Bishop Hermann is kicking off today’s 2009 St. Louis Catholic Men’s Conference … great turnout, looks like it’s up at least 30% or so from last year (the first). We didn’t know if there’d be 20 people, and 1,000 showed up.
Well we outgrew last year’s venue, and it’s looking like standing room only.
Speakers on tap include Deacon Harold Burke-Stivers, Jesse Romero, Fr. Larry Richards, and Richard Lane. These are real men, really faithful, with strong, powerful messages for men in the world today.
I plan on live-blogging throughout the day, God permitting.
Bishop Hermann will celebrate the closing Mass at 3:30.
Pedro Moreno, Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, is making some remarks during the opening praise and worship session.
Pumped to see what God has in store as the day unfolds!