Catholic Men’s Conference to feature great books next weekend

These are some of the books which will be on display and for sale at the 2018 Guam Catholic Men’s Conference Jan. 20, 2018. (USY Photo / Tony Diaz)

2018 Guam Catholic Men’s Conference

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica, Hagåtña.

Registration forms available online at or

Forms also available at parish offices, the Chancery and Cathedral Basilica Pastoral Office. Submit completed forms with payments to the Chancery or the Cathedral Basilica.

Fee: $10 per person or $15 for a father and son to register. Each additional son $5.

Info: Pat Wolff, or Tony Diaz,

For the Umatuna Si Yu’os

Each year the Guam Catholic Men’s Conference is held, tables are often set up with good books recommended for participants to read.

The 2018 CMC will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica. This line-up of books for sale and display will include three different books written by Father Fran Hezel of the Society of Jesus on island life in our region and a book on “Scripture and Conflict Resolution” authored by conference founder Pat Wolff.

Also available will be a booklet by Deacon Dave Antonelli entitled “52 Hours,” aimed at regathering those scattered from our pews; a delightful addition of the New Testament filled with wonderful illustrations of the times and places mentioned in scripture; and finally, copies of “The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Agaña,” with text written by our own Father Thomas McGrath of the Society of Jesus and Father Eric Forbes of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.

The best part about all these books on display (some of which have sold for as much as $50), is that they will range from only two to eight dollars for those interested in owning copies. So, we hope to see you all there next Saturday morning, at our Agaña Cathedral. Look for the two Father Dueñas Memorial School students who will be displaying these books at one table.

In addition, the Cathedral Gift Shop will be open during much of the day and staff will also have books and religious items for sale.

Registration is still open for the conference, please join us!

Contributed by Deacon Dave Antonelli of the CMC -planning committee