Catholic Funerals: Honoring Life, Celebrating Faith
Thursday, September 10th, 2015

John McQueen:  [0:00] Welcome to Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show, Undertakings. I’m John McQueen, president and owner of Anderson‑McQueen Funeral Homes. As always, on this show, we undertake those subjects

Monsignor Gibbons

Monsignor Robert Gibbons, Pastor
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
St. Petersburg, FL

that you want to know about.

[0:13] Remember, if there’s a specific topic you would like us to talk about, or if you have a question you would like us to ask one of our upcoming guests, please email them to radio@andersonmcqeen.com. We will always do our best to include everyone’s request, if at all possible.

[0:32] Our topic today is “Catholic Funerals: Honoring Life, Celebrating Faith.” Our special guest today is Monsignor Robert Gibbons with St. Paul’s Catholic Church, who will help us in undertaking this worthy subject.

[0:48] Welcome Monsignor Gibbons.

Monsignor Robert Gibbons:  [0:50] Thank you, John. It’s very good to be here.

John:  [0:52] Great, we appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to join us and to share with our listeners some important aspects within the Catholic faith as it relates to the rite of Christian burials.

[1:05] Before we get started, though, please share with us a little background on Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, which has been a mainstay here in our community forever as well as a little background on yourself. I know you’re a native to the area, too, I believe. Please, share with our listeners.

Monsignor Gibbons:  [1:24] Saint Paul’s was founded as its own independent parish in 1929 on the north side of Downtown Saint Petersburg. We’re 18 blocks north of Central Avenue in the neighborhood that’s called Euclid Saint Paul’s.

[1:49] About a year after the church was founded as its own separate parish, it opened a school, Saint Paul’s Catholic School. That school was the first Catholic school in Pinellas County. That school has been a significant factor in the community as well, as the church has been.

Saint Paul's Catholic Church

St. Paul’s Catholic Church
“The Early Days”

[2:10] We are an active, vibrant parish, if I do say so myself. We have benefited a lot from the renaissance of Downtown Saint Petersburg. Our area attracts a lot of young families now. Just a good place to be.

[2:36] Personally I was born and raised in Tampa, and I was ordained a priest in 1981. Most of my priestly ministry has been here in Pinellas County. I started out at Saint Raphael in Saint Petersburg. I also served at Saint Catherine in Largo, Saint John on St Pete Beach. The last 20 years I have been here at Saint Paul’s as pastor.

John:  [3:04] Has it been 20 years already?

Monsignor Gibbons:  [3:06] 20 years this year.

John:  [3:10] I know Saint Paul’s, both the school and the church, have done great things here in our community. I know a lot of that has been under your leadership.

Monsignor Gibbons:  [3:17] Thank you very much. I inherited a great tradition there. There’s always been a lot of good people there. (more…)

Assisted Living: Combining Independence with Personal Care
Monday, July 28th, 2014

In this episode John McQueen interviews Theresa Putnam with Patrick Manor Assisted Living Facility

Owner of Patrick Manor Assisted Living Facility in St. Petersburg, FL

Owner of Patrick Manor Assisted Living Facility in St. Petersburg, FL

John McQueen:  [0:01] Welcome to Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show “Undertakings.” I’m John McQueen, President and Owner of Anderson‑McQueen Funeral Homes. As always on this show, we undertake those subjects that you want to know about.

[0:13] Remember, if there is a specific topic you would like for us to talk about or if you have a question you would like to ask one of our upcoming guests, please email them to us at radio@andersonmcqueen.com. We always do our best to include everyone’s request if at all possible.

[0:33] Today’s topic is “Combining Independence with Personal Care.” Our special guest today is Theresa Putnam. We are broadcasting live from the beautiful Patrick Manor Assisted Living facility. Theresa is going to help us to undertake this worthy subject. Welcome, Theresa.

Theresa Putnam:  [0:51] Hi, John.

