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January 6, 2022 Luncheon: “The Catholic Call to Health” with Lindsay Fullerman

Thursday, January 6, 2022 │11:30 am – 1:00 pm  
Registration table and luncheon buffet open at 11:30 am

The City Club of Cleveland | 850 Euclid Ave | Cleveland, OH 44114

The City Club requires all guests to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status unless you are eating or drinking. The health and safety of event attendees is our priority. Any local or venue COVID-related protocols in place at the time of the event will be enforced. Your flexibility with regard to this evolving health crisis is appreciated.

Lindsay Fullerman, MA, PN2, SSC
Coach and Founder, Fit From Faith
www.fitfromfaith.com

“The Catholic Call to Health”

Lindsay received a Master’s degree in Theology from Saint Mary’s Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology (BSc.) from Kent State University’s School of Education, Health and Human Sciences and a minor in Sports Administration. She is an expert in wellness coaching and habit change and also holds Strength and Conditioning, Sports Nutrition, and Pn2 Coaching certifications.

While working as a fitness athlete and strength coach for nearly ten years, she struggled with her own body image, dieting, and living in extremes with food and exercise. It was only after developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and understanding her Catholic roots that she began her healing journey towards interior freedom and balanced living. During her time coaching high school sports and teaching, Lindsay felt called to create Fit From Faith to educate Catholics on healthy and balanced living. Through her own journey, she realized how to be fit in mind, body, and spirit through the practice of virtue and habit change. Now she is eager to give back and help others do the same. “Ultimately we experience inner freedom and peace when we’re healthy and well. We can also serve others more joyfully,” she says.

Lindsay serves as the Health and Wellness Adviser at Borromeo and Saint Mary Seminaries in Wickliffe, Ohio. She is currently working on her Theology of the Body certification through the Theology of the Body Institute.

Cost                   
$30.00/per ticket or $150.00/Table of Six

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All attendees must register in advance and reservations must be received by noon on 12/30/21. If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office to cancel by noon 12/30/21 to avoid a charge for the event.

December 2, 2021 Luncheon: “The Logic of Being Catholic” with Dr. Ray Guarendi

Thursday, December 2, 2021 │11:30 am – 1:00 pm  
Registration table and luncheon buffet open at 11:30 am
Sponsored by The Kurtz Family

The City Club of Cleveland | 850 Euclid Ave | Cleveland, OH 44114

The City Club requires all guests to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status unless you are eating or drinking. The health and safety of event attendees is our priority. Any local or venue COVID-related protocols in place at the time of the event will be enforced. Your flexibility with regard to this evolving health crisis is appreciated.

Dr. Ray Guarendi, Catholic Psychologist, Author and Speaker www.drray.com

“The Logic of Being Catholic”

Dr. Ray Guarendi is the father of 10, a clinical psychologist, an author, a public speaker and a nationally syndicated radio host. His radio show “The Doctor Is In” can be heard weekdays on over 440 stations and Sirius SM satellite radio. Dr. Ray’s national EWTN television series, “Living Right With Dr. Ray” is in its 6th season. His television program dispenses advice along with wit and humor to provide answers to life’s daily family issues.

For over 40 years, Dr. Ray has experience working with parents, families, educators, juvenile courts, substance abuse programs, mental health centers and a private practice. 

Dr. Ray’s in-depth experience has led to him to write his best-selling book, You’re A Better Parent Than You Think! by putting the power and authority back in the hands of parents and providing parenting techniques that result in well-adjusted children. He has several other books as well as books on the Catholic faith. 

Dr. Ray has given over 3,000 talks around the country on topics from smart parenting; happier marriages; successful families and a variety of motivational themes. His audiences include professional associations, women’s & men’s groups, churches, industry conferences, teachers, hospital personnel and more.

Cost                   
$30.00/per ticket or $150.00/Table of Six

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All attendees must register in advance and reservations must be received by noon on 11/26/21. If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office to cancel by noon 11/26/21 to avoid a charge for the event.

