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FATHER MICHAEL DELLA PENNA, PH.D.
Order of Friars Minor,
Province of the Immaculate Conception

Pastor, St. Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, Boston (North End)
Spiritual Director, Silent Children’s Mission

Topics:
“Living Junipero Serra’s Inspiration Today:  We Are All Missionaries”
“Living the 800-Year Nativity Message: St. Francis of Assisi, Our Holy Family, and Christ’s Coming.”

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FATHER RICK MARTIGNETTI, PH.D.
Order of Friars Minor, Province of the Immaculate Conception

Director of Campus Ministry
Ave Maria University (Naples, Fla.)
“Vocation Discernment at Catholic Colleges: Campus Ministers Nurturing the Call
February 21, 2023
To hear more from Father Rick, identifying as “a Franciscan Friar sharing faith with youth and young adults” including his “2-Minute Homilies,” click the button below.

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REV REMIGIO MORALES
Sodalit Brothers and Priests

MOLLY BENT
Focus Missionary

“Building Foundations: Recruiting, Ministering, and Promoting Catholic Leadership in Student Athletes During and After COVID”
August 16, 2022

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REV. MARKUS STEHMER, LC
Legionaries of Christ

“Building a Culture of Vocations”
October 17, 2023

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SR. LAURA DOWNING, STL
Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

“Students Discovering St. Alphonsus Liguori – Connecting the Academic & the Spiritual”
November 19, 2022

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REV. JOHN FISHER
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales

Pastor, Our Mother of Consolation Parish, Chestnut Hill
“Everyone is Called to Holiness … Everyday Holiness”
April 18, 2023

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CHRISTINA BARBA WHALEN
Founding President and CEO, The Culture Project International

“Today’s Teen Culture: How the Stresses and Strains Affect Thoughts About Religious Vocations”
March 21, 2023

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REV. ANTHONY W. JANTON
Pastor, Our Lady Help of Christian Parish, Abington, PA

“Observing Advent, with an Emphasis on Our Eucharistic Renewal”
December 20, 2022

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MARK BRADFORD
Fellow, Word on Fire Institute

“The Catholic Liberal Arts, Cultural Obstacles, and the Search for Vocations”
September 19, 2023

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FATHER TIMOTHY TARNACKI
Order of St. Paul

“The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa and the Influence of St. John Paul II in Reaching Out to Young Adults”
January 18, 2022

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PATRICK TRAVERS
Sodalit Brothers and Priests

Director, Penn-Drexel Newman Center at St. Agatha-St. James
“Living Their Lives Catholic – New Catholic Grads in Their Post-Grad World”
May 17, 2022

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SR. MONICA SICILIA, MS
Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Project Director & Information Technology Designer, IHM Vocation Education Program
“Reaching Out & Touching for Vocations, In Person and Virtually: A 21st Century Approach to Vocation Education
June 21, 2022

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SR. GEMMA GRACE MARIE
Sisters of LIfe

“The Sisters of Life: A Religious Community Growing in Numbers and Impact”
August 15, 2023

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SR. ISABEL FIAT KAROLINA
Sisters of LIfe

“The Sisters of Life: A Religious Community Growing in Numbers and Impact”
August 15, 2023

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REV. STEPHEN P. DELACY
Vicar for the Office of Faith Formation with Young Adults, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

“Reaching Today’s Young Catholics”
October 18, 2023

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JAMES AMATO
Secretary, Catholic Human Services

“Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia”
March 15, 2022

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REV. PETER GALLAGHER
Holy Angels Parish, Woodbury, PA

Director of Catholic Identity, Gloucester Catholic (grades 7-12)
“Reversing the Trend of Young Catholics Leaving the Faith”
July 18, 2023

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LUKE LETOURNEAU, OFS
& ROB LONGO

Mission Ambassadors, LiveVertical

Stewardship: A Mission of Faith”
(now transitioned into founders of LiveVertical)
“Evangelizing Among the Millennials, Bridgers, and Gen Zers: What’s on Their Mind, What’s Framing Their Faith Life”
January 17, 2023 (mid-year results of research and on-site mentoring of campus ministers)
June 19, 2023 (results of yearlong study)

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JUDY COZZENS
Past President, Serra USA

“Answers to Serra Questions You Always Wanted to Know”
February 15, 2022

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DEACON THOMAS STOHMETZ
Youth Catholic Professionals

Attorney and board member of Philadelphia Chapter of Young Catholic Professionals
“Ministering with Philly’s Young Catholic Professionals”
May 16, 2023

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