Third St. Dominic Catholic Men’s Conference set March 9

The third annual East Tennessee Catholic Men’s Conference will be held at St. Dominic Church in Kingsport on Saturday, March 9. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and will end around 3:30 p.m.

The theme for 2024 is “Mission: Building Foundations of a Virtuous Life.” This year’s conference again aims to be enlightening and spiritually fulfilling for fathers, sons, brothers, and men of all ages.

Topics will be geared toward men of all age groups. The event includes breakout sessions, opportunities for reconciliation, eucharistic adoration, and Mass.

Speakers at the conference will be St. Dominic associate pastor Father Andrew Crabtree and Deacon Frank Fischer, Jim Connors, Piotr Ulmer, Kevin Roth, and Paul Simoneau, director of the Diocese of Knoxville Office of Justice and Peace.

“The East Tennessee Catholic Men’s Conference has become a ‘must attend’ event for an increasing number of men over the past couple of years,” said conference facilitator Kevin Musser. “I have enjoyed the camaraderie with the guys, the opportunity for sacraments, and praying together with them. The first men’s conference I attended really affirmed a place where I could be comfortable in my Catholic skin and be encouraged by the speakers to live my life for Christ. Based on the growth I am seeing, there are many more who must be feeling the same way I do. It’s great to meet young men and experienced (older men) like me, that even though their wife may have pushed them to attend are really blessed by the experience.

“With it being a one-day faith-filled event, it is more doable to give one Saturday to become a real man of God. I recommend it to all men in East Tennessee, southwest Virginia, and surrounding areas. You can bring your sons or grandsons for free if they are under 18.”

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the conference, and there will be a social at the end of the event for men to continue conversations and fellowship. Cost is $35. Register online at

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