Posts Tagged ‘Devotion’

Faith, Hope, and Clarity


Date of Talk:  October 19th, 2017
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
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Affiliated Group(s):   Apostolate of Women
Work Listing(s):   Homemaker
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Loretta Mulcrone, mom, will share her faith story of raising her family.  Faced with special needs of 2 of her 4 children, hear how she did it. Hear tips, oiled by uncommon hardship, that any parent can use.  Witness the peace she feels today and the source of her joy.


Video 9 Deacon Lou Riccio | Imitation of Christ


Date of Talk:  June 21st, 2017
Location:   St Theresa - Palatine IL
Presenter(s):   Deacon Lou Riccio
Work Listing(s):   Deacon
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Louis A. Riccio, Charismatic Renewal Deacon, a receiver of gifts from the Holy Spirit, will share his conversion story from married dad to National Charismatic Renewal Representative from the Archdiocese of Chicago. Understand the highlights of his 42 year journey of charismatic renewal as part of the Catholic Church. Hear his faith journey centered on his most powerful conversion experience.


Frontline – Answering the Call | Dawn Behnke


Date of Talk:  June 16th, 2017
Location:   Iworship Center
Presenter(s):   Dawn Behnke, Dawn Behnke
Work Listing(s):   President
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Dawn Behnke, President of Illinois Federation for Right to Life, will share how she became an Illinois State lobbyist. Dawn lives in Springfield. Hear a real life story from her of lobbying in faith. Dawn will also share 3 practical pro life tips for laity to make a difference to legislators.


One Brief Christmas Moment | Deacon Tom Lambert


Date of Talk:  May 25th, 2017
Location:   Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Deacon Tom Lambert
Work Listing(s):   Deacon
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Deacon Tom Lambert, of Mental Illness Ministries, will share a Christmas story of working with a homeless woman who sought help. Hear the unusual outcome and surprise ending. This lifelong expert on mental illness, not by choice but by circumstance, will share tips on the most healing things we can do when faced with a loved one with mental illness. A deacon of the Catholic Church, Tom is best qualified to tell us how our work meets our faith when dealing with mental illness.


If You Have Faith You Can Figure It Out | Nancy Nugent


Date of Talk:  April 12th, 2017
Location:   St. Francis Borgia - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Nancy Nugent
Affiliated Group(s):   Charismatic
Work Listing(s):   Swim Instructor
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Nancy Nugent, a receiver of gifts from the Holy Spirit, will share a story about speaking out. Hear the consolation that Nancy received that came from an unexpected source. Hear a miraculous story of divine providence at her age 3. Hear Nancy’s tips on leading a devout life.


And Grace Happens | Brother Jim Fogarty


Date of Talk:  January 25th, 2017
Location:   Brothers and Sisters Of Love - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Brother Jim Fogarty
Work Listing(s):   Executive Director
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Brother Jim Fogarty, of Brothers and Sisters of Love, will share his story of 30 years walking the streets of Chicago to knock on the gates of heaven. When the gates open, he goes to areas of violence ministering to victims of violence in the poorest areas of Chicago. Passionate follower of Christ, who also had a walking ministry, Bother Jim will share his story about his Catholic Ministry working with street gangs, sometimes even trading gang bullets for his brand of gang peace by example of love.


Unceasing Connection


Date of Talk:  May 14th, 2016
Location:   Queen of All Saints - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Richard Wenzl
Affiliated Group(s):   Respect Life, Divine Mercy
Work Listing(s):   President
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Rich Wenzl, Founder of Wenzl Co. displays, will share an experience of being asked to be a volunteer to raise funds. Hear his amazing story of being pressed into service, encouraged by a close friend, and his secrets to success with volunteers. Learn what makes Rich tick: placing God first in his life, his early formation, and the importance of the sacraments. Journey with Rich, Chicagoland’s Johnny Appleseed of Divine Mercy!


The Weapon of Medjugorje | Guy Murphy


Date of Talk:  February 22nd, 2016
Location:   St. Domitilla - Hillside IL
Presenter(s):   Guy Murphy
Website:  www.medj1.com
Work Listing(s):   Founder of Totally Yours Co.
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Guy Murphy, Chemical Engineer, Inventor and founder of Totally Yours Pilgrimages, will share his conversion experience. From skeptic to believer, understand what this man went through to become an advocate for devout pilgrims and a Marian Conference lead organizer. Single with a vocation, hear this man’s love of Our Lady, Mary, Mother of Jesus.


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.


Top 3 Tips To Build Community


Date of Talk:  July 12th, 2015
Location:   Good Heart Festival - Wascott, WI
Presenter(s):   Jeff Liautaud
Affiliated Group(s):   Stone Soup
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Jeff Liautaud, sense of community expert, will share his top 3 tips for use in a diverse values group with a common interest like a family, a community, or a work place. Hear tips on how to step aside and make the sense of community blossom naturally. Discover how to obtain extreme value from hearing what each member values the most. Drawing on 45 years experience, these life giving tips are simple, yet profound.


Mother Mary, Help Me. | Maria and Richard Portis.


Date of Talk:  May 7th, 2015
Location:   St. Norbert - Northbrook IL
Presenter(s):   Richard Portis
Affiliated Group(s):   Bible Study, Man to Man
Work Listing(s):   Trader
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Maria and Richard Portis, parents, will together share a story of travel to Rome for the sainthood of Pope John Paul II.  What started out as a good plan unraveled before their eyes with three small children.  Hear the good outcome of a cross accepted and a consolation received.  Hear tips on raising children that we all can use.


Christ’s Moment | Bill Ulivieri


Date of Talk:  November 25th, 2014
Location:   St. Catherine Laboure - Glenview IL
Presenter(s):   Bill Ulivieri
Website:  www.cenaclecapital.com
Work Listing(s):   Financial Advisor
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Bill Ulivieri, former floor trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange and owner of Cenacle Capital Management, will share what lead to a renewal in his heart about his Catholic faith. Hear how this renewal played out in his parish. Hear him tell how this affects the way he runs his investment advisory firm.


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.