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
(Ended January 15, 2022)
General Admission - $55
Family Pass - $150
Priority Seraphim Pass - $110
(Includes VIP seating & Q/A luncheon with speakers)
Youth Pass - $20
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One Day (Saturday Only) - $30
*Lunch is included with all tickets*
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So why go to Mass? With virtual live-streaming available, especially in times of pandemic, is it still really necessary? Maybe now it should be “optional” for modern Catholics? The Coronavirus Crisis has caused a recent surge to the modern wave of sacramental manipulation, desacralization, and deprivation that has left almost no Catholic in the world unharmed.
Our Catholic Church has a beautiful and precious treasure in the Holy Mass. The Mass is the most beautiful act of worship of Almighty God on Earth, for after all, it was given to us by Jesus Christ, “God With Us”, himself! Thus, the Mass is incomparably the greatest prayer ever composed--that it is offered to God, not just by the priest, but also by Jesus Christ Himself.
Therefore, on March 11th & 12th at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Beaumont, TX, Fullness of Truth presents its timely Lenten conference entitled, “Why Go to Mass?: Grasping the Source of Your Salvation!” Come explore both fresh insights and the non-negotiable truths related to our central act of worship, with the “spot-on”, apostolic preaching of Bishop David Toups (Diocese of Beaumont), the straight-forward rationale of EWTN call-in radio show host Dr. David Anders, and the Augustine Institute’s dynamic scripture scholar & author Dr. Michael Barber. This conference will introduce you to some of the "hidden" truths of The Holy Mass - truths that have always been embraced by theologians, saints and mystics, but have rarely been passed on to the average person in a meaningful way. No matter how much or how little you already know about the Eucharist, the "secrets" revealed here will bring you to a new, personal "Emmaus" experience, again and again.
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.
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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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
5:30pm-9:30pm: Registration & Bookstore Open
6:30pm: Welcome & Introduction
6:40pm: Opening Prayer - Bishop David Toups
7:00pm: “The Eucharist as the Bread from Heaven” - Dr. Barber
8:30pm: “The Mass as True Worship”- Dr. Anders
9:30pm: Conclusion Day One
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
8:00am-1:00pm: Registration & Bookstore Open
9:05am: Recitation of the Rosary- Bishop David Toups
9:40am: Keynote- Bishop David Toups
10:40am: “How to get the Most out of Holy Mass”- Dr. Anders
11:40am: Prayer & Remarks- Bishop Emeritus Curtis Guillory
1:00pm: Speaker Q&A Panel
2:15pm: “The Eucharist and the Sacrifice of Christ’s Body” - Dr. Barber
3:30pm: Conclusion of Conference
5:00pm: Vigil Mass- Bishop David Toups
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE