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Church Militant Men's Retreat/Conference

"Catholic 'Wokeness'"

Aug. 6–8, 2021

SPEAKERS: Michael Voris, Simon Rafe, Joe Gallagher, Mark Henry, Fr. James Altman and just added ... Jesse Romero.

$225 per man retreat fee
SOLD OUT! All tickets have been sold! To be placed on a waiting list, please email with your name and telephone number.

Premium members can watch the live stream on Saturday by simply logging in on the website main page. Not a member?  Join today!

(Subject to a $50 cancellation fee.)

Are you the man God is calling you to be? Now more than ever, the salvation of your family, your peers and Western civilization itself depend on it. The forces of evil are attacking true manhood, and it's up to you to live it and pass on the Catholic faith. 

Bring your son, your father, your brother, your uncle or your nephew — especially if they have only known what the world calls "manhood."

This is a spiritual retreat and includes prayers, spiritual reflections, presentations and fellowship in the Catholic tradition. Men of all faiths are invited to attend this retreat presenting authentic Catholicism. Saint Michael's Media reserves the right to remove disruptive individuals from the retreat and refund any monies paid.

$225 per man retreat fee (Subject to a $50 cancellation fee.)
SOLD OUT! All tickets have been sold! To be placed on a waiting list, please email with your name and telephone number.

Premium members can watch the live stream on Saturday by simply logging in on the website main page. Not a member?  Join today!


(Includes Friday evening fish fry dinner, Saturday buffet luncheon and dinner, Sunday buffet luncheon.)

Friday, Aug. 6 (6–10 p.m.)

Saturday, Aug. 7 (9 a.m.–8 p.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 8 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)

See below for full schedule; subject to change.

All functions will take place at the Church Militant studios, 2840 Hilton Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220 and an historic Detroit-area church.

Wives are welcome to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Friday evening and Sunday morning. Dinner on Saturday evening is $50 [sold out!].
See below for "Things To Do in Dearborn/Detroit."  


Fr. James Altman, currently pastor of St. James the Less Catholic Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. (You may have heard of him, he's been in the news lately.)



Jesse Romero is a full-time bilingual Catholic lay evangelist who is nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat Christ-centered preaching. His preaching apostolate is "On Fire Evangelization"; his website is  

Listen to Jesse's daily internet shows on Jesus 911 Radio Internet Show from 9–10 a.m. and The Terry and Jesse Internet Radio Show from 11 a.m.–noon PST.  All shows are podcasted if you cannot listen live.

Jesse is a resident of Arizona and a retired Los Angeles deputy sheriff who has been married to his wife, Anita, since 1983, and is a parent of three children and grandchildren.


5:30 p.m. – Coach bus shuttle departs DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dearborn/Detroit to historic Detroit-area church

6 p.m. – Rosary, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (presider & homilist, Fr. James Altman), blessing of the food

7:15 p.m. – Move to the parish hall

7:15–8:40 p.m. – Registration, fish fry dinner in the parish hall

8:40 p.m. – Move to the church

8:45–8:55 p.m. – Michael Voris, welcome and introduction to theme "Catholic 'Wokeness'"

9–9:50 p.m. – Mark Henry, "Bringing the Fight to Wall Street"

10 p.m. – Michael Voris, closing remarks

10:30 p.m. – Coach bus shuttle departs church back to hotel



Church Militant Store is open all day.

Fr. Jeffrey Robideau and Fr. Paul Kalchik will hear confessions.

8:15 a.m. – Coach bus shuttle departs DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dearborn/Detroit to CM studio

9 a.m. – Registration continues (Coffee, pastries/bagels provided)

9:45 a.m. – Simon Rafe, emcee, opening remarks; opening prayers

10–10:50 a.m. – Michael Voris, "Catholic 'Wokeness'"

10:50 a.m. – BREAK (bottled water available throughout the day) / CONFESSIONS

11–11:50 a.m. – Fr. James Altman, "The Usual Suspects WOKE Up on the Wrong Side"

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

12–1:30 p.m. – BREAK, AMERICAN PICNIC LUNCH BUFFET (studio tours)

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

1:30–2:20 p.m. – Simon Rafe, "The Tyranny of Water"

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

2:30–3:20 p.m. – Joe Gallagher, "Men of Resistance"

3:30 p.m. – Chaplet of Divine Mercy


4–4:50 p.m. – Jesse Romero, "Children of Light and Darkness"

5 p.m. – Emcee, closing remarks; blessing of the food

5–8 p.m. – Dinner (studio tours)

8 p.m. – Coach bus shuttle departs CM studio to hotel



8:45 a.m. – Coach bus shuttle departs DoubleTree hotel

9:10 a.m. – Arrive historic Detroit-area church (CONFESSION available before Mass)

10 a.m. – Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (presider & homilist, Fr. James Altman)

11 a.m. – Enrollment in the Brown Scapular (available in CM Store Friday and Saturday)

11:30 a.m. – Lunch in hall

1 p.m. – Coach bus shuttle departs church

CM Store is open.

1:20 p.m. – Arrive CM studios

1:30–2:20 p.m. – Michael Voris, "TBD"

2:20–2:30 p.m. – BREAK (sodas & snacks provided)

2:30–4 p.m. – Q&A panel: Michael Voris, Fr. James Altman, Jesse Romero

5 p.m. – Coach bus shuttle departs CM studios to DoubleTree hotel


Rooms available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dearborn at a group rate of $134/night + tax.  Click here to make a reservation online, or call (313) 336-3340 (mention code STM for the St. Michael's Media / Church Militant rate.)  Click here to visit the hotel website.

We will provide a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to the venue Friday evening; Saturday morning and evening; and Sunday from the hotel to Detroit-area historic church, to CM studios and back to the hotel.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
5801 Southfield Expressway
Dearborn, MI 48228

Complimentary shuttle service to/from Detroit Metro airport-DTW; simply call the hotel at (313) 336-3340 for a reservation, or when your flight arrives.
Warm chocolate chip cookies on check-in!

Watch this episode of The Vortex filmed on the set of The Download with the 2017 attendees.

Local restaurants near DoubleTree Hotel, Dearborn:

Dearborn Andiamo – Fine dining – Dearborn (Michigan Avenue)

Ford's Garage – American food specializing in a wide variety of burgers - Dearborn (Michigan Avenue)

Ollie's Lebanese Cuisine – Ford Road (Across from DoubleTree by Hilton hotel)

Tijuana's Authentic Mexican Kitchen – Detroit – Ford Road (Just past DoubleTree by Hilton hotel)

Unburger Grill – The Vegan Choice – Downtown Dearborn (Michigan Avenue)

Dairy Queen – Dearborn Heights (Ford Road)

Maharaja Grill – Downtown Dearborn (Michigan Avenue)


Click here for Things To Do in Dearborn.

Click here for Things To Do in Detroit.