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.
Center for Pastoral Leadership
28700 Euclid Avenue
Saturday February 1, 2020
|8:00 am||Check-in and Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 am||Welcome and Keynote Address|
|10:30 am||Teen Breakouts / Dad Track #1|
|Noon||Bishop Perez Address|
|12:30 pm||Lunch and Open Gym *|
|2:00 pm||Teen Breakouts / Dad Track #2|
|4:00 pm||Closing Session|
|6:00 pm||Texas BBQ Social / Open Gyms / Tournaments|
|* Priests available for confessions|
Bishop Nelson Perez
Father Jim Cosgrove
Father Mike McCandless
The Culture Project
Elvis Grbac delivers keynote, teen and dad sessions.
Bishop Perez 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 gyms, basketball, dodgeball, Z-Bows, 3 point contests, tournaments and more!
6 quarterbacks have led both the KC Chiefs and the SF 49ers:
Prepare yourself for SuperBowl Sunday by spending SuperBowl Saturday with Elvis Grbac. Who is he rooting for in SuperBowl 54? Find out at YCMC!
Elvis Grbac grew up in Willoughby Hills and graduated from St. Joseph High School before taking his talent to Ann Arbor where he went on to play quarterback for the University of Michigan under Coach Bo Schembechler
and then his successor Gary Moeller. Following a record setting college career at Michigan, he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1993 and went on to play 9 seasons in the NFL. Throughout the span of his football
career, Grbac received many accolades and recognition including an AFC West title, Pro Bowl appearance and Super Bowl XXIX Championship.
Elvis now lives in Chagrin Falls where he and his wife Lori have three children. He's currently working towards his Masters in Theology at St. Mary's Seminary and serves on the Parish Council at Church of the Holy Angels in Chagrin Falls teaching Youth Catechesis.
With all of these great achievements also came sacrifice and failure. Grbac now speaks openly about his American dream, the challenges he's faced along the way and how he overcame them through faith, hard work and perseverance.
The best speakers in the area deliver carefully organized and compelling topics that are critical to our prosperity. Each teen attendee chooses four of these 30 minute breakout sessions.
Facing and Defeating Stress
Stress sucks. While there are healthy kinds of stress, some stress can become obstacles that get in the way of making us better men. So what do we do about it? What if instead of avoiding these physical and spiritual stressors, we face them head on? And when we invite the Lord to press in to these challenges with us, we will break through like never before. Bring a warrior's heart and a steady hand... and maybe, with Jesus, we'll break stuff.
Becoming a Spiritual Warrior
There's a battle raging but few are aware that they're on the front lines. Winning the war for souls will involve mustering the courage to say NO to all the distractions that surface during our mission. Some are big, some are small, but they all must be sacrificed if we are to become the men God created us to be. Come and learn how to win on the front lines of the spiritual war we are all in.
Science Supports Catholic Sexuality
The truth about sexuality comes from both science and God’s Revelation. God has communicated how sex can be fulfilling and meaningful. Science supports the purpose God has given to sexuality. See how God and science agree on sexuality. Learn the science that is being ignored by those who are promoting selfish sexuality.
What Is a Woman?
In the era of technology, when most social interaction happens behind a screen, the prospect of actually talking to a girl, let alone asking her out on a date, can seem daunting. In this session, you can expect to learn some inside secrets about what women truly long for in a relationship and some tips on how to become the kind of man our world needs today.
Infinity Stones of Truth
In an imaginary Marvel world of technicolor super beings, where Is God? In the real world, where is God? Along with Tony Stark's funny quips, spectacular fight scenes and sci-fi tech, there are infinity stones of truth embedded into Marvel's 22-movie story-arc. When we know what to look for, the Avengers movies shed light on how Jesus Christ is the Greatest Superhero who is really at work saving our world. Bring your cape, sword, or shield to this talk if you like; but mostly just bring your mind. It'll be fun.
How God is Reaching Out to Us via Athletics
Sports can be powerful tools for building community, developing virtues, and disciplining one's will. Most importantly, they provide moments of grace - small inlets into the divine life. "Faith on the Field" will arm you, as either a participant or a spectator, with ways to both identify and cultivate those sacramental athletic experiences that will strengthen your relationship with Christ.
What Do We Really Want?
Sexual desire is one of our strongest desires. Why is this so? Does God have a plan for our happiness and fulfillment? If so, how does sexual desire fit into it? God does have a plan for us, and it does include sexuality. Discover God's plan. Discover the place God has given sex in His plan.
Clearer Decision-Making for Any Choice
Thoughts, feelings and desires surround choices as we try to make decisions about them. How do we know if our inclinations are from the Lord or not? What else could be moving us beside the Lord? Examples will be given of how to make clearer, better decisions for any choice. Choosing a college and choosing a career or vocation will be given special focus. Learn how to make clearer decisions and not be overwhelmed by them. Learn how to involve God in making decisions.
Getting Real about the Struggles with Being Virtuous
Learn how virtue, particularly the virtue of chastity, does not "restrain" us but sets us free. Yet there are struggles in becoming free. We get real about the genuine struggles we experience as young men looking for love and happiness. We address the deeper meaning of our sexual male identity. We share practical tips about how to channel our natural desires towards authentic love. Learn to make bold and virtuous choices about relationships and so lead a life of greatness.
Thank you for your interest in YCMC!
It was a great event, attended by 160 men. Contact us (below) if you are interested in future events.
Registrations to the YCMC are sold below cost. We are counting on sponsorships and donations to make this event solvent. Your sponsorship 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.