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52 minutes | a month ago
91. Mark Conzemius
Today’s Show Our guest today is Mark Conzemius, President at the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota. Mark has been president of the Foundation since 1994, and during that time he has significantly grown the assets by inviting the faithful of the Diocese of Sioux Falls to leave a legacy of love and faith. Mark has a long history in leadership, relationship development, fundraising, and public speaking, and a deep faith that guides him in this mission. Join Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend for this inspiring discussion and learn how Catholic Stewardship has come alive in Eastern South Dakota. Watch the video presentation of this discussion Recorded March 6, 2021 About the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls The Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls was established in 1889 by Pope Leo XIII, and has been a significant presence in eastern South Dakota. For 125 years, it has not only spread the message of the Gospel but has lived the message through its ministries and parishes. Through spiritual and sacramental outreach, educational endeavors, and a commitment to service, the Church has made a difference in people’s lives. They strive to continue this tradition by making the Diocese an even better place to live, learn, work and worship. The Diocese of Sioux Falls is headed by Most Rev. Donald E. DeGrood and numbers over 120,000 baptized members. The post 91. Mark Conzemius appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
36 minutes | a month ago
90. Cande de Leon, “The Heart of the Mission”
Today’s Show Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend talks with Cande de Leon, Executive Director of the Office for Mission Advancement in the Diocese of Phoenix about his new book, Heart of the Mission: Simple Ways to Bring People to Jesus. In the book, Cande shows what it takes to get back on track. With wisdom and humor born of his own experience, he shows how our Christian mission always begins and ends with people. To help us live this in our daily life and work, he guides us through three transformational principles for ministry and life: Strengthening relationships, Boldly growing engagement, and Connecting people to the mission. Whether you are a pastor, part of a parish staff, or a volunteer at your home parish, these principles apply to you. Because if we really want to make transformational change in our Church and our world, we first have to recognize the people in front of us — who they are, what they need, what gifts God has given them, and how he is inviting them to participate in the mission of the Church. Not merely another program to transform your parish, this book offers a simple yet radical invitation to roll up your sleeves and make a difference by getting back to basics. Order Heart of the Mission on Amazon. About Cande de Leon Cande de Leon has served as executive director of the Office of Mission Advancement for the Diocese of Phoenix since 2016. He leads a team committed to advancing the mission of Christ through stewardship, evangelization, and discipleship formation. He spent seven years in the Diocese of Corpus Christi serving as the director of parish stewardship and development, where he raised over $37 million (with a goal of $18 million) for the Legacy of Faith ~ Future of Hope Capital & Endowment Campaign. Cande has been married to his wife, Rosemary, for 23 years. They have four daughters. Watch the video presentation Recorded February 26, 2021 The post 90. Cande de Leon, “The Heart of the Mission” appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
55 minutes | 2 months ago
89. Guiding and Strengthening California Catholics
Today’s Show Advancing Our Church visits the beautiful state of California again this week through a conversation with the Most Reverend Ramón Bejarano, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, and Deacon Jose Reyes, Parish Life Coordinator of St. Stanislaus Parish in Modesto, CA. Bishop Bejarano and Deacon Reyes discuss their ministries and service to parishioners through justice and peace, teaching, and the sharing of their gifts with the Latino community. Both men recently served together when Bishop Bejarano was pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish where Deacon Reyes now serves as Parish Life Coordinator, a relatively new position in his diocese. Hear how they are engaging Catholics and making a difference in the lives of many in California. Changing Our World‘s Anna Vallez joins Jim Friend to facilitate this discussion. Watch the video of our discussion: Recorded February 23, 2021 www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfS9HliS_O0 Dear Friends, During this Season of Lent, I invite you to visit my wife, Kristin’s YouTube Channel to pray with our family. Each video features our family praying the Holy Rosary, Stations of the Cross, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and much more. Kristin’s Crosses YouTube Channel can be found at www.youtube.com/kristinscrosses. Below are the Scriptural Stations of the Cross by Saint John Paul II. Let’s keep each other in prayer during our 2021 Lenten journey. Peace – Jim Friend Please visit this episode’s home page for the full video: www.advancingourchurch/bishopbejarano The post 89. Guiding and Strengthening California Catholics appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
41 minutes | 2 months ago
88. Nancy Padberg, CEO of Catholic Education Arizona
