SAVE THE DATE! Due to the weather, we had to postpone Matt Fradd’s visit so be sure to put the following on your calendars!

Thursday, March 1 at 7pm

Audience:  Young Adults (20’s or 30’s, married or single, you’re invited!)

Join us at 7pm for dinner and drinks followed by Matt’s presentation at 8pm.

Topic:  How to Win an Argument Without Losing a Soul

Topic description:  If we as Catholics are to heed the instruction of our first pope, which is to “always be ready to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you” (1 Pet. 3:15), we must have a basic understanding of argumentation. We must know what constitutes a strong argument and what constitutes a weak one. Furthermore, we must understand how to detect common fallacies. In this interactive and intellectually stimulating talk, Matt explains these things and lays out five indispensable tips for conversing with non-Catholics.

Saturday, March 3 at 1pm

Audience:  High School Youth (anyone in grades 9-12)

Topic:  God, The Universe, and Everything

Topic description:  WHERE DID WE COME FROM? WHY ARE WE HERE? WHERE ARE WE GOING? Everyone wants answers to these questions. Some people have found their answers in God; others are still on the path of discovery. And some have grown discouraged and stopped looking. In this intellectually stimulating yet entertaining presentation Matt shares his own story of being shaken out of the agnostic apathy he suffered as a young adult. Challenged to find reasons to believe that life has meaning—no matter how messy or senseless or full of pain it may get—his long search finally led him to belief in the God of Christianity, and in his Church.

A little about Matt: Matt Fradd experienced a profound conversion at World Youth Day in Rome in 2000 and afterward committed himself to inviting others to know Jesus Christ and the Church Christ founded. Matt speaks to about 50,000 people every year and has been a guest on the BBC, EWTN, ABC and Catholic Answers Live. He is the founder of The Porn Effect (www.theporneffect.com) a site dedicated to exposing the reality behind the fantasy of porn and offering help to those who seek sexual freedom.

 

Melissa Quaranto

Melissa Quaranto

Director of youth ministry