2015

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Exult Rochester held the first Diocese of Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference on May 16th 2015 at St Jude The Apostle Church in Gates, NY. Over 500 men attended and made the inaugural conference a huge success. The Sacrifice of the Holy Mass was celebrated by His Excellency, the most reverend Bishop Matano.

Gospel & Homily

Speakers included;

Tim Staples

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Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. Soon after, Tim joined the Marine Corps.

During his four-year tour, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim enrolled in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community. During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. That encounter sparked a two-year search for the truth. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church!

He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for two years. Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.

Click below to hear Tim Staples.

Tim Staples Talk

Hector Molina

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Hector Molina is a dynamic lay Catholic speaker and apologist with over 20 years of experience in professional pastoral ministry and leadership in the Church. It was during his early years as a Youth Minister that Hector discerned his call to lay ecclesial ministry.He pursued his theological studies at St. John’s University while serving as Pastoral Associate at the historic St. John the Baptist Parish in his home Diocese of Brooklyn. He served in this capacity for over a decade before relocating to the Archdiocese of St. Louiswhere he served for six years as Director of Hispanic Ministry and later as founding Director of The Office for the New Evangelization. In 2009, Hector launched his own fulltime speaking apostolate, conducting Parish Seminars, Missions, Retreats and Conferences throughout the United States and abroad. In 2012, Hector joined the staff of Catholic Answers, the largest lay-run apostolate of Catholic apologetics and evangelization in North America, where he currently serves as an Apologist and Speaker. With his great wealth of knowledge and pastoral experience, Hector has developed a solid reputation as being one of the most passionate and articulate expositors and defenders of the Catholic faith. A devoted husband and father of five, Hector’s fervent desire is to reach others for Christ, who, as the great apostle Paul put it, “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4).

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Hector Molina’s Talk

Danny Abramowicz

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Abramowicz is presently involved in full-time work with Crossing the Goal ministries which is an evangelization outreach to Catholic men nationally. Crossing the Goal ministry utilizes TV, internet technology, conferences, and leadership training seminars to accomplish its goal. Mr. Abramowicz also had a long history with the NFL as a player, coach and broadcaster. Danny was born July 13, 1945, in Steubenville, Ohio. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1967. Xavier
University has presented Danny with the two most prestigious awards bestowed on a student athlete – Legion of Honor and Hall of Fame. In 1967, Danny was drafted in the 17th and last round by the New Orleans Saints. Danny’s NFL career spanned eight seasons. Some of his accomplishments include the NFL’s leading receiver and All-Pro in 1969. Danny was voted to the Saints Silver Anniversary Team. Danny is a member of the following Halls of Fame: Louisiana, Saints, Sugar Bowl, Sports Faith, and National Polish.

Currently, Danny is active serving on the Board of Directors of EWTN, Crossing the Goal. Also, he serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors of National Fellowship of Catholic Men. Danny travels throughout the United States speaking at Catholic men’s conferences. Danny and his wife, Claudia have three children and four grandsons.

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Danny Abramowicz’s Talk