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The Latin Mass: The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition and Keep The Faith are proud to present the following conference for Catholics especially those committed to the timeless spiritual treasures of the traditional Mass.

We are extremely pleased to tell you that Bishop Athanasius Schneider will be our featured Guest Speaker of Honor at our next conference in Monterey California!

Also speaking again will be Father Joseph Illo, Pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, California; Father Anthony Mastroeni, S.T.D., J.D., a Priest of the Paterson Diocese, retreat master, writer, and teacher; and Christopher Ferrara, Esquire, President American Catholic Lawyers Association.

Additional SPECIAL GUESTS who will be with us: Father Kenneth Baker, S.J. and Father Gerard Saguto, FSSP, District Superior of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.

The conference theme will be announced in our next issue of The Latin Mass: The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition.

We want to offer the good Bishop a warm and welcoming greeting. Bring your friends and relatives.
Tell everyone.

The conference will feature a Latin Mass on
Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

February 24-25, 2018
in Monterey, California at Monterey Tides, 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, California

Download the flyer and registration form. • Register for the conference

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Hotel Deadline is January 24, 2018


Bishop Athanasius Schneider: The Relationship Between Tradition and Liturgy.
Bishop Schneider is the author of two books: Dominus Est - It is the Lord!, and Propter Sanctam Ecclesiam Suam (not yet available in English.) He was born of German parents on 7 April 1961 in Tokmok, Kirghiz SSR in the Soviet Union, where his family received the pastoral care of Fr. Oleksa Zaryckyj, later to become a beatified martyr for the faith. Bishop Schneider himself received his first holy communion in secret, since the practice of the faith was outlawed under the communist regime. In 1973, he left with his family for Germany. He later joined the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Coimbra, a Catholic religious order, where he was given the religious name Athanasius. He was ordained a priest on 25 March 1990. In 1997, he received a doctorate in patrology at the Augustinianum in Rome; and in 1999, he became a professor of Patristics at Mary, Mother of the Church Seminary in Karaganda. In June 2006, he was consecrated Bishop at the Altar of the Chair of Saint Peter in the Vatican. He was then assigned to the position of auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Astana. He is the General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of Kazakhstan and Titular Bishop of Celerina, Switzerland.

Father Joseph Illo
Father Joseph Illo graduated with a B.A. in philosophy from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (the Angelicum) in Rome. He studied at St. Joseph’s Seminary, New York and was ordained in 1991 for the Diocese of Stockton. He has been pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto, chaplain at Thomas Aquinas College and is currently pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco.

Father Anthony Mastroeni, S.T.D., J.D., is a Priest of the Paterson Diocese, retreat master, writer, and teacher.

Christopher A. Ferrara
Christopher A. Ferrara is President and Chief Counsel for the American Catholic Lawyers Association. He is a prolific writer for Catholic magazines and periodicals; he is active in the pro-life movement; his latest book is The Great Facade: The Regime of Novelty in the Catholic Church from Vatican II to the Francis Revolution (Second Edition).

February 24-25, 2018
in Monterey, California at Monterey Tides,
2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, California

REGISTER ONLINE (this link goes to the Keep the Faith website)

The offering per ticket is
Saturday - $68 per person and $130 per Married Couple
Sunday - $65 for person and $120 per Married Couple

The ticket includes a buffest lunch and continental breakfast each day.

ConferenceCDs will also be available following the conference for $40 per set of three (6) CDs (includes Shipping and Handling).

The offering for the Conference is below the cost that will be incurred by Keep the Faith for this event and for the honorariums for each of the speakers. However, it is the desire of Keep The Faith to host this event in a setting that will be both comfortable and attractive for those who attend.

Any offering beyond the amount asked for each ticket will help Keep The Faith cover the full expense of the event and will be most gratefully received.

If registering by mail, please mail your registration and payment to:
Keep The Faith
P.O. Box 277
Ramsey, NJ 07446

For further information: Call (201) 327-5900.

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