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Young Adult Ministry (YAM) was the Archdiocese of Chicago’s outreach service to women and men in their twenties and thirties, married and single. YAM director Darius Villalobos and YAM coordinator Pablo Padilla led discussions on a wide range of topics that connected faith with everyday life for young adults.

Discovering the Catholic Native American Presence in Chicago

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Co-hosts Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic interview Archdiocese of Chicago Deacon Bill Frere and Jody Roy, Director of the Kateri Center located at St. Benedict Parish in Chicago (at Irving Park Road near Western Avenue). Deacon Bill and Jody explain the ministry of the Kateri Center, the outreach to the large Native American population in the Chicago area and how the Catholic Native Americans come together in their diversity and pray and worship our One Lord. Details about this fascinating center, how you can help, visit or get involved can be found at www.stkatericenterchicago.org.

Season of Creation and El Paso Trip Recap

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
On today’s program, Ryan Lents speaks with Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam about his book The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’, as well as the Season of Creation. Ryan also has a conversation with Dawn Fitzpatrick and Mary Lou Matheke about a recent trip that parish leaders took to El Paso and the US-Mexico border.

Catholic Charities Leadership Transition

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
After 30 years of service to Catholic Charities, Monsignor Michael M. Boland recently stepped down as Administrator, President and CEO. On this program Angel Gutierrez, Vice-President of Institutional Advancement is joined by Kathy Donahue, who is now Acting Administrator, President and CEO. We hope you will tune in to learn more about Kathy’s forty years of experience at the agency, most recently as Senior Vice-President of Program Development and Evaluation and her perspective on meeting the needs of those we serve.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 31 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Loyola University Chicago CFO Wayne Magdziarz talk with organizers of a prayer service marking the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Fr. Greg and Wayne also visit with the gifted historian, author and lecturer Dr. Edward Gordon who talked about the search for the historical Jesus. Catholic Chicago host Mark Teresi interviews Yesenia Maldonado, the Director of Social-Emotional Learning for Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools. And Mark Teresi has a group of guests in the radio studio from the newly formed Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

Vigésimo Segundo Domingo del tiempo ordinario

viernes, agosto 30, 2019
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Lucas 14, 7-14 del domingo, 1 de septiembre de 2019. Viernes, 30 de agosto de 2019.

Catholic Schools Conversation/Renew My Church: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Host: Mark Teresi. Segment I: The Office of Catholic Schools has created a new position to fill the escalating need for social-emotional support. The new Director of Social-Emotional Learning is Yesenia Maldonado. Segment II: St. Barbara Parish and St. Therese Chinese Catholic Parish are joining under the Renew My Church initiative into a single parish, Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish. Guests: Fr. Francis Li; Jim Bertucci; Phil Whitehouse; Darlene Chan; Perry Lau; George Lee

MARIAN FEAST DAYS AND THE LITURGY

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
In this broadcast of Focus on the Liturgy, cohosts Timothy Johnston and Todd Williamson talk about Mary and the Liturgy. Throughout the year there are a number of days on which the Liturgy of the Church commemorates some aspect of the Blessed Virgin Mary – events in her life (e.g., the Annunciation on March 25), or some aspect of Marian Theology (e.g., Mary, Mother of God on January 1) or an apparition of Mary (e.g., Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11). They discuss the liturgical celebration of Mary, a tradition which the Church has held from the earlies years of Christianity.

The World Day of Prayer for the Care opf Creation/The Search for Historical Jesus

Monday, August 26, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdiarz. Segment I: The Catholic and Greek Orthodox communities of greater Chicagoland join together for an ecumenical service to give thanks for God's gift of Creation. Guests: Fr. Nick Kostyk; Fr. Panagiotis Boznos; Rev. Dr. Perry Hamalis. Segment II: Dr. Edward Gordon talks about the Search for Historical Jesus.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 24 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan visits with Dr. MaryClare Birmingham, Executive Director of the Kolbe House jail ministry. Beth White and Jen Delvaux get an inside look at campus ministry from Amanda Thompson of DePaul University. Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi co-host a program that features a group called Non-Violence Works. Father Greg and Mark also visit with Barbara Pitts and Elin Schriver of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Stewardship Office.

