The 12th Annual Brother Martin High School Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Parents Club and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association, was held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Metairie Country Club. Alumni, parents, Brothers of the Sacred Heart, and friends of Brother Martin High School gathered together to listen to Deacon Carlo Maniglia ’69 SA, who served as the keynote speaker.
Deacon Maniglia began his reflection by informing guests that we currently live in a society where one accomplishes everyday simple tasks such as shopping, eating, etc. in 24 hours 7 days a week. He asked the questions, “What if we could do these things in one hour a week?” and also “Why trust our spiritual life to just one hour a week at Mass on Sundays?” As disciples of Christ, we should spend not just one hour every Sunday, but spend 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This, however, requires commitment, preparation, and total engagement. In conclusion, he advised people to live their faith by spreading the good news because that was what we were called to do at our Baptism.
Deacon Carlo Maniglia is an ordained Catholic Deacon serving the St. Clement of Rome Parish in Metairie, Louisiana. He is retired from a career in professional sales as well as a small business owner. He shares invaluable leadership skills which he learned as an Eagle Scout. He helped strengthen the sales representatives that he taught by becoming a Sales Talk Champion of the Dale Carnegie Sales Program. Deacon Maniglia is also assigned by the Archdiocese of New Orleans as Spiritual Director at Orleans Parish Prison where he ministers to inmates and leads a Communion service there every Friday.
As a proud resident of Metairie, Deacon Maniglia and his wife of 42 years have two children and three grandchildren. He enjoys his day to day activities as a Deacon as well as his interacting with parishioners as part of his ministry. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s program at Notre Dame Seminary where he sits on its Board of Trustees.
Thank you to the 2016 Prayer Breakfast committee, readers, and sponsors!