Band of Christian Brothers
“Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” (Proverbs 27:17)
With Matt Fradd & Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Saturday March 19, 2016
Schedule of Event*
8:30AM – Doors Open
9:00AM – Opening Address – Cardinal Collins
9:15AM – Talk 1 – Matt Fradd (God, the Universe and Everything)
Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Everyone wants the answers to these questions. Some people have found their answers in God; others are still on the path of discovery. And some have grown discouraged—and stopped looking.
Don’t give up! With all the energy, humor, and down-to-earth realism that have made him a sought-after speaker around the world, Matt shares his own story of being shaken out of the agnostic apathy he suffered as a young adult. Challenged to find reasons to believe that life has meaning—no matter how messy or senseless or full of suffering it may get—his long search finally led him to belief in the God of Christianity, and in his Church.
Now he offers that same challenge to anyone: from teen to adult, from hardened skeptic to lukewarm believer. Don’t back down before the absurdity of a world without God. Don’t pass on the most important question of your (eternal) life. Watch God, the Universe, & Everything and be refreshed in your journey to the truth.
10:15AM – Break
10:30AM – Talk 2 – Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers (Clothed and in His Right Mind: Reclaiming the Heart of the Spiritual Man)
The God of Love sent his Son into the world to remind us of the unchangeable principles of reason and faith. This presentation will examine Luke 8:35 and explore how conscience formation prepares us to live as men of God. Catholic speaker Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers will show how the formation of conscience empowers men to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to make the kingdom of God present in the world.
11:30AM – Mass – Solemnity of St. Joseph (Cardinal Collins will be the celebrant and will give a homily.)
12:30PM – Lunch (Confessions Available)
1:40PM – Matt Fradd (Taking Down Goliath)
Pornography is a great deceiver. We watch it to fill a craving for intimacy… yet it leaves us feeling alone. We want our manhood affirmed by the bodies of fantasy women… and wind up emasculated.
Porn is also a powerful foe. It’s a roaring lion seeking to devour, a sumo wrestler looking for a fight. It is Goliath: eight feet tall, armor-clad, and seemingly impossible to take down.
But all things are possible with Christ.
In his powerful talk, Taking Down Goliath, Apologist and Speaker, Matt Fradd uses his infectious and engaging speaking style to help you with five strategies to get porn out of your life.
2:40PM – Adoration & Rosary (Confessions Available)
3:35PM – Break
3:50PM – Talk 4 – Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers (Putting on the Armor of God: Preparing for Spiritual Combat)
This presentation the Catholic Speaker and Evangelist, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, will examine Satan’s strategy for destroying a man’s relationship with God. Dynamic Catholic speaker Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers will develop a battle plan to combat the effects of sin in the hearts and lives of men and their families, and provide the tools men need to be spiritual leaders in the family and society.
5:00PM – Prayer and dismissal
* Schedule subject to changes