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Keynote Speaker: Johnnette Benkovic Williams


Kathleen McCarthy is a published author, Catholic radio broadcaster and has been a Catholic lay evangelist for more than 40 years.  Her message of the Father’s merciful love, the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist and the power of the Holy Spirit will amaze!  Through Kathleen’s ministry, numerous healings have taken place through the power of the Holy Spirit.  A life of faith bearing fruit!

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen McCarthy

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Johnnette 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. She is also Founder and President of Living His Life Abundantly International, Inc. Her heart is on fire and yours will be too when listening to her!

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Music: Maria Salamida with two accompanists

Maria is a graduate of Franciscan University in 2020 and has been working there since as the Coordinator of Liturgical Music. She has been on a journey of discipleship with Jesus since a special encounter with Him when she was 15 and desires to learn how to live & love from the best Teacher. Her dream is for the Church to become more like Jesus and believes that the human heart is set free through worship to receive this transformation-into-Christ by the Holy Spirit. Her music is divinely inspired and her voice is that of an angel.

Celebrant: Bishop Joseph Bambera, DD, JCL

Bishop Bambera will celebrate the Mass for Refresh Your Faith: Fifth Annual Catholic Conference for Women.  His homily and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will fill us with our Lord as the perfect preparation to Refresh Your Faith and be filled With the Holy Spirit!

Hostess: Mary Clare Hallman

Mary Hallman began her position as the Diocesan Secretary for Parish Life on Jan. 3, 2022.

She served as Director of Evangelization in the Diocese of Syracuse for eight years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and a master’s degree in theology from Augustine Institute in Denver, Colo.  She brings a fresh joy and enthusiasm to her role.  The Holy Spirit is her guide!

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