Fall 2019 Member Magazine

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You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Art Wigchers, Catholic Relief Services Foundation Board Member and President & CEO, Bill O’Toole at Catholic Relief Services Annual Archbishop’s Reception. Enhancing quality of life – we work to build the kingdom of God by supporting members’ efforts to improve our communities, uplift our parishes and make our world a better place to live. Last year, 96,000 hours were volunteered by members through Catholic Financial Life. When we give of our time, we reflect the love of God. With thanksgiving for your membership, I pray that you have a Blessed Advent, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Fraternally,

rd of God to exist. And when you realize just how unique ncial organizations. g others – the first part of gether with our Chapters, we illion for St. Vincent de Paul sisters in need.

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William R. O’Toole President & CEO bill.otoole@catholicfinanciallife.org 414-278-6700

nsure our families, we reflect the love of God.

PS: Please help spread the word – by purchasing life insurance or annuities with Catholic Financial Life, you are providing peace of mind and supporting our unique mission.


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Board of Directors: William R. O’Toole, Pleasant Prairie, Wis. President & CEO Kristen Mueller, Greenfield, Wis. Corporate Secretary & Vice President of Human Resources Sandra Dempsey, Milwaukee, Wis. Coral Grout, Winchendon, Mass. Joe Kopinski, Greenfield, Wis. Al Lorge, Cedarburg, Wis. Jay Mack, Hartland, Wis. Lisa Mick, Fond du Lac, Wis. Susan Obermiller, Green Bay, Wis. David Singer, Kenosha, Wis. Mike Stivoric, Pewaukee, Wis. Jeff Tilley, Franklin, Wis. Spiritual Director: Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, Milwaukee, Wis. Radiant Life is the official publication of: Catholic Financial Life 1100 West Wells Street P.O. Box 3211 Milwaukee, WI 53201-3211

FALL ‘19

2 President’s Message 4 Mensaje del Presidente 5 A Message from Our Spiritual Director 6 On a Mission to Serve You 7 Give Back Contest 8 Find Comfort in the Right Financial Partner 10 Celebrating Our Heroes 11 Photo Contest Winners 12 Advent Across the Globe 13 In Remembrance


14 Serving God through Serving Others 17 Angels Among Us 18 Member Events 20 Membership Cards 22 Online Store

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Phone: 800-927-2547 Copyright © 2019 Catholic Financial Life. All rights reserved. About the Cover: Members enjoyed Fall activities at Basse’s Taste of Country in Colgate, Wis.


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Ama al Señor, tu Dios, con todo tu corazón, con toda tu alma y con toda tu mente. Este es el mayor y el primer mandamiento. El segundo es así: Amarás a tu prójimo como a ti mismo.

La mesa de directores de Catholic Financial Life sirve la cena en St. Ben’s, Milwaukee, Wis.

Palabra de Dios y por qué existimos. s en acción, te darás en comparación con

Mejorar la calidad de vida: para construir el reino de Dios, apoyamos los esfuerzos de nuestros miembros que trabajan en mejorar nuestras comunidades, elevar nuestras parroquias y hacer de nuestro mundo un mejor lugar para vivir. El año pasado, los miembros de Catholic Financial Life donaron 96,000 horas de trabajo voluntario. Cuando donamos nuestro tiempo, reflejamos el amor de Dios. Con agradecimiento por tu membresía, ¡rezo para que tengan un Bendito Adviento, una Feliz Navidad y un Próspero Año Nuevo! Fraternalmente,

ras. ervir a los demás: la misión. Junto con nuestros

ído más de $1.5 millones a San yudar a nuestros hermanos y s. a los pobres, reflejamos el amor de Dios.

ad financiera: al brindar a nuestros vicios financieros fáciles de entender, proteger el hoy y brindamos seguridad ad para el mañana. Un seguro de vida, e todo, es una carta de amor para tu familia. aseguramos a nuestras familias, reflejamos el e Dios.

William R. O’Toole Presidente y Director Ejecutivo bill.otoole@catholicfinanciallife.org 414-278-6700

PD: Ayúdenos a correr la voz: al comprar un seguro de vida o anualidades con Catholic Financial Life, estarás brindando tranquilidad y apoyando nuestra misión única.