Today’s Show Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend interviews Nancy Padberg, President & CEO of Catholic Education Arizona, a scholarship organization based in Phoenix, Arizona with a mission to make it possible for underserved families in Arizona to have a quality, Catholic education for their children. Nancy has been in her role for 2 years. She has her Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and MBA from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business. Nancy has served on the boards of Pepperdine University and Iowa State University, Greenlee School of Journalism Board, and currently serves on Catholic Charities BOD in Arizona. Nancy believes in creating high-performance teams and environments with respect, value, and trust for associates through continuous communications. She spent most of her career in Los Angeles and San Francisco, leading marketing and media companies. Nancy has been married to her husband, David for 30 years and they have three children and two dogs! Nancy is very proud of her father who is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and her grandfather Felix who built the altar at their church, St. Patricks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Mission of Catholic Education Arizona The mission of Catholic Education Arizona is to make it possible for underserved families in Arizona to provide a quality, Catholic education for their children. Through the support of the tax credit, every child has an equal opportunity to pursue an education that allows them to reach their highest potential. Our organization provides both individual and corporate Arizona taxpayers to directly choose what their taxes support. 99% of the students of the Diocese of Phoenix graduate high school and 97% continue to post-secondary education or enter military service. That means that Catholic Education Arizona and Arizona taxpayers work together investing in Arizona’s economy and the education of the next generation. Watch the video of our conversation Recorded February 19, 2021 The post 88. Nancy Padberg, CEO of Catholic Education Arizona appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
77 minutes | 2 months ago
87. Faith and Fundraising in 2021
Today’s Show: 2020 forced us to reimagine many of our longstanding fundraising best practices, from major gifts to direct marketing and events to grant writing. What did we learn, what new ideas will we keep, and how will our strategies need to evolve as we emerge into a post-pandemic world? Join Changing Our World’s Jim Friend, host of the Advancing Our Church Podcast for this conversation to hear from fellow Catholic leaders about their new insights and recommendations for sustained donor support in 2021. Our special guests include Joseph M. Gillmer, CFRE® CSPG CAP®, Executive Director of Development, Archdiocese of Washington, Sarah Hanley, President and CEO, The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP), Lisa Quist, Chief Development Officer, Edmundite Missions, and Kevin R. Callahan, Director of Special Events, SOAR! Support Our Aging Religious, Inc. We begin our episode with our guest, Kevin Compagna, Director of Sales and Service at Catholic Purchasing Services, Inc. who will share information about a special opportunity for Catholic Schools. Watch the video of the conversation The post 87. Faith and Fundraising in 2021 appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
49 minutes | 2 months ago
86. Fr. Frank S. Donio, S.A.C., D.Min.
On Today’s Show Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend interviews Fr. Frank S. Donio, S.A.C., D.Min., Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center and a member of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottine Fathers and Brothers). Fr. Frank is also Executive Director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men of the United States (CMSM), the national organization representing leaders of Catholic religious institutes for men, monasteries, and societies of apostolic life in the United States. Jim and Fr. Frank discuss the life-giving mission of the Catholic Apostolate Center and how they have adapted and enhanced their ministry through the pandemic. Fr. Frank also shares the joys and opportunities of the religious life for the CMSM and closes with some thoughts on the upcoming season of Lent. About Fr. Frank Fr. Frank’s academic background, teaching, presenting, pastoral and administrative work is focused primarily around evangelization, spiritual formation, and pastoral practice that fosters greater co-responsibility and collaboration among all the baptized. Father holds additional provincial, national and international leadership positions in the Pallottines and in the Union of Catholic Apostolate (UAC), an international public association of the faithful founded by St. Vincent Pallotti in 1835. Fr. Frank is the former Provincial Rector of the Immaculate Conception Province of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate. Some of his other prior assignments include Provincial Director of Formation, Pastoral Director of St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, MD, and Chaplain of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken, NJ. Fr. Frank writes, presents and gives numerous interviews on evangelization, co-responsibility and collaboration in ministry and apostolate, pastoral planning, Church leadership and management, and Catholic and Pallottine spirituality. He has spoken at various colleges and universities, schools of Theology, dioceses, and national and international conferences as well as on radio, television, and podcasts. He also provides consultation to Catholic dioceses, religious