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Epiphany -January 2, 2022

‘Your must fear the Lord and worship him faithfully with your whole heart; keep in mind the great things he has done among you’ 1 Sm 12:24

John Kraemer talks about his Lego Church Project. St. Helena Raphael Burns shares stories of her faith life. Kim Bollom gives tips on beating the blues.

John Kraemer

Sr. Helena Raphael Burns

Sr. Helena has an M.A. in Media Literacy Education, a B.A. in theology and philosophy from St. John’s University, NYC, studied screenwriting at UCLA and Act One, Hollywood and holds a Certificate in Pastoral Youth Ministry. Sr. Helena also attended the Theology of the Body Institute in Pennsylvania. She is a movie reviewer for Life Teen & The Catholic Channel at Sirius XM. She wrote and directed a documentary on the life of Blessed James Alberione, Media Apostle: The Father James Alberione Story, and is a co-producer on The 40 Film. She has written a Theology of the Body curriculum, What Does It Mean to Be Human: An Introduction to Theology of the Body, and her daily reflection book for young women, He Speaks to You. She is also a regional vocation director for the Daughters of St Paul.

Kim Bollom

Registered Nurse of 14 years and specializes in educating newly graduated nurses who are transitioning from nursing school into their first professional nursing role. Kim holds a Bachelors in Nursing from Western Michigan University, a Masters in Nursing Administration from the University of Mary and is Board Certified in Nursing Professional Development.

Kim spent the first seven years of her career on Active Duty in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. where she learned more about herself that she ever thought possible. She has been blessed to experience a wide variety of nursing throughout her career and now considers herself as a “jack of all trades, master of some”. While Kim was on a deployment to Mosul, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, she met her husband, Kevin, a now retired U.S. Army Blackhawk pilot.

Outside of work, Kim loves studying the Bible and teaching her kids the incredible impact God can make on the world. She loves all things “home” – interior decorating, designing and creating handmade signs and having a glass of wine and good conversation with friends.

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