This conference is dedicated to young men and the men that raise and support them. With cooperation of religious, this event is wholly produced by a
group of committed lay Catholics who recognize the vast challenges of Christian manhood. The young men in our community are not just the future of the
church, they are also today's church. YCMC is the church reaching out to these young men to fortify their manhood and empower them in this world.
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YCMC is content tailored to high school age young men (and the men that raise them). There are no age restrictions, high school graduates and middle-school students
do attend. It is up to the parent to discern if their middle school aged child is ready for high school level content. The conference is designed to be fast paced,
interesting, informational and fun.
While it is designed for individuals and father-son(s) attendees, the event lends well to grandfather-grandson, big brother-little brother, uncle-nephew, or any other mentorship.
Saturday, January 29th
8am Doors open & breakfast
9am Conference begins
5pm Closing Mass
Father Larry Richards
Father Jacob Bearer
Father Ryan Mann
Father Mike McCandless
Father Larry Richards delivers keynote, teen and dad sessions.
Bishop Malesic delivers a special message to the men of our church.
Eight teen breakout sessions to choose from!
Morning and afternoon curriculi tailored to those that parent, raise, lead, support, tutor, etc.
Mass and an opportunity for confession at lunchtime.
Open gym; dodgeball, basketball, 3 point contests and more!
Father Larry's first book, "Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You To Be" was published by Ignatius Press in October of 2009,
and was the #1 best seller by Ignatius Press, having sold over 100,000 copies. In "Be a Man!" he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest.
He tells men how to focus on the right goal, how to live as a beloved son of God, of the need to acknowledge one's faults and to live according to the Holy Spirit, to be a man of true love and of wisdom, to appreciate properly
the differences between men and women, to pursue holiness, and to make a difference in the world. Not preachy but direct, Father Larry challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls
men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults.
Father Larry's second book, "Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing God's Will" was published by Our Sunday Visitor in September of 2011 and has sold over 40,000 copies. Fr. Larry Richards challenges you to let go of attachments, assumptions, and excuses that hold you back from giving yourself more fully to God, in order to receive everything God wants to give you.
Fr. Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life's most profound questions. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks, presentations, and books always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds and lives of millions of listeners and readers worldwide.
Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to 'spreading the Good News' by educating others about Jesus Christ.
Registration is closed.
Thank you for your interest in the Young Catholic Men's Conference!
Registrations to the YCMC are sold below cost. We are counting on sponsorships and donations to make this event solvent.
Your support reduces attendee cost and contributes to a "scholarship" fund for those who find the registration cost to be a factor in their attending.
All donations are tax deductable.