communities, and organizations in the United States and internationally. Fr. Frank and the Center are recipients of the Gaudium et Spes Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry. The award is its highest honor and recognizes an outstanding individual or organization for promoting understanding of the Church in the world according to the vision of Vatican II. He collaborated with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the development of Living as Missionary Disciples: A Resource for Evangelization and on the Convocation of Catholic Leaders. Fr. Frank served as a Consultant to the USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis and Consultant to the Archdiocese of Baltimore for pastoral planning and assisted in the development of its Be Missionary Disciples planning process. He is a Lecturer in the undergraduate Theology program in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America. At the graduate level, he teaches at St. Joseph’s College of Main in the online Theology program and taught part-time at Fordham University in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. He teaches in the areas of Catholic mission, pastoral ministry, spirituality, ecclesiology, and Church management and leadership. Fr. Frank is a recipient of the Part-Time Faculty Award for Teaching Excellent in Ecclesiastical Schools from The Catholic University of America. Fr. Frank has an extensive background in young adult ministry, particularly at the collegiate level, and has assisted pastorally at various universities in Maryland and the District of Columbia over the last twenty-two years. Currently, he assists the Office of Campus Ministry at The Catholic University of America. He is also significantly involved in chaplaincy with the Knights of Columbus, including three terms as State Chaplain of the District of Columbia, and serving currently as Chaplain of The Catholic University of America Council 9542. While in Baltimore, he served as a chaplain of the Baltimore City Fire Department. He serves on several boards. He is past President of The Catholic University of America Alumni Association, former Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Washington Theological Union, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School and former At-Large Member of the Board of Directors of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men of the United States. Fr. Frank holds a Doctor of Ministry in Adult Spiritual Formation from The Catholic University of America (CUA), as well as a Bachelor of Arts in History (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and a Master of Arts in Church History from CUA. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Washington Theological Union and a Master of Science in Church Management from Villanova University School of Business. Born in 1966, Fr. Frank is originally from Hammonton, New Jersey, the oldest of four sons of Frank (deceased) and Angela Donio. He made his first consecration as a Pallottine in 1986 and his ordination to the priesthood was in 1994. Watch the video of the conversation Recorded February 9, 2021 The post 86. Fr. Frank S. Donio, S.A.C., D.Min. appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
49 minutes | 3 months ago
85. The Procedo Project
Happy Catholic Schools Week! On today’s show, Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend and Fred Roberts have a conversation with Alex Urrea, Managing Partner and Director of Educape and, CEO of The Procedo Project and Andrea Chavez-Kopp, Chief Learning Officer for The Procedo Project. The Procedo Project is a nonprofit organizatiion with a mission to develop, implement and curate innovative models of Catholic education. Their goal is to partner to build capacity toward self-sustaining Catholic schools, serving as beacons for innovative academic and operational practice while continuing to be inspirational communities of faith. Alex and Andrea talk about the resources at Eduscape and the mission of The Procedo Project. They also share information about their upcoming conference, Forefront 2021; an event focused on Catholic Schools with a focus on innovation and sustainability. The keynote for Forefront 2021 is Peter H. Reynolds, Author, and Illustrator for several books and series include JUDY MOOT, THE DOT, BE YOU, SAY SOMETHING, and more. Learn more about Forefront 2021. Alex UrreaManaging Partner and Director of Eduscape & CEO of The Procedo Project Alex is the son of Colombian immigrants who emigrated to the U.S. in 1966 and shortly became U.S. citizens, entrepreneurs and now grandparents to six grandchildren pursuing higher education. He credits his grandmother with grounding him in Catholic faith and still remembers his first day at American Martyrs School in Bayside, NY when she cried with joy at the sight of seeing him in his uniform for the first time. He is the product of 18 years of Catholic schools and universities. It is his lifelong appreciation and passion for Catholic education that compelled him to launch The Procedo Project. Alex has founded two education companies and is currently the Managing Partner of Eduscape, a professional learning organization that has impacted nearly 800,000 educators in the U.S. and 23 other countries. At Eduscape, he leads a team of innovative, former classroom teachers who develop and deliver exemplary learning experiences for teachers across several disciplines, including EdTech integration, Early Education, STEM, SEL and Cultural Competency. He is also the founding President of his community’s educational foundation, Chair of the West Bergen Mental Health Foundation and