“I was there for the inaugural conference, and it was a life-changing event for me.” 

Carlos Vazquez,

a parishioner of St. Edward, speaking about the annual ManUP Conference

”The speakers were all outstanding.  Adoration and Mass are key to the Spirituality of the event.”

Deacon Harold Burke Sivers

“It was my first conference & every participation is a blessing because the Holy Spirit is present to touch your heart & shower us with His blessings.”

“Speakers were great. Fellowship was terrific.
So very glad I came. Thank you to all who worked so hard to make this conference happen!”

“People should come for two main reasons. They will leave better equipped to be the man God called them to be, and they will be better equipped for their family life.” 

Laz Garcia,

St. Thomas University Law School Graduate ​

​​The Archdiocese of Miami Welcomes Five New Priests

In a very emotional and special event, the ArchDiocese of Miami ordained 5 new priests on May 13th, 2023 coinciding with the Feast of our Lady of Fatima.

Our new priests include: 

- Saul Holanda Martins Araujo from Brazil

- Rikinson Bantou from Haiti

- Sebastian Grisales Bedoya from Colombia

- Gustavo Andres Santos Higuera from Venezuela

- Andrew Joseph Vitrano-Farinato from Cooper City 

Each It is truly a blessing to welcome our new priests to the Archdiocese and their respective new parishes.  To learn more about their ordination and our new priests, pleaseclick on the link below to be transferred to the Archdiocese of Miami and the article celebrating this joyous event.


2024 ManUP Conference Registration is Open!


Registration for the ManUP 2024 2-day conference is now open!  The theme for the upcoming conference is:

"Become What You Receive" - St. Augustine 

The 2-day conference will be held at The Schott Communities - St. Jude Chapel in Cooper City, FL.  The conference is a wonderful opportunity for men of all ages to come together in a safe, comfortable atmosphere to speak about many of the challenges men face.  This year will include inspirational, faith filled speakers including the Dynamic Deacon Harold Burke Sivers & Deacon Steve Javie.  Deacon Harold is known as a powerful and passionate preacher with a no-nonsense approach to living the Catholic faith.  Deacon Steve Javie is a retired NBA Referee who transitioned from the hardwood to delivering homilies.

Additional information about the conference is available by clicking on the Conference link found at the top of the page.  To register for the 2024 ManUP Conference, click the Conference Registration button below. 

2024 ManUP Conference Lineup 


“Countless men have returned to the sacraments, many after being away for decades and have re-assumed their role as the spiritual heads of their households.”

Ed Kolo, 

ManUP Conference C0-Chairman​

 “I never realized how powerful being prayed over could be…..”

Deacon Steve Javie

Retired NBA Referee

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