1/21/2017 - Teresa Tomeo / Deacon Dom in Kalamazoo, MI (St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church)
The conference will begin with Mass at 8:00 AM with Bishop Paul Bradley as the celebrant. The morning session will feature both Fr. Richards, Teresa Tomeo and her husband Deacon Dominick Pastore. After lunch the women attendees will remain in the Church for an additional talk by Teresa and the men will retire to an adjacent facility for a talk by Father Richards. The conference should end around 3:30 PM.
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..His has written several books. His first, “Be a Man” has sold over 100,000 copies. His second entitled “Surrender” has sold over 40,000 copies. In all of his books Fr. Larry challenges us to let go of attachments, assumptions, and excuses that hold us back from giving ourselves more fully to God, in order to receive everything God wants to give us. Among his duties as pastor and author Father Larry also hosts the EWTN radio show called “The Reason For Our Hope”. Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience. Her weekday morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor and is heard on nearly 500 Catholic stations nationwide. She was one of a select group of international delegates invited to the Vatican Women’s Congress in Rome, marking the 20th Anniversary of Pope Saint John Paul II's letter, “On the Dignity and Vocation of Women” (Mulieris Dignitatem). As an international speaker, Teresa addresses media awareness and activism. She also leads various retreats and pilgrimages each year to destinations around the world, including Italy and the Holy Land.