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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo ¿Qué se necesita para tener éxito en casi cualquier labor? Tómate un momento para pensar en cómo la gente logra sus metas. Los equipos deportivos practican y se preparan para ganar sus competencias. Los actores ensayan y se preparan para que sus actuaciones sean exitosas. Y los cocineros reúnen y pesan los ingredientes para la preparación de una buena comida. Permíteme preguntarte, ¿cómo te estás preparando para la venida de Cristo? El Adviento es el tiempo de preparación para el nacimiento de Jesús. De hecho, la palabra “Adviento” significa “venida” o “llegada” en latín, refiriéndose a la anticipación de la llegada de Cristo a este mundo. Como católicos nos esforzamos por ser Discípulos de Cristo y unirnos a Él en la vida eterna. ¿Cómo te preparas para esto? Aquí hay algunas sugerencias: • Rezar: Incluir una oración diaria en tu vida te permite reflexionar sobre tus pensamientos y acciones en relación con las enseñanzas de Cristo. La oración puede ser una experiencia poderosa y sanadora, y puede ayudarte a preparar el camino para que entre Dios a tu vida. • Dar al pobre: Servir a nuestros hermanos y hermanas que necesitan nuestra ayuda es primordial para vivir como Jesús nos enseñó. No olvidemos, todo lo que hicieron por uno de mis hermanos, aun por el más pequeño, lo hicieron por mí. Mateo 25:40 • Amarse unos a otros: El amor es el corazón del cristianismo. Cuando mostramos amor a los que más nos importan y especialmente a los que son difíciles de amar, estamos viviendo el Evangelio. El Adviento es un tiempo de preparación. Te animo a que incluyas estas actividades en tu vida diaria ... ¡piensa en ello como tu regalo de Navidad para Jesús! ¡Que tengas una bendita temporada de Adviento!

What does it take to be successful in just about any endeavor? Take a moment to think about how people accomplish their goals. Sports teams practice in preparation of winning games. Actors rehearse in preparation of successful performances. And chefs gather and measure ingredients in preparation of cooking a good meal. Let me ask you, how are you preparing for the coming of Christ?

Advent is the season of preparation for the birth of Jesus. In fact, the word “Advent” means “coming” or “arrival” in Latin, referring to the anticipation of Christ’s arrival into this world. As Catholics, we strive to be Disciples of Christ and join Him in everlasting life. How do you prepare for this? Here are some suggestions: • Pray: Incorporating a daily prayer into your life allows you to reflect on your thoughts and actions as they relate to Christ’s teachings. Prayer can be a powerful and healing experience, and can help you prepare the path for God to enter. • Give to the poor: Serving our brothers and sisters who need our help is paramount to living the way Jesus taught us. Let us not forget, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40 • Love one another: Love is the heart of Christianity. When we express love to those we care about most, and especially to those who are hard to love, we are living the Gospel. Advent is a time of preparation . I encourage you to incorporate these activities into your daily life … think of it as your Christmas present to Jesus! Have a blessed Advent season! Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki Archbishop of Milwaukee Catholic Financial Life’s Spiritual Director

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Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon. On that historic day, a team of more than 300,000 members achieved results that forever changed the world. The successful outcome was the culmination and celebration of countless hours of hard work, collaboration and determination. Fast forward 50 years… In 2019, we’re embarking on our own journey, forwarding a digital transformation that will forever change Catholic Financial Life for the better. We’ve partnered with Catholic United Financial of Arden Hills, Minn. to create a joint venture. This partnership allows us to work with insurance industry leader, iPipeline®, to develop and implement state-of-the-art technology solutions. What does this mean to you? With iPipeline’s technology solutions, we’ll enhance the way we interact with you while maintaining the personal touch you’ve grown to expect. This means, once complete, you’ll enjoy faster turnaround times, easier ways to receive and submit documents, convenient ways to apply for member benefits and more. It’s just another way we’re ensuring your needs and interests come first!


