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God's grand plan is not always easy to see, so I hope my new series can provide listeners with the information to help guide them in these times of change and tumult.
EVANSVILLE, IN, March 04, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Life is fast moving and full of action. The world we live in can be a scary place at times, and even a confusing one, at that. This was the driving force behind Father Raymond Brenner's new Podumentary series, "Christ Today with Father Ray," a program aimed at examining our shared existence through the eyes of a seasoned member of the church.
Indiana-born "Father Ray" (as he is known) was ordained as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church back in 1969. He went on to become Associate Pastor of St. John's Church in Loogootee and then of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Haubstadt. Becoming a Pastor for the first time in 1978, he continued to work around the Indiana area up until his recent retirement in June of 2019. Alongside his Pastoral duties, he was also affiliated with numerous religious associations and charity organizations throughout his career; helping him to become a pillar of his community. His undying devotion earned him many supporters and he was also featured many times across online and print media. Although he has now retired from his Pastor role, he still continues to assist his community with religious support on the weekends. Working with the local community at each of his churches, Pastor Brenner's expertise are based in marriage counseling, training in financial management, and support groups for divorcees. These three areas of emphasis are incredibly relevant in today's society, and he will be drawing upon this expertise within the new Podumentary (podcast + documentary) series, Christ Today with Father Ray. Within the four-episode arc he will be examining the world that we live in today, and using his years of experience to help provide a guiding hand for listeners.
The new quarterly series will exclusively debut on Father Ray's website. Alongside helping his listeners to understand the world around them from a religious viewpoint, he will also be highlighting and bringing awareness to charities closest to his heart. Charity is a big part of Father Ray's life and he has been supporting causes throughout his life, those closest to his heart include:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers. The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. www.stjude.org
The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana, one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States, are monastic women seeking God through the Benedictine tradition of community life, prayer, hospitality, and service to others. By their life and work, they commit themselves to be a presence of peace as they join their sisters and brothers in the common search for God. https://www.thedome.org
The Riley Memorial Association, now named Riley Children's Foundation, in 1921. The group's first project was to raise enough money to purchase and preserve Mr. Riley's Victorian home in the Lockerbie neighborhood of Indianapolis, and open it to the public. The group further honored Mr. Riley's legacy by building Riley Hospital for Children and opening Camp Riley for Youth with Physical Disabilities. Riley Hospital opened its doors and received its first patient in 1924. The history of Riley Children's Foundation is one of generosity, shown by thousands of supporters who have made the hospital, camp and museum home such treasured resources. Riley's Emergency Department is Indiana's only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center treating 30,000 kids each year. http://www.rileykids.org
The mission of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is the initial and ongoing formation of priests, permanent deacons, and laity to minister together effectively in the service and evangelization of the Roman Catholic Church and the world. Realizing this mission requires attention to the distinctive identity and formation of priests, permanent deacons, and laity as well as the development of professional skills to assist them in working together for effective ministry and evangelization in the Church and the world. https://www.saintmeinrad.edu
Sisters of Providence is a community of Roman Catholic women religious (vowed sisters). The Sisters of Providence live out Jesus' radical Gospel message by dedicating their lives to love, mercy and justice. They collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. For more than 175 years, the Sisters have been breaking boundaries and creating hope by serving people on the margins of society throughout the United States and in Asia. They serve according to each of their diverse talents, in the areas of education, social and ecological justice ministries, health care, church and spiritual ministry and more. https://spsmw.org/about/who-we-are/
For over 67 years, Mater Dei has been the heart of Catholic education in Vanderburgh County. With a focus on the holistic development of each and every student, we encourage students to dream big and realize opportunities they might not imagine. https://www.materdei.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=527775&type=d&pREC_ID=1042472
The Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, Oldenburg, are women of prayer, committed to the Gospel values as lived by St. Francis and Mother Theresa Hackelmeier. From their life in community we are sent to extend the mission of Jesus through our presence and service. Enlivened by a spirit of justice, reconciliation and peace, they collaborate with others in responding to the needs of the world. The Sisters of St. Francis fulfill these words by being women of prayer in the ministries they do and the places where they are present. Since Vatican II opened the doors to the many needs of the world, the Sisters minister in education, parish ministry, social service, healthcare and social justice. https://oldenburgfranciscans.org
Pastor Raymond Brenner has made it his life's mission to help people and to spread the word of the the Lord. The aforementioned causes comprise a great portion of his celebrated and appreciated generosity, and he hopes your generosity in 2020 and beyond will bolster the plight of these fine organizations. It is without debate that Father Ray's charity work is second to none. In fact, he pursued this new Podumentary series as a promotional vehicle primarily to move forward the message of giving and love. Pastor Raymond Brenner simply asks that you learn about these good causes through their websites, and if you're so inclined the contribution pages are easy to find. Any level of contribution will surely be appreciated.
Episode One of Christ Today with Father Ray will be unveiled to the world by the time you read this article. Speaking ahead of the first episode of the Podumentary, Father Raymond Brenner said, "I'm really excited to be launching my new Podumentary, Christ Today with Father Ray, this week. I've been serving my local community since 1969, and now I'm looking forward to reaching out to an even wider audience. God's grand plan is not always easy to see, so I hope my new series can provide listeners with the information to help guide them in these times of change and tumult."
For more information on Pastor Raymond Brenner, his incredible career, and his exciting web series please visit his official website.
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