MICHAEL CUMBIE is a Catholic Lay Evangelist who is the special guest speaker for weekend one of the Bible Institute.From the heart of the Deep South, steeped in Southern Baptist tradition Michael Cumbie's call from God to preach the Gospel came at age 14. At age 19, while attending college and working on a degree in Music Education Michael experienced a life changing charismatic encounter with the Holy Spirit. Dissatisfied with fundamentalist, evangelical preaching of the Gospel, he began to understand just exactly how the early church had worshiped with its signs and symbols — and its focus on the Eucharist.
Although a Protestant Pastor for 23 years, Michael ultimately realized that to be truly in one accord with "ancient historic" Christian practice, means to be in union with Rome. Eventually he discovered that this quest could only be realized in the Roman Catholic Church. In 2001, Michael and his three children were received into the Catholic Church. Michael's wife Sherry came back to the Catholic Church that day as well. Michael Cumbie's conversion story is entitled "No Bread on the Table, No Crumbs on the Floor" because of his great love of the Holy Eucharist. His knowledge of his faith is amazing and he will challenge you to a new love and understanding of the richness of the Gospel message. He speaks with energy, excitement, and humor. The title of this seminar is "The Triumph of the Elect!"
MOST REVEREND DANIEL E. PILARCZYK, the Archbishop of Cincinnati since 1982, will celebrate the Eucharistic Liturgy on Sunday July 26 at 2:30 PM in Bellarmine Chapel. Archbishop Pilarczyk teaches to the faithful with clarity. Come and welcome him to this year's Institute.
ARCHBISHOP DENNIS M. SCHNURR, was appointed as Coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2008. He is coming to us from Duluth Minnesota where he was Bishop since 2001. He was born in Iowa and has several sisters and brothers. He has graciously accepted our invitation to celebrate the closing Eucharistic Liturgy on Saturday, August 1 at 3:45 PM. Come and welcome him to the Archdiocese.
YOUTH DAY FOR AGES 12 THROUGH 19
DEFENDING THE FAITH!
Pick up your weapons, put on your guard, get ready to do battle for the Lord. Join the army of Christ! An exciting and challenging day is planned for young people. Music, teaching, skits, large and small group activies and time to share are all a part of this special day. This program is offered on Friday, July 31. Flyer
FATHER CHRIS CLAY, the Associate Pastor at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington, Kentucky, will be the main celebrant for the opening Eucharistic Liturgy at the Bible Institute on Friday, July 24 at 7:30 PM. Come and be a part of this joyful celebration!
JACK AND SUE ELSAESSER, who relocated to Kodak, Tennessee recently, are being used in powerful ways by the Holy Spirit to heal in Jesus' name. Their preaching of the Gospel has brought about many miracles. Through their ministry, many have been healed of physical, spiritual, and emotional illnesses.
AN EVENING FOR YOUNG ADULTS
"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you..." Acts 1:8
Come and experience an evening completely dedicated to young adults. Bill Richart, the exciting praise and worship leader, will provide the spiritual ambience that allows the power and healing of the Holy Spirit to flow. Be a part of this amazing evening. There will be a time of fellowship with other young people at the end of the evening. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Place: Kelly Auditorium
Time: Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 PM
Who: Young Adults
TATIANA IN CONCERT JULY 27, 7:30 PM IN BELLARMINE CHAPEL
The beautiful and talented Tatiana will give a concert on Monday, July 27 at the evening general session of the Bible Institute beginning at 7:30 PM. The concert will feature Tatiana (also known as Tajci (pronounced TY-chee) ) and her distinctive musical style. Previously she was a star performer in Europe for an international television audience estimated at over a billion people. She went on to sell platinum albums.
Tajci shocked her fans by suddenly moving to America and leaving her stardom behind to live a more private life. She even changed her name to escape notice. Tatiana later had a conversion experience and has since found her answers in prayer. She met her husband, Matt, while staying at a Carmelite Sisters retreat house. Today, Tatiana and Matt have three children and travel across the world performing and producing music. Visit her website idobelieve.com for more information about her life and music.
Be sure to include this amazing evening in your plans to attend the Bible Institute. Tickets will be needed to attend the concert because of limited space. Registered attendees will have priority. Upon arrival at the institute ask at the Registration Desk for tickets to the concerts.
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. He will be ministering at the Bible Institute on Sunday, July 26 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 an evening of adoration on Thursday, July 30.
FATHER ROB JACK is currently an instructor of Theology at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary. He will be presenting the seminar on the Blessed Virgin Mary on Tuesday, July 28. Father Rob is an animated and compelling teacher that will enliven your relationship with Mary.
FATHER CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG, the Pastor of St. Antoninus Church, is a dedicated and vibrant priest. He will be the main celebrant for the Eucharistic Liturgy on Friday, July 31, at 7:30PM. We are happy to welcome him back to the Institute.
RICHARD GOSSER, 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, he is a skilled and motivating teacher of the Catechism, papal documents, and the gospel message.