Co-Founder of the Innovative Catholic Schools Network. Andrea D. Chavez-KoppChief Learning Officer, Procedo Project Andrea brings 20 years of experience to The Procedo Project as a nationally recognized expert and thought leader in the field of Catholic education, particularly in the area of digital transformation. Andrea began her teaching career in 2000 as a high school social studies teacher at St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples, FL. Andrea also served as Confirmation Coordinator and High School Youth Minister for the St. Paul Catholic Community in Pensacola, FL and later as Middle School Lead Teacher, 6-8 STEM Co-Teacher, Faculty Technology Mentor, iPad Coordinator and G-Suite Administrator as well as Youth Minister for St. John the Evangelist School in Panama City, FL. In her five years at NCEA, Andrea gained national recognition as a leader, innovator, writer and speaker. She vastly improved and expanded the digital professional development offerings available to members and led the charge in content creation and strategic partnerships. She has served on multiple national committees contributing to the work not only of NCEA but of NCCL, NFCYM, the USCCB and many others. She recently earned the distinction of being an ISTE certified educator and works as a consultant and author for several Catholic publishers. Andrea has a B.A. in secondary education and history as well as an M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership, both from St. Leo University and is currently pursuing an MBA.. She resides in Northern VA with her two teenage sons. You can connect with her on any social media platform @adkopp76 or find her on Saturday mornings via the #CatholicEdChat PLN on Twitter. Watch the video of our conversation Recorded January 26, 2021 The post 85. The Procedo Project appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
34 minutes | 3 months ago
84. NCEA Prepares for Catholic Schools Week
Interview with NCEA’s Margaret Kaplow Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend interviews Margaret Kaplow, Director of Marketing and Communications, Public Relations and Publications Manager for the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Today, we’ll learn about the important role that Margaret plays for the NCEA and how the NCEA supports Catholic Schools through Marketing programs, Catholic Education publications and so much more. Margaret was educated in Catholic Schools from Kindergarten through college. She previously worked for The Washington Post in the editorial department and then as an editor in public relations and communications. Today you’ll hear how Margaret helped establish an educational services department that partnered with teachers to a create top-notch curriculum that incorporated newspaper content to teach all subjects. Margaret is a native to Washington, D.C., where she graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Georgetown. Margaret received a bachelor’s degree in English and Geography from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Enjoy the video presentation Recorded on January 20, 2021 The post 84. NCEA Prepares for Catholic Schools Week appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
59 minutes | 3 months ago
83. Leveraging Catholic Schools Week
How are you leveraging Catholic Schools Week for your enrollment and philanthropic efforts? Join us for this informative conversation with our experts Jennifer Melville Trefelner, Diocese of Palm Beach, Kristin Moore, Archdiocese of Seattle with Gavan Mooney and Jim Friend from Changing Our World. For more information about Catholic Schools Week, please visit NCEA’s website by clicking here. 2021 Catholic Schools Week: Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2021 is January 31 – February 6. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2021 is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. Recorded January 13, 2021 The post 83. Leveraging Catholic Schools Week appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
46 minutes | 3 months ago
82. Vivian Shannon, Fulcrum Foundation
On Today’s Show… Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend interviews Vivian Shannon, Executive Director of the Fulcrum Foundation, serving the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Catholic schools. Vivian brings tremendous energy and experience to the mission of Catholic Education along with a deeply personal and spiritual connection through our Blessed Mother, which she explains. Learn more about Vivian and the Fulcrum Foundation through this engaging episode. About Vivian Shannon Vivian Shannon joined the Fulcrum Foundation in October 2019. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Vivian served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer for the YMCA of Greater Seattle, where she successfully oversaw a $180M comprehensive campaign. Vivian also previously managed a $350M comprehensive campaign (which raised $421M) at the United States Military Academy at West Point as the Campaign Director, while working for the West Point Association of Graduates. Vivian has nearly 25 years’ experience building relationships, growing and developing teams, and creating strategies for success. Vivian lives in Bonney Lake, WA with her husband Joe, and is the proud mom of four adult children (two boys and two girls); one of her daughters is a cadet at West Point. When not working, Vivian enjoys Broadway shows, travel, reading, and spending time with her family. She is a proud alum of the University of Washington, and is also a huge Seahawks fan–Go Hawks! The Mission of the Fulcrum Foundation Founded in 2002, the Fulcrum Foundation leverages financial assistance to support and strengthen Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle primarily through tuition assistance grants, school partnership grants, and grants for transformational leaders. The post 82. Vivian Shannon, Fulcrum Foundation appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
