The 2018 Monterey Latin Mass Conference
Monterey, California • February 24 - 25, 2018
We are extremely pleased to tell you that Bishop Athanasius Schneider will be our featured Guest Speaker of Honor at our next conference in Monterey California! Also speaking again will be Father Joseph Illo, Pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, California; Father Brian Harrison, O.S., M.A., S.T.D., Chaplain of St. Mary of Victories Chapel in downtown St. Louis, Missouri; and Christopher Ferrara, Esquire, President American Catholic Lawyers Association.
Additional SPECIAL GUESTS who will be with us are Father Kenneth Baker, S.J. and Father Gerard Saguto, FSSP, District Superior of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.
As of February 23, 2018 Registration is now closed.
The 2018 Featured Speakers and Guests
Bishop Schneider is the author of two books: Dominus Est - It is the Lord!, and Propter Sanctam Ecclesiam Suam (not yet available in English.) He is the General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of Kazakhstan and Titular Bishop of Celerina.
Father Joseph Illo graduated B.A. in philosophy from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (the Angelicum) in Rome. He studied at St. Joseph’s Seminary, New York and was ordained in 1991 for the Diocese of Stockton. He has been pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto, chaplain at Thomas Aquinas College and is currently pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco.
Father Brian Harrison, O.S., M.A., S.T.D., is a priest of the Oblates of Wisdom and an emeritus professor of Theology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. He is now scholar-in-residence at the Oblates’ Study Center and Chaplain of St. Mary of Victories Chapel in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
Chris Ferrara is President and Chief Counsel for the American Catholic Lawyers Association. He is a prolific writer for Catholic magazines and periodicals; he is active in the pro-life movement; his latest book is The Great Facade: The Regime of Novelty in the Catholic Church from Vatican II to the Francis Revolution (Second Edition).
Special Guest Rev. Kenneth Baker, S.J.
Father Kenneth Baker, S.J., is editor emeritus of the Homiletic & Pastoral Review, having served as editor from 1971 to 2010. At Gonzaga University he served as head of the Department of Theology in 1968, leading it faithfully through the turmoil surrounding Humanae Vitae. He then served as president of Seattle University. Fr. Baker has built and run three community television stations and was president of Catholic Views Broadcasting, Inc. He is the author of a three-volume explanation of the Faith called Fundamentals of Catholicism and has recently translated from Latin the Sacrae Theologiae Summa and the Controversies of the Christian Faith and Sermons of Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J.
Special Guest Fr. Gerard Saguto
Fr. Saguto, a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, is a native of Long Island (New York) and the youngest of three children from a family of Sicilian descent. Ordained in 2004, he was appointed by Fr. John Berg, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity, as the North American District Superior in July 2015. He currently oversees the work of one hundred priests in the United States and Canada.
We want to offer the good Bishop a warm and welcoming greeting. Bring your friends and relatives. Tell everyone.
The conference will feature a Latin Mass on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
Latin Mass Conferences
Addressing the Challenges to the Faith, building up the Faithful
Our annual educational conference offers priests and faithful (often isolated because of their views and dispositions) a sense of hope and rekindles enthusiasm for grassroots propagation of the Faith. They bring together some of the most thoughtful and engaging Catholic speakers from around the country to address the critical issues facing the Church and the culture in a crisis of unparalleled proportions.