September 12, 2019: Dan DeMatte

Our first speaker for the 2019-20 year is Dan DeMatte, a highly motivational speaker who has realized that there is truly no dream worth living for other than the dream of heaven. He preaches the GOOD News, not the mediocre news, or the ‘I-hope-this-isn’t-too-big-of-an-inconvenience’ news. Dan knows that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only message worth living for, and worth dying for!

“Be Perfect as your Heavenly Father is Perfect” Matthew 5:48/p>

Jesus did not call His followers to strive for mediocrity; He didn’t ask them to give up some of their major sins and follow Him if it wasn’t too big of an inconvenience. Jesus Christ called all men and women to follow Him, and to do so radically – giving up everything, putting everything on the line!! Dan DeMatte, a slave to His Master Jesus Christ, serves in like manner, calling men and women of today to a radical holiness – A holiness that produces saints, not mere mediocre Catholics.

Dan witnessed to his radical lifestyle when he starred on A&E’s hit reality TV show, God or the Girl. The show captured Dan’s intense discernment process between the priesthood and the married life, along with three other men. In his discernment, Dan carried an 80lb cross on a 22 mile pilgrimage in order to better unite himself to the cross of Christ – the center of all vocations and the core of the Christian life. After discerning his call for three years, he heard the Lord calling him to the married life – God through the Girl as he puts it. Dan is happily married to Amber Marie and together they have three beautiful children: Sophia Therese, Giovanni Francis and Gemma Therese.

As a speaker and evangelist, Dan is very engaging, and gets his audience involved. His goal is to encourage all people to reject Sin and Satan, and to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a fearless and radical way. He believes that every person is called to be a saint. He believes that this world is in need of an intense renewal. He believes that the renewal begins with you!

The theme of Dan’s presentation will be, “Prayer DARE”: It has been said that prayer is a dangerous thing because it is an encounter with the living God. Why is it that people don’t pray? It is because they know that when they pray, God is going to call them to conversion – and they are afraid of conversion. The purpose of prayer is change – to change us, not to change God. This talk is aimed at motivating each of us to begin an active daily prayer life that will change our lives, and change the world! by inviting us to this intense mission of prayer, if you dare.

Our first breakfast this year will be held on September 12th at the Marriot hotel in downtown Visalia. As always, it will begin at 7:00 am, and we will be finished by 8:00.

Please call Eileen Daly at 559-805-7008 for breakfast reservations by Monday, September 9th.

Breakfast is $20 for non-members and $15 for members.

More information will be coming soon regarding the room we will meet in, and the particulars for the parking information. Let’s make this our biggest opening breakfast ever! Dan Dematte will be an outstanding speaker to kickoff our year of excellent presenters. Invite a guest if you can, we hope to see you there! All are welcome!

October 10, 2019: Chris Bray

November 14, 2019: Patrick Coffin

December 12, 2019: Choir/Bells/Father Rick

February 6, 2020: Bishop Joseph Brennan

March 12, 2020: Cy Kellet

April 9, 2020: Mathew Leonard

May 7, 2020: TBD

June 11, 2020: TBD

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