'Man Alive' comes to the Centre for Performing Arts Oct. 27
By Nathan Rumohr
The B.C. Catholic
Caption: Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, tours the inside of the Centre for the Performing Arts, which is the venue for "Man Alive." Nathan Rumohr / The B.C. Catholic. He was joined by "Man Alive" organizers Gerard Garcia, Georges Gracieuse, and Kyle Neilson.
Catholic men from the Archdiocese of Vancouver and beyond will gather at the Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver for a mens conference called "Man Alive" Oct. 27.
"It's going to be a unique and powerful day," said Kyle Neilson, director of the Office of Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and organizer of the event. "We trust that hearts will be changed that need to be changed, men will be encouraged, and men will find practical help in living as Catholic men."
Neilson said the event has drawn a lot of interest, and he hopes to fill the 1800-seat venue. He's urging Catholic men to purchase tickets for themselves and for a friend.
"Man Alive" is the third and final major gathering of Catholic men this year. Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, hosted a sold-out males-only dinner called "Man to Man" in February, and in St. Mary's Church in June every seat was taken by the 800 men who came for Father Larry Richard's lecture entitled "Be a Man."
The event will feature speakers Danny Abramowicz, Peter Herbeck, and Brian Patrick from Crossing the Goal, a TV show and male-outreach ministry that airs on the Eternal Word Television Network. The three men will speak on conversion, transformation, and mission.
Archbishop Miller will celebrate Mass at the conclusion of the event and there will be several priests on hand to hear confessions.
Neilson said "Man Alive" is an invitation for Catholic men to be the kind of men God wants, "not necessarily for ourselves but for our families, our communities, and for our Church."
Tickets for "Man Alive" are $35 each. Information and tickets are available at rcav.org/manalive.