Conferences

There and Back Again, Again, Again…

by JesseRay on March 2, 2014

Thousands of people, dozens of airplanes, and just a few short weeks.
Now begins the most vigorous speaking season of my year.

Will I be in a city near you?

March 1
Edmund Oklahoma, Catholic Fellowship of Men

Mar 2-4
Chickasha Oklahoma, Holy Name Parish Mission

March 8
Corpus Christi Texas, Fullness of Truth Conference

March 10-11
Dayton Ohio, Emmanuel Church Parish Mission 

March 12-13
Howell Michigan, St. John’s Parish Mission

March 22
Saginaw Michigan, Catholic Men’s Fellowship

March 29
Wichita Kansas, Catholic Men’s Conference 

April 5
Worcester Massachusetts, First Men’s Conference  

April 12
Toronto Canada, Catholic Chapter House

After my recent talk in Fargo (frigid cold Fargo) I was surrounded by what they called “Steve Ray’s Fan Club.” They’ve been watching my DVDs at school and wanted to meet me in person. What great people they were!

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Over 900 people have already registered for the Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference at Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Sterling Heights Michigan. I will be speaking about the “Authority of the Church.” It is full of stories, anecdotes and is pretty hard-hitting.

I will be be joined by my friend Gary Michuta, and excellent apologist from Michigan who played a part in my conversion. Also joining us is Patrick Madrid speaking on Atheism and Marcus Grodi who’s topic is “Verses I Never Knew where in the Bible.”

I will do some live shows on Spirit Catholic Radio while in the studio including the Good Book Club on Matthew 23.

They I jump on a plane and head to Omaha Nebraska to help celebrate the 15th year of year of Spirit Catholic Radio and to promote our next St. Paul Cruise in November 2014. This cruise is to mark the anniversary of KVSS and Spirit Catholic Radio. We will be joined on the high seas with about ten priests from Omaha and Lincoln including Bishop Conley.

Then to Lincoln Monday night. My talks will be on St. John the Apostle. Very interesting guy. We will discuss him from 15 years old to 100. We will jump off the boat and dive into his gospel with is rich and fun. There will be a lot of apologetics during the talk.

Logos’ Verbum, the premier Catholic and Bible Study software will be showcased at all three events. I will be demonstrating the finest and best way for Catholics to learn their faith and do Bible study – from the computers, tablets and smartphones.

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Patrick Madrid is joined by Peter Kreeft to teach you to explain and defend the Faith. It will be a great opportunity and I encourage people to attend.

Patrick Madrid writes, In 1 Peter 3:15, the Bible tells us to, “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it with gentless and reverence.”

 Ask yourself honestly: Are you ready to do that when your Catholic beliefs are challenged by atheists, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Protestants, and others?  You can be! Take your Catholic Faith to a higher level by learning the art of apologetics from the experts. 

Author and veteran Catholic apologist Patrick Madrid is bringing his life-changing and faith-building Catholic Apologetics Academy training session to the Phoenix area, January 23-26. He will be joined by author and philosopher Dr. Peter Kreeft, and renowned apologetics teacher Kenneth Hensley.

 Here’s where to get all the information: www.CatholicApologeticsAcademy.com. You can also call 855-324-9887 to speak to a live person about registering. Seating is limited, though there is still time for you to register. I encourage you to register right away, so you don’t miss out when the event maxes out.

Register here: http://catholicapologeticsacademy.com/event/mesa-azTo see the brochure, click here.

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A Nice Article Written about My Recent Day of Talks with the Michigan Catholic Young Adult Conference

March 25, 2013

You can read the review entitled Raising Rebels HERE or click on the image below.

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Blast from the Past: Wow, Time Sure Changes Us!

March 22, 2013

I was just told about this picture on FaceBook. The picture was taken shortly after I had first become a Catholic in 1994. One witness says this picture was taken in 1997. Time sure changes us :-) This “Gang of Four” spoke at an apologetics conference in Dearborn Michigan sponsored by Thy Faith Inc. (Gary [...]

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Steve Speaking at Steubenville on Evangelizing our Pagan Society

January 17, 2013

Announcement: Franciscan University Announces Convert, Author to Address Importance of Year of Faith Steve Ray on How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize Our World STEUBENVILLE, OH—Catholics are called during this Year of Faith to delve deeply into the roots of their faith, where they will encounter the Risen Christ. Author Steve Ray will speak on how Catholics [...]

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Speaking at Christ the King in Ann Arbor MI Tonight

December 11, 2012

As usual, I am sick to my stomach before a talk, especially my home parish. The talk is entitled “Sharing the Faith Back Then and All Over Again: Learning the New Evangelization from the First Christians.” The talk is at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan and starts at 7:30 PM.

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From Nagaland to Hyderabad India

November 24, 2012

We had such a great time in Nagaland. However, there is way too much to share and to tell. I hope to put more up in the future so you can see the wonderful folks and the beautiful country. But here are a few videos and pictures I am able to upload at the moment [...]

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Pictures from our Two-Day Conference in Bombay India

November 18, 2012

I brought Tim Staples with us to Bombay for our first first week of talks across the huge city of 20 million people. We’ve been speaking all over Bombay (also called Mumbai) and Pune. Today we finished up a full two-day weekend conference at the Pius X Seminary sponsored by Family of Faith Foundation, Cardinal [...]

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With My Heroes (and other friends) After my Evening Talks

November 16, 2012

I told them I could not do what they do here, not even for ten minutes. I told them they make me proud to be a Catholic! Another great bunch of folks surrounding Tim Staples, my wife Janet and I. This was the Varsai India Youth Convention with wonderful Catholic Youth in India.

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New Friend Tim Staples and I Met Driving thru India

November 14, 2012
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Wonderful Folks in Many Venues. Enthusiastic Young People

November 13, 2012

Tim Staples, Steve Ray and a room full of young people.

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Talk to Franciscan High School Students in Traverse City Michigan – and Response from a Few of My Grandkids

October 19, 2012

Today I had the great pleasure and honor of speaking to about 700 great, polite, enthusiastic and very Catholic students at St. Francis High School in Traverse City Michigan. We talked about God, morals, sex, marriage, and lot of other fun stuff.  My grandkids then saw the video and sent a video in response — [...]

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Our Hike through the Badlands of North Dakota Seeing the Petrified Forest

October 17, 2012

Janet and I are in North Dakota where I am conducting a parish mission in Beach, North Dakota. Great folks coming from all around the area and very enthusiastic about the Catholic faith. While here Janet and I took advantage of some of the great landscape and hiking trails. Today we hiked back into the [...]

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Holy Land Pilgrimage on Ohio River Cruise

October 7, 2012

Some good folks from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish In Cincinnati Ohio had a great idea. They chartered a riverboat on the Ohio River and invited me to come and take everybody on a virtual Holy Land pilgrimage. They made passports for everyone with pictures of all the holy sites in Israel and I talked [...]

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In Washington State? Join our Conference!

August 7, 2012

If you are anywhere near NW Washington state we would love to have you join us in Anacortes with their new Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. I am speaking twice on “Defending the Eucharist: Why the Flesh Profits Nothing” and “Swimming Upstream: Living and Evangelizing in a Neo-Pagan World.” Next we go to Lubbock Texas. Learn [...]

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