One Faith Experience promises to re-engergize the faith

It's not a conference. Or a convention.

It's the One Faith Experience — and it's coming to the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis April 23.

Hosted by Third Millennium Media, the daylong event will feature a lineup of Catholic all-star speakers, including Teresa Tomeo, Hector Molina, Father Larry Richards and Tim Staples. And if that's not enough, a concert featuring Catholic artists Matt Maher and The Thirsting will take place that evening.

Hosts are Jerry Usher and Debbie Georgianni of EWTN's radio program "Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie."

"We chose the name 'One Faith' because we see the unity of our faith — we have one God, one faith, one Baptism," said Usher, founder and president of Third Millennium Media. "There's a lot of confusion in the world today and misrepresentation of what the Catholic faith is. This is the one true faith and we need that to be a unifying force for the people."

Usher said the experience is sure to leave participants re-energized in their faith and empower them to set the world on fire for Jesus.

Catholic evangelist Hector Molina is looking forward to speaking in his hometown on the universal call to holiness and mission.

"It's the whole question of holiness as the fundamental call, the fundamental vocation for the Christian," said Molina. "That falls within the context of understanding the reason we were created in the first place: for communion with God. And in order to enter into that communion, we need to respond to God's call to holiness."

Molina will address some of the most common stumbling blocks that Catholics face when responding to that call, including feelings of inadequacy or unworthiness. When the Scriptures point to humility and meekness, how can Catholics balance that with a desire to achieve greatness?

"When you peel beyond what does it mean to be great, you start to understand this greatness is to give glory to God and reflect His presence in our lives. We have God living inside of us and want to reflect that light to the world. Our humility is a reflection of God's greatness."

After a day of re-energizing talks, Matt Maher will perform as part of his "Saints and Sinners" tour. His album of the same name was released in March 2015, and he recently was nominated for three Grammy awards, including a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. 

One Faith Experience

WHEN: Saturday, April 23; doors open at 7:30 a.m. Speakers will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.; the concert with The Thirsting and Matt Maher will begin at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Chaifetz Arena on the campus of St. Louis University

MORE INFO: St. Francis Xavier “College” Church has a 5:15 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass and confessions from 4-5 p.m.

COST: Tickets for the speakers and concert are sold separately. Tickets are $15 and $18 for the speakers; and $15 and $18 for the concert.

ONLINE: To purchase tickets, visit www.onefaithexperience.com

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