Archive for Mission Work

August 8, 2012 – Project Congo

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Medical Missionary and Emergency Room Physician (Kettering Health Network) Dr, Sylvia Gleason, DO and Ohio University Medical Student Corinne Salva about PROJECT CONGO and their recent African trip to Uganda, Rwanda and The Congo where Wright State University Engineering Students installed solar panels for electricity at St, Luke’s Hospital; and all participated in medical missionary work sponsored by Project CONGO and The Salesians founded by St, Don Bosco. See:


“Set Out Into the Deep!” – September 21, 2011

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Set Out Into the Deep!” 

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed. speaks with  Rosary Rally Founders Joe Beyerle and  Bob O’Connor and  organizer  Don Coty about the  Rosary held across the country and in our Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Dayton, OH on Sunday October 9th  at The University of Dayton Arena; focusing on  how the mission and vision of The  Knights of Columbus  meshes into outreach and Catholic social action for  the New Evangelization promulgated by Blessed John Paul II and his directive (in the words of Jesus) to “Set Out Into the Deep.”   Link on to to hear the program live and for Francesca and Friends Program Archives . 


Through The Power of Jesus Christ – January 26, 2011

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks  with  Father Gregory Bramlage pastor of St. Nicholas Parish in Sunman, Indiana, and Fr. Dan Wilder of Peoria, Illinois about their recent sabbatical travels around the world where they witnessed miraculous healings  through the grace of God and the faith and repentance of the people who came to their Reconciliation and Repentance Services in El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Hawaii, Uganda and India. www.Healing Through The Power of


That They May Have Life and Live It – Nov. 24, 2010

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Sr. Beatrice Chipeta a Rosarian Sister, and Peter Daino of Karonga, Malawi (Africa), Tess Kunesch (Dayton) and Jim Lund National Director of Catholic Relief Services (Baltimore MD) about the Lusubilo (Hope) Community Based Orphan Care Project in Malawi, serving over 9,000 children and 800+ adults in 66 villages to improve the nutritional status of orphans and to increase food production capacity so that nutritional improvement is substantial. Sr. Beatrice was recently awarded the prestigious Fordham University OPUS Prize for Humanitarian Entrepreneurship.


Parish Youth Initiatives – Aug. 18, 2010

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Josh Englefield, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Beavercreek, OH and students who participated in The St. Luke Summer 2010 Parish Youth Initiatives. All three activities offered the high school youth an experience with Christ that deepened their faith. Students relate their experiences on their mission trip to Harlan Kentucky where they rehabbed homes; their journey to the Franciscan University Youth Conference in Steubenville, OH with 2000 students from all over the USA; culminating in Cross Training which ran for a week at the parish designed to engage dialogue in the small group, witness talks, activities, games and topped off with an intergenerational brunch which they prepared and hosted for parish members, table talk and day long canoe trip.


Do As He Tells You! – Aug. 4, 2010

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Francesca Franchina, SM Ed. SPEAKS WITH Carroll High School Teachers, Martha and John Saurine focusing on their family trip to Nigeria where John served as a teacher, principal, counselor and mentor to African students and families in the Family of Mary, focusing on the work and mission of Blessed Wm. Joseph Chaminade, his Marianist Mission and the challenge and joys of Catholic Education today.


Catholic Social Services – July 28, 2010

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Laura Jordan Roesch, Executive Director of Catholic Social Services Miami Valley, Regina Estep, Kim Custenborder and others about the Mission and Vision of Catholic Social Services, current happenings, issues, key means of making a difference, changes in response due to the economic situation, programs for clients of all ages, funding, communications, upcoming events and how the community can become involved and share in social ministry and its graces through practicing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.


Project Congo – June 9, 2010

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Fr. Pascal Tuyisenge of Africa and Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO of Dayton, OH, about PROJECT CONGO, a charity helping to meet the medical and nutritional needs of the refugee and orphan population of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (; the cause of the war there and what is happening medically since Dr. Gleason’s last visit there to , pick up the pieces of life with agricultural, medical, and building projects; help from around the globe and in particularly the USA. How Dr. Gleason brings medical help to help women and families through outreach with medical and lay community action.


Work In Africa – May 26, 2010

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Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. SPEAKS speaks with Father Paschal, from Rwanda and Dr Sylvia Esser Gleason, DO of Dayton, Ohio about the work being done in Africa to help the victims of the genocide. The great ministry occurring in the health and education professions serving widows and orphans who have suffered greatly due to ethnic genocide, extreme violence through building and servicing schools, farming cooperatives, medical facilities, micro-financing and Small Christian communities.