FATHER MITCH PACWA, S.J.is an esteemed Catholic teacher and evangelist, who is nationally known for his television and radio programs on EWTN as well as for his many books, tapes, and speaking engagements. He is a learned Bible scholar and a captivating teacher of the faith.
Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit, summa cum laude. He received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude.
He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 and then continued his studies, receiving a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University in 1984.
He has taught at the High School, University and Seminary levels. He has lectured at conferences and churches around the world and has appeared and hosted hundreds of international radio and television programs. His fluency in twelve languages including Biblical languages, Arabic, and European languages and his extensive travels throughout the Middle East have afforded him a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East. In the year 2000, he established Ignatius Productions in order to further promote the gospel through multi-media teaching presentations. He teaches through books, DVD's, and other media.
Father Mitch will offer the program, Live in My Love, from Friday through Sunday, July 20 through July 22.
Visit Ignatius Productions to learn more about Fr. Pacwa.
MOST REVEREND DANIEL E. PILARCZYK, the Archbishop of
Cincinnati since 1982, will celebrate the Eucharistic Liturgy on Sunday July 22
at 2:00 PM in Bellarmine Chapel. Archbishop Pilarczyk teaches with clarity
and direction for the faithful. Come and welcome him to this year's Institute.
BILL RICHART, born Catholic, a former altar boy and Eucharistic minister who spent two years in seminary, has worked on an Oklahoma oil rig, as a congressional intern and as a country music disc jockey. After struggling with a gambling addiction, he thanks the power of the Lord for restoring his relationship with Jesus and in 1998, Bill went into ministry full time.
His greatest joy is bringing the people of God into that
place "where the Lord moves in power." He will
be ministering at the Bible Institute on Sunday, July 22 with
an evening of healing praise and will also be presenting
the two-day seminar, Praise and Worship:
Standing in the Glory.
FATHER GREGORY BRAMLAGE, a graduate of Mt. St. Mary's Seminary,
is dedicated to his work as a pastor and actively involved in the healing and deliverance
ministry. He will be our guest for the healing service on Saturday evening, July 21.
FATHER CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG, a dedicated and vibrant priest, will teach in
the seminar, Parents, the Primary Teachers of the
Faith. We are happy to welcome him back to the Institute.
"Stand up and go, your faith has saved you." (Lk 17:19)
All young adults are invited to come and share your faith in an evening of song, word, and prayer. Allow the Holy Spirit to energize and empower you in a time of Spirit-filled worship. God's Word and the witness of other young people living their lives for Christ will inspire you. There will be a time of fellowship with other young people at the end of the evening. Don't miss this opportunity to stand up for Christ!
Place: Kelly Auditorium
Time: Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 PM
Who: Young Adults
Schedule and more information
A SPECIAL EVENING IN REMEMBRANCE OF
FATHER AL LAUER
THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 26 @ 7:30 PM in KELLY HALL
Thursday evening, July 26, will be a special evening in remembrance of Father Al Lauer, the founder of Presentation Ministries. The fifth anniversary of Father Al's passing to the Lord is October 13th of this year. Therefore, a special evening is planned with the focus on Father Al's teachings along with witness, prayer and praise. Don't miss this unique evening. Come and celebrate with us the life, dedication, and work of Father Al and the far-reaching effects of his ministry.
ROBERT ROGERS remembers the moment in 2003 when he thought he was dying in peace. Peace because, he believed he was going to heaven with his wife, Melissa, and their four children after a 7-foot wall of water rolled their white minivan into a culvert. However, the Lord had other plans for Robert. He was alive while his entire family had gone on to the Lord. In the following days, Robert felt called to share his faith story. He had been trained as a musician, so he quit his job and began a music ministry witnessing about God's faithfulness. Come and hear his inspiring story and experience his music in a spirit of worship on Monday evening, July 23. Watch a video about Robert and his story.
FATHER ROB JACK is currently an instructor of Theology at Mt. St.
Mary's Seminary. He will be presenting the seminar, The Mother of Jesus Was There, on Tuesday, July 24. Father Rob is
an animated and compelling teacher that will enliven your relationship with Mary.
D.A. has dedicated his life in service to the poor.
He and his wife, Daneen, minister in Haiti sharing God's love with the people
there and receiving even more in return. Retired as Professor at St. Vincent
College in Latrobe, PA, he is a skilled and motivating teacher of the Catechism,
papal documents, and the gospel message.
JACK AND SUE ELSAESSER from Hamilton, Ohio, have been "clothed
with power" by the Holy Spirit to heal in Jesus' name. Their preaching of
the Gospel have brought about many miracles. Through their ministry,
many have been healed of physical, spiritual, and emotional illnesses.
YOUTH DAY FOR AGES 12 THROUGH 19
RECEIVE THE FIRE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!
"I have come to light a fire. How I wish it were ignited" Lk 12:49
Come, Holy Spirit, Come! This one-day program will empower you and rekindle your zeal to a life-changing faith. It will include music, teaching, fellowship and time to share. Jim "Butch" Murphy is a man of prayer and vision and will be returning to bring his enthusiasm and excitement for the gospel of Christ. This program will be offered on Friday, July 27.
Jim is a man with a message that will set your life on fire! Come and
experience the power of Christ!
JAMES "BUTCH" MURPHY is the founder and president of Vera Cruz Communications. While still a senior in high school, Jim made a decision to surrender the rest of his life to Christ. That decision has had a major impact on every aspect of Jim's life.
He has been involved in youth ministry on parish, diocesan, national and international levels. He gives parish missions, speaks at retreats, and consults for many parish and diocesan level groups in the Church.
Jim is married to Susan. They live in a small cottage in the woods near
Lake Michigan with their three year old son John
Patrick. Come and allow the Holy Spirit to inspire you with the
timeless and timely message of God's good news. He speaks with enthusiasm
and offers a challenge to discipleship for people of all ages!
FATHER BILL McCARTHY the well-beloved and energized priest, returns to the Bible Institute this year. He will present several seminars, which include Feed My Sheep: The Centrality of Love and Clothed With Power (for priests only). He will also be a featured speaker in the seminar, Love: The Heart of the Faith and the Church offered July 27 & 28. He is a Spirit-filled priest, a gifted author, teacher, and evangelist. He speaks with clarity and zeal about our faith.
Father Bill was ordained a priest in Rome and has been serving the Lord in the Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of "My Father's House" Spiritual Life and Retreat Center in Moodus, Connecticut. For more than 20 years, Father has served the Lord with his Spirit-filled teachings.