John:  [0:52] I appreciate you having us here today. The facilities, as always, is beautiful. I know you do a great job here in our community providing assisted living to individuals who need it and need a little extra care and attention. I appreciate you taking time out today to share with us some of your thoughts. Can you tell us a little bit about what drew you into the field of assisted living?

Theresa:  [1:18] That’s a funny question, because I came into assisted living in 1991. I answered an ad, when we used to use newspapers, for a secretary of an adult congregate living facility. In 1992, I went through the administrator’s course. In 1995, I was helping run a 54‑bed facility. (more…)

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Companion with Dani McVety
Monday, July 7th, 2014

In this episode John McQueen interviews Dr. Dani McVety with Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice

Dr. Dani McVety

Dr. Dani McVety

John McQueen:  [0:00] Welcome to Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show “Undertakings.” I’m John McQueen, president and owner of Anderson‑McQueen Funeral Homes. As always on this show, we undertake those subjects that you want to know about.

[0:14] Remember, if there’s a specific topic you would like to ask us or talk about, if you have a question, or would like to interview one of our upcoming guests, please email us at radio@andersonmcqueen.com. We always do our best to include everyone’s request if at all possible.

[0:33] Our topic today is “Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Companion.” We’re going to be speaking to our special guest, Dr. Dani McVety with Lap of Love Vet Hospice, who will help us in understanding this worthy subject. Welcome, Dr. Dani.

Dr. Dani McVety:  [0:49] Thank you, John. Thank you.

John:  [0:51] We’re glad to have you with us today, and as you and I have spoken some, I know you’re quite the accomplished young lady, both a speaker, an author, a consultant, a mother, and also a veterinarian.

[1:03] As I noticed, you were a graduated of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, and I believe, if I’m correct here, you were the youngest recipient of the college’s Most Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Is that correct? (more…)

Understanding Jewish Funerals with Rabbi Arthur Baseman
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

In this episode John McQueen interviews Rabbi Arthur Baseman, retired spiritual leader at Temple B’nai Israel

Spiritual leader at Temple B'nai Israel from 1969 - 2008

Spiritual leader at Temple B’nai Israel from 1969 – 2008

John McQueen:  [0:00] Welcome to Anderson McQueen’s radio show, “Undertakings.” I’m John McQueen, president and owner of Anderson McQueen Funeral Homes. As always, on this show we undertake those subjects that you want to know about.

[0:14] Remember, if there’s a specific topic you would like for us to talk about or if you have a question you would like to ask one of our upcoming guests, please email them to radio@andersonmcqueen.com. We always do our best to include everyone’s request if at all possible.

[0:34] Our topic today is understanding Jewish funeral customs. Our special guest today is Rabbi Arthur Baseman, who is the former spiritual leader for 39 years with Temple B’nai Israel in Clearwater who will help us in understanding this worthy subject.

[0:51] Welcome, Rabbi Baseman.

Rabbi Arthur Baseman:  [0:53] Thank you, John. A pleasure to be with you and your terrific facility here.

John:  [0:57] Thank you, sir. We look forward to spending some time together today and learning more about the Jewish funeral customs.

[1:05] As we get started, I thought maybe we’d kick it off a little bit about, if you wouldn’t mind, sharing what is the Jewish view on death, to start.

Rabbi Baseman:  [1:15] An excellent question.

John:  [1:16] Thank you. (more…)

The Role of the Medical Examiner with Bill Pellan
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

In this episode John McQueen interviews Bill Pellan of the District 6 Medical Examiner’s office.

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Transcript:

John McQueen:  Welcome to Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show, “Undertakings.” I’m John McQueen, President and Owner of Anderson‑McQueen Funeral Homes. On this show, we undertake those subjects that you want to know about.

Remember, if there is a specific topic you would like us to talk about or if you have questions you would us to ask one of our upcoming guests, please email them to radio@andersonmcqueen.com. We always do our best to include everyone’s request, if at all possible.

Our topic today is understanding the role of the medical examiner. Our special guest today is Bill Pellan with the District Six medical examiner’s office, who will help us in undertaking this worthy subject. Bill, welcome.

Bill Pellan:  Thank you. (more…)

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