To Parish Captains:

Thank you for offering to help promote the 7th Annual Tampa Bay Catholic Men’s Conference, “Living the Faith” which will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at Higgins Hall in Tampa, FL.

Your role is vital in stirring up the hearts of the people in your parish to have its men spend a day with God. None of our marketing efforts can reach the men and families of your parish as well as you can. You are there, have relationships, understand how your parish works and what the specific needs of your parishioners are.

The Conference is for “Men Only”.  We encourage all men, fathers and teenage sons, married and single men, divorced men, grandfathers and religious to attend.

Most of the resources and information you’ll need are in the Parish Captain Resources area accessible through the link to the right, and the entire website is designed to assist you in your efforts to make members of your parish aware of the Conference and how to register.

Make sure your parish groups and ministries (Knights of Columbus, Men’s Groups, etc) aware of the Conference and enlist their support in your efforts. Women can be a strong influence in encouraging their spouses to participate. Don’t forget them in your efforts.

Ideally you will obtain the support of your parish pastor to promote and make the parish aware of the Conference. Also, enlist the aid of 2-3 other men to help you promote Conference registration.

You can preorder tickets then sell them. If someone prefers to pay by credit card, please direct them to the website where they can order their tickets online from the Conference Registration area.  We can accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA.  Please emphasize that if someone has purchased a ticket and can’t attend, he may give or sell it to someone else. 

We are especially hopeful that each parish will purchase groups of tickets and sell these to their men.  Please complete and mail the forms provided when ordering your block. The earlier you can submit your order, the easier it is for us to plan.

The task list and timetable in the Parish Captain Resources area will help you organize your parish recruiting efforts and keep you on schedule.

We ask that you have your parish publish the Bulletin Notices several times prior to the Conference. To save the Conference great expense, we’re asking the parishes to duplicate the Bulletin Insert provided in your resources. A News Release about the Conference is also available. This can be duplicated and sent to your local media -- newspaper, radio and TV stations. You can also utilize it with church groups and ministries to let them know about the Conference.

Should you need additional supplies, have questions or want information, please call one of the volunteers listed below. The key to success is your total effort.

You can be the one who brings men to a fuller life through Christ. Pray for the Lord’s assistance in your efforts.

On behalf of all involved in the organization of the Conference, thank you again. We look forward to seeing you and other men from your parish!

Yours in Christ,

Michael Donovan | michaelfdonovan@verizon.net | 813-464-1614 | Hillsborough Coordinator

Ted Scarpino | scarpinoted@yahoo.com | 727-410-0770 | Pinellas Coordinator

Dimitre Bobev | dimitre@bobevframily.com | 727-403-8060