REDEEMED Men’s Conference

“Made for Greatness”
 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the conference on October 8. It was a great success!

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Recordings for some of the speakers are available below. They are “mp3” audio files. Click on the title to play one or follow the instructions for your browser to download it (an option which is not available on all devices).

Keynote speakers

Steve Wood

Portrait of Steve Wood

Steve Wood served as an Evangelical pastor for a decade before his entire family converted to Catholicism in 1990. Responding to a challenge from Pope John Paul II to strengthen families, he started “Family Life Center International” in 1992. Over the past twenty-three years, the Family Life Center has networked with thousands of families in over 100 countries. Steve is also the founder of St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers, a movement that seeks to transform society through the transformation of fathers and families. Utilizing his books Christian Fatherhood & Legacy: A Father’s Handbook for Raising Godly Children, CDs, television, radio, and conferences, Steve has reached tens of thousands of men in the USA, Canada and overseas with a message of Christian faith and responsibility. He is the host of the Faith & Family radio broadcasts. He was the host of The Carpenter Shop on EWTN television. Visit his website dads.org. Steve and Karen Wood were married in 1979, are the parents of eight children and the grandparents of eight.

Bishop John Folda

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Bishop John Folda grew up in Omaha, Neb. After graduating from high school in 1979, he attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where he studied architecture and electrical engineering. In August 1983, Bishop Folda entered seminary formation for the Diocese of Lincoln. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and graduated in 1985 with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy. He continued his theological studies at St. Charles Seminary, where he earned a master of divinity degree in 1988 and a master of arts in theology in 1989. On May 27, 1989, Bishop Folda was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lincoln. In 1991, Bishop Folda was sent to Rome, where he earned a licentiate in sacred theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas. In 1999, Bishop Folda was appointed rector of St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, Neb. He served as president of the National Association of College Seminaries from 2008 to 2010. On Oct. 10, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI named him “Chaplain of His Holiness” with the title of Monsignor. On April 8, 2013, Pope Francis appointed him Bishop of Fargo. He was installed and ordained on June 19, 2013.

Monsignor Robert Laliberte

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Monsignor Robert Laliberte grew up in St. Anthony’s parish in Fargo. After graduating valedictorian from Shanley High School in 1964 and spending two years at St. John’s, Collegeville, Minn., he received the Basselin Scholarship to Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where he earned an MA in philosophy and an STB in Theology. Returning to Fargo in 1972, he began his long tour of teaching and formation at Cardinal Muench Seminary, which continued with occasional interruptions until 2009. He was ordained a priest on December 2, 1973. His teaching centered around Scripture, modern philosophy, and Hebrew.While there, he administered the parish at Kindred for five years and assisted the diocese especially in Deacon Formation, restructuring the Priests Council, and Continuing Education of priests. He earned a PhD in Philosophy in 1996 from the Angelicum in Rome and was named a Monsignor by Pope Benedict in 2006. After leaving the seminary staff, he served two years of pastoral work at St. Anthony’s in Fargo, which included beginning That Man Is You for the parish men. Upon retirement in 2011, after residing two years in New Hampshire, he now divides his time between Fargo and Omaha, Neb., where he has helped found the Chesterton Academy of Omaha, a small classical high school, and is learning Spanish to bring the sacraments to the burgeoning population of Hispanic immigrants. He now resides at Nativity parish in Fargo.

Father Robert Pecotte

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Father Pecotte was born in Oakland Calif., on the 24th day of June, 1970. His family moved to northern Illinois when he was still a young child; he spent most of his formative years in the northern Illinois area (mostly in a small town called Antioch, about 50 miles north of Chicago). He moved to the Fargo Diocese in February of 1997, at the invitation of Bishop Sullivan and attended Cardinal Muench Seminary and NDSU for undergraduate studies in Philosophy andHumanities. He then attended Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. for graduate studies in M.Div. and M.A. Theology. By the grace of God and the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary, he was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ and consecrated to Jesus through the Blessed Virgin Mary on June 5, 2004, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. He served two years as Parochial Vicar at Sts. Anne and Joachim in Fargo, three years as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph’s in Devils Lake and currently serves as Pastor of St. Brigid of Ireland in Cavalier and St. Patrick in Crystal.

Father Andrew Jasinski

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Fr. Andrew Jasinski was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wis. After earning a B.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of San Francisco, he worked in the computer field in Chicago. In 1994 he became a seminarian for the Diocese of Fargo and was sent to Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. He was ordained a priest on May 23, 1998. For four years he was an associate priest at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, then for three years the pastor of three rural parishes in McIntosh County. From 2005–11 he was the Formation Director at Cardinal Muench Seminary, Fargo. He is currently the Chancellor of the Diocese of Fargo, as well as the Director of the Office of Catholic Education and Formation.

Major Sponsors

Thank you to our major sponsors!

Benefactors: $1,000+

 KofCNorth Dakota State Council

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 State Bank

 Catholic Development Group

Associates: $500

 KoCKnights of Columbus Insurance

Schedule and Location

Time Activity
7:30 a.m. Doors open / Registration
8:30 a.m. “Into the Breach” (video)
8:45 a.m. Welcome and opening prayer
9:00 a.m. “Your 3 Key Relationships: God, Your Wife, Your Children” presentation by Steve Wood
11:30 a.m. “A Memory for God” by Fr. Rob Pecotte
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. “Back to the Beginning” by Msgr. Robert Laliberte
2:30 p.m. Guided Lectio Divina with Fr. Andrew Jasinski
3:15 p.m. Catholic Man Panel
5:00 p.m. Celebration of Holy Mass with Bishop Folda

Confessions will be available throughout the day