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September 5, 2024 Fr. Larry Richards

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The First Friday Club of Cleveland
Featuring
Fr. Larry Richards

Presenting
on
Thursday, September 5, 2024

A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master, and author, Fr. Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life’s most profound questions. He speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counselor, and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks, presentations, and books always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds, and lives of millions of listeners, and readers worldwide.

Father Larry Richards was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school, he attended the college seminary at Gannon University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mental Health in 1983. Father Larry Richards continued his studies at the major seminary at St. Vincent in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1987. He also studied Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1989 for the Diocese of Erie, Fr. Larry Richards serves as pastor of St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community in Erie. He is also the Founder of the DME (Divine Mercy Encounter) Retreat Program for the Diocese of Erie.

Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to ‘spreading the Good News’ by educating others about Jesus Christ.

https://www.thereasonforourhope.org/meet-father-larry/ 

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Thursday, September 5, 2024
Buffet Opens at 11:30 a.m.
Program Concludes at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE
Borromeo/Saint Mary Seminary
28700 Euclid Avenue (map)
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092

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July 11, 2024 Laura Bartchak presents Responding to Human Trafficking

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The First Friday Club of Cleveland
Featuring
Laura Bartchak

Director and Founder of the Harriet Tubman Movement

Laura Bartchak is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Harriet Tubman Movement.  The Harriet Tubman Movement is an advocacy group dedicated to helping people along the road to freedom.  This group serves persons who have been victims of human trafficking – sex trafficking, prostitution, and other forms of exloitation.  (https://www.harriettubmanmovement.org/ )

Presents
Responding to Human Trafficking
on
Thursday, July 11, 2024
(IMPOTANT NOTE
This month’s First Friday Luncheon will be on
the second Thursday due to the July 4th Holiday)

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WHEN
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Buffet Opens at 11:30 a.m.
Program Concludes at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE
Borromeo/Saint Mary Seminary
28700 Euclid Avenue (map)
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092

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June 6, 2024 Fr. Nathan Cromly presents “Devotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus”

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The First Friday Club of Cleveland
Featuring Fr. Nathan Cromly
Congregation of St. John

Presents
Devotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Father Nathan Cromly is a nationally known speaker, writer, retreat leader, explorer, innovator, educator, and he is totally devoted to Our Lady. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, he has joyfully served as a Catholic priest of the Brothers of Saint John since 2007, and currently ministers in Denver, Colorado. Father Nathan’s teaching and dynamic witness has touched the lives of tens of thousands of teenagers, married couples, families, and business professionals. Father Nathan is the President and Founder of the Saint John Institute whose ministries have been inspiring, equipping and engaging Catholics since 2003. There are three integrated ministries: Eagle Eye Ministries whose outreach and formation to young adults through retreats and excursions inspires them to lead; the Saint John Leadership Institute that equips adults to lead through in-person courses and on-line classes and webinars; and the Saint John Leadership Network that engages business and family leaders to Dare Great Things for Christ by integrating Catholic leadership into the family, culture and professional world through formation, fellowship and prayer.

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WHEN
Thursday, June 6, 2024
Buffet Opens at 11:30 a.m.
Program Concludes at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE
Borromeo/Saint Mary Seminary
28700 Euclid Avenue (map)
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092

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May 2, 2024 First Friday Luncheon Father Damian Ference presents “The Real Presence in a Year of Eucharistic Revival”

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The First Friday Club of Cleveland
Featuring Fr. Damian Ference
Vicar for Evangelization
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Presents

Thursday, May 2, 2024

“The Real Presence
in the Year of Eucharistic Revival”

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WHEN
Thursday, May 2, 2024
Buffet Opens at 11:30 a.m.
Program Concludes at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE
Borromeo/Saint Mary Seminary
28700 Euclid Avenue (map)
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092

Fr. Damian Ference is a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland where he serves as Vicar for Evangelization, Secretary for Parish Life and Special Ministries, and as Professor of Philosophy at Borromeo Seminary. He holds a licentiate in philosophy from The Catholic University of America and a doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He writes regularly on the intersection of faith and culture for a variety of outlets and is the author of the award-winning book, The Strangeness of Truth (Pauline Books & Media, 2019). Fr. Ference is the founder and director of {TOLLE LEGE} Summer Institute and is a life-time member of the Flannery O’Connor Society. You can follow him on Twitter @frference.
Taken from: https://www.wordonfire.org/author/fr-damian-ference/

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