38 minutes | 4 months ago
81. Heroic Priests – Engaging Young People
On Today’s Show Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend, Anna Vallez and Fred Roberts talk with Fr. Anthony Mongiello and Fr. Giuseppe Esposito from St. Anne Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Fr. Mongiello and Fr. Esposito have been creating fun and in some cases, hilarious videos on Facebook for the children of their parish elementary school as a way to reach out to their community during this pandemic. If you would like to see their videos, please visit the St. Anne School Facebook page. At the end of our episode, the Changing Our World staff offers you Christmas Greetings. This will be our last episode for 2020. Our podcast will return the week of January 11, 2021. We hope that you have a blessed Christmas Season and a wonderful New Year! Thank you for a great year! Recorded December 16, 2020 Our Guests Rev. Anthony P. Mongiello, Th.M., M.Ed., PastorBorn in 1954 in Glenolden, Delaware County, PA, Fr. Mongiello attended Catholic schools through St. Joseph’s University, graduating in 1976. He attended St. Charles Seminary, Philadelphia and Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, PA, and was ordained a priest on May 10, 1980. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education Counseling at Kutztown University of PA and served in high school ministries full and part-time, from 1981 through 2000. Fr. Mongiello has served as pastor in St. Joseph Parish, Girardville (1994-2000), St. Jerome Parish, Tamaqua (2000-2002), and St. Anne’s, Bethlehem (2002-present). Rev. Giuseppe Esposito, Assistant PastorFr. Esposito was raised in the McAdoo area and graduated from Marian Catholic High School in 2000. He attended Leigh Carbon Community College and graduated DeSales University with a BS in Nursing. With the completion of his studies at St. Charles Seminary, he was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Schlert on June 1, 2019. Fr. Esposito was assigned to St. Anne Parish in June 2019. Fr. Esposito also serves as Chaplain to Lehigh University Newman Center. The post 81. Heroic Priests – Engaging Young People appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
54 minutes | 4 months ago
80. Giving Tuesday: Catholic Schools
Today’s Show Changing Our World’s Jim Friend, Anna Vallez, and Fred Roberts host a discussion with Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the Diocese of Allentown for a conversation on their strategies for #GivingTuesday. Our guests today include: Rebecca Arcarese, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School, Seattle, WAPaige Banks, Bellarmine Preparatory School, Tacoma, WAPatricia Decker, St. Hubert’s Catholic High School for Girls, Philadelphia, PAMark Napierkowski, Mercy School for Special Learning, Allentown, PAErin Oest-Larsen, St. Joseph School, Seattle, WAAllie Thomas, O’Dea High School, Seattle, WA CARES Act As referenced on today’s podcast, here is an important update regarding the CARES Act… Did you know that the CARES Act has changed charitable deduction allowances? Individuals are allowed increased deductions for 2020 charitable contributions. Individual taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions are allowed a $300 above-the-line deduction. For those who itemize, the AGI limitation for deductions of cash contributions is increased to 100% of 2020 adjusted gross income (up from the normal 60%). The new provisions only apply to cash contributions and are not applicable for donations to donor-advised funds, private non-operating foundations and supporting organizations. Note also individuals subject to the required minimum distribution requirements for IRAs and other qualified plans are not required to take an RMD for 2020. GivingTuesday: Catholic Schools Originally Aired on December 2, 2020 The post 80. Giving Tuesday: Catholic Schools appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
36 minutes | 5 months ago
79. Msgr. Andrew Baker: 47 new seminarians amidst a pandemic
On Today’s Show: Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend welcomes Msgr. Andrew Baker, Rector for Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland to talk about his success of recruiting 47 new seminarians to the University for the 2020-2021 Academic year in the middle of the pandemic. We discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for recruitment and fundraising for this national seminary. If you like this episode, please listen to Episode #4 for more of Msgr. Baker and Mount Saint Mary’s University. About Msgr. Andrew Baker: Msgr. Baker was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Allentown in 1991. He has served in various parishes including as Pastor of the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Siena. Msgr. Baker has taught high school students, served as a Catholic university chaplain, as a faculty member of St. Charles Seminary, and on the Congregation for Bishops in Rome. November 2020 The post 79. Msgr. Andrew Baker: 47 new seminarians amidst a pandemic appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
44 minutes | 5 months ago
78. Our 2020 Parish Christmas Experience
