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Hopefully you are aware of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) 3 year plan for Eucharistic Revival which began 1 year ago on Corpus Christi Sunday 2022.  On Corpus Christi Sunday June 11th, 2023, we entered the second year of the revival; the year dedicated to Parish Revival.  As explained at https://www.eucharisticrevival.org/leadthe Holy Spirit’s call to renewal can be broken down into four invitations based on the pillars of the Revival: reinvigorate worship, create moments of personal encounter, engage in robust formation, and send Catholics forth as missionaries.

Men of Christ Madison supported Eucharistic Revival at our October 2022 Conference, themed Real Presence, Real Power!  Our speakers talked about the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist; Tim Francis' presentation was about miracles of our Faith including Eucharistic Miracles; and our host Parish, St. Maria Goretti, exhibited the traveling diocesan replica of Blessed Carlo Acutis’ Eucharistic Miracle Display!

This year, in 2023, there will not be a Men of Christ Conference.  Instead, we are supporting the Madison Diocesan Eucharistic Congress Friday September 29th through Sunday October 1st at St. John the Baptist in Waunakee; a joy-filled, spiritual weekend dedicated entirely to Jesus’ Eucharistic glory and to our encounter with Christ!  Come for a Eucharistic Retreat of faith, fellowship, and family!  Details can be found at https://blessedbrokenandgiven.com/.

Men of Christ Madison encourages men of the diocese to bring your families to the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress!  Registration is free at https://menofchristmadison.com/.

2023 Details

    • THEME: Encounter Jesus in the Eucharist!
    • WHEN: Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023
    • WHERE: St. John the Baptist, 209 S. St., Waunakee
    • WHAT: 
      • Faith Filled Family Weekend Event
      • Free of Costs (Paid Options for Lunch)
      • Dynamic Speakers
      • Mass with Bishop Hying
      • Adoration
      • Confession
      • Conversion Calls
      • Eucharistic Procession
      • Eucharistic Miracle Display


Conference Speakers

Fr. John Riccardo, missionary and ACTS XXIX Executive Director. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996. In 2019, after 23 years in parish ministry, he founded Acts XXIX to proclaim the gospel in an attractive and compelling way and to equip clergy and lay leaders for the age in which God has chosen us to live. Fr. John is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Gregorian University, and the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family.

Father Donald Haggerty, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, serves at Saint Patrick's Cathedral. He taught moral theology and worked as a spiritual director in seminaries for twenty years. He has directed numerous yearly retreats for the Missionaries of Charity. He is the author of Contemplative Provocations, The Contemplative Hunger, Conversion, and Contemplative Enigmas.

Fr. Craig Vasekdirects retreats for the Missionaries of Charity and, for four years, served as Chaplain for the Athletic Department of the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND. His deep, spiritual background can help guide souls into a deeper conversion, a transformation rooted in prayer and in the Eucharist.

Helen Alvare is Professor of Law and of the Robert A. Levey Endowed Chair in Law and Liberty at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. She received her B.S. in economics summa cum laude from Villanova University, her law degree from Cornell University School of Law, and her master’s degree in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America.