Posts Tagged ‘Survival’

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.


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.


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.


Leap of Faith | Nick Costello


Date of Talk:  February 22nd, 2016
Location:   Holy Name Cathedral - Chicago IL
Presenter(s):   Nick Costello
Website:  www.healnigeria.org
Work Listing(s):   Development Director
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Nick Costello, President of Home to Enhance African Life (HEAL), a 501c3 charity, will share a story of stretching his faith. When a friend asked him in his career of sales to do something he was not planning, his life changed. Hear the amazing story of aid to the marginalized and poor of Africa, to seek to create a new Garden of Eden.


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.


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.


To Make a Difference in Someone’s Day | Michael Kitt


Date of Talk:  July 15th, 2013
Location:   ST. Mary’s Episcopal - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Michael Kitt
Work Listing(s):   Deacon, Financial Consultant
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Michael Kitt, Episcopalian Deacon and financial consultant, will share a story of bringing the sacred into the everyday.Hear this touching story of making one life better thru an unexpected offer.Hear Michael’s daily review of trying to make a difference in a person’s life.Hear tips on bringing light and faith into the everyday.


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.


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.


Safety, Baby | Barbara Glownia


Date of Talk:  July 30th, 2012
Location:   Safety, Baby! - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Barbara Glownia
Affiliated Group(s):   Saint Paul of the Cross Youth Group
Work Listing(s):   Youth Group
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This youth group video shows how a draw away from safety is overcome with safety at “Safety, Baby!” “Safety, Baby!” is retro slang expressing mutual affection toward safety. It refers to a public location for a sampling of youth witness videos usually reserved for a private setting only for the youth group. Ordinary youth present their story of providing, thru the presenter’s chosen work, extreme value for the common good. By grace, God is at work, where their life meets their faith. Videos of their presentations proclaim a culture of the goodness of God. “Safety, Baby!” shows why parents, youth, and mentors prefer safety in a vibrant faith community, over unsafe ways. But in the end, it is the youth’s choice of a culture of the goodness of God that makes the difference. Parent-Youth-Mentor results not only in a village triangle of faith, but also in “Safety, Baby!” Good villages build a better world.


A Woman For Others | Caroline Hopkinson


Date of Talk:  May 1st, 2012
Location:   Safety, Baby! - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Caroline Hopkinson
Website:  www.vocationnetwork.org
Work Listing(s):   Author, Social Media Specialist
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Caroline Hopkinson, a multi media editor for Vision, a top ranking vocation magazine, will share a personal experience of gratitude. Hear how her involvement participating in, and not just covering an assignment in Rochester, N.Y., led her to insights she might not otherwise have received. Hands on and full of ideas, hear this recent college graduate talk about vocation not just to the religious life, but each to our work, and how to make a difference.


Parish Nursing, Linda Burk


Date of Talk:  September 21st, 2011
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Linda Burk
Website:  www.spc-church.org
Affiliated Group(s):   Caregivers Circle of Faith
Work Listing(s):   Nurse, Nutritionist
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Linda Burk, Parish Nurse of 18 years experience at St. Paul of the Cross, will share a dramatic story involving human health and compassionate caring. Hear her real life story of danger and ministry. Learn her role as our parish nurse and some inspiring tips.


We have to Turn to Prayer | John Koch and Damian Emmer


Date of Talk:  May 19th, 2011
Location:   St. Paul of the Cross - Park Ridge IL
Presenter(s):   Damian Emmer, John Koch
Work Listing(s):   Martial Arts Instructor, Martial Arts Student, Master
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John Koch, a martial arts instructor, will share a spiritual story of a young boy asking for guidance about his mom. Hear a true mentor’s perspective on building the family through values. Devoted to Christ, Master John leads by personal example.