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2008 Catholic Conference
The Ministry will hold its fourth conference at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Raymond, Illinois on Saturday, April 5, 2008. Speakers will include Patty Schneier, a frequent guest on Catholic Radio and Catholic Answers Live, and Father Wade Menezes, C.P.M. of the Fathers of Mercy.

The conference will begin at 9:00 AM with registration and breakfast beginning at 7:30. Admission including breakfast and lunch for adults is $7.50; childrens admittance is $5.00. Clergy and the religious are admitted free. Free will offerings will be accepted to offset the speakers' expenses.

For more information on the conference, email marten -at- or phone 877.671.7321

2008 Conference Speakers
Patty Schneier
Patty Schneier is a housewife and mother of three from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. For the past three years, Patty has been speaking at parishes and Catholic Conferences across the United States, sharing her personal testimony: "Prove It, God!. . . And He Did." Using song, scripture, and writings from her journal, Patty shares the story of her challenge to God and His daily response. The results were life changing! Patty has been a guest on various Catholic Radio shows, including Covenant Network, Ave Maria Radio and Catholic Answers Live. She has been featured in Family Foundations Magazine, and her work is available through One More Soul. Ms. Schneier will give three talks at the conference: Prove it God and He Did, Prayer: God I Really Don't Have Time for This and Spread the Good News.
Fr. Wade Menezes, C.P.M.
Fr. Menezes joined the Fathers of Mercy in 1993 as a Novice and was ordained a priest in 2000. Upon completing his Novitiate, Fr. Wade received his B.A. degree in Catholic-Thomistic Thought from the Oratory of St. Philip Neri and his dual M.Div.-M.A. degrees in Theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Fr. Wade has been a contributing writer for many Catholic publications including The National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, and Catholic Faith and Family. Fr. Wade has also appeared as a guest on several episodes of EWTN’s "Mother Angelica Live" during which he discussed such topics as the sanctification of marriage and family life and the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent. He currently serves as the Vocation Director of the Fathers of Mercy. Fr. Menezes will give two talks at this year’s
conference: Let Your "Yes" Mean "Yes" to God and The
Living, Teaching Authority of the Catholic Church.

2008 Spring
Living the Faith
Today and Tomorrow

April 5, 2008

Knights of Columbus Hall, Raymond

Featured Speakers:
Patty Schneier
Fr. Wade Menezes

Conference details, poster, brochure, and registration information available on the page to the left.