March 12, 2016
Cost: $25.00 (Lunch Included)
Priest, Deacons and Youth under age 21 FREE
Attention! Young Men’s breakout session with Sean Breeden from i.d.9:16
MOST REVEREND JOSEPH R. CISTONE
Bishop Cistone was appointed Bishop of Saginaw by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. Bishop Cistone enjoys spending time among the people, providing public witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ as he celebrates Mass, leads Holy Hours, travels with pilgrims to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., prays outside the abortion clinic, ministers to migrant workers, speaks at community events, visits Catholic schools and much more across the Diocese of Saginaw. He also serves in leadership positions on the national and state levels for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Michigan Catholic Conference. http://www.saginaw.org/cistone/bishop-cistone.html
Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than forty books, including The Fathers of the Church, The Mass of the Early Christians, and Angels of God. He has co-authored books with Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci, theologian Scott Hahn, and singer-songwriter John Michael Talbot, among others. His works have been translated into many languages, from Hungarian and Portuguese to German and Braille. Mike has co-hosted nine thirteen-week series that air on the Eternal Word Television Network. He has published hundreds of articles, essays, and reviews in journals. Mike has led pilgrimages to Italy, Greece, Turkey, and the Holy Land and is a popular speaker on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He and his wife, Terri, have been married since 1986. They have six children, who are the subject of his book Love in the Little Things. http://www.fathersofthechurch.com/
Francisco (Paco) Gavrilides is currently serving as Homiletics Instructor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI. He received his STB at the Archdiocesan Seminary in Monterrey, Mexico. He is completing his Licentiate Degree in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart. Paco has been active in the apostolic and evangelistic ministry for many years. As a convert to the Catholic Church since 1968, Paco has dedicated his life to serving Christ in the Church with a passion to share the Gospel. He is a teacher, speaker and evangelist. For more than twenty years Paco was involved in lay missionary work, helping to form small ecclesial communities throughout Latin America, Spain and the United States. As a frequent conference speaker, with bilingual skills in English and Spanish, he gives retreats and missions on faith and conversion, spiritual growth and prayer, and piritual leadership. With his wife, Inez, he gives retreats and workshops for married couples. Paco and Inez have three children and reside in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Faiz Barbat is Deacon at St. Paul’s Chaldean Catholic Church in Grand Blanc. This newly formed community was established to serve the needs of the many Catholic Chaldean immigrants fleeing the persecution in the Middle East. Chaldeans are the Catholics of Iraq and one of the oldest Christian communities and rites in the Church. Deacon Barbat is bringing a small group to speak about the persecution and violence that has caused a mass exodus of Chaldeans, Syrian Orthodox and other Christians from Iraq.
Sean Breeden is a 2009 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio and has a passion for engaging young adults, young families, as well as audiences of all ages & backgrounds. He loves to encourage people to go all-in for Jesus. He speaks on Discernment, Orthodoxy, and Discipleship. Sean has given talks at retreats, conferences, and parish missions; was on the leadership team for several Lift Jesus Higher Youth Rallies in Toronto, Canada; He also serves on the leadership team for his parish’s chapter of Renewal Ministries’ young adult outreach, i.d.916.