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“You can perform miracles by touching the hearts of those entrusted to your care.” This year, we’ll honor Catholic school teachers across the country for their hard work and the positive impact they make on their students. Teachers spend countless hours going above and beyond to ensure students succeed both inside and outside the classroom. Their everyday acts can often go unnoticed, but it’s our goal to shine a light on these unsung heroes. Nominate a Catholic school teacher for their remarkable dedication to transforming the lives of their students. Nominations are due Wednesday, January 8. The top three teachers selected as the winners will receive a $500 cash prize . Additionally, each winner’s school will also receive a $4,000 donation . Contest winners will be announced during Catholic Schools Week. Visit cfl.org/givebackcontest to nominate your favorite Catholic school teacher and for additional contest details. Nomination deadline: Wednesday, January 8 In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, January 26 to February 1, Catholic Financial Life will hold its annual Give Back Contest!

~ Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers

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When we go through life-changing events – such as going to college, getting married or buying a new home – we’re often met with decisions that can impact the rest of our lives. When you’re making these decisions, it’s good to have someone you can trust on your side.

As a member of Catholic Financial Life, you know that we take a “Main Street” approach, not a “Wall Street” approach in all that we do. We realize the importance of spending time getting to know you and understanding your goals. Only then can we work together to determine the best financial solutions to meet your changing needs. Here are just a few examples of how our trusted Advisors have provided customized solutions to members … helping them establish financial security at every stage of life.

The gift that keeps on giving Carol, a grandmother of three young school-aged grandchildren, was working with her Catholic Financial Life Advisor when she expressed her desire to purchase life insurance as a stocking stuffer for her son’s children. On a fixed income herself, Carol and her Advisor together determined that a Term Life Insurance for Children plan was the perfect fit! Carol purchased $30,000 worth of coverage for only $30 a year for each of her grandchildren. Carol was most excited to share with her son that the children could convert their policies


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into additional life insurance down the road regardless of their health. Protection for a growing family Diego, a 35-year-old father of two with one on the way is the family’s breadwinner. He hasn’t yet reached his prime earning years and is concerned about his family if something were to happen to him. Diego and his Advisor decided that he needed a customized plan that included permanent coverage to last his lifetime, as well as term coverage for the next few critical years. His new $50,000 Value Life Insurance plan was an affordable permanent coverage option, maximizing his dollar without breaking the

bank. To address his needs, he added a $500,000 20-Year Term Rider to his permanent policy. Building for retirement Sofia is a 45-year-old mother of two teenage daughters. She’s been diligently working to ensure she’ll be able to retire comfortably in 20 years. Sofia’s Advisor recommended a 20-Pay Whole Life Insurance plan, which would require her to only make payments until she retires at age 65. That means Sofia will enter retirement with the relief knowing she has the coverage she needs without having to make another payment.

Have you experienced a life-changing event recently? While you prepare for the new year, we invite you to reach out to your Advisor to re-assess your financial well-being. At the end of the day, it’s not about products; it’s about having comfort in knowing that you’ve made the right financial decisions for you and your family. Contact your Advisor or visit cfl.org/findadvisor

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Harry J. Ibis enjoyed his experience with the Honor Flight Network with his nephew, David.

From training to battle, our men and women in uniform have experienced the unimaginable. Many of our Catholic Financial Life members have bravely served our great country. To express our sincere gratitude and to honor their service and sacrifice, we are proud to share one of their stories of courage and patriotism.

Meet lifelong Catholic Financial Life member, Harry J. Ibis, Vietnam Veteran wounded in action Harry joined the Marines in 1967 and served in Vietnam. He was stationed in Da Nang to guard oil. Harry was on night watch one evening when he looked up and saw something falling from the sky. With no time to react, mortar shells struck his chest and head. The injuries

he suffered – a fractured leg, a punctured lung and shrapnel wounds – earned him the Purple Heart. Harry was honorably discharged in 1975. We are grateful for Harry’s sacrifice and have awarded him a Catholic Financial Life Challenge Coin as a token of our deep appreciation for his heroism. Thank you for your service, Harry.

If you have a military s please submit it along with a photo at cfl.org/militarystories.


Be sure to include your name, mailing address, email, years o service and military branch. For each story submitted, we’ll present a Challenge Coin.

