Archive for Outreach

Sr. Celia Chua – February 15, 2012

// February 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Outreach

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks  with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC (Missionaries of The Immaculate Conception)  of Montreal,  Canada,  IMRI Faculty Member (Pontifical  International Marian Research  Institute) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Annual  World Day of the Sick and its three  consistent themes celebrated  every year on the Feast of The Immaculate Conception at Lourdes, France, on  February  11 since  1992; the  pertinent Vatican Message of Pope Benedict XVI; Sacraments of Healing and the Scriptures;  the importance of the Catholic Sacraments of the Sick; the writings of St. Augustine  and the Spirituality of Lourdes celebrated  February 11 based on  Sr. Celia’s writings and experiences with the sick citing passages from   Fr. Henri Nouewen’s book relating his pilgrimage to Lourdes!      


FOCUS – March 09, 2011

// March 9th, 2011 // No Comments » // Evangelization, Outreach

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed.  speaks with FOCUS Student Leaders Kait Ereindel of Eaton, OH, Stacey Winterrowd of Indianapolis, IN, Jill Pitcher FOCUS Team Director: FELLOWSHIP OF CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY STUDENTS at Ball State University  in Indiana.  Curtis Martin (Denver, CO) is the  Founder and President of FOCUS  Catholic evangelization and discipleship on college  campuses.  See more on  FOCUS web site  at; various  ministries on campuses in liaison with Catholic Ministry on  college campuses.


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

// November 24th, 2010 // No Comments » // Interview, Mission Work, Outreach

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.


St. Mary’s Development – Nov. 3, 2010

// November 3rd, 2010 // No Comments » // Interview, Outreach

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Tim Bete, Communications Director for St. Mary’s Development Corporation in Dayton, OH, about the launching of their Thanksgiving Project, a writing/video/pictorial competition focusing on Thankful Homes; being thankful for our dwelling places and the opportunity to help people find suitable housing in times of need and waning health including SMDC Residential Services, Independent Living Apartments and Homes for Families; Senior Housing; Health Care Services; Homeownership Assistance and Training Programs.


Bringing Up Geeks (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids) – Oct. 13, 2010

// October 13th, 2010 // No Comments » // Interview, Outreach

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Dr. Cheryl Reichel, Principal of Incarnation School, (Centerville, OH); School Counselor Mary Pierce, Leanne Seguin, Parent/Event Planner and Marybeth Hicks, top selling author of Bringing Up Geeks (Genuine, Enthusiastic, Empowered Kids): How to protect your kid’s childhood in a grow-up-too-fast world. Marybeth Hicks, mother, radio personality and popular syndicated website writer will present the culminating event of the “GEEK’S Book Study” at Incarnation School Gymnasium, Centerville, OH on Thursday, October 28th at 7:00 PM.


Parish Youth Initiatives – Aug. 18, 2010

// August 18th, 2010 // No Comments » // Mission Work, Outreach

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.


Catholic Social Services – July 28, 2010

// July 28th, 2010 // No Comments » // Mission Work, Outreach

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.


Helping Families At Risk – June 16, 2010

// June 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // Outreach

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Richard Green, Director of the Judge Frank W. Nicholas Residential Treatment Center for Youth, and Counselor Theresa Fitzgerald of Dayton, Ohio focusing on the mission, purposes and goals of the residential facility for troubled and delinquent youth who are recipients of probationary services through the Montgomery County Juvenile Court and usually not responsive to the correctional efforts offered by the public schools, various outpatient counseling services or other forms of supervision provided by the court. What’s a parent to do? What is a community to do?