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2021 Esto Vir Missionary Discipleship Conference

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Matthew 28:19 

Every year in the spring, Esto Vir has coordinated a conference to gather men from across the Diocese of Green Bay to listen to great speakers explain how to be the man that we are called to be as Catholics.

This year is no different, except for one thing – after attending this year’s conference you will continue to be trained on how to be a Missionary Disciple within your region. How to be a man who grows in brotherhood with Jesus Christ and challenges other men to do the same within their families, parishes and communities.

Welcome Dr. Edward Sri

We are excited to welcome (in-person) Dr. Edward Sri, co-founder of FOCUS, to share with each one of us how to be a Missionary Disciple. He will discuss how the FOCUS model has worked on college campuses across the country and how we can use this same model across the Diocese of Green Bay to challenge men to be Saints.

He will lead four sessions:

  1. “Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me”: Walking with Jesus this Lent
  2. Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple
  3. The Mission of Every Catholic Man
  4. The High Call

A FOCUS missionary will be joining Esto Vir this summer to continue the momentum Dr. Sri will be starting. Kyle Hanson, a FOCUS missionary, will lead and train men across the diocese to give them the skills and confidence to go out and connect with other men. Not through a forced approach, but by being intentional in bringing the truth of the gospel.

This is not going to be another program or a commitment that you feel obligated to complete. This is a lifestyle that will build up men in communities and in turn help Missionary Disciples become better men and have more meaningful relationships. You may even already be doing some of these things which could include meeting a work colleague for coffee, having another family over for dinner, inviting a neighbor to Holy Mass to give just a few examples.

Dr. Sri will explain this more fully throughout the conference.

Where:

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. 4047 Chapel Dr, New Franken, WI 54229

When:

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Itinerary:

  • 7:30 – Registration Opens
  • 8:15 – Welcome
  • 8:30 – Dr. Sri – “Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me”: Walking with Jesus this Lent
  • 9:20 – Small Group Discussion
  • 9:45 – Dr. Sri – Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple
  • 10:35 – Small Group Discussion
  • 11:00 – Lunch (Boxed lunches will be provided)
    • Confession Available
    • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament available in Shrine
    • Walk around the shrine grounds
  • 1:00 – Dr. Sri – The Mission of Every Catholic Man
  • 1:50 Small Group Discussion
  • 2:15 – Dr. Sri – The High Call
  • 3:05 – Small Group Discussion
  • 4:00 – Holy Mass

Fee:

There is no cost to attend although we are asking for a free will offering of $30/person to cover conference and FOCUS missionary expenses. Bring this to the event. Checks made payable to Esto Vir.

Are you ready to be a Missionary Disciple?

Esto Vir is a 501-c (3) organization that aims to encourage, embolden, and empower intentional discipleship among men, to deepen their commitment to Jesus Christ, their families, the Catholic Church, its clergy and communities.

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