Health Resource Fairs/Planned Giving

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: A group on Chicago's southwest side is organizing health-resource fairs. Guests: Phil Bradley; Elfreide Wedam; Larry Campbell. Segment II: Guests from the Archdiocese Stewardship and Development Office talk about "Planned Giving". Guests: Barbara Pitts; Elin Schriver.

Back to School

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Our first episode of “On the Way” focuses on back to school! With summer winding down and coming to an end, many Catholic schools have started classes already. With each new school year, there is an opportunity to evangelize. Melissa Link, OCS Director of Catholic Mission and Culture, joins the program to discuss her important role within the Archdiocese and the greater community. Amanda Thompson, the Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at DePaul University, also joins us to discuss how Catholic universities can bridge the gap between young adults going to and returning from college.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, August 19, 2019
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Dr. MaryClare Birmingham, executive director of the Kolbe House jail ministry, talks about the crucial importance of the first 72 hours after an inmate's release. Segment II: Sr. JoAnn Persch, a Sister of Mercy, talks to Bob about her recent arrest in D.C. during the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children. Segment III: Natalie Jackson, research director for Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) discusses the organization's report released last week on American opinions regarding abortion and contraception.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 17, 2019

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg and Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz get great news from Mary Dempsey, the President of DePaul College Prep High School. Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandi Labouvie talk with Martina and Dale about their journey to marriage and the blessings and challenges of married life. Megan Mio of the Mission Office talks about ministering to the needy with two priests… one originally from Poland, the other from South Sudan.

Vigésimo Domingo del tiempo ordinario

viernes, agosto 16, 2019
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Lucas 12, 49-53 del domingo, 18 de agosto de 2019. Viernes, 16 de agosto de 2019.

In Love With Mission

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Megan talks with Fr. Maciej Zielinski, a Comboni priest originally from Poland but who is currently on mission among the Pokot People of Kenya, and Fr. Kuol Dut, a diocesan priest who is originally from South Sudan, came to the U.S. as a refugee and has since returned to South Sudan as a priest of the Diocese of Wau. Each guest shares about his love for mission and God’s people in each context.

MARRIAGE AS A VOCATION

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Today's show reunited Fr. Britto and Sandy with Dale and Martina Schieman, whom they met while attending the University together. Time has proven that their love that began to bloom as young college students has flourished into a mature and holy union. Narrating their story, they emphasized how they have viewed their marriage as a vocation from God.

Approaching Accompaniment

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Throughout our conversations around Renew My Church we are constantly speaking about accompaniment and ways in which we are approaching it. One way in which we are approaching accompaniment differently is through a process we are piloting in a handful of Catholic schools that is specifically for seventh graders. We are building in components to help parents, teachers, principals and students feel listened to as part of our process. This month's guest is Clarissa Aljentera and the host is Juan Pablo Padilla, both from the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation.

Catholic Schools Today, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: DePaul College Prep Announces a New Campus. Guest: Mary Dempsey. Segment II: New Principal at St. Emily School (Mt. Prospect).

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 10, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant Mark Teresi interview two Archdiocesan priests who are both excellent authors. First, Fr. Clete Kiley, Director of Immigration Policy for UniteHere International Union, talks about his new book, Chicago Neighbors: A Year in Short Stories. Next, Fr. Louis Cameli, the Cardinal’s Delegate for Christian Formation and Mission, discusses Mary's Assumption based on his book, Mary's Journey. Ryan Lents, the Director of the Human Dignity and Solidarity Office, talks with Phil Andrew, Director of Violence Prevention Initiatives for the Archdiocese, about the most recent outbreak of shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and right here in Chicago. Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi visit with people who are part of the TEAM-W ministry… That Every Ability May Worship.

