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Catholic Connection – March 8, 2024 – Hr 1

Nicole Patten returns to update us on the effort underway to save St. Germaine Catholic School. Dr. Ralph Martin promotes the Regular Joes Men’s Conference taking place March 23rd in Plymouth, MI.




Segment 1 – Intro & News


Segment 2 UPDATE on effort to save St. Germaine Catholic School
“Fundraising is now underway to support a parent-led effort to keep the St. Germaine Catholic School in St. Clair Shores open. According to an email sent Feb. 13 by principal Colleen Maciejewski to the school’s parents, a proposal was made to save the school, which was slated to close by the end of this academic year. … They need 150 kids enrolled, $150,000 in donations and $150,000 pledged for the future to save the school.”  Nicole Patten is one of the heads of the marketing committee to save the school.  She joins us this morning to share all the progress they’ve made since her initial interview last month.  Click here for all the background on the situation.


Segment 3 – Regular Joes Men’s Conference
Dr. Ralph Martin is speaking March 23rd at the Regular Joes Men’s Conference taking place at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Plymouth. Other speakers include Fr. Zaid Chabaan, Associate Pastor at the parish, and Dr. Nathan Schlueter from Hillsdale College. Click here for more information.

Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization. Renewal Ministries is the sponsor of The Choices We Face, a widely viewed weekly Catholic television and radio program distributed throughout the world, and engages in a wide variety of mission work in more than thirty countries. Ralph is also the director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit ( He holds a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum University in Rome.





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