January 27, 2017

Second annual E6 Catholic Men’s Conference to be held on March 4

By Sean Gallagher

The second annual E6 Catholic Men’s Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 4 at East Central High School in St. Leon.

Organized by members of a chapter of King’s Men, a men’s prayer and education group at All Saints Parish in Dearborn County, the conference will feature presentations by Catholic apologist, author and speaker Patrick Madrid, clinical psychologist, author and radio host Dr. Ray Guarendi and Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, formerly an offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals.

The title of the conference is taken from the sixth chapter of St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, which calls on the faithful to “put on the armor of God” (Eph 6:11) in their spiritual battle against evil.

In addition to the speakers, the conference will include the celebration of the Mass, the opportunity to participate in the sacrament of penance, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

Registration for the conference will begin at 7:30 a.m., and Guarendi has agreed to stay after the conference for a question-and-answer period with fathers and sons. Lunch will be provided for conference participants.

Duane Meyer, a conference organizer, said that “men like myself come back year after year to similar conferences because they help us live out the Catholic faith to the fullest, through great speakers, the sacraments of the Eucharist and confession, singing songs of praise and worship and bonding with a large group of like-minded, faith-filled Catholics.”

Last year’s conference drew more than 500 participants from across Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Meyer helped organize the first E6 conference, and said it was amazing to see how much the relatively small All Saints Parish could do to encourage the life of faith of so many people.

“It is a blessing to see the men sharing discussions after talks, gathering information from numerous vendors, breaking bread together for lunch after Mass, opportunities for confession,” he said. “It is all a blessing to the planning team to see it all come together so well.”

Advance registration for the conference is $45 per person, $50 on the day of the conference, $35 per person for groups of 10 or more and $15 per person for high school and college students. Clergy and religious may attend free of charge, but must register online.

For more information or to register online, visit www.e6catholicmensconference.com, send an e-mail to contact@e6catholicmensconference.com or call 812-576-4302. †

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