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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

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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.

 

FFCC April Webinar – Living the Mission: Catholic Higher Education in a Secular World

Living the Mission: Catholic Higher Education in a Secular World

Presented by:
J. Michael Pressimone, Ed.D.
President of Notre Dame College 

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About our Speaker:

J. Michael Pressimone

J. Michael Pressimone, Ed.D., became the 15th president of Notre Dame College on April 8, 2020. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Dr. Pressimone served as the president of Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Mo., since 2014. A native of Baltimore, MD, Dr. Pressimone was a first-generation college student, as are about 40 percent of Notre Dame College students. His higher education career spans more than three decades. He served as Vice President of Advancement at Alvernia University in Reading, PA; at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC; and at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA.

Dr. Pressimone is a strong relationship builder with a reputation for teamwork, collaboration and an ability and passion for bringing students, faculty, staff and the community together to achieve mutually beneficial goals. He also has been an active voice in issues of diversity and racial justice. He has written in support of greater diversity and inclusion in both the news media and for his campus constituency. He is active in the interfaith community working to promote harmony among all people of faith.

This webinar is free and open to all. 

DATE &TIME:
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Webinar begins at Noon

LOCATION:
ZOOM

REGISTRATION:
There is no charge for this live webinar, however, registration is required.

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3-4-21 Live Webinar – The Captivating and Curious Posture of JOY: How we are called to live as Missionary Disciples

The Captivating and Curious Posture of JOY:

How we are called to live as Missionary Disciples

Presented by:
Miguel Chavez, Director
Office of Missionary Discipleship at the Diocese of Cleveland

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In this presentation, filled with short stories, we will discern the importance of a posture of joy in evangelization and re-imagine what it means to be Church as we dream about the future.

How does a joyful presence, simple as it may seem, transform hearts and lead those searching for more in life to find fulfillment in a relationship with Jesus Christ? How does a posture of joy lead us to perfect play and what does that have to do with evangelization? How does joy reveal truth about who we are as missionary disciples and inspire us in our words and deeds?

About our Speaker:

Miguel Chavez serves as the Director for the office of Missionary Discipleship with the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. He has been active in ministry and education over the past 20 years, working with young adults in campus ministry and mission implementation. He is the author of the From Water into Wine: A Young Adult Ministry Program and ELPIS Leadership Development Program sponsored by The Our Sunday Visitor Institute. Miguel loves to run and train for marathons, fish, and cook. Miguel is married to his lovely bride Kristen with three children (Avery, Tessa, and Isaiah), whom he adores! He holds graduate degrees in Theology and Business.

This webinar is free and open to all. 

DATE &TIME:
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Webinar begins at Noon

LOCATION:
ZOOM

REGISTRATION:
There is no charge for this live webinar, however, registration is required.
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02-04-21 Live Webinar – Give up Worry for Lent featuring Author Gary Zimak

Give up Worry for Lent !

Gary Zimak, Catholic Speaker/Author/Radio Host

Gary Zimak is the author of several books, including Stop Worrying and Start Living, From Fear To Faith, Give Up Worry For Lent, A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible, Listen To Your Blessed Mother, Find A Real Friend In Jesus and Faith, Hope and Clarity.

He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the country and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN TV & Radio, Relevant Radio, the host of The Gary Zimak Show podcast on Breadbox Media and was the creator and host of Spirit In The Morning, which aired on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia from 2016-2018. His work has appeared in The National Catholic Register, Catholic Digest, Catholic Exchange, Catholic Philly and Seton Magazine.

Gary resides in South Jersey with his wife Eileen and daughters Mary and Elizabeth. They are members of Saint Mary of the Lakes parish in Medford, NJ.

DATE &TIME:
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Webinar begins at Noon

LOCATION:
ZOOM

REGISTRATION 

There is no charge to attend this webinar, however, advanced registration is required.

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01-7-21 Live Webinar – Greg Wasinski, Executive Director, Let Me Be Ministries (LMBM)

Why We Believe What We Believe: Restoring the Value of Family 

Greg Wasinski is a full-time Catholic Missionary, from Cleveland, OH. As a Speaker, Author, and Radio Host, he is heard daily on Sirius XM Radio’s, the Catholic Channel, as well as other media outlets. Greg is the Founder and Director of the non-profit ministry, LMBM, with a mission to serve as an extension of the church. Over the last eleven years, the ministry’s Faith and Real Life Initiative has brought live presentations to over one hundred cities, in two countries, followed up by countless hours spent guiding parishes long after. the event. All online resources are available FREE at FaithandRealLife.com.

DATE &TIME:
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Webinar begins at Noon

LOCATION:
ZOOM