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Epiphany – October 23, 2021

‘Jesus, son of David, have pity on me’ Mk 10:47

Fr. Brian Meldrum returns to Epiphany to talk about 4 ways to consecrate ourselves to the Blessed Mother. Ralph Martin helps us focus on Jesus during today’s troubled Church. Emily Showler shares her story of being a Youth Director.

Fr. Brian Meldrum

Fr. Brian Meldrum, was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2015. Before entering seminary and ordination, he studied music education and directed community and high school theatre programs in the Detroit area. He is currently assigned to graduate studies in Sacred Scripture at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he is studying the historical books of the Old Testament. 

Ralph Martin

Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries and Director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and an associate professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum University in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Martin as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. He was also appointed as a peritus for the Synod on the New Evangelization which was held in Rome in 2012. Martin is the author of the bestselling The Fulfillment of All Desire and several other books. He and his wife Anne reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan and are the parents of six and grandparents of nineteen.

Emily Showler

Youth Ministry Director, St. John Neumann in Canton

I’ve been working as a youth minister for 5 years. Prior to that, I studied at Madonna University where I double majored in Pastoral Ministry and Communication Studies. I am currently continuing my studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. I’m the youngest of six kids and I have lots of nieces and nephews who I love dearly! My desire in life is to know Jesus better and help others understand that he is the answer to every question and the solution to our longing for happiness.

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