In support of patriotism, we encourage you to learn from our Founding Fathers Order your free pocket Constitution of the United States. Simply go to cfl.org/constitution, fill out the form and submit it, and we’ll send you this handy version that includes some of the most important historic documents that define our country: • Constitution of the United States • Bill of Rights • Declaration of Independence Prefer a digital copy of these documents? Go to cfl.org/constitution

“The power under the Constitution will always be in

the people.” ~ George Washington


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Earlier this year, we announced the first Joseph E. Gadbois “God Bless America” photo contest, asking for submissions that capture the spirit of America in a person, place or event. With votes cast on our website determining the finalists, the winning photos were judged on quality, composition and alignment with the theme. All those who entered the contest received a commemorative photo frame magnet. The first-place winners received the grand prize of a $100 gift card. Here are the first place photos! Included are Joseph E. Gadbois’ comments on why they were chosen. Congratulations! W t h f i f ti t ’ t t b i i M y 2020 JOSEPH E. GADBOIS “GOD BLESS AMERICA” PHOTO CONTEST a c or n orma on on nex year s con es , eg nn ng a .

Category: Person Adult Entry With God All is Possible – Before Deployment to the Middle East By Wendy D. “This shows the commitment of both the soldier and the loved one left at home.”

Category: Event Adult Entry 4 th of July Parade, Franklin, Wis. By Laurie K. “This photo shows the country’s optimistic future in the energetic faces of children.”

Category: Place Youth Entry Leaf Floating in Oil at Pearl Harbor By Dominic O. “This photo represents a unique perspective on one of our nation’s most revered national memorials.”

Category: Place Adult Entry God Blesses Calumet County Cross By Wayne B. “The cross symbolizes the power of faith so necessary in our country today.”

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ADVENT ACROSS THE GLOBE Advent is the beginning of the Christmas season in anticipation of the birth of Jesus and is celebrated throughout the world. Many Advent activities include creating crafts, spending time in the kitchen or participating in faith-based acts like fasting. As with all religions, culture defines tradition. Here are some ways our brothers and sisters around the world celebrate Advent in their cultures. Poland A deeply Catholic country, Poland celebrates Advent by attending a mass called “roraty.” This special mass begins before sunrise when it’s still dark out. Churchgoers light candles at different times during the service, gradually lighting up the church until the sun comes up. This symbolizes the miracle of Jesus’ birth, bringing light and salvation. Mexico Many Mexicans celebrate “Las Posadas,” meaning “The Inns.” This nine-day celebration from December 16 – 24 represents the journey Mary and Joseph took when looking for a place to stay. Each evening, a child dressed as an angel leads a processional to go door-to-door to designated “inns.” France In France, the first Christmas tree appeared in 1521. It was covered in red apples and lights to commemorate the illumination that Christ’s birth embodies. Advent calendars are another favorite tradition. At Christmas time, the local postman or fire fighter goes door-to-door selling Advent calendars. Germany Families across Germany will be setting up an Advent wreath with four candles, one for each week of Advent. Many sing carols while lighting the candle every Sunday. One of the oldest German traditions is to make “Stollen,” a fruit-filled bread similar to fruitcake. What are some of the traditions that were passed on from generation to generation in your family? Whatever the tradition, we encourage you to celebrate the true meaning of the season. Sign Up Today! Prepare for Christmas with our online Advent calendar. Visit cfl.org/advent to sign up to receive daily scriptures, inspiration and Christmas activities in your email. ¡Ahora disponible en español!


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David L. Springob David served as Catholic Family Life Insurance (CFLI) President and Chairman of the Board from 1968-1995. He accomplished much during his tenure as President, but perhaps his most significant achievement was the merger of Union Saint-Jean Baptiste (USJB) into CFLI in 1991. He served on numerous boards including Badger Mutual Insurance, Ministry Healthcare, Milwaukee Catholic Home and others. He passed away in August at the age of 88. David leaves behind his best friend and wife, Ruth, four children, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

John F. Kenawell A life-long fraternalist, John served as National President of the Catholic Knights of America and a Board member of Catholic Financial Life. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. John was a dedicated member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manchester, Missouri where he volunteered with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He passed away unexpectedly in August at the age of 76. John leaves behind his dear wife of 54 years, Linda, their five children and 11 grandchildren.

Eternal rest grant unto David and John, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

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Want your chapter to be featured in a future magazine? Submit your best, high-resolution photos and detailed captions to chapterphotos@catholicfinanciallife.org “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” ~ Albert Einstein

Volunteers from Chapter N042, North Attle took the “Penguin Plunge” in the Atlantic O raise funds for the Spec

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Chapter N442, Somerset, Mass., held a raffle at St. Louis de France Church. The event raised $1,075 to which Catholic Financial Life added $500 in Match Funds.

