Statement from Bishop Jugis about 3rd Annual Charlotte Catholic Men’s Conference
“There is nothing more important that we can do as men than to love and serve our Lord and His Catholic Church. There is also nothing more needed in these troubled times then for Catholic men to openly and authentically live their faith, within their families and in the public square.
All of us men have been called by our Lord to serve Him in whatever capacity He has ordained. Most of you attending this 3rd Annual Charlotte Catholic Men’s Conference have been called to the married life, and if so blessed, fatherhood as well. Some of you may be called to the priesthood or religious life. And still some of you may be serving our Lord by living a chaste and virtuous single life. Despite these different paths, we as Catholic men are called to be saints! The theme of this year’s conference, Man of Prayer/Man of Action serves to remind all of us that in order for our actions to be apostolic and to bear fruit, we must first be firmly grounded in a life of prayer and in a relationship with Jesus.
It is my sincere hope that forums such as this Men’s conference may assist you to grow in faith, hope and love as you strive to live your Catholic faith authentically and completely. This annual conference seeks to nourish you upon your spiritual journey with its strong focus on the sacraments, as well as by hosting nationally renowned speakers who challenge you to grow in your faith and to live up to your callings as Catholic men, husbands and fathers…
I will pray for you as you seek God’s will to live out your vocation, deepen your relationship with Christ, and transform our culture through your efforts in the New Evangelization.
Thank you and may God continue to bless you through the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father to our Lord Jesus Christ, and most chaste spouse of our Blessed Mother.”
Testimonials from Past Men’s Conference Attendees:
“I’ve never been more proud to be a Knight of Columbus than I was at the Charlotte Catholic Men’s Conference.”
“I haven’t been to any Knights of Columbus functions or Council meetings for several years. But after attending the conference, I want you to know that I’m here to be an active part of this Council.”
“The Charlotte Catholic Men’s Conference was a life changing day for me.”
“My husband is like a different person after going to the conference.”
“The men’s conference was a watershed day for me in my life.”