..:: June 26th, 2010 Speakers ::..
ALSO: The de
Souza Family Singers
"The Family As A Sacrament to the World"
Come hear the riveting, personal testimony of a former lapse-Catholic who lived the American dream and almost had an abortion.
Award-winning writer, radio/television talk show host, comedienne, and Catholic mother...all rolled into one! She currently hosts "St. Joseph Radio Presents", reaching 85 million people worldwide through WEWN.
Acclaimed for her versatility, Colleen Hammond delivers an enduring message filled with down-to-earth wisdom, inspiration, and humor. Colleen brings a fresh and creative approach to living out the Catholic Faith daily, and helps thousands of people each year make positive and virtuous changes in their lives.
"Music and the Culture of Life"
Dr. Alice von Hildebrand
Ardent pro-life activist, composer, and acclaimed performer, Eric Genuis' premier performance took place in Poland and was attended by 15,000 people. Since then, word of mouth has continued to drive Genuis’ career and led him to perform worldwide, upwards of 100 concerts each year.Eric has received praise from music industry greats such as John Debney (Film Composer for The Passion of the Christ), who proclaimed "From a musicians perspective, Eric Genuis' music is brilliant- superbly crafted, unique in style and expertly performed."
A devoted Catholic husband and father, Eric is committed to the pro-life cause. With the "Partnership for Life", he generates support for RVs in order to offer free pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound directly to women on the streets.
Don't miss Eric's presentation and performance with three musicians, only at “Cast the Gauntlet” II!
"The 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart"
Mr. Raymond de Souza is Founder and Director of the Saint Gabriel Communications international apostolate of Apologetics and Evangelization in Australia, the United States and South Africa; Program Director for Portuguese-speaking countries for Human Life International; EWTN program host; Director of the Sacred Heart Legion and Grand Knight of the Knights of the Sacred Heart.
He edited Henry VIII’s ‘Defence of the Seven Sacraments’ to help Anglicans and Lutherans come home to Rome. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for Catholics Come Home.
Fluent in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian, he has assisted religious education programs at parishes, schools, and lay organizations in 15 countries of five continents. He was awarded the “Michael Bell – Initiatives for Life” by the International Alliance of Catholic Knights in 2002. In this apostolate he is greatly assisted by his wife Theresa. Their marriage has been blessed with eight children.
A powerful preacher and motivated spiritual director following the footsteps of Saint Joseph Marello, Founder of the Oblates of Saint Joseph, Fr. Gregory Finn was ordained in 1989.
He studied for a Masters in Dogmatic Theology in the Angelicum and for a License in Theology of the Religious Life at the Claretian Institute of the Pontifical Lateran University. Returned to the Our Lady of Sorrows Province in Pennsylvania in 1991, Fr. Finn has served in various roles: Assistant Pastor of St. Rocco’s Church in Pittston, PA and Pastor of St. Anthony’s Church in Exeter, PA and as Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Pittston, PA, as Vocation Director, Assistant Master of Novices in the International Novitiate in Barletta, Italy, as Seminary Rector at St. Joseph’s Oblate Seminary in Laflin, PA, as Provincial Treasurer and as Provincial Superior of Our Lady of Sorrows Province.
Currently he is serving as Pastor of Holy Annunciation Parish in Hazleton, PA. He just concluded several years of service as Vice Provincial and Provincial Secretary.
The offering of spiritual direction is a tradition among the Oblates of St. Joseph, starting with their Founder, St. Joseph Marello. Inspired by the vision of their Founder who saw that St. Joseph offered a pathway of unique closeness to Christ by means of a humble and hidden life and an especially intense personal union, the Oblates seek to be available to others seeking a closer union with the Lord.
Fr. Finn has been personally called upon by priests, religious seminarians and laypeople of all ages to assist them. It currently comprises one of his main apostolates in Hazleton.
Also participating: the de Souza Family Singers (www.FamilySingers.net)
This conference started at 9:00 AM with Mass, ending at 4:30.
A hot lunch was provided with coffee and tea was available throughout the day.
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