Catholic Men of the Diocese of Scranton,
We are writing to let you know that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the April 25, 2020 Be A Man Conference, “Called to Fatherhood”. The recent corona virus with the states of Emergency being declared make this a necessity. We are tentatively moving the date from April 25 to October in the hopes that the virus will be over by fall. We had previously thought that fall might be a good time for the conference anyway. If possible, we will retain the same speakers and location.
We will be contacting the men that previously registered, our sponsors and exhibitors and give them the opportunity of a refund or to transfer their financial commitment to the fall date.
We do not take this decision lightly as men are expected to be the defenders and protectors and to be calm in the face of danger. We ask that you pray for the protection of the Almighty. We ask the Blessed Mother and St Joseph to intercede for our country and our families. On this feast of St Joseph, we ask “O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, we place in you all our interests and desires. St Joseph Pray for us!”
As Catholics we must continue to engage in the corporal works of mercy, delivering God’s grace in the sacraments, as we have for 2000 years, in good times as well as in adversity. We know that our true home is not here but in heaven. Fear not!
“An evil report he shall not fear; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7
May God bless you all in this time of trial,
Men’s Conference Organizing Committee