Décimo Noveno Domingo del tiempo ordinario

viernes, agosto 9, 2019
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Lucas 12, 32-48 del domingo, 11 de agosto de 2019. Viernes, 9 de agosto de 2019.

TEAM-W/Annual First Responders BBQ at St. Benedict the African

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: A renewed effort is underway to offer a welcoming environment at all our churches for people with disabilities. The ministry, Inclusion in Worship, has been renamed TEAM-W: That Every Ability May Worship. Guests: Joanne Meyer; Sister Kathleen Smith; Fr. David Jones. Segment II: The Academy of St. Benedict the African, located in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood, is hosting its fourth annual end-of-summer barbecue to thank Chicago's first responders for keeping students and staff safe. Guest: Jennifer Farrand.

Addressing Violence and Worker Injustice

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
On today’s show, Ryan speaks with Phil Andrew, archdiocesan Director of Violence Prevention Initiatives, about the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Chicago, and how to respond. We also hear from Corinne Woodruff, a graduate of the University of Dayton who is participating in the Amate House program this year. For the second half of the show, Ryan speaks to Professor Joseph McCartin, Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University, and Meghan Cohorst, an organizer with UNITEHERE, about an ongoing labor dispute involving airline food service workers.

Chicago Neighbors: A Year in Short Stories/Mary's Journey?

Monday, August 5, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Fr. Clete Kiley, Director of Immigration Policy for UniteHere International Union, talks about his new book, Chicago Neighbors: A Year in Short Styories. Segment II: Fr. Lou Cameli discusses Mary's Assumption based on his book, Mary's Journey?

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, AUGUST 3, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and his Planning and Development Assistant, Mark Teresi, interview Cliff Barber of the Renew My Church team. Also joining Fr. Greg and Mark is Fr. Tirso Villaverde who promotes the annual Asian Community Mass. And Fr. Greg and Mark visit with local playwright and actor Vicki Quade who’s best known for her plays that focus on Catholic nuns. Sr. Lovina Pammit talks with Fr. Adam McDonald about his discernment to the priesthood. And Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic interview Deacon Keith Strohm about evangelization.

The Story of Adam

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Today’s guest, Fr. Adam MacDonald, SVD, is a member of the Society of Divine Word, aka Divine Word Missionaries, who is celebrating his 25th jubilee anniversary of first profession of vows as a consecrated religious. Fr. Adam recounts the story of his vocation as a religious priest – those who inspired him, mentored and served as companions on the journey. Listeners will learn tips for discerners, humorous experiences and poignant moments in his life of service. Find out one of the unique things about him that makes him popular with Filipinos! As a CAVA member, Fr. Adam manages its social media postings. He also serves as a Board member of NRVC (National Religious Vocation Conference). Contact information: 847-644-8320 | www.svdvocations.org

Making Mature Missionary Disciples

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Co-hosts Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic interview Archdiocese of Chicago Deacon Keith Strohm to hear of his passion for sharing the Good News and seeking to have this News permeate hearts and lead to freedom in Jesus Christ. Through his retreat ministry, his preaching, his writing, all under the umbrella of Deacon Keith’s M3 Ministries (www.m3catholic.com) Deacon Keith has been privileged to reach Catholics across the United States, as well as internationally. Deacon Keith is also assigned to Our Lady of Ransom Parish in Niles, Illinois.

Renew My Church/Movie Reviews and Holy Ghost Bingo/Asian Mass

Monday, July 29, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Cliff Barber, Chief Strategy Officer with Strategic Planning and Implementation talks about the lastest from the Renew My Church team. Segment II: Vicki Quade joins the program with some Summertime movie reviews and her new upcoming Halloween bingo show called Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins and Games. Semgment III: Fr. Tirso Villaverde promotes the annual Asian Mass next Sunday at St. Margaret Mary Church.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JULY 27, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Graziano Marcheschi of Shalom Media and Mark Teresi of Holy Name Cathedral interview one of our prolific local authors, Fr. Dominic Grassi. Radio hosts Graz and Mark also talk with two people from the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission about what has become a tremendous annual outreach to young Catholics… Holy Fire. Office of Divine Worship Director Todd Williamson and Timothy Johnston of Liturgy Training Publications discuss the renewal of the liturgical life of the Church. Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi tackle the subject of Chicago’s continuing violence with the Director of Violence Prevention for the Archdiocese, Phil Andrew, and the Executive Director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, Fr. David Kelly.

