Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How long will the day be?

A:  The day begins at 8:30 a.m. concludes with Mass at noon and ending at 1:00 PM

Q: Do you need to be Catholic to attend?

A: No, you do not need to be Catholic to attend.  All men of Faith are welcome to attend.  This is a Catholic event and the practice of our Faith will be experienced but all men of any Faith can participate fully.

Q: Is there anything that I need to bring?

A: An open heart and willingness to listen and discern where you are in your life is the most important thing to bring.  God will provide the rest.  A pen or pencil and notebook may be helpful for jotting down notes and inspirational verses that touched your life in some way.

Q: Will there be any opportunity to purchase memorabilia of the event?

A: The various speakers will have media and books available for sale on their websites.

Q: Will tickets be available to purchase at the door?

A: We ask that everyone pre-register for the conference either on-line by downloading a registration form at and filling it out and mailing it in with payment. If you are not able to do either, you can call The Reason For Our Hope Foundation and they will take your information over the phone: 814-455-7364. Failing the three methods above, if you bring exact payment (no change) to the parish where you are attending, you can give it to the parish contact and he will forward to us, so yes, technically tickets will be available at the door. Credit card payments will also be accepted the morning of the event at the St. Jude location only.  All are welcome. We encourage everyone to pray about attending this dynamic experience of God’s Love for each of us.

Q: Does each person who is going to attend need to complete an On Line registration form?

A: You can register online or by using the printed out registration form. Both methods will collect the same information.

Q: Will there be assigned Seating at the event?

A: No, there is no assigned seating.

Q: Should I bring a Bible?

A: A bible is a very handy thing to have with you for the presentations from our speakers.  Many times during their talks, they will make reference to bible and scripture verses.  Having a bible with you allows you to make a quick reference to a particular verse and maybe underline that verse for later reflection.   Some of the speakers will ask out loud how many gentlemen have a bible with them and will ask you to go to a verse while the speaker waits!   So, yes bringing a Bible would be a very good thing!