January 13, 2015 // Local

Rekindle the Fire Men’s Conference set Feb. 7

SOUTH BEND — The Rekindle the Fire Men’s Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Century Center in South Bend. New this year will be a young adult session.

With the theme, “Encouragement, Strength, Fellowship,” this year’s conference will include international Catholic speakers, Confession and conclude with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with a welcome. At 9:30 a.m., Franciscan Father David Mary Engo, the founder and superior of the Franciscan Brothers Minor in Fort Wayne, will speak.

Steve Ray, a traveler, expert on the Holy Land, popular Catholic apologist, film producer, Bible teacher and author, will speak at 9:45 a.m. Ray’s enthusiasm for Catholicism has inspired and enriched the faith of thousands around the world. Ray will offer an afternoon session at 2:45 p.m.

Dr. John Wood will speak at 11:15 a.m. He is the author of “Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission: 5 Steps to Winning the War Within.” His message inspires all to embrace the universal call to holiness.

Ruben Quezada will speak at 2 p.m. Quezada is an international speaker and director for the Catholic Resource Center and St. Joseph Communications in southern California. Quezada is considered an expert on the persecution of the Catholic Church, specifically in Mexico in the 1920s, and is the author of “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada — The Cristero War and Mexico’s Struggle for Religious Freedom.”

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will conclude the conference with the celebration of Mass at 4 p.m.

Young adults between the ages of 18-39 are invited to a special breakout session with lunch, relevant presenters and open discussion with other young adult men seeking answers and strength.

A Hispanic Men’s Evening Session will be held Friday, Feb. 6, in Elkhart. For information, contact Tino Garcia at 574-389-6671.

Cost for the Saturday men’s conference is $35 and includes lunch. Registration is available online at rekindlethefire.net. A registration form may be downloaded as well.

Bus transportation from St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne, is available at $20 per person. The bus leaves at 6:30 a.m.

Visit the website rekindlethefire.net for information or call Joe Witulski at 260-452-6875.


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