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Listen to Young Adult Presentations

First Thursdays

Nov. 5th, 2015: The Thread of Mercy: a biblical perspective on mercy through the old and new testaments. -Mercy, that which God is and is doing is examined at great lengths in both the Old and New Testament. What does it mean to be merciful? Do we have the ability inherently, or not? Guest Speaker: Fr. Steve Clovis Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4

Oct. 1, 2015: Pilgrimage: a Journey of Faith -The importance of pilgrimages in our lives, both in a personal, and communal matter, and how life itself is like a pilgrimage. Guest Speaker: Fr. Tim Mockaitis Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5

Sept. 3, 2015: Why be a Mystic? How does a Carmelite Pray? – What is a mystic, and why should I be one? What does a Carmelite’s prayer life look like? How do I pray throughout my day, giving God all that I can? How is God calling me deeper? Guest Speaker: Brother Matthias  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Nov. 6: Mother Knows Best – What is Mary telling the modern world?Marian apparitions: What are they? Are they real? And why does she come? Guest speaker: Fr. Gary Zerr  Part 1    Part 2    Part 3

Oct. 2, 2014: Does God Tweet? Come discover what style of prayer matches your personality. Take home some new tools for cultivating your spiritual life. Guest speaker: Fr. John Kerns – Part 1       Does God Tweet? Part 2

May 1, 2014: The Call to Conversion A summary of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation: “The Joy of the Gospel” (Evangelii Gaudium). Guest speaker: Fr. Timothy Mockaitis


Aug 2: Dead Bugs on the Windshield – Finding joy in simplicity and other Benedictine wisdom for everyday living.  Guest speaker: Br. Andre Love OSB

July 5: Religious Freedom – Consequences of the Mandate.
Guest speaker: Ryan Mainard

June 7: Contemplation and Actions – Looking at Martha and Mary.
Guest speaker: Jason Kidd

May 3: Peace Be with You! Being an Easter People,
Free of Anxiety & Fear – All Year Long! Guest speaker: Bryce Herrmann

February 2: Reconciliation – Sacrament and Beyond
Guest Speaker: Fr. Tim Mockaitis

January 5: God Still Speaks. Are you listening? A strategy to read, understand and live the written Word of God. Guest speaker: Fr. Jeff Meeuwsen

December 1: A Serious Issue: Happiness. Guest Speaker: Spencer Taylor
Happines…Part 1
Hapiness…Part 2

November 3: Naturally Catholic. Does God even care if I eat organically or bring a reusable bag? Guest speaker: Rachel Hansberry
Naturally Catholic. Part 1
Naturally Catholic. Part 2

October 6: Know Your Mama: A walk through the Marian Dogmas.
Guest Speaker:  Jill Wenger

September 1: Jesus, the Center of my Life – Building a stronger relationship with the Son of God. Guest Speaker: Krisi Christensen
Jesus…Part 1
Jesus…Part 2

 August 4: More than Waiting. Guest Speaker: Jen Forsman
More…Part 1
More…Part 2

July 7: Temples of the Holy Spirit – Practical steps for caring for ourselves and our relationships.  Guest Speaker:  Martin Gay

June 2: Contemplatives in Action – A spirituality for everyday life.
Guest Speaker: Deborah Francisco

April 7: Changed by Water – Sent forth on mission through the waters of Baptism. Guest Speaker: Carolyn Trumble

March 3: Lent: Pilgrim or Tourist?
Guest Speaker: Fr. Tim Mockaitis

Guest Speaker: Fr. Brian Mullady

Guest Speaker: Denise Talbert

Guest Speaker: Dcn. Matt Libra

November 4: New Look, Same Great Taste – Understanding upcoming changes in Mass. Guest Speaker: Fr. David Jaspers
New Look…Part 1
New Look…Part 2

August 5: Who Am I & What’s the Point of this Life?! Discover the secret to living an abundant life
Guest Speaker: Fr. John Henderson

July 1st: Finding Your Secret Weapon – Overcoming Vice w/Virtue – Uncovering the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers
Guest Speaker: Fr. Ron Nelson

June 3rd: God’s Beauty in Human Sexuality and the Lie of Satan
Guest Speaker: Lynda Olsen, M.A.

May 6th: Afghanistan, the True Picture. Country, Culture, Military, Mission and Future Outcome
Guest Speaker: COL Jim Lyman, Commander, Kabul Military Training Center

April 8th: (2nd Thursday) Theosis: One Word Every Catholic Should Know
Guest Speaker: Carl Olson, M.A.

March 4th: Thinking About Prayer
Guest Speaker: Dcn. Owen Cummings, PhD

February 4th: A Hidden Army: Are Angels Real?
Guest Speaker: Fr. Gary Zerr