9th Annual Austin Catholic Men’s Conference
February 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
About this Event
This year we are excited to announce that not only will we be hosting the conference on-site at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock, but you will have the opportunity to attend via LIVE STREAM from any part of the world!
In addition, we will hold a Men’s Rosary by Fr. Basil Aguzie, and a Mass celebrated by our very own Bishop Joe Vásquez – Diocese of Austin.
We’ve got THREE amazing speakers that will move and inspire you to reach new levels in your faith and take action to become the disciple that Christ has asked each and every one of us to be:
• Dr. Tim Gray: Dr. Gray is President of the Augustine Institute and a well-known Catholic speaker and author. He received an MA from Franciscan University of Steubenville, ThM from Duke University, and PhD in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America. Under Dr. Gray’s leadership, the Augustine Institute has created popular programs including Symbolon, a comprehensive program of faith formation for adults, FORMED, a digital platform with Catholic film, ebooks, and audio talks, and Signs of Grace, a sacramental preparation program for children. He is the author of several books including Peter: Keys to Following Jesus and Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina.
• Mr. Matt Birk: Matt was raised Catholic but fell away from the Faith in college. He enjoyed worldly success during the first few years of his NFL career, but was still wandering and thus, not fulfilled. When an evangelical team chaplin challenged the Catholic Church, Matt went on his personal search for truth, and ultimately claimed his Catholic Faith as his own. He not only fell in love with the Church, he lived out his faith during his football career. Matt was recognized for his community service work by winning the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2011. Upon winning the Super Bowl in 2013, Matt declined an invitation to go the White House, citing then President Barack Obama’s support for Planned Parenthood as the reason. Matt strives to not only talk about the faith, but live it as well.
• Mr. John Sablan: John is co-founder and president of World Ablaze Inc., a Catholic apostolate dedicated to discipleship and evangelization. By day, John is a technology executive with a MBA and BS in Computer Information Systems. John is also Catholic Speaker, Evangelist and podcaster and has been featured on EWTN, Ave Maria and Sacred Heart Radio programs. He is the co-author and co-host along with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers of Real Men produced by Shalom World Media and is also featured on the men’s spirituality series of That Man Is You!, Men Rise Up, and Cardinal Studios “What’s Holding You Back?” Program. John received his graduate certificate in theology from Augustine Institute and is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Moral Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. John is also a life professed Third Order Dominican. John’s greatest gifts are his beloved bride Nichole, their three children and granddaughter.
If attending in person, we encourage ride-sharing. Social distancing will be enforced and masks will be required at all times.
7:00 AM – Registration / Badge Pick-Up (No earlier)
7:00 AM – Breakfast / Expo (ALL DAY)
8:00 AM – Men’s Rosary
8:30 AM – Mass
9:20 AM – Welcome Remarks
9:30 AM – Break / Expo (All Day)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Speakers / Lunch & Expo
**If you are a priest, seminarian or deacon, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
**MUST wear your badge at all times to attend the Conference, Expo, and get your Meals.
**If you need special assistance, please let our badge volunteers know so we can make special arrangements.
**Must wear your badge to pick-up a Swag Bag.
**If you need a badge name change, we will have it available within 1.5 hrs. after all, badges have been picked-up.
**Food allergies or special requests please get with event volunteer at email@example.com
**LIVE STREAM – If you purhased this ticket, you will get a code to view the event on 02/19/20 . Please keep an eye for the email.