Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 9am – 3pm
Location: St. Joseph Chaldean Church | 2442 E. Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48083
Cost: $40 (includes breakfast at 8am, lunch, goodies & more)
Fr. John Riccardo
Fr. John Riccardo was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996, where he served as a pastor for 15 years. In 2019, he founded ACTS XXIX – Mobilizing for Mission, and serves as its Executive Director.
ACTS XXIX, a non-profit apostolate that exists because God wants His world back, unleashes the power of the gospel and equips ordained and lay leaders in order to mobilize the Church for mission. Over the last three years, ACTS XXIX has been engaged in upwards of twenty dioceses and has ministered to more than 3,000 priests.
Fr. John hosts a weekly podcast, “You WereBorn for This,” and publishes a weekly article, “Thoughts From the Trailer.” He is the host of the radio program “Christ is the Answer” and has authored several books, including, Rescued: The Unexpected and Extraordinary News of the Gospel, which has given birth to a new global movement called The Rescue Project, an 8 week video experience intended to overwhelm a person with the power of the gospel, move that person to surrender to Jesus, and be mobilized for mission.
Fr. John is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Gregorian University in Rome, and the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family.
Coach Newcomb has been a public school teacher for 14 years. 3 years at Middle School. 11 years at High School. He is currently teaching at Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights, MI. Coach leads numerous student groups as well, such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Christian Calling and Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy. Today he serves as head varsity football coach entering 6th season at Stevenson and has been head varsity baseball coach for 10 years at Cousino High School.
Coach also served 10 years as an officer in the Army Reserves, in which he was team chief the last 3 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Theology from Holy Apostles College & Seminary and is a member of the St. Isidore Parish in Macomb, MI. He has been married for over 10 years with 3 children.