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“O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?” Let us rejoice
 during this Easter season, and always, in the victory over death our Lord
 Jesus Christ has won for us. May our risen Lord give you his gift of peace.


                 + JOSEPH F. NAUMANN                                     + JAMES P. KELEHER
            Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas               Archbishop Emeritus of Kansas City in Kansas
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                                                                        LIFE WILL BE VICTORIOUS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Father Charles P.

“T
                Triduum a time to recall our own journey to Damascus
       he message of the                                                                                                                      Paul understood that everything was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A to Z                                                                                                        Andalikiewicz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dec. 4, 1930 - April 2, 2009




                                                                                             “
                                                                                                                                           grace, everything was God’s gift. There is
       cross is foolishness                                                                      While [atheists] have a                   nothing that he could do to earn or de-                                                                                                                                                     Father Charles P. Andalikiewicz, 78,
                                                                                                                                           serve the love of Jesus. The acceptance
to those who are perishing,                                                                      remarkable knowledge                      of God’s unconditional love evokes a pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   pastor of Immaculate Conception
but to us who are being
saved it is the power of
                                                                                                of the physical universe,                  found gratitude. From this great grati-
                                                                                                                                           tude comes an energy and power to live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quiet ministry covered all the bases                                                                           Parish in Louisburg since July 2004,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   died April 2 at St. Luke’s Hospital in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kansas City, Mo. He collapsed at his
                                                                                                  they fail to recognize                   for God and bring his love to others. It is                                 By JOE BOLLIG                                                                                               parish on March 27 and did not regain
God” (1 Cor 1: 18).                                                                                                                        a power to love that is beyond our mortal                                        Leaven staff
                                                                                                   how it is much more                     capacity, but is made possible because,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   consciousness.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Father Andalikiewicz was born on
                                               lief. The paschal mystery (the passion,                                                     as Paul marvels, “I have been crucified
   During this year, dedicated by our
                                                                                                  reasonable to believe

                                                                                                                                                                                               K
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ANSAS CITY, Kan. —                                                                                                Dec. 4, 1930, in Kansas City, Kan. He
Holy Father to St. Paul, I have been pon-      death and resurrection of Jesus), in the                                                    with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but                             Father Charles P.                                                                                                 was the youngest of the 11 children of
dering Paul’s understanding of the
meaning and the power of the cross.
                                               light of their human wisdom, was pure
                                               foolishness.
                                                                                                 that such an amazingly                    Christ lives in me. . . . I live by faith in the
                                                                                                                                           Son of God who has loved me and given
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Andalikiewicz didn’t                                                                                              Jacob and Maria (Lach) Andalikiewicz,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 like people making a                                                                                              who were from the town of Zdzieciol,
Paul came to the realization that true             I have been reading some of what has             complex, yet well-                     himself up for me” (Gal 2: 19-20).                                    big fuss over him.                                                                                                formerly Poland, now Dziatlava in the
wisdom and power are to be found in the
crucified Jesus. This is, of course, para-
doxical, because from a worldly evalua-
tion, a crucified Messiah appears to be an
absurdity.
                                               been described as the “new atheism.” In
                                               reality, it is not very new, just old ideas
                                               repackaged. The tragedy of this new
                                               atheism is that it is embraced by intelli-
                                               gent and scientifically knowledgeable in-
                                               dividuals. In fact, their intelligence be-
                                                                                                   rather than the out-
                                                                                                                       “
                                                                                                  ordered world reflects
                                                                                                   an intelligent design
                                                                                                                                              Paul was never the same after his en-
                                                                                                                                           counter with the risen Jesus on the road
                                                                                                                                           to Damascus. It would take months and
                                                                                                                                           even years for Paul to grasp fully the
                                                                                                                                           ramifications of his conversion. For in-
                                                                                                                                           stance, Paul’s frustration over his failure
                                                                                                                                                                                                many people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He was, as many re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                member him, a simple, quiet, spiritual
                                                                                                                                                                                                man who had an enormous impact on

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Father Andalikiewicz, 78, died at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Republic of Belarus. Two of his siblings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   died in infancy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       His father emigrated from what was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   then the Russian Empire to the United
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   States around 1910 and settled in
   After his conversion experience on the                                                                                                                                                       St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.,                                                                                           Chicago. The family followed in 1912,
road to Damascus, there was no question        comes an obstacle to faith. It is difficult         come of pure chance.                     to perfect himself by following faithfully           on April 2. He had been pastor of                                                                                                  but they did not like Chicago and
for Paul about the truth of the risen          for them to accept an intelligence greater                                                  the Mosaic Law was resolved by his en-               Immaculate Conception Parish in                                                                                                    moved to the Russian Hill neighbor-
Jesus. Still, Paul understood from his         than their own. While they have a re-                                                       counter with Jesus. What Paul could                  Louisburg since 2004.                                                                                                              hood of Kansas City, Kan. Jacob
own vigorous persecution of the disciples      markable knowledge of the physical uni-       cified Christ was the key to understand-       never accomplish by his own efforts and                 “He celebrated the golden jubilee of                                                                                            Andalikiewicz worked at the Wilson
of Jesus, the scandalous nature of a cru-      verse, they fail to recognize how it is       ing everything — the best of human rea-       self-determination was now made possi-               his ordination last year, and I think he                                                                                           Packing Company.
