Friday, May 6, 2011

Patrick McCaskey to Speak at Bishop Lane Father-Son Retreat


The Bishop Lane Retreat Center in Rockford is offering a Father and Son retreat day on Sunday May 15. The day begins with Mass, celebrated by Bishop Doran, followed by brunch. The keynote speaker for the retreat will be Patrick McCaskey, Senior Director of the Chicago Bears. McCaskey will speak on “What it Takes to be a Catholic Man in Today’s Culture.” McCaskey is known for his moving and humorous presentations that chronicle his 36 years in the Bears organization and his growing up in an exceptional sports and typical Catholic family. McCaskey is chairman of Sports Faith International, an initiative that honors exceptional athletes who live exemplary lives. His image is used by the Archdiocese of Chicago to promote Catholic Schools. He has also published a recent book called Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and Devout.

The cost is $25 for adults, which includes a copy of the book, and $10 for children. Following the presentation, Mr. McCaskey will meet with attendees and sign his book. For more information, contact the Retreat Center at 815-965-5011.

The Bishop Lane Retreat Center offers a peaceful setting for the Father-Son Retreat. Located at 7708 E. McGregor Road, Rockford, the Center serves as a hub for Diocesan activities and offers many programs for Catholics throughout the year.

Photo of Patrick McCaskey with young sports fans at Love Christian Center in Kankakee

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