Posts Tagged ‘Family First’

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.


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.


On the Road! | Gilberto Kuzuhara


Date of Talk:  April 13th, 2015
Location:   Mary Seat of Wisdom - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Gilberto Kuzuhara
Work Listing(s):   Consultant
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A supply chain Consultant, who travels around the country and else where will share what he has learned to do in his spare time when on the road. Hear how faith formation affects his everyday.


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.


Living A Life of Gratitude | Lori Sloss


Date of Talk:  May 26th, 2013
Location:   St. Edward the Confessor - Dana Point CA
Presenter(s):   Lori Sloss
Work Listing(s):   Insurance Concierge Services
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Lori Sloss provides comprehensive insurance services, and is a school mother and active parishioner. She has a love of giving back to and actively supporting others. Lori will discuss how her faith helped her to deal with a challenging situation in her work life, and how she grew in her religion because of the experience, strengthening her individual and family values.


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.


An Inch Away From Heaven | Donna Couch


Date of Talk:  March 14th, 2013
Location:   St. Edward the Confessor - Dana Point CA
Presenter(s):   Donna Couch
Work Listing(s):   Director of Faith Formation
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Donna Couch is the Director of Faith Formation at St. Edward. She is an accomplished author and also has experience as a retreat guide, master catechist and college professor. Donna will discuss her return to the faith and how that pathway unexpectedly became the center of her life’s work. She will suggest ways to grow spiritually while balancing the needs of family.


Blessed to Have You | Rene’e Bourke


Date of Talk:  February 1st, 2013
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Rene’e Bourke
Work Listing(s):   Speech language Pathologist
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Rene’e Bourke, a Speech Language Pathologist, will share a story of a breakthrough with one of her clients. Hear the humility she felt when she learned of an outcome that made her grateful to God. Hear tips learned from this professional working in special education that we all can use. For example, her job situation calls for empowerment in patience and her tips largely relate to this empowerment.


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.


Tutor | Frances Johnson


Date of Talk:  October 16th, 2012
Location:   St. Juliana - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Frances Johnson
Affiliated Group(s):   Choir, Scripture Studies
Work Listing(s):   Music Teacher, Violin Teacher
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Frances Johnson (McDonough), a scripture teacher and violinist, will present a story of spiritual growth of one of her scripture students. Having gone to Sunday mass, an old testament reading brought to mind the student’s recent study of the same passage in class. Because the student had studied the passage, the student knew the beginning and the end of the story, with the passage in the middle. Hear Frances’ joy as the student beamed about the relevance of scripture not only to mass but also to everyday life.


Theology of the Body Learnings | Richard Grebenc


Date of Talk:  May 30th, 2012
Location:   Our Lady of Ransom - Niles IL
Presenter(s):   Richard Grebenc
Affiliated Group(s):   Bible Study, Knights of Columbus
Work Listing(s):   Teacher
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Richard Grebenc, a teacher and graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, will talk of an experience he had while teaching Theology of the Human Person. Hear his story of a student who was taking his class and her thoughtful response. Hear why Rich above all appreciates class participation that fosters openness and respect for each other, while he seeks to present the Church’s teaching in a true light.


Reservoir of Grace | Mark Middendorf


Date of Talk:  March 21st, 2012
Location:   Lighthouse Catholic Media - Sycamore IL
Presenter(s):   Mark Middendorf
Website:  www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org
Work Listing(s):   President
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Mark Middendorf, President of Lighthouse Catholic Media will tell us how to be a reservoir, not just a channel of faith. Hear three Lighthouse pillars to the reservoir of faith. Hear Mark’s real life story of conversion, consecration, and affirmation. Hear how Mark was fortified to go out and share recorded Catholic talks from a Park Ridge lending Library, which became an Apostolate to God’s mercy and tenderness.


Inspiring Faith | Thomas Kashul


Date of Talk:  February 15th, 2012
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Thomas Kashul
Affiliated Group(s):   Knights of Columbus
Work Listing(s):   Telecommunications, Director
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Thomas Kashul, Director of Telecommunications at American Medical Association, will talk of transitioning into this job and a role that faith played. Hear an example of the kind of work he does with telephone systems. Hear an inspiring life changing story of a desire to travel to Medjugorje which was placed in his heart and which came to fruition thru faith and prayer. Hear tips to grow your faith from this experienced practitioner.


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.