Today’s Show The Christmas Mass is a joyous time that will require special care and preparation this year as will our year-end giving strategies. Today, we welcome special guests Fr. Ron Bagley and Msgr. Louis Marucci to discuss creative ways to plan for a fulfilling liturgical experience in your parish this Christmas, and the importance of year-end giving to a healthy parish budget. Our Guests Rev. Ron Bagley, CJM, Pastor, St. Patrick Catholic Community, Carlsbad, California Fr. Bagley has been an ordained priest for 43 years and a member of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudist Fathers). He has also worked for many years in the formation of lay and ordained ministers, including 12 years in the Philippines. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree focusing on empowering shared ministry in parishes. Rev. Msgr. Louis A. Marucci, D.Min., Pastor, St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Gibbsboro, New Jersey Msgr. Marucci has been an ordained priest for 33 years and holds four Masters Degrees and a Doctorate in Ministry. His areas of specialty are in the fields of Medical Moral Theology, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Planning, Operational Administration, and Philanthropy & Development. November 18, 2020 The post 78. Our 2020 Parish Christmas Experience appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
45 minutes | 5 months ago
77. Transforming Parish Communities
Today’s Show How do we transform our parish communities in the season of Advent? What would it take for our parishes to be communities where divine mercy is experienced and shared? How do we engage our parishioners in this sacred season of preparation for the birth of Jesus? Join Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend and Anna Vallez with special guests Annie Sarlo and Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B. for a stimulating conversation about the Pastoral Conversion Advent Conference 2020 scheduled for December 6-10, 2020. About Our Guests Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B.General Manager, Programming Manager and an On-Air Host of We Are One Body® Catholic radio (WAOB®), Director of Spiritual Formation at Saint Vincent Seminary and co-author of a book with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB called Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love. Annie SarloDeputy Secretary for Evangelization and Formation, Diocese of Allentown. Annie is an Apostle of Jesus Christ with over 27 years of experience in Catholic ministry, Annie has a contagious joy and passion for evangelization. The Pastoral Conversion Advent Conference 2020Join Fr. James Mallon, Msgr. Brian Bransfield, Jonathan Reyes, Brandon McGinley, and many more as they teach and share their experiences towards the pastoral conversion of the parish. Mark your calendar for Dec 6-10, 2020!For more information visit https://www.pastoralconversionconference.com Click below to view the entire discussion November 11, 2020 The post 77. Transforming Parish Communities appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
55 minutes | 5 months ago
76. Going Virtual with Parish Activities
Think twice before canceling that special parish event or activity! Parish and diocesan events/activities can not only raise money, but they also build community. Join us for a conversation on activities that lead to a more close-knit and committed parish community plus hear about events that have raised significant dollars during the pandemic. This is the first of our Advancing Our Church: LIVE of Facebook series with Changing Our World co-hosts Jim Friend, Anna Vallez, and Fred Roberts. This week, our team is rejoined by Dave Baranowski, from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and Mariann Gilbride, CFRE from the Diocese of Camden. Join us each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on Facebook for our live conversation. View the entire discussion below. The post 76. Going Virtual with Parish Activities appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
71 minutes | 5 months ago
75. Advancing Our Parishes Through Challenging Times
Today’s Show On today’s show, we replay the October 27, 2020 webinar panel discussion called Advancing Our Parishes Through Challenging Times. During the conversation our panelists discuss ways that parishes and dioceses have successfully engaged parishioners throughout the pandemic; and how these Church leaders have adopted effective strategies for maintaining and improving crucial aspects of parish life, including communications, offertory, and outreach. Our panel is moderated by Changing Our World‘s Anna Vallez and Fred Roberts with special guests Dave Baranowski, Director of Parish Stewardship and Leadership Formation in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Mariann Gilbride, CFRE, Director of Development for the Diocese of Camden, Rev. Msgr. Paul T. Dotson, Pastor of St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, CA, Rev. Rex Hays, Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson, CA, and Rev. William Hoffman, Pastor of St. Philip Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin. If you liked today’s conversation, please join us for Advancing Our Church: LIVE on Facebook in November and December on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. (ET). Visit our AOC Facebook page to RSVP for this event. Advancing Our Parishes Through Challenging Times October 27, 2020 The post 75. Advancing Our Parishes Through Challenging Times appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
46 minutes | 6 months ago
74. Msgr. Louis Marucci: Impacting through Stewardship & Leadership