cified Christ to a devout Jew.                  much more reasonable to believe that          son, as well as God’s revelation in the law   ble by the power of Jesus alive within               really enjoyed it,” said Pat Richey, con-                                                                                              Father Andalikiewicz was eight
   The chief priests and Pharisees re-         such an amazingly complex, yet well-          and the prophets of Israel.                   him (Rom 7: 15-24).                                  sultant for the archdiocesan office of                                                                                              years old when his mother died and he
quested — and Pilate authorized — that         ordered world reflects an intelligent de-          Paul could never cease marveling that        During these special days of grace, the           ministry to the deaf and hard of hear-                                                                                             was raised by an older sister, Annie,
the tomb of Jesus be secured with guards       sign rather than the outcome of pure          the only-begotten Son of God, co-eternal      church invites us to ponder our own en-              ing.                                                                                                                               who married Tony Wolf. The family be-
(Mt 27: 62-65). When these very guards         chance.                                       with the Father, chose to take on our hu-     counters with Jesus. A wonderful medi-                  “But he didn’t want to be the center                                                                                            longed to St. Joseph Parish (now All
report about an earthquake, an angel               For the most part, the Greeks of Paul’s   man flesh. Jesus reversed the disobedi-        tation for the Triduum is to reflect upon             of attention,” she added.                                                                                                          Saints), an ethnic or “national” parish
rolling back the stone and the empty           time were not atheists, but rather be-        ence of Adam in Eden by his obedience         when you most powerfully experienced                    During a recent Communion ser-                                                                                                  for Polish Catholics at the time.
tomb, the chief priests do not admit their     lieved in many gods. Their gods resem-        in Gethsemane to the will of the Father.      the love and mercy of Jesus in your life.            vice at Immaculate Conception Parish,                                                                                                  Father Andalikiewicz wanted to be
error, but bribe the soldiers to report that   bled comic book superheroes. They were        Paul is awed that Jesus humbled himself       What was your Damascus Road experi-                  George Karnaze, president of the                                                                                                   a priest from the time he was eight
the body of Jesus was stolen by his disci-     more like human beings with extraordi-        by “becoming obedient to death, even          ence or experiences? Jesus gave his life             parish finance council, recalled the                                                                                                years old, according to an article in
ples (Mt 28: 11-15). Paul understood,          nary powers than the one and sovereign        death on a cross” (Phil 2: 6-8).              on Calvary to liberate us from our sin so            many souls Father Andalikiewicz                                                                                                    The Olathe Catholic News from May 22,
for those who had closed their minds           God who had made himself known to                 Paul could never get over the truth       that we might share in his abundant life             touched during his 50 years as a priest.                                                                                           1983. After graduation from St. Joseph
completely to Jesus, even the greatest         Israel.                                       that even when he was persecuting             now, not at some distant future moment.                 “I said, ‘Think about all the individ-                                                                                          Elementary School, he entered St.
sign of all, his resurrection, was unable          For Jews and Greeks, though for dif-      Christians, the Body of Christ, God still        The crucified Christ still represents              uals Father Charles baptized, married,                                                                                             John Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., a
to open their hearts to accept Jesus as        ferent reasons, God taking on our human       loved him and desired to share eternal        foolishness to those who consider them-              anointed, absolved and counseled —                                                                                                 minor (high school) seminary.
the long-awaited Messiah.                      flesh and allowing himself to be the vic-      life with him. Paul reasons that, in a rare   selves worldly wise. Yet for those who               how this one, simple little life of this                                                                                               He studied at St. John for six years,
   Paul also had a foot in the Greek           tim of human sin by his crucifixion on         case, someone might be willing to sacri-      accept the cross as the ultimate revela-             one, simple little man affected so                                                                                                 then went on to Conception Seminary
world and understood well their love for       Calvary contradicted their preconception      fice his life for a very good person. What     tion of God’s unconditional love, the cru-           many souls in the church,’” said                                                                                                   in Conception, Mo., where he graduat-
philosophy, the pursuit of truth and the       of how God or a god should behave. On         makes God’s love revealed in Jesus so         cified One offers us the peace, the hope,             Karnaze, who is studying for the per-       ing short and specific — in a word,         first and last letters of his name: Father   ed with a bachelor of arts degree in
attainment of wisdom. Greeks rejected          the other hand, Paul’s encounter with         amazing is that he gave his life for us       the joy and the very power of God.                   manent diaconate in the archdiocese.        concise. He managed parish finances         A to Z. He accepted it, as he accepted      philosophy.
