February 25, 2012 - "But Who Do YOU Say That I am?"

The 2012, A Day For Men VI was the best edition so far. We had over 250 men attend! Every speaker had an outstanding story to tell. Dale Recinella, author of "Now I Walk on Death Row," had such a powerful story that there were very few dry eyes afterwards. Bishop Estevez spoke on the topic "Who do YOU say that I am?" Casey Jones, survivor of the airplane crash "Miracle on the Hudson" shared his story and the talks concluded with Fr. Jason Trull. Lunch again was provided and was highlighted by the world famous "Lumberjack Ribs" by Joe Butler.

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A special thanks goes out to the coordinator for all of the Days for Men, Robert Roldan. Please contact him with any comments or suggestions for future editions of these fantastic days!

  2012 Speakers  
  • Bishop Estevez
  • Dale Recinella
  • Casey Jones
  • Fr. Trull
  • Miscellaneous

Bishop Estevez - "But Who do YOU Say That I Am?"

(from the Diocese of St. Augustine website)

On April 27, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI named Auxiliary Bishop Felipe J. Estévez the tenth Bishop of St. Augustine. He was installed on June 2, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville.

Prior to coming to the Diocese of St. Augustine, Bishop Estévez oversaw the Archdiocese of Miami’s Ministry of Pastoral Services and Lay Apostolate, which includes youth and young adult ministry, campus ministry, rural life, family life, prison and respect life ministries, airport and seaport ministries, as well as, all the apostolic movements and lay associations.

Bishop Estévez has served in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as member of the Bishops’ Committee on Priestly Formation, the Bishops’ Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs, Bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, the Ad Hoc Committee on Stewardship, The Task Force on Health Care, the Subcommittee for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and the Committee on Migration and Refugee Services.

He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami on Nov. 21, 2003, and ordained to the episcopacy on Jan. 7, 2004.

Fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian, he earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from Montreal University in Montreal, Canada (1970), a Master in Arts from Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla. (1977), and a doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1980.

From 2001 to 2003, Bishop Estévez served as dean of spiritual formation of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla., where he had served as rector from 1980 to 1986. He was pastor of Saint Agatha Parish in Miami for 14 years, while also directing Campus Ministry at Florida International University.

Click here for Bishop Estévez' Biographical Profile (PDF) 

Office of the Bishop
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11625 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Phone: (904) 262-3200
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Email: bishopsoffice@dosafl.com

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Dale Recinella - "Now I Walk on Death Row"

Dale S. Recinella, author of The Biblical Truth about America’s Death Penalty (Northeastern University Press: 2004), has served for twelve years as a state-certified Spiritual Counselor and Catholic lay chaplain in Florida’s prisons. On behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Florida, in 1998 he began ministering cell-to-cell to the 365+ men on Florida’s death row and the approximately 2000 men in Florida’s long-term solitary confinement. He and his wife, Dr. Susan Recinella, minister as a team during executions: he serving as spiritual advisor to the condemned and his wife serving as a minister to the condemned’s family and loved ones. They also minister to the families and loved ones of murder victims.

Mr. Recinella, a magna cum laude graduate of Notre Dame University Law School (1976), is a licensed Florida lawyer and has taught international law in Europe at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His column about the death penalty and prison conditions, appears regularly in The Florida Catholic, the statewide newspaper of the Catholic Bishops of Florida, and received a Year 2000 Press Award from the Catholic Press Association. In 1997 he was named a University of Notre Dame Exemplar for modeling faith and citizenship in action and, most recently, received the Year 2001 Humanitarian Award from the Franciscan Alumni Association. He spoke at the 2nd World Congress Against the Death Penalty (2005) in Montreal on “Religion, Ethics and the Death Penalty”, has appeared frequently on worldwide Vatican Radio concerning the death penalty, and has extensively addressed audiences on the subject.

Dale & Susan Recinella, together with their children, serve as a Christian mentoring family to an inmate in Florida prison who faces a life sentence for murder.

Dr. Susan and Dale Recinella can be reached at: 
PO Box 541, Macclenny, FL 32063
Email: dalereci@nefcom.net

Casey Jones - "Embrace for Impact"

Casey Jones, survivor of the US Airways Flight 1549 crash "Miracle on the Hudson," spoke about his survival story and how we all need to be prepared for the unexpected, not just for events like this, but for life in general.

Fr. Jason Trull - "Tomorrow is too Late!"

Joe Butler and his world famous "Lumberjack" ribs

Joe Butler,once again, provided a great lunch for all who attended the A Day For Men VI. Nothing that Joe fixes is ordinary. You will definitely not want to leave without getting your fill of his ribs, beans, potato salad and the many desserts provided.


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