8:00 amDoors Open
9:00 am - NoonWelcome and opening prayer; talks by Bishop Olmsted, Hector Molina, Dr. Scott Hahn, and Dr. William Chavira
Noon - 2:00 pmLUNCH
12:30 pm - 3:30 pmCONFESSION
2:00 pm - 4:45pmTalks by Fr. Thomas Rosica, Jonathan Reyes, Terry Kennedy, and a special guest.
4:45 pm -Benediction and Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted

Bishop, Diocese of Phoenix

Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., July 2, 1973. He was installed as the Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix December 20, 2003. Prior to his arrival in Phoenix he served as Bishop of Wichita, Kansas, after being ordained Coadjutor Bishop on April 20, 1999. Before serving in Wichita, he served as the Rector / President of the Pontifical College Josephinum, a Catholic Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.

Since 1974, Bishop Olmsted has been a member of the Jesus Caritas fraternity of priests, and thus has been deeply influenced by the witness and wisdom of Charles de Foucauld and by the prayers and encouragement of many brother priests.

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Dr. Scott Hahn

Founder and President and Chairman of the Board, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their fourth grandchild. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith.

Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly). Some of his newest books are Many Are Called, Hope for Hard Times, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, and Signs of Life.

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Hector Molina

Apologist and Speaker, Catholic Answers

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. Louis where 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 full-time 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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Fr. Thomas Rosica

Chief Executive Officer, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation

Fr. Thomas Rosica is a priest of the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers). He holds advanced degrees in Theology and Sacred Scripture from Regis College in the Toronto School of Theology [1985], the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome [1991] and the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem [1994].

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Dr. Jonathan Reyes

Professor of Church History and Culture

Dr. Jonathan Reyes is the founding president of the Augustine Institute (2006-2008). Besides teaching courses in Church history at the Institute, Reyes speaks on college campuses, at parishes and at conferences across the country. He currently serves as President of Catholic Charities of Denver. Reyes and his wife Stephanie live in Parker, CO, with their seven children.

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Terry Kennedy, Emcee

Terry is a former All-Star Major League Baseball catcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1978–80), San Diego Padres (1981–86), Baltimore Orioles (1987–88) and San Francisco Giants (1989–91). Kennedy batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He is the son of former major league player and manager Bob Kennedy.

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Chris Muglia, Musician

Chris Muglia is a Christian Musician and Web Designer. He is an accomplished vocalist, guitarist and pianist, and his music is published with Oregon Catholic Press. Chris served as a full time liturgist and music director in the Diocese of Phoenix for 20 years before starting The Catholic Web Company, a web design and maintenance company devoted to serving the Catholic Church.

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Grand Canyon University Arena

The Grand Canyon University Arena is a premiere space for entertainment in Phoenix, Arizona. With 5,000 seats, this space plays host to world class entertainment from musicians and performers.

Address: 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017 · Get Directions
Phone: 602-639-8999
Website: http://www.gcuarena.com/
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