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Leaven photo by Jane Graves
Clockwise from left, Amelia, Luke, Eleanor and Caroline Dunlap sing their mother Julie’s composition, “Mass of Unending Joy.” The piece has received a warm reception at Corpus Christi Parish in
Lawrence, where for the second year it is being sung at Masses throughout the Easter season.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
AWRENCE — She’s planning “My privacy is probably going to be re- ing a Mass for the liturgy — one that was
to keep her day job — as wife spected by the general public,” she said actually very user-friendly for both the
and mother to four kids, age 4- wryly. people and the priest.”
parishioner 10. Still, Dunlap’s “Mass of Unending Joy” “I was able to ﬁnish the melody and
But even Julie Dunlap’s 10- has received a warm reception at Corpus the accompaniment for everything by
composes year-old daughter Eleanor had
to admit it’s pretty cool to sing the Mass
Christi Parish in Lawrence, where for the
second year — now with newly written
Christmas of 2006,” said Julie, “and gave
it to [Father Mick] as his Christmas pre-
her mom composed. parts for violins — it is being sung at sent.”
Mass for “It’s really interesting and fun at the
same time,” said the Corpus Christi stu-
Masses throughout the Easter season.
The Mass grew out of a conversation
“He was very moved,” she recalls. “ It
was very sweet.”
dent. “It’s sort of like if your dad was with Corpus Christi pastor Father Mick “But don’t cry until you hear it,” she
Easter season Beethoven or something.” Mulvany, who said he appreciated Julie’s cautioned.
Julie is fairly conﬁdent, however, that “sense of the sacred” and talent as a musi- Julie then spent several more months
it’s still safe to run errands without a dis- cian. So during Lent of 2006, he said, “I
BY JANE GRAVES guise. asked her if she had ever considered writ- See “Lawrence” on page 7
COUNTDOWN to KAUFFMAN
In anticipation of the Global Living Rosary event scheduled to
LET’S Topeka has sold HOMEBOUND
Let’s Help of Longtime chancery employee
take place on May 25 at Kauffman Stadium, The Leaven its building to Catholic Charities, Susan Carroll has retired after 32
continues its “Countdown to Kauffman.” The event is expect- allowing it to consolidate its op- years of service to the archdiocese.
ed to be one of the largest Catholic events ever held in the erations and better serve the Over the course of those years, she
Kansas City area. needy of Topeka. served in a variety of capacities.
8 WEEKS & COUNTING Page 3 Page 4
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LIFE WILL BE VICTORIOUS
Our eternity lies not within the fountain of youth but in the risen Lord
n Nov. 30, 2007, Pope Benedict “Up to that time she had only known “Through the knowledge of this hope herself; this hope had to reach many, to
O XVI promulgated his second en-
cyclical letter: “Spe Salvi — On
Christian Hope.” During these first
masters who despised and maltreated
her, or at best considered her a useful
slave. Now, however, she heard that
she was redeemed, no longer a slave,
but a free child of God. She understood
what [St.] Paul meant when he remind-
reach everybody” (no. 3)
The hope that has been given to us
through the waters of baptism is not
Topeka’s Let’s Help Inc. makes changes to ensure financial security
weeks of the Easter there is a paron [mas- ed the Ephesians that previously they about eternal life in this world. It is not By MARC and JULIE ANDERSON
season, the great sea- ter] above all masters, were without hope and without God in about a magic pill that could extend our Special to The Leaven
son of Christian the Lord of all lords, the world — without hope because life interminably on earth. Nor is our FAST FACTS
hope, I want to re- ARCHBISHOP and that this Lord is without God. hope anchored in a social revolution TOPEKA — It’s amazing the dif- • Let’s Help serves nearly
flect with you on JOSEPH F. good, goodness in per- “Hence, when she was about to be that will right all of the injustices in the ference a year can make. Just ask 100,000 lunches during the year
some of the main NAUMANN son. She came to taken back to Sudan, Bakhita refused; world. Ken Gudenkauf, the executive direc- to those who need a hot meal.
themes of the Holy know that this Lord she did not wish to be separated from It is a hope based on an encounter tor of Let’s Help Inc. and a parish-
Father’s recent en- even knew her, that he her paron [master]. On January 9, with the risen Jesus, who has loved us ioner of Mother Teresa Parish here. • Volunteers annually donate
cyclical letter. had created her — 1890, she was baptized and confirmed and awaits us. And because of his love, Founded in 1969 by Patty more than 31,000 hours to
A few weeks ago, that he actually loved and received her first Holy Communion our life is good, our life is blest. Our Coughlin, Let’s Help Inc. is a non- Emergency Services — prepar-
in a homily to a gathering of young peo- her. She too was loved, and by none from the hands of the Patriarch of hope is based on our experience of be- proﬁt social service agency dedicat- ing and serving lunch, helping
ple in Rome at the Church of St. other than the supreme paron [master], Venice. On Dec. 8, 1896, in Verona, she ing loved by Jesus, uniquely and per- ed to “inspiring hope, promoting in the food and clothing banks,
Lawrence, observing the 25th anniver- before whom all other masters are took her vows in the Congregation of sonally, as was St. Josephine Bakhita. success and changing lives.” Each and answering the phone.
sary of an international youth center, a themselves no more than lowly ser- the Canossian Sisters and from that The abundant life that Jesus has given year, the agency strives to build “a
place where young Catholic evangelists vants. She was known and loved and time onwards, besides her work in the us, through the waters of baptism, is not better community by providing • More than 900 adults and
are trained, Pope Benedict invited the she was awaited. What is more, this sacristy and in the porter’s lodge at the an endless succession of days in this emergency assistance, food pro- youth take part in the agency’s ed-
young adults gathered that night to: master had himself accepted the destiny convent, she made several journeys world, but it is being immersed forever grams, education and employment ucation and job training pro-
“Imagine that medicine was able to of being flogged and now he was await- round Italy in order to promote the mis- in something happier, more satisfying counseling” through its various pro- grams.
come up with a prescription for immor- ing for her ‘at the Father’s right hand.’ sions: the liberation that she had re- and more joyful than the happiest, the grams.
Leaven photo by Marc Anderson
tality.” The Holy Father drew out the “Now she had hope — no longer sim- ceived through her encounter with the most satisfying and the most joyous mo- For eight years, Coughlin distrib- • More than 100 people, age
implications of such a wonder medi- ply the modest hope of finding masters God of Jesus Christ, she felt she had to ment we have known in this world. uted food from the trunk of her car 55 and older, seek employment
cine: “We would find ourselves in an who would be less cruel, but the great extend, it had to be handed on to oth- This is a hope capable of sustaining Ken Gudenkauf (left), executive director of Let’s Help, chats with a client who is loading
to those in need. Then, in 1977, up groceries obtained from Let’s Help’s food bank. services from Let’s Help.
old world, a world full of the aged, a hope: ‘I am definitely loved and what- ers, to the greatest possible number of us through all of the ups and downs of Marge Roberts became the ﬁrst ex-
world that would have no space for the ever happens to me — I am awaited by people. The hope born in her which had life in this world. ecutive director of Let’s Help, a post the agency’s executive director. He buildings and then either ﬁnd a new • Let’s Help distributes govern-
young, for the renewal of life.” Pope this Love. And so my life is good.’ redeemed her she could not keep to she held until her death in October agreed, and juggled Let’s Help and home for the agency or continue to ment commodity foods to nearly
Benedict reflected: “This cannot be the 1997. KDOT until the end of the 2007 leg- operate out of one or more of the 23,000 people in several coun-
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ple of Christian parents, who, motivat- meate the agency. $300,000, however, was being used ed at 234 S. Kansas Ave. in down- Catholic Charities for counseling or
ed by their desire for eternal life for In recent years, however, the on its three buildings alone. That town Topeka. The new owners, other services the agency doesn’t
their child, present an infant for bap- agency has struggled ﬁnancially. didn’t cover staff salaries and other Catholic Charities of Northeast provide on a regular basis.
tism, the Holy Father poses the blunt In February 2007, Gudenkauf expenses. In addition, the agency Kansas, closed the deal on March 4 Dr. Mike Jurkovich, director of
question: “Do we really want this — to was heading toward a 15th year on had (and still has) a mortgage oblig- and took possession immediately, health care services for Catholic
live eternally?” The Holy Father pon- the agency’s board of directors. ation of $2.8 million for its build- although Charities is not expected Community Healthcare, a division
ders: “Perhaps many people reject faith Retired from a career in state gov- ings. Together, Gudenkauf and the to move in until sometime between of Catholic Charities, agrees.
today simply because they do not find ernment, and part-time legislative board of directors came up with a May and July. All of Catholic “Being on the Let’s Help campus
the prospect of eternal life attractive. liaison for the Kansas Department of plan to address the agency’s ﬁnan- Charities’ Topeka programs will be allows us to collaborate much more
What they desire is not eternal life at Transportation, Gudenkauf wasn’t cial crisis. relocated to the new site, which is effectively, a one-stop shop, if you
all, but this present life, for which faith looking for full-time work. One of the main components of only two blocks away from its cur- will,” he said. “In addition, we will
in eternal life seems something of an But it found him anyway, when the plan to return the agency to ﬁ- rent location. have room to expand programming
impediment. To continue living forever his fellow board members asked nancial stability involved the deci- “It’s a win-win for both sides,” as new needs present themselves or
— endlessly — appears more like a Gudenkauf to consider serving as sion to sell one, if not all three, of its said Gudenkauf, adding that Let’s current needs grow.”
curse than a gift. Death, admittedly,
one would wish to postpone as long as
possible. But to live always, without
end — this, all things considered, can
only be monotonous and ultimately un-
bearable” (no. 10).