Décimo Séptimo Domingo del tiempo ordinario

viernes, julio 26, 2019
Lectura y reflexión del Evangelio según San Lucas 11, 1-13 del domingo, 28 de julio de 2019. Viernes, 26 de julio de 2019.

Anti-Violence Initiatives

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Phil Andrew, the Director of Violence Prevention for the Archdiocese of Chicago and Fr. David Kelly talk for the full hour about anti-violence initiatives in Chicago.

THE FOUR-FOLD PRESENCE OF CHRIST IN THE LITURGY

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, the very first document of the Second Vatican Council, in which the Church first called for the renewal of the Liturgical Life of the Church, notes in the Liturgy, Christ is present in 4 main ways. In this broadcast of Focus on the Liturgy, Hosts Timothy Johnston (LTP) and Todd Williamson (ODW) discuss those four ways that Christ is present: in the Liturgical Assembly, in the Word of God, in the Minister and especially in the Eucharist and Sacraments.

Fr. Dominic Grassi/Holy Fire

Monday, July 22, 2019
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Fr. Dominic Grassi, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is the winner of the 2019 Catholic Publisher Association Novel of the Year for his book, "Death In Chicago: Winter." Segment II: The 4th Annual Holly Fire will be held in Chicago this October. Two of the organizers talk about Holy Fire and why it has been such a successful outreach to young people. Guests: Krystle Frey; Chelsea Piper.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JULY 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Bob Gilligan interviews Les Bernal, National Director of Stop Predatory Gambling, about the massive expansion of gaming that is coming to Illinois. Deacon John Cook and three of his fellow Deacons discuss the annual Sunrise Mass on Chicago’s lakefront. Catholic Charities President Msgr. Michael Boland visits with Misericordia’s Executive Director, Sister Rosemary Connolly, who has been an inspiring advocate for Misericordia residents and their families for 50 years. Fr. Britto Berchmans and Sandy Labouvie reflect on what they learned from newlyweds Bart and Jackie Bartosz about blending two independent lives into one. And Megan Mio talks with a missionary priest whose ministry stretches from Kenya to Chicago.

ADJUSTING IN THE EARLY YEARS - REFLECTION

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Reflecting on our interview with Bart and Jackie Bartosz, we were reminded that the early years of marriage are a period of adjustment. Rather than being a source of division, little annoyances can become occasions to deny oneself out of love for the other. More substantial challenges, such as the cultural differences between Bart and Jackie, can be overcome when there is honest and open communication. Such differences can even enhance the relationship when approached with open minds. When both people can learn to laugh together, life can become more joyful.

Time, Talent and Treasure for Mission

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Megan sits down with Fr. George Omwando, Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena - St. Lucy Parish in Oak Park, originally born in Kenya and the founder of Time, Talent and Treasure International Foundation, a missionary organization that supports the educational, health, spiritual and basic human needs of the residents of Bogesumwa Village in Kisii County, Kenya. He and Megan discuss the meaning behind "time, talent and treasure" and what these can mean for mission.

