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Katie

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  • Favorite Scripture Romans 8:31-39 - 31 * What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?x 32 He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?y 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who acquits us.z 34 Who will condemn? It is Christ [Jesus] who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.a 35 What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? 36 As it is written:b “For your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.c 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things,* nor future things, nor powers,d 39 nor height, nor depth,* nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • First year on CORE team 2014
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    My name is Katie Reis, I'm 25 years old and in my last year of pharmacy school at OSU. I love the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" so I don't mind that Mr. Gower is commonly referenced when I tell someone I'm going to be pharmacist :) While I have to take my job seriously, I don't take myself seriously. I laugh the loudest at my own jokes and laugh loudly in general. I like shopping at thrift stores, watching black and white movies, playing Euchre, eating popcorn and drinking coffee any hour of the day. I also like taking walks, going on hikes and being outdoors! I LOVE the beauty and perfection of the Catholic Church and am so grateful for St. Patrick's and the Dominicans! I feel so blessed to be on CORE team this year and look forward to growing in faith and love of Christ with all of you!

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Mary Kate

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  • Favorite Scripture Luke 9:23 - if anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
  • First year on CORE team 2014
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    Hello my name is Mary Kate McAndrew and I am ecstatic to be on Core team for the first time at Saint Patrick’s youth group! I am 18 years old and a graduate from an online high school. I few fun facts about myself are I have never been able to eat ice cream on a cone properly.  I end up wearing the ice cream instead. I just recently gave myself a more professional email address whereas before it was “mcchick” because I thought chickens were pretty cool. Also just for your entertainment, I have the ability to pop my ankle bone out of place. I enjoy hiking, camping, baking and spending time with my family, which would include myself, two sisters, two brothers, two sisters in law, 5 nieces and 1 nephew. Oh, and parents of course! When I was in high school God used Saint Patrick’s youth group to guide me closer to him and I hope and pray the same for all of you! One of my favorite Bible verses is: Luke 9:23-And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me”.  I am so excited to be a part of your lives for the year of 2014 and grow in our faith together as a community!

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Kayla

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Favorite Scripture(Matthew 28:20)“... And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”


Faith Bio: My name is Kayla Walton, and I am the second oldest of seven children. My faith and my relationship with the Blessed Trinity truly came alive during various youth group events and retreats in high school and continued through my time at Ohio Dominican University. As I take a moment to sit and reflect on my faith journey, I am absolutely filled with gratitude and awe at all that the Lord freely gives- What an amazing Lord He is!!!!!  I am currently teaching at Saint Mary School in German Village, and I am so blessed and grateful to also be a part of the ministry at Saint Patrick Church. I look forward to getting to know you and your families.  God bless you!

 

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Patrick

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  • Favorite Scripture Luke 12:49 - I have come to set the world on fire and oh how I wish it were blazing!
  • First year on CORE team 2013
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    Through God's perfect plan, our Lord has brought Patrick to St. Patrick's to continue to build the kingdom of God in one of the greatest parishes.  He is married to the most beautiful woman in the world and loves to lead his family in prayer, song, devotion and wrestling them into submission.

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Sister Leonarda

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Favorite Scripture: The Whole Bible :) One of my favorite books is the book of Psalms.


Faith BioI grew up in Poland, where I entered Congregation of Dominican Sisters right after finishing my high school. As a Sister, I taught religious classes while working on getting my Master Degree in Theology. In 2004 I was sent to work in our American Province. After taking my final vows, I continued working in our Provincial house in Justice, IL, until September 2013, when I came to Columbus, OH.

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Greg

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Favorite ScriptureIf it is displeasing to you to serve the LORD, choose today whom you will serve, the gods your ancestors served beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are dwelling. As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”


Faith BioDuring high school my faith had ups and downs. The major determining factor in my faith was talking and learning from people of different faiths than our own. As we talked I would defend the faith and doing so reaffirmed it in me.  These relationships inspired me to pray actively and make the catechism and scripture central to my personal formation and prayer life. 

It is my beliefs that active ministry is of the highest importance, especially with our youth.  That is my goal. And I pray that The Lord bless us all and that the Holy Spirit guides our tongues and actions. 

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Hannah

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Favorite Scripture: (Psalm 27:1) The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life's refuge; of whom should I be afraid? 