The pope, in his reflection on the
virtue of hope, notes that those of us
who have grown up as Christians can
become dulled to the meaning of what
we possess — a hope that is based on a
real encounter with Jesus Christ. The
Holy Father contrasts the experience of
cradle Catholics with the example of a
relatively modern saint, St. Josephine
Bakhita, who was born in 1869 in
In his encyclical the Holy Father pro-
vides a brief summary of St. Josephine’s
life: “At the age of nine, she was kid-
napped by slave-traders, beaten till she
bled, and sold five times in the slave-
markets of Sudan. Eventually she found
herself working as a slave for the moth-
er and the wife of a general, and there
she was flogged every day till she bled;
as a result of this she bore 144 scars
throughout her life. Finally, in 1882,
she was bought by an Italian merchant
for the Italian consul Callisto Legnani”
who was forced to return to Italy be-
cause of political instability in the
Sudan. It was with the Legnani family,
“after terrifying masters who had
owned her up to that point, Josephine
came to know a totally different kind of
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Carroll looks forward to busy retirement Summer camp
By JOE BOLLIG A MINISTRY IN BLOOM openings
Distributed BY KARA HANSEN available
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dorothy Gale responsibilities Leaven staff
said it ﬁrst in “The Wizard of Oz,” but it KANSAS CITY, Kan. —
Rita Herken, a member of St. SHAWNEE — If life’s not a bed of Archdiocesan summer camps are ﬁll-
applies to Susan Carroll just as well:
Lawrence Parish in Easton and a roses, you couldn’t tell it by Good ing up rapidly, but there are still some
There’s no place like home.
10-year veteran of the church of- Shepherd parishioners David and openings in a few sessions.
She’s been to Rome ﬁve times,
ﬁces, has been named the new di- Terry Hahlen. The camps are held at the 300-acre
Ireland twice, and to Portugal, France
rector of administrative services. As The couple, who recently cele- Prairie Star Ranch, near Williamsburg.
and Germany at least once — nice
such, she will also oversee the tech- brated their 52nd wedding anniver- All camps offer challenging outdoor
nological needs of the chancery. sary, are ﬂorists and have owned and activities at age-appropriate levels:
Now that Carroll has retired from her
Herken will also be the coordinator operated Tanan Floral in North horseback riding, high-ropes chal-
position with the archdiocese, however,
for the Virtus program. The archdio- Kansas City for more than 30 years. lenge, canoeing, hiking, orienteering,
there’s no place she’d rather be than at
cese is currently searching for a The two have created a store with rock climbing, rappelling, basketball,
home on Tauromee Street in Kansas
new director of human resources or a homelike, friendly atmosphere for soccer, swimming, group party games,
personnel. both employees and customers. One archery, volleyball, mountain biking,
“I have lived on the same block al-
most my entire life,” said Carroll, a daughter, Beth, and her husband, mountain boarding, outdoor camping,
member of Cathedral of St. Peter Parish David, both work in the shop. And softball, and other outdoor camping
and former director of archdiocesan ad- And of course, there were the myriad the shop is pet friendly. activities.
ministrative services and human re- mundane tasks — such as making sure Even unrelated employees are The camps are noted not only for
made to feel like part of the team.
Leaven file photo
sources. “Always, an important thing for the parking lot was clear of snow and the fun activities, but also how into
me was coming home. The best way I that the wastebaskets were emptied. “Working here is really more like every aspect is integrated an overall
Leaven photo by Elaina Generally
Susan Carroll (left) has held a variety of positions at the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. being with family. Everyone laughs spiritual program that includes prayer
can describe my retirement is to say that There has been a lot of change in the
Over the years she has directed the Archbishop’s Call to Share program and served as director of and gets along great,” said Glenda Terry and David Hahlen, members of Good Shepherd Parish in Shawnee, keep their parish services, Mass, the sacrament of recon-
I’m going home, and that ﬁlls me with a chancery over Carroll’s 32-year tenure.
administrative services and human resources. She’s also helped launch and administer the Virtus Bunch, a 10-year veteran of Tanan in bloom with flower arrangements donated from their shop. ciliation, and other opportunities for
great sense of joy and peace, as it al- The chancery moved from 2220 Central
program and became the Safe Environment coordinator for the archdiocese. Floral’s computer and telephone prayer in a variety of Catholic prayer
ways has.” to 12615 Parallel Parkway. A lot of peo- responding differently depending on season lilies, spring blossoms and
Carroll’s last day on the job was ple have come and gone, and technolo- sales. styles.
the person and situation,” explained greenery that decorate our church,
March 20 — Holy Thursday. It was an archdiocesan career to a friendship es- gy has played an increasing role in every The Hahlens, said Glenda, have For information or to sign up, call
Terry. or the ﬂowers for ﬁrst Communion
appropriate day of departure for a per-
son Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
tablished while she was a student at
Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kan. She is a person who, if ministry.
The basics, however, haven’t
built their business on a genuine ser-
vice model, and one not of the stan-
The Hahlens say the Christmas and conﬁrmation celebrations — or
Mary Rukavina at (913) 647-0373. Or
download a camp registration form by
season and Valentine’s Day are their even a centerpiece for the parish
once described as a “foot washer,” a per-
son who has spent her 32 years at the
After graduation, she worked in the re-
search library at the Federal Reserve
asked to get a task done — changed.
“The needs of the people of the arch-
dard “customer service” variety.
“Our customers really take priori-
busiest times of year, when they usu- auction dinner at the rectory —
going to the Web site at: archkck.org;
scroll down and click on “youth.” You
chancery in humble service. Bank in Kansas City, Mo. She eventually whatever that task was — diocese are basically always the same: ty, especially people who call in for
ally work almost nonstop.
“During our busy times, there are
theirs is truly a heart of generosity
and love,” said Father Francis Hund,
can also register online by going to the
The archbishop also lauded her “or- left that job after marrying to raise a to be led with integrity to the fullness of help with funeral arrangements,” youth page on the archdiocesan Web
ganizational skills, keen intellectual family. you could be confident that their faith life in the Catholic Church,” she said. “I’ve seen Terry drop what-
some nights we will be here until
two in the morning and then come
pastor of Good Shepherd.
“And that is just last month!” said
site at: www.archkck.org.
abilities, and people skills.”
“She is a person who, if asked to get a
During those years, however, she
kept in touch with Sister Damian it would get accomplished she said.
“The ministries have been enhanced
ever she’s doing and help a family. It
doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas sea-
back at six to get the shop ready to the Shawnee pastor with a laugh.
open,” said Terry. Moreover, true to her Catholic
task done — whatever that task was —
you could be conﬁdent that it would get
Boeding, OSB, a former Donnelly
teacher. When Carroll’s children were
and done well. and grown, but the basic Call to Share
Prayer and Study, from way back in
son or Valentine’s Day — families
Not that she’s complaining. Terry faith, Terry consciously integrates Camp Openings 2008
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann readily admits she and David could the liturgical colors of each season or CAMP KATERI
accomplished and done well,” said well into grade school, she got a call 1975, still speaks the voice of the church This is never truer than in the case
have retired years ago, but the cou- feast day into her ﬂower arrange- (Entering grades 5 and 6)
Archbishop Naumann. “She has a great from Sister Damian. and the people in the pews,” she said. of the loss of a loved one.
ple genuinely enjoys their work and ments. Session 1: May 29-31 (boys and girls)
ability to follow through even difﬁcult “She knew my children were grow- “The ministries still surround those “Families calling in about a funer-
diocese. In part, due to her efforts, the has no intention of leaving yet. On Marian feast days, her Session 3: June 19-21 (boys only)
and complicated responsibilities.” ing, so she called to see if I would come needs expressed by the people.” al take our highest consideration,”
archdiocese has passed every Dallas “It’s really fun coming to work. arrangements are blue and white. A Session 4: June 30-July 2 (boys and
Msgr. Thomas Tank, archdiocesan in and help her in the Call to Share of- Carroll has a busy retirement conﬁrmed Terry. “The ones who
The shop is bright and colorful even combination of reds, yellows, and or-
vicar general, also praised Carroll’s ﬁce at the chancery,” said Carroll. “I charter compliance audit held. She also planned, most of it centered on her fam- have lost a child are especially hard girls)
led the establishment of the As For Me on dreary days, and the work is in- anges are used on the feast of Christ
three decades of service, which spanned came, I turned around, and now it’s 32 ily. She and her husband Mike plan to to handle, but you have to be strong Session 5: July 7-9 (boys and girls)
and My House anti-pornography pro- teresting — both because of the the King. And three large ﬂowers of
the administration of three archbishops. years later. And I’ve done a little bit of travel a lot, primarily to visit their chil- for them. Cost: $230
gram, which is now being implemented beautiful ﬂowers and the great peo- three different kinds are used for
“So much of her work has been be- everything.” dren and grandchildren in other states. “You can’t cry, even when there
by other dioceses across the country. ple we work with,” said Terry. Trinity Sunday.
hind the scenes, and therefore is not Eventually, she directed the She also plans to undertake graduate are times you want to.” CAMP TEKAKWITHA
A large part of her work as assistant But the Hahlens’ passion for ﬂow- The ﬂowers themselves are select-
quite as evident as others, but neverthe- Archbishop’s Call to Share program. She studies in philosophy and psychology, The entire ﬂoral business is, in (Entering grades 7 and 8)
to the archbishop and to the archdioce- ers — and service — does not stop at ed with even greater care, like the
less was very crucial to the services pro- was appointed as the ﬁrst director of ad- coordinate a support group for women fact, an emotion-laden business. Session 2: June 23-28 (boys only)
san chief executive ofﬁcer has been their shop doors. star-of-Bethlehem used in Christmas
vided through the archdiocese,” said ministrative services and human re- (which was part of the As For Me and Besides funerals, other big business Session 3: July 14-19 (boys only)
“other duties as directed.” These have They keep their parish church arrangements.
