2018 Mid-Atlantic Congress
Saturday, February 17, 2018--12 Noon-1:30 PM
Curtis Martin is the Founder and CEO (Chief Evangelization Officer) of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), one of the fastest growing programs in the Catholic Church. Mr. Martin holds a Master’s degree in Theology and is the author of the best-selling book, Made for More. He is a co-author of The Real Story: Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible and Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue. In 2004, Mr. Martin and his wife Michaelann, were awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Saint John Paul II for their outstanding service to the Church. In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as a Consulter to the Pontifical Council of the New Evangelization. He and his wife live in Westminster, CO. They have been blessed with nine children.
Thursday, February 15, 2018--7:00-8:30 PM
MSGR. RAY EAST
Monsignor Ray East is the son of the late Thomas and Gwendolyn East and grandson of Baptist missionaries to South Africa. He was born in Newark, New Jersey and raised in San Diego where he graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Business Administration. His position with the National Association of Minority Contractors brought him to Washington, DC where he later experienced a call to the priesthood and was ordained in 1981 by Cardinal Hickey. He is a nationally known inspirational speaker and revivalist, is Executive Director of the Office of Black Catholics and Vicar for Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.He is also pastor of St. Therese of Avila parish in South-West Washington, a vibrant African American Catholic community deeply engaged in a plethora of ministries for its members and for its surrounding neighborhoods. He has worked in the areas of Liturgy, Youth Ministry, Initiation and Evangelization.
Friday, February 16, 2018--General Session, 8:30-10:00 AM
DR. MARY HEALY
Mary Healy is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of two of its volumes, The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy is chair of the Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in Rome. She serves the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
Thursday, February 15, 2018--Opening Mass, 12:45-2:00 PM
CARDINAL LUIS ANTONIO TAGLE
His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, has served in a pastoral capacity since his priestly ordination in 1982 with parishioners and seminarians where he served as rector prior to his installation as archbishop in 2011. Cardinal Tagle holds a licentiate and doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Ordained as bishop in 2001, he became archbishop ten years later, and was elevated to the College of Cardinals a year later in 2012. He has served in a variety ministries at the national, regional, and international level including serving as an elected member of the Council of the Synod Bishops since 2005, as a member to the Pontifical Council for the Family, for Migrants and Itinerant People, and for the Laity, and as member of the Sacred Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
Saturday, February 17, 2018--8:30-9:30 AM
FR. RICKY MANALO
Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D. is a Paulist priest currently teaching at Santa Clara University and the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA. He studied composition and piano at the Manhattan School of Music, theology at the Washington Theological Union, and liturgy, culture, and sociology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. As a liturgical composer, his music is chiefly published by Oregon Catholic Press. He has written numerous articles and books on liturgical music, inculturation, and intercultural communication. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, the Catholic Theological Society of America, the International Societas Liturgica, and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (Board Member, 2008-12). He is also the director of the Cultural Orientation Program for International Ministers/Priests (COPIM) of Loyola Marymount University, and serves as an advisor to the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church and the Secretariat on Divine Worship. When he is not traveling throughout the United States, he resides at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.