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Radio Maria Christmas Mass Schedule

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We invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord. We will be bringing you broadcasts of the Holy Mass on Christmas eve and Christmas day.

On Christmas Eve we will broadcast live the daily Mass of Advent from the Radio Maria studios at our normal Mass time (8am central/9am eastern). We will then broadcast the Christmas Vigil Mass from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral at 4pm central/5pm eastern.

Our Christmas Day celebrations will begin at midnight central/1am eastern with the broadcast of the Midnight Mass from St Peter’s Basilica in Rome celebrated by Pope Francis. We will then bring you Christmas Day Mass from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria, LA at 9am central/10am eastern.

Meet Our Core Team – Frank Hare

Frank HareFrank has been with Radio Maria since it’s early days. He was introduced to Radio Maria in late 2000 when there was a need for someone to fill in for a departing employee within a short time. Frank comes from a long background of radio having grown up spending many hours in and around radio stations with his father, a broadcast engineer.

Before beginning his work at Radio Maria, Frank was heavily involved in ministry teams in the diocese of Alexandria volunteering his knowledge of sound equipment and recording, a work he continues to this day.

As the Production Manager, Frank oversees the production department and all of the technical and logistical work that goes into getting the radio signal from the microphones to the radio transmitters. Frank’s work also extends into all things technical in the workings of Radio Maria. Whether is be building and maintaining the website, repairing computers and equipment or changing light bulbs, Frank is always there to help Our Lady’s radio in any way he can.

Meet Our Core Team: Larry Paul

Larry PaulLarry comes to us with 20+ years of radio experience. He deals with everything connected with the smooth running of our broadcasts by overseeing soundboard operations, assisting in updating and maintaining music selections, and most specially, assisting the presenters and their guests in preparing for their weekly programs. Larry was originally recruited as a volunteer to help air Masses over Radio Maria on the weekends. Once he became involved with the Mass broadcasts, he recognized how important Radio Maria’s ministry was, especially to shut in’s and those who could not go to Mass themselves. Soon, he felt led to continue and expand his work for the ministry, and joined Radio Maria as a staff member in August, 2012. As an extra blessing to us, when he’s not working, he volunteers extra hours to Radio Maria in his free time. Prior to coming onboard with Radio Maria, Larry was the Finance Director for an area car dealership, and is a well-known personality through-out the Alexandria, Louisiana area.

Radio Maria’s New Appointments

On Thursday, June 7, the Board of Directors for the English-speaking Radio Maria in the US met in New York City. We would like to share the following significant changes and new appointments that were made at that time.

North American Supervising Priest Director: Fr. Walter Tonelotto
National Priest Director: Fr. Robert Young
Regional Priest Directors: Fr. Walter Tonelotto (New york)
Fr. John Fletcher (Ohio)
Fr. Dan Hoehn
Priest Advisors: Fr. Dan O’Connor (Alexandria, LA)
Fr. Ryan Humphries (Natchitoches, LA)
Fr. Keith Landry (New Iberia, LA)
Board of Directors: Mr. Carlo Di Maggio (Interim President)
Ms. Florinda Iannace (Secretary)
Ms. Mary Pyper (Treasurer)
Alicia del Cyd
Fr. Robert Young (Ex Officio)
Executive Committee: Mr. Carlos Di Maggio (Acting President)
Fr. Robert Young
Alicia del Cyd (Interim for Coordinator)
General Assembly Members: Mr. Russell Wilson
Capt. Nicola Arena
National Promotions Director: Mr. Hans Hoerdemann

The administrative offices of Radio Maria will be moved to New York City. The work of programming and production will remain in Alexandria, LA.

The Will of God – May 30, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses The Will of God with Fr. Robert Young, OFM, Priest Director of Radio Maria in Alexandria, LA and callers focusing on discovering, understanding and applying The Will of God, Its concepts as revealed in Scripture and revelations throughout the centuries and in our own time; What we are called to do in our personal lives, families, communities and world to Live and Love The Will of God.

March 26, 2012 – Thomas Roque and Scott Dollinger

In this program, Kathie interviews the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Alexandria, Thomas Roque. Mr. Roque speaks about the role of Catholic education in his life as well as the current students of the Diocese of Alexandria. Kathie also talks with Scott Dollinger about Ron Schoenfeld’s visit to Rwanda. This 2009 visit  planted the seed for the Seven Loaves Project with Fr. Leszek Czelusniak of Kibeho-Rwanda.

Fr. Duane Passes at the Age of 83

Our national program director, Fr. Duane Stenzel passed away peacefully on January 18 at the age of 83 after a long battle with a chronic blood disorder.

Fr. Duane entered the Franciscan order in 1945 and was ordained a priest in 1954. Over the years, Fr. Duane has touched countless lives with his words of wisdom, love, understanding and encouragement. Words could never express how much he has meant or how much he will be missed.
We pray now for the repose of his soul and take comfort knowing that his earthly suffering has come to an end.