Cincinnati Men's Conference

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The Cincinnati Men's Conference is back!  The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Catholic Speakers Organization, CMG Booking, have teamed up to bring back America's first Catholic Men's Conference ever organized and produced.  Both organizations are more than excited about the spiritual benefit the conference will bring to the greater Cincinnati community.  What is equally exciting is the speaker lineup for the event as some of the most renowned Catholic speakers were honored to join the roster.  Everyone is welcome to attend no matter what religious belief or where you are in your jouney of Faith.   

The Theme of the 2018 conference is "Be A Man! What It Means To Be A True Christian Man In Today's Society".  The day will be filled with 4 lectures from 4 different speakers pertaining to being the best version of a man we can be via true Christian ideals giving us the tools to become the best brother, son, father, spouse, manager or leader to our fellow man.  How are we expected to act as good Christian men in today's modern society and what are the non-negotiables for good Christian men trying to be authentic examples of Christ to the rest of the world?

There will also be a very special recognition ceremony honoring the original team of men who created and organized the first Catholic Men's Conference ever.  Did you know that Cincinnati was the first city and the first group to put on what we knowtoday as a Catholic Men's Conference?  Those men will be in attendance and will be recognized for their incredible contributions to the Catholic community and evangelization as a whole.

archbishop dennis schnurr 2“No one walks alone on the path of Christian discipleship. The Cincinnati Men’s Conference is calling men together to energize their faith and motivate them to be missionary disciples. As Archbishop of Cincinnati, I am pleased to welcome the Conference as a partner with us in the New Evangelization. I encourage every man in the Archdiocese to attend this one-day event that could have lasting impact.”
                                        - Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati


 fr jan schmidt"Men’s ministry in Catholic Cincinnati got a boost with the first men’s conferences … my hope and prayer is this event will light an evangelizing fire!"
                                        - Father Jan Schmidt, 
Director Department for Pastoral Life and Evangelization, Archdiocese of Cincinnati



The conference will be held on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at the Taft Theatre: 317 E 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 (downtown Cincinnati).  

  • Discounted group ticket sales over 20 are available. 
  • Tickets prices and the ability to purchase them will be announced in the near future.  
  • Doors open at 8am (full schedule of the day below).

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Featured Speakers For the Cincinnati Men's Conference ~ Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Screen_Shot_2017-06-28_at_5.27.09_PM.pngArchbishop Dennis Shnurr
The 2018 Cincinnati Men's Conferenece is blessed to have Archbishop Schnurr as the main celebrant for the conference Mass starting at 2:35pm, as well as giving the homily.  Archbishop Schnurr is the current acting Archbishop of the Diocese of Cincinnati named Coadjutor Archbishop of Cincinnati by Pope Benedict XVI on October 17, 2008.  One of six children, he has two brothers and three sisters. Raised in Hospers, he attended Spalding Catholic High School in Granville before entering Loras College in Dubuque, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. He later earned a Master's degree in theology in 1974 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  
Archbishop Schnurr was formerly the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Duluth by Pope John Paul II.  He received his episcopal consecration on April 2, 2001 from Archbishop Harry Flynn, with Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo Higuera and Bishop Lawrence Soens serving as co-consecrators. He selected as his episcopal motto: Quaerite Faciem Domini, meaning, "Seek the face of the Lord" (Psalms 105:4).



bio_002.jpgFather Larry Richards
Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ.  Father Larry’s first book, “Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You To Be” was published by Ignatius Press in October of 2009, and was the #1 best seller by Ignatius Press, having sold over 100,000 copies. In “Be a Man!” he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest.
Father hosts the EWTN radio show called “The Reason For Our Hope” and a live EWTN radio show called “Open Line”.  Father Larry can be seen on the EWTN televised programs “Living Right with Dr. Ray” and “Crossing the Goal”.  EWTN broadcasts a mini-series entitled “Be A Man” in 2014 in five episodes to inspire men to become the true heroes they long to be – men of courage, compassion and integrity.  Father Larry Richards also hosts a radio show called “Changed Forever with Father Larry Richards”.  It can be heard nationwide on Relevant Radio. 



