveness as well as the benefits of hope and encouragement.
Apart from the inspirational speakers and opportunities for fellowship, the event will include Eucharistic adoration throughout the day as well as outdoor Stations of the Cross.
The event is intended to provide a spiritual and emotional boost for those currently involved with men’s ministries at their parishes as well as to serve as a catalyst for creating new groups in parishes and deaneries throughout the diocese.
Another focus of the conference is to teach participants how to bring faith beyond Mass on Sundays and into everyday life.
Cost for the conference is $25, which includes breakfast and lunch.
For information, visit www.diometuchen.org or call 732-562-1990 x1630.
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