Archive for January, 2014

Coaching from the heart | Colleen Eddy


Date of Talk:  January 30th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Colleen Eddy
Affiliated Group(s):   Cantor, Choir, Eucharistic Minister
Work Listing(s):   Career Coach, Teacher
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Colleen Eddy, Career Coach and Teacher,  will share a teaching experience.  Consider her ability to listen as she “coached” a student into class participation.  She believes God has helped her to learn to listen to understand — coaching from the heart which she will share. Learn tips on a most elemental form of building trust…being part of a faith community.


With Your help, I can, I will | Mary Ann Bradley


Date of Talk:  January 30th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Mary Ann Bradly
Affiliated Group(s):   Apostolate of Women, Lector, Seminar Series
Work Listing(s):   Lector
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Mary Ann Bradley, Lector, will share a story of compassion for her listeners as she reads from the Bible at Mass.  Hear her tip on how to say calm.  Hear her favorite prayer before reading.  Hear why she feels a sense of humility reading.


Challenged | Stephanie Teresi


Date of Talk:  January 27th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Stephanie Teresi
Affiliated Group(s):   Youth Group
Work Listing(s):   Teacher
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Stephanie Teresi, a student and Catechist Volunteer, will share a story of a young person who confided not believing in God to her.  Hear what the same student said at the end of the year. Hear the empathy she feels towards her students who are not much younger than her. Hear tips we all can use, especially teaching CCD, a religious education program.


CCD for Me and Evan | Alex Ellyin


Date of Talk:  January 27th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Alex Ellyin
Work Listing(s):   Teacher
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Alex Ellyin, a student and Catechist volunteer, in his first full year of teaching CCD, a religious education program,  will share a story of peer pressure that all young people face today.  Hear how he brings what goes on outside of church into the CCD classroom.  Hear how repetition of important messages and getting interested in students gets results.


Find Ways to Say Yes | Shawn Messmer


Date of Talk:  January 20th, 2014
Location:   St. Marcelline-Schaumburg IL
Presenter(s):   Shawn Messmer
Work Listing(s):   Principal
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Shawn Messmer, Principal at Maine South, will share a story from his Principal’s Advisory Council with students. Hear how a student landscape architect offered an intriguing idea. See how Shawn’s faith help’s Shawn find as many ways to say “Yes” as possible while directing the student in ways to overcome pitfalls. Hear how Shawn continually talks about right and wrong to build a culture that helps others recognize and support each others’ talents and gifts. Hear empowering community tips from this high school principal.