Screen_Shot_2017-06-28_at_12.21.18_PM.pngFather Mitch Pacwa
Fr. Mitchell "Mitch" Pacwa, S.J. is an American Jesuit priest who early in his career taught at Cincinnati's St. Xavier High School. He is fluent in thirteen languages. He is bi-ritual, meaning that he can celebrate liturgy in both the Roman and Maronite rites. He is president and founder of Ignatius Productions. He has taught at the University of Dallas and Loyola University Chicago and is now the senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is a Catholic television network on which Pacwa appears frequently. He hosts or has hosted many TV shows including:  EWTN Live (on Wednesdays), Threshold of Hope (on Tuesdays), The Holy Rosary in the Holy Land, Mother Angelica Live (subbing in a couple of times for Mother Angelica).
Pacwa is also the host of the Wednesday Open Line program and EWTN Live on the EWTN radio network. He also occasionally offers the televised Daily Mass on EWTN. 





Coach Gerry Faust
Gerry Faust was one of America's most winningest high school football coaches, and preceded the legendary Lou Holtz as head coach of the University of Notre Dame football. In his inspirational talks, Coach Faust relates the dramatic stories from his own life to illustrate the direct connection between our personal success, prayers, our faith and trust in God.  Faust began as a three-time letterman as quarterback at the University of Dayton.  His 18 years of coaching at Moeller High School in Cincinnati (1963-80) produced a 174-17-2 record to go with seven unbeaten seasons, four national prep titles and five Ohio state titles in his last six seasons.  Faust coached 22 high school All-Americans, 39 All-Ohio players and 265 of his former players continued at the college level.  On November 24, 1980, Faust became the 24th head football coach of the University of Notre Dame.  His record at Notre Dame was 30-26-1 in five years, with two Bowl appearances. 


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Schedule For The Day
Cincinnati Men’s Conference, Saturday, April 28, 2018 

Doors open at 8am EST
9am - 9:35am – Welcome from Emcee / Recognition Ceremony
9:35am - 9:40am - Emcee intro to first speaker
9:40am - 10:20am: Father Mitch Pacwa ~ keynote
10:20am - 10:25am – Emcee intro second speaker
10:25am - 11:05am: Fr. Larry Richards ~ keynote
11:05am – 11:30am – Lavatory Break / Book signing / merchandise sales

11:30am - 12:30pm – Lunch / Book signing / merchandise sales
12:30pm - 12:35pm – Emcee intro to 3rd speaker
12:35pm - 1:15pm - Coach Gerry Faust ~ keynote
1:15pm - 1:20pm – Emcee intro to Speaker 4
1:20pm - 2:00pm – Speaker 4 ~ keynote
2:00pm - 2:35pm: Lavatory Break / Book signing / merchandise sales
2:35pm - 4:00pm - Mass celebrated by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr
4:00pm - exit building / tear down

*Schedule is in Eastern Standard Time (EST)


The Cincinnati Men's conference is the perfect gathering to connect and network with men of Faith.  Whether you are a business, non-profit organization or individual, there is no better event in the greater Cincinnati area to showcase your initiatives to a likeminded audience.  Sponsoring the Cincinnati Men's Conference will gain you invaluable exposure and there are three different levels of sponsorhsip from which you can choose to fit your needs. Please contact us for pricing and more details by clicking the icon above to access our quick and easy general form to get you started.  A representative will be in contact with you same day.

Gold Level
Meet & Greet with the Speakers.
10x10 booth in the hall area to showcase your company or individual message.
Private box seats.
Your company or individual message in the confernece brochure.
One email blast after the event to the conference attendees. (date TBD based on sponsors preference)

Silver Level
Reserved seating.
Your company or individual message in the confernece brochure.
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Bronze Level 
Your company or individual message in the confernece brochure.
One email blast after the event to the conference attendees. (date TBD based on sponsors preference)



Any size donation to help us carry on our mission would be much appreciated.  Please consider making a donation to support the Cincinnati Men's Conference so we can build the event to reach its maximum potential.  All donations are a 501c3 tax deduction and funds will be applied solely to help with the costs and management of the conference.  Your generosity and support is much appreciated as it will help alleviate demanding financial pressure when putting on conferences like this which are expensive and extremely costly.  To make a donation, please click the icon above and you will be directed to a quick and easy general form to get you started.  A representative will be in contact with you same day to arrange your donation.



If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer for the Cincinnati Men's Conference, please send us a message right away.  Volunteers will be expected to help only for the day of the event.  Various volunteer positions could include being an usher day of, helping care for the speakers, helping with the lunch line, helping with merchandise sales for the speakers and much more.  Your generosity with your time is much appreciated and would help the conference more than words could express.  To inquire about becoming a volunteer, please click the icon above to be directed to a quick and easy general form to get you started.  A representative will be in contact with you same day to provide you with more details.



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