News May 16, 2024

Insider's View newsletter

News from Good News Ministries:

  • Holy Spirit Summit
  • Meet our newest board member
  • Plus great links to great content!


Holy Spirit Summit

Holy Spirit SummitI’m delighted to be part of another online summit! The “Holy Spirit Summit” is a free, three-evening online event featuring over 15 Catholic speakers who will offer, in short 15-minute videos, catechesis, stories, Biblical reflections, personal sharings, and more.

The live event is on May 21, 22, and 23rd at 8 pm ET on YouTube. Registration will offer you a reminder of the event so that you don’t miss it. But you can also watch the summit at your convenience afterward. 

To register, go to nonnatus.org/holy-spirit-summit.html now.


Meet our newest board member

Beth SolisPlease welcome Beth Solis to the GNM team! (Post a comment at the bottom of this page: gnm.org/insidersview/05-16-2024.)

Beth first learned of Good News Ministries in 2019. Now she is helping the Board of Directors prepare a solid foundation for the continuation of Good News Ministries far into the future.

With the passing of my husband, GNM co-founder Ralph, we need to make sure that if anything happens to me, or when we reach the day when it’s my turn to let Jesus take me Home, GNM has everything in place to keep providing Catholic faith-builders.

Toward that goal, we’ll need the support of champions who donate to the cause of hiring someone who can serve with his/her gifts and talents now and be trained to eventually become the Executive Director. This will need to be a very special person — please keep this in your prayers!

This is just one of the topics we discussed in a recent board meeting. Beth is very enthusiastic about helping GNM grow and thrive. As the wife of Deacon Javier Solis of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma, City, she knows what it means to be in ministry helping others grow in the Faith. She has served as a catechist, a Confirmation teacher, and a youth minister. She is the Outreach Coordinator for a non-profit outreach to the homeless in Oklahoma City and has been coordinating volunteers for Hotdogs for the Homeless since 2003. She is the Spiritual Advisor for the St. Vincent de Paul Conference in her parish of St. Philip Neri in Midwest City, Oklahoma. She is a Co-Leader of the Stephen Ministry Team in her parish. As a Cursillista since 2010, she also leads a women’s weekly Cursillo prayer and faith-sharing group.

Beth first learned about GNM while dating her husband-to-be. He often forwarded our emailed reflections to her. They were wed in 2013. They have three beautiful daughters and five precious grandchildren. In 2021, Beth and Javy earned bachelor’s degrees in Theology through the diaconate program and Newman University. Both are in their sixties, and, as Beth says, “It proves that God can open new doors in any season of life!”


Prayer Room

Good News Prayer Room:

Use our collection of Catholic prayers designed with your needs in mind. They will give you hope and a stronger connection to God’s love and support. What do you need prayers for today?

Visit gnm.org/prayers.

Post your prayer requests @ gnm.org/post-a-prayer.


WordBytes

Good News WordBytes:

WANT MORE FAITH and HOPE in TROUBLED TIMES? WE’RE HERE for YOU! Choose from a variety of topics on our website of Catholic Faith-building articles. What do you need today?

Visit wordbytes.org.


Good News Media Library

Explore our Catholic Video Library for Faith Growth

Give yourself a personal retreat day; watch videos from our library of faith-builders:


God bless you!

Every morning, I lift up in prayer everyone who helps Good News Ministries in any way (donors, volunteers, prayer supporters, etc.) and all the prayer requests posted on our site. What can I cover in prayer for you? Post your prayer request.

How else can the team and I serve you today? Visit our homepage.

Thank you for reading this newsletter.

Terry ModicaYour servant in Christ,
Terry Modica, Executive Director
Good News Ministries
gnm.org

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