Men’s Conference to be Held in Late May

The Fishers of Men group is sponsoring a diocesan-wide men’s conference on May 31 at Providence Catholic High School, New Lenox. The “Go the Distance: A Vision for Manhood” conference begins with a 7:30 a.m. Mass, presided over by Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, and it ends at 4:30 p.m. Guest speakers include Danny Abramowicz, a former National Football League All-pro wide receiver and is a leader with Crossing the Goal Ministries, an national evangelization outreach group to men; Curtis Martin, the president and founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students; and Pat Sullivan, a teacher and men’s basketball coach at the University of St. Francis in Joliet and an inspirational public speaker.

Breakout sessions will be in English and Spanish and include: successful spiritual fatherhood; passion and purpose in marriage; faith and finances: how to make it work; overcoming common men’s traps; living a purposeful life; and being part of a dynamic men’s group.

To find out more information on the men’s conference, go to; call 877-605-7713; or email Tim Botka at The cost for the conference is $35, which includes a grilled lunch; groups of more than five people are $25 each; the price at the door on the day of the conference is $50.

For a special audio invite from Bishop Conlon, please click on the audio file below:

Conlon Invite to Men's Conference