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The Catholic Family - Ogdensburg, New York

THE CATHOLIC FAMILY: God's Answer for our Time
The Catholic Family is a countercultural sign witnessing the love and light of Christ to the world.

This one-day event for families, men, women and teens is intended to help us be the salt and light in our communities. As we are strengthened in our own faith and learn how much we are loved by God, we in turn will become signs of hope, faith and love for those around us.

This powerful event is for everyone in the diocese! That means YOU! There will be sessions for adults as well as tracks for teenagers.

Schedule: Saturday, October 13
08:00am:  Registration and Gathering - Cathedral Vestibule

09:00am:  Welcome and Morning Prayer

09:15am:  Johnnette Benkovic Williams: It All Started in the Garden with a Man and a Woman, but it is all about Eve

10:30am:  Break

10:45am:  Sue Brinkman: A Catholic Family Survival Guide

11:45am:  Lunch (included)

01:00pm:  Tom Sullivan: The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare

02:00pm:  Break

02:15pm:  Johnnette Benkovic Williams: The Catholic Family: Beacon of Hope in an Age of Confusion

03:30pm:  Break/preparation for Mass

04:00pm:  Mass with Bishop LaValley

05:00pm:  Adults: Free time for Dinner (not included: see restaurant guide)

Teens: Dinner in Brzana Hall followed by :

Boys Presentation by Tom Sullivan (in Dcn. Winters Chapel): Knighted by Christ, Ignited by the Holy Spirit

Girls Presentation by Sue Brinkman (in Brzana Hall): Unleashing the Feminine Genius within You

06:30pm:  Healing Rosary Service

08:00pm:  End of the evening.

Lodging:
Limited availability of overnight accommodations is available in Wadhams Hall as a cost of $50 per person including breakfast. Note: each room is furnished with 2 twin beds. See registration form to request rooms.

Our Presenters:

Johnnette Benkovic Williams:

Presentation 1:  It all Started in the Garden with a Man and a Women - But It Is All About Eve

Presentation 2:  The Catholic Family: Beacon of Hope in an Age of Confusion

Thomas K. Sullivan:

Presentation - General Audience:  The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare

Evening Presentation for Teenage Boys:  Knighted by Christ: Ignited by the Holy Spirit.

Susan Brinkmann, O.C.D.S.

Presentation General Audience:  A Catholic Family Survival Guide

Evening Presentation for Teenage Girls:  Unleashing the Genius Within You

PLEASE USE THE REGISTRATION LINK ABOVE 

In addition to the main event, there is an optional opportunity for women!

What’s Happening: A Women of Grace® Celebration of Sacred Sisterhood: An Evening with Johnnette Benkovic Williams

Who is invited: Women of Grace® and Young Women of Grace® Study Facilitators and Study Participants, past and present. (Bring a friend who wants to learn more about Women of Grace!)

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 6-8 PM ET

Where: Sherman Inn 615 Franklin St. Ogdensburg, NY 13669 Cost: Freewill offering at door

RSVP: mdillenback@womenofgrace.com



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LOCATION:
St. Mary's Cathedral
415 Hamilton Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

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The Catholic Family - Ogdensburg, New York

Event Speakers

  • Johnnette Benkovic WilliamsJohnnette Benkovic Williams
  • Johnnette Benkovic WilliamsJohnnette Benkovic Williams
  • Johnnette Benkovic WilliamsJohnnette Benkovic Williams

Johnnette Benkovic Williams

Johnnette Benkovic Williams is Founder and President of Women of Grace®, a Catholic apostolate for women featuring a number of outreaches including conferences, media, study groups and more.

After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith in 1981. Her conversion sparked a new vocation: sharing the Gospel message through the utilization of media. She has been an inspiring and consistent presence on Catholic radio (1987) and in Catholic television (1988) ever since.

  • Thomas K SullivanThomas K Sullivan
  • Thomas K SullivanThomas K Sullivan
  • Thomas K SullivanThomas K Sullivan

Thomas K Sullivan

At the young age of 17, Thomas K Sullivan began a career serving in the United States Military (US Navy and Coast Guard). During his 12 years of service, Tom spent 5 of those years as a Company Commander in the US Navy, training young men and women in the ways of military life, and was awarded the designation as a "Master Training Specialist". Little did he know God was grooming him for a training field much bigger than he could imagine.

At the age of 30, Tom returned to the Catholic Faith and found his true mission in life. Using the same determination, skills and abilities that made him a successful and highly decorated military leader, Tom has spent the past 24 years in Catholic evangelization, education and apologetics.

In 1992 following a disabling injury which brought his military career to an end, Tom began working with St, Joseph Communications in California. During this time, he developed evangelization and educational materials for both national and international audiences. Tom also conceived and developed the Scott and Kimberly Hahn Adult Education on Video program now in thousands of homes and parishes. Tom is a founding member of the National Catholic Family Conference held each year in California and was the 1996 recipient of the annual Fulton J. Sheen award for his work in evangelization.

In 1998, Tom formed a youth outreach organization featuring the Catholic Rock Music group, Sons of Thunder Outreach. The group went on to record a highly requested CD "Fatherland", a Catholic rock music CD with lyrics telling the story of salvation history, conversion, the sacraments and more.

In 2001, Tom joined the staff of Living His Life Abundantly International. He serves as the Director of Operations, Director of Information Technology and Network Administrator and Senior radio engineer. Tom is also the producer of the Television program "Women of Grace" on the EWTN television network.

In addition, Tom has extensive experience teaching parish adult education classes and youth confirmation preparation. He speaks at conferences, nationally and internationally, men's groups and to both adults and teens on the many topics concerning the Catholic Faith.

Tom is the author of the book "Called to Knighthood: The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Kingdom Family of God" published by Simon Peter Press. He has been a radio guest on The Abundant Life, Women of Grace LIVE, Faith and Family Radio programs, as well as Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd on Sirius Satellite radio.

He has also been a television guest on EWTN's Life on the Rock, Bookmark with Doug Keck, The Abundant Life, and over a dozen Women of Grace television programs.

He is currently working on an expanded book on the Sacrament of Confirmation titled “Warriors for the Kingdom.” He continues to spend much of his free time speaking about the importance of Confirmation, its connection to Baptism and it’s relationship to Spiritual Knighthood!

Tom is a devoted husband to his wife Carol and father of six children; Jeffrey, Tommy, Maria, Michael, Joshua and Gabriel. He is also the proud Grandfather of his 11 grandchildren (currently).

  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS
  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS
  • Susan Brinkmann, OCDSSusan Brinkmann, OCDS

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, author and journalist, has joined Living His Life Abundantly & Women of Grace as Staff Writer. Susan is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites and comes to us from The Catholic Standard and Times, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where she served for six years as a correspondent. She has won numerous national awards for her work and has published several books, including two historical fiction novels, a book on Carmelite prayer entitled, “Lord Teach us to Pray” and a book on the fraudulent research of Alfred C. Kinsey entitled, “The Kinsey Corruption,” published by Ascension Press. She has devoted her life and talents to building up the Church and tearing down the culture of death, and is pleased that the Lord has called her to LHLA/Women of Grace to continue this vocation. Susan is single and writes for us from her home in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Look for Sue’s articles and her latest book, "We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl," on our website blog at www.womenofgrace.com. You can reach Sue at sbrinkmann@womenofgrace.com.

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