TONAWANDA, NY | SoulCore

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSIST PARISH ST. CLARE CENTER

144 BROAD STREET, TONAWANDA, NY 14150

1ST FLOOR, ROOM 101

CLASS SCHEDULE:

MONDAY: 7AM

WEDNESDAY: 9AM (W/ CHILDCARE)

THURSDAY: 6:15PM

SATURDAY: 8AM

SUE ANN  AND ANNA CO-LEAD

CLASSES AND ARE ALSO AVAILABLE BY REQUEST FOR SPECIAL EVENTS, RETREATS OR CLASSES

CONTACT SUE ANN AT 716-909-7110/sueann60@gmail.com

CONTACT ANNA AT 716-245-3686/aottaviano2010@gmail.com

Enter door on Broad St. Parking in front of the building or in alley between Church and St. Clare Center. Addt’l parking at the Early Childhood Center, 70 Adam St. SoulCore is in St. Clare Center, Room 101

COST: $10/class suggested donation for those who are able

SOULCORE LEADER – SUE ANN

Sue Ann and her husband Michael are Co-Directors of Faith Formation at their parish, St. Francis of Assisi in Tonawanda, NY.  They have 4 living children, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, and many “adopted” youth from their community who they share their faith with!  Sue Ann found SoulCore on the web as she began searching for a Catholic alternative to yoga.  They bought the DVD’s and began inviting youth and friends to join them in praying and exercising along with the DVD.  Their oldest daughter, Anna, also joined them and found it to be a beautiful prayer and workout.  After receiving a grant from the diocese of Buffalo, they hosted a SoulCore training retreat, subsidizing the 3 of them and 7 more folks from their parish to attend.  Sue Ann and Michael have been practicing SoulCore faithfully together for many months and find that Mary has drawn them closer to herself, to her Son Jesus, and to each other!  And the bonus: Michael’s migraines are gone, and they both have never felt stronger physically, emotionally and spiritually.  All glory be to God!!

A FEW OF SUE ANN’S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES:  John 20:27-28; Luke 2:28-32

 

SOULCORE LEADER – ANNA

Anna and her husband Dan will be married for a year this July, and will begin the journey of parenthood this October! Anna has a masters degree in Social Work, and is actively involved in music ministry at her parish, St. Francis of Assisi, through directing the contemporary music group and organizing monthly XLT (Exault) Eucharistic adoration. She enjoys the art of typography, hanging out in her husband’s 1982 VW Vanagon, and a good cup of coffee!

Anna’s mom, Sue Ann, discovered SoulCore in 2016 and they have been hooked ever since. In October of 2017, their parish hosted a Leader Discovery Retreat and her desire to be a part of and share this ministry with their community grew incredibly!

For Anna, SoulCore has been a gift allowing for an increase in and sharing of faith, hope, and love within community. Her prayer is that this ministry will catch like fire in the diocese of Buffalo, and that individuals and families will come to Jesus through Mary, finding hope and healing.

A FEW OF ANNA’S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES: Isaiah 61:10-11; Ephesians 3:14-21; Ephesians 4:1-6

SOULCORE LEADER – JUDY MAUGANS

My faith story has been a gradual journey with the help and intercession of our Blessed Mother. My mother had prayed and completed the consecration to Jesus through Mary by St Louis De Montfort in high school. She was brought up with a beautiful devotion to Mary. She had difficult pregnancies, delivering my only living brother first and then lost 2 premature boys before miraculously giving birth to me. She and my father named their 5 girls beginning with me after our Blessed Mother Mary; Judith Marie, Mary Louise, Margaret Mary, Carol Marie and Maureen Elizabeth. We said the rosary with families in our parish when I was a child.

In a difficult time in my own marriage I said the rosary daily for over a year for one of my cousins, not even thinking to pray for myself. And again, miraculously, my marriage survived and I am in love with my husband of 40 years! We have 3 wonderful children, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law and 5 beautiful grandchildren.

My very good friend, Sue Ann, found SoulCore, shared it with me and I feel that I am being called to share my love of the rosary and this gift of strengthening our souls and bodies and offering our prayers to Jesus through Mary.

I have again been saying the rosary daily with or without the exercises! I feel stronger in my faith, more joyful in my days, even when my dad died two years ago.

I chose to share with you my first communion picture and a recent picture of my Mom and myself feeding my twin granddaughters. Great Grandma is such a blessing! Thank you Jesus!

A FEW OF JUDY’S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSES:

Isaiah 40:31; Thessalonians 5:18; Philippians 4:6