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February 25, 2010

Online Registration in Final Weeks for March 13 at Archbishop Ryan

Phoenixville native Mike Piazza, a 12-time Major League Baseball All-Star catcher; Evangelist and radio/TV talk host Jesse Romero; and Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia Police Commissioner, will headline an impressive lineup of speakers for the second Men's Spirituality Conference to be held March 13, 2010 at Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia.

Piazza is a product of St. Ann Parish School in Phoenixville, Montgomery County and is an Advisory Board member of "Catholic Athletes for Christ." Piazza will speak on the influence that the Mass and the Blessed Virgin Mary had on his Journey of Faith throughout his baseball career. Romero's topic will be "Thank God I Am Forgiven". Romero will also lead the Spanish-speaking portion of the conference. Commissioner Ramsey will discuss how his Catholic faith strengthens and guide him as he leads his police force and serves the Common Good.

More than 60 priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the day.

The Conference theme during Lent is, "Be Reconciled to the Lord." (2Cor 5:20). Registration ($35 per person, $30 family rate) is underway at or via 215-587-5639.

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will celebrate the conference's Closing Mass at 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 13, 2010
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Archbishop Ryan High School
11201 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154

"The Conference will provide all Catholic men of the Archdiocese with a unique opportunity to come together to address their spiritual needs and share with other men the challenges they face at home, in the parish and the workplace," said Most Reverend Robert P. Maginnis, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, who heads the Conference planning committee.

In addition to Piazza, Romero and Ramsey, other speakers and topics include:

" Mark Houck, Founder of "The King's Men": "The Heart of a Man - Holiness."
" Rev. Daniel Mackle, pastor, St. Patrick's Parish, Philadelphia: "The Eucharist, Source of Empowerment for Fathers and Husbands."
" Ed Lis, Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Mission Integration: "Finding God Amidst Life's Challenges and Changes."
" Don Saleski and Eustace Mita: Establishing a Parish Faith Sharing Group.
" Rev. Luis Calderon, O.A.R.: Assoc. Director, Centro Guadalupe, Archdiocese of Newark (Spanish)

* * Parking is limited at Archbishop Ryan. Conference registrants are urged to take advantage of round-trip bus transportation being provided (free will offering) from centralized parish locations throughout the five-county Archdiocese. Secure free parking at nearby Franklin Mills Mall, with shuttle service the short distance to Archbishop Ryan High School, will be provided. Registrants with cars should go to the designated Blue Area, Rear Lot by Burlington Coat Factory Store. For further information, please email or call 215-587-5639.

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Kevin Mulligan
Associate Director

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