Posts Tagged ‘Faith Blessings’

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.


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.


Lullaby to the Unborn Child | Jeanne Ferrini


Date of Talk:  May 29th, 2017
Location:   Mary Seat of Wisdom - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Jeanne Ferrini
Affiliated Group(s):   Respect Life
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Jeanne Ferrini, mother, will share a flashback story of birth, love, joy and suffering. Embrace Jeanne’s journey as a mother and her mindfulness through it all, to turn to God for peace and consolation. Hear this mother of five and grandmother of 16 share her inside tips on being a mother.


Declaration of Work to God | Susan Davis


Date of Talk:  March 29th, 2017
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Susan Davis
Work Listing(s):   Commercial Loan Officer
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Susan Davis, a Senior Vice President in commercial lending at a major national financial institution, will share a story of declaration.  Hear Susan’s struggle, while doing work she preferred, yet seemingly being left behind.  Hear this strong woman double down at her former employer before moving to her new employer.  She credits Declaration in her Work Meets Faith small group, humbly offering her gift in banking back to God. Hear how quickly God opened doors, and how her prayers were answered.


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!


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.


Eucharistic Adoration | Rev. Francis J. Hoffman


Date of Talk:  May 27th, 2015
Location:   Relevant Radio - Green Bay WI
Presenter(s):   Rev. Francis J. Hoffman
Website:  www.relervantradio.com
Work Listing(s):   Radio Announcer
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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, “Fr. Rocky”, Executive Director of Relevant Radio, will share a real life story of the transformative power of the Holy Eucharist.  Hear this inspiring story.  Experience the blessings God has in mind for you in regular Eucharistic Adoration. If you have a problem, bring it to Jesus!


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.


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.


Lord, use me! | Michael Sullivan


Date of Talk:  November 25th, 2014
Location:   St. Lambert - Skokie IL
Presenter(s):   Michael Sullivan
Work Listing(s):   Attorney, Consultant
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Michael Sullivan, Attorney and Consultant to business and non-profit leaders, will share a story of constraint and release. Hear how Michael took a risk with the Holy Spirit to bring breakthrough to a client. Hear tips on how to step aside and let the Holy Spirit breakout in the most unexpected places.


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.


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.


Sense of Community | Jeff Liautaud


Date of Talk:  May 26th, 2013
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Jeff Liautaud
Website:  www.loquate.tv
Affiliated Group(s):   Lectio Divina, Lector, Men’s Club
Work Listing(s):   Wealth Management
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Jeff Liautaud, a family office wealth manager, will share a story of an experience of his years ago in Manhattan that began what was to become a lifelong avocation building sense of community. Hear the fruition of his work of over 40 years in his journey working out his own salvation and finding God’s plan in love of neighbor. Hear the practical benefits to the sense of community being lived out today in Park Ridge that offers a Faith Seminar of Park Ridge – “Where Work Meets Faith.” Hear tips on empowerment.


A Generous Heart | Sr. Sue Dunning


Date of Talk:  March 14th, 2013
Location:   St. Edward the Confessor - Dana Point CA
Presenter(s):   Sr. Sue Dunning
Affiliated Group(s):   San Felipe de Jesus
Work Listing(s):   Minister of Faith Formation
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Sr. Sue Dunning, C.S.J. has been a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange for 33 years and currently is the San Felipe de Jesus Minister of Faith Formation and Religious Education. Early in her religious life she felt a call from God to serve the poor of Mexico. For 15 years, she lived with and served the Mexican people of Guaymas, Sonora and Tijuana, Baja, CA. She has a love and passion for serving the poor and is actively involved with the homeless in Orange. In parish ministry, she shares her love of people and talents of music, dance and spirituality in a variety of ways.