Search And Rescue

How to Bring Loved Ones Back - or Into - The Church!

April 28-29th, 2023 

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

7801 Bay Branch Drive 

The Woodlands, TX 77382 

Limited need-based scholarships are available.

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All in-person registrations include a box lunch.

"Early Bird" General Admission Pass 

(ends April 1, 2023) - $55 

General or Virtual Admission Pass - $65

Group General Admission Pass (5+) - $50

Family Pass - $150

Priority Seating Pass - $125 

(Includes VIP Seating & Q/A Luncheon With Speakers) 

Clergy/Religious Virtual or General Admission Pass - FREE

One-Day Pass (Friday) - $35

One-Day Pass (Saturday) - $40

Event description

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This spring, Fullness of Truth invites you to enlist in our “boot camp for spiritual warriors,” to become ever-prepared to go out on a great Search-and-Rescue Mission on behalf of Our Lord, and for the eternal salvation of those loved ones around you daily. By virtue of our Baptism and Confirmation, we’ve all been charged with this sacred duty, and the continual “taps our shoulders” by the Holy Spirit. This April 28-29, as the Church in the United States launches its Eucharistic Revival, Fullness of Truth invites you to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, for a timely evangelization event titled, “Search & Rescue: How to Bring Loved Ones Back – or Into – the Church!” to practically prepare Catholics for fruitful discipleship, bringing our Eucharistic Lord to a searching world.

Equip yourselves with the “spot-on” preaching of FATHER LARRY RICHARDS; the practical “rules of engagement” strategies of Catholic Apologist and Evangelist JOHN MARTIGNONI; the dynamic radio host and author, JOE MCCLANE; all hosted by St. Anthony’s very own evangelistic preaching and podcasting powerhouse MICHAEL GORMLEY; as they comprehensively explore how you can use the most effective, time-tested methods for bringing family and friends back — or into — the Church right now. God has chosen to be present in this world through the faith and obedience of missionary disciples just like you. This Conference is designed to provide you with a sound battle plan to equip you with the tools to respond to God’s love, for the sake of your neighbor, as an inspired, enthusiastic, and fruitful missionary disciple. We are in urgent times…the passive wait-and-see approach to evangelization is no longer an option.  Don’t miss it! 

“I myself will pasture my sheep...The lost I will search out, the strays I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, and the sick I will heal...”  (Ez 34:15-16)


Fr. Larry Richards

Fr. Larry Richards is a popular, captivating preacher, and a favorite speaker at Catholic men’s conferences. He also serves as the pastor of an inner city parish, St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie, Pennsylvania. Fr. Richards has been a high school chaplain, a counselor and an evangelist.

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He has directed hundreds of retreats and parish missions around the United States. His inspirational and challenging talks have changed the hearts, minds and lives of millions world wide. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Fr. Richards attended college seminary at Gannon University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling in 1983. He continued his studies at the major seminary at St. Vincent in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1987. He will soon complete his Master of Arts degree in Liturgy from the University Of Notre Dame. Fr. Larry Richards was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Erie in 1989. He is the founder of The Reason for Our Hope Foundation and the Spiritual Director of TEC (To Encounter Christ) Retreat Program for the Diocese of Erie.

John Martignoni

John Martignoni is the Founder and President of the Bible Christian Society; an apologetics and evangelization apostolate located in Pleasant Grove, AL. From 1998-1999 he hosted The Bible Christian Hour, a weekly apologetics program on WDJC-FM – Catholic apologetics on Protestant radio.

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He has served as a high school Theology instructor and as General Manager of a Catholic Radio Station. He has been a past guest on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” and “Journey Home” programs and is a frequent guest and guest host on “Catholic Answers Live!”, a nationally syndicated radio program. He currently is the host of “EWTN Open Line” a live, nationally-telecast, call-in radio program of Bible apologetics every Monday from 2:00 – 3:00pm (Central) on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network. His talks have been featured many times on EWTN Global Catholic Radio and on various Catholic radio stations across the country. John speaks at parishes and conferences throughout the country and has had close to 200,000 tapes/CDs distributed to all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries. He has also had several articles published in This Rock magazine.

Joe McClane

Husband and father, Joe McClane is the Director of Content and Production at The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network. He is also the host of the national talk radio program, "A Catholic Take, Covering the Headlines from a Courageous Catholic Perspective," Monday-Friday, 7am EST. 

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Currently working as the President of ChiRho Impact Media, Joe was the executive producer of the feature documentary film, "The Other Side of Fear: Facing the father wound;” and formally held the role of Executive Director of Digital at The Guadalupe Radio Network. Joe is the author of “Muscle Memory: Beating the Porn Temptation,” as well as the first chapter of “Delivered” published by Catholic Answers. Married for 22 years with six children and two grandchildren, Joe is a talented ad prolific Catholic podcaster, apologist, evangelist, and author.

Michael Gormley

Michael Gormley, or “Gomer” as his friends call him, struggled with faith, belief, and the existence of God for years. He eventually found his way to God through studying whether the resurrection of Jesus Christ was real. He has degrees in philosophy and theology, a family, works at a parish with adults, and runs three side businesses: the Catching Foxes Show, Every Knee Shall Bow, and

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Friday, April 28, 2023

5:00 PM: Registration Opens/Bookstore Opens

6:00 PM: Welcome & Introduction

6:10 PM: Father Larry Richards

7:00 PM: Break

7:40 PM: Joe McClane

8:30 PM: Conclusion Day 1

Saturday, April 29, 2023

7:30 AM: Registration Opens/Bookstore Opens

7:30 AM: Rosary

8:00 AM: Welcome & Introduction

8:10 AM: John Martignoni

9:00 AM: Break

9:40 AM: Father Larry Richards

10:30 AM: Break

11:10 AM: Michael Gormley

12:00 PM: Angelus/Lunch

1:00 PM: Speaker Panel

1:40 PM: Break

2:05 PM: John Martignoni

2:50 PM: Break

 3:15 PM: Joe McClane

4:00 PM: Conference Conclusion

5:00 PM: Vigil Mass

Volunteer opportunities

  • Conference Set-Up or Tear-Down
  • Merchandise Set-Up or Tear-Down
  • Registration
  • Hospitality/"Floater"
  • Bookstore Assistant
  • Speaker Assistant
  • Conference Usher

  • Hotel Information

    Hyatt Place, The Woodlands, TX

    Dates: Friday, April 28th - Saturday, April 29th

    Address: 1909 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

    Cutoff Date: March 20, 2023

    Booking Link:

    Phone Number: (281) 298-4600