Summer of Evangelization

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
This month on Mission of Love, co-hosts Jenn Delvaux and José Coronel, explore different parish led summer events happening throughout the archdiocese. Michael Silhavy, a parishioner at St. Mary Parish in Riverside, joins the team in the first half hour to discuss St. Mary’s Brass on the Grass summer music festival and how music can be a great tool for evangelization. For the last half hour, Jenn and José chat with Ceyclia Jablonska about the upcoming Polish Marian Pilgrimage, a historic mission that begins in Chicago and ends in Merrillville, Indiana. For more information on Brass in the Grass visit St. Mary’s website at https://www.stmaryriverside.org/Page/1. To learn more about the Polish Pilgrimage and/or to register, please visit their website http://polonijnapielgrzymka.com/english/

Catholic Charities And Misericordia: Fulfilling The Church’s Role In The Mission Of Charity

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Like Catholic Charities, Misericordia Heart Of Mercy has a long history of serving vulnerable children and adults. Misericordia’s Executive Director, Sister Rosemary Connolly, RSM has been an inspiring advocate for Misericordia residents and their families for 50 years. Her leadership has inspired tremendous growth at Misericordia, and it is based on the simple premise that every person has a right to a good life. Sister Rosemary joins Monsignor Boland to discuss how charity shapes Misericordia and Catholic Charities each day.

Public Policy Issues Important to Catholics

Monday, July 15, 2019
Host: Bob Gilligan. Segment I: Les Bernal, national director of Stop Predatory Gambling, joins Bob to talk about the effects expected from the massive expansion of gaming that is coming to Illinois. Segment II: Dr. Paul Berkowitz and Dennis Ryan talk with Bob about Holy Cross's grand opening of a 24-hour Crisis Stabilization Unit. Segment III: Sr. Donna Markham, OP, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA discusses the agency's humanitarian aid to sites near the border to deal with the larger-than-usual influx of migrants.

SUNRISE PRAYER SERVICE 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Deacons Leroy Gill, James Norman, and Roscoe Dixon shared the beginnings on the Sunrise Prayer Service scheduled for August 2019. Each of them shared their memorable moments and also the difficult challenges trying to curb violence among our youth.

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JULY 13, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi talk with Tom Bednar, President of Guerin College Preparatory High School. Deacon John Cook visits with Bre Bullock, Tara Harris and Shawn Logan. Catholic Charities President Msgr. Michael Boland and Sr. Catherine Ryan, Executive Director of Maryville Academy, discuss a partnership at the Fr. Augustus Tolton Peace Center in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. On the Lifelong Journey program, Clarissa Aljentera and Kenneth Velasquez talk about new learning opportunities in the local church. Mary Amore of Mayslake Ministries, a spirituality center in Chicago’s west suburbs, visits with Catholic Chicago hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Fr. Greg and Mark also visit with Fr. Eric Cruz, Director of Services for Catholic Charities in Bronx, New York.

Mayslake Ministries/Pastoral Migratoria

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Mark Teresi. Segment I: Mary Amore of Mayslake Ministries discusses three programs her ministry is offering. Those programs are Spiritual Mothers Journeying Together in Faith, In Search of the Beloved, and the Formation and Professional Certification program. Segment II: Pastoral Migratoria is a parish-based immigrant-led ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago that began in 2008. Guest: Fr. Eric Cruz.

Blended Formation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
We are building opportunities for individuals to learn about our Catholic faith at a speed and time that is more accessible for their lifestyles. Our content is put together by our Certification and Formation team after carefully listening to individuals needs and created to answer their questions. Senior Coordinator Kenneth Velasquez comes on Lifelong Journey to talk about new learning opportunities.

BRE BULLOCK

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Bre Bullock, the gifted entrepreneur behind B'unek design among other talents, shared her faith, drive, and passion amidst a busy work schedule and pursuits of establishing T. G. B. (Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed) and Angel's in Motion. She was supported by her close partnership/family supporters Tara Harris and Shawn Logan.

Tolton Center Collaboration

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
In May, 2018, Cardinal Blase Cupich blessed and dedicated Catholic Charities new Father Augustus Tolton Peace Center in the Austin community on the west side of Chicago. Adjacent to the center is a Peace Garden which serves as a gathering place, a “peace hub” of violence prevention programs in the neighborhood. Maryville Academy and St. Martin de Porres parish have collaborated with Catholic Charities on this endeavor and the results have been positive. Joining Monsignor Boland to discuss updates on this important initiative is Sr. Catherine Ryan, O.S.F., Executive Director of Maryville.

