My brothers in Christ all,
Looking back on the events of the past eight or nine months of the calendar year 2020, it is not hard to realize that 2020 has been a disappointment to most of us, our families, parishes, and our Catholic faith. The necessary Covid-19 restrictions caused most of us to not be with our families, especially around the holidays, to abstain from live council meetings, and for a good part of the year to forgo attending Mass and receive the Eucharist. If you have attended Mass, I am sure you note the low attendance, and many of our Pastors are fearful that attendance will not pick up once the pandemic is over.
Hopefully, the recently approved Covid-19 vaccines will have us back on track sometime during the first quarter of 2021. However, that is only the care of our physical nature. What about our spiritual nature and the state of our Catholic faith?
On March 6th, our Archdiocese will hold its 13th annual “Man Up Philly Men’s Conference” the plan is to live stream it to 5 or so locations (locations to be determined) throughout the Archdiocese. We, the Knights of Columbus, have been asked by the conference committee to jump in and support this conference. I can not think of a better way for us to renew the spiritual well being of all the brother knights in our region than to attend this conference. With that in mind, I am asking that each and everyone of you sign up to attend this conference and to encourage your fellow brother knights and all Catholic men to attend.
Below is a flyer for the conference, including a link for registering on-line. Note that all Knights will receive a 10% discount by applying the promo code KOFC10 while registering.
Lets us show our support of our Church and our Archdiocese by registering and encouraging our fellow brother knights to register and attend this conference
George Koch, Past State Deputy
Join us for the 13th annual Man Up Philly Men's Conference
The 13th Annual Archdiocesan Catholic Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday March 6, 2021. The Man Up Philly volunteer team is finalizing our plans for the 2021 Conference and we have a fantastic line-up of speakers confirmed.
Given the current environment, our focus is working to find ways to safely bring us together. We are currently evaluating multiple options from smaller gatherings in local parishes to larger gatherings in local high schools, and if not feasible, an all virtual conference via a live webcast. Either way, we want to bring this great day to you to help all of us focus on our faith and reliance on Our Lord.
With Early-Bird pricing available until December 31st, now is the time to commit yourself to growing and enriching your Faith, along with inviting brothers, fathers, sons, and friends.
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Our speaker lineup for 2021 is dynamic and focuses on service. We welcome for the first time Bishop Joe Coffey, auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Military Services, who was previously a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and is in active chaplain service with the U.S. Navy.
We also welcome Col Tom Manion, who served in the Marine Corps for over 30 years. Colonel Manion founded the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) to support our military, the families of the fallen and to help create the next generation of leaders after the loss of his son, 1st Lt. Travis Manion USMC, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country in April 2007.
We welcome back acclaimed Irish tenor, Mark Forrest, who will again provide inspirational accompaniment during a special Eucharistic Adoration.
The Conference will conclude with Saturday Mass (not the Sunday Vigil) celebrated by Archbishop Nelson J. Perez.
On Saturday, March 6, 2021, men are invited to join Catholic men from throughout the Archdiocese for a day focused on fellowship and ways to live your faith everyday.
We need volunteers to share the word about Man Up Philly in your local parish, please email us at email@example.com if you're interested to help.