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The 11th Annual Napa Valley Catholic Men’s Conference.

Go and make disciples of all nations, Calling Men to Live our Evangelization Role

Saturday, April 23, 2016 || 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Was held at: St John the Baptist Catholic Church (Hall)  924 Napa Street,  Napa, CA 94558


Conference Location:

St John the Baptist Hall

924 Napa Street, Napa, CA 94558




Most Reverend Robert F. Vasa


is the Bishop of Santa Rosa, California he was appointed to the position January 24, 2011. Bishop Vasa previously led the Diocese of Baker, Oregon,from 2000 to 2010. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he was ordained a diocesan priest there in 1976, and received a License in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1981. He is well known for his outspoken defense of Catholic teaching.

The Bishop did not attend the conference.

patrick madrid

Patrick Madrid


A life-long Catholic. He has authored or edited 22 books on Catholic themes, including Search and Rescue, Where Is That in the Bible, and the acclaimed Surprised by Truth series.Since 1996, Patrick has published Envoy Magazine, and he also serves as the director of the Envoy Institute, which is dedicated to teaching Catholics how to explain their Faith more intelligently, defend it more charitably,' and share it more effectively. 


Commenting publicly on the effectiveness of Patrick's approach to doing apologetics, Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York,

said, "How do you bring a friend or relative back into the Church? First you pray. Then, you follow Patrick Madrid's advice in [his book] Search and Rescue."


Patric Madrid's Talks will be based on the Scripture Passage:

“Then Jesus approached and said to them, All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

(Matt 28:18-20 NABRE)



Fr. Griffin Carter 


Father Carter Griffin is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Raised

Presbyterian, he converted to Catholicism while attending Princeton University. After

graduating in 1994, he served for four years as a surface line officer in the United States Navy prior to entering the seminary. He attended Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, for two years of philosophy followed by the North American College in Rome for five years of theology. Father Griffin was ordained to the priesthood in 2004 and served as the priest-secretary to the archbishop of Washington before beginning doctoral studies in Rome in 2008. His doctoral dissertation, "Supernatural Fatherhood Through Priestly Celibacy: Fulfillment in Masculinity,"was published in 2010.

After serving at St. Peter's parish on Capitol Hill, in 2011 he was assigned by Cardinal Wuerl as the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Washington as well as Vice-Rector of Saint John Paul II Seminary.


Fr. Carters Talk with be based upon his disertation: "Supernatural Fatherhood Through Priestly Celibacy: Fulfillment in Masculinity,"


Fr. Carter has been asked to be a Celebrant at Holy Mass.