Today’s Show Shawn Trahan, Senior Managing Director for Changing Our World talks with Msgr. Louis Marucci, about his very successful capital campaign at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, and his unique approach to fundraising. The two also discuss his role in the Diocesan Capital Campaign that Changing Our World conducted in partnership with the Diocese of Camden. Shawn Trahan brings over 20 years of fundraising experience in Catholic Philanthropy to this great conversation. Rev. Msgr. Louis A. Marucci, D.Min Monsignor Louis Marucci was born in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in Gibbstown, NJ, and was educated at St. Michael Elementary School and St. James High School in Carney’s Point, NJ. He attended Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York, and was ordained on May 23, 1987. He was named a Chaplain of His Holiness by Pope John Paul II on March 18, 2000, and given the title Reverend Monsignor. Monsignor Marucci holds four Master’s Degrees and a Doctorate of Ministry. He received a Master of Divinity Degree from Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY, the Master of Arts Degree in Medical Moral Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA, the Master of Arts Degree in Philanthropy and Development from The University of St. Mary in Winona, Minnesota and the Master of Science Degree in Church Management from Villanova University in Villanova, PA. In addition, he earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree (Specializing in Medical Moral – End of Life Issues) from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Monsignor holds the Vatican Diploma for Catechesis and a Certification in Catholic Social Teaching in addition to the Certification in Planned Giving. His areas of specialization are in Medical Moral Theology, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Planning, Operational Administration, and Philanthropy & Development. He was appointed Pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle parish on June 14, 2010. Despite his paralysis, consequential to his diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (six months after he was ordained), he sees every challenge as an opportunity. Monsignor Marucci loves to ski using adaptive equipment and has a passion for Music as a harpist. In addition to his Pastoral Ministry at St. Andrew the Apostle, he serves as a consultant to several non-profit organizations assisting in Strategic Planning and the incorporation of “Best Practices” to establish Comprehensive Development Initiatives. The post 74. Msgr. Louis Marucci: Impacting through Stewardship & Leadership appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
50 minutes | 6 months ago
73. Empowering Clergy on Stewardship
Today’s Show How do you engage and train clergy to talk about Stewardship? What are the key ingredients to having that conversation with parishioners? How does a Sacramental Worldview come into play? Join Changing Our World’s panel of experts today as they discuss empowering clergy with the spirituality of stewardship. Our host, Jim Friend participates on the panel with Changing Our World, Managing Directors Mary Doorley Simboski ACFRE, and Fred Roberts, and special guests Tomasz Kierul, Director of Development at St. John’s Seminary in Boston and Anna Schulten, Office of Development in the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau. You can find out more about Anna by visiting her website at https://annaschulten.com Don’t miss our bilingual parish webinar next week… The post 73. Empowering Clergy on Stewardship appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
42 minutes | 6 months ago
72. Moving In-Person Events to Virtual
Today’s Show In March 2020, Changing Our World‘s client, Chestnut Hill College, located in Chestnut Hill, PA, transitioned its Annual Scholarship Gala into the Hold Hope High Scholarship Challenge, an online event that exceeded all goals. On today’s show, guest Erin Wooley, MBA, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Chestnut Hill College presents the college’s success story as a workshop at the 2020 International Catholic Stewardship Conference. Listen to the audio version of the session or watch the entire presentation on video by scrolling down or clicking here. About Chestnut Hill College Established in 1924, Chestnut Hill College (CHC) was founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph as a Catholic, four-year, liberal arts institution for women, and became co-educational in 2003. Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., the longest-serving college president in the Greater Philadelphia Area, has boldly led CHC through several transformational times in her 27 years at the helm. Today, the College’s undergraduate population is a microcosm of the global society, comprised of roughly 60 percent women and 50 percent racial and ethnic minorities. Last Fall, CHC welcomed one of its largest undergraduate classes in more than a decade, with students coming to campus from 11 states, including Virginia, California, and Texas — as well as 14 countries, including Argentina, Tanzania, Korea, and New Zealand. Providing a values-based education and creating educational opportunities for students from all backgrounds is in the College’s DNA. And while CHC may be small in size, with just over 1,700 students, they have a global footprint. Students graduate ready to lead successful careers and live meaningful lives, and oftentimes, the outcome is a catalyst for positive change in society. The post 72. Moving In-Person Events to Virtual appeared first on Advancing Our Church .
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