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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.

 Corpus Christi

                                                              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

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.
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     INSPIRING HOPE
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-
type of immortality to which we aspire;                                   Elmer Rottinghaus             Contact Lenses • Eye Glasses                                                                                                                      islative session, when he became               buildings by leasing back some of                 ties, utilizing more than 3,000
this is not the possibility of drinking at                FARMERS                6420 Parallel, KCK                                                                DeLeon Furniture                                Dedicated to teaching people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                self-sufficiency, Roberts recruited        Let’s Help’s full-time executive di-           the space.                                        hours of volunteer time.
the fountain of youth that we all de-                    INSURANCE                Life • Home• Auto                                                              Furniture, upholstering and restoration                                                  rector.                                            That decision proved to be a
                                                           GROUP                                         McBratney Optical Boutique                                                                             hundreds of volunteers, increased
sire.”                                                                                   Commercial                                                                    1142 Minnesota Ave.                                                                   At the time, the agency had a               good one, Gudenkauf said, as the
                                                                                                                                                                     Kansas City, Kan. 66102                    financial resources and expanded
    In “Spe Salvi,” Pope Benedict makes             Symbol of Superior Service
                                                                                                                     Fred McBratney - Owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                educational programs. Her passion         budget of $1.7 million; more than              agency currently has a contract on
a similar point. Drawing on the exam-                                               334-2222            7702 Parallel • Kansas City, Kan. • (913) 299-6001                (913) 342-9446
                                                                                                                                                                                                                for service, in fact, continues to per-   17 percent of that, or approximately           its 8,700-square-foot building locat-          Help sometimes refers clients to
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
Darfur, Sudan.
    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
              Leaven staff
                                                                                                                                                                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
places all.
                                                                                                                                                       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,
City, Kan.
                                                                                                                                                       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:;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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:
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                      come first.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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
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                                                                                               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
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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
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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
                                                                                                                    50th wed-
                                                                                                                                                           bers of St. Ann
                                                                                                                                                           Parish, Prairie
                                                                                                                                                           Village, celebrat-
                                                                                                                                                                                         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,
                   grandchildren                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              person.
                                             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.
Point, Texas.
                                             also have 20 grandchildren.

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                                                                                                Career/Job: Dentist
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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.

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Career/Job:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Engineering project
Attorney in private                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       manager
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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,
process?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  process?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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
Archdiocesan consul-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wife: Kim
Lawrence Center,                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the course of five years, they will complete 1,000 Applegate. “Volunteer in your parish and be open
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Children: 5
University of Kansas                                                                                                                                                                                                              clock hours of classroom time, in which they must to working in the ministries. Be involved in prayer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Career/Job: Sales
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
deacon himself.
                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Church history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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.
Age: 59
Wife: Etta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DAN ONDRACEK
Children: 2
                                              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
                                              internal auditor, U.S.                           Career/Job:                                         Career/Job:                                                                                                                                             Career/Job:                                    anesthetist
How has your                                                                                                                                                                                         Controller                                         sheriff
                                              Central Federal Credit                           Auditor with SRS                                    Insurance agent                                                                                                                                         Director of                                    Parish: Most Pure
spirituality                                                                                                                                                                                         Parish: Holy Trinity,                              Parish: Prince of
                                              Union                                            Parish: Mater Dei,                                  Parish: Sacred                                                                                                                                          Evangelization and                             Heart of Mary,
changed since                                                                                                                                                                                        Lenexa                                             Peace, Olathe
                                              Parish: Holy Spirit,                             Topeka                                              Heart, Mound City                                                                                                                                       Catholic Formation                             Topeka
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.
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          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
ble quality.”
                                             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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                                                  to: EOE.                    occasion cakes. Call (913) 963-5413, or
                                                                                                   visit the Web site at:
                                                                                                                                                                 (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
records. The qualified candidate should pos-       the success and growth of the Knights of            Housecleaning – Western Wyandotte            landscaping and mowing work. Four years’          Enjoy the crystal clear waters, beachfront        Marriott, 4445 Main St., Kansas City,                  Maur Hill-Mount Academy,                       Sister Therese Elias, OSB, will present
sess a bachelor’s degree in a related field;       Columbus, we are adding a financial repre-        County area. Reasonable rates, excellent        experience. Will do trees, mulching, deck         pool or the beautiful sunrises from our new-      Mo. Tickets are $125. For information or           Atchison, will celebrate the renewal of its    “Everywhere a Blessing: A Celtic
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.,
stewardship and a heart of service. Please        independent individual desiring to serve oth-        Special needs caregiver - Light                Organizing & handyman services                 Web site at:,                  Join the Singles of Nativity for hap-                                                         Atchison. The cost is $185. For informa-
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.
Employment Mgt Svcs, LLC, Melissa                 We provide top-rated financial products to        yrs., experienced, have references upon re-     spaces organized! Your items sorted, boxed                                        11 at Old Chicago, 11721 Metcalf,                  anniversary of the Sisters of Charity of
Watkins, Senior Consultant, 7101 College          our members and their families and will pro-     quest. Available 3 - 4 days weekly; 5 - 6       & labeled; areas cleaned when finished!                                                              Overland Park. We have the “Party                  Leavenworth will be held at 5 p.m. on              The next Worldwide Marriage
Blvd., Ste. 730, Overland Park, KS 66210;         vide excellent benefits and training. For         hours daily. Will care for your infant, youth   Wall repair, interior painting, tile work,           Summer vacation - Winter Park,                 Room” reserved. Look for the yellow bal-           April 6 at Blessed Sacrament Parish,           Encounter weekend will be held from
send via e-mail to: resumes@omniemploy            more information or an interview, contact        or adult with special needs. Salary nego-       handicap bars and ramps. Great references         Colo. 2 BR, 1 BA, sleeps 6. Fully furnished,      loon. Come and join us for a while or for          22nd and Parallel, Kansas City, Kan.           April 18 - 20. For information or to regis-; or fax to (913) 341-2666.               John A. Mahon, 307 Dakota, Holton, KS            tiable. (913) 677-1605.                         and insured. For pictures of current projects,    fireplace, rec center w/pool, fishing, golf,        the evening; you’ll be glad you did. Look          Friends, co-workers, former and current stu-   ter, call (913) 469-8453 in Kansas City,
                                                  66436, or call (785) 364-5450.                                                                   view my Web site at:              hiking, rafting, close to nat’l park.             for the yellow balloon. Questions? Send an         dents, and family members of the Sisters       (785) 843-9274 in Lawrence, (785) 357-
   Mortgage default counselor -                                                                       Caregiver - Available weekends,              Call Tillar Swalm at (913) 375-9115.              $100/night; $600/week. Call Joe                   e-mail to:                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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:               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, 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:           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:       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

