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Our next North Texas Catholic Men's Conference will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, with the theme of "Salt & Light: Embracing Christ's Love." Details will be released soon.
Our conference theme draws from the Gospel of Matthew as Jesus speaks about the similes of salt and light.
*13 You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. 16 Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.*
From Scripture, we learn that by their deeds, the disciples were to influence the world for good. They could no more escape notice than a city set on a mountain. If they failed in good works, they would have been as useless as flavorless salt or as a lamp whose light is concealed. So are you ready to be the salt and light of the world to yourself, to your family, to friends and to strangers?
We are building upon the Jubilee Year of Mercy as we have learned to be filled with compassion and mercy, and to find mercy through suffering. Our conference speakers, music and sacramental moments will season our soul and brighten our lamp to witness and proclaim the Good News of Christ.
Save the date - April 22, 2017. This conference will be a wonderful encounter with our Lord and a time of great fellowship with men from throughout the Diocese of Dallas and Fort Worth as we build up the Body of Christ together.