Dr.Mary Amore holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union. Dr. Amore is the author of Primary Symbols of Worship and the Call to Participation and the newly released DVD entitled Eucharist: A Journey to Transformation, Healing and Discipleship. A Cardinal Bernardin Scholar and distinguished member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Mary is a highly sought after presenter of parish missions in the area of the Eucharist and Pope Francis Year of Mercy, plus workshops, seminars and retreats. A monthly columnist at Ministry and Liturgy Magazine, Dr. Amore also serves as the full time Executive Director of Mayslake Ministries in Downers Grove, Il. Mary is a wife, mother and grandmother!
Twenty years ago God called me out of the kitchen and into ministry, and over the course of the next ten years I earned two graduate degrees in theology while juggling work and family commitments.. Before taking on my current role as Executive Director of Mayslake Ministries in Downers Grove, Il, I served as full time Director of Liturgy and Adult Formation for twelve years at a large suburban parish. As a Catholic wife, mother and grandmother, I truly understand the spiritual need of the people in the pew. My goal is to help reignite the flame of the Spirit in adult men and women as they seek to deepen their relationship with Christ.
My presentations weave together scripture, heartwarming stories and easy to understand concepts of Catholic teaching and doctrine. My love for Jesus and the Church affords me the opportunity to offer programs laced with the joy of the Spirit. My presentations are relevant and joyful, and speak to the heart of those seeking God.
Here is just a sampling of some of my program offerings: All programs are tailored to suit your individual needs.
The Francis Effect: Year of Mercy
Eucharist: Journey to Transformation, Healng and Discipleship
Weaving the Seamless Garment of Life and Liturgy and Liturgy and Life
Developing a Healthy Prayer Life
Mary and Martha: Everyone's favorite Biblical Sisters
Life on the Yellow Brick Road
Walking in the Foosteps of Mary
The Blessed Sacrament: Divine Call to Intimacy
Embracing Your Mystical Heart
The Road to Emmaus
Feed my Lambs
Celebrating the Dash of Ordinary Time
Can you Drink of the Chalice?
The Apple Didn't Fall far from the Tree: Celebrating Mothers and Daughters