Michael Seidl from Chapter 124, Hewitt, Wis., received the 75-year member gift of a statue of the Immaculate Conception.

Joanne Wied and her daughter, Terry McGill, accepted a 50-year gold rosary on behalf of Joanne’s husband, Abner, who recently passed away. The presentation was made at an event sponsored by Chapter 206, Milwaukee SW, Wis.

Catholic Financial Life Advisor Gary Fichtner and members of Chapter WI-43, West Bend, Wis., participated in an event at Pizza Ranch that raised $671 for the Seed of Hope Center. Catholic Financial Life provided $500 in Match Funds.


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Milwaukee area Chapters 89, 206, 275 andWI-52 honored the American Flag during this year’s Flag Day celebration in Jackson Park, Milwaukee, Wis.

Catholic Financial Life Advisor Patty Lang (back row, second from left) and members of Chapter 48, Beaver Dam, Wis., presented a check to St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Women, matching $1,238 raised by the chapter at a recent event.

Catholic Financial Life Advisor Dalila Diaz- Dirnbauer presented a $1,000 scholarship to Miguel Cano, a member of Chapter 110, Milwaukee Central, Wis.

Catholic Financial Life Advisors Matt Luczaj (far left) and Carla Soczka (far right) presented scholarships to members at the Ernest Soczka, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament at the Pine Valley Golf Course in Marathon, Wis. Ninety-five scholarships, totaling $95,000 with matching funds, have been awarded to students over the past 16 years.

Norbert Lindauer, Chapter 1051, Saint Henry, Ind., presented a check for $500 to Stir-n-Up Hope as part of the Special Needs Chapter Program.

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IMPACT TEAMS Any Catholic Financial Life member can assemble a group of volunteers – called Impact Teams – driven by a common cause. Reinforcing our commitment to serving the communities in which our members live, we provide financial support to approved Impact Team projects.

Find the Radiant Cross

We’ve hidden eight black and white versions of the Radiant Cross icon – just like the one you see here – throughout this magazine. Members who correctly identify the location of at least one of the eight Radiant Cross icons hidden in this issue will be entered in a drawing to receive $25. Please note: the Radiant Cross featured here doesn’t count. Submit your entry by January 10, 2020. You may either submit online at cfl.org/radiantcross or mail your entry to:

Radiant Life Catholic Financial Life Attn: Marketing 1100 W. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, email address and the location(s) of the Radiant Cross.

After a Catholic Financial Life member’s house in Chilton, Wis., sustained damage from a devastating fire, an Impact Team purchased and planted shrubs to help replace landscaping.

Congratulations, Adrienne L., the winner of the Spring issue Radiant Cross activity!

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What cause interests you? What type of project would make a positive impact in your community? Learn how to create your own Impact Team! Visit cfl.org/impact-teams for more information.

An Impact Team in La Crosse, Wis., sponsored a project to provide office and cleaning supplies, shoes, clothes, toiletries and kitchen items to the Catholic Charities Warming Center.


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Angels AMONG US? WHO ARE THE Earlier this year, we launched the Angels Among Us initiative to recognize the great work volunteers do to improve their communities. Here are just a few of our angels’ stories.

Linda “Linda has bought medical equipment for those who could not afford it. She is always the first to help anyone who needs it, no matter what the need is or how much it costs.” Marie “Marie shares her voice at church as a choir member, Chairs the kitting table at our parish Christmas fair and donates the hats, mittens and blankets to the homeless and low-income.” Jerome “Jerome cooks food for the poor and is always giving of his time and talents to his church. He coached basketball for special needs children and volunteered in special school district schools.” Deanna “Deanna serves the poor. She has fostered 30 kids in 48 years. She lives a great faith life and is always giving of herself.” Sydney “Sydney is in high school and has helped out with a number of projects with our local Catholic Financial Life chapter in Waterford since she was nine years old. She has helped build floats, helped with fundraisers and worked at the parish festival.” Janine “Janine has spent long hours working on behalf of her church and community. She organizes an annual soup supper to raise funds for Sister Rose’s Shelter, coordinates several events to raise money for the Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and organizes the cooking for the many meals served at the church for fundraisers.”

