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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Catholic Men’s Conference set for March 28

the Inland Register

(From the January 15, 2015 edition of the Inland Register)

(To download a registration form in PDF format, click here.)

Building on the blessing of the past three years, the “Hearts on Fire” Tuesday morning men’s prayer group has announced the date, place and speaker for its fourth annual Catholic Men’s Conference.

The 2015 event will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., once again in the student chapel on the third floor of Gonzaga University’s College Hall.

This year’s conference speaker is Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, a permanent deacon and Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey in St. Benedict, Ore. He and his wife, Coleen, have four children.

By titling the conference “A Man’s Toolkit for Catholic Spirituality,” organizers hope to build on similar gatherings held the past three years in the same venue. This year’s conference will offer practical guidance for men in living their Catholic Faith in today’s challenging society. It also will focus on the influence of the impact of male leadership in the family as well as on fostering respect for women.

Pre-event registration cost is $30 per person (preregistration) or $40 at the door. Lunch and conference materials are included. Financial assistance is available.

The conference schedule calls for Deacon Burke-Sivers to make three major presentations. Attendees will be given opportunity to gather in groups for prayer, reflection and discussion. The conference will close with the celebration of the Eucharist.

Deacon Burke-Sivers is known nationally as a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher whose no-nonsense, hands-on approach to living the Catholic Faith always challenges and inspires his listeners.

He is founder and director of, a Christian evangelization and apologetics organization dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of Catholic values, principles, and teaching in complete faithfulness and total submission to Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the magisterium of the Church. The goal of his apostolate is to bring as many people as possible to a deeper love of Christ and the Gospel by sharing the truth of the Catholic Faith in love.

The deacon numbers among the most sought-after speakers in the United States for Catholic conferences, retreats, workshops, and missions. He also has been a regular contributor to Catholic radio, television and print media. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas. He led a parish mission last autumn at St. Joseph Parish, Otis Orchards.

Registration payment can be mailed to: Hearts on Fire – Catholic Men’s Conference, Catholic Diocese of Spokane, P.O. Box 1453, Spokane, WA 99210-1453.

Questions or additional information about the conference can be found on the conference’s website – – or call Matt Ries at (509)-998-2193.

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