Past Presentation Venues

The following are the colleges, high schools and grammar schools Gerry has visited and shown films:


University of Notre Dame in Indiana (2x)

St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York (6x)

University of Dayton in Ohio (3x)

Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy (4x)

Villanova University in Philadelphia

Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles (2x)

St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania

Canisius College in Buffalo, New York (2x)

Wheaton College in Chicago

Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia (5x)

Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (3x)

Siena College in Loudonville, New York

Cabrini College in Philadelphia

Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Holy Family University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island

University of Buffalo in Amherst, New York (2x)

The Catholic Theological Union in Chicago

Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania

Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington

The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Adelphi University in Garden City, New York

Villa Maria College in Buffalo, New York

The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy

The Emmanuel Community (4,500 young people) in Paray-le-Monial, France

Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York (3x)

Nazareth College in Rochester, New York

Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois

Bishop Hendricken High School in Providence, Rhode Island (3x)

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, NY (2x)

St. Mary’s Diocesan High School in Lancaster, New York

Hamburg High School in Hamburg, New York

Mission College Prep in San Luis Obispo, California

Village Christian High School in Sunland, California

Catholic Memorial High School in Boston, Massachusetts

Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island

LaSalle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island

St. Mary’s Bay View Academy in East Providence, Rhode Island

Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia

Ursuline Academy in St. Louis, Missouri

St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, New Hampshire

Beaumont School in Cleveland, Ohio

St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio

St. Francis High School in Toledo, Ohio

Fr. Judge High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conwell-Eagan Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, Kentucky

St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Fr. Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Immaculate Heart High School in Hollywood, California

St. Martha’s Grammar School in Louisville, Kentucky

St. Agnes Grammar School in Louisville, Kentucky

St. Thomas Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota

St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio

St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis, Missouri

Louisville High School in Woodland Hills, California

St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows, New York

St. Anthony’s High School in So. Huntington, New York

St. Francis High School in LaCañada, California (4x)

Aquinas Institute in Rochester, New York

Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, California (2x)

Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, Illinois

Diocese of Rochester (NY) Youth Retreat

Canisius High School in Buffalo, New York

Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, Illinois

Cardinal Leger Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (2x)

Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville, Iowa

Clearwater Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bishop Diego Garcia High School in Santa Barbara, California

Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio

St. Joseph Academy in Cleveland, Ohio


The following are the churches Gerry has visited and shown films:


Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey (Trappist, Kentucky) (Thomas Merton’s Monastery)

St. Charles Borromeo Church in Los Angeles, California (3x)

Blessed Sacrament Church in Los Angeles, California

St. John Nuemann Church in Santa Maria, California (2x)

St. Francis of Assisi Church in Silver Lake, California

Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, California (2x)

St. Raphael Church in Santa Barbara, California

Old Mission Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California (2x)

Mission San Juan Bautista in San Juan Bautista, California

Mission Santa Ines in Solvang, California (2x)

St. Sebastian Church in Santa Paula, California

Faith Lutheran Church in Canoga Park, California

Religious Education Regional Conference in Santa Barbara, California (4x)

National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco, California

Temple Judea in Encino, California

Seventh Day Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley, California

Holy Trinity Church in Washington, DC

Corpus Christi Church in New York, New York

St. Mary of the Angels Church in Williamsville, New York

Kuntze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska

Salvation Army Headquaters in Omaha, Nebraska

Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky

Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona

Pallottine Renewal Center in Florissant, Missouri

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Detroit, Michigan) (2x)

St. Francis of Assisi Church in Raleigh, North Carolina (2x)

Christ Lutheran Church in Valencia, California

St. Joseph University Parish in Buffalo, New York

Evangelical Lutheran Church Association Youth Gathering (San Antonio, TX)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lake View, New York

Incarnation Church in Glendale, California

St. Paul the Apostle Church in Los Angeles, California

St. Matthew’s Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach, California (4x)

St. Mary Magdalen Church in Camarillo, California (3x)

St. Jerome Church in Westchester, California

Holy Redeemer Church in Montrose, California

Nebraska Lutheran Synod in Fremont, Nebraska

Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in San Bernardino, California

St. Pius X in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hiawatha, Iowa

Pastoral Life Center of the Diocese of San Bernardino, California

St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks, California

L.A. Religious Education Regional Congress (Anaheim, California) (3x)

Pax Christi Church in Lexington, Kentucky

St. Bonaventure Church in Huntington Beach, California

Holy Name of Jesus Church in Redland, California

Good Shepard Church in Holbrook, New York

Mary Immaculate Church in Bellport, New York

St. Anthony Church in Casper, Wyoming

St. Martha’s Church in Louisville, Kentucky

Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky

St. Thomas More Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island

St. Mark’s Church in Jamestown, Rhode Island

St. Patrick’s Church in Edina, Minnesota

St. John Neumann Church in Eagan, Minnesota

Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale, Minnesota

Bethel Lutheran Church in Encino, California

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church in Buffalo, New York

Padre Serra Church in Camarillo, California (2x)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in San Diego, California

Holy Family Church in West Union, Iowa (2x)

The Church of the Assumption in Rochester, New York

St. Mary’s Church in Bloomington, Illinois

Christ the Good Shepard Ukrainian Catholic Church in Toronto, Canada

Our Lady of Assumption Church in Ventura, California

“The Well” Retreat Center in Chicago, Illinois (Sisters of St. Joseph)

Blessed Sacrament Church in Buffalo, New York

St. Gabriel’s Church in Buffalo, New York

St. Mary’s in Waverly, Iowa

Motherhouse of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, Iowa

St. Patrick’s Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers, Ohio

“River’s Edge” Retreat Center in Cleveland, Ohio (Sisters of St. Joseph)

Martin de Porres Center in Columbus, Ohio (Dominican Sisters)


Gerry Straub has also lead day-long retreats on the theme of poverty and prayer in California, Arizona, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, Minnesota and Assisi, Italy. He gave a series of day-long retreats for the staff of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. He has also spoken at national conferences for religion teachers and campus ministers held in Maryland, Ohio and Indiana. Gerry has given his presentation to the Trappist monks at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky and to the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn in New York City, as well as at gatherings of Secular Franciscans in Minnesota, Illinois and New York. In August 2009 he gave a presentation at a gathering of over 5,000 young people in Paray-le-Monial, France. He also gave a presentation at the prestigious Orbis Books Speaker’s Series in Maryknoll, New York. He has given presentations to Legatus chapters in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Pasadena, California. In March of 2008, Gerry’s film The Patients of a Saint was screened at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. In November 2013, scenes from Gerry’s films were shown at the elaborately beautiful Uránia National Film Theater in Budapest, Hungary. In May 2014, Gerry was the keynote speaker at the National Association of Catechetical Media Professionals (NACMP) congress in St. Louis. In October 2014, Gerry will be the keynote speaker at the XXVI Annual Conference for Catechesis and Ministry for the Diocese of Victoria in Texas.