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Holy Mass Celebrant and Homilist

The Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte



A Charlotte native, Bishop Jugis is the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte. Ordained a priest in 1983 by Pope John Paul II, Bishop Jugis has served in parishes throughout the diocese. Under Bishop Jugis' guidance the diocese began holding the annual Eucharistic Congress in 2005.


Video of Bishop Jugis' 2016 Eucharistic Congress Homily

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Friday Night Sacred Scripture Study

Father Jeff Kirby


 With Our Lady in Spiritual Battle

Father Jeff Kirby is a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. He shepherds two parishes in north-central South Carolina. He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Father Kirby serves as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College and has authored several books, including Lord, Teach Us to Pray (2014), 101 Surprising Facts about St. Peter’s and the Vatican (2015), The Life and Witness of St. Maria Goretti (2015), and Doors of Mercy: A Journey Through Salvation History (2016).

Fr. Kirby seeks to live and exercise his priestly ministry in such a way as to exemplify the positive role religion can play in society, as well as to highlight the mutual service that both Church and State can render to one another. In this effort, Father Kirby works to apply and teach the spiritual patrimony of the Catholic Church and the overall contribution of the human spirit to the human narrative. Visit Father Kirby's website.

Hall A


College Night

Adam Trufant with G.K. and the ChesterTones


Adam Trufant lives in Brevard, NC and currently works as Program Director for  Camps Kahdalea for girls and Camp Chosatonga for boys. In 2010, Adam graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in Political Science and a double minor in Philosophy and Theology. His deep interests in outdoor education and ministry have brought him
 to work in various ministries and adventure companies in Central America, Asia, and Oceana. Over the last decade, Adam has participated in and facilitated many programs growing a culture of life, including the Louisiana March for Life. Adam returns to the  Charlotte Diocesan Eucharistic Congress grateful for the opportunity to worship with you! Adam performs with Eric Wilkes, James Rosenbloom and Kenneth Kohlhaas.


Grand Ballroom 9:15 PM Friday Evening September 8

Saturday

Holy Hour


Msgr. Christopher Schreck


 

Ordained for the Diocese of Savannah in 1977, Msgr. Christopher Schreck has had a notable career in priestly formation and wide experience in seminary administration. Following his ordination, he served for five years as Parochial Vicar at Saint James Parish in Savannah. He later served at Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL, where he was Associate Professor, Professor and Academic Dean. In 1993, Msgr. Schreck began teaching at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, where he was also Vice Rector for many years.

In 2007, Msgr. Schreck joined the faculty of the Josephinum as a Professor of Sacred Scripture and as Executive Director of the Institute for the Formation and Ministry of the Permanent Diaconate, the seminary’s distance learning program for permanent deacons. In 2012 he was named as the 16th rector of the Josephinum, the only pontifical seminary in the Western Hemisphere.

I Served a Saint

Mario Enzler



Mario Enzler is a former Swiss Guard who served Pope John Paul II for three years in the double capacity of soldier and conductor of the Swiss Guard Band.  After finishing his time of service at the Vatican, he worked for 18 years in investment banking and corporate finance. He then left the financial industry for a full-time work in Catholic education at the classical-curriculum academy he and his wife founded in 2008.  Dr. Enzler currently resides with his wife and their five children in NH where he is Headmaster at New England Classical Academy, a private, non-profit school in the Catholic tradition. Dr. Enzler is passionate in his love for Christ and His Church and can frequently be found sharing vignettes from his many personal encounters with the Holy Father during his time as a Swiss Guard.

John Paul II's personal greatness, sanctity, and deep devotion to Our Lady continue to inspire Dr. Enzler in his professional journey as well as in his efforts to form people of all faith backgrounds according to Truth, Beauty and Goodness and to lead them to the pursuit of Wisdom. When he is not in his office or with the students in a classroom teaching music or ancient Greek, he can often be found speaking at retreats and conferences where he shares about the role the Holy Father had in fostering his commitment to the New Evangelization and his love for the Liturgy and helping shape him into a being a better man, executive, and leader.

Hall A 12:30 pm, Saturday, Sept. 9


Forming Children as Disciples of Christ: Education in Virtue

Sr. John Dominic



Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen O.P. is from Nashville, Tennessee. She converted to Catholicism and entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in 1982. In 1997, she and three other Sisters founded the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sister has been involved in Catholic education for over 30 years as both a teacher and administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Masters degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. The Dominican Sisters of Mary, under the direction of Sr. John Dominic as the primary author have created Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue. Sister currently serves as the Principal of Spiritus Sanctus Academy in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Disciple of Christ-Education in Virtue is a Christian curriculum structured on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas regarding the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Hall A 1:30 pm, Saturday September 9
Introduction to Catholic Apologetics



Anthony Digmann

Anthony Digmann is a  husband and father of a young family, Anthony has served professionally since 2006 as a Catholic high school theology teacher and parish Director of Religious Education. His education includes a Master of Arts in Theology and a double major Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Electronic Media Communications with a minor in Ethics.