Catholic Schools Today, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Guerin Pre's Academy Program. Guest: Tom Bednar. Segment II: St. Benedict (Blue Island) New Principal. Guest: Dr. Emily Hanlon.

Vocation Discernment Initiatives for Young People

Thursday, July 4, 2019
Sister Michele Vincent Fisher, CSFN, a Sister of Holy Family of Nazareth, talks about her community’s new initiative of opening a discernment house in Richardson, Texas near Dallas, where Affiliates (women in discernment with her community) will experience community life with the Sisters, and where those who are seeking their path are given an opportunity to explore God’s call in their life. Sr. Lovina and Sr. Michele also discuss other means to discern a vocation call, such as through service and mission outreach, “Come and See” discernment weekends, and CAVA’s monthly online discernment for men and women. To contact Sr. Michele about discernment opportunities, call 847-298-6760. U.S website: www.nazarethcsfn.org; international website: www.nazarethfamily.org. To know more about CAVA’s discernment programs, visit www.vocationscava.org or call 312-534-5240.

The Long Goodbye

Thursday, July 4, 2019
Hear Archdiocese of Chicago Deacon John Lorbach explain his heart-warming ministry of accompanying husbands who are themselves accompanying a wife who is experiencing profound memory deficit. Deacon John is interviewed by Deacons Richard Hudzik and Dave Brencic of the Archdiocese’s Office of the Diaconate. Deacon John tells how he gathers men from a variety of faiths, stations in life and ages, who all share the common experience of seeing their marriages significantly change as their wives go down the road of “The Long Goodbye.” Both husband and wife suffer in this journey, as both face the reality that many of their dreams for the days ahead are going to be different because of the wife’s memory loss—whether it be from Alzheimer’s, vascular deficits or otherwise. Deacon John provides a monthly, informal forum for the men to come together and know that they are not the only ones facing such difficulties. They share both the ups and the downs of the process. For more information, you can reach Deacon John at his parish office at St. Raymond Penafort Parish in Mount Prospect. The number is 847-253-8600.

Catholic Charities Veterans Employment Program

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Throughout its history, Catholic Charities has been committed to providing comprehensive veteran services. Last year, Catholic Charities served 9,350 veterans, with two residences that are entirely devoted to the needs of veterans. In addition to housing, Catholic Charities offers case management, counseling, family support services and job training. Mitch Siegel, Director of Catholic Charities Veterans Employment Program joins Monsignor Boland to discuss the challenges veterans can face while building their careers.

Renew My Church: Sts. Joseph and Francis Xavier Parishes Unite

Monday, July 1, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Today is the official first day of Saints Joseph and Francis Xavier Parish in Wilmette. The new parish is the result of uniting St. Joseph Parish and St. Francis Xavier Parish as part of the Renew My Church process. There was a very well attended outdoor unity Mass and picnic yesterday at Vattmann Park in Wilmette to celebrate the new parish. Guests: Suzy McNamara; Sheli Sullivan; George Pearce; Herb Marros; Megan Hughes

CATHOLIC CHICAGO WEEK IN REVIEW, JUNE 29, 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019
Holy Name Cathedral Rector Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Loyola University Chicago Chief Financial Officer Wayne Magdziarz interview Fr. Ramil Fajardo of the Metropolitan Tribunal. Fr. Greg and Wayne also get a Renew My Church update from Fr. Peter Wojcik of the Archdiocese Department of Parish Vitality and Mission and Chief Program Management Officer Marco Oropeza. Catholic Charities President Msgr. Michael Boland visits with his Manager of On-Line Content and Social Media, Michael Bare. Office of Divine Worship Director Todd Williamson and Timothy Johnston of Liturgy Training Publications talk about Ordinary Time. Wayne Magdziarz visits with former Chicago television news reporter Peter Nolan. And Wayne’s next guest, Author/Professor/Historian Edward Gordon, talks about the rise of hate in America and around the world.
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