Published: June 30, 2019
In this episode, Brian Crimmins (CEO of Changing Our World, Inc.) and Jim Friend travel to the Diocese of Rockville Centre. They meet with Bishop John Barres, Mark Ackermann, and retired business executive Larry Bossidy. The conversation begins with strategic planning and focuses on how Catholic business people are needed to share their gifts with the work of the Church. The discussion includes how the principles of Larry’s best-selling book, “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” have been successfully adopted into the business of Church operations and planning. Lastly, we think you’ll enjoy the personal stories and dialogue that happens when each of the men shares something about their faith journey.
On December 9, 2016, Pope Francis named Most Reverend John Oliver Barres the fifth Bishop of Rockville Centre. Bishop Barres came from the Diocese of Allentown, where he served since May 2009.
Mark Ackermann was recruited as the first President and CEO of the Catholic Community Foundation of Long Island in 2018. In his role, Ackermann is tasked with inaugurating the operations of the new Foundation. He is also tasked with establishing fundraising, investment, and distribution of its philanthropic resources for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Larry Bossidy is a Catholic businessman and retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Honeywell International Inc. Bossidy’s distinguished five-decade career includes executive positions at General Electric and as CEO of AlliedSignal. In 2002, Larry co-authored the best-seller “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” with Ram Charon. In the business world, Larry’s experience speaks for itself, but what we think you’ll find even more powerful is his commitment and service to the Church.
We want to hear from you! There are many great stories of people and institutions advancing the mission of our Church today. Drop us a line and let us know about the excellent work you’re doing in Catholic Stewardship, Leadership, and Advancement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Daily Spiritual Reflection and Prayers on “Kristin’s Crosses”
Join Jim and Kristin Friend and their family on Kristin’s Crosses YouTube Channel for “Today’s Catholic Prayers.” Jim and Kristin offer the daily Gospel and Reflection along with the Rosary and Catholic Prayers of the day. Click here to visit the YouTube Page and subscribe. If you would like to join the Kristin’s Crosses prayer group on Facebook, click here to request to join.