Anthony is the author of Sign of Contradiction: Contraception, Family Planning, & Catholicism (One More Soul, 2015) as well as articles for diocesan periodicals and the Chastity Project. He has appeared as a special guest on EWTN, Radio Maria, and Iowa Catholic Radio.

Anthony is also the founder and Chief Executive Manager of Capture This Video Productions. His only sibling is a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, and his father is a professed religious brother with Genmary Home Missioners. Anthony may be one of the few people in the world who can say, "I have a Father for a brother and a Brother for a father." Visit Anthony's web site.

Hall A 2:30 pm, Saturday September 9

Spanish Track


Fr. Rafael Capó
El Papel de Maria en la Evangelización


El P. Rafael Capó es sacerdote de la Arquidiócesis de Miami. Nació en Puerto Rico en 1968, fue maestro de biología y ciencias de la salud, y fue ordenado sacerdote en 1996. Es director de la Oficina Regional de los Obispos del Sureste de EEUU para el Ministerio Hispano y su Instituto Pastoral (SEPI). Con una maestría en educación, ha ejercido como maestro, director de pastoral escolar, juvenil y vocacional, así como director escolar. En México e Italia trabajó con niños de la calle y jóvenes inmigrantes. Posee un doctorado en teología práctica y ha sido profesor de teología a nivel graduado. Participa en las principales organizaciones del ministerio hispano y sirve en la Iglesia de los EEUU en la coordinación de este ministerio.

Hall C - 12:30 Sabado,  9 Septiembre



 
Fr. José Luis Serrano
"El Mensaje de Maria a las Familias"


El P. José Luis Serrano es sacerdote de la Diócesis de Tampico, México. Nació en el estado de Zacatecas, México en 1978. Estudió en Roma Italia, donde obtuvo la licenciatura en Filosofía y Teología. Fue ordenado sacerdote en el 2006. Ha ejercido como formador de futuros sacerdotes en Italia y México, donde además ha dirigido grupos de pastoral familiar y juvenil y vocacional. Ha sido asesor de distintos movimientos laicales, coordinador de cursos y seminarios sobre paternidad responsable y bioética. Posee una maestría en psicología de consultación y se ha dedicado a asesoría matrimonial, dirección espiritual y discernimiento vocacional, predicador de ejercicios espirituales y retiros para laicos y religiosos en Italia, México y Estados Unidos. Actualmente ejerce su ministerio en la Diócesis de Zacatecas, México.

Hall C - 1:30 Sabado, 9 Septeimbre



Padre Julio César Domínguez

"Acto de Reparación a los Sagrados Corazones"


P. Julio C. Domínguez, sacerdote diocesano de la diócesis de Charlotte. Miembro activo del Consejo presbiteral y miembro del consejo de consultores y promoción de vocaciones. Padre Julio ha trabajado en varias parroquias y es un promotor muy activo de la adoración al Santísimo Sacramento. Ha sido encargado del Congreso Eucarístico en la parte Hispana desde que comenzó la organización del Congreso, añadiendo la hora Santa en el salón Hispano a petición de muchos fieles que lo estaban pidiendo.


Hall C - 2:30  Sabado, 9 Septiembre


High School Track

Star Wars: A Catholic Perspective



Anthony Digmann

Anthony Digmann is the founder and Chief Executive Manager of Capture This Video Productions. His only sibling is a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, and his father is a professed religious brother with Glenmary Home Missioners. Anthony may be one of the few people in the world who can say, "I have a Father for a brother and a Brother for a father."

Dana Catherine


Dana Catherine is a Catholic Christian singer/songwriter who’s sweet and soulful voice is often compared to those of Lauren Daigle and Francesca Battistelli. Dana has crafted a unique sound that combines her magnetic voice and compelling melodies with lyrics that reflect the raw vulnerability of heartfelt prayer, making each of her songs more captivating than the last. This distinctive blend of music and message makes for a passionate, heart-stirring music experience for the young Church, calling all to place their complete trust in God.

"Dana hopes to inspire listeners to place all their trust in God and completely surrender their hearts and lives to Him."


Adam Trufant with G.K. and the ChesterTones

Adam Trufant lives in Brevard, NC and currently works as Program Director for  Camps Kahdalea for girls and Camp Chosatonga for boys. In 2010, Adam graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in Political Science and a double minor in Philosophy and Theology. His deep interests in outdoor education and ministry have brought him
 to work in various ministries and adventure companies in Central America, Asia, and Oceana. Over the last decade, Adam has participated in and facilitated many programs growing a culture of life, including the Louisiana March for Life. Adam returns to the  Charlotte Diocesan Eucharistic Congress grateful for the opportunity to worship with you! Adam performs with Eric Wilkes, James Rosenbloom and Kenneth Holshauser

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