2019 Fall Speaker Series

St. Richard's Catholic Church

7540 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN 55423

(Please enter door 3)

Contact: Jolaine Liupakka, Director of Pastoral Care | (612) 869-2426 | jliupakka@strichards.com

Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
September 19 | October 10 | November 14 | December 12


Thursday, September 19
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

“In Our Own Voice”

Presented by NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota

Two NAMI Minnesota speakers will share personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery. By sharing these experiences, NAMI strives to help reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness and provide hope for recovery.


Thursday, October 10

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

“Mindfulness and Expressive Arts Therapies:
Voice and Movement Meditations”
Presented by Michael Gardos-Reid MA, LPCC, BC-DMT

Looking for something beyond medication to manage your illness and feel better? Michael Gardos-Reid is a master at turning simple, ordinary activities; walking, yawning, stretching into playful interesting experiences. You haven’t had this much fun since kindergarten!


Thursday, November 14
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

“Depression, Suicide, Veterans and Men:
Thoughts on Connections and Ways to Help”

Presented by Glen Bloomstrom

Glen is a retired Army chaplain, pastor and adjunct professor for pastoral counseling at Bethlehem Seminary in Minneapolis. Glen will share his insights on depression, suicide prevention and the mental health of veterans and men.


Thursday, December 12
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

“Take Back Your Holidays”
Presented by Lynne Silva-Breen MDiv, MA, LMFT

Holiday expectations, family gatherings and cultural expectations can be stressful for all of us. How can we celebrate while caring for our minds and emotions? Come to reflect on your experience, and leave having created a personal strategy for your coming holidays.