Posts Tagged ‘A Mother’s Influence’

Pillars of Faith | Virginia Halas McCaskey


Date of Talk:  July 22nd, 2015
Location:   St. Emily - Mount Prospect IL
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Work Listing(s):   Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother
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Virginia Halas McCaskey, a Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, will share her faith journey. Learning from her paternal grandmother she discovered God’s “Protective Space.” Hear of other pillars in her life who by example, also created sacred space for her. Hear of her greatest joy today of her 11 children who now take care of her.


Mom’s Home! | Fernanda Kuzuhara


Date of Talk:  November 26th, 2014
Location:   Mary Seat of Wisdom - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Fernanda Kuzuhara
Work Listing(s):   Tutor
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Fernanda Kuzuhara, Tutor, Chemical and Safety Engineer from Brazil turned Tutor at the Willows Academy for girls, will share a conversion story of her mother. Raised in a non practicing family, Fernanda at the age of 17 turned to God. Hear how Fernanda’s conversion affected her dying mother. Hear tips for young people today how to stay faithful.


Cultivating Soil is Like Faith | Fr. Piotr Gnoinski


Date of Talk:  November 15th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Fr. Piotr Gnoinski
Work Listing(s):   Associate Pastor
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Fr. Piotr Gnoinski, Associate Pastor at St. Paul of the Cross parish, is a religious speaker who grew up on a farm in Poland. The faith to cultivate and nurture the crops, the hope to sow the seeds and trust that God will provide a harvest, and the love to persevere through hardship, this and more was learned while he was doing chores. It was through tilling the soil and the faith of his parents that he learned many of the traits that led him to the Priesthood.


Christ within us | Maudette Carr


Date of Talk:  September 30th, 2014
Location:   ST. Giles - Oak Park IL
Presenter(s):   Maudette Carr
Work Listing(s):   Hospice Caregiver, Social Worker
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Maudette Carr, Hospice Caretaker, will share her faith at work, answering her interesting call from God for a vocation, and she will give experience based tips on death and dying.


Maudette Carr | Hope For the Good Death


Date of Talk:  September 30th, 2014
Location:   ST. Giles - Oak Park IL
Presenter(s):   Maudette Carr
Work Listing(s):   Hospice Caregiver, Social Worker
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Maudette Carr, Hospice Caregiver, will share a story of her faith at work, being called to something she feared. Hear how Maudette overcame her fear. See the care and respect given to two lives soon to end as Maudette embraced her calling with open loving arms of Jesus made real.


Faith, Hope, and Trust in God! | Susan Davis


Date of Talk:  April 16th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Susan Davis
Affiliated Group(s):   Lector
Work Listing(s):   Commercial Loan Officer
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Susan Davis, a Commercial Loan Officer, will share her faith story of how she chose God at an early age.  Hear the kind of work that God brought to her in her mysterious journey. Hear a real life story of this banker who helped a company during the 2008 financial crisis aftermath.  Learn tips on seeking asset based corporate loans.


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.


Guardians of Liberty | Tom Cline


Date of Talk:  September 13th, 2013
Location:   St. Daniel the Prophet - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Tom Cline
Affiliated Group(s):   Holy Name Society, Lector
Work Listing(s):   Author, Ethics Trainer
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Tom Cline, law enforcement trainer and head of the International Association of Ethics Trainers, will share his story as a retired police officer and how faith affects his work. Hear about Tom’s belief in Natural Law and how it affects everyone.He’ll describe the two selves inside every person and how knowing these selves leads to less tension as they merge.Hear of a policeman who told Tom the importance of his classes.Learn what police learn in his classes about responding to crisis.


That’s Why We Pray! | David Donovan


Date of Talk:  July 23rd, 2013
Location:   ST. Mary’s Episcopal - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   David Donovan
Affiliated Group(s):   Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Soup Suppers, Vestry
Work Listing(s):   Insurance Broker
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David Donovan, insurance broker, will tell us of a real life story about an accident that informed and continues to inform David how to live his faith life where his work meets his faith.Hear tips from this veteran insurance man that we all can use, for example, helping others to help themselves, living faith life as a total commitment, not a onetime event,


Faith In Work | Thomas Schippers


Date of Talk:  December 3rd, 2012
Location:   Santa Maria Del Popolo Mundelein IL.
Presenter(s):   Thomas Schippers
Work Listing(s):   Judge
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Thomas Schippers, a judge, will present a defendant’s comeback story. After many transgressions, following depression and drug violations, a psychological report indicated the defendant’s low self worth. Hear the judge’s surprising answer. See how rehabilitation can work in the court system. Hear tips on living a life that makes a difference, and tips on making work fulfilling.


Homeschool Conversion | Family First!, Donna Samano


Date of Talk:  November 17th, 2011
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Donna Samano
Affiliated Group(s):   Homeschool, Respect Life
Work Listing(s):   Homemaker, Mother, Nurse
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Donna Samano, Home Schooling Mom and Graduate Nurse, will tell a simple story of teaching her Catholic religion to her children and the humility she feels. Hear how her original quest to help her oldest son’s learning disability through Catholic home schooling brought about her own personal conversion. Hear her delight in her older children who live their faith.


Yes I Can, Joan Macpherson


Date of Talk:  January 19th, 2011
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Joan Macpherson
Website:  www.spc-church.org
Work Listing(s):   Parish Business Manager
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Joan Macpherson, our new Business Manager, joined St. Paul of the Cross staff in the spirit of Christ. With a background in business and church, hear what Joan liked and disliked. Hear her idea of a concrete example of extreme value with sensitivity. Hear her thoughts on a spirit of collaboration and why we should assume the best in each other.


Mama | Innocenzio (Gene) Taglialavore


Date of Talk:  March 17th, 2010
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Innocenzio (Gene) Taglialavore
Work Listing(s):   Electrician, Technical Representative
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Gene spoke about how his mother influenced his life, and how through her, his faith influenced his profession in his rise from electrician to emissary for his company to states throughout America.