the crucified Messiah as an irrational be-      the risen Jesus led him to realize the cru-   while we were still sinners (Rom 5: 7-8).                                                             Friends and family have a kaleido-       well and was personally austere.           so many things, with good humor.                Later in his life, he continued his
                                                                                                                                                                                                scope of memories about him.                    He loved his large, extended family,      Father Robert Hasenkamp, now re-         education by taking postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                   He was both funny and fun to be          which eventually grew to include the       tired and living near Lawrence, got to      courses in psychology at the University
                                                                                                                                                                                                around. Father Andalikiewicz was a          deaf Catholics of the archdiocese, as      know Father Andalikiewicz when they         of Missouri at Kansas City and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                quiet man with a subtle, wry sense of       well as his blood relatives.               were both newly ordained priests            University of San Diego. From 1980 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                humor. His quips were delivered with            He was very proud to be Polish and     teaching at Bishop Ward High School         1981 he attended the School of
                                                                                                                                                                                                a perfect poker face . . . and sometimes    older parishioners were delighted to       in Kansas City, Kan.                        Theology at Menlo Park, Calif.
                                                                                                                                                                                                zinged right by some people.                meet this priest from the old neighbor-       “He was very concise and clear               Father Andalikiewicz was ordained
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Father Andalikiewicz also loved to       hood who could still speak the mother      about what he wanted and didn’t             a priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas
                                                                                                                                                                                                travel — to the beaches near San            tongue. And in addition to Polish, he      want, and he had a very dry sense of        City in Kansas on May 31, 1958, by
                                                                                                                                                                                                Diego, the churches of Rome, the holy       could communicate in Russian,              humor,” said Father Hasenkamp. “He          Archbishop Edward J. Hunkeler at St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                sites in the Holy Land, and the village     Spanish, and sign language.                was a wonderfully engaging person           Peter Cathedral in Kansas City, Kan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                of his ancestors.                               He really loved his cat Max, who       once you got to know him.”                      He was a member of the secular
                                                                                                                                                                                                   He liked, as a younger man, to play      was an adopted stray. When Father             Father Andalikiewicz grew up in a        order of the Discalced Carmelites
                                                                                                                                                                                                handball and tennis, and to swim.           Andalikiewiz walked in the yard, Max       very traditional Polish immigrant fam-      and was clothed in the habit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   But most of all, Father                  would follow him around. He even put       ily and parish in the Russian Hill          Carmel on July 7, 1957, and took the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Andalikiewicz loved being a priest and      Max’s picture on his golden jubilee        neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan.,          name Brother John of Christ Jesus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                ministering to people. He had a good        program. While on trips he’d often say,    said Father Gerry Sheeds, who grew          Father Andalikiewicz was a founding
                                                                                                                                                                                                sense of where people were coming           “I hope Max is doing OK.”                  up with him. Father Andalikiewicz           member of the Kansas City secular
                                                                                                                                                                                                from. As a pastor, he was an efficient           Since so many people found his         loved the church and wanted to be a         Carmelite community and was its
                                                                                                                                                                                                administrator and a first-rate coun-         Slavic name so hard to pronounce, he
                                                                                                                                                                                                selor. His homilies were famous for be-     acquired a nickname derived from the              Turn to FRIENDS on page 7                 Turn to FATHER on page 7




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                 Conference teaches stewardship as a way of life                                                                                                                                                                                  Archbishop Naumann address-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Archbishop forms new council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            By KARA HANSEN          to ensure the council was diverse and
                        By JOE BOLLIG                                                                                                               need patience, perseverance, catech-                                                          es an empty red envelope to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leaven staff    representative of the parishes and pop-
                             Leaven staff                                                                                                           esis, good seminary formation, ongo-                                                          President Barack Obama as part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ulations across the archdiocese. One
                                                                                                                                                    ing clergy formation, and prayer.                                                             of a grass-roots effort to “change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Few laypeo-          young adult representative, a represen-
   KANSAS CITY, Kan. — More than                                                                                                                       In his keynote address the next day,                                                       the president’s heart” on life is-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ple can boast they have an archbishop’s      tative from the Hispanic community,
200 people involved in parish and                                                                                                                   Daniel Conway returned to a founda-                                                           sues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ear.                                         and a representative from Catholic edu-
diocesan stewardship efforts gathered                                                                                                               tional message on stewardship pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           But that number has just grown by        cation round out the council members.
at Savior Pastoral Center here for the                                                                                                              sented by Archbishop Thomas J.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       19, as a group comprised primarily of           “I was really impressed — the coun-
Region IX Stewardship Conference on                                                                                                                 Murphy in 1993. The archbishop’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       laypeople has now joined Archbishop          cil seemed very representative of the
March 26 and 27.                                                                                                                                    questions, asked again by Conway,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Joseph Naumann’s closest advisers.           archdiocese,” said Laura Fortmeyer, a
   The participants, members of the                                                                                                                 were: “What do I own?” and “What
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A newly formed archdiocesan pas-         parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish in
International Catholic Stewardship                                                                                                                  owns me?”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       toral council met for the first time          Sabetha and a member of the council.
