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Regional Member Gather on Nov. 16 in Melrose, MN

It’s a celebration of Catholic United Financial’s impact in our area and everyone is invited!

Join us as we celebrate our Catholic heritage, exercise our common unity through recognizing our volunteerism, and learn about topics that impact us daily: faith, finances and service.

Keynote Speaker David Rinaldi

David is the program director of NET Ministries and speaks regularly on the teachings of the Catholic Church, evangelism, and the Catechism. View David’s website here. He will speak about keeping your kids Catholic in a world of negative influences. 

Afterward, guests can attend workshops on topics that will engage and educate. 

Tentative Schedule

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11:30am - 12:45 pm / Registration

Registration will be open from 11:30 to 12:45

11:45 am / Lunch and Social Time

Enjoy sandwiches, chips, fruit, salad, and drinks for your entire family or group as you meet with your neighbors and friends.

12:45 pm / Kick off and Welcome

An explanation of the day and the event sponsor, Catholic United Financial, will kick things off.

1:00 pm / Keynote Speaker David Rinaldi

Teenagers are bombarded every day with a flurry of negative influences from the media, the culture, and their peers. How can parents compete with TV, movies, the internet, and pop culture? The Church teaches that in order to carry out the task of leading our kids to Christ, we must “scrutinize the signs of the times and interpret them in light of the Gospel.” That’s precisely what keynote speaker David Rinaldi does in this presentation along with providing time-tested tips on raising your kids to be faithful Catholics.

David Rinaldi serves full-time as the Program Director for NET Ministries, training and equipping missionaries to bring the Gospel to nearly 100,000 people a year! David holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Ave Maria University and has 20 years of ministry experience with youth and young adults. David and his wife Linda were married in 2002 and they live in South Saint Paul, MN with their sons Anthony, Dominic, and Rocco. View David’s website here

2:00 pm / Seminar Session One

Attend an informative workshop on one of these topics:

  • Estate Planning and Charitable Giving What’s on your estate planning list? Protecting assets, reducing your tax footprint, setting up a trust, providing for final expenses, setting up charitable bequests, etc. Need some help? We will provide direction to these issues and more.
  • Cyber Security and Online Fraud Prevention It’s scary out there in the online world of data breaches, identity theft and hacking. Speaker John Kolodziejcyk is Director of Information Technology for Catholic United Financial and will share some practical ways to avoid online fraud and identity theft.
  • Nobody Wants to Volunteer Do you feel that your volunteer efforts are fruitful in your parish? Join Member Engagement to look at volunteer trends in your community and give you tools for a successful volunteer experience.

3:00 pm / Seminar Session Two

Attend an informative workshop on one of these topics:

  • Estate Planning and Charitable Giving What’s on your estate planning list? Protecting assets, reducing your tax footprint, setting up a trust, providing for final expenses, setting up charitable bequests, etc. Need some help? We will provide direction to these issues and more.
  • Cyber Security and Online Fraud Prevention It’s scary out there in the online world of data breaches, identity theft and hacking. Speaker John Kolodziejcyk is Director of Information Technology for Catholic United Financial and will share some practical ways to avoid online fraud and identity theft.
  • Think Big, Be Bold and Take Risks Hear from members about activities that have had an impact in their parish and school communities. Walk away inspired with events and activities to bring back to your community.

3:00 pm / Rosary

Join us for a restful time of Rosary Prayer

4:00 pm / Recognition Ceremony

Get to know the outstanding volunteers and members that have maximized Catholic United Financial programs in our local parishes and schools

5:00 pm / Mass at St. Mary's School

Let’s end our day together with Mass in the St. Mary’s School gym. at 320 5th Ave SE in Melrose.

Location

Melrose High School Melrose, MN

Our thanks go out to the leadership of Melrose High School and St. Mary’s School for hosting this event

St. Mary’s Web Site

Melrose Gathering Registration

Registration is also available by calling 1-888-346-7183

It’s a celebration of Catholic United Financial’s impact in our area and everyone is invited on Nov. 16 in Melrose, Minnesota.