Msgr. Tank. sources in the history of the archdio- My House initiative), and substitute for ﬂorists revolves around anniver- Cost: $370
included the coordination of special blossoming with donated ﬂower “For Terry, the arrangement of
“Susan has a real sense of ministry, a cese. teach in Wyandotte County Catholic saries, births, and holidays.
events like the Jubilee 2000/150th an- arrangements worth $5,000 - $6,000 ﬂowers each week is a prayer,” said
real sense of a vocation — of service to When the church in the United States schools. She will also continue to facili- “Ordering ﬂowers has a strong CAMP TEKAKWITHA
niversary celebration, the installation of annually. And David designed and Father Hund. “The work of their
the church,” he added, “and she has was ﬁrst facing scandal in the wake of tate Virtus sessions and temporarily emotion attached to it, and each or-
built wooden bamboo stands for dis- hands is indeed a prayer and labor of (Entering grades 9-12)
manifested that with a very generous revelations of sexual misconduct, Archbishops James P. Keleher and serve as the Safe Environment program der and person is different. That
plays near the altar. love.” Session 1: June 2-7 (boys only)
and gentle spirit throughout her years Carroll helped launch and administer Joseph F. Naumann, and numerous coordinator. means each time we take a call we’re
“Whether it’s donating the Easter Cost: $380
of service.” the Virtus program and became the Safe archdiocesan pilgrimages to holy sites
Environment coordinator for the arch- around the world.
Carroll can trace the beginning of her
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Nadine (Rilinger) and George Mary (Piekarski) and Joseph Helen and Thomas Doyle, mem-
Hildegard (Taphorn) and Gerald
Christ the King
Garcia, members of Sacred Heart
Parish, Tonganoxie, celebrated their
bers of St. Ann
Lawrence mom spent nap times, odd hours composing
“Jerry” heard comments from visiting priests
Parish, Topeka, ding an- ed their 60th Continued from page 1
Pearl, mem- about the Mass’ beauty.
will celebrate niversary on wedding anniver-
bers of “Julie seems to have a spirit that is
their 50th wed- March 1 sary on Feb. 7. working on harmony and instrumentals
Immaculate open to God, and therefore what she
ding anniversary with an an- They have eight before the Mass’ debut on Holy Thursday
Conception composes comes from the Divine,” he
on April 12. The niversary children, ﬁve of last year.
Parish, St. said. “The community has been moved
couple was mar- party at the grandchildren For many years, Julie has had the de-
Marys, will by her addition to our worship.”
ried on April 12, Holidome and two great- sire to compose a Mass, but “never had
celebrate Julie said she felt the Holy Spirit with
1958, at St. Patrick Church, Corning. in Lawrence. The couple was married grandchildren. any real reason to do it and didn’t even
their 50th wedding anniversary with a her while she was composing. She equat-
Their children and their spouses are: on Feb. 27, 1958, in Oklahoma. Their know if I could do it,” she said. “There
renewal of their vows at 11 a.m. on April ed the prayer and growth of the music
Willie and Shirley Mergenmeier, St. children and their spouses are: John Agnes (Korte) and Edward was a time where it wasn’t going to hap-
13 at the church. A reception will be held with the feeling of anticipation mothers
Marys; Jan and Jim Hinterweger, and Mary Garcia, Stephen Garcia, and Wilper, members pen.”
for family and friends from 2:30-4:30 experience during pregnancy.
Lebo; Andy and Becky Mergenmeier, Kimberly Perry. They also have nine of St. Patrick Such as when Julie and her husband
p.m. at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Likewise, hearing the Mass performed
Montpelier, Va.; Sue and Mat Flach, grandchildren and three great-grand- Parish, Emerald, David’s four children — Eleanor, 10;
Center, 806 Nishnabe Trail, Rossville. — with all the voices and accompani-
Paxico; James Mergenmeier (de- children. celebrated their Amelia, 9; Luke, 6; and Caroline, 4 —
The couple was married on April 12, ment — for the ﬁrst time while rehears-
ceased); and Jacqueline Mergenmeier 60th wedding an- were very young. When Julie, a stay-at-
1958, at St. Gregory Church, Marysville. ing it with the choir was “like giving
(deceased). They also have 14 grand- Bernice (Giltner) and Donald niversary on home mom, began composing the Mass,
Their children and their spouses are: birth,” Julie said. “There was so much
children and two great-grandchildren. Stone, members of Blessed Sacrament March 30. The Caroline was 2 and Luke was still in
Johnny Pearl (deceased); Colleen love that was put into it. And so much
Their children will host a reception in Church, Kansas City, Kan., celebrated couple was mar- preschool, so time alone was in short
Monhollon and Jim Meyer, Rossville; vulnerability . . . especially the eucharis-
the couple’s honor at the Dover their 60th wedding anniversary on ried on March 30, supply.
Leaven photo by Jane Graves
Cathy Pearl, Manhattan; Christy and tic prayer.
Community Center on June 29. March 31. The couple was married on 1948, at Sacred “Sometimes they’d both nap and I’d
Dave Ronsse, St. Marys; Gerry Lou and
March 31, 1948, in Oceanside, Calif. A Heart Church, Emporia. Their children get an hour to do it. Sometimes it would Julie and David Dunlap, parents of (from left) Eleanor, Caroline, Luke and Amelia, had their hands “I was glad I was playing it, because
Dan Marstall, St. Marys; Mary and James
Robert and Zita (Hickman) family dinner was held on March 29 to are: Robert, Lawrence; Iona, be 10 or 15 minutes to sit down and full even before Julie started her composition. then I could kind of detach myself
Wurtz, Paxico; Ginger and Jerry Flach, enough to not blubber like an idiot.
Osterhaus, members of Holy Family celebrate. Their children and their spous- Manchester, Conn.; and Ralph (de- work out a part,” she said.
Paxico; Angie and Mark Leuthold, Because that’s the closest I’ll ever get to
Parish, Summerﬁeld, will celebrate their es are: Debbie and Frank Mance, Karen ceased). They celebrated with a dance Once Caroline began preschool, “I Thies, of Holy Cross Parish in Overland Julie and her husband are now pass-
Manhattan; and Michelle and Ryan consecration — to facilitate it with mu-
50th wed- and Robert Janes, David and Danielle for family and friends at the Garnett would have about an hour twice a week Park. They both sang in their parish ing that tradition of service on to their
Martin, St. Marys. They also have 17 sic.”
ding an- Stone, Stephanie Stone, and Donald D. VFW on March 30. to myself,” Julie said. “I just worked it choir, said Julie, who remembers spend- own children. Eleanor and Amelia both
grandchildren and six great-grandchil- And like bringing a new life into the
niversary on Stone Jr. They also have 10 grandchil- around whenever they didn’t need me.” ing “hours and hours” playing piano serve as cantors at Mass and also played
dren. The couple requests no gifts. world, said Julie, there is a sense of just
April 12. A dren and nine great-grandchildren. Ray and Mimi Wiggins, members Still, it wasn’t easy. while her dad rehearsed. a role in “Mass of Unending Joy.”
dinner for of Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park, “I explained to the choir the night be- Julie also credits her children’s choir It was their job, said Julie, to make being the instrument of a larger plan.
Donald and Kathryn Osburn, “You look at your baby and think, ‘I
family and Mary Louise (Schorfheide) and will celebrate their 70th wedding an- fore Holy Thursday that [my family] director at Holy Cross, Peggy Schrick, sure she was keeping her promise to
members of Sacred Heart Parish, couldn’t have created this beautiful baby
invited John Hanley niversary on April 9. The couple was hadn’t worn clean clothes in a really long with her longtime interest in liturgical Father Mulvany and keeping it easy to
Shawnee, will without the help of God and the Holy
guests is Bolin Jr., married in Maryville, Mo., on April 9, time,” Julie said. “That’s probably an ex- music. Schrick encouraged Julie by ar- sing.
celebrate their Spirit,’” Julie said. “To hear the choir sing
scheduled at the Axtell American Legion members of 1938. They will have a dinner party for aggeration, but the point is, some things ranging for her to play her ﬁrst Mass in Maureen Brogren, director of music at
60th wedding an- it — I thought they sounded beautiful —
Hall, with an open house to be held from Church of family and friends, hosted by their have to suffer. You can’t do everything the fourth grade. Corpus Christi, said the Mass deﬁnitely
niversary on April and the organ, and this year we added vi-
2 to 4 p.m., hosted by their children. The the Nativity, daughter and son-in-law, Sally and and do it all well.” “I wrote [the Mass] for Father Mick achieved its original intent.
4 at their home. olins to it . . . to hear all of that is just real-
couple was married April 10, 1958, at St. Leawood, Jerry Rowley. Although Julie studied human biology because he asked me to, but I gave it spe- “As a singer, it’s a very nice Mass,”
They have six ly humbling because it can’t come from a
Bridget Church, Axtell. Their children celebrated in college, she has provided piano ac- cial dedication to my parents and to Brogren said. “Singing is praying twice,
and spouses are: Rose and Marvin their 60th companiment at Mass since childhood, a Peggy Schrick, because they’re the ones so I think she’s outdone herself.”
and two great- ANNIVERSARY POLICY: The Leaven only “It had to come from the Holy Spirit.”
