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Mission Matters Live

Mission Matters Live

Second Wednesday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
WNDZ 750 AM

Megan Mio, Director of the Global Mission Office, explores with her guests how to educate and inspire people to be “on mission” in whatever context they live and work on Mission Matters Live!

Easter and the Resurrection

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Join Edwin and his guest, Megan Mio, Associate Director of the Office of Mission Education and Missionary Childhood Association Coordinator, as they look at our understanding of Easter and the Resurrection, and how they impact our lives.

Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Join Edwin Rondan and his guest, Rev. Msgr. Rich Hynes, as they explore Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis’ 2013 Apostolic Exhortation. “The Joy of the Gospel” provides a motivating and challenging view of the Church’s missionary spirit and its role as evangelizer, and provides tools for the proclamation of the Gospel in the real world. Rev. Msgr. Richard Hynes, a priest for 41 years, serves the Archdiocese as Director of the Department of Parish Life & Formation. His previous Archdiocesan assignments include Pastor-St. John of the Cross (Western Springs), Associate Pastor-St Martin de Porres (Chicago), St, Athanasius (Evanston), St. James (Arlington Heights), and Spiritual Director at the College Seminary.

Mission and the Season of Lent

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Lent is a time to draw closer to God. Join Edwin Rondan and his special guest, Fr. Jim McIlhone, as they explore mission and the season of Lent. Ordained in 1974, Fr. Jim is a priest, scholar, professor at Mundelein Seminary, author, recipient of academic honors, and the Director of Biblical Formation for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Divine Word Missionaries

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Learn about the work of the Divine Word Missionaries as Edwin Rondan, Interim-Director of the Office of Mission Education for the New Evangelization, and his guest, Fr. Lukas Batmomolin, SVD (Society of the Divine Word) explore Mission and Transition. Originally from Indonesia. Fr. Lukas has worked as a missionary in Brazil and the United States. In addition, he frequently travels to Toronto, Canada to celebrate Mass in Portuguese for the large population of Portuguese Canadians in Ontario.

Mission, the New Evangelization and Aparecida.

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her special guests, Genevieve Mougey, Poverty Education & Outreach Manager, for the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development and Jeannine Marino, J.C.L., Assistant Director, USCCB Secretariat of Evangelization & Catechesis as they discuss Mission, the New Evangelization and Aparecida.

World Mission Reception

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Sr. Madge and her guests Mary Di Donato, Director of Development for the National Office of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Dan Plovanich and Chester Jakala, friends of the mission office, discuss nuns, education and the World Mission Reception on October 8, 2013.

Comboni Lay Missionary Program

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her guests, Paul Wheeler, Director of the Comboni Lay Missionary Program and Margi Sirovatka, Associate Director, as they discuss Comboni Missionaries, their Lay Missionary Program, Mission and the importance of Summer Mission Appeals.

South Sudan

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her guest Sr. Joan Mumaw, IHM, US Development Director for Solidarity with South Sudan, a consortium of more than 200 religious congregations that trains teachers, nurses and pastoral personnel in several locations throughout South Sudan. Sr. Joan will share her experiences in South Sudan and the current challenges in that country. They will also discuss the importance of Mission Appeals in the parish. http://www.solidarityssudan.org/

Mission and Mystagogia

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Have you ever wondered about Mystagogia? Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her guest, Todd Williamson, Director of the Office for Divine Worship, as they explore Mission and Mystagogia. Their conversation will cover the importance of Mystagogia in the RCIA process, the use of the Act of the Apostles in the Liturgy and much more. Be sure and tune in for what's sure to be a lively and informative show!

Medical Missionaries of Mary

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her guest Sr. Mary Ann MacRae, Director of the US Development Office of the Medical Missionaries of Mary, as they explore the many facets of the MMM organization, the good work that they do and how it relates to missionary evangelization.

Br. Bede Baldry, FSC

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her guest Br. Bede Baldry, FSC, as they discuss missionary evangelization through his work in Kenya and his current role as the Social Justice Coordinator and Spiritual Director of the Brother David Darst Center in Chicago.

Maryknoll Missionary

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sr. Madge Karecki and her special guest Fr. Bill Donnelly discuss his work as a Maryknoll missionary priest, including stories of Mission in Guatemala, his creative side, and his efforts to share the Maryknoll story throughout the United States.

Sisters of St. Casimir

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sr. Mary Louise Andrulonis and Sr. Grace Ann Kalafut, join Sr. Madge in the studio to discuss the work of the Sisters of St. Casimir, particularly their food pantry and it's connection to Mission.

The Music of Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Please join Sr. Madge Karecki for a special Christmas broadcast featuring Dr. Steven Janco, Director of the Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy at Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN. Sr. Madge and Steve will explore the music of Christmas, it's importance and it's connection to Mission.

The Office for Mission Education and Animation

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Join Sr. Madge and her staff to learn more about the Office for Mission Education and Animation and and its role in promoting the goals of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Pontifical Mission Societies.

World Mission Sunday

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Join Sr. Madge and her guest Fr. Andrew Small, OMI, as they discuss World Mission Sunday, the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the relationship between mission and evangelization. As National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, Fr. Small brings a unique knowledge and experience to this conversation on Mission Matters LIVE!

