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Inaugural men’s conference set for May 16

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Inaugural men’s conference set for May 16 By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier

The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the gymnasium of St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. Also collaborating in the organization of the event is organizing the event is Exult Rochester — a coalition of Catholic men from Rochester-area parishes — in conjunction with the Diocese of Rochester. Registration is open to men in the diocese and beyond, with an attendance capacity of 1,000. Tickets are $50 per person and available at

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will begin the event by celebrating Mass at 8 a.m. Three popular national Catholic speakers are scheduled to follow.

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3 Responses to “Inaugural men’s conference set for May 16”

  1. brother of penance says:

    I have registered!

  2. raymondfrice says:

    I was always under the impression that the Diocese of Rochester was a not for profit organization?? Fifty dollars times 1000 is a lot of mula!!

  3. annonymouse says:

    Raymond –

    A few points –

    1. There were only a few hundred at last year’s conference, hence the venue change. Not 1000
    2. The conference includes lunch
    3. This year’s speakers (Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Deacon Harold Burke Shivers, Patrick Coffin) are all from out of town and have travel and meals expenses, and I presume some sort of honorarium
    4. Wherever it’s held, there will be costs of security, maintenance, cleaning, etc.
    5. Would you price the event at a loss, making those who fund the diocese by their contributions pay for a portion of the costs?
    6. Even non-profits have to “make money” or eventually they run out. This can’t be priced to lose money.
    7. $50 for lunch, fellowship, three great Catholic speakers, Mass with the bishop and many priests for confession is a fantastic deal

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