Bernasek, Beattie; Mike and Lori wedding anniversary on April 3. The way of contributing that she learned at who really allowed this to happen,” said Father Mulvany agreed that Julie’s ef-
grandchildren. prints 50, 60, 65 and 70th anniversary
Osterhaus, Beattie; James Osterhaus, couple was married on April 3, 1948, the feet of her parents, Ron and Mary Julie. forts were successful, and said he has
The couple was
Liberty; Linda and Doug Heinen, Axtell; at Blessed Sacrament Church, Kansas notices. Announcements are due by 5
married on April
Carol and Kent Kuckelman, Axtell; and City, Mo. They have seven children p.m. eight days (Thursday) before the de-
4, 1948, at St. Thomas Church, Pilot
Kathy and Jeff Haller, Manhattan. They and 19 grandchildren. sired publication date.
also have 20 grandchildren.
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What three words What has been What has been Unity, Kansas City, Parish: St. Francis Olathe Lenexa
best describe your favorite sub- your favorite sub- Kan. de Sales, Lansing What should a What best quali-
your fellow dea- ject of study? ject of study? How has your What should a person know be- fies you to be a
con candidates? Philosophy spirituality person know be- fore beginning deacon?
Old Testament and
Striving for holiness What or who has been your inspi- systematic theology changed since you began this fore beginning the deacon process? the deacon process? My desire to introduce and deepen peo-
What three words might they use ration through all this? What should a person know before process? If you feel called, apply. However, be pre- You need 20 - 40 hours a week to do this ples’ knowledge and experience of Christ.
to describe you? The Gospels. Seeing, and believing, and beginning the deacon process? Totally upside down. A complete new way pared to spend a lot of time studying and at- well and be fully ready for each class. Who is your favorite saint and
Farther to go attempting to live the life of Christ as seen of looking at my relationship with God. tending classes. It is a life-changing process. What or who has been your inspi- why? St. Francis of Assisi was a model of
That it is an everyday discernment process
and directed in the Gospels. and that prayer is an important part of this What or who has been your inspi- Who is your favorite saint and ration through all this? the life of the deacon, and he lived a life
process. ration through all this? My wife, fami- why? St. Stephen, first deacon of the John Paul II and his initial message to the of complete abandonment to Gospel
ly and my parish family, along with prayer. church and also the first martyr. world: “Be Not Afraid.” poverty.
JOHN J. TODOR
JOHN WEIST Age: 61
DEACON CANDIDATES Wife: Nancy
TAKE HISTORIC STEP
Career/Job: Engineering project
Attorney in private manager
law practice Parish: Ascension
Parish: St. Michael What has been
ANSAS CITY, Kan. — the demands of family, job and studies the most your favorite sub-
the Archangel in Archdiocesan history was made challenging aspect of the process so far.
Leawood ject of study?
on March 29 when Archbishop But they’ve also discovered unexpected bene- Old Testament
How has your Joseph F. Naumann installed 20 ﬁts in the program. The journey of deacon is not
spirituality What has been
deacon candidates as lectors dur- just an academic journey, but a spiritual pilgrim- the most difficult part of the
changed since you began this ing a Mass at Savior Pastoral age as well. The discernment process, they say,
Center here. has helped them to know themselves better. Learning so much in a short space of time
By way of analogy, before we began, I All parishes have laypersons who act as lectors, Moreover, they are growing closer to each oth-
was wading in a baby pool of spirituali- (12 hours a weekend)
but in the case of these 20 men, being er.
ty. Now, I’ve found my way to the “big” installed as a lector was another for- “They’re changing,” said Msgr.
pool, which is deep, beautiful, mysterious, Story by
challenging, refreshing, comforting and
mal step on the way to becoming a Applegate. “They’re doing well. JIM LAVIN
permanent deacon. JOE BOLLIG They’ve learned how to work with one Age: 44
The archdiocese formed its ﬁrst, another and what their talents are. Wife: D’Lise
Who is your favorite saint and 25-member class of deacon aspirants [The program] is having a noticeable Children: 2
why? in February 2006. For these men, it Photos by effect, and that’s what you want to see. Career/Job:
St. Paul: a tireless defender of the faith
and courageous in the face of tremendous
was the beginning of an intensive, JAY SOLDNER They’ve developed an esprit de corps.” Computer teacher
ﬁve-year program of study, prayer, Although the archdiocese has only Parish: Holy Spirit,
opposition. ministry, discernment, and spiritual one class of deacon candidates, the Overland Park
direction. Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has three, each What or who has
“It’s all very similar to what seminarians for at a different stage of study. One of the Missouri been your inspi-
the priesthood go through, but it’s done different- classes is taking instruction with the archdiocesan ration through all
ly for the deacons,” said Msgr. Gary Applegate, di- group. this?
MICHAEL rector of the diaconate program. “Seminarians are The archdiocese only had the capability of tak- My fellow candidates
PODREBARAC sent away to the seminary for an academic year. ing one group at a time, said Msgr. Applegate. Who is your favorite saint and
Age: 41 The deacon candidates can’t do that, so they have This one group, which follows the program devel- why? Blessed Damien for his service to
Wife: Dena to do everything in a [series of] compressed week- oped by St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, the outcasts on Moloka’i
Children: 4 ends for their academic studies.” Ind., will complete its ﬁve-year program before
Career/Job: The deacon candidates gather for study on the consideration is given to forming another group.
third weekend of every month, sometimes two But he has some advice for those with a possible
weekends in a row. These compressed sessions interest in becoming a deacon. MARK STUKEL
tant for liturgy Age: 42
Parish: St. run from 7 p.m. on Friday to noon Sunday. Over “We’re not taking names right now,” said Msgr.
Lawrence Center, the course of ﬁve years, they will complete 1,000 Applegate. “Volunteer in your parish and be open
University of Kansas clock hours of classroom time, in which they must to working in the ministries. Be involved in prayer
What best quali- take tests, write papers, and receive grades — just groups and seek your own spiritual director.
Parish: St. Michael
fies you to be a like seminarians or lay college students. Watch for announcements in The Leaven and by
the Archangel in
deacon? Most deacon candidates had found juggling your pastor.”
My aunt Sister Vivian Podrebarac, SCL, What has been
who was a consecrated religious your favorite sub-
Who is your favorite saint and ject of study?
why? St. Francis of Assisi who was a
ROAD TO Step One: Application
The potential deacon candidate makes
Step Two: Aspirancy to Candidacy
After additional evaluations, the aspirant is recommended for the four-year
Steps Three and Four: Acolyte and Lector Step Five: Ordination
After all class requirements are completed, final
While still a deacon candidate, the individual is installed as an What best qualifies you to be a
BECOMING A an application to the archdiocese. After candidacy program. Each spring the candidate goes through an evalua- acolyte and lector. He continues meeting with his spiritual director evaluations are done and the successful deacon deacon?
PERMANENT interviews, background checks and
evaluations, the individual is recom-
tion process that includes self-evaluation, academic evaluation, and evalu-
ation by the program director. These evaluations are compared to past
and pursuing his studies. Additionally, he participates in pastoral candidate is recommended for ordination. The first
deacon class is scheduled to complete studies in
My practice as a servant to my family.
services, such as working at Catholic Charities, working in hospi-
GEORGE KARNAZE DEACON mended for acceptance for aspirancy. evaluations and the candidate’s psychological report. tal or prison ministry, or serving in parish ministries. December 2010, with ordination in January 2011.
MICHAEL SCHRECK CHRIS SEAGO DON POOLE TOM MULVENON SCOTT MARRIOTT DANA NEARMYER Age: 51
Career/Job: Banker Age: 59 Age: 44
Age: 39 Age: 49 Age: 63 Age: 43 Wife: Carol
Parish: Immaculate Wife: Jan Wife: Dawn
Children: 4 Wife: Julia Wife: Judy Wife: Deborah Children: 2
Conception, Children: 2 Children: 2
Career/Job: Senior Children: 2 Children: 2 Children: 4 Career/Job: Nurse
Louisburg Career/Job: Career/Job: Deputy
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you began this What has been What should a
Overland Park What should a What has been Parish: Holy Trinity, What or who has
process? the most difficult person know be-
What has been person know be- your favorite sub- Lenexa been your inspi-
Through prayer, the Liturgy of the Hours part of the fore beginning
the most difficult fore beginning ject of study? What has been ration through all
and the Mass, I feel a closer relationship process? the deacon
part of the the deacon Scripture and system- your favorite sub- this? The holy men and women in my
with the Lord and the church. Giving up existing ministries to make time process?
process? process? atics ject of study? parish who give unselfishly to others
Who is your favorite saint and for added study and homework Prepare for long-term commitment and de-
Like all Catholics, balancing the demands To be open to the Holy Spirit wherever he What or who has been your inspi- Study of the Incarnation What best qualifies you to be a dea-
why? Dismas – the thief who showed the What best qualifies you to be a velop solid theological foundation in
of our faith, family and work. leads you. ration through all this? My wife, my What should a person know before con? An ernest desire to listen and serve
ultimate faith in asking Jesus to remember deacon? I am becoming qualified. I am Catholicism.
Who is your favorite saint and Who is your favorite saint and pastor and the people in my parish. beginning the deacon process? Who is your favorite saint and
him in paradise. The only saint other than bolstered by my desire to serve. What or who has been your inspi-
why? St. Peter, because he exemplifies why? St. Christopher, because I would That prayer, openness and humility are why? St. Therese and St. Francis — both
Mary that Christ himself stated that he ration through all this? Knowing and
what we can accomplish in serving God like to bear Christ to others. needed. surrendered to Jesus, and their intense love
would be in heaven. believing that I am doing God’s will.
despite our personal failings. for him.