Chapter 88, Madison, Wis., Vice President Theresa Alt (right) presents angel pins to Msgr. James Gunn of St. John the Baptist Parish inWaunakee, Wis., and St. Mary of the Lake inWestport, Wis., and Karen Greiber also of Waunakee. Karen “Karen is a businesswoman who – with the help of her son and daughter – carried on the family business after the death of her husband. She is greatly involved in her Parish and volunteers her time and talents well before asked. She also donates food to the Catholic Multicultural Center. Karen is very involved in many “My wife and son went on a trip to assist the children of Guatemala. They taught the children the importance of dental hygiene and gathered dental and school supplies for schools in need.” Melinda “Melinda has been helping unite unwanted newborns with parents who will love them as their own. She has been doing this for years and is one of the most selfless people I know.” aspects of the community.” Bethann and Christopher

We weren’t able to include every angel’s story, but please know that we wholeheartedly appreciate the work each are doing in the community. Thank you! Nominate an “angel” today at cfl.org/angels From Washington to Florida, more than 2,013 angels have received their angel pins.

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2019 Events Recap More than 9,000 members enjoyed a variety of fun-filled, family-friendly activities during our 22 regional events throughout the year! Our last event of the year is: Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Des Plaines, Ill., December 11-12 Visit cfl.org/memberevents for more details 2020 Events Catholic Financial Life offers a variety of member events for the whole family to enjoy. In 2020, we’re adding some brand new events! Official dates will be released in early 2020. Dates subject to change. Visit cfl.org/memberevents to learn more about and register for these upcoming events. MEMBER Events


Resumen de Eventos de 2019 ¡Más de 9,000 miembros disfrutaron de una variedad de actividades familiares muy divertidas en nuestros 22 eventos regionales del año! Nuestro último evento del año es: Peregrinación a la capilla de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Des Plaines, Ill., 11-12 de diciembre Visita cfl.org/memberevents para más detalles Eventos de 2020 Catholic Financial Life ofrece una variedad de eventos para sus miembros que toda la familia puede disfrutar. En 2020, ¡añadremos algunos eventos totalmente nuevos! Las fechas oficiales se publicarán a principios de 2020. Las fechas pueden cambiar. Visita cfl.org/memberevents para ver los eventos próximos e inscribirte para participar.

Tentative Event Calendar Snowtubing at Sunburst, Kewaskum, Wis. – January 25 Admirals Hockey Game, Milwaukee, Wis. – February 22 Wave Soccer Game, Milwaukee, Wis. – March 7 (New) Brewers Baseball Game vs. Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee, Wis. – May 22

Saints Baseball Game, Saint Paul, Minn. – June (New) Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, R.I. – June (New) Family Camp Out, Columbus, Wis. – July 17-19

Paw Sox Game, Pawtucket, R.I. – July 18 Milwaukee Zoo, Milwaukee, Wis. – July 22

Bring your new membership card to a 2020 regional member event to be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (See page 20 for details.)


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Visit cfl.org/eventideas, email us at general.marketingmail@catholicfinanciallife.org or mail it to the following address: Catholic Financial Life, Attention: Events, 1100 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233


o Sporting event/Evento deportivo o Museum/Museo o Concert/Concierto o Wine tasting/Cata de vinos o Other/Otro (Please provide the type of event and location.) (Por favor escribe el tipo de evento y el lugar.)

Do you have an idea for a new member event in your area? We want to hear it!

¿Tienes alguna idea para un nuevo evento para los miembros de tu región? ¡Nos encantaría escucharla!

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John Doe MEMBERSHIP CARD YOUR NEW MEMBERSHIP CARD Questions? To learn more about your policy, contact your Advisor or call Member Services at 1.800.927.2547 For additional coverage or to learn about other solutions, contact your Advisor or call Insurance Solutions at 1.800.965.2547 To make changes to your policy or to apply for member benefits, log on to your account at cfl.org/myaccount To report the death of a loved one, call Member Services at 1.800.927.2547 or go to cfl.org/servicecenter To register for events, go to cfl.org/memberevents As a Catholic Financial Life member, you get more than just the protective value life insurance has to offer. You also belong to an organization that lives its values by putting its members first every day.