Council, came from Missouri, Iowa,                                                                                                                     These questions are key to under-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       March 16. The council’s members rep-         “Everyone there seemed to be thought-
Nebraska, and Kansas. Additional par-                                                                                                               standing stewardship as a way of life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       resent various regions and constituen-       ful and provide a lot of depth to discus-
ticipants from outside the region also                                                                                                                 “This basic insight permeates all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cies of the archdiocese and are charged      sions. People seemed to bring a great
came, representing the Diocese of                                                                                                                   [Archbishop Murphy’s] teaching, and I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with providing advice, feedback, and di-     deal of experience from their parishes
Tulsa and the Diocese of Little Rock.                                                                                                               believe it is the heart of the steward-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       rection on issues and activities that af-    and ministries.”
   The two-day conference offered                                                                                                                   ship message that he sought to convey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       fect Catholics in the archdiocese.              Lay representatives were chosen
participants opportunities for educa-                                                                                                               in his talks,” said Conway.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council       from a list of nominees submitted by
tion, networking, inspiration, and fel-                                                                                                                The message of stewardship is coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       is one of several bodies that serve to ad-   priests in each of the archdiocesan re-
lowship.                                                                                                                                            tercultural. Most of us are not obsessed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       vise the archbishop,” said Father Gary       gions. The archdiocesan office of
   The speakers included Bishop                                                                                                                     by money, but materialistic cravings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pennings, chancellor for the archdio-        Hispanic ministry nominated the repre-
Michael O. Jackels from the Diocese of                                                                                                              infect us all.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cese. “For example, the Archdiocesan         sentative from the Hispanic community,
Wichita, and Daniel Conway, president                                                                                                                  “We cling to whatever wealth and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Finance Council advises the archbishop       and the archdiocesan education office
and CEO of O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan                                                                                                                property we have because we are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       on financial matters and on fiscal policy      nominated a school principal as its rep-
and Conway. The company, based in                                                                                      Leaven photo by Joe Bollig   afraid of losing our security, our inde-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for the archdiocese. The Presbyteral         resentative.
Louisville, Ky., is a consulting firm to      Daniel Conway, president and CEO of O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan and Conway in Louisville, Ky.,           pendence, and our self-respect,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Council, a council made up of priests           “In addition, the archbishop has the
Catholic organizations.                      was one of the keynote speakers at the Region IX Stewardship Conference, held March 26 and 27          Conway. “We want to be people of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from the archdiocese, advises the arch-      right to appoint up to three additional
   In his opening keynote on March 26,       at Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kan.                                                         means because we know the world can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       bishop on matters of both administra-        people to the council to ensure broad
Bishop Jackels discussed how all                                                                                                                    be a cruel place.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tive and pastoral nature.”                   representation,” said Father Pennings.
Catholics need to come to a deeper un-                                                                                                                 This craving has become imbedded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           In the first meeting of the pastoral         The vicar general, Msgr. Tom Tank,
derstanding of the practice of steward-                                                                                                             in our culture and we are taught to see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       council, Archbishop Naumann told             and Father Pennings serve as ex officio
ship, which is “integral to the practice                                                                                                            ourselves as consumers who must earn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       council members he hoped they would          members. The director of communica-
of the Christian faith.”                                                                                                                            more in order to spend more. To break
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       help identify pastoral priorities and as-    tions and planning for the archdiocese,
   “Sometimes I think you could even                                                                                                                out of this cycle, we must see ourselves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sist with meeting pastoral needs. He         Carroll Macke, functions as recording
switch the terms and say we practice                                                                                                                as stewards, he said, and that God
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    secretary for the council and performs
Christian stewardship, or we practice
Christian faith,” he said. “It’s one and
                                                                                                                                                    alone is the owner of the goods of the
                                                                                                                                                    earth.                                       Red Envelope Project hopes to                                                         also encouraged members to view is-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sues with a wide, archdiocesan view-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       point even though they each represent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    other duties as assigned.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The first pastoral council meeting be-
the same.”                                                                                                                                             “Although we believe in the right to
   Stewardship teaches us to recognize
and receive all things as gifts from
                                                                                                                                                    own and use property as individuals in
                                                                                                                                                    a free society,” said Conway, “we ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                sway changes to abortion policies                                                      regions of the archdiocese.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gan with dinner and vespers, and con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tinued into a discussion on the purpose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       purpose is to investigate and weigh          of the council as well as a chance to pro-
God, said Bishop Jackels. This causes                                                                                                               knowledge that, in reality, we are             KANSAS CITY, Kan. —                   be sent before the end of May.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       matters which bear on pastoral activity      vide feedback on the specific topics for
us to respond in gratitude and to use                                                                                                               merely stewards of what truly belongs      Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann is               Here is how to participate:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in the archdiocese and to recommend          that evening: evangelization and mar-
what we receive according to God’s                                                                                                                  to God.”                                   asking parishioners to join him and           Obtain a red envelope. Address it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       practical solutions for the archbishop’s     riage.
