Posts Tagged ‘End of Life’

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.


Senior Care | Mary Gail Reding


Date of Talk:  May 29th, 2017
Location:   Our Lady of the Angels -Chicago, IL
Presenter(s):   Mary Gail Reding
Affiliated Group(s):   Miraculous Medal
Work Listing(s):   Geriatric Care Manager
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Mary Gail Reding, President of Caring Hearts for Seniors, LLC, will share her story of geriatric care management. Hear of a person who came back to a quality of life not previously enjoyed in years. Mary Gail was a former Development Director of the Association of the Miraculous Medal. See why there is a sparkle in Mary Gail’s eyes.


My Brother, Jim | Jeff Liautaud


Date of Talk:  November 2nd, 2016
Location:   Divine Mercy Outreach - Chicago IL
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Hear Jeff Liautaud reconciling himself to the imminent death of his brother, Jim, by nurturing and caring for Jim. Hear the power of the Divine Mercy and the providential role of others in this true story.


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.


Music Therapy | Nancy Swanson


Date of Talk:  March 7th, 2014
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Nancy Swanson
Website:  www.musictherapyillinois.org
Affiliated Group(s):   Choir
Work Listing(s):   Music Therapist
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Nancy Swanson, a board-certified music therapist, will share an inspirational story of how a terminally ill woman was surrounded by the strength of God, her family, and the power of music.  Hear Nancy discuss how she used live music in the moment to create an atmosphere of worship, connection, support, and joy.  Hear how Nancy adapts her plans for her life, to be more open to hear God’s plan for herself. Hear her tips on how we can all use music to strengthen our connection with God and others, to increase our relaxation, and to focus on the positive.


Penetrating Love! | William Lederer


Date of Talk:  January 9th, 2014
Location:   Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Glenview IL
Presenter(s):   William Lederer
Affiliated Group(s):   Cursillo, Kiwanis
Work Listing(s):   Playwright and poet
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Bill Lederer, a retired fundraiser, will share an experience of being lost in the Grand Canyon. He will tell of a  harrowing near death experience and what saved him. Understand how he sought God and felt God’s love thru love and prayers of his family.  Hear a surprising ending.


God’s Find. | William Lederer


Date of Talk:  January 8th, 2014
Location:   Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Glenview IL
Presenter(s):   William Lederer
Affiliated Group(s):   Cursillo, Kiwanis
Work Listing(s):   Playwright and poet
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Bill Lederer, a retired fundraiser, will share an experience of being lost in the Grand Canyon. He will tell of a  harrowing near death experience and what saved him. Understand how he sought God and felt God’s love thru love and prayers of his family.  Hear a surprising ending.


Faith | Joseph Schmidt


Date of Talk:  September 11th, 2013
Location:   St. Patrick High School Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Joseph Schmidt
Work Listing(s):   Educator
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Dr. Joseph Schmidt, President of St. Patrick High School, will tell us of his faith journey.Hear his deep loss upon his wife’s, Lynn’s, death.Hear Lynn’s message to Joe, and to all, at Lynn’s funeral.


A Retreat Gift of Faith! | Tom O’Connor


Date of Talk:  May 28th, 2013
Location:   St. Peter - Volo IL
Presenter(s):   Tom O’Connor
Work Listing(s):   Consultant, Teacher
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Tom O’Connor, a consultant, will tell us a story of healing.Hear his journey upon returning from retreat to learning of his own cancer, that he believes was healed thru prayer.Hear his deep trust in God. A simple Hail Mary may be more powerful than any earthly request. Hear tips from this man of faith.


Coming Home | Joseph Schmidt


Date of Talk:  May 10th, 2013
Location:   St. Patrick High School Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Joseph Schmidt
Work Listing(s):   Educator
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Dr. Joseph Schmidt, President of St. Patrick High School, will tell us of his faith journey. Hear how he joined, and remained at St. Patrick’s for 46 years, under providential circumstances. Hear of his St. Pat mentors, including his greatest mentor, his wife Lynn. Hear his deep loss upon Lynn’s death. Hear Lynn’s message to Joe, and to all, at Lynn’s funeral.


Our Little Corner of the World | Mary Jo DiRe


Date of Talk:  April 11th, 2013
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Mary Jo DiRe
Affiliated Group(s):   Sunday Night Suppers
Work Listing(s):   Coordinator
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Mary Jo DiRe, Volunteer, Co-coordinator of the Sunday Supper Program, will tell a journey of how an attempt to establish a PADS homeless shelter in Park Ridge led to the formation of a community-wide effort to feed the hungry. Hear the story of how a challenging time in our community led to creation of a positive and thriving ministry that serves the less fortunate and how her own faith journey became intertwined with that process. Mary Jo will speak about being open to God’s will and the goal of bringing compassion and love to “our little corner of the world.


A Chaplains Gifts | Brian Brown


Date of Talk:  February 1st, 2013
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Brian Brown
Affiliated Group(s):   Lectio Divina, Ministers of Care
Work Listing(s):   Chaplain, Teacher
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Brian Brown, a chaplain, will tell us what it takes to be a lay chaplain. Hear about a hospital patient and the trust she placed in Brian. Hear how grace permeated that encounter. Hear tips on being a good listener that we all can use. Hear tips on dealing with the home bound. Hear how Brian felt a tender part of his heart touched by God through his ministry.


Finding More Than Work | Matthew Petrash


Date of Talk:  January 7th, 2013
Location:   Mary Seat of Wisdom - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Matthew Petrash
Affiliated Group(s):   Knights of Columbus
Work Listing(s):   Sales and Marketing Director
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Matthew Petrash, a sales and marketing director, will tell us his family story of faith together. Transitioning from a job in California to moving his wife and new child back to Chicago hear Matt’s story of deep faith until he found work. Hear Matt tell us firsthand about challenges that don’t seem to be able to be overcome. Hear where Matt finds Christ.


Presence | Terry Madl


Date of Talk:  November 13th, 2012
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Terry Madl
Website:  www.getintog-ear.com
Work Listing(s):   Founder
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Terry Madl, Founder and First User, of “Gear” will tell us of an endurance race of his across the Sahara Desert in Africa and how it affected his faith life. Hear the peace he felt in his reconciliation with the death many years ago of his then 3 year old daughter Emalie. Hear about the help of an unexpected friend. Hear how what began as a 3rd quest for a personal best in Marathon Des Sables, the 151 mile endurance race in Morocco, resulted in peace beyond understanding. Hear Terry’s understanding of the real test of the presence of God that comes is how our life is changed always towards loving others.


When Its God, You Know It! | Terry Madl


Date of Talk:  November 12th, 2012
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Terry Madl
Website:  www.getintog-ear.com
Work Listing(s):   Founder
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Terry Madl, Founder and First User, of “Gear” will explain how he knew he had an experience of a presence of God and how it affected his faith life. Hear the peace he felt in his reconciliation with the death many years ago of his then 3 year old daughter Emalie. Hear Terry’s understanding of the real test of the presence of God that comes is how our life is changed always towards being positive and acting in faith.