Conference to help men “Encounter Christ”

Diocese of Greensburg’s THE WELL conference to help men “Encounter Christ”

GREENSBURG — After more than a year of challenges that made it difficult to nearly impossible for people to gather and share their faith, the Diocese of Greensburg will host the 2021 Men’s Conference, “THE WELL: Come and Be Renewed,” Sept. 25, as an in-person event to be held outdoors under a tent at the Christ Our Shepherd Center off Route 30 east of Greensburg.

The conference will feature prayer, worship, speakers, personal testimonies and a Mass celebrated by Bishop Larry J. Kulick.

This conference is designed to help men “Encounter Christ,” and it is open to men 18 years of age and older.

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The $50 registration fee includes lunch. If you are unable to afford admission to this event, please email [email protected].

Sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg Men’s Ministry Team, the conference is organized to help men explore topics with engaging speakers, inspiring encounters, open discussions and prayer. Sign-in is at 8 a.m. and the conference opens with Mass at 9:15 a.m.

Priests will be available for the sacrament of reconciliation throughout the day. Confessions will be heard from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The featured speakers are:

  • Dominican Father Cajetan Cuddy, a native of Latrobe and instructor at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C, whose talk is titled “Putting on the Mind of Christ”;
  • Dominican Father Austin Dominic Litke, an instructor at the Dominican House of Studies, whose talk is “Teach Us Lord to Pray”;
  • Mike Aquilina of Bridgeville, an award-winning author and leader at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Ohio, whose talk will be “St. Joseph and His Angels”; and
  • Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks, director of spiritual formation at Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, who will lead holy hour and adoration and deliver a homily.

Msgr. Raymond E. Riffle, vicar general of the Diocese of Greensburg and rector of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Priests and laymen from the diocese will offer personal testimonies after the first three speakers.

“This retreat seeks to gather men in person, regardless of where they are on their faith journey,” said Jarod Trunzo, a member of the Men’s Ministry Team and the conference organizing committee.

Chuck Boyer, co-chairman of the organizing committee, said, “The men’s ministry team is very excited to be able to once again gather men of the diocese with the bishop and our speakers. We believe the lineup and the conversations during the day will be fruitful and help lead men back to their faith and to leadership opportunities in their parishes.”

Those in attendance will experience a unique, highly relevant and engaging atmosphere where they will be renewed in their faith walk through a day of reflection, fellowship, Scripture, prayer and Eucharistic prayer, according to organizers.

Men who registered for the 2020 conference do not need to register again. Your registration will be transferred. If you are unsure if you are registered, please email [email protected].

To view the March 20, 2021, virtual seminar with Mike Aquilina and Father Boniface, visit

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Major Sponsors of THE WELL are:


The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Greensburg

Loyalhanna Management Services




Indiana Regional Medical Center

The Catholic Accent


First Commonwealth Bank

Richard Bonfiglio, MD


Cinti (ProAdjustors) Chiropractic

NexTier Bank

Hillview Motors


Molyneaux Flooring


Knights of Columbus Council 1480, Greensburg


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