Faith Bio: My name is Hannah Reis and I am from Columbus, Ohio. This past spring, I graduated from The Ohio State University and my major is in Nutrition and Dietetics. I enjoy cooking, watching movies and spending time with my family. My family is wonderful, and I am extremely blessed to have been raised Catholic. I have always been a practicing Catholic however, through high school I became distracted with the secular culture. Towards the end of high school, I slowly began to realize that this secular, materialistic world is empty and unfulfilling. By the middle of my freshman year at Columbus State Community College, I began to go to daily mass most days of the week. I was very blessed to have St. Patrick's Church (my parish) across the street from where I was going to school. Attending daily mass, and having St. Patrick's so close, brought extraordinary peace and eliminated anxiety and stress. This deepening in my faith allowed me to clearly listen to what God was calling me to do in my life. 

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Br. Paul

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  • Favorite Scripture Luke 19: 2-5 Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, 3 was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. 5 When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.”
  • First year on CORE team 2013
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    Okay just so you all know "I am not short!  God only lets things grow until they are perfet. Some of us didn't take as long as others"!

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Sister Maria Vianney

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  • Favorite Scripture John 15: 9,11 As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love....I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
  • First year on CORE team 2013
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    Sister Maria Vianney grew up the youngest of 12 children and enjoyed a traditional Catholic upbringing.  In addition to playing “Cops and Robbers” and catch, riding bicycles and running around with a creative imagination outdoors with her youngest brother, she also enjoyed playing “Mass” with another brother who was ordained to the Priesthood in June 2007.  Spending time with and loving her brothers so dearly, she wanted to be a Dominican Friar when she grew up, after having met her first Dominican Friar when she was 14.  However, God revealed a different plan, and she embraced the Sisterhood instead, entering the Convent in January 2008.  She made her first vows in April 2011.  She enjoys music, singing, surprises, Wisconsin cheese, Adoration and bringing to Souls the Face and Presence of Jesus Christ (but not necessarily in that order).

    Top 10 Favorite Saints:

    Blessed Virgin Mary

    St. Dominic

    St. Catherine of Siena

    St. John Vianney

    St. Philomena

    St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. Theresa of Jesus of the Andes

    St. John Newmann

    Bl. John Paul II

    Bl. Teresa of Calcutta

    Favorite Marian Apparition: Our Lady of Good Help, Champion, WI

    Favorite Marian Title: Cause of Our Joy

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Kristi

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  • Favorite Scripture Philippians 4:4-7 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • First year on CORE team 2014
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    Hello everyone!  My name is Kristi and I grew up as the youngest of nine children in Lancaster, OH.  I graduated from Franciscan University with a bachelor’s degree in education, and then completed my master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Ohio University.  I am a speech therapist at a school in Washington Court House, OH.  Yes, I help children say their R’s and S’s correctly, but it’s a whole lot more than that!  I am also blessed to work with multiply-handicapped children by helping them communicate through picture systems and devices, and I am hugged 30+ times a day by Kindergarteners!  I also love running, traveling, baking, talking about “girl stuff” and God stuff, taking part in pranks, and being left-handed (for any left-handers out there, you rock!).  God has truly blessed me in my life and I am excited to get to know the youth at St. Patrick’s and see His faithful and glorious work in each of you!  Trust in Him - His ways are perfect!

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Molly

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Favorite Scripture: (Romans 12:12) "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."


Faith BioMy name is Molly Newman and I am 22 years old. I am currently working on an early education degree from Columbus State and I work in an after school program in Worthington. My faith journey has been a rocky one. I am a cradle Catholic that was brought up in an incredibly devout family and I was given all of the tools I would ever need to be a successful catholic, but for some reason it wasn’t enough. In high school I really struggled to make my faith my own. My senior year of high school I went to CYSC where I found a wonderful devotion to the Blessed Mother that I still have today and really flourished in my faith for the rest of my senior year. When I started college, my faith life took another hit and I fell away from the church again, but God is smarter than us and he had already sewed the seeds that would put me where I am today. About two years ago I met my now boyfriend, Alex and for the first time in my life the Lord had given me a peak at my future and my vocation as well as leading me on a path to become the woman I was meant to be. Every day I try to be a better servant to Christ and I can’t wait to serve our Lord as part of St. Pats CORE team!

 

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Tony

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  • Favorite Scripture Phil 2:5-11 Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God,d did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,e he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
  • First year on CORE team 2013
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    My name is Tony Gallenstein. I was born on March 13 1988 and was born again on May 22 1988 when he was baptized into the Catholic Church. Despite being born into a Catholic family, I was not raised with the faith and quickly fell away at a young age. In high school I rediscovered Christ and in college I rediscovered the Church Christ founded and came home. I was finally confirmed in the Catholic Faith this past April. I am currently studying to get my PhD in Economics at OSU, I live on an urban farm, and I have a sweet beard. I am passionate about the Gospel and Christ's call to live simply and to serve the poorest and weakest amongst us. 

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