When: Saturday November 4, 2017
Come join us for an afternoon Catholic conference on Saturday November 4, 2017 at the Gateway High School, Monroeville, Pa. which is located about a 1 mile from the Monroeville exit on the Parkway East. and PA TurnPike. “FIRE for the New Millennium” conference promises to be a day filled with powerful talks from renowned speakers. Come and listen to Dominick Albano, Bishop Edward C. Malesic’, Sister Ann Shields and Actress and producer, Nicole Abisinio as they speak on the power of Faith, Intercession, Repentance, and Evangelization (FIRE).
Come for renewed Faith, Fellowship, Worship and great music to help us renew and strengthen our Catholic faith on our Journey with Jesus Christ. The conference is open to all.
The conference starts at 1pm and will run until 4:30 at which time there will be a Mass.
After ordination, Bishop Edward C. Malesic’s pastoral assignments included assistant pastor at St. Theresa Parish in New Cumberland, PA from 1987 to 1989, and St. Rose of Lima Parish in York PA from 1989 to 1992. He concurrently served as the campus minister at York College and served in the same capacity at Millersville University of Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1996. He was associated with the Newman Club at Messiah College from 2000-2004. Bishop Malesic was the administrator and then pastor at Holy Infant Parish in York Haven, from 2004 to 2015. With his studies in Canon Law he served in various roles in the diocesan tribunal. They include Auditor, Adjutant Judicial Vicar, and Secretary for Canonical Services. He served as Judicial Vicar, and Secretary for Canonical Services from 2006 to 2015. Pope Francis named him the Bishop of Greensburg on April 24, 2015.
Sister Ann Shields graduated from high school, Mount Aloysius Academy, Cresson, PA, in 1957, and entered
religious life that same year. A teacher for 17 years in grade schools, high schools and college, and serving as a
college campus minister, Sister Ann, in 1975, was invited to Franciscan University of Steubenville to join a team
gathered by Father Michael Scanlan to create a deeper environment of faith on campus. Sister served as Superior of her religious community, The Servants of God’s Love, for 22 years. Their community serves in the foster care system for the state and currently runs two houses for the elderly who are too frail or ill to live alone and have no family. A prolific writer and author, Sister has been employed by Renewal Ministries, a Catholic evangelistic organization, participating in missionary work around the world giving retreats, parish missions, and conferences for the past 20 years. She hosts a popular daily radio program (Food for the Journey) heard over 100 Catholic radio stations in the US. She was awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 in recognition of her service to the Church and the Aggiornamento Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution for the renewal of parish and community life by The Catholic Library Association. Sister Ann’s educational background includes a BA from Misericordia, MA from University of Scranton, and PhD from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Dominick Albano is passionate about helping facilitate a life-changing encounter with Jesus. While in high school, he began giving talks, leading retreats and small groups, and sharing his story of conversion. Since then, he has spent his entire professional life in ministry as both a leader and evangelist. Albano entered a parish with a youth ministry program in need of a new structure. He devoted two years to building relationships, restoring vision and direction, and providing leadership that helped the program to flourish. Seeing a need for ministry and evangelization outreach in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Albano and a friend founded Arise Missions. Albano served as executive director for the ministry, which leads dynamic parish missions, young adult conferences, and parish leadership evangelization training sessions. Arise Missions received an overwhelmingly positive response throughout the diocese. In 2016 Matthew Kelly encouraged Albano to join Dynamic Catholic as the RCIA team leader. Albano is also a speaker and evangelist, traveling the country to minister at parish missions, conferences, men’s groups, school events, youth groups, and retreats. He loves to share Saint John Paul II’s message, “We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us!” Albano enjoys playing baseball, going to the beach, and eating burritos. He and his wife live in Kentucky with their three young children.
Actress and producer, Nicole Abisinio, is the founder of Gabriel’s Messenger Films, a production company dedicated to making inspiring true stories for worldwide distribution. Nicole started her career in investment management while working as an actress. Eventually, Nicole worked in film funding as an executive producer, bringing multi-million dollar deals to the table for films with actors including Terence Howard, Jack Black and Samuel Jackson. Nicole had the world in the palm of her hands…and it meant nothing. “But what does it mean to gain the whole world if you lose your soul?” (Mark 8:36) Nicole’s response was an overwhelming, previously unknown stirring of the Holy Spirit as the only words she could utter were, “I have to find a church.” In the arms of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, she found everything she had ever been searching for. Today, Nicole works as producer, actress, and marketing executive for films including Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, The Investigator, Son of God, Different Drummers, and Love Different. Besides being featured on Christian and Catholic radios and TV, Nicole has spoken around the country including NCYC on “Faith in Film,” National Prayer Day on “Faith n Media,” and the 2016 International Christian Film Festival on “Faith Based Film Distribution.” Her strongest calling is speaking out on chastity and helping others to live in that freedom with Christ. Nicole also runs a Catholic non-profit ministry that helps young women choose life over abortion, and spiritual coaching to help singles and couples live a chaste life until marriage. Nicole went to college at age 16 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A, double major in Economics and Theater.
12:00 PM - Open Door
01:00 PM - Opening ( FIRE )
01:15 PM - Music Ministry
01:30 PM - Faith ( Sister Ann Shields )
02:15 PM - Music Ministry
02:30 PM - Intercession ( Dominick Albano )
Teen Forum (Nicole Abisinio)
03:15 PM - Music Ministry
03:30 PM - Repentance ( Nicole Abisinio)
04:15 PM - Music Ministry
04:30 PM - Evangelization Mass (Bishop Edward Malesic )