Saturday, October 23, 2021
"He did as the angel of the Lord commanded him" Mt 1:24
Manning up in the face of adversity
During these challenging times as men of faith we face many adversities and are called to take action. We pray for the protection of the unborn, for an end to social unrest, for those suffering from the ongoing pandemic, and for the spirit of fatherlessness in our families.
We gather together as men of God, to affirm our calling as priests, prophets and kings, with the help of St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church. In this year of St. Joseph, we implore his prayers and guidance for our upcoming conference. As a man who acted upon hearing the voice of the Lord through an angel and cared for our Lord Jesus in His youth despite the challenges, we are confident our conference is in good hands.
8:00 A.M. Registration
9:25 A.M. Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father
10:00 A.M. Mike Piazza
11:00 A.M. Keynote from Cardinal Dolan
12:00 P.M. Lunch and Confessions
1:35 P.M. Dr. Greg Bottaro
Mental Health: The Epidemic of Addiction, Depression,
and Suicide Among Men in Today’s World
2:20 P.M. Gospel Reflection Group Talk
3:30 P.M. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
4:00 P.M. Anticipated Mass
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.