On this page you will find information for the annual Bishop Perry’s Catholic Chicago Men’s Forum held on the Saturday after Easter each year. All men from the Archdiocese of Chicago and beyond are invited to attend.

Would you like CMCS to come to your parish in the Chicago Southland to help you organize a parish men’s event or group?  For more info or or to schedule, contact us

Bishop Perry’s

Catholic Chicago Men’s Forum

A morning to nurture Catholic men on their spiritual journey.

(Scroll down to read biographical Summaries)

Click here or image above to download PDF flyer.

  • Saint Anne’s presents a nice space, ample parking and close to expressway access. MAP

“We are proud to offer a few hours of respite, prayer and solid input to men across the Archdiocese on how they can live faithfully the implications of their baptism and discipleship in Christ for these times,” 

— Most Reverend Joseph Perry of Chicago

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Donations are accepted to support Free tickets for Priests / Seminarians, and those in hardship, and then event expenses.

Program: Doors Open 8:30am with Hot Breakfast, Program Starts at 9:30am with Discussion, Closing Mass with Bishop Perry at Noon.

Tickets: $25.00 each man, $20.00 each 2 or more men, $10.00 Deacons. Priests and Seminarians Free. $30.00 each at the door. Ticket purchase is a donation, click link below and use dropdown. Groups and Donors write in ‘other amount’ box.

Or check-by-mail form below Postmarked by April 11, 2020

*Tickets available at the door on first come basis and food service is not guaranteed. Please call ahead 708.294.8801 leave a voicemail.

Questions? Can’t afford to attend? Contact Us Here. Or call 708.294.8801

Read the Homily from the 2019 Conference Mass by Bishop Joseph N. Perry

Comments from response cards by men who’ve attended

“Good Job! Thanks to all leadership keeping this going”.

“Good speakers. I will keep in touch via. website and follow the blog”.

“This was a good Event. I enjoyed the keynote address”.

“Suggest to have 2 conferences per year — Spring and Fall — to attract more guys”.

“Wonderful speaker and great people”.

“Interesting how the many of our experiences are similar”.

“This was my first time, and I thought is was very good. Thank you.”.

“Always enjoy attending … “.

“Excellent conference. Very good attendance. Excellent keynote speaker. Workshops excellent”.

“(Enjoy) joining men of different parishes”.


“Great event. Great message with important challenges.”

“It brought me to task as a Man.”

“Time well spent!”

“Let more people know about Catholic Men of Chicago Southland.”


“This event was moving and spiritual. It was more than I expected.”

Rev. Richard Simond — Bio:
Father Richard Simon

Fr. Simon was born in La Grange, Ill. in 1949. He received his B.A ., majoring in classical Greek with a minor in Latin. He studied theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, in Mundelein, Ill., and was ordained a priest for the archdiocese of Chicago in 1975. Fr. Simon served in the Spanish speaking inner city of Chicago for the first 31 years of his ministry. He is now the pastor of St. St. Lambert’s parish in Skokie, Illinois. He has been involved with the Charismatic Renewal since shortly after it’s beginning in 1967 and served as Cardinal’s liaison to the Spanish speaking charismatic prayer groups of the Chicago Archdiocese for 22 years. He also taught classical Greek and Latin at St. Joseph’s College, the archdiocesan seminary for 24 years. He currently hosts the radio show, “Father Simon Says,” and writes the blog “Rev. Know It All.”

Reverend Bishop Joseph N. Perry – Bio
Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry

Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry is Auxiliary Bishop and Episcopal Vicar for Vicariate VI of the Archdiocese of Chicago – Since 1998. He is Diocesan Postulator for the Cause of Sainthood of Chicago priest, Father Augustus Tolton (1854-1897). Additionally, Bishop Perry is co-founder and Episcopal Liaison of Catholic Men Chicago Southland Apostolate – Founded in 2004. Click HERE for full biographical summary.

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