Presentations

The following are the colleges, high schools and grammar schools Gerry has visited and shown films:

  • University of Notre Dame in Indiana (2x)
  • St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York (5x)
  • University of Dayton in Ohio (3x)
  • Villanova University in Philadelphia
  • Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles (2x)
  • St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania
  • Canisius College in Buffalo, New York (2x)
  • Wheaton College in Chicago
  • Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia (5x)
  • Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3x)
  • Siena College in Loudonville, New York
  • Cabrini College in Philadelphia
  • Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Holy Family University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island
  • University of Buffalo in Amherst, New York (2x)
  • The Catholic Theological Union in Chicago
  • Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington
  • The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Adelphi University in Garden City, New York
  • Villa Maria College in Buffalo, New York
  • The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy
  • The Emmanuel Community (4,500 young people) in Paray-le-Monial, France
  • Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York (3x)
  • Nazareth College in Rochester, New York
  • Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois
  • Bishop Hendricken High School in Providence, Rhode Island (3x)
  • St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, NY (2x)
  • St. Mary’s Diocesan High School in Lancaster, New York
  • Hamburg High School in Hamburg, New York
  • Mission College Prep in San Luis Obispo, California
  • Village Christian High School in Sunland, California
  • Catholic Memorial High School in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island
  • LaSalle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island
  • St. Mary’s Bay View Academy in East Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia
  • Ursuline Academy in St. Louis, Missouri
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, New Hampshire
  • Beaumont School in Cleveland, Ohio
  • St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio
  • St. Francis High School in Toledo, Ohio
  • Fr. Judge High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Conwell-Eagan Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, Kentucky
  • St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Fr. Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Immaculate Heart High School in Hollywood, California
  • St. Martha’s Grammar School in Louisville, Kentucky
  • St. Agnes Grammar School in Louisville, Kentucky
  • St. Thomas Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio
  • St. John Vianney High School (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Louisville High School in Woodland Hills, California
  • St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows, New York
  • St. Anthony’s High School in So. Huntington, New York
  • St. Francis High School in LaCañada, California (2x)
  • Aquinas Institute in Rochester, New York
  • Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, California (2x)
  • Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, Illinois
  • Cardinal Leger Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (2x)

The following are the churches Gerry has visited and shown films:

  • Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey (Trappist, Kentucky) (Thomas Merton’s Monastery)
  • St. Charles Borromeo Church (Los Angeles, California) (3x)
  • Blessed Sacrament Church (Los Angeles, California)
  • St. John Nuemann Church (Santa Maria, California) (2x)
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church (Silver Lake, California)
  • Holy Family Church (South Pasadena, California)
  • St. Raphael Church (Santa Barbara, California)
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)
  • Mission San Juan Bautista (San Juan Bautista, California)
  • Mission Santa Ines (Solvang, California) (2x)
  • St. Sebastian Church (Santa Paula, California)
  • Faith Lutheran Church (Canoga Park, California)
  • Religious Education Regional Conference (Santa Barbara, California) (3x)
  • National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi (San Francisco, California)
  • Temple Judea (Encino, California)
  • Seventh Day Adventist Media Center (Simi Valley, California)
  • Holy Trinity Church (Washington, DC)
  • Corpus Christi Church (New York, New York)
  • St. Mary of the Angels Church (Williamsville, New York)
  • Kuntze Memorial Lutheran Church (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • Salvation Army Headquarters (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • Cathedral of the Assumption (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Franciscan Renewal Center (Scottsdale, Arizona)
  • Pallottine Renewal Center (Florissant, Missouri)
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (Detroit, Michigan) 2x
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church (Raleigh, North Carolina) 2x
  • Christ Lutheran Church (Valencia, California)
  • St. Joseph University Parish (Buffalo, New York)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church Association Youth Gathering (San Antonio, TX)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Lake View, New York)
  • Incarnation Church (Glendale, California)
  • St. Paul the Apostle Church (Los Angeles, California)
  • St. Matthew’s Church (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  • American Martyrs Church (Manhattan Beach, California) 4x
  • St. Mary Magdalen Church (Camarillo, California) 3x
  • St. Jerome Church (Westchester, California)
  • Holy Redeemer Church (Montrose, California)
  • Nebraska Lutheran Synod (Fremont, Nebraska)
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral (San Bernardino, California)
  • St. Pius X (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Hiawatha, Iowa)
  • Pastoral Life Center of the Diocese of San Bernardino, California
  • St. Paschal Baylon Church (Thousand Oaks, California)
  • L.A. Religious Education Regional Congress (Anaheim, California) (2x)
  • Pax Christi Church (Lexington, Kentucky)
  • St. Bonaventure Church (Huntington Beach, California)
  • Holy Name of Jesus Church (Redland, California)
  • Good Shepard Church (Holbrook, New York)
  • Mary Immaculate Church (Bellport, New York)
  • St. Anthony Church (Casper, Wyoming)
  • St. Martha’s Church (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Highland Baptist Church (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • St. Thomas More Church (Narragansett, Rhode Island)
  • St. Mark’s Church (Jamestown, Rhode Island)
  • St. Patrick’s Church (Edina, Minnesota)
  • St. John Neumann Church (Eagan, Minnesota)
  • Guardian Angels Church (Oakdale, Minnesota)
  • Bethel Lutheran Church (Encino, California)
  • St. Francis Xavier Church (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Church (Ventura, California)
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral (Toledo, Ohio)
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church (Buffalo, New York)
  • Padre Serra Church (Camarillo, California) 2x
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (San Diego, California)
  • Holy Family Church (West Union, Iowa) 2x
  • The Church of the Assumption (Rochester, New York)
  • St. Mary’s Church (Bloomington, Illinois)
  • Christ the Good Shephard Ukranian Catholic Church (Toronto, Canada)

Gerry Straub has also lead day-long retreats on the theme of poverty and prayer in California, Arizona, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, Minnesota and Assisi, Italy. He has also spoken at national conferences for religion teachers and campus ministers held in Maryland, Ohio and Indiana. Gerry has also given his presentation to the Trappist monks at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky and to the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn in New York City, as well as at gatherings of Secular Franciscans in Minnesota, Illinois and New York. In August of 2009 he gave a presentation at a gathering of over 5,000 young people in Paray-le-Monial, France. He also gave a presentation at the prestigious Orbis Books Speaker’s Series in Maryknoll, New York.

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