Schedule - Fall 2017

Join us for our next series starting Oct 18th!!

10/18 - Fr Robert Badillo
"Christ's Encounter with Young Adult (Mt 16:30)”
Location: Mexicali Grill

ROBERT BADILLO, M.ID, born in New York City, is an Idente Missionary of Christ
the Redeemer. He currently is a full-time pastor of the Parish of Our Lady of
Solace—St. Dominic for the Archdiocese of New York. He was awarded, in
1991, a doctorate in philosophy from The American University in Washington,
D.C., with a dissertation on Jürgen Habermas. Fr. Robert has taught
philosophy in various universities in the United States, including Fordham
University, Villanova University and The University of the District of Columbia,
as well as at Sacred Heart Philosophical College in Kerala, India. His
publications are in the field of metaphysics, philosophical anthropology,
ethics. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s
University (New York).


10/28 – Carlo Broussard

Helpers On High: A Biblical Defense of the Saints’ Intercession

Location: Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine

Karlo answers the most common questions Protestants ask when it comes to the saints, such as “Why should I pray to the saints when I can go straight to Jesus?” or “Why do Catholics pray to saints when Jesus is the one mediator between God and man?” Karlo also gives reasons why requesting the saints’ intercession is a biblical thing to do.

Karlo Broussard, a native of Southern Louisiana, left a promising musical career to devote himself full-time to the work of Catholic apologetics. As a staff apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers, he travels the country giving talks on apologetics, biblical studies, theology, and philosophy. Karlo has published articles on a variety of subjects in Catholic Answers Magazine, is a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live, and is an active blogger at
Karlo holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in theology from Catholic Distance University and the Augustine Institute, and is currently working on his masters in philosophy with Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He also worked for several years with nationally known author and theologian Fr. Robert J. Spitzer at the Magis Center.
Karlo is one of the most dynamic and gifted Catholic speakers on the circuit today, communicating with precision of thought, a genuine love for God, and an enthusiasm that inspires.

11/11 – Rise Conference
“Theology of The Body & Marriage"
"The Hour of Testing”

Location: Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine

"Timmerie Millington works as a radio host and Catholic speaker educating in areas of theology and is an expert at responding to current trends of sexuality, feminism, and gender ideology.  She co-hosts Trending with Don and Timmerie.  Prior to this, Timmerie worked for five years as the Director of Education & Outreach at Life Choices pregnancy counseling center in San Diego.  Previously, she co-hosted the Catholic Answers radio show/podcast Hearts and Minds with Catholic apologist Trent Horn.  She holds a Master's degree in Exegetical Biblical Theology and Bachelor’s degree in Communications Media with an emphasis in the New Evangelization from John Paul the Great Catholic University.  Her diverse professional background includes public relations consulting for nonprofits at the national level.  You can read her latest musings online at and connect with her on LinkedInInstagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Fr. Josh Waltz received his bachelors of Sacred Theology in Rome at the Pontifical College of St. Thomas Aquinas. During this time he also obtained a Master's degree in Moral Theology with an emphasis in Bioethics. Fr. Waltz spent the first six years of his priesthood teaching theology at St. Mary’s Central High School in Bismarck, North Dakota and served as the chaplain of the high school. He is presently teaching a class in Spirituality at the University of Mary and is the Vocation Director for the Diocese of Bismarck in North Dakota.
11/15 – Elizabeth Sanville
"God's call "Right Now" - Finding your Vocations"
Location: Mexicali Grill
Elizabeth Sanville is a Senior Product Manager in NVIDIA's Automotive team, working on Autonomous (Self-Driving) Vehicles. In addition to her vocation in industry, Elizabeth is enthusiastic about sharing the message of Christ with those she meets. As a teenager in High School, Elizabeth prepared young children in Haiti to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. As a parent of two beautiful children, Elizabeth became more involved in Ministry as a Girl Scout Leader who emphasized Religious activities (1996 - 2002), Chair of the St. Lawrence Pastoral Council (2002 - 2004), Student in the Institute of Leadership in Ministry (ILM, 2004 - 2007), High School Confirmation Coordinator at St. Lawrence (2007 - 2016), and Detention (Jail) Minister in Restorative Justice at the Diocese of San Jose (2016 to present).
Elizabeth believes in living the message of Christ each and every day - at work, at home, at church, in the community - with family, friends and strangers alike. She is always surprised how much more there is to learn about our Faith, and how frail we are in our humanity. Elizabeth is eternally thankful for God's many blessings and for those who have guided and shown her the incredible example of how to discern God's calling and vocations.

11/29 – John Johnson
“Advent and the Coming of Jesus”

Location: Mexicali Grill
Advent is a time to prepare for two things: Christmas and the End of Days. While the latter may not be immediately apparent (or quite as cheery to contemplate) as the former; the Church's liturgies throughout the season of Advent are clear: Jesus is returning, and we need to be ready. 
Don't miss this engaging discussion that will break open the book of Revelation in a way you've never experienced and cover all things apocalyptic: the beast, the Lamb, the woman, the dragon - Advent is an epic battle for your heart.