St. Ignatius Parish | 5222 N Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247
Speakers Will Be LIVE IN-PERSON
FREE Admission to the General Public
NOTICE: In-person seating (men only) capacity filled 100%. Please register to attend virtually, which is FREE & unlimited! With so many cancelations of events across the country, we are extending a NATIONAL INVITE to both men and women to enjoy virtually.
Please help us get as many people (both Men and Women) signed up as possible by sending this webpage to your friends and family as well as posting about it on social media. Our goal is to attract at least 10,000 virtual viewers and we are 10% there. We need your help to get as many people to tune in as possible. Thank you for taking the time to post about this on your social media outlets. Attendance meter at 30% to our goal.
The speakers will be in person at the venue. We are allowing a live audience up to a certain capacity as well as live-streaming the event, so tell the whole world. There is no reason every man in America can't tune in. Understanding the trying times we are in with COVID-19 and how it has affected so many men and women, the Cincinnati Men's Conference is inviting all men and women to attend the conference virtually.
Additionally, we want both men and women to be fed spiritually with nothing standing in the way, especially during these hard times facing COVID-19 . That is why the host, Catholic Speakers Organization, decided to open the conference up to every man and his family completely FREE so they can be inspired by our three incredible speakers this year. In times like these, there is nothing more important than working on our spirituality and growth with God to become a better father, husband, brother, friend and family leader. We encourage you to invite your entire family (men and women) to join and experience the conference from the comfort of wherever you may be. You will be able to watch the conference live from this website, to which we will livestream the video on the day of the conference.
2020 was one of the hardest years in the 21st century for many families. That is why we could not think of a better theme for the conference this year than "What To Do When Facing Adversity". Our theme covers so many topics and aspects of life. Tony Maas will cover this year's theme from the perspective of work and being the best business leader or professional you can. Dr. Ray Guarendi will provide perspective of our Theme as a Father, providing invaluable advice on keeping the family strong during hard times, and of course, mixing in his renowned humor and hilarious personal stories. Fr. Mike Schmitz will inspire on how to overcome adversity with personal stories, pastoral wisdom and insight on what he believes will help anyone grow in Faith.
Author | Radio Host | Psychologist
Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic father of ten adopted children, a clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. His radio show, “The Dr. Is In” can be heard on over 440 stations and Sirius XM channel 130. His TV show, “Living Right With Dr. Ray” can be seen on EWTN Global Catholic Network and is aired in 140 countries.
Catholic Priest | Podcast Host
Father Mike Schmitz is the host of the wildly popular podcast, The Bible In A Year, which has topped charts in both religious and secular ratings (#1 on iTunes). He is the chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministries at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He also serves as the Director of the Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth. He is well known for his popular YouTube videos, released weekly and he also streams Sunday Mass to a worldwide audience.
CEO, JTM Food Group
Tony Maas has been the President & CEO of the JTM Food Group since 1987. A local Cincinnatian, his family started the company as a single butcher shop in 1960. Under his leadership, the company has grown from $5M to $150M+, recognized as an international food processing leader. Tony is extremely active in his Faith, parish, and founded the organization Ruah Woods, who's mission is to educate the world on the Theology of Body. Tony and wife Barb have been married 37 years with 5 kids and several grandchildren.
DONATION GOAL $100,000.00
Your donations will support the conference as well as Catholic Speakers Organization who's mission is to spread the Catholic Gospel by promoting and booking Catholic speakers all over the world.
Donation meter at 10% to our goal
Would you agree that we are at least providing you $20 worth of spiritual growth? Please consider a donation on what you feel called to give. The conference is dependent upon 100% donations this year so ALL men can experience it without financial worry. May God reward you for your generosity! Without your donations, the conference would not be possible.
Want to Support by Check?
Please make checks payable to "Catholic Speakers" and mail to:
2301 Westway Circle,
Austin, TX 78704
please put "CMC" in the Memo Box.
Thank you and may God reward you for your generosity!
The Rich History on the Cincinnati Men's Conference
Did you know that the Cincinnati Men's Conference was the VERY FIRST Catholic men's conference ever to be held in the United States?!? That's right, tens-of-thousands of men use to travel far and wide from all over the country to Cincinnati, OH every year to attend the Cincinnati Men's Conference. The conference grew from a small men's group of five in Madeira, Ohio to a conference that attracted 15,000 men year-after-year.
Consequently, the Cincinnati Men's Conference has inspired the creation of other men's conferences all over the United States - 200 and growing in fact. With that in mind, please consider donating to support such rich history and a conference that was the catalyst to evangelizing millions of men since 1994.
In 2011, the conference ceased due to retiring leadership and financial burdens. That's when the Catholic Speakers Organization picked up the baton in 2018 and decided to revive America's most influential conference. Together with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the blessing of the Archbishop, the conference was revived with the sole goal to spiritually feed and meet men where they are.
Conference Theme: "What Do I do in the Face of Adversity?"
The following is the tentative planned schedule of the day, subject to change if needed. We thank everyone for their understanding should the schedule have to change due to regulations we are cautiously following when it comes to the wishes of St. Ignatius Parish and COVID-19 restrictions.
Doors will open for in-person attendees to enter St. Ignatius Loyola Church.
We encourage everyone to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament to meditate / pray.
Mass will be celebrated by St. Ignatius Loyola parish Priest, Father Earl Fernandes. Con-celebrated by Fr. Jason Bedel and Fr. Mike Schmitz.
Break for refreshments and to prepare for the first speaker/ visit vendor booths.
Father will deliver an opening message.
Cincinnati Men's Conference staff to deliver a thank you message and introduce the Emcee for the day, Father Jason Bedel.
Tony Maas is a Cincinnati entrepreneur and philanthropist who will be speaking about the conference Theme from a business, professional perspective.
15 minute restroom break / visit vendor booths.
Dr. Ray Guarendi is a renowned psychologist, radio host and author. He will be addressing the conference theme from the perspective as a father and parent..
15 minute restroom break / visit vendor booths.
David Bereit, former founder of Forty Days for Life, will discuss how important the Cincinnati Men's Confernence is to the community, its rich history, how it impacted the nation and why it should be a priority to preserve for future generations.
Father Mike Schmitz is a Catholic priest and podcast host. His podcast topped many secular and religious charts, becoming the #1 podcast on iTunes. Father will be addressing the conference theme from a pastoral and personal perspective.
Catholic Speakers Organization will present this prestigious award to the 2021 recipient. Past recipients include the founding members of the Cincinnati Men's Conference and Matthew Kelly. The Evangelization Person Of The Year Award is one of the most prestigious recognitions for evangelizing and spreading the Word of God. Equivalent to a lifetime achievement award, this recognition is extremely difficult to attain and the recipient(s) have had to impact evangelizing the Faith on a national scale, at a minimum. The Award was created to inspire all men to strive for excellence when it comes to doing the work of God and carrying out His Will.
All three speakers, Father Mike Schmitz, Dr. Ray Guarendi and Tony Maas will take live questions from the audience for about 30 minutes. Both in-person and virtual attendees will be able to participate in submitting questions. Instructions on how will be provided.
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