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Does HE Do?
- He plays with 2 ordinary household tablespoons with music in the background.
- He has an audience Sing-A-Long competition. Everyone gets involved.
- He plays flaming spoons. This depends on the audience.
- Hilarious Impressions. A-Rock-N-Roll and A Rap-Spoon Player.
- He creates a Mountain Band out of the audience.
- He jumps into the audience playing spoons on their hands. Everyone gets “spooned.”
- He has adult and student oriented programs
An Inspiring Musician, Comedian, and Keynote Speaker
The Eucharist, why is it so important?
The “Spoon Man” talks about what the Eucharist is and what it contains. He discusses why the Eucharist is his favorite Sacrament. He explains what takes place during the consecration and why we are living tabernacles that need to remain pure when we receive the Blessed Sacrament.
Jim shares his own special experiences that have taken place during Adoration along with the healing of his daughter after receiving her first communion in the Hospital. Throughout his talk he uses Scriptural references from the New Testament. Jim emphasizes that if you truly understand the gift we have as Catholics in the Eucharist you’ll never want to leave it.
Prayer is More Powerful Than a Billion Dollars
The “Spoon Man” addresses the tremendous power we have in prayer. His message is based Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Jim answers the questions: “Why don’t we pray more often if prayer is so powerful?” “Does God answer all of our prayers?”
He challenges the students to take more time out of their busy schedules to pray. He also talks about the healing of his six-year-old daughter from cancer and the effect prayer had not only on his daughter, but also on the rest of his family and friends.
We are called to be Saints
Based on the scripture on Matthew 5:15 “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.” The “Spoon Man” talks about how we are called to shine in the darkness of the world.
This message is based more on our actions spreading the Gospel, than our words. So many people feel they don’t have the gift of ministering to others about Christ. Yet simply the way we love our neighbors and handle our daily lives is more of a witness to the light of Christ then memorized scripture verses. Jim gives examples from his own life on the many times he has fallen down and the graces God gives through others to pick us back up. He also gives examples from his six-year old Daughter’s fight and healing from cancer.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
The “Spoon Man” talks about his discovery of what sin is and what it truly does. Using examples from scriptures, he answers these questions: “Why do Catholics confess their sins to Priests?” “How do we break the chains of sin?”
Jim also addresses the differences and types of sin: Mortal sins, Venial sins and sins of omissions. He discusses the special graces he has received from regular confessions. The good news is that these graces are available to all of us.
There’s More to Lent than Giving Up Candy
The “Spoon Man” talks about why the spiritual season of Lent is his favorite. He discusses how we are called to go out into the desert during this season and prepare for the risen Lord. He gives examples on how his faith becomes active during lent not just by giving up things but also by doing kind actions. Jim answers these questions: “Why is sacrificing good for us?” “How does the cross of Christ produce fruit in our lives?”
Stewardship for Adults & Students
This message is specifically designed for the age of the audience. The message is based on the scripture passage 2 Corinthians 9 “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” The “Spoon Man” gives examples of his challenges and choices with stewardship as a student and a married adult with children.
The “Spoon Man” is Catholic and married with five children and a mortgage and has been supporting his family for 18 years by playing the spoons internationally. If that’s not a testimony to Christ, I don’t know what is. He talks about how his faith blossomed when he was just out of High School. Jim discusses why his sister left the Catholic Church and why he remained.
He stresses the importance of accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior along with the ongoing relationship of loving Christ and your neighbor as yourself. Jim talks about how scripture spoke to him while his faith was being challenged, especially when he was told that he may end up in Hell by being Catholic. He also speaks about the healing of his then six-year-old daughter, Natalie, from cancer.
Maintaining Our Catholic Identity (A Workshop for High School Boys)
The “Spoon Man” talks about being a young male Catholic and the challenges we face.
He addresses the temptations of Internet pornography, chastity and drugs. He discusses how our Faith is sometimes attacked by others. Jim gives examples from his own High School life and the struggles he had. He speaks about the tools we have as Catholics to overcome the many challenges of faith. Jim helps the students to create a “battle plan” which stresses the importance and role of our Catholic faith.
Just plain fun Comedy Show
All ages welcome. Music, comedy and audience interaction. You may even see flaming spoons!