purpose — that is, each person sharing                                                                                                                 Although we cannot literally drop       millions of others who are attempting     as you would any envelope, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       consideration,” said Father Pennings.           “I thought the entire meeting was
in the mission of the church.                                                                                                                       everything and follow Jesus, we can        to literally flood the White House         your return address on the upper left,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “The council is made up of primarily         well organized and the purpose of the
   “Everyone is called to do this be-                                                                                                               accept the Lord’s invitation to let go     with empty red envelopes addressed        and the president’s address in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       laypersons from various parishes             council — as well as our role — was ex-
cause of the nature of the church,                                                                                                                  and trust him completely, he said. This    to President Barack Obama.                center. (Some parishes will provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       throughout the archdiocese.”                 plained very well,” said Margaret
which we describe in terms of the body                                                                                 Leaven photo by Joe Bollig
                                                                                                                                                    means accepting the Father’s will and          The effort, called the Red            envelopes pre-printed with the presi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Archbishop Naumann also told             Blevins, a member of the council and
of Christ, the family of God, the com-       Good stewardship teaches us to respond in gratitude to God’s gifts and to use them according to        acknowledging that everything we           Envelope Project, is not the work of      dent’s address, but you will still need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       members he had wanted to establish a         parishioner at St. Francis Xavier Parish
munity of believers,” said the bishop.       his purpose, said Bishop Michael O. Jackels from the Diocese of Wichita. Bishop Jackels was the        have is from God.                          any single group or organization.         to write in your return address.) Seal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       pastoral council when he first came to        in Mayetta.
   Our sharing will differ depending         opening keynote speaker on March 26 at the Region IX Stewardship Conference, which drew more              How do we chart our progress as we      Rather, it is a true grass-roots effort   the envelope and write this message
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the archdiocese, but waited until after         Macke said he felt members of the
on the circumstances of our life.            than 200 people.                                                                                       grow to become stewards? The               conceived by Massachusetts resi-          on the back: “This envelope repre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       pastoral regions were reorganized.           council would provide invaluable direc-
   “I can’t think of any circumstance                                                                                                               Christian steward receives God’s gifts     dent Christ (pronounced like “wrist”)     sents one child who died in abortion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Father Pennings said the council’s       tion and feedback.
that excuses anyone,” he said.                  “If the common priesthood of the              to the plan of God, he said. Those in                 gratefully, tends them responsibly,        Otto as a way to “change the presi-       It is empty because that life was un-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       membership was designed to be a broad           “Everyone seemed to be engaged in
   The mission of the church is shared       baptized is exercised in unfolding the           the lay apostolate act as salt, yeast and             shares them generously out of justice      dent’s heart” on matters like abor-       able to offer anything to the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       representation of the archdiocesan           the discussions and many had ques-
by priests and lay faithful alike. The       grace of baptism, then the ministry of           light to the world. Lay ministry in-                  and love, and returns them to the Lord     tion, embryonic stem-cell research,       Responsibility begins with concep-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       church. Each pastoral region is repre-       tions. I think they gave good feedback
laity is not at the service of the priest,   priest in relation to that is helping the        volves serving with and under the di-                 with increase, said Conway.                and other life issues.                    tion.” Finally, put a first-class stamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sented by one member on the council.         that will be helpful to the archbishop,”
but at the service of the mission of the     baptized to unfold that grace,” said the         rection of the pastor and undertaking                    “As Archbishop Murphy has taught            The project has been endorsed by      on the envelope and mail it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Johnson County, Topeka, and              he said.