November 4, 2021 Luncheon: Andrew Philbin Sidewalk Advocates For Life

Thursday, November 4, 2021 │11:30 am – 1:00 pm  
Registration table and luncheon buffet open at 11:30 am

The City Club of Cleveland | 850 Euclid Ave | Cleveland, OH 44114

The City Club requires all guests to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status unless you are eating or drinking. The health and safety of event attendees is our priority. Any local or venue COVID-related protocols in place at the time of the event will be enforced. Your flexibility with regard to this evolving health crisis is appreciated.

Andrew Philbin – Sidewalk Advocates For Life
www.sidewalkadvocates.org

Andrew Philbin is a life-long resident of Cleveland, Ohio who had a strong reversion back to his Catholic faith two years ago.  He answered God’s call to be a voice for the voiceless and became the program Director for Sidewalk Advocates for Life – Cleveland.  This group, since its inception on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 2020, has helped 63 women to walk away from the busiest abortion facility in the State of Ohio and into life-affirming resources that they desperately needed to make a choice for life.  He attended Saint Ignatius High School and washed airplanes at Burke Lakefront after school in exchange for flying lessons at the age of 14.  He is currently employed as an Airbus captain and Lead Line Check Airman at a major airline.  

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that fear is an extremely powerful emotion.  If we asked anyone five years ago if they thought all Catholic Churches would shutter their doors and we would not have access to the real presences of our Eucharistic Lord, the thought would be inconceivable.  Women facing unexpected pregnancy are afraid.  How do we as Catholic Christians respond to that fear and give them that which sets us apart from non-believers, hope?

Cost                   
$30.00/per ticket or $150.00/Table of Six

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All attendees must register in advance and reservations must be received by noon on 10/29/21. If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office to cancel by noon 10/29/21 to avoid a charge for the event.

September 30, 2021 Luncheon: “Faith on a College Campus: Where the Church Meets the World” with John Scarano

Thursday, September 30, 2021 │11:30 am – 1:00 pm  
Registration table and luncheon buffet open at 11:30 am

The City Club of Cleveland | 850 Euclid Ave | Cleveland, OH 44114
The City Club requires all guests to wear a mask as of August 4th. The health and safety of event attendees is our priority. Any local or venue COVID-related protocols in place at the time of the event will be enforced. Your flexibility with regard to this evolving health crisis is appreciated.

John B. Scarano – Director of Campus Ministry
John Carroll University

Faith on a College Campus: Where the Church Meets the World

For students, college is a time to search for meaning, and to make decisions that often impact the rest of their lives. Campus Ministry’s mission is to accompany students on this incredible journey. We strive to equip students to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging and purpose.  Campus Ministers are privileged to help young people explore life’s big questions, and to stretch them to a place where they can embrace their faith, a faith that may look very different from our own.  Over the span of the past 35 years, I have come to rely on God’s grace to be powerfully active and abundantly available on campus.  While this Church on campus is often misunderstood, the stories of grace that I have heard and witnessed attest to the reality that faith on a college campus is alive and well, vibrant, compelling, and authentic. 

In August, 2003, he began his tenure as the Director of Campus Ministry at John Carroll University.  Prior to coming to Cleveland, he served as the Director of the Newman Catholic Student Center at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, IL, and as the Diocesan Director of Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Belleville, IL.  He has also served as the Director of the Catholic Student Center for the University of Miami, in Florida, and the Director of Campus Ministry at Ursuline College.  John has a Master’s degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in Scripture.  He has been a full time, lay minister in the Catholic Church since 1981.  

Cost                   
$30.00/per ticket or $150.00/Table of Six
$15 Special Student Rate

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All attendees must register in advance and reservations must be received by noon on 9/24/21. If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office to cancel by noon 9/24/21 to avoid a charge for the event.

September 9, 2021 Luncheon: “How to Live Courageously Catholic!” with Francisco (Paco) Gavrilides STL

Thursday, September 9, 2021 │11:30 am – 1:00 pm (the luncheon is being held one week later due to Labor Day weekend)
Registration table and luncheon buffet open at 11:30 am

The City Club of Cleveland | 850 Euclid Ave | Cleveland, OH 44114
The City Club requires all guests to wear a mask as of August 4th. The health and safety of event attendees is our priority. Any local or venue COVID-related protocols in place at the time of the event will be enforced. Your flexibility with regard to this evolving health crisis is appreciated.

