It’s almost Advent! Vanessa has guests that will help us all prepare during this season. Marcus Peter shares the wonderful news about Ave Maria Radio’s Advent Mission video series. Ralph Martin invites us all to participate in ‘The Fulfillment of All Desire: An Advent Mission’. Fr. Jose Maria Cabrera, Pastor of All Saints Parish in Bay City encourages us all to pray for the dead. Keith Applebee closes the program with a great way to practice corporal works of mercy.
Catholic Biblical Theologian, Apologist, and Evangelist
Ralph Martin is the President of Renewal Ministries and the author of many books, most recently A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward as well as The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints. He was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization and directs the Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Visit him at renewalministries.net.
Fr. Jose Maria Cabrera
Pastor, All Saints Parish, Bay City
Keith Applebee was born and raised in Milford, MI. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the US Navy where he served four years as a Corpsman. During the Vietnam War he was a corpsman attached to the 1st Battalion 26th Marines, where he earned two purple hearts. After returning from Vietnam, he was transferred to the US Naval Hospital in Oakland CA, and was discharged from the service in 1968. He met and married his wife of 51 years in Sacramento CA. He and Chris, his wife, lived in southern California for about eight years, and after the birth of the first child they moved to Michigan. He has resided in Michigan for about 42 years, has three children, and has been an active member of St. Patrick Church in White Lake.
Keith was a respiratory therapist for 40+ years, and retired in 2012 to devote his free time to working with the Knights of Columbus Council at St Patrick Church. He joined the Knights in 2006, and since his retirement he has served as the Family Director for the Knights. In this capacity he has co-chaired the parish picnics, the appreciation dinners for Knights’ wives, and participated in numerous volunteer opportunities.