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March 1, 2012


The Conference Welcomes Archbishop Chaput for the first time

Catholic men from across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will come together for a day of prayer and fellowship at the Fourth Annual Men's Spirituality Conference. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., will celebrate the Closing Mass at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3, 2012
8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Conference)
2:30 p.m. (Mass)
Archbishop Ryan High School
11201 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

This conference is an opportunity for Catholic men to gather and strengthen one another as they grow in commitment to their faith so that they may more effectively serve their families and the Church.

This year's feature presenters are Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculée Ilibagiza*, who is an author and motivational speaker, and Tony Melendez**, Nicaraguan composer and musician born without arms who performed concerts for Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Other speakers include: Reverend J. Brian Bransfield, Philadelphia priest and Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; Tim Staples, Director of Apologetics and Evangelization in El Cajon, California; and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, President of the Catholic evangelization group, Servant Enterprises.

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Editor's Note: For more information on the Men's Spirituality Conference please visit

* Immaculee Ilibagiza will also be speaking on Saturday, March 3, 6:30 p.m., at Saint Mary Magdalen Parish in Media, PA.

**Tony Melendez will host a concert on Sunday, March 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Archbishop Ryan High School.

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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