Catholic Men's Fellowship of WNY
22nd Annual Men's Conference
"This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him"
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Cardinal O’Hara High School
39 O’Hara Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150
8:30am - 3pm
(Doors Open at 7:30am)
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Rev. Bryan Zielenieski
Fr. Bryan's talk will give us encouragement and inspiration about being a Catholic man in today's world. Ordained in 2014 his first assignment was at St. Christopher Parish in Tonawanda. In 2016 he became Administrator and then Pastor of Our Lady of Charity Parish in South Buffalo until 2021. In October of 2021 Fr. Bryan was named Pastor of St. Mary in Swormville until being appointed full time in the office of Renewal in February of 2023. Growing up in Arcade NY, Fr. Bryan grew up on dairy farm with his parents and two younger brothers.
Deacon John Gaulin
Deacon John Gaulin is a dynamic speaker who has a way of making scripture authentic, relevant and powerful to the folks in the pew, the audience or just sitting one on one. He was ordained to the Diaconate in the Diocese of Buffalo in June, 2008. He served at the diocesan level as the founder of the Sons of St Stephen ministry. Deacon John directed deacon convocations and lead parish support programs as the diocese began its massive reorganization.
Deacon John is frequently invited to speak at Lenten and Advent retreats and parish missions. He even taught public speaking in the Deacon Formation Program for the diocese of Buffalo.
At the parish level, beyond the regular weekend liturgical responsibilities, Deacon John led many programs including directing a Parish Sabbatical, numerous Adult Education programs, and heading up the parish strategic planning process.
On a personal level, Deacon John, wife Debbie, two adult children and three grandchildren moved from Buffalo to Fort Myers in late 2022. They joined St John XXIII parish (Fort Myers), where he continues to minister at the parish level.
Mark Price was with the Men’s Conference several years ago. His presentation of the apostle Judas was such a hit, we decided to bring him back and perform as the apostle Peter, the same apostle who heard the Father say, This is my beloved Son, Listen to him
7:30 Doors Open/Sign-in
9:00 Rev. Bryan Zielenieski
9:45 Coffee Break
10:00 Deacon John Gaulin
11:00 Lunch, Adoration, Reconciliation, etc.
1:00 Mark Price
3:00 Worship Music / Closing Remarks