Iowa Catholic Men's Conference

2019 Conference

Conference will be on March 30, 2019 from 9am - 3pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, IA

Mass will be celebrated at 8am
$25 for adults - $15 for students


Building Missionary Disciples

Guided by the Four Pillars of Conversion, Reconciliation, Discipleship, and Evangelization, the Iowa Catholic Men's Conference is dedicated to building faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

We encourage and challenge men to boldly proclaim the Kingdom of God, the Catholic truths, and living a virtuous life within their families and society.

Our speakers include Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Deacon Randy Keil, and Deacon Tom Bradley

Speakers for 2019

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Deacon Tom Bradley

Deacon Tom Bradley

Deacon Randy Kiel

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Ambiorix Padilla

Ambiorix Padilla

The Beauty You Seek is Awe Inspired

By iowacatholicmensconference | December 14, 2017

Everyone appreciates beauty. We seek out the beautiful natural wonders of our planet, great music and art. It is beauty that inspires us and bring a sense of wonder and awe to our lives. Beauty at it’s best transcends the normal. Our search for God and the truth of Christ’s Incarnation we celebrate each Christmas,…

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The Immaculate Conception- With Our Eyes Fixed on Jesus and His Merciful Gaze

By iowacatholicmensconference | December 8, 2017

There are times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives. In 2016, Pope Francis has declared A Holy Year, a Jubilee of Mercy, which started, December 8,  the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This feast day…

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Service to Others- Praxis to Heal Our Hopelessness

By iowacatholicmensconference | December 5, 2017

This first week of Advent we focus on the virtue of Hope. Hope is belief in the goodness of others and of good things to come. Most people have periods of hopelessness, born of bad decisions by ourselves or others, financial or relationship difficulties, or just a feeling that things won’t get better. This lack…

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We Miss You

By iowacatholicmensconference | November 30, 2017

I have noticed that many of my friends and family are absent from Mass and parish events. Their spot in the pew has been vacant longer than a vacation or illness can explain. I have spoken to friends in other parishes who report this strange disappearance of long time friends. How are we to respond…

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Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in Evangelization

By iowacatholicmensconference | November 29, 2017

Giants of our Catholic faith and Christian tradition, have pointed us towards “transcendentals” such as beauty, goodness, and truth. They guide us in our journey to God. What is beautiful about the world, faith, and our understanding of God is something we feel personally, which leads to the good we wish for, and brings us…

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Mercy – Men Reach ‘UP’ For Mercy

By iowacatholicmensconference | January 30, 2016

8 1_2 x 11 flier Saints in Basic Training Let’s face the obvious! Most of us desire to be forgiven for our errors, mistakes and sins. We hunger for the feeling of forgiveness and to be shown the path to be untied with Christ. In short, we want Mercy. Men, we need to support, encourage…

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