Francisco (Paco) Gavrilides STL
“How to live courageously Catholic!”

Since the time of his conversion to Catholicism in 1968, Paco Gavrilides has dedicated his life to serving Christ in the Church with a passion to share the Gospel. As a teacher, speaker, and evangelist, Paco has worked with many dioceses, movements, and individuals both nationally and internationally.  He has been especially active in leadership formation, men’s ministry, family ministry, and evangelization among Hispanics and African Americans. Paco is currently serving as Homiletics Instructor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, a post he has held since 2011. He received the equivalent of the STB at the Archdiocesan Seminary in Monterrey, Mexico, and completed his Licentiate Degree in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart.

Paco’s activities and ministerial experiences includes: For more than twenty years (1974-1995), he was involved in lay missionary work, helping to form small ecclesial communities throughout Latin America, Spain and the United States. For ten years (2002-2012) he was Coordinator and Emcee for the Detroit Archdiocesan-wide Catholic Men’s Conferences, a work of preaching, teaching and counseling that involved local, national and international men’s ministry. For six years (2006-2012) he served in the Detroit Archdiocese Office for Evangelization. He is co-founder of New Leaven (2009), a ministry of discipleship and transformation to individuals and couples seeking a deeper maturation in Christ. www.newleaven.org. He has actively collaborated with the mission work of Renewal Ministries, an outreach dedicated to evangelization and spiritual renewal in the Catholic Church, nationally and internationally. He has been active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and evangelistic outreach to university students with particular emphasis on African-Americans and Hispanics.

As a frequent conference speaker, with bilingual skills in English and Spanish, Paco gives retreats and missions on faith and conversion, spiritual growth and prayer, and spiritual leadership and family life. With his wife, Inez, he gives retreats and workshops for married couples. Paco and Inez have three children and reside in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Cost                   
$35.00/per ticket or $175.00/Table of Six

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All attendees must register in advance and reservations must be received by noon on 9/3/21. If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office to cancel by noon 9/3/21 to avoid a charge for the event.

August 5, 2021 Luncheon: “Heart of a Shepherd” with Rev. Mark A. Latcovich, Ph D.

Thursday, August 5, 2021 │11:30 am – 1:00 pm 
Registration table and luncheon buffet open at 11:30 am

The City Club of Cleveland | 850 Euclid Ave | Cleveland, OH 44114
While vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask, The City Club requires unvaccinated guests to do so.  Review The City’s Club’s guidance on their website.

Rev. Mark A. Latcovich, Ph D.
President- Rector
Borromeo and Saint Mary Seminaries

About the Program
The Heart of a Shepherd initiative is an extraordinary endeavor designed to strengthen and better meet the needs of the Saint Mary and Borromeo Seminaries, its seminarians, and the newly-ordained and retired clergy, while aiding the parishes in recovery from the economic impact of the pandemic. 

Attend this event to learn more about this initiative from Rev. Mark A. Latcovich, Ph D. who has served as Rector of Borromeo Seminary and Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology Since July, 2013.  He is a graduate of Borromeo Seminary where he earned a BA in English Literature and Theology in 1977, in 1981 was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland and received his M.Div from Saint Mary Seminary, and in 1986 completed an MA in theology from the seminary as well. 

Cost                   
$35.00/per ticket or $175.00/Table of Six

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All attendees must register in advance and reservations must be received by noon on 8/2/21. If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office to cancel by noon 8/2/21 to avoid a charge for the event.

7/9/21 – FFCC July Community Service Project at St. Augustine Hunger Center

 

St. Augustine Parish is known throughout the community for its services that help address the needs of the poor and the homeless such as food, clothing, emergency funding for rent and utilities, furniture, appliances and advocacy for those seeking medical help.

