A life rooted in virtue

Saturday 26 March 2022

A live/virtual event in parishes across Wisconsin

Register to attend the conference at a parish near you.

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If you don’t see your parish listed above, now’s the time to speak with your priest and get your parish registered for the 26 March conference. Don’t delay! We have all the tools you need in the Resources tab. You can do it!

The Year of The Family.

How fitting that after the year of St. Joseph, 2022 will be the year of The Family. And that makes this year’s theme so appropriate. Reawakening The Catholic Man—A Life Rooted In Virtue. A year after COVID-19. A year of unrest. A year of restructuring our lives and how to live as Catholic families.

A Live/Virtual Multi-location Event.
With uncertainty as to what will happen with large-scale events in the near future, the 2022 MEN OF CHRIST® Conference will be held in parishes across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (and beyond) that register to connect to the live stream. Participating parishes will accommodate as many men as parish leadership allows, but know you are not required to attend at your local parish. The MEN OF CHRIST® brotherhood is about fraternity—we love that fact. There’s nothing like being amidst 3,500 Catholic men. But we can’t afford to be shut down again just days before the event as happened in 2020. We hope you understand!

Joe Dentice, our Dynamic Men’s Groups leader, shares a special, passionate message as he battles inoperable brain cancer.

An urgent message from our very own Joe Dentice, now battling inoperable brain cancer.

Here’s more information about our hybrid live/digital event.

There will be a number of larger parishes hosting the 2022 conference, and if you’d like to attend at one of these larger parishes you are welcome to do so. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, of course. We’ll have many parish locations just like last year, so keep an eye on the website over the next few weeks as we align parishes and capacity requirements. If you’d like to bring MOC 2022 to your parish just scroll up and look for the red button.

Since the 2022 Conference is a streamed event, all locations will participate on the same schedule. The only difference will be if the hosting parish is able to coordinate Mass, Adoration and Confessions on that day. The live component will include our MC and other speakers. We’ll jump to recorded messages from other speakers due to scheduling conflicts. Some parishes may have to end the program a bit earlier due to other events already planned.

You may register for this FREE event (thank you sponsors!) at the parish locations at the top of this page. Be sure to share this conference information with men at your parish. Note that more parishes are joining every day so stop back often.

There is NO CHARGE for the 2022 MEN OF CHRIST® Conference thanks to generous sponsors and donors! When you register, you may make a donation to help defer costs for speakers, travel, video and website development. We sincerely appreciate all the support!

This year’s speakers

Dr. Peter Kreeft
Dr. Peter John Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King’s College. A convert to Roman Catholicism, he is the author of more than 80 books on Christian philosophy, theology and apologetics. He studied at Calvin College, earned an MA and doctoral studies at Fordham University, and completed post-graduate studies at Yale. Dr. Kreeft joined the philosophy faculty of the Department of Philosophy of Boston College shortly after and has debated several academics on issues related to the existence of God. Shortly after he began teaching at Boston College he was challenged to debate the existence of God and later used many of the arguments to create the Handbook of Christian Apologetics.

Kevin O’Brien
Kevin is the President of North America Publications and the CEO of Best Version Media. Kevin enjoyed a pro football career from 1993 to 1996 and he began searching for God—everywhere but the Catholic Church. But a powerful confession brought him home. Kevin has been married to Leslie for twenty-two years and are blessed with seven children. Kevin co-founded Men of Christ, one of the largest Catholic men’s conferences, the Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance, an apostolate to unite all Catholic men’s ministries, and Virtue Sport, an apostolate that uses sports to build character in children. In response to growing disunity in 2020, he created Unite Our Nation to bring Christ into the streets through Eucharistic processions.

Fr. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P.
Fr. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., teaches systematic and moral theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. He has written for numerous publications on philosophy, theology, and spirituality. A priest of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph, he is currently completing a doctorate in Sacred Theology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Fr. Cuddy serves as the general editor of the “Thomist Tradition Series” and the “Monastic Mind Series,” and he is co-author of Thomas and the Thomists: The Achievement of St. Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters (Fortress Press, 2017). He has written for numerous publications on the philosophy and theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Thomist Tradition.

Fr. Burke Masters
Born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, Fr. Burke studied mathematics at Mississippi State University, and played in the College World Series in 1990. He worked as an actuary for Kemper Insurance before entering Mundelein Seminary. Fr. Burke was ordained in 2002 and spent his first four years at St. Mary’s in West Chicago. From 2006 to 2018 he served as Vocations Director for the Diocese of Joliet and is currently the Director of the Office of Adult Formation for the Diocese of Joliet. He has served as the Catholic chaplain for the Chicago Cubs since 2013, including being a part of the 2016 World Series Championship. He also started Catholic Sports Camps in the area because of his passion to combine faith and sports.

Most Rev. Jerome
Edward Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee
Ordained a priest on May 14, 1975, the Most Reverend Jerome Edward Listecki was named the 11th archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. He previously served as bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse. In 2000 he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Chicago and ordained a bishop in 2001. In 2002, Archbishop Listecki was named the episcopal vicar of the Vicariate 1 of the Archdiocese of Chicago. In addition, he is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserves. Archbishop Listecki began graduate studies in Canon Law and Moral Theology in 1979 at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome. His Episcopal motto is “Life is Christ,” from St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (Phil 1:18-26).