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McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Sat, November 7, 2015







The Most Reverend

David J. Malloy

Bishop of Rockford




Holy Mass - 7:30 am

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

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451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(no cost to attend Mass)

Join our Principal Celebrant

 The Most Reverend

David J. Malloy

Bishop of Rockford

The Most Reverend Bishop Malloy will concelebrate Mass with Fr. Michael Gaitley, this year's Keynote Speaker and several priests from across the McHenry County Deanery.






Prayer Breakfast - 9:00 am

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake,

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800 South Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Breakfast: $35/person  Tables of 10 available: /$350



Keynote Speech by


Father Michael Gaitley, MIC


Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, is a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, he received a Masters Degree in Theology and a Licentiate Degree in Moral Theology.


After his ordination to the priesthood, Fr. Michael succeeded Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, as the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit society with more than 1,000,000 members. As director, he launched a new pastoral initiative called Hearts Afire: Parish-based Programs from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception (HAPP). Fr. Michael now serves as Director of Evangelization and Development for the Marians and serves as the Spiritual Director for the newly established Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy.  


He is also the author of the best-selling Marian Press books, Consoling the Heart of Jesus, 33 Days to Morning Glory, The 'One Thing Is Three, You Did It To Me, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, Divine Mercy Image Explained, and Divine Mercy Explained.  He frequently appears on EWTN and preaches retreats throughout the country on topics such as Divine Mercy, Consoling Spirituality, and Marian Consecration.


When he is not preaching missions and retreats, Fr. Michael lives and works on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.