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Epiphany – June 12, 2021

‘But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart’ Lk 2:19

Jane Shallal and Jennifer Dickow from The United Community Family Services Chaldean American Ladies of Charity, which is the longest non-profit in the Chaldean community in America speaks about the new Women’s Business Institute. Beth Newman from the Livingston County Catholic Charities enlightens us about Elder Abuse. Fr. John Hedges shares his knowledge about the Fatima messages from our Blessed Mother. David Tay from the Men of the Sacred Hearts shares how the Lord is working in this ministry!


Jane Shallal

President  & CEO, United Community Family Services Chaldean American Ladies of Charity,  

Jennifer Dickow

Chief Operating Officer for United Community Family Services also known as the Chaldean American Ladies of Charity.

Jennifer has been involved with CALC on and off for over 30 years sitting on the advisory board and then moving to the Executive Board.  

Prior to the non-profit world, Jennifer worked in the automotive sector for over 30 yrs in the purchasing organization with a variety of positions where she was responsible for annual buys of over a billion dollars in numerous commodities.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University and an MSA from Central Michigan University.  Her passions are helping others and traveling.  She is on a quest to see the world and is currently at country number 70 and continues to grow.

Beth Newman, MA, BS, CFLE

Senior Community Liaison & Elder Abuse Prevention Specialist, MMAP Certified Medicare/Medicaid Counselor, Livingston County Catholic Charities

Senior Community Liaison/Elder Abuse Prevention Specialist with Livingston County Catholic Charities for approximately 2 years.  Received my MA from Western Michigan University in Family Consumer Sciences.  I am married to a brain cancer survivor and a mom to two grown children, 33 & 31 and the grandmother to a 2 year old grandson.  In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, cook, garden, and crochet.

517-545-5944 ext 122

Fr. John Hedges

Rector, Fatima Shrine and Pastor, St. Stephen Catholic Church

David Tay

Executive Director and CEO for the Men of the Sacred Hearts since 2010.

Actively ran a team of home enthronement volunteers since 2003.

David guided the Men of the Sacred Hearts through the Covid Pandemic by introducing the Pastor Parish Led Home Enthronement program. And as the teams 3ft statue of Our Lady of Fatima was not being used, he began the program in the metro Detroit region of bringing Our Lady to homes for a two week period to help families to continue their prayer practice in the home.

The Men of the Sacred Hearts added Mallory Sliney to help with the administrative and internet requests. Along with Barbara Valentic, the threesome is pushing ahead to bring the Sacred Heart of Jesus to more families and businesses.

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