Don’t just take our word for it. See what others have to say. Please take a moment to read some of Sean’s recommendations–they are from sincere people who witnessed Sean move others through his music and words.
It is a pleasure for me to commend “Movin’ With The Spirit,” led by Sean Forrest. Sean and his co-workers bring to this ministry a deep love for the Lord, a wonderful openness to the Holy Spirit, and a burning desire to impart the truth, the life and love of Christ to young people everywhere.
Sean has given countless Confirmation Retreats to young people all around the Diocese. He truly opens their eyes and hearts to the Lord and to the wisdom contained in the teaching and worship of the Church. With song, humor, stories and serious teaching, Sean exemplifies the New Evangelization to which the Church calls each of us.
It is my prayer that the Lord will continue to bless Sean and his service to the Church.
Faithfully in Christ,
Most Reverend William E. Lori
Bishop of Bridgeport, CT
To Whom It May Concern:
I have known Mr. Sean Forest for approximately ten years. He and his wife and three
children live in the Archdiocese of Hartford where I served as auxiliary bishop for thirty-three
years and now am emeritus. Moreover, Sean is a convert to Catholicism.
Sean has a clean moral record. Beyond that, he is frequently asked to speak to groups of
teens and young adults. His message is always Catholic to the core, vibrant and interesting. He
knows this age group and speaks their language, making Jesus and the teaching of our church
understandable. He is an outstanding witness to Jesus and to the church and her heritage. I cannot recommend Sean highly enough.
The Most Rev. Peter A. Rosazza, D.D.
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford, CT.
Greetings in Christ!
I would like to offer my whole hearted recommendation of Sean Forrest. Sean came out and
spoke to our jr. high students at our parish school, the high school students at our Catholic high school and also gave a parish wide presentation primarily for adults. All three of these events were very well received and had a great impact upon those who attended.
The students in jr. high and high school commented that he was “awesome!” This is especially
consoling to hear given the fact that Sean beautifully shared the Gospel with them in a way
that they could really relate. They had lots of fun with him and were deeply moved by his
message. Sean has a wonderful charism for evangelizing young people.
The adults were also very moved as he spoke to them of the centrality of Christ in their lives and families. I know that his message was informative, eye opening and motivating to all. I’m quite sure that the adults and youth alike were motivated to put Christ more deeply at the center of their lives and families.
Sean has put his gifts, his heart and his personality at the service of the Gospel and God is clearly working through him. Therefore, I recommend him without any reservations whatsoever!
Msgr. Aaron Brodeski
Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Woodstock, IL
Spiritual Director, Marian Central High School, Woodstock, IL
I would like to commend you for your outstanding efforts at our school over the years. To say your three events were successes would not do you justice. Your message, approach, and charism have moved our entire institution to a new level. They were truly transformative for our school community. In my thirty years in this business, I have never seen any speaker on any subject to be so well received by students and staff. Your day-long retreats for our over 1500 students were tremendous.
James P. Vail
President, Paramus Catholic High School
To Whom It May Concern:
I am very pleased to recommend Sean Forrest for his work with our Parish in our Confirmation Program. I have had the pleasure of working with Sean on several Confirmation retreats and youth ministry retreats at Christ The King Church in Trumbull.
Sean is an outstanding advocate for the youth of Connecticut. His love of young people swells from his very existence. During the retreats that Sean has run, the Love Ethic of Christ has been communicated in a down-to-earth manner that our young Catholics really connect with. Sean’s love for Christ, his dedication to the Church, his motivation and his dedication to the young are clearly evident by the response from the parents.
Through his creativity and use of music, young Christians can easily connect the modern world with the universal, spiritual lessons of the Gospel. For example, after our last retreat with Sean, the students repeatedly asked him to return to the parish to run more programs for them. He is truly an asset to the Roman Catholic Church and to the community he represents as a leader. He brings the Word to life.
For the above reasons, I am pleased that Sean has chosen to dedicate his life to the spiritual growth of the young adults in our community of Christ. I feel, as well as our Pastor, that Sean will be an invaluable asset to the youth and to our diocese. We have used him in the past and will continue to use him in the future for our Confirmation Retreats. Please contact me if I can be of further assistance.
Director of Religious Education
Christ the King Church
When I think about Sean Forrest as a person and the wonderful works of ministry he is doing, the following words come to mind: dynamic, charismatic, caring, passionate, faith-filled, awesome, sincere, committed, devoted, challenging, believable, compassionate, Spirit-led, inspired, riveting, generous, real, inspiring.
Sean is all of this and so much more. Lives are touched and changed forever after being in his presence. I am blessed and privileged to know him and call him a friend.
Director of Religious Education
St. Dominic Parish, Southington, CT
It is my pleasure to recommend Sean Forrest and his ministry to young people. I met Sean over ten years ago, when he was the keynote speaker at a diocesan youth conference I attended. Since that time, I have asked Sean back to our area 6 times to speak for various events. He has served as the keynote speaker for a day-long retreat, as well as done presentations at a couple of local churches and assemblies for junior high and high school students.
Sean seems to effortlessly connect with his audience, using his gifts of song and humor. He has
an ability to then give a personal witness and deliver powerful theological messages and lessons
in a way that is engaging and entertaining. He is able to light a fire within them, which is evident by the number of students who approach him afterwards with questions or comments about
particular points he made. To say that the feedback from Sean’s visits has always been positive
is an understatement. In fact, in his 6 visits, Sean has spoken to over 4,000 teens and 1,000 adults and I can honestly say I have never received a negative comment. The feedback has been 100% positive.
My prayer is that Sean’s passion for the Catholic Faith will remain strong and he will continue
to use his gifts and ability to spread the Gospel message to youth throughout the world. He is a
tremendous asset to the Catholic Church and to our young people.
Campus Youth Minister
Elyria Catholic High School
Sean was sooo successful at the parent retreat he did for us. I had several parents who had originally decided that they were going to allow their children to skip CCD this year. Well, after listening to Sean, they re-registered their children! I was so pleased with the evening and all that Sean said to them in his “Sean way” that I went home feeling as though many parents turned their thinking around, as well as their priorities. I can’t thank Sean enough for everything.
Our Lady of Sorrows, Essex