                                                                                                                                                                                                         PAINTING INC.
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

                                                                                                                                                                                                               (816) 322-0168
be active church members. Applications            on qualifications and experience. Position is     vacy, beauty and insulation. Call Ed at 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 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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fare, motorcoach, hotel, and daily break-      call (913) 906-8990.
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                   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:                                                                                                           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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       nant women? Birthright, an international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pilar at (913) 825-6422.                       10:30 a.m. on April 15 at Catholic
   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:        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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             •Payment Plan Available
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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munication skills are essential, along with a         Computer services - In-home comput-                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mass, papal audience, 10 nights accom-         rity. Confidential meetings are avail-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Call for your free estimate             Kansas City, Mo. Reservations are re-
desire to work in a positive, faith-oriented      er repair by senior with 20-plus years expe-        Custom-kitchen countertops -                    Manhattan - For sale or lease. Newly                                                                                                                modation at 4-star hotels – 2 nights in        able in Topeka, Wyandotte County, and
environment. We offer a competitive salary,       rience. Senior discount. Call (816) 769-         Laminate tops manufactured and installed        remodeled 4 BR, 1-1/2 BA home located                                                               quired by April 23. For information or to          Assisi, 3 nights in Montecatini (Tuscany),     Johnson County. Structured telephone
health benefits, and an excellent working          8020.                                            within 5 days. Competitive prices, depend-      one mile from K-State campus. Owners are                                                            register, call (816) 741-2696.                     and 5 nights in Rome, 10 breakfasts , 5        meetings are also available on an
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:; 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
fax to (913) 248-1084.                            residents. Reasonable rates, references          (913) 962-5058.                                                                                                                                     team is hosting a fundraising golf tour-                                                          men, call (913) 647-0378, or send an e-
                                                  available. I am a member of St. Joseph                                                              Leawood home - 3523 W. 98th St.                                                                  nament at Western Hills Golf Club,                   Father Ernie Davis will host a 10-day        mail to:
    Director of religious formation -             Parish, Shawnee. Call Marcia at (913) 707-           Mountain Movers Inc. - Big or small,        Side by side split on a corner lot with 4 BR,                                                       8533 S.W. 21st St., Topeka, on April               Holy Land pilgrimage beginning Nov.
The Church of the Ascension, a dynamic,           7166.                                            we move it all. Insured movers specializing     2-1/2 BA, expanded fam. rm., formal DR
growing parish in Overland Park, with many                                                         in antiques. Call Dennis Higgins, owner, at     and LV, and walkout bsmt. Call Phil,
children and young families, is seeking to                        Golf lessons                     (913) 285-3399, or Stacy Glisson Jr., oper-     Re/Max Best, at (913) 579-6637. Curé of                                                                                                                                                                unplanned pregnancy? decisions to make?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ERA Manning & Associates, Inc.
employ a full-time director of religious forma-           Certified teaching pro * All ages         ations manager, at (913) 406-3083.              Ars Parish.                                                                                                                                                                                           Replace pressure and panic with thought-
tion. The successful candidate will have ex-          Reasonable rates * Individual or Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9870 Quivira Rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ful, and rational reflection. A confidential,
perience in directing a parish religious edu-            Beginner to advanced players                  Have you ever thought of honoring a             Be green and walk! - Completely                                                                                            Lenexa, KS 66215                                                       caring friend is waiting for your call.
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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

                                                                                           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
                                                                             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-
                                        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
                                          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-
                                         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
                                     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.
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                                                                                                                           THE GOSPEL TRUTH
               THIRD WEEK OF EASTER
                           April 6
                                                                        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
                           April 7
               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-
                            April 8
                                                                     it does now.
                                                                                                                     FATHER          first option — that           veals to them that he is in charge. He is
                           Tuesday                                                                                     MIKE
                                                                         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

                 DOUBLE TROUBLE?
    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
              Leaven staff

              EAWOOD — Teachers at
              St. Michael the Archangel
              School here are seeing
              double — sometimes
              even triple.
                  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
from another.
   “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
don’t know.”
   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
and assignments.
   “It’s been really interesting to see
how teachers do things differently,
even covering the same topic,” said
Jolie Pierce, mother to twins Joseph
and Isabella.
   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.
                                                   MULTIPLE CHOICE
                                                   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.”

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