Pope’s Visit to Cuba

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sr. Madge Karecki and her guest, Teresita Gonzalez, Director of the Archdiocese of Miami Mission Office, and the Executive Director of Amore en Acción, as Teri recaps her March 2012 trip to Cuba with Cardinal Francis George. Hear the details and insights of her experience traveling to her homeland as part of a special delegation from the Archdiocese of Miami.

Poor Clare Sisters

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and guest Sr. Dianne Short, OSC as they discuss the history of the Poor Clare Sisters and their celebration of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the order, which took place on Aug. 11, 2012.

The Year of Faith and the New Evangelization

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her special guest Fr. Sergius Wroblewski for an in-depth discussion on The Year of Faith and The New Evangelization and the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Exploring their Relationship in Terms of Missionary Evangelization. They will explore the reasons behind Pope Benedict XVI’s declaring the Year of Faith, how it is connected to the New Evangelization, the apostolic letter Porta Fidei and what people can do to gain a better understanding of their Catholic faith. Don’t miss this enlightening and thought provoking discussion!

Mission in Unicoi County, Tennessee

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her guest Fr. Tom Charters, a Glenmary Home Missioner from Erwin, TN as he shares his story of mission and evangelization in Unicoi County.

First Communion

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her very special guest, Daniel Keefe, a second grader at St. Juliana School. Daniel shares the details of his First Holy Communion celebration and the story of a unique blessing bestowed on his special friend.

Scriptures of the Easter Season

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her special guest Fr. Jim McIlhone, Director of Biblical Formation for the Department of Parish Life and Formation, as they discuss Fr. McIlhone’s role in the Archdiocese and explore the Scriptures of the Easter Season.

Pope’s Visit to Cuba

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her special guest Teresita Gonzalez, Director of the Archdiocese of Miami Mission Office, and the Executive Director of Amore en Acción as they discuss the Pope’s upcoming visit to Cuba, Cubans in Miami and church life in Cuba. This segment is specially informative due to Ms. Gonzalez’ work with the Cuban population in Miami and her participation in the Pope’s journey.

The Liturgy and Mission

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and guest Todd Williamson, Director of the Office for Divine Worship in the Archdiocese of Chicago, for a lively discussion on the relationship between the Liturgy and Mission. Also in the program they examine the Scriptures, Scrutinies and practices of Lent.

Pontifical Mission Society

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her special guest Fr. Andrew Small, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, as they discuss the various societies under the Pontifical Mission Societies’ umbrella, the role they play in cultivating a missionary spirit among the people of the United States, their relationship to the New Evangelization, and Fr. Small’s vision for the future.

Advent and Christmas Music

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Sr. Madge Karecki and her special guest Anna Belle O’Shea, Director of Liturgies and Music for the Office of Divine Worship, share music of Advent and Christmas, particularly songs that have a clear message of mission.

Comboni Lay Missionary Program

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and her guests, JoAnne Harbert, Assoc. Director of the Comboni Lay Missionary Program, and Emily and Rafael Harrington, two lay missionaries, as they discuss their formation path as guided by the Comboni Mission Center in LaGrange Park, IL. The Comboni Lay Missionary program is a Catholic community of lay men and women who live out our faith by walking with the poor of other lands, helping to build a more just and compassionate world.

World Mission Sunday

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Sr. Madge Karecki and special guest Monica Yehle, Director of Communications for the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, discuss the history and importance of World Mission Sunday, and initiatives of the national office that promote a deeper sense of Mission in the United States.

Maryknoll Centennial Celebration & Art Contest

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Join Sr. Madge Karecki and guests Greg Darr, Regional Director of the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers and Maureen Colin, Associate Director of the Office For Mission Education & Animation as they discuss Maryknoll’s Centennial Celebration and special Catholic Schools Art Contest, culminating on October 23, 2011 at Holy Name Cathedral.

From Mission to Mission

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Topic: Assisting people in the preparation and processing of their cross-cultural, ministerial, and life transitions to continue their Christian call to mission.Guest: Julie Lupien - Executive Director of From Mission to MissionA native Chicagoan, Julie served overseas with the Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM) in Zimbabwe and St. Kitts. Julie has been involved with From Mission to Mission since 1991. She has been the director since 2002. Originally known as F.R.O.M., or the Federation of Returned Overseas Missioners, the organization was started in 1980 by missioners who had served around the world and upon returning "home" found their re-entry the most difficult part of their experience. It became From Mission to Mission to reflect their belief that mission doesn’t end when you return to your home culture and in recognition that those who serve domestically struggle with re-entry as well. Visit their website www.missiontomission.org for more information.

Missio Dei

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Guest: Fr. Sergius Wroblewski - a Franciscan Friar of the Assumption Province. A native Chicagoan from Holy Trinity Parish on the near northside, currently living in Cedar Lake, IN. With a passion for the Word of God, Fr. Wroblewski has devoted his ministry to teaching and preaching the Bible. Additionally, he was a missionary in South Africa for over 20 years. Topic: Mission Today : Most people think of mission only as someone going to another country to help and teach others. But, today missiologists (those who devote themselves to the study and promotion of mission) speak about the missio Dei, God’s mission, and how to participate in it on a daily basis, in our own lives.
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