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January 02, 2021: Epiphany

‘Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, and the ears of those who hear listen.’ Is 32:3. Iklas Bashi provides encouraging insights for growing closer to our Lord. Fr. Adam Nowak talks about fantastically redesigned Archdiocese of Detroit’s Mass finder website. The Traditional Latin Form returns to the Diocese of Saginaw after 50 yrs and Joey Storer shares more. Tom Hornacek explains spiritual warfare and opens up the armory of spiritual tools that we can use every day.

Iklas Bashi

Iklas Bashi is a Catholic Certified Life Coach, Clinical Therapist, Speaker and Writer. She combines the rich teaching of the Catholic faith and her experience and training in psychology to help others break free from negative mindsets, discover their God given identity and live a life of purpose and meaning.

Iklas has been featured on Ave Maria Radio AM 990 and It’s Your Community WJR-AM. Her articles have appeared in The Michigan Catholic, The Chaldean News, HealthPartners and St. John Today. She has been a Co-host on Invitation to Sisterhood which airs on CTND (Catholic Television) and YouTube.

For the past 3 years, she has been facilitating the Surviving Divorce Support Group for the Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas which is a healing support group for individuals going through the pain of divorce. She loves to read and inspires the love of learning in others because she believes books have the power to transform us. She is passionate about walking alongside others on their journey toward healing and integration and her greatest vocation is being a wife and mother.

[email protected] or 248-366-4934

Fr. Adam Nowak

Fr. Adam Nowak is a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit and serves as Associate Pastor at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Allen Park. He was ordained on 08 June 2019 after graduating from Sacred Heart Major Seminary (and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas) with degrees in theology and philosophy. Prior to entering seminary Fr. Adam studied at the University of Detroit Mercy, receiving a degree in psychology and religious studies, and was a coordinator of youth ministry. Fr. Adam loves coffee and reading Hans Urs von Balthasar. He also enjoys traveling and his goal is to visit every state and continent. He has a heart for ministry to young people and a passion for mission, having participated in numerous national and international missions.

Joey Storer, PhD

Married and father of four children.  Joey attends the Traditional Latin Form (TLM) Mass at St. Matthew’s in Flint and now at Holy Family Parish in Saginaw. A practicing Catholic and President of the Saginaw Latin Mass Association. He recently obtain a certificate of ministry from Encounter Ministries, Brighton, MI. Joey has historically been a leader in men’s groups in the Diocese of Saginaw, MI. Joey’s interests include the history, theology, liturgy, and canon law of the Catholic Church. He holds a doctorate in chemistry and a minor in mathematics.

Tom Hornacek


Community Outreach Director

Tom Hornacek and his wife Marion live in East Tawas, Mi., after selling and retiring from their grocery store, hardware and outlet store businesses. They have three daughters and four grandsons. Twenty one years ago Tom was a lukewarm Catholic, then his favorite sports talk radio station in Saginaw, Mi. was purchased by Ave Maria Radio, and God went to work. Listening to great Catholic teaching, unexpected suffering, along with lots of God’s mercy, Tom went from lukewarm Catholic to intentional disciple. Tom served as the president of Baraga Catholic Radio in northern Mi. for six years and now serves as a Community Outreach Director at Ave Maria Radio and membership drive host. Tom is a member of Encounter Ministries prayer teams and Live Free prayer teams. He and his wife Marion also do mission work for Renewal Ministries. Tom’s passion is prayer and spiritual warfare, hoping to equip others to defend themselves and their families.

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