church, he said. Laypeople have their        bishop.                                          roles related to worship, formation and               us so well, it doesn’t matter who I am     Archbishop Naumann and the arch-              For information about the project,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wyandotte County regions have addi-             The council is scheduled to meet on a
own part to play and their own special          This grace unfolds in two ways: lay           service not requiring holy orders.                    or what I own,” said Conway. “What         diocesan pro-life office. Ron Kelsey,      contact Kelsey at the Web site at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tional representatives, as their regions     regular basis three times a year, but the
vocation. In terms of mission, the laity     ministry and lay apostolate.                        Not all — whether they be laypeople                matters is my response to the good and     archdiocesan consultant for the pro-      prolife@archkck.org, or call him at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       contain higher numbers of Catholics.         archbishop can convene the council for
are not dependent on the priest, but            The lay apostolate pertains to con-           or clergy — are ready to meet these                   gracious God who has given me every-       life office, said the envelopes should     (913) 721-1570, ext. 189.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Two priests, one of whom is from the         additional meetings, should the need
are not independent either.                  ducting our temporal affairs according           challenges, said Bishop Jackels. So we                thing I have and everything I am.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Presbyteral Council, and two Sisters         arise. Although the council has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from religious communities also serve        formed for a three-year term, the arch-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       on the council.                              bishop can reconstitute it if he so de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Considerable efforts were also made      sires, said Father Pennings.
                                                         “By prearranging at today’s prices,
                                                               you protect your family
                                                          from undue expense and stress.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Appointments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             In light of the unexpected death       continue as pastor of Holy Trinity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of Father Charles Andalikiewicz,          Parish in Paola.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          made the following appointments:             Father Francis Bakyor, a priest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of the Diocese of Domongo, Ghana,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Father Keith Lunsford is ap-            Africa, and serving with the Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           p o i n t e d            of Our Lady of the Most Holy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           parochial ad-            Trinity (SOLT), and who is current-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friends found priest there ‘for the good times and bad’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Continued from page 3                                                                                                                 A big part of Father Andalikiewicz’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ministry was to the deaf and hard of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           priest from the time he was a young boy.                             Father Charles P. Andalikiewicz                                        hearing. Sister Ann Albrecht, CSJ, re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               “A lot of us looked up to the guys who                                                                                                  cruited him after learning that he had
                                                                                                                                                                                                           were ordained from our neighborhoods,                  Continued from page 3                  17, 2004. He had the joy of celebrating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       been raised since the age of eight, after
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and we just thought that’s what we ought                                                      the golden jubliee of his ordination in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       his mother died, by an older sister who
                                          Needs grow for Archbishop’s Call to Share                                                                                                                        to do, and we did it,” said Father Sheeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “We were surrounded by churches, so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           spiritual director.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Following his ordination, Father
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Andalikiewicz served as an assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2008 and made a final pilgrimage to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rome with a delegation of deaf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Catholics from the archdiocese, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       was deaf.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          She discovered, however, that he didn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                           that is where a lot of vocations came                                                                                                       know the specialized signs for religious




   K
                ANSAS CITY, Kan. — The an-          the church, in light of all the other de-     done so much to help the archdiocese                   additional $600,000 available to                  from.”                                          pastor at Blessed Sacrament in Kansas         whom he ministered for so many years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       concepts and actions, so she had to teach
                nual Archbishop’s Call to           mands on limited resources, demon-            achieve this ambitious goal,” said Lesle               parishes in the form of rebates.                      Father Andalikiewicz was very sup-          City, Kan., and later assistant pastor at         Father Andalikiewicz was preceded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       him. Subsequently, Father Andalikiewicz
                Share reached an important          strates hope and trust in God.                Knop, executive director for the arch-                     The Clergy Advisory Committee,                portive of other priests and a dependable       St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee.                   in death by his parents; two infant sib-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       celebrated a weekly Mass for the deaf for
                milestone this past month,              “During these challenging times, it       diocesan office of stewardship and de-                 which advises on stewardship and                  friend, said Father Sheeds.                         In 1962, he became administrator,         lings; brothers Steve Andalikiewicz and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       almost 30 years.
                surpassing the $4 million           is crucial that the church, through           velopment. “Every dollar raised in the                 ACTS, has been led for the past two                   “The thing I think I enjoyed about him      and later pastor, of St. Joseph Parish,       Boley Andrews; and sisters Josephine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “I know he was very proud to be the
    mark in funds pledged. According to             Catholic Charities, responds to the           Archbishop’s Call to Share is urgently                 years by Father Jerry Volz, pastor of             the most was that he would accept me            Kansas City, Kan. While convalescing in       Schroeder and Annie Wolf. He is sur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       chaplain for the deaf,” said Sister Ann.
    Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, this is           needs of those individuals and families       needed.”                                               St. Matthew Church in Topeka.                     for who I was, and that he was a close          1976, he was assigned to St. Michael          vived by brothers Joseph Andalikiewicz,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “When he went to other parishes, he con-
    a remarkable accomplishment during              directly impacted by recent layoffs. It          “When the $4 million goal was set                       Other members of the Clergy                   friend,” said Father Sheeds. “And in so         Parish in Paradise Hill, Calif. He returned   Kansas City, Kan.; and John Andrews,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tinued to minister to deaf people. He had
    these financially difficult times.              is also essential that we make more           for the Archbishop’s Call to Share, no                 Advisory Committee are: Father Ric                much he was always there for the good           and was pastor of St. Paul Parish in          Independence, Mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       great respect for the deaf community,
    Nevertheless, with the portion going to         scholarship money available to make it        one anticipated the economic situation                 Halvorson, pastor of St. Dominic in               times and bad times, like when my moth-         Olathe in 1977, and became pastor of              The funeral Mass was held on April 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and they loved him because they knew
    provide for rebates to parishes that ex-        possible to keep children whose fami-         we are experiencing,” Knop said.                       Holton and St. Francis Xavier, Mayetta;           er died. He was the first one to say, ‘I’ll      the new Prince of Peace Parish in 1979.       at St. Joseph Parish in Shawnee. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       that he’d be there for them.”
    ceed their targets, additional funds            lies are struggling financially in our           This year, Don and Liz Arth, who are                Msgr. Vince Krische, pastor of St. Ann            take the rosary,’ things like that.”            He served as pastor at Holy Family            main celebrant was Archbishop Joseph
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          He had a wonderful understanding of
    need to be raised to be able to provide         Catholic schools. Catholic Charities and      members of Prince of Peace Parish in                   in Prairie Village; Father Keith                      Father Andalikiewicz had a wide             Parish, Eudora, and later, Sacred Heart       F. Naumann, with brother priests con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       deaf culture and a sense of calm and sim-
    the same amount of funding to arch-             the Catholic Education Foundation are         Olathe, served as honorary chairper-                   Lunsford, pastor of Holy Trinity in               range of pastoral assignments, includ-          Parish, Gardner. After a sabbatical in        celebrating. Burial was at Resurrection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       plicity that helped him adapt, said
    diocesan ministries as last year.               the two largest recipients of Call to         sons. The theme, HOPE, was based on                    Paola; Father Mark Mertes, pastor of              ing ones in the inner city, booming             San Diego from 1990 to 1991, he was           Cemetery in Lenexa.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Richey.
        Thirty percent of the 61,500 regis-         Share funding.”                               the fact that the church is the herald of              Holy Cross in Overland Park; Father               suburbs, and small country towns. His           appointed pastor of St. John the                  The family asks that memorial contribu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “[When] plans didn’t come off, Father
    tered households in the archdiocese                 The Archbishop’s Call to Share            the hope and joy of the Gospel of Jesus                Kent O’Connor, pastor of Sacred Heart             legacy includes the founding of Prince          Evangelist, Sacred Heart and St. John         tions be sent to the Catholic Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Charles would just smile and say, ‘This is
    have contributed to the appeal. The av-         (ACTS) was established more than 35           Christ.                                                in Sabetha, St. James in Wetmore, and             of Peace Parish in Olathe, but there            the Divine parishes in Kansas City, Kan.      Foundation, 12615 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       God’s way; let’s go on. Calm down. God
    erage sacrificial gift is holding steady        years ago to further Christ’s ministries         An ACTS Allocation Review                           St. Augustine, Fidelity; Father Bill              was more.                                           Father Andalikiewicz began his last       City, KS 66109. Condolences may be ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       will make it happen,’” said Richey. “He
    at $22 per month.                               throughout northeast Kansas. ACTS             Committee, comprised of clergy and                     Porter, pastor of St. Michael the                     “I think the big thing was just how         assignment, as pastor of Immaculate           pressed at the Web site at: www.porter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       made it easy to do my job.”
        “Each Call to Share gift has a far-         provides funds for more than 40               lay volunteers, will soon review pro-                  Archangel in Leawood; and Father                  many people he ministered to who no             Conception Parish in Louisburg, on July       funeralhome.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The legacy of Father Andalikiewicz is
    reaching and meaningful impact on the           parish ministries and organizations, in-      posed budgets and grant requests that                  Richard Storey, pastor of St. Patrick in          one knew anything about,” said Father                                                                                                       built of living stones — the family,
    life of the church,” said Archbishop            cluding Catholic Charities and the            have been submitted by ministries and                  Osage City, St. Francis of Assisi in              Frank Krische, a retired pastor living in                                                                                                   friends, parishioners and fellow priests
    Naumann. “I am personally gratified by          Catholic Education Foundation.                organizations funded by Call to Share                  Lapeer, and St. Patrick, Scranton.                Topeka. “He had a quiet ministry.”           were not worldy, not knowledgeable ex-           he was the one who’d watch us while she       he loved and served. He truly was, for
    the thousands of individuals who have               “A prayer of thanksgiving is in or-       for fiscal year 2009/2010. In 2008,                        For more information, visit the Web               Father Andalikiewicz was good to his     cept about their world,” said Scherer.           was gone.”                                    them, everything from A to Z.
