Join the St. Mary’s community tonight at their Program of Catholic Studies in McGrady Hall beginning at 6:30pm with guest speaker, Joe Hyland.

From the parish advertisement – Hyland will address the modern epidemic of eternal adolescence, and how more and more boys are refusing to grow up and take their place in the Church and society as Godly men. He will look at root causes for this epidemic, explain the devastating effects it’s having on society and the Church, as well as address solutions.

Joe Hyland was a record setting track runner and football player before moving on to collegiate and, later, professional football in Europe. After his football career ended he became an assistant football coach at Eastern Michigan University until a re-commitment to his Catholic faith set him on a journey to the Ave Maria Foundation as an assistant for Tom Monaghan, then the seminary and later to Franciscan University. While at Franciscan University he founded Mission Manhood, a small group forum for Catholic men emphasizing true Christian fraternity, before completing his degree in Christian Counseling.

After completing his Masters Degree, Joe spent five years diagnosing and treating severe clinical disorders as the clinical director of a residential treatment facility for at risk adolescents until moving to Greenville to start the football program at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

Joe has an unwavering desire to transmit the faith, a heart for the men of God and the unique ability to use real life examples in an honest and easily understood manner. His sincere, passionate and challenging approach to public speaking has motivated audiences across the country.

Joe is married to Andrea Hyland and they are the parents of five young children (soon to be 7). Joe was born and raised in suburban Chicago as one of ten children. Joe has a Bachelor of Science Degree in History from Millikin University (Decatur, IL) 1998 and a Masters Degree in Christian Counseling from Franciscan University (Steubenville, OH) 2005 as well as philosophy & theology studies from Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary. Joe is also a licensed counselor in South Carolina.

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