I am available for speaking engagements . If you would want to invite me to speak in your area, please e-mail my dear wife at:


Deacon Omar Gutierrez is a proud member of the elite Catholic Speakers Organization, CatholicSpeakers.com.

Talks include:

Vocation of a Business Leader – Based on the document of the same name promulgated in 2012 by the then Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace and updated in 2018, Dcn. Omar presents on how the Church’s Social Teaching can speak to leadership in business as a vital vocation for our time.

45 minutes long. No slides.

Rome Beneath the Surface – Can’t get to Rome? Then have Dcn. Omar lead you through the discovery of the catacombs under Rome. Listen as he tells about the intrigue and the wonder that surrounds the archeological evidence of our faith.

1.5 hours in length. Lots of photographs and pictures.

Testimonials –

• “We were not able to take the Scavi Tour when we were in Rome last spring, so this was a marvelous opportunity to ‘see’ what we missed. Thank you!”

• “I enjoyed the great stories told in a very engaging manner. Omar has the education and the experience that was wonderful.”

Revolution: Pope Leo XIII and Rerum Novarum – Pope Leo XIII ushered in a new form of teaching, modern Catholic Social Teaching. Learn how it all began with Rerum novarum. Omar tells about what was going on at the time and provides a walk through the document, explaining some of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

45 hour long. Powerpoint.

Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching – Based on the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church, Omar presents his five points of Catholic Social Teaching. Rooted in relationship with Christ Jesus, the presentation integrates history, doctrine, and a spirituality of the Social Teaching that is applicable to every-day life.

1 hour long. Powerpoint.

From Suffering to Sacrifice – Christianity is a unique faith that holds its founder is God, a God who suffered and died for us. This theology which is so particular to our faith changes how we ought to view suffering and pain and helps to answer how it is we “make sense” of the suffering of innocents. Based on his book “The Urging of Christ’s Love” Omar presents the case for the Christian faith and the tells the stories of Blessed Franz Jaggerstatter and St. Germaine Cousin of Pibrac who both teach us how to hope in the midst of suffering.

1 hour long. No slides.

The New Evangelization and Catholic Social Teaching – What can’t we seem to get along when we talk about Catholic Social Teaching, and how does this get in the way of our work as new evangelizers? Omar offers his perspective on the challenges in our time and a solution to begin to approach the teaching differently.

1 hour long. Powerpoint.

Meet my Friend, St. Gemma Galgani – Omar tells the story of St. Gemma Galgani, an amazing saint of the 20th century and one of the best documented cases of the stigmata. Omar unfolds her life, and offers three lessons we can learn from this young woman’s incredible life. Prepare to be inspired.

1 hour long. Powerpoint.


What People Are Saying:

  • “Omar had a great knowledge of the subject and made it very interesting, like a mystery novel.”
  • “Very educational. I realized that this helps me be more informed about my faith.”
  • “I enjoyed the instructor. He presents classes with a huge passion! I love to learn about our faith, and Omar sets a fire in your heart and soul to learn more about your faith.”
  • “I loved the progression of the discovery and making the history come alive!”
  • “Content was so profound and gave me so much to think about and pray about in weeks/months to come, but Omar’s witness, presence, demeanor and spirituality so inspired me.”
  • “Wow! Deacon Omar was fantastic!—His personal stories, his great love for the Lord, and his witness through action drew me into a deeper reflection of my own life.”
  • “He did a wonderful job! I really appreciate his straightforward style and calling us to listen to the Spirit even while he is talking.”
  • “He was a wonderful speaker who was not afraid to speak from his heart. Many helpful images & stories he used that will help in my ministry.”