"Be Not Afraid — There is Truth" - Conference by Rev. John Corapi in Saint Louis, MO

Fr. John Corapi - May 1 - Chaifetz Arena

Event Details

When: Saturday, May 1, 2010

Where: Chaifetz Arena (on SLU campus in Midtown St. Louis - map link)

Tickets: Tickets are between $15 and $35. Choose one of the following options:

  • Chaifetz Arena Box Office (1 Compton Ave., St. Louis, MO) / www.thechaifetzarena.com
  • MetroTix (314-534-1111 / 800-293-5949) / www.metrotix.com
  • Select Schnucks and Macy's MetroTix locations in St. Louis

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 a.m. - Doors open
  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. — First Conference, "What is Truth?"
  • 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. — Break
  • 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. — Second Conference, "Only the Humble See Truth"
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. — Break for Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. — Third Conference, "Truth Alone Will Set You Free"
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. — Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. — Fourth Conference, "Fear Not – There is Truth"
  • 4:30 p.m. - Holy Mass with Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson

Meet and Greet

A separate meet and greet with Father Corapi will be held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the Drury Plaza Hotel, 2 S. Fourth St., Downtown (map link). The meet and greet is free and open to the public.

Be Not Afraid, There is Truth CDs & DVDs

The full set of the Be Not Afraid, There is Truth CDs & DVDs will be available for purchase on Fr. Corapi's website after the conference. Due to the large number in attendance, they will not be mass produced that day but can be ordered in the future.


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Adequate parking is available in the parking garages; however, please plan ahead to allow for traffic, et cetera. If carpooling is an option for you, please consider doing so.

Chaifetz Arena Parking Map

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Special Needs

If you have any special needs, please indicate the special needs when you purchase your tickets through MetroTix or the Chaifetz Arena box office.


Refreshments will be available from the Chaifetz Arena concession stands.

About Father Corapi

Father John Corapi is what has commonly been called a late vocation. In other words, he came to the priesthood other than a young man. He was 44 years old when he was ordained. His experiences prior to ordination have been termed simply astounding, but that is probably somewhat of an overstatement. They might be called extreme, however. From small town boy to the Vietnam era US Army, from successful businessman in Las Vegas and Hollywood to drug addicted and homeless, to religious life and ordination to the priesthood by Pope John Paul II, to a life as a preacher of the Gospel who has reached millions with the simple message that God's Name is Mercy!

Father Corapi's academic credentials are quite extensive. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University in the seventies. Then as an older man returned to the university classrooms in preparation for his life as a priest and preacher. He received all of his academic credentials for the Church with honors: a Masters degree in Sacred Scripture from Holy Apostles Seminary and Bachelor, Licentiate, and Doctorate degrees in dogmatic theology from the University of Navarre in Spain.

Since his ordination to the priesthood in 1991 Fr. Corapi has traveled over 2,000,000 miles preaching the Gospel. He has preached in 49 of the 50 states, all of the Canadian provinces except NewFoundland, and several other foreign countries. He is currently engaged in preaching and teaching the Catholic faith by way of the means of social communication: television, radio, the internet, and various other multi-media formats.

Read more about Father Corapi on his website.

About Zip Rzeppa

Zip RzeppaZip Rzeppa is the conference's emcee.

Zip Rzeppa is widely remembered as the sports director/anchor at KMOV-TV Channel 4 from 1988-1995 and at KTVI-TV from 1984-1988. He created and presented his trademark "Zippo Awards" on St. Louis television for seventeen years from 1984-2001.

While Zip first entered the hearts of St. Louis through our televisions, his spiritual endeavors bear special mention.

Currently, he is the Executive Director for the St. Louis Metropolitan Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. As Executive Director, he is making his mark as he spearheads the efforts of the oldest Council in the United States. During his four-year tenure, the Society has seen rapid growth in programs designed to serve the poor, the needy and the suffering. There are currently 24 programs that address the needs of a varied population of persons in need. The Society's 2600+ volunteers serve through visits to homes, hospitals, and prisons; through its thrift stores and food pantries; and through unlimited acts of charity including financial assistance. No act of charity is foreign to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Although he has a great heart for the Society of the St. Vincent de Paul, he tirelessly serves the community in many other ways. He consistently supports the efforts of other charities, including Covenant Network, St. Agnes Home, the Daughters of St. Paul, etc. He is widely sought after as a Guest Speaker and is known throughout the Metro St. Louis area for his moving witness to God’s place in his life.

A devout Catholic, Rzeppa served as chairman of the Community Issues Committee for the visit of Pope John Paul II to St. Louis in 1999.

As a volunteer, Zip served for four years doing weekly door-to-door evangelization in impoverished parishes with the Society of Our Mother of Peace. He worked for eight years, first as a job developer and then as Vice President of Community Affairs, for MERS/Goodwill.