Michael Raia, is the president of Studio io Liturgical Design Consultants and leads a small team of Catholics who are passionate about beauty and renewal. After some twelve years of managing various religious and institutional projects for an architecture firm, he felt called to pursue a graduate degree in liturgy and attended the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake (aka Mundelein Seminary) in Chicago, where Bishop Barron was rector at the time. In 2018 he founded Studio io and has since been blessed to serve over 50 Catholic clients with design consulting, beautification, and construction planning projects. A core component of the firm’s mission involves liturgical catechesis, and Michael has presented to building committees, parish missions, youth ministers, students, graduate classes, seminarians, deacons, and priests. He is currently pursuing further studies in a dual Master of Theological Studies and Master of Sacred Arts through Pontifex University. He is a native Texan and currently lives in Austin, where his brother Fr. Jonathan Raia serves as the chaplain and director of the campus ministry at their alma mater, UT. Michael and his fiance Hannah are preparing for their wedding next fall and would greatly appreciate your prayers!
The OYYACM always seeks to ensure our formation offerings have an extra touch that goes above and beyond the normal experience. In a spirit of Radical Hospitality, we will be sending a special surprise via email post confirmation of attendance (prior to the formation offering).
Audience: Basecamps can accommodate up to 20 participants and welcome all Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry Leaders (full-time, part-time, volunteer), Ministry Team Volunteers/Catechists, and any Supervisors, Priests, Non-parish Organization Representatives, and other Parish Ministry Leaders that find the presenting topic relevant.
Please consider registering as soon as possible. Once the 20 slots are filled the registration form will no longer be available. You can email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be placed on a waitlist. Also, we ask that if you register and are no longer able to attend the online formation offering please inform Julia, so that someone else may be able to attend.