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LAKE CHARLES — The annual Veritas Conference will take place on Saturday, September 25, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Family Life Center, 3939 Kingston Street, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The one-day faith formation conference will feature keynote speaker, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, along with breakout sessions on various topics.

Deacon Burke-Sivers — known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” — will speak on Truth, Freedom, and the Human Person: Understanding Our Life in Christ. He is a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher, whose no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him. His areas of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer, and many others.

Breakout session topics and speakers include: Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers: Building a Civilization of Love; Cay Gibson: Creative Catechist; Father Michael Beverung: Confession and the Eucharist; Father Sam Bond: The Liturgy; Father Andy DeRouen: Architecture and the Eucharist; Sister Mary Benedicta Maier, RSM: Liturgy of the Hours; Deacon Brian Soileau: Adoration; and Blaine and Denise Wyninger: The Family and Sunday.

Registration fee of $30 includes lunch and can be paid in advance or on the day of the conference. Parents, teachers, and all adults are welcome to attend. Registration is available online. If you do not feel comfortable registering and paying online, registration forms are available in the parishes of the Diocese of Lake Charles and at the Office of Religious Education, 411 Iris Street, Lake Charles. Call 337-439-7400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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