Strength and Honor

Church Militant Men's Retreat & Conference

"Stay on Board the Ship"

Aug. 4–6, 2023

SPEAKERS: Michael Voris, Simon Rafe, Jesse Romero

New this year: "Catholic Young Guns" panel presentation with Joe Enders, Trey Brock and special guests John Doyle and Franco Aurelio.

 Retreat fee: $250 (includes Friday evening appetizers; Saturday continental breakfast, buffet luncheon and dinner; Sunday Polish luncheon).

Subject to a $25 cancellation fee or full amount after July 27




Are you feeling burdened or even attacked about your role as a father, husband or just plain old male in the current culture? If you need some firepower to confront the barrage against your manhood, well, Church Militant has the perfect opportunity for you. Everything begins in the home — and you men are the spiritual fathers (the patriarchs) of your families. But even the patriarchs of the Old Testament needed help in preserving the people of God.

Moral and spiritual strength is required, as well as the honor to endure the sacrifices needed for those in your care. That’s why “Strength and Honor” is the name of our annual men’s retreat and conference each August, to which you are invited.

The very identity with which God created you — manhood or masculinity — is under severe assault, and men need to come together and remember not only Whose image and likeness we are created in, but also the specific form taken on by the Incarnate Eternal Logos — a man!

Saint Michael's Media reserves the right to remove disruptive individuals from the retreat and refund any monies paid.


Friday, Aug. 4 (6–9 p.m.) | Saturday, Aug. 5 (9 a.m.–8 p.m.) 

Sunday, Aug. 6 (9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.)

See below for full schedule (subject to change).

All functions will take place at Club Venetian Banquet Center, 29310 John R. Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Sunday Mass will be celebrated at the historic Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4440 Russell St., in Detroit. 



Jesse Romero is a full-time Catholic lay evangelist (fluent in English and Spanish) who is nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat, Christ-centered preaching. Visit his website:  

Listen to Jesse's daily shows on Virgin Most Powerful RadioJesus 911 from 9–10 a.m. and The Terry and Jesse Show from 11 a.m.–noon PT.  All shows are also podcasts if you cannot listen live.

Jesse is a resident of Arizona and a retired Los Angeles deputy sheriff. He has been married to his wife, Anita, since 1983. They are the parents of three children. Jesse has been preaching since 1995. On Spanish television and in several official debates with Protestant pastors, he has defended Holy Mother Church against secular humanism.


John Doyle is a political commentator and activist who has built an online audience of hundreds of thousands of people who seek the restoration of the traditional American society. Visit his website: Heck Off, Commie!


FRIDAY, AUG. 4 - Club Venetian

6 p.m. – Rosary, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, blessing of the food

7:15–7:45 p.m. – Registration, appetizers (cash bar open)

7:45 p.m. – Joe Enders, emcee: introduction of Michael Voris

7:45–8:45 p.m. – Michael Voris: welcome and introduction of speakers and theme "Stay on Board the Ship"

8:45 p.m. – Michael Voris: closing remarks

9 p.m. – Good night


SATURDAY, AUG. 5 - Club Venetian, 29310 John R. Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Priests will hear confessions.

9 a.m. – Continental breakfast, registration continues

9:30 a.m. – Joe Enders, emcee: opening remarks, opening prayers

9:40 a.m. – Mark Henry: "Stop Funding the Beast"

10–10:50 a.m. – Michael Voris: "Loyal Sons"

10:50 a.m. – BREAK / CONFESSIONS

11–11:50 a.m. – Jesse Romero: "The Power of Prayer," Part 1

11:50 a.m. – Angelus and blessing of the food

12–1:30 p.m. – LUNCH BREAK

12:30 p.m. – CONFESSIONS (available at other times throughout the retreat)

1:30–2:20 p.m. – Simon Rafe: "Obey the Christ: Meditations on the Our Father"

2:20 p.m. – BREAK (last chance to submit questions on index cards for Q&A panel)

2:30–3:20 p.m. – "Catholic Young Guns" panel presentation with Joe Enders, Trey Brock, John Doyle and Franco Aurelio.

3:30 p.m. – Chaplet of Divine Mercy


4–4:50 p.m. – Jesse Romero: "The Power of Prayer," Part 2

5–6:00 p.m. – Q&A panel with Michael Voris, Simon Rafe, Jesse Romero

6 p.m. – Joe Enders, emcee: closing remarks, blessing of the food (priest)

6–8 p.m. – Dinner 

8 p.m. – Good night


SUNDAY, AUG. 6 – Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 4440 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207

9:30 a.m. – Confessions before Mass

10 a.m. – Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

11:10 a.m. – Blessing of the food, followed by enrollment in the Brown Scapular (available in CM Store Friday/Saturday only)

11:30 a.m. – Lunch (in parish hall; authentic Polish lunch from famous Hamtramck restaurant, Polish Village); confessions in the church

1:30–2:20 p.m. – Jesse Romero: "The Power of Forgiveness"

2:20–2:30 p.m. – Break

2:30–3 p.m. – Michael Voris: closing remarks

3 p.m. – End of retreat & conference


Detroit Airport Town Cars: (800) 381-1714 or click here to make reservations online.

Lyft (Patrick Koptyk, parishioner at Sweetest Heart of Mary, 248-659-7495) or Uber.

Click here for options through DTW airport.

(NOTE: There will be no coach bus transfers offered by Church Militant this year.)


Hampton Inn by Hilton; 32420 Stephenson Highway, Madison Heights, MI 48071. (248) 585-5881. Click here to make reservations online for a courtesy group rate of $114 + tax.

Doubletree by Hilton, Dearborn/Detroit; 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, MI 48228. (313) 336-3340. Click here to make reservations online at a courtesy group rate of $149/night + tax. This hotel has a complimentary airport shuttle. This hotel is approximately 30 minutes' drive to the venue, Club Venetian. This hotel is approximately 17 minutes' drive to Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Click here to view other hotels near Club Venetian.