10 NATION THE LEAVEN • APRIL 4, 2008 APRIL 4, 2008 • THE LEAVEN WORLD 11
BRIEFLY Educators Muslim BRIEFLY
Official outlines health care Official discusses Saudi king’s
reform principles must teach convert has idea to initiate dialogue
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Health
care reform has to compete for atten-
tion from Congress along with the eco-
students right to VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The im-
portance of marriage and the family
and the values needed to sustain fami-
nomic recession and the ongoing war
in Iraq, said a Catholic Health
Association ofﬁcial. “It will be a battle”
empathy express ideas ly life can be an appropriate starting
point for interreligious dialogue, said
an ofﬁcial of the Pontiﬁcal Council for
to keep health care needs for all B y J O H N SH A UG H N E SS Y the Family. Franciscan Father
B y CI N D Y W O O D E N
Americans on the front burner, said Gianfranco Grieco described as “inter-
Catholic News Service Catholic News Service
Jeff Tieman, director of CHA’s esting” Saudi Arabian King Abdullah
“Covering a Nation” initiative. He said Aziz’s idea to initiate a dialogue with
INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Daniel VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When
CHA’s efforts to reform the health care Muslims, Christians and Jews to de-
Pink, an author of books on the chang- Pope Benedict XVI welcomed into the
system in the United States are deﬁned fend the family, moral values and the
ing work world, told Catholic educa- Catholic Church a Muslim-born jour-
in its newly released reform initiative, importance of religion. While Saudi
tors March 27 at the National Catholic nalist often critical of Islam, it was not
“Our Vision for U.S. Health Care.” The Arabia is a strictly Islamic country
Educational Association convention a sign that the pope accepts everything
document establishes principles for re- where the public practice of any other
CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters
here they need to prepare students dif- the journalist believes, said the
form and proposes that a reformed sys- faith is illegal, King Abdullah an-
CNS photo/Janet Shelton, Florida Catholic
ferently to succeed in today’s work Vatican spokesman.
tem should be “available and accessi- POPE WAVES FROM POPEMOBILE — Pope Benedict XVI waves from the popemobile at nounced that he had been consulting
force. The Italian journalist, Magdi Allam,
ble to everyone” and pay “special at- PRIEST SINGS NATIONAL ANTHEM — Father Michael O'Brien, pastor of St. Justin Martyr Parish his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 26. A different Muslim religious leaders about the
In a keynote address during the “has the right to express his own ideas.
tention to the poor and vulnerable”; be in Seminole, Fla., center, sings the national anthem during a March 17 spring training baseball popemobile, also made by Mercedes-Benz, has left the Vatican and will be delivered by an possibility of inviting “all religions to
March 25-28 convention attended by They remain his personal opinions
oriented toward health and prevention game at Bright House Stadium in Clearwater, Fla. Father O'Brien, who has a lifelong love of air cargo company to the United States in time for the pope’s April 15-20 visit. sit together with their brothers, faith-
more than 7,000 educators, Pink said without in any way becoming the ofﬁ-
“with the goal of enhancing the health baseball, was getting ready to see the Philadelphia Phillies play. fully and sincerely, as we all believe in
the work environment is changing cial expression of the positions of the
status of communities”; be “sufﬁciently the same God” to discuss “the crisis all
from its one-time emphasis on “logi- pope or the Holy See,” said Jesuit
and fairly ﬁnanced”; allocate resources
in ways that are “transparent and con-
sensus-driven”; put patients at the cen-
cal, linear and spreadsheet-type abili-
ties” to more “artistry, empathy, inven-
tiveness and big-picture thinking.”
Baseball inspires homilies, Focus on meaning of Jesus’ Father Federico Lombardi.
Father Lombardi, the Vatican
spokesman, made his comments March
humanity is suffering in the current
time.” The institution of the family
has been “weakened and dismantled,”
ter of care, addressing “health needs at
all stages of life from conception to nat-
ural death”; and deliver care safely and
Jobs in America that once relied on
following a certain set of steps to per-
form are being outsourced to other
offers chance for evangelization resurrection, says pope 27 in response to a statement from Aref
Ali Nayed, a spokesman for the 138
a lack of faith and religious practice
has spread and “there is a lack of
ethics, loyalty and sincerity,” he said.
Muslim scholars who initiated the
effectively and with the “greatest possi- B y CI N D Y W O O D E N himself for us,” the pope said. “But
countries where they can be per- B y D E N I SE O ’ TO O L E K E L L Y to share their stories with schoolchild- Common Word dialogue project in
formed more cheaply, he said. Catholic News Service ren and others. Catholic News Service only his resurrection is sure proof, the October and who established the Shanghai launches activities
To prepare students for the changing certainty that what he afﬁrmed is true
Catholic agency forms teams work force, he said educators need to
But it also presents the challenge of
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While and that it is valid for us, is valid for all
Catholic-Muslim Forum for dialogue
with the Vatican in early March.
to mark arrival of Catholicism
ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — With the meeting the spiritual needs of Catholic
to respond to murders put more focus on developing those spring training ﬁeld for Major League players, coaches and team staffers who Jesus’ death shows the depths of his
love for humanity, it is his resurrection
While the Resurrection is celebrated
Father Lombardi said baptism is a SHANGHAI, China (CNS) — The
Shanghai Diocese has launched a se-
“right brain” skills where a person’s cre- Baseball’s newest team right across the have crushingly busy schedules. recognition that the person entering
OAKLAND, Calif. (CNS) — For ativity and humanity make a difference. that proves he is the Son of God, Pope every Sunday all year long, he said, the the church “has freely and sincerely ries of activities to mark the 400th an-
street, it’s no wonder the sport would “Baseball’s schedule is not very for-
Oakland families and friends jarred by Above all, students need to learn Benedict XVI said. church asks Catholics to focus on its accepted the Christian faith in its fun- niversary of the arrival of Catholicism
ﬁnd its way into a homily at St. John giving for any faith, but I’ve been able
the violent death of a young loved one, empathy, he said, describing it as “the The pope used his March 26 weekly meaning and rejoice over it more in- damental articles” as expressed in the in the region. The celebration will
the Evangelist Parish in Viera. to hit Mass a couple of times here on
Catholic Charities of the East Bay’s ability to stand in someone’s shoes, to general audience to underline the im- tensely in the days immediately fol- creed. trace the development of Catholicism
“It was so funny. Our ﬁrst Sunday Saturdays and it has been fantastic,”
Crisis Response Support Network feel with their hearts and see with portance of celebrating the 50-day lowing Easter. “Of course, believers are free to in the diocese, Auxiliary Bishop
here, the pastor (Father Lawrence M. said Nationals left-handed pitcher
stands at the ready with its “ministry their eyes.” Easter season. “All the liturgies of the Easter sea- maintain their own ideas on a vast Joseph Xing Wenzhi told the Asian
Olszewski) compared the spirit of Lent John Lannan, a parishioner at St. Mary
of presence.” Within an hour after the “Think of how empathy-centered St. Peter’s Square was still decorat- son sing the certainty and joy of the range of questions and problems on church news agency UCA News. He
with spring and spring training. He of the Isle Parish at home in Long
Oakland Police Department calls to many of your schools are. Think about ed with some of the tulips, daffodils, resurrection of Christ,” he said. which legitimate pluralism exists said the events would highlight the
said how similar they are because it’s a Beach, N.Y.
notify them of a homicide, the net- the Christian-Catholic teaching. Think pansies and blossoming trees that were Faith in the Resurrection is what among Christians,” he said. life of the ﬁrst Catholic in Shanghai,
new start for everyone, including the Father Tom Anastasia of St.
work’s crisis counselors go to the crime of the life of Jesus and how it’s really a set up for the pope’s Easter morning makes Christianity what it is and gives “Welcoming a new believer into the Xu Guangqi, the values he embraced
ball club,” said Washington Nationals Clement Parish in Plant City is an avid
scene, the hospital or the family home, lesson in empathy. Empathy makes the Mass. An estimated 30,000 people at- Christians the strength to live in hope, church clearly does not mean espousing through his faith, and how he evange-
spokesman John Dever. baseball fan. Distance and his role as
said project director Millie Burns. world a better place,” he added. tended the audience, which was the pope said. all that person’s ideas and opinions, es- lized among family, friends and col-
His team has played spring training pastor kept him from more often tak-
Oakland has had 30 homicides so far Pink said the changing work world marked by brief sprinkles of rain. “Isn’t it the certainty that Christ is pecially on political and social matters.” leagues. Bishop Xing, 44, said he
games at Space Coast Stadium since its ing the 40-mile trip to Clearwater to
this year; many of the murder victims is reﬂected in some medical schools The pope told the crowd, “Death risen that gives courage and prophetic Nayed questioned the pope’s deci- hopes local Catholics will learn from
inaugural season in 2005. St. John’s enjoy his front-row seats for the
have been young people. “We are where students are getting part of was not sufﬁcient to demonstrate that audacity and perseverance to the mar- sion to baptize Allam March 22 during Xu’s example of evangelizing to his
Parish Life Center, where Masses are Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House
there to comfort, to provide answers, their training in art museums to help Jesus was really the Son of God, the tyrs of every age?” he asked. the globally televised Easter Vigil from family ﬁrst. Catholics today are less
celebrated, opened last year. Network Stadium.
