Deacon Harold is hosting renowned speakers from Parousia Media in Australia for a special Awake, Not Woke. United States tour featuring events in five cities. Most events will feature a two-night, FREE parish mission event with an opportunity for questions & answers. Powerful talks plus swag bags for attendees, opportunities to meet the speakers, and great resources available at each event make this tour a can’t miss opportunity.

Each event will include:

  • Introduction and Opening Prayer with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
  • From Success to Significance with Kevin Bailey
  • The Eucharist: The Glory and Presence of the New Israel with Dr. Robert Haddad
  • How Islam Led Me Back to Christ with Charbel Raish
  • Prayer and Music with Special Guest Anna Nuzzo
  • Q&A with the Speaker Panel
  • Closing Prayer and Wrap Up with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

An evening focused on the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith and the power of living that faith in the cancel culture. Let’s be AWAKE in Christ, not woke to the lies of modern society.

Join Us in a City Near You!

Los Alamitos, CA

St. Hedwig Catholic Church

September 16-17, 2023

San Diego, CA

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

September 18-19, 2023

Dardenne Prairie, MO

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

September 25-26, 2023

Olathe, KS

Prince of Peace Catholic Church

September 27, 2023

Birmingham, AL

Saint Elias Maronite Catholic Church

September 28, 2023

Help Sponsor the AWAKE, NOT WOKE. Tour!

An amazing tour of events like this can’t happen without the generosity and support of the hosting parishes and sponsoring organizations/businesses to cover promotions, planning, travel, lodging, and other related expenses. Our event sponsors not only support this important and formational tour, they also have the opportunity to spread the message of their work to all who attend the tour events in five U.S. cities and all those who follow Deacon Harold, the speakers, and Parousia Media online. Consider becoming a sponsor today!

Title Sponsor
$5,000 Donation
  • Listed on event and speaker websites
  • Listed in event program (given to all attendees)
  • Swag bag item (provided by the sponsor and given to all attendees)
  • 4 Social Media shout-outs from each of the speakers
  • Special thanks at each event
Networking Sponsor
$2,500 Donation
  • Listed on event and speaker websites
  • Listed in event program (given to all attendees)
  • Swag bag item (provided by the sponsor and given to all attendees)
  • 2 Social Media shout-outs from each of the speakers
  • Special thanks at each event
Local Sponsor
$1,000 Donation
  • Listed in event program (given to all attendees)
  • Swag bag item (provided by the sponsor and given to all attendees)
  • Special thanks at each event
Advertising Sponsor
$200 Donation
  • Swag bag item (provided by the sponsor and given to all attendees)

About the Speakers

Kevin Bailey

Kevin’s drive these days comes from Pope Francis’ call in Evangelii Gaudium for Catholics to be disciples of Christ. ‘As lay Catholics, we’ve actually got to be real; we’ve got to be counter-cultural; we’ve got to differentiate; we’ve got to lay down our lives for something that’s worth laying down our lives for. Kevin, whose passion extends to his family and Catholic faith, began his working life in the Australian Army and the Special Air Service (SAS) before embarking on a career in the financial services sector. Kevin, currently a Director of Parousia and also Divine Renovation Australasia, has written two books, ‘Your Money Guide’ and ‘Money Guide 2’, and was a weekly Herald Sun columnist for a decade. He also provided financial advice to listeners of radio station 774 Melbourne for 12 years.

Dr. Robert Haddad

Robert Haddad is a Catholic teacher, apologist and evangelist who holds firmly to all the truths of the Catholic Faith and wishes all to come to know, love and live the Catholic Faith. Robert promotes the Catholic Faith through his public speaking tours, videos and books. Dr Robert M. Haddad holds qualifications in law, theology, philosophy and religious education, including a MA (Theo.), MRelEd, M. Phil. and a Ph.D. Robert has also authored various books, including: Defend the Faith!, Lord of History Series (2 volumes), The Apostles’ Creed, Law and Life, The Family and Human Life, The Case for Christianity — St Justin Martyr’s Arguments for Religious Liberty and Judicial Justice, Answering the Anti-Catholic Challenge (ch. 3), 1001 Reasons Why It’s Great to be Catholic!, Always Be Prepared, and Jesus Played Marbles. Since 1990, Robert has worked at St Charbel’s College, the University of Sydney Catholic Chaplaincy, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, the Catholic Adult Education Centre, the Centre for Thomistic Studies, and Lumen Verum Apologetics. In 2014, Robert was awarded an Australia Day Award by the Australia Day Council of New South Wales for his overall contribution to education and in 2020 the Dempsey Medal by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP for his work in evangelization. Currently, he is the Manager, Network Catholic Identity for Sydney Catholic Schools with responsibility for staff faith formation, family evangelization and youth ministry in 152 primary and secondary schools.

Charbel Raish

He is the founder of Parousia Media which was born in May of 2005. He has organized over 1000 face to face and virtual events consisting of local and international speakers who have featured all over Australia and the world. Charbel has coordinated Faith Formation events for over 21 years. Charbel Raish is married to Christine and they have been blessed with eight children together. Charbel has a passion for helping people get closer to discovering the fullness of Truth and invites anyone who is willing & able to help him on this mission of evangelization through Parousia. Charbel has two Degrees – Master of Arts and Theological Studies from the University of Notre Dame in Sydney, and his undergraduate Degree in Personal Development and Physical Education from the Australian College of Physical Education in Homebush Bay. He has experience as both a Phys. Ed. teacher and Religion teacher for Primary and Secondary Schools since 2005. Currently, Charbel is working full time with Parousia, his greatest passion, which specializes in Faith Formation resources and events. Over one million people have been evangelized through the work of Parousia and well over one million resources have been distributed during that time.

Anna Nuzzo

Anna Nuzzo is a renowned International Catholic singer, songwriter and recording artist. Her Music Ministry began in 2012 through her Marian Consecration. Our Holy Mother removed her fears and set her heart on fire for Jesus, leading her to a life of evangelization through her music! Many say her singing is anointed, bringing much comfort, joy and peace. Anna is blessed to sing for conferences, retreats, missions, Masses and concerts around the USA and abroad. Every day she feels grateful to God for making her a true “instrument” to spread his love and connect with so many brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world. Her 6 albums are available on all digital streaming sites, youtube and CD via her online store. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband and two sons.