Why Go to Mass?
Grasping the Source of
March 11-12, 2022
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Ave, Beaumont, TX 77706
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Early Bird General Admission - $45
(Ends January 15, 2022)
General Admission - $55
Family Pass - $150
Priority Seraphim Pass - $110
(Includes VIP seating & Q/A luncheon with speakers)
Youth Pass - $20
Clergy/Religious Admission Pass - FREE
One Day (Friday Only) - $30
One Day (Saturday Only) - $30
*Lunch is included with all tickets*
VIRTUAL ONLY - $55
Bishop David L. Toups
sixth bishop of beaumont
Bishop David L. Toups, who grew up in Houma, Louisiana, was consecrated the 6th Bishop of Beaumont on August 21, 2020. Bishop Toups’ episcopal motto is: “For those who love God, all things work together for good.” It was his mother’s favorite scripture, and he shares that motto with Bishop Emeritus Guillory, the 5th Bishop of Beaumont. Bishop Toups is the youngest of three children and spent most of his youth in Houma, Louisiana. His family relocated to Clearwater, Florida, when he was a junior in high school. He graduated from St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. His theological studies were pursued at the Pontifical North American College in Rome while attending the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 14, 1997, for the Diocese of St. Petersburg. He has served as both a pastor and a professor for seminarians as well as serving for several years in Washington with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops prior to becoming Rector/President at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is an international presenter and accomplished writer authoring two books: Reclaiming Our Priestly Character and The Priests We Need: A Rector Speaks to His Seminarians. He is a member of the USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. He speaks both Spanish and Italian.
Dr. David Anders
Speaker / EWTN Personality
I am a Catholic catechist, speaker, and writer living in Birmingham, Alabama. I also host the EWTN Radio Program Called to Communion. I grew up in the Presbyterian Church (PCA) and attended a Protestant college and seminary. During my Ph.D. studies in Reformation History, I became persuaded of the truth of the Catholic Faith. (Read about it here.) I entered the Church in 2003, along with my wonderful wife, Jill, and my (now) five children. I speak at conferences, parishes, debates, and other venues.
If you would like me to speak to your group, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Michael Barber
Theologian / SCHOLAR / AUTHOR
Michael Patrick Barber is Associate Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. He has authored scholarly articles for academic journals (including Journal of Biblical Literature and Letter & Spirit) and has published popular level books on the Psalms and the Apocalypse. He contributed the Catholic perspective to Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment (Zondervan Academic), co-authored by James D. G. Dunn, Thomas R. Schreiner, and Robert N. Wilkin and edited by Alan Stanley. Most recently he has published Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know (Augustine Institute) and, along with co-authors Brant Pitre and John Kincaid, Paul, a New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Eerdmans).
Barber received his Ph.D. at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, where he wrote a dissertation under Colin Brown, entitled, The Historical Jesus and Cultic Restoration Eschatology: The New Temple, the New Priesthood and the New Cult, which focused on bridging the fields of the study of the Historical Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels with Sacramental Theology and Eschatology. It is currently being revised for publication.
With Senior Fellow John Bergsma and Brant Pitre, Barber writes for the blog, TheSacredPage.com, one of the top-ranked “biblioblogs” (Bible blogs written by academics).
Barber is a regular on the Catholic speaking circuit, speaking at conferences and parish missions.