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January 17, 2021: Epiphany

No matter what age we are the Holy Spirit is working in all of us. Rory Clark talks about Men on Fire, Exodus 90 and shares some very interesting mortifications. Fr. Andrew Seba shares many details about the Vineyard of Mercy project. Andrea Foley, CEO of Catholic Charities of SE Michigan updates us on all the wonderful programs available through this agency. The Diocese of Saginaw is offering many new ways to offer prayers and raise voices to raise awareness to the sanctity of life. Lori Becker and Mark Graveline detail all the events that start on January 21st.

Rory Clark

Originally from New York City, is a member of St. Patrick and Holy Spirit parishes in Brighton, MI.  He is the father of four, and a graduate of Lehman College, City University of New York and Pace University Law School in New York.  He is the co-founder of bothMen on Fire, an apostolate based in the Diocese of Lansing dedicated to forming men into intentional missionary disciples, and Bonfire Catholic Men’s Ministry in Brighton MI, devoted to deepening men’s faith and relationship with the Holy Trinity.  Men on Fire holds a monthly Men’s Speaker Night with some of the most dynamic speakers in the Church today.  Bonfire holds a monthly evening of encounter, reflection and fellowship.  Rory was the Chairman and Emcee of the 2020 Diocese of Lansing Accept the Challenge Men’s Conference held at the University of Michigan for 1,600 men.  He can be reached at [email protected].

Fr. Andrew Seba

Fr. Andrew was ordained to the priesthood in 2013. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Sacred Theology Degrees at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. His first assignment was at St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Church in West Bloomfield, which he served for 3 years as Parochial Vicar. He hopes to communicate the love and mercy from the heart of God to the people of God.

Andrea Foley, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC

Ms. Andrea Foley, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC, obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University on May 6, 1996. Andrea received her LMSW from the State of Michigan in May 1998 and her ACSW (Academy of Certified Social Workers) credential in May 1998 Andrea reestablished her Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor Credential in December 2013. Andrea is the Director of Behavioral Health for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan where she has been employed since September 20, 2003. Andrea was adjunct faculty at Wayne State University’s School of Social work for six years where she taught advanced graduate courses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Using the DSM IV and Practice Methods in Treating Substance Abuse. Prior to CCSEM, Andrea was the Clinical Services Supervisor for Livonia Counseling Center, Hegira Programs, Inc. She also supervised co-occurring programs and substance abuse programs in community mental health. Ms. Foley practiced as a clinician in a wide variety of settings including community mental health, the Henry Ford Health System, Hegira Programs, Inc. and for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. Her practice areas include substance use disorders in both residential and outpatient settings, adult mental health, and marital counseling. Ms. Foley’s treatment philosophy is: “I help my clients see their strengths; to assist them in recognizing their own gifts and talents increases their belief in themselves and that they have the capacity to change their lives.”

Lori Becker

Coordinator , Respect for Life , Diocese of Lansing

After successfully completing 7 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E) Lori began her ministry as a hospital and hospice chaplain in 2002 and is currently the Respect Life Coordinator for the Diocese of Saginaw after accepting the position in 2015. Lori’s role as the Respect Life Coordinator is in supporting and providing outreach to 56 parishes in areas of pro-life awareness, the sanctity of life, post abortive healing, grief counseling and support, pastoral care training, crisis pregnancy resources, Befriender Ministry and more.

Mark Graveline

Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Diocese of Saginaw

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