On Friday, July 9th from 9:00am -1:00pm join members of the First Friday Club Community as we assist the St. Augustine Hunger Center with their hot meal program. Two shifts are available. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required

DATE &TIME: 
Friday, July 9, 2021
Two shifts are available:
Shift A – 9:00am — 11:00am
Shift B – 11:00am — 1:00pm

LOCATION:
St. Augustine Hunger Center 
1400 Howard Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Click Here for Directions

REGISTRATION:
To register, please send an email to our Administrator:
Mary Sawyer — admin@firstfridayclubcleveland.org  
Please indicate if you prefer Shift A or Shift B. 

Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

 

 

 

6/3/21 June Webinar – Peter’s Shadow – Healing Prayer Ministry

THE POWER OF HEALING PRAYER

Jesus still heals today. Not only does Jesus still heal today, but healing is
also a very powerful form of evangelization. Jesus never preached the
Gospel of the Kingdom of God without demonstrating the presence of that
Kingdom through signs, wonders, and miracles. Healing is the most
frequent demonstration of God’s love.

Healing prayer is much more than just physical healing. It encompasses
healing of the whole person, memories, emotions, fears, anxieties, physical
and spiritual It encompasses healing of the whole person, memories, emotions, fears, anxieties, physical and spiritual.

Founded in 2016 Peter’s Shadow is a Healing Prayer Ministry whose
mission is to build up the church by bringing people closer to Jesus Christ
through healing and conversion of hearts.
We have established teams of Catholic Christians who have been called
and gifted to bring the Kingdom of God to others through the healing power
of Jesus Christ.

Join us on June 3 to learn more about Peter’s Shadow and the Healing Power of Prayer.  There is no charge for this webinar. All are welcome.

Our Presenters:

 

MaryBeth Garvin
Co-founder, Administrator, Primary Core Team Member

 

 

 

Michael Ragon
Co-Founder, Administrator, Primary Core Team Member

 

 

 

John Smith
Primary Core Team Member, Unbound Coordinator

 

 

DATE &TIME:
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Webinar begins at Noon

LOCATION:
ZOOM

REGISTRATION:
There is no charge for this webinar. Advanced registration is required

RESERVE NOW 

 

FFCC May Webinar – Speaker and Broadcaster Trapper Jack (Philip Keller) – 5/6/21

Mary, His Messenger 

Using his own special brand of wit, Trapper Jack, will have you inspired and awakened to the wonder of Our Lady.  Discover the many messages, blessings and warnings that our Heavenly Mother has delivered throughout the centuries.  What is the meaning of her many titles and appearances, like Guadalupe, Lourdes and Fatima?  Why does Jesus continue to send His Mother to us?  Through Trapper’s humorous and unique storytelling, learn what the message Mary has for you! 

This webinar is free and all are welcome. 

About our Speaker 

Trapper Jack (Philip Keller)

Hall of Fame broadcaster, Trapper Jack, a family-friendly morning radio host for over thirty years, helped radio listeners in Cleveland, Ohio, wake up with his unique blend of wit, civic pride, and spirituality.

As a young man, Trapper left what he felt was a boring and disconnected God. 30 years later, a series of miraculous encounters ignited his faith. These powerful events now fuel Trapper’s inspirational talks.

Since his departure from secular radio in 2012, Trapper has taken to using his microphone to share his faith through podcasts and uplifting presentations. Since 2013, he has produced and hosted the Touched by Heaven and Blind Faith Live podcasts as well as produced the CD’s “Did You Hear What God Just Said,” and “Mary, His Messenger.”

Trapper is legally blind from a degenerative retinal disease. He thanks God for the blessing of blindness because it led him back to his Catholic faith. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two adult children and are members of the liturgical commission of their parish, St. Bernadette Church, Westlake, Ohio. The two have been instrumental in bringing the miraculous water of Lourdes into the church and extending the hours of Eucharistic adoration. Trapper also serves as Lecturer and Faith Director in the Knights of Columbus.

For more information, visit https://trapperjackspeaks.com

DATE &TIME:
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Webinar begins at Noon

LOCATION:
ZOOM

REGISTRATION:
Registration for this event is now closed.