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McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Sat, October 7, 2017




Francis J. Hoffman

 "Fr. Rocky"


Special Guest Speaker

Daniel J. Cheely 



Holy Mass - 7:30 am

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

410 N. First St., Cary, IL 60013

(no cost to attend Mass)

Reverend Francis J. Hoffman will concelebrate Mass with several priests from the McHenry County Deanery.




Prayer Breakfast - 9:00 am

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake,


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800 South Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Breakfast: $35/person  Tables of 10 available: /$350



Keynote Speech by





Francis J. Hoffman


 "Fr. Rocky"




Rev. Francis J. Hoffman “Fr. Rocky” has been a regular contributor to the Relevant Radio programs and is a weekly host of the popular show “Go Ask Your Father.” 

Rev. Francis J. Hoffman “Fr. Rocky” serves as Executive Director of Relevant Radio® in addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Starboard Media Foundation, Inc. (dba Relevant Radio).


Born and raised in suburban Chicago (Mundelein), Fr. Hoffman has been a member of Opus Dei for over 30 years. Ordained as a priest in 1992, he holds a doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from Northwestern University in History.


Fr. Hoffman’s column appears regularly in The Catholic Answer (Our Sunday Visitor) and The Catholic New World (Chicago). Fr. Hoffman is heard daily on the Relevant Radio Network and has appeared on other radio and television networks. 



Special Guest Speaker

Daniel J. Cheely 

Daniel J. Cheely is the Director of Evangelization at St. Mary of the Angels in Chicago, Illinois.  previous to becoming director, for over 40 years, Dan practiced as a litigation attorney in both State, Federal Trial and Appellate Courts in Chicago.  

Dan is the host of the "Dan Cheely Show" heard Saturday & Sunday on Relevant Radio.

In 1971, Dan graduated from Princeton University, where he majored in Government at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and then went on to Harvard Law School. In 1974, Dan graduated from Harvard, then began his career at Baker & McKenzie in the litigation department, later becoming partner of the firm. While he was in the legal profession, he remained active in public, charitable, political, and cultural affairs, and also served as the President of the Catholic Evidence & Catholic History Forum, among other activities.  

Dan has written, argued and spoken on many contemporary issues, and his name has appeared at various times in the New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek Magazine, Chicago Magazine and The Catholic World Report. He is a frequent guest on Chicago Tonight as a local expert on Catholic History. In 2012, he was awarded the Golden Rose from St. John Cantius parish as a recognition of his life of service in defense of the Catholic Faith.  

Although being named by his peers as one of the Leading Lawyers of Illinois, one of the top Lawyers of Chicago, and Catholic Lawyer of the Year, Dan states that his proudest accomplishment, however, is being married to Pat Cheely, and being the father of their 9 children and 13 grandchildren.