to help with procedural matters and to them develop their observational and expected Messiah.” It is possible to meet the risen St. Peter’s Basilica. spiritually fervent and family-orient-
The Nationals were one of 18 major “One of the beautiful things in
give intensive support” to relatives, diagnostic skills in hopes of helping Hundreds of people over the course Christ, as did the women who encoun- “It is sad that the intimate and per- ed, he said, which poses a challenge
league teams that played their presea- spring training is there are no losers
friends and classmates, Burns told The them be more caring doctors. of history have dedicated their lives to tered Jesus as they went to visit his sonal act of a religious conversion is for the church. When young Chinese
son games in ﬁve of Florida’s seven unless someone gets hurt,” Father
Catholic Voice, newspaper of the He also pointed out that two-thirds doing good and to bringing justice, the tomb and the apostles who met him on made into a triumphalist tool for scor- Catholics seek a spouse, few make
dioceses this year. Anastasia told the Florida Catholic,
Oakland Dicoese. The program began of the incoming students at a presti- pope said. But “they died and re- the road to Emmaus, the pope said. ing points,” Nayed said. “It is sad that ﬁnding a Catholic partner their ﬁrst
The presence of the teams and their newspaper for six dioceses. “The
in April 2007, Burns said, with funds gious engineering college were accept- mained dead,” he said. “The Lord is walking alongside us the particular person chosen for such a priority, he said. The bishop said he
fans does more than inspire homilies young guys are playing harder to get a
from Oakland’s violence prevention ed in part because of their ability to “The death of the Lord demon- and he explains the Scriptures” and highly public gesture has a history of also hopes priests, nuns and laypeo-
and bolster attendance in nearby job; the veterans are looser and signing
bill, known as Measure Y. It focuses on play a musical instrument, which re- strates the immense love with which shares himself in the breaking of the generating, and continues to generate, ple will deepen their spirituality and
parishes. It offers opportunities for autographs. . . . The whole environ-
Oakland homicides where the victims ﬂected their diverse talents and artistic he loved us, going so far as to sacriﬁce bread, he said. hateful discourse.” intensify evangelization efforts.
game-day fundraising and evangeliza- ment is very much fan-friendly. It’s a
are age 30 or younger. interests. tion, and for allowing Catholic players great pastime.”
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town Shawnee. Call The Top Shop, Inc., at
doors, windows, siding, screens. Plumbing:
faucet, garbage disposals, toilets. Electrical:
REAL ESTATE St. Joseph Parish, 307 Iowa, Olpe,
(785) 478-4000. All entries must be re-
ceived by April 7.
Egypt is also available. For a brochure,
call (816) 444-5406.
in Kansas is seeking an experienced of budgets and the ability to maintain regula- (816) 898-8685 or (913) 962-5058. switches, outlets, ceiling fans, light ﬁxtures. Legends area open house - 707 will host its spring festival from 3 - 6:30
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on its senior leadership team. The successful essary. Requirements include: a degree in so- Bankruptcy - When debt becomes garden tilling and mulching. Serving 1 - 4 p.m. on March 30. Call Suzie, begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Knights of
Columbus Hall. Tickets cost: $8 for adults;
in English and Spanish is available at the Retreats
candidate will work closely with the execu- cial work, human service or related ﬁeld; at overwhelming, seek professional help. Johnson County. Call Tim at (913) 859- Coldwell Banker Dreiling, at (913) 208- Keeler Women’s Center, 2220
tive director and program directors to devel- least 3 years experience in management Experienced, compassionate Catholic attor- 0471. 2873. $3 for children ages 6 - 10; and $1 for Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Spirituality of Recovery will be
op and implement strategic community rela- and staff supervision; and excellent written ney Teresa Kidd. For a conﬁdential, no children under 6. Carryouts will be avail- Counseling is offered in partnership with held from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. on April 13 at
tions and fundraising plans that will provide and verbal skills, including ability to work obligation consultation, call (913) 422- FOLEY’S LAWN CARE Walk to Holy Spirit Church and able. Catholic Charities; the fee is based on a the Sanctuary of Hope Retreat
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northeast Kansas. This position will be re- Irene Caudillo, Catholic Charities of * Landscape Maintenance * W. 101st Terr., Overland Park. By appt.; ride, it’s time for the ultimate senior prom! ods. To schedule an appointment, call tuality can help in the recovery from all
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to Recess dinner dance and auc-
all external communications; assisting with
research and writing of public and private
to: firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. occasion cakes. Call (913) 963-5413, or
visit the Web site at: www.cakesbyjoe.com.
(913) 825-4353 VACATION tion, beneﬁting the Central City School Religious events
preciated. For information or to register,
call (913) 321-4673.
grant requests; and maintaining donor Financial representative - Due to Odd jobs - College student looking for Bahamas beachfront condo - Fund on April 11 at the Downtown
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have demonstrated success in fundraising sentative in the Topeka area. This position is references. Call Cheryl after 10 a.m. at refurnishment and house painting. Johnson ly remodeled condo that sleeps four. an invitation, please call (816) 756-1858, chapel with a special Mass and recep- Spirituality Retreat,” from 7 p.m. on
and managing a team of development pro- ideal for a determined, high-energy, high- (913) 669-2328 or (913) 766-1813. County. Call Josh at (913) 709-7230. $125/night; $750/week. Local owner will ext. 526. tion at 11:30 a.m. on April 5. All are in- April 18 to 1 p.m. on April 20 at the
fessionals; and should also exhibit good expectation, professional, self-disciplined, rent to mature adults and families. Visit the vited to attend. Sophia Center, 751 S. 8th St.,
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send letter of interest and resume to: OMNI ers, yet earn a better than average income. housekeeping and more. Retired nurse, 25 - Basements, garages, attics and shop or send an e-mail to: coralbeach1602@ py hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. on April A Mass to commemorate the 150th tion or to register, call (913) 360-6165.
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Mortgage default counselor - Caregiver - Available weekends, Call Tillar Swalm at (913) 375-9115. $100/night; $600/week. Call Joe e-mail to: email@example.com. are invited to attend. Father Bill McEvoy, a 5000 in Topeka, or visit the Web site at:
Catholic Charities of Kansas City - St. Director - For St. Matthew Preschool nights and part time during the week. Will Frederick at (913) 385-5589. former SCL student, will be the principal www.neksme.org.
Sacred Heart Parish,
Joseph seeks experienced mortgage default and Child Care Center. Join the excitement provide care for children and the elderly. HOME IMPROVEMENT Tonganoxie, will host a casino night
celebrant. A reception will follow in the
counselor for the Kansas City/St. Joseph
area. Knowledge of credit and lending
in our newly renovated facility. Assist with
the design and curriculum development. A
Shopping, cooking and cleaning.
Reasonable rates, excellent references. Call STA (Sure Thing Always) Home
WANTED TO BUY fundraiser on April 12 at 7 p.m. in the
family center cafeteria. For information,
call Sister Marie Loretta Modrcin at (913) Support Groups
processes required. Bachelor’s degree and bachelor’s degree in ECE, Elem. Ed. or re- Pam at (913) 579-5276. Repair - Basement ﬁnish, bathrooms and parish center, Highway 24/40 and 321-1958.
two years experience working with low- lated ﬁeld is required. Position manages full- kitchens; interior & exterior repairs: paint- ***ANTIQUES WANTED*** Washington St. The suggested donation is The Family Ties Ministry (families
income clientele required. Must have excel- time child care, preschool, after-school care Caregiving - We provide personal as- ing, rooﬁng, siding, wood replacement and Postcards, old photos, military items, $25. You must be at least 21 years of age The Legion of Mary, Spouse of tied together through adoption and infertili-
lent communication skills, organizational and summer camp for preschool and school- sistance, companionship, care manage- window glazing. Call for free estimates. trains, coins, watches jewlery, political but- or older to attend. the Holy Spirit Curia, will hold its annu- ty) at Good Shepherd Parish,
skills, be detail-oriented and a problem age children. Submit letter and resume by ment, and transportation to the elderly and Cell: (913) 579-1835; phone: (913) 491- tons, signs, old toys and banks, Red Wing al ACIES ceremony at 3 p.m. on April 6 Shawnee, will host a free educational
solver. Knowledge of computers and soft- April 15 to: St. Matthew Parish, 2700 S.E. disabled in home, assisted living and nurs- 5837; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. crocks, Indian rugs, sterling silverware. A dinner and dance featuring music at the Savior Pastoral Center chapel, program entitled, “Finding your birth-
ware programs (database experience, Virginia, Topeka, KS 66605. ing facilities. We also provide respite care Member of Holy Trinity Church, Lenexa. Call Chris (913) 642-8269. by Don Lipovac will be held on April 13 in 12601 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, parents; being found by your birth
Microsoft Ofﬁce) required. This is a contract for main caregivers needing some personal the Holy Family Hall, 513 Ohio, Kan. The ceremony will include a rosary, child,” at noon on April 13 in the social
work position. Please send resume to: Teachers - Sacred Heart of Jesus time. Call Daughters & Company at EL SOL Y LA TIERRA Kansas City, Kan. Dinner will be served consecration to Mary, Benediction and a hall, 12800 W. 75th St. Lunch and
email@example.com, or to Catholic School, Shawnee, is seeking a middle (913) 341-2500 and speak with Andrea, * COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL ENTERTAINMENT from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., followed by danc- homily by Father James Gordon, FSSP. babysitting will be provided. To register,
Charities, 1112 Broadway, Kansas City, school science and a middle school lan- Sara or Gary. * LAWN RENOVATION ing. All proceeds will beneﬁt the Holy Refreshments will follow. All are invited to call Bernadine Asher in the Caring Ministry
MO 64105, Attention: Tammy Clary. guage arts teacher. Interested applicants * MOWING Disc jockey - For your wedding, kolos, Family Church fuel fund. The cost is attend. ofﬁce at (913) 631-7357, ext. 4.
