Fr. Larry accepts invitations to speak throughout the year. Each year in July, events will be scheduled for the following calendar year. Please note that if you submit a request and your church schedules a different speaker, please call our office so that your request can be removed from our pending request file. To request a Parish Mission, a pastor must have reviewed the Packet for Parish Missions. To extend an invitation to Father, fill out the ONLINE FORM.
TYPES OF SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- 4 Day Parish Mission / 1 Day Talk
Fr. Larry can come to a parish to conduct his 4 day Parish Mission or a one day talk. For a Parish Mission, please download the “Parish Mission Packet” and share it with your pastor. Upon review by the pastor, then complete the online form located above.
For a one day talk, Father Larry can speak on any topic. He has been to many parishes and given his “What More Could He Do for You?” talk. This is a dramatic presentation of the Passion of Jesus. It is followed by a thorough examination of conscience and confessions. There are many more options, and the talk most requested is “The Truth.”
- Men’s Conferences
Men’s conferences are one of the things that Fr. Larry enjoys doing the most. His book “Be a Man” has been a best seller on men’s spirituality. Father is very open to coming and speaking at men’s conferences. He can speak on any topic especially on the need for repentance and confession, prayer, love of families, Mass, etc.
- Young Adult and High School Youth Conferences and Rallies
This is Fr. Larry’s passion – young people! Father Larry has given over 500 high school retreats and talks! He was the director of Campus Ministry at Cathedral Prep School in Erie, PA for eight years and was responsible for the spiritual development of almost 700 young men. Fr. Larry’s style of talking to young people is dynamic and always relevant to their lives, and, at the same time funny and wanting to bring them to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and knowing His love, forgiveness, and mercy!
- Priest, Deacon, or Seminarian Retreats
Fr. Larry has conducted many priest, deacon and seminarian retreats and tries to make this one of his top priorities. Fr. Larry can preach the traditional five day priest retreats, or a special weekend or day of reflection for priests. He has taught workshops on preaching and parish evangelization. Father Larry loves the priesthood and loves ministering to his fellow priests. Fr. Larry has also done a number of Permanent Deacon Retreat weekends for deacons alone or with their wives. When it comes to seminarian retreats, Fr. Larry will accommodate whatever the Seminary requests.
Want to make your own private retreat? Watch these videos to learn how.
- Eucharistic and Marian Conferences
Fr. Larry has a deep love for Jesus in His Eucharistic Presence and also a great love for our Blessed Mother. He has spoken at many of these conferences especially on the importance of the Mass and confession.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
All travel expenses are to be covered by the sponsoring place/organization. If Father Larry drives to your location, mileage is paid by your parish/group at the current rate per mile, any car rental expenses (plus gas), and any hotel expenses incurred are also your responsibility. If he flies, Father Larry would prefer that his travel agent take care of the flight arrangements and then bill your parish/group. You can be assured that Father Larry always secures the least expensive and most direct flights. Father Larry needs to be back in Erie by late afternoon or evening on Saturday to celebrate Sunday Mass at his parish, unless he has made other arrangements specifically for your event. The sponsoring parish or conference is responsible for picking up Father Larry at the airport and making sure he gets taken back to the airport. Please have a separate check made out to “The Reason For Our Hope Foundation” to cover traveling costs.
- Sale of Media and Books:
Media and books to be sold at the event will be provided by The Reason For Our Hope Foundation. It is requested that no other vendors offer for sale media and books by Father Larry, i.e. Lighthouse Media, Ignatius Press, and book store retailers. Prior to your event, contact the office at 814-455-7364 to provide the name address, email, and phone number of the person in charge of media and book sales. Media and books will be mailed in advance of the event to the person in charge. Arrangements should be made to have at least two persons available at the table during the event to handle sales.
- Meals & Accommodations:
Fr. Larry will only stay at a hotel, except for Parish Missions where he will stay at the Parish. ALL meals are to be provided. Fr. Larry eats a low-carb diet because of his Diabetes, so please have bottled water & diet soda and his meals need to be low-carbohydrate. (One note – he hates fish!)
Fr. Larry does not have a set fee for one day speaking engagements. If he is speaking at a conference, the usual stipend for a speaker is appropriate. Checks for his stipend should be made payable to “The Reason For Our Hope Foundation”. With regards to a Parish Mission, after all expenses are paid, Father asks that a free-will collection be taken on the last night of a Parish Mission. A check for this free-will collection is to be made payable to “The Reason For Our Hope Foundation”.
- Want to learn more about hosting a Parish Mission?
Click here to watch an interview that Father Matthew Guckin did with Father Larry to prepare his parish for their Parish Mission.