Called to Lead

SF Bay Area Catholic Men’s Conference

Thank you for joining us for our annual Catholic Men’s conference on October 16 – it was a big success, thanks to all our participants.

Next year we will return to having the conference during Lent (March 12, 2022). Please put it on your calendars – looking forward to having you join us then.

OCTOBER 16, 2021 


1100 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA 94061

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Mass Celebrant

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone was born in San Diego on June 5, 1956 to Leon and Mary Cordileone, who raised their family in Blessed Sacrament Parish. Salvatore was the second son and the third of their four children.  In December of 1974, during his first year of college at San Diego State University, he was encouraged by a young  parish priest he respected to attend a seminary vocation retreat. It was during this first year that the Archbishop discerned his call to the priesthood, entering St. Francis Seminary and transferring as a sophomore to the University of San Diego.                                
Salvatore Cordileone graduated in 1978 with a B.A. in Philosophy. He was accepted to study in Rome and continued in the seminary at the Pontifical North American College. He received an undergraduate degree in Sacred Theology in 1981 from the Pontifical Gregorian University and the following year returned to San Diego to be ordained and begin his first pastoral assignment.                            
On July 9, 1982, Bishop Leo T. Maher ordained the Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone. In 1985 he was again sent to Rome, this time to study the new Code of Canon Law. He spent the next four years again at the Gregorian University completing his doctoral degree. Pastoral work called to him again in 1991 and he became pastor of Calexico’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, four blocks from the Mexican border.                    
In 1995 he was called to Rome and for the next seven years served as assistant at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest canonical court. On July 5, 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed then-Monsignor Cordileone as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. He was ordained a bishop on August 21, 2002 by Bishop Brom.          
On March 23, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Cordileone as the fourth Bishop of Oakland. His Mass of Installation was celebrated on May 5, 2009 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland. Three years later, on July 27, 2012, he was appointed the Archbishop of San Francisco and was installed on October 4, 2012, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.                    
Archbishop Cordileone is a member of the Canonical Affairs and Church Governance Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and a member on the Governing Board of the International Theological Institute. He recently became chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth and will serve a three-year term.                    
Archbishop Cordileone’s avocations include a life-long interest in jazz music. He also enjoys swimming, hiking and badminton, as well as spectator sports, especially professional baseball and football.

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers 

Keynote Speaker

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon” – is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Church today. An internationally renowned speaker, author, and preacher, he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas.           
He has appeared as a guest on numerous international Catholic radio and television programs, and is the host or co-host of several popular series on the Eternal Word Television Network.                
Deacon Harold, a Benedictine Oblate, is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality, and has written the acclaimed work, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African American Priest. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy  

Pat Reidy


After completing his M.A. in Spanish Literature, Pat Reidy worked for the National Evangelization Teams (NET), speaking publicly and leading bilingual retreats around the country.  In 1998 he entered St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver where he met Christopher West and began his study of the Theology of the Body.                He moved home to the Chicago area in 2004 and for ten years worked alongside Fr. Thomas J. Loya as a co-founder, board member, and speaker for the Tabor Life Institute. During that time, Pat presented extensively on the Theology of the Body in the U.S., Mexico, and Peru.   From 2010-2019 he taught a fifteen-hour TOB course to seminarians at St. John Vianney in Denver, and St. Patrick’s Seminary in San Francisco, and shorter courses to young professionals, marriage counselors, and youth ministers.                Pat has recorded with Lighthouse Catholic Media and has multiple radio and television appearances. He and his wife, Sandra, live in Southern California where Pat serves as the Vice President of Mission and Faith at JSerra Catholic High School.

Ed Hopfner

Ed Hopfner is the director of Marriage and Family Life for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  A popular speaker, Ed has given talks throughout North America, particularly on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (TOB), as well as teaching classes and conducting study groups and workshops.. Additionally, he has extensive training in moral theology, and education around the issues of sexuality and chastity.                       
Originally from Seattle, Ed has a master’s degree in Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, and a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry.  Since 2001 he has taught classes and lead workshops on lay formation and on the Theology of the Body.  He has also taught chemistry and mathematics at the community college level in Seattle, taught English in Japan while studying Japanese, and has lived and studied Spanish in Mexico. He is passionate about sharing the good news of the Gospel and Church teaching to a world that badly needs to hear it. 


$45 / person (early bird = before Sept 23, $35/person) 
Registration discount for sons (teens/<20 years old)    $20/person