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The Conference

About Man Up

How did it all start?

In 2002 a group of five men saw a void in enabling men to come together to share the Gospel with each other outside of Sunday Mass. To that end, they started a Gospel Reflection Group in Chester, PA that has grown into over 50 parishes and locations and now brings over 600 men together each week! These men share the Gospel, but also how to become better fathers, husbands, sons, and good Catholic men.

In 2008  priests, bishops, and the Archbishop of Philadelphia (along with these men) started what is now known as “Man Up Philly” the Men’s Spirituality Conference! It’s only one day a year, starting with inspirational speakers, athletes like Mike Piazza, and other notable Catholics who are constantly working to bring our Lord into their everyday lives not just in the Church, but in their workplaces and most importantly, at home.


“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21)
As Catholic men, we strive to make Jesus Christ present in our lives. Called together, we seek God’s grace to strengthen one another and grow in commitment to our Catholic faith. Equipped as witnesses of the Gospel, we serve our families and the Church.


Office of Adult Faith Formation

Archdiocese of New York

ArchdioceseNY Adult Faith Formation coat

Office of Adult Faith Formation

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