Shown from left to right are: First Row: Reverend Brian VanFossen (Conference Chaplain), Jim Biondo, Jim Gerichten, Dr. Chris Carr, Dr. Lou Guarnieri, Kevin Burleigh, Ralph Marino and John Witkosky. 2nd Row: Tim Polack, Alex Piochocki, Mike Kilmer (Conference Chairman), Paul Binner, George Hayden, Gerard Schmidt, and Dennis Shovlin.

Shown are committee members for ‘Be A Catholic Man’ who recently gathered to plan for its ninth annual Catholic Men’s Conference. This year’s theme will be ‘Come Follow Me’. The event will be held at Holy Redeemer High School, 159 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, October 5th, 2024, from 8 am to 3 pm.

Nationally known speakers will be: Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, John Edwards, Father Bill Casey, and concluding with Mass Offered by Bishop Joseph Bambera.  These informative talks are conducive for fathers and sons, clergy, and men of every age.

Register for the conference online at or by mail to: “Be A Catholic Man”, PO Box 669, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853. (Please write “Men’s Conference” on the check memo and include ones contact info, e-mail, and Parish.) The cost is $40.00 ($30.00 if mailed by Sept. 15th). Students are $15.00.  Priests, Deacons and Seminarians are free.

For more information, see  or call 570-721-0872.