should call (913) 422-5520, or send an e- Need help caring for Mom or * CLEAN-UP AND HAULING nightclubs, corporate parties, teenage cele- $17.50 per person. For reservations or in-
Secretary/IT and Web support - mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dad? We provide in-home support with a * DIRT GRADING/INSTALLATION brations, holiday parties, sock-hops, ethnic, formation, call Dolores Ruffolo at (913) The Holy Women series for April A grief support group will meet
The ofﬁce of administrative services for the variety of personal care and household func- * LANDSCAPE DESIGN birthdays, holiday parties, hip-hop/rap, 491-6477, JoAnn Lipovac at (913) 299- will feature a presentation by Bishop from 7 - 8:30 p.m. for six weeks beginning
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas is Principal - St. Mary School, Ponca tions to keep seniors safe and active at * FREE ESTIMATES golden oldies. Member of St. Therese 2792, or Richard Schutte at (913) 724- Raymond Boland on “St. Joan of Arc: From April 17 at Catholic Charities, 9720
seeking qualiﬁed applicants for a secre- City, Okla., is seeking a principal who will home. For as little as $50 per week, we can HABLAMOS Y ESCRIBIMOS Parish, KCMO. Call Zepster’s A to Z Party 2388. Heretic to Saint” from 1 - 3 p.m. on April W. 87th St., Overland Park. To reserve
tary/IT desktop and Web support position. be both an academic and a faith leader. provide extra support for your loved ones, INGLES!! DJ’s at (816) 741-4777. 10 at the Keeler Women’s Center, a space, call (913) 909-1067.
This team member will support a very active St. Mary School enrolls approximately 150 or help you get a “night off” from your daily Call Lupe at (816) 252-3376. 2220 Central Avenue, Kansas City,
ofﬁce operation and should have experi- students in preschool through eighth grade. caregiving responsibilities. Call Beneﬁts Miscellaneous Kan. To register, call (913) 906-8990, or The Postpartum Resource Center
ence with IT desktop support, networking, Applicant must be a practicing Catholic; of Home - Senior Care at (913) 422- visit the Web site at: www.mountosb.org. of Kansas, in conjunction with the
Web site development, support staff skills, have a master’s degree in educational ad- 1591. FOR RENT The Serra Club invites all men of the Keeler Women’s Center, will offer a
and demonstrated written and verbal com- ministration, a related ﬁeld, or be working archdiocese to pray with them to increase support group for pregnant women and
TOWN & COUNTRY
munication skills. High energy, highly moti- toward such a degree; and have a minimum Metro Johnson County only - Apartment for rent - 1 BR, nice. vocations to the priesthood and religious moms of babies, ages birth - 12 months,
life. Meetings are held at noon on every
vated, and the ability to manage many tasks of three years teaching experience, prefer- Custom-made overlay stained-glass win- $495, 1 yr. lease. 10911 W. 59th Terr., who are experiencing emotional difﬁculty.
at one time are all pluses. Applicants must ably in a Catholic school. Salary is based dows or door-side window panels. Adds pri- Shawnee. Near St. Joseph Parish. View at: second and fourth Wednesday of the Rosaries and More will sponsor a The group will meet from 1:30 - 3 p.m. on
be active church members. Applications on qualiﬁcations and experience. Position is vacy, beauty and insulation. Call Ed at www.shawnee-rentals.com. Call (913) 649- month at the Hilton Garden Inn, 520 pilgrimage to Fatima, Avila, Loyola, and Mondays at the Keeler Women’s
may be requested via e-mail at: archkck@ available June 1. To apply, contact the (913) 648-0099. Reasonable. 7596. Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For Lourdes from Oct. 14 - 23. The cost of Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas
archkck.org. Resumes can be mailed to: Ofﬁce of the Superintendent, P.O. Box Clean, Reliable, On-time Old information, contact Jim Conrad at (913) $2995 per person includes round-trip air- City, Kan. For information or to register,
Catholic Church Ofﬁces, Administrative 32180, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; call Electrician - Free estimates; reasonable REAL ESTATE Fashioned Service 432-4162, John Muehlberger at (913)
441-5061, or Bill Peters at (913) 894-
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Services, 12615 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas (405) 721-4202; or send an e-mail to: rates. JoCo and southern KC metro area. Servicing So. Johnson County Kansas fast and dinner. An optional extension is
City, KS 66109; fax to (913) 721-1577; or email@example.com. Call Pat at (913) 963-9896. Overland Park ranch home for Since 1990 6967. available to Medjugorje from Oct. 23 - 27 “Finding a New Normal,” a grief
send via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. rent - 10205 W. 89th Terr. 4 BR, 3 BA, “We still brush your FIRST coat!” for an additional $1095 per person. Call support seminar, will be held from 9 -
SERVICES House painting - Interior and exterior; updated throughout. Hardwood ﬂoors on Would you like to help troubled preg-
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Director of administrative services wallpaper removal. 20 years experience. main ﬂoor, with tile in kitchen and baths. Services Include: Wood Rot Repair Charities, 9720 W. 87th St., Overland
- Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee, has an Bulk mulch - $35 to $42 per cubic Reasonable rates. References. Call Joe at New carpeting in family room, ﬁnished Window & Garage Door emergency service offering positive alterna- Father Ric Halvorson, pastor of St. Park. For information or to register, call
immediate full-time opening for the position yard. Free weekend and evening delivery, (913) 620-5776. bsmt. with TV room and 4th BR. New dish- Replacement tives to abortion, is seeking volunteers. Dominic in Holton, and St. Francis Xavier (913) 621-5090, ext. 2016.
of director of administrative services. within 20 miles, with 3 yd. minimum pur- washer; energy efﬁcient siding and win- Women and men to answer the hotline in Mayetta, will host a pilgrimage to
Decks & Finished Basements
Qualiﬁed applicants will have successful chase. Call Joe Keehn at (913) 449-9848, Machine quilting - by Jenell Noeth, dows; fenced yard and garage. Just two calls, run pregnancy tests, and befriend Italy from Nov. 3 - 14. The cost of $3275 The My House Men’s Group pro-
management experience, with HR and com- or send an e-mail to: email@example.com. Basehor. Also, quilts made to order. Call blocks from grade school. Holy Trinity mothers in crisis are especially needed. A per person, based on double occupancy, vides a Catholic focus on prayer and ac-
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puter networking skills a plus. Strong com- (913) 724-1837. Parish. $1395/mo. Call (913) 648-5015. training session will be held at the includes: RT airfare from Kansas City, daily countability in the battle for sexual pu-
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environment. Please send resume via e-mail able work. St. Joseph Parish member. Call Sacred Heart, Shawnee, parishioners. Call dinners, and guided sightseeing. For infor- anonymous teleconference line. If
to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or House cleaning - JoCo and WyCo The Top Shop, Inc., at (816) 898-8685 or (913) 927-3804. The Hayden High School baseball mation or to register, call (913) 422-4141. you are ready to take a stand with other
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14 COMMENTARY THE LEAVEN • APRIL 4, 2008 APRIL 4, 2008 • THE LEAVEN LOCAL NEWS 15
MARK MY WORDS
Archbishop’s Call to Share exceeds goal
MOST REVEREND JOSEPH F. NAUMANN
May I ask you a question? KANSAS CITY, Kan. — While many
charities are struggling in a sagging local
economy, the Archbishop’s Call to Share
nomic uncertainty to make a donation.
The gifts are manifestations of the faith
of the Catholics in the archdiocese and
than in previous years.
“With God’s continued blessings we
now expect to exceed last year’s total
fund is intended to make it possible to
continue to fund ministries should future
Call to Share appeals fail to make their
id you know that Christmas will He answered, “I couldn’t help it. It our physical world, imagine how deep (ACTS) not only met, but exceeded its their desire to share in the ministries of pledges as the campaign continues goal. We commend our leadership for
REVEREND MARK GOLDASICH, STL
be celebrated “late” this year? was because of my mother. She had a and numerous are those about the $3.5 million goal in a record seven the church, making the love of Jesus tan- through the remainder of 2008.” this prudent foresight to help ensure
When I posed this question deep appreciation for the search for spiritual world. Easter is a season to do weeks. gible and real in communities through- “Every gift is needed and appreciat- funding of the important ministries that
Associate Editor to the folks at Mass this past Monday the truth. And every single day when I some exploring and discovery; it’s a The annual appeal raised more than out the archdiocese.” ed,” she added. “There are numerous depend on ACTS to fulﬁll their mission.”
ANITA McSORLEY morning, it sure did get their atten- came home from school, she would ask time to learn something new. $4.3 million in 2007, collecting 96 The Archdiocese of Kansas City in ways that parishes are impacted by At this time, seven regions of the arch-
email@example.com tion. On that day, March 31, we me, ‘Did you ask any good questions Regular readers of this column percent of the amount pledged, Kansas serves 21 counties in north- ACTS; many of these activities would not diocese and more than 70 parishes have
marked the solemnity today?’” (Adapted know that I’m the guru of gadgets and with a similar outcome antici- east Kansas with approximately exist without generous gifts.” exceeded their goals and thus will re-
Senior Reporter of the Annunciation. from Brian gewgaws. When Lent began, I ordered pated in 2008. 200,000 Catholics. The arch- The annual appeal needs to exceed ceive a rebate of 50 percent of every dol-
JOE BOLLIG Normally, the FATHER Cavanaugh’s “Sower’s an item that arrived just in time for “I am very grateful to bishop’s annual appeal is the the goal in order to fully fund archdioce- lar raised over their goal to be used for
firstname.lastname@example.org Annunciation is on
MARK Seeds of Easter. It’s called a Kindle; it’s an elec- everyone who has primary source of funds san ministries because one-half of dona- parish purposes.
