About

The Northwest Catholic Men’s Conference is inspired by the
journey of Fr. Pierre-Jean DeSmet, the first Catholic priest to
evangelize the wild west of America. His faith in God allowed him to stand boldly and bravely. He was one of the first missionaries to bring the Catholic faith to the Native Americans. Today we need men with this same courageous spirit.
Learn more about Father DeSmet

Modern culture and media have negatively influenced the mindset of many men today. This makes it difficult to discern the “truth”. That truth which is found in Christ and in His Church.

Men, it is time to step up and be heard. It has been the general trend for men to be quiet on issues of faith and morals. Today’s families need men to stand up for God’s truth and His Church. What do “I” as a man stand for and why? What defines me and how do I act? How do I combat the temptations and atrocities of today’s world? These questions and many more will be answered here.

Deacon Omar Torres
Deacon Omar Torres

What can I expect at the Northwest Men’s Catholic Conference?

Pendleton, Oregon is famous for its annual cowboy assembly each fall at the Pendleton Round-Up. The Northwest Catholic Men’s Conference will inspire men to come to holiness and seek the Truth.

Speakers, both local and from around the globe, will share their religious experiences through speech, prayer and multi-media presentations throughout the two day conference. They will help men develop a deeper relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ, and also with their family and friends, and all of God’s people. Men will be enlightened on God’s Mercy, the sacraments, prayer, saints and angels and their fight against evil. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a special Live Stations of the Cross will be presented. Breakout sessions will promote discussion of issues relevant to Catholics and other Christian men.

Fathers, we encourage you to bring your son(s), but ask that they meet a minimum age of 15 years old. Thank you!

The cost for the conference is $40, which includes snacks, breakfast, and lunch.