February 18th, 2016

John T. McQueen:  [0:02] Welcome to Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show Undertakings. I’m John McQueen, president and owner of Anderson‑McQueen Funeral Homes, and as always on this show, we “undertake” those subjects that you want to know about.

Compassion & Choices Marcia Bailey

Marcia Bailey of Compassion & Choices with John McQueen

[0:16] Remember, if there is a specific topic that you’d like us to talk about, or if you have a question you would like

for us to ask one of our upcoming guests, please email them to radio@andersonmcqueen.com.

[0:31] We always do our best to include everyone’s request, if at all possible.

[0:36] Our topic today is exploring the right to die movement. Our special guest today is Marcia Bailey. Marcia is with

Compassion & Choices, and she is the facilitator of the Clearwater Chapter, which is a Right to Die Advocacy group.

[0:55] Miss Bailey is a retired social worker, who trained staff at a nursing home, talked to patients and their families for hospice, served on the board of Funeral Consumers Alliance, and led a group for bereaved individuals at a mental health facility.

[1:12] We want to welcome Marcia here today. We know she will help us in undertaking this worthy subject. Welcome, Marcia.

Marcia Bailey:  [1:20] Thank you, John. Glad to be here.

John:  [1:22] We’re glad to have you. This is a topic that every family and every individual needs to think about, and help to get that word out there so that everybody has a better understanding of what the Right to Die Movement or Advocacy is all about.

[1:42] We know you’re going to do a great job today helping us understand a little bit better about that.

Marcia:  [1:47] Thanks. One of our leaders nationally says that everyone is only bad death away from being interested in our organization, because when you watch someone you love die horribly, then, you really care about this a lot.

John:  [2:03] Sure. If you don’t mind, why not share with us a little bit. As I stated, you’re an advocate for Compassion & Choices. What is Compassion & Choices? What does it do?

Marcia:  [2:16] Compassion & Choices wants people to plan what kind of a death they would like to have.

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October 29th, 2015

This holiday season, join us in giving back.

Help Anderson McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center gather food for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.

FOOD DRIVE

November 2, 2015 – December 18, 2015

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  • No Sugar-Added Oatmeal
  • Low-Fat, No Sugar-Added, Whole Grain Cereals
  • Low-Fat, Low Sugar Peanut Butter
  • Sugar-Free Jam or Jelly
  • Low-Fat Salad Dressings
  • Tuna In Spring Water
  • Canned Red/Black Beans
  • Lentils
  • Brown Rice
  • Extra-Light Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Canned Pasta (ex. ravioli)
  • Dry Soup
  • Broth
  • Gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Mac n’ Cheese
  • Baby Food
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Jam/Jelly
  • Pasta
  • Dried Beans
  • Cereal
  • Desserts
  • Snacks
September 30th, 2015

John McQueen:  [0:01] Welcome to Anderson McQueen’s radio show, “Undertakings.” I’m John McQueen,

Roman Badiak Ukrainian Catholic

Rev. Roman Badiak
Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church

president and owner of Anderson McQueen Funeral Homes, and as always on this show, we undertake those subjects that you want to know about.

[0:15] Remember, if there is 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 us at radio@andersonmcqueen.com. We always do our best to include everyone’s request, if at all possible.

[0:35] Our topic today is Funerals Under the Oriental Churches of the Vatican. Our special guest today is Reverend Roman Badiak, with Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, who will help us in undertaking this worthy subject.

[0:52] Welcome, Reverend Badiak.

Reverend Roman Badiak:  [0:54] Thank you.

John:  [0:55] We appreciate you being here on the show today and taking time away from your busy schedule to join us and help our listeners learn the important aspects within the Ukrainian Greek Catholic faith, and as it relates to the Byzantine Rite.

[1:11] Before we get started though, would you please share with us a little background on Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church here at St. Pete?

Reverend Badiak:  [1:18] Of course. Maybe Ukrainian started coming to St. Pete in the 1960s. Some were retired. Others were looking for work because of the economy up in the Midwest, mostly from Ohio and Michigan, et cetera. Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »

August 6th, 2015

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