2018 TEACHING TEAM
Liam Gallagher, Team Leader
I am Liam Gallagher, a seminarian for the Diocese of Portland. I am in my third year of studies for the priesthood, but am a first Basselin at the Catholic University of America. I was introduced to Totus Tuus by fellow seminarians from the Diocese of Burlington. Last summer I had the joy of teaching Totus Tuus in the Diocese of Burlington, Vermont. There I learned about the program and put it into practice, all in preparation for bringing Totus Tuus to Maine. This year I will serve as the Teaching Team leader for our diocese. I grew up in Woodstock and am a parishioner at St. Catherine's Church, St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Norway. I was involved in my local parish and as I grew older I became more involved in diocesan youth ministry. It was through both of these that I began to discover my vocation. Even if it means I get paint covered water balloons thrown at me again, I am very excited to be leading the team this year and bringing Totus Tuus to parishes across Maine!
Hi I’m Emily Amann. I grew up in Scarborough, Maine and am a 2017 graduate of Scarborough High School. While i was a student, I was a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. I participated in Key Club for four years and served as the Vice President of the club my senior year. I am a parishioner of Saint Maximilian Kolbe Church, where I served as an altar server, Eucharist minister, and Vacation Bible School volunteer. I was also very involved in our parish’s youth ministry through which I attended many retreats and events. I was also involved at the diocesan level where I served on the Catholic Youth Leadership Team my junior and senior years of high school. That was an amazing experience. Currently I am a freshman at the College of the Holy Cross where I plan on double majoring in Psychology and Catholic Studies. I am involved in campus ministry- altar serving and Eucharist ministering every weekend and during daily masses. I have attended the March for Life in DC twice, once in high school and again this past January. I also volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and in the college admissions office. I recently spent my spring break on an Immersion trip volunteering in Camden, New Jersey. I am excited and looking forward to serving on the Totus Tuus team this summer.
From a young age I have faced adversity but have always strived to overcome it. I was born and raised in the great city of Lewiston, Maine. I was baptized at Saint Patrick’s church in Lewiston, ME and went there for a number of years with my Grandparents (Nana and Papa). Once my mother returned to the church, we began to attend Holy Family Church in Lewiston as well as Holy Cross, Trinity Catholic and I started attending Saint Dominic Academy, the high school I graduated from in 2017. I am currently attending Nichols College in Dudley, MA to study Business with a focus in Sport Management.
The most important things to me in life are God, my family and friends, football and my education. I have some experience as a football coach and plan to continue that, but have also always had the priesthood in my heart since the age of five. The two most meaningful things I have done up to date is my Eagle Scout project of collecting and filling backpacks for children and also during my senior year at Saint Dom’s going to Mississippi during my April vacation to do community service with some fellow classmates. I wouldn’t be where I am without my loving family near or far and my mentors, my Nana, Pope Saint John Paul ll, Coach Tom Coughlin, my Mother, parish priests and anyone I have failed to mention. I am a man of many quotes and would like to leave you with this… “Noli Timere” “Do Not Be Afraid”(John Paul ll).
Hello! My name is Maddie. I am a 19 year old sophomore education major at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I grew up in the town of Glenburn, and my home parish is St. Paul the Apostle. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to continue my education while also growing in my Catholic faith. Nine times out of ten you will find me doing one of two things: enjoying the company of friends, or expressing my inner grandma through my newfound love of embroidery. A typical summer for me usually includes a family camping trip or two, some quality time with my ukulele, and watching my favorite baseball team (Go Red Sox!). This summer will be different, but I am so filled with joy and excitement when thinking about what God has in store for the hearts of the retreatants and the Totus Tuus team. All glory be to God!