THE CATHOLIC FAMILY: God's Answer for our Time
St. Mary's Cathedral, Ogdensburg, NY
October 13, 2018

Speakers include:
Johnnette Benkovic Williams
Thomas K. Sullivan
Susan P. Brinkmann, OCDS

The Catholic Family is a countercultural sign witnessing the love and light of Christ to the world. 

This one-day event for families, men, women and teens is intended to help us be the salt and light in our communities. As we are strengthened in our own faith and learn how much we are loved by God, we in turn will become signs of hope, faith and love for those around us. 

This powerful event is for everyone in the diocese! That means YOU! There will be sessions for adults as well as tracks for teenagers.

Mass - Dynamic and  Inspiring  Talks 
Family - Spiritual Healing - Confession - Fun Surprises - And More

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In addition to the main event, there is an optional opportunity for women!

What's Happening: A Women of Grace® Celebration of Sacred Sisterhood: An Evening with Johnnette Benkovic Williams

Who is invited: Women of Grace® and Young Women of Grace® Study Facilitators and Study Participants, past and present. (Bring a friend who wants to learn more about Women of Grace!)
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About Our Speakers:

Johnnette S. Benkovic is Founder and President of Women of Grace®, a Catholic apostolate for women featuring a number of outreaches including conferences, media, study groups and more.  After years of being a non-practicing Catholic, Johnnette experienced a deep conversion back to her Catholic faith in 1981. Her conversion sparked a new vocation: sharing the Gospel message through the utilization of media. She has been an inspiring and consistent presence on Catholic radio (1987) and in Catholic television (1988) ever since. She is the author of several books including Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant LifeGrace-Filled MomentsLiving Life Abundantly: Stories of People Who Have Encountered GodExperience Grace in Abundance: Ten Strategies For Your Spiritual Life and The New Age Counterfeit.
Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, author and journalist, has joined Living His Life Abundantly & Women of Grace as Staff Writer. Susan is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites and comes to us from The Catholic Standard and Times, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where she served for six years as a Correspondent. She has won numerous national awards for her work and has published several books, including two historical fiction novels, a book on Carmelite prayer entitled, "Lord Teach us to Pray" and a book on the fraudulent research of Alfred C. Kinsey entitled, "The Kinsey Corruption," published by Ascension Press. She has devoted her life and talents to building up the Church and tearing down the culture of death, and is pleased that the Lord has called her to LHLA/Women of Grace to continue this vocation. Susan is single and writes for us from her home in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Look for Sue's articles and her books, A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, Learn to Discern Compendium, and We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl on our website blog at       

Thomas K. Sullivan began a career serving in the United States Military (U.S. Navy and Coast Guard) at the young age of 17. During his 12 years of service, Tom spent 5 of those years as a Company Commander in the US Navy, training young men and women in the ways of military life, and was awarded the designation as a "Master Training Specialist". Little did he know God was grooming him for a training field much bigger than he could imagine. At the age of 30, Tom returned to the Catholic Faith and found his true mission in life. He has spent the past 24 years in Catholic evangelization, education and apologetics. Since 2001, Tom has worked for Living His Life Abundantly International/Women of Grace where he currently serves as the Director of Operations, Director of Information Technology and Network Administrator. Tom is also the producer of the Television program "Women of Grace" on the EWTN television network.  He is the author of Called to Knighthood and the creator of the Warrior's Rosary.


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by affirming women in their dignity and vocation as daughters of God and 
in their gift of authentic femininity through ongoing spiritual formation.

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