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~ Michael Allison

For the Glory of God!

2017 Men's Day of Faith Renewal

Featuring: Joe McClane
Joe’s Topics include:
  • Call to Heroic Leadership through the life of St. Maximillian Kolbe. Protectors, providers & leaders.
  • Leave no Man Behind & how Christ frees from the slavery of pornography
  • Be a Man After God’s Own Heart:  take up your cross and follow me.
    “... Joe doesn’t just talk about transformation through repentance, grace and the pursuit of holiness, he lives it and inspires men to do the same.”
    Watch this brief message from Joel:
    Joe McClane is also the author of “Muscle Memory: Beating The Porn Temptation,” as well as the first chapter of “Delivered” published by Catholic Answers. In 2007, Joe started, where his motto is “to be the donkey Jesus rides today”, in an effort to leverage the power of new media in the pursuit of evangelizing the world with the Good News. Through his work in podcasting, video production, blogging, speaking, and writing, Joe has shared and defended the Catholic faith with thousands around the globe. This year marks Joe’s seventeenth year as a Catholic, having converted from the Church of Christ in 1999, and sixteenth year of marriage to his wife Michelle. They live in Houston and have six children. 
    Visit his website:
    Friday, April 28, 2017
    Parish Wide Evening Event 
    for St. Mel Parishioners 
    but all are welcome.
    All ages encouraged to attend.
    7:00 - 9:30 pm
    no charge
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Men's Day of Faith Renewal
    8:00 am - 3:15 pm
    Tickets: $40
    Open to all men 17 years & older
    No man will be turned away for financial reasons.
    Sponsorships are available.
    • Rosary at 8:00 
    • Holy Mass 8:30
    • Continental breakfast
    • Inspirational talks by Joe McClane with Q&A
    • A hearty catered B.B.Q. lunch
    • Confession opportunities
    • Event concludes at 3:45
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      Comments from previous years:
      This Day of Faith Renewal is done with the collaboration of many men in the St. Mel Parish. Any proceeds above the cost of the Men's Day of Faith Renewal will be used for St. Mel's ministry needs. We entrust all generosity to God's providential care.

      Our fifth annual event will be a powerful day for men to unite themselves to Christ and learn practical ways to serve Him in our lives.

      The purpose of this day of faith renewal is to bring men closer to Christ. 

      Our desire is to offer men throughout the diocese a day to come together in a community and gain encouragement and inspiration to serve God in our families, churches, workplace and community. 

      We will utilize the St. Mel Parish Center to host this day of renewal. Men are invited to a renewal of the fire the Lord places in their hearts through the gifts and truths of the Catholic faith. 
      Our hope from this retreat are that men:
      • Are encouraged
      • Are inspired
      • Are challenged and reassured in their faith
      • Realize they are not alone
      • Grow in Holiness
      • Re-focus on the most important things in their lives
      • Grow in virtue
      • Bond as men in Christ
      • Are strengthened in constant vigilance
        Event Coordinator: Chuck Friedrich
        (916) 635-7791
        Please share any questions, comments or feedback on our event that you may have. Thank You! ~ The Committee
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