March 25 but, because Encouragement.”) tronic reader produced by Amazon, prayed for the success of for 44 ministries of the tions raised in excess of parish goals are Donors who contribute $1,000 or
Production Manager that date fell during GOLDASICH Many times in life the huge online retailer. the Archbishop’s Call to Share and to the archdiocese, grouped into categories that returned to parishes in the form of re- more, added Knopf, or indicate that their
TODD HABIGER what is known as the we fall into such a rut The Kindle is a bit larger and heavier one-third of our archdiocesan house- include clergy, education, charity and bates. If ACTS exceeds the actual amount gift is one percent of their annual in-
email@example.com octave (or eight days) that we fail to appreci- than a standard paperback book, but can holds who have already made a sacriﬁ- pastoral needs. budgeted for archdiocesan ministries, come, are eligible for membership in the
of Easter, it got ate the mysteries and hold over 200 titles. With this device, I cial gift to this year’s campaign,” said “The generosity of our faith communi- this could allow Call to Share to provide Crosier Society, a group honored with a
Advertising Representative “bumped” this year to the ﬁrst avail- wonders of our faith, our lives and our have immediate access to well over Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann. ty is humbling,” said Lesle M. Knop, exec- greater support to the ministries, such as special brunch and Mass with the arch-
JENNIFER SIEBES able “free day” on the church’s calen- world in general. Questions can be a 100,000 titles. Most dangerous — ﬁnan- “I am constantly ediﬁed and inspired utive director of the archdiocesan ofﬁce scholarships at Catholic schools, and to bishop on the Sunday before
firstname.lastname@example.org dar, which happened to be last doorway into deeper knowledge. cially — is that any one of these books by the goodness and generosity of the of stewardship and development. “We plan for future needs. Thanksgiving.
Monday. Think there are no mysteries in life? can be purchased and downloaded wire- people of the archdiocese,” he added. are experiencing an increase in the “Last year, the Clergy Advisory For more information about the
Reporter So, what does this have to do with Let this humorous e-mail of silly ques- lessly right to the Kindle in under a “This year’s theme for ACTS 2008 is amount of the average pledge, as well as Committee was able to set aside approxi- Archbishop’s Call to Share, call (913)
KARA HANSEN Christmas? Well, the Annunciation, tions make you ponder a bit. Here are minute. It also has a built-in dictionary faith. It takes a great deal of faith during an increase in the number of donors and mately $170,000 to fund a Call to Share 647-0325 or visit the Web site at: www.
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womb, is celebrated exactly nine • Can you cry under water? paragraph above). An added bonus is
months before Christmas. I ﬁgured if • How important does a person that my housekeeper and my book-
we weren’t celebrating the have to be before they are considered shelves will appreciate a reduction in the
Intern Annunciation until March 31, maybe assassinated instead of just murdered? number of actual physical books that
Seán T.D. Kane that would delay Christmas until Dec. • Why do you have to “put your two come into my house!
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as usual. But a number of parishioners • What disease did cured ham actu- gram or feature, a new route home from
Archbishop Edward O’Meara Award Winner came up after Mass on March 31 and ally have? school or work. Spiritually, do some-
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
said that they never really connected • How is it we put a man on the thing fresh as well: Engage in a new
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THE GOSPEL TRUTH
THIRD WEEK OF EASTER
Jesus turns the tables on his unsuspecting disciples
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER Third Sunday of Easter Artwork and tradition frequently Jesus takes the role of host and turns
Acts 2: 14, 22-33; Ps 16: 1-2, 5, 7-11; 1 Pt 1: 17-21; Lk 24: 13-35 suggest that second option, in showing the two disciples into guests.
Lk 24: 13-35 the two disciples stopping at an inn for In the relationship between host
usiness or pleasure? That ques- supper in the evening and inviting the and guest, the host holds the upper
John Baptist de la Salle, priest
Acts 6: 8-15; Ps 119: 23-24, 26-27, 29-30; Jn 6: 22-29
B tion often greets a person going
on a trip in our day and age.
However, at the time of
stranger, who is Jesus in disguise, to
join them. That is certainly a possibili-
hand; he has control of the situation.
In ﬂip-ﬂopping the roles of host and
guest, Jesus has taken control of the
Jesus, travel presented But it is worth- situation. The two disciples thought
many more dangers than while to explore the that they were in charge. But Jesus re-
it does now.
FATHER ﬁrst option — that veals to them that he is in charge. He is
One would only travel the two disciples Lord.
Acts 7:51 - 8:1a; Ps 31: 3cd-4, 6, 7b, 8a, 17, 21ab;
Jn 6: 30-35
for serious reasons. It STUBBS have returned to At that moment, he also reveals to
was always business, their home in them that he is the risen Lord: “With
never pleasure. On the Emmaus. that their eyes were opened and they
April 9 surface, Sunday’s Gospel After all, their invi- recognized him.”
Wednesday story about the two disciples on the tation to Jesus goes beyond the offer of A similar dynamic takes place when
Acts 8: 1b-8; Ps 66: 1-3a, 4-7a; Jn 6: 35-40 road to Emmaus, Lk 24:13-35, may a meal. They say to him, “Stay with we celebrate the Eucharist. We assume
sound like a springtime stroll through us.” That means a bed to sleep in that that we are in charge. After all, we
April 10 the countryside on a Sunday after- night. That suggests that the two disci- built the church. We pay for the elec-
Thursday noon. But there is more to it than that. ples have arrived home and are invit- tricity to turn on the lights. We bring
Acts 8: 26-40; Ps 66: 8-9, 16-17, 20; Jn 6: 44-51 The Gospel reading designates ing Jesus to stay in their house. They up the gifts of bread and wine. We in-
Emmaus, a village on the outskirts of are not offering to pay for a room at vite Jesus to be our guest.
April 11 Jerusalem, as the destination, but does the local inn. But then he switches the roles. He
not provide the reason why the disci- In any case, the two disciples are as- takes the bread, blesses it, breaks it
Stanislaus, bishop, martyr
ples were making that journey. Was it suming the role of hosts. The unnamed and gives it to us. Our eyes are opened
Acts 9: 1-20; Ps 117: 1bc, 2; Jn 6: 52-59 their home, to which they were return- stranger, who turns out to be Jesus, is and we recognize him as the Lord. He
ing after the failure of their master’s their guest. is the host, who has invited us to the
April 12 mission? Or, were they taking shelter But when they sit down for supper, banquet of life. He is the one in charge.
Saturday there — only temporarily — to escape Jesus switches the roles: “He took
Acts 9: 31-42; Ps 116: 12-17; Jn 6: 60-69 any fallout from their master’s execu- bread, said the blessing, broke it, and Father Stubbs is the pastor of
tion? The Gospel reading never says. gave it to them.” In taking the bread, St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lansing.
16 LOCAL NEWS THE LEAVEN • APRIL 4, 2008
Teachers at St. Michael the Archangel School are seeing double these days
with an extraordinary number of twins and triplets in the school
By KARA HANSEN
EAWOOD — Teachers at
St. Michael the Archangel
School here are seeing
double — sometimes
No, they haven’t been
sampling the Communion wine.
Multiple sets of multiples abound at
this parish school, where there are
four sets of triplets and 12 sets of
twins in grades kindergarten through
There are ﬁve sets of twins and one
set of triplets in the third grade alone.
“In 30 years of education, I’ve nev-
er seen this many sets of multiples in
one school,” said Michael Cullinan,
principal of St. Michael the Archangel
Fortunately, many of the kids are
fraternal twins or triplets, making it
easier for the staff to tell them apart.
On further acquaintance, said
Cullinan, it’s not hard at all to tell one
“Once you get to know them,” he
said, “they each have such distinct
personalities. It makes them stand
And if they’ve had little luck trying
to fool their teachers and classmates,
some have had better luck combining
forces with their siblings on what is
being taught in the classroom.
Madeline Dercher, a twin, ﬁnds
learning easier with an extra set of
eyes and ears in the classroom.
“If one of us didn’t understand
something at school,” she explained,
“the other one can help with what we
Twin Mitchell Neunuebel agreed.
“It’s easier to get work done be-
cause you can help each other,” he
Although in the same grade, most
of the siblings are assigned to differ-
ent classes. So even though they cover
the same general curriculum, they are
exposed to different teaching styles
“It’s been really interesting to see
how teachers do things differently,
even covering the same topic,” said
Jolie Pierce, mother to twins Joseph
Pierce said having so many multi-
ples at one school means parents like
her enjoy a ready-made network of
folks who understand the unique chal-
lenges of raising a set of multiples.
“It’s really nice to have that built-in
support and be able to compare sto-
ries,” she said.
At the end of the day, the kids will
tell you that the best part of being a
twin or triplet is having someone to
play with, even after school is over
and friends have gone home.
St. Michael the Archangel’s picture-perfect third-grade multiples at left, take a walk on the
“It’s really fun because you have wild side in the photo above. The Leawood school’s multiple multiples include: (from left) top
someone to play with all the time. row: Bennett Austin, Genevieve Austin; second row: Matthew Dercher, Brad Bush; third row:
You’re never lonely,” said Madeline Madeline Dercher, Bailey Bush, Meredith Bush; fourth row: Mitchell Neunuebel, Megan
Dercher. Hegarty, Daniel Hegarty; fifth row: Angela Neunuebel; front row: Joseph Pierce and Isabella
But having built-in playmate has its Pierce.
“It’s fun, but it’s frustrating some- LEAVEN PHOTOS BY SUSAN MCSPADDEN
times,” explained Mitchell
Neunuebel, “because you always have
to be with that person.”