Using Your Membership Card We understand the importance of having quick, convenient access to Catholic Financial Life’s contact information. Keep this card with your important documents. Or, you may give your membership card to your loved one so that they have easy access to Catholic Financial Life should they have any questions during life-changing events. Get your membership card now! Simply go to cfl.org/myaccount and log in. Then, click Membership Card to download and print. If you haven’t already created your online account, don’t worry, it’s easy! Go to cfl.org/myaccount, click “Create Account” and submit the form. My Account is your central hub for everything related to your membership with Catholic Financial Life. There, you can: • Find your Advisor • Locate your chapter information • Review an overview of your policy(ies) • Update your beneficiaries and contact information • Apply for benefits • Download and print your membership card

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Thank you for being a part of something greater than yourself.


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Recip Corne Submit your favorite recipe to be featured in the upcoming Spring edition of Radiant Life . Send a recipe that fits the season, upcoming holidays or is simply delicious! A winner will be selected through a random drawing. To submit your recipe, please mail it to: Catholic Financial Life, Attn: Marketing, 1100 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233. Or, email it to marketing.generalmail@catholicfinanciallife.org.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger Snap Crust

Ingredients Crust • 2 cups finely crushed ginger snap cookies • 5 tablespoons melted butter • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Filling • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar • 2 16-oz. packages cream cheese • 5 eggs, room temperature • 2 cups solid pack pumpkin from a can • 1/3 cup evaporated milk • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons vanilla • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Topping • Cool Whip

Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees

For crust: 1. Crush finely or chop ginger snaps with food processor (Makes approximately 2 cups) 2. Mix crumbs with butter and sugar 3. Lightly butter or spray a 10-inch springform pan 4. Pat crust on bottom and 1 ½ inches up sides

For filling: 1. Mix sugar and cream cheese until creamy and smooth 2. With mixer running, add eggs one at a time 3. Then add pumpkin, milk, flour, vanilla and spices 4. Pour into crust 5. Wrap outside of pan in a double layer of foil, covering the underside and extending all the way to the top 6. Set wrapped pan in a large roasting pan and pour hot water into roasting pan to a depth of 2 inches or about halfway up the sides of cheesecake pan 7. Carefully transfer to oven and bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees 8. After 10 minutes, reduce temperature to 225 degrees 9. Continue baking for 1 hour and 15 minutes until firm 10. Refrigerate overnight

Top with Cool Whip and serve!

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S t. Lancelot Avellino was ordained A priest at Naples, and became a crusader in the ecclesiastical courts. One day, while solemnly defending the case of a priest who was

Amazing Stories Catholic Saints

his friend, he lied. That evening he came upon the passage: "The mouth that lieth kills the soul." He gave up practicing law at once. He devoted himself entirely to the duties of the priesthood and entered the Theatine Order when he was 36. He took the name of Andrew to show his love for the Cross. He also added two heroic vows: always to resist his own will , and to daily advance toward perfection.

Terrible and continual sufferings tested him. For 50 years he was tormented with a painful wound. The crutch which was first intended to help support him also became an instrument of torture when it pierced his emaciated frame. He could not take one single step without danger and

St. Mart shivering beggar and cut his cloak in two, giving half to the cold man. Our Lord later appeared to St. Martin in a dream wearing the other half of the cloak. Help St. Martin divide his cloak in two by following the correct path. iN of Tours once met a

suffering , yet he would never travel by carriage. He walked to every sick call. Once when he was carrying the Holy Eucharist to a SICK PERSON, a storm arose. The winds blew so hard the street lamps were extinguished. A heavenly light encircled him, guided his steps and sheltered him from the rain. As a rule, however, his sufferings were unrelieved by God or man. tibirePmauqmuNeairaMsuvreS-|devresersthgirllAiracaM.DoiraM9102©


In 1608, when beginning the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, he was stricken with a stroke After devoutly receiving the Holy Eucharist, he died at the age of 88 . He is still often invoked against a sudden death.


FIGures Jesus loved figs and sometimes used figs and fig trees in his parables. Find the two figs in the picture below which are the same. Then, color them in.

What a Mom! Who was the first Ameri- can spiritual mother to be declared a saint by the Vatican? Write the names of the picture clues on the lines. Then read down the center column to find out.

Get A Clue The focus of all Christians should be on WHAT, according to St. Paul? Get the answer by writing the letter that comes BEFORE or AFTER the clue. One word has been done for you.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.









See answers on page 16.

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