Mar 082012

IOWA CITY – “The Force Of Fidelity,” the fourth annual Iowa City Catholic men’s conference, will take place March 24 at St. Patrick Church.

Michael Cumbie, a worship leader and musician, is the featured guest speaker. At 14, he heard a call from God to preach the Gospel in the Southern Baptist tradition. He served as a Protestant pastor for 23 years, but ultimately was received into the Catholic Church along with his wife and three children.

Father Troy Richmond will lead a session on the importance of regular confession. Father Michael Phillips and Father Rudolph Juarez will also engage conference participants.

Attendees will have the opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Suggested donation for the conference is $25.

Father Bill Kneemiller will lead the rosary at 6:30 a.m., and Bishop Martin Amos will celebrate Mass at 7 a.m. The conference will open at 8 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus council 14385 from Saint Wenceslaus Parish and council 14481 from St. Patrick Parish have organized the conference.

For more information or to register, visit or call (319) 331-6763.

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