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Epiphany – June 27, 2021

‘He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive’ Lk 20:38

Fr. Andrew Dawson returns to Epiphany to talk about Purgatory, people’s interpretations, and the truths of the Catholic Church. Kirk Mayes from Forgotten Harvest shares his wisdom and the good works this non profit does for our community. Seminarian Corey Bilodeau shares his story of his calling to the priesthood. David Mangan talks about God, the Holy Spirit and his book.

Fr. Andrew Dawson

Associate Pastor, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake St., Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080

The grandson of an Anglican Priest and the son of a Baptist Minister turned Anglican Priest, but I was baptized into the Catholic Church as an adult, and then ordained to the diaconate exactly 10 years to the day after my baptism. I love country music, tractors, fishing, camping and drawing.

Kirk Mayes

CEO, Forgotten Harvest

Kirk Mayes, CEO, Forgotten Harvest

Kirk Mayes is the CEO of Forgotten Harvest, one of Michigan’s top nonprofit organizations and one of the nation’s premiere food rescue organizations.  Each year Forgotten Harvest collaborates with more than 800 food donors to rescue more than 46 million pounds of nutritious food and distribute it through its partner agencies in metro Detroit. 

Through Kirk’s leadership, Forgotten Harvest was able to develop a new strategic plan and bring focus to Forgotten Harvest around the idea of providing the right food to the right place in the right quantity at the right time.  Vital to achieving these goals, the organization is currently working on data collection through the launch of a client intake tool and has begun preparation for a new Forgotten Harvest Campus that will be the cornerstone of its bold transformation. 

Kirk currently serves on the boards of Food Bank Council of Michigan, Life Remodeled, KIPP Charter Schools, and New Detroit. 

Most importantly, Kirk is a loving husband and father to his wife Tamika and his son Kirk Jr.

Corey Bilodeau

Corey Bilodeau is a seminarian studying for the Diocese of Lansing. HE was born in Lansing and is the fourth child of five. He went to public school through high school and went to Hope College and received a degree in Religion with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. He entered seminary in 2017 going to Sacred Heart in Detroit.

David Mangan

Dan and his wife have been married for 49 years, have 5 adult children and 19 grandchildren. They are members of Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

He has been an administrator and teacher in Catholic schools for more than 50 years. Most recently David retired from Father Gabriel Richard high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

David has traveled both nationally and internationally speaking about what God has done in his life through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

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