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Keynote Speaker: Father Justin Cinnante, O.Carm.

Fr. Justin is a Carmelite priest at Transfiguration Priory in Tarrytown, NY and the Chaplain at Iona Preparatory High School. He is a household name in the Hudson Valley thanks to the loving ministry and infectious smile and humor of this beloved priest! Hear how after years of parish and high school ministry, he discerned a "call within a call" to join the Carmelite order. You may know him as the priest when Covid hit hard, he jumped on the back of a pick up truck with the monstrance held high. Miracles happened and he will be telling them!


Keynote Speaker and Inspirational Music:
Jackie Francois Angel

Jackie Angel is a full-time traveling speaker, singer/songwriter, and worship leader from Orange County, CA. In 2006, she became an artist with Oregon Catholic Press, with whom she has released two albums. Jackie travels both nationally and internationally preaching and using her musical talent.  She has sung at events such as World Youth Day 2011 in Spain, March 4 Life Youth Rally and Mass in Washington D.C., National Youth Conference 2013 and 2015, Life Teen Training Conferences in the Netherlands and Phoenix, and various Diocesan Youth events. 

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Keynote Speaker: Father Giuseppe Maria Siniscalchi, CFR

Father Giuseppe was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts of Italian immigrant parents.  He is a graduate from Clark University and Boston College Law School. After practicing law for nine years, he joined the Community of Franciscan Friar of the Renewal in 2002 and professed final vows in 2007. In 2011 he graduated from St. Joseph Seminary summa cum laude and was ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York.  Fr. is presently the Local Servant (superior) of Saint Mary of the Assumption Friary in Newburgh, NY where he works with the poor and gives retreats.

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!

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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.  

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