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840 Men Transformed

SAN ANTONIO – On Saturday, February 23, 840 “men of hope” came forth like Bartimaeus, who cried out to Jesus, Master, I want to see (cf. Mark 10: 51) for the annual Catholic Men’s Conference (CMC) of San Antonio. Pilgrim Center of Hope has been presenting CMC since 2004. The vast majority of these men came from parishes throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

CMC 2019 was a Spirit-filled day marked by an enthusiastic demonstration of faith by husbands, fathers & sons, friends, and leaders. All were educated and challenged by speakers Dr. Ralph Martin, Fr. Larry Richards, and Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM. the crowd celebrated Mass with Bishop Michael Boulette, prayed together (Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet), and gathered in small groups in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, as part of our Eucharistic Healing Service led by Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM.

Men told us:

  • “Healing Service was great & very powerful” – Matthew Laijas, St. Anthony Elmendorf, TX
  • “Inspiring talks touched the core of my heart” – Emmanuel Odin, St Joseph Del Rio, TX
  • “Good to see so many men adoring Jesus” – Mario Hernandez, St. Anthony Robstown, TX
  • “This conference was spiritually uplifting” – Steve Navarro, St. Anthony Mary Claret SA, TX
  • One wife said, “My husband came home on fire (Holy Spirit).”

CMC 2019 – At a Glance

  • A tremendous response to Reconciliation (Over 20 Confessors were available t/o the day)
  • Powerful Eucharistic Healing Service (Over 700 men came forward in groups of 10-15)
  • All men received spiritual tools & resources about our faith and Church (provided by PCH)
  • Brisk sales of resources on prayer, Scripture, sin & repentance, and growing in faith

At the heart of Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Ministry of Conferences is the mission of providing an experience where all can learn about their true personal dignity in God, encounter Christ and the Church and be encouraged to know and love God, so as to go forth inspired and empowered, using their gifts to transform their families, parish, and society.

Men’s Conference SOLD OUT!

The Eleventh Annual San Antonio Catholic Men’s Conference “Master, I Want to See” has sold out !

If you didn’t get to register for this year, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Mary’s University, where our 12th annual conference will have 4,000 seat capacity!!! This will be our largest conference to date IF everyone helps to spread the word! Start now by marking your calendar and sharing the news!

Please remember our speakers, priests, staff, and volunteers in your prayers as we prepare over the next month for this year’s event – and especially for all men who will attend.


Catholic Seniors' Conference crowd

Catholic Seniors’ Conference makes news!

Floating among the 315 attendees at this year’s Catholic Seniors’ Conference was Katherine Jass Slone, reporter for Today’s Catholic newspaper.  The Conference was covered in the April 3 issue — read it here!

Catholic Men’s Conference makes news!

Among the 1,100 attendees at this year’s Catholic Men’s Conference was Jordan McMorrough, editor-in-chief of Today’s Catholic newspaper.  The Conference was covered in the March 6 issue — read it here!

2014 San Antonio CMC Was a Huge Success!

With over 500 men in attendance, great speakers, a talk by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, Eucharistic Healing Hour, and mass with Bishop Yanta, the 2014 San Antonio Catholic Men’s Conference was a huge success! Check out these photos from the conference, March 7-8, 2014.

To better accommodate the overwhelming response we received this year from men wanting to attend, next year’s San Antonio Catholic Men’s Conference will be held at the Nolan Conference Center at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall.




2011 Catholic Men’s Conference – A Success!

The 2011 Catholic Men’s Conference was a powerful experience with over 400 men in attendance; which is a good number for San Antonio with all the activities that take place here every month.  Fr. John Jesus Maloney, Deacon Harold Burke- Sivers, Jesse Romero and Greg Alexander all gave great talks which provided encouragement, direction and challenges for those who attended. You can purchase CD’s of the talks by filling out the order form available at this website.

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia- Siller celebrated Mass at the Conference and gave a powerful homily based on the readings for the Third Sunday of Lent.     The Gospel was about the Woman at the Well who was concerned for her own thirst; but in her encounter with Jesus Christ, He introduced her to the living water which lasts forever.  The Archbishop spoke on the thirst of Jesus for us and that we should thirst for Christ who is the living water!

The Mission of the Catholic Men’s Conference is to promote a deeper understanding of our dignity as being created in the image and likeness of God, and to provide direction and resources to help transform ourselves, our families and society.

Photos and videos will be posted soon on our website!

Learn about Catholicism through Deacon Harold’s ministry

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, a friend of the Pilgrim Center of Hope & speaker for the Catholic Men’s Conference, introduces his ministry to you!