    contributed to this year’s campaign.            der, along with our sincere gratitude to      more than $3.8 million was collected                   site at: www.calltoshare.org.                     family, said Betty Scherer, a niece. Her     “Father Charles would sometimes take                Whenever someone in the family had            “He was true to himself,” said
    This clear and focused commitment to            the priests and lay leaders who have          to fund the 2008/2009 budget, with an                                                                    mother, Annie, raised him after their        us out on trips and instruct us about            a question, concern or problem, or need-      Father Sheeds, “and faithful to the



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                                                                                                                                                                                                           mother died.                                 things our parents couldn’t. Every time          ed the sacraments, they turned to Father      priesthood.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                               “My parents were both deaf, so they      my mother had to go have another baby,           Andalikiewicz.




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                     Road to Conversion
                                 nastasia McCann-Har r is was raised as a


                      A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Grandview Christian Church in Kansas          and blood of Christ. I haven’t been able to

                                 Catholic. Now that she is 44 years old, she’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                          THIRD SCRUTINY                                       City, Kansas.”                                take [Communion] in the Catholic
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Father Roger Schmit, OSB, prays over this               Harvey would go to early Mass with         Church yet, but I’m looking forward to
                                                                                                                                                                                                          year’s candidates and catechumens during the
                                 finally going to be baptized.                                                                                                                                            third scrutiny on the Fifth Sunday of Lent at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               his family and then attend services at his    it.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               own church. Eventually he became an el-
                                   “So that’s going to start a conversation right                                                                                                                         Christ the King Church in Kansas City, Kan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pictured, from left, are Amber Macias, Erica         der at Grandview Christian and was
                      there,” she said.                                                                                                                                                                   Warrior, Anastasia McCann-Harris, and Larry
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Harvey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               chairman of the board for two years. But
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               he never felt complete.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reaching out
                        When McCann-Harris tells people she’s being baptized                                                                                                                                                                                      “Something just wasn’t right about the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          BECOMING CATHOLICS                                                                                    Sister Marilyn, who has been in charge
                      Catholic, it does raise questions. And she’s happy for                                                                                                                              Although Larry Harvey and Anastasia McCann-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               religion I had,” he explained. “For one       of the RCIA at Christ the King for 13
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Harris participate in the Mass (see below), they     thing, being the chairman of the board, I     years, knows that many new members to
                      that. Since she has become involved in the Rite of                                                                                                                                  look forward to receiving the Eucharist for the      received all the gripes about everything.     the community, es-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          first time at the Easter Vigil on April 11. Both
                      Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at Christ the King                                                                                                                            had been familiar with the Catholic faith for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               And I really got tired of that.”              pecially those who
                                                                                                                                                                                                          years, but it wasn’t until this year that they de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just over a year ago, Harvey’s faith       are recent converts,             The Rite of Christian
                      Parish in Kansas City, Kan., McCann-Harris has fallen in                                                                                                                                                                                 was greatly challenged. He lost his oldest    feel a need for sup-               Initiation of Adults
                                                                                                                                                                                                          cided to take that next step and become
                      love with the Catholic faith, and she’s happy to share her                                                                                                                          Catholics. Both have found the RCIA a faith-         daughter to lung disease. A few weeks         port and friendship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          filled and enjoyable experience.                     later, his wife passed away due to heart                                      The Rite of Christian Initiation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For that reason,
                      journey with anyone who asks.                                                                                                                                                                                                            problems.                                     the parish communi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of Adults (RCIA) is the process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         through which interested adults
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The pain of loss is still a heavy burden   ty is just as impor-        come together to learn about the
                           The start of a                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to bear, but Harvey has been impressed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and inspired by the Catholic community’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tant in the conver-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sion process as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Scriptures and the teachings of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Roman Catholic Church for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         purpose of eventually being wel-
                           long journey                                                                                                                                                                                                                        outpouring of concern and support.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Even before my wife passed away,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             RCIA sponsors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “I think parish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         comed and initiated into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Roman Catholic faith.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               they took really good care of her,” he        community is a real             The process is designed for
                           “My mother was Catholic, but my fa-                                                                                                                                                                                                 said. “When she felt good enough, she’d       force in walking            adult individuals who are:
                        ther was of a different faith,” McCann-                                                                                                                                                                                                go to Mass. But if she didn’t, they’d bring                                   • Unbaptized
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             with the people on
                                           Harris explained. “He                                                                                                                                                                                               her Communion.                                                                • Baptized in another Christian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the journey,” she           faith
                                           found God wherever                                                                                                                                                                                                     “And then at her funeral service, they     said. “The sponsors             • A baptized Catholic, but with
                                           he went, and he made
       Become a sponsor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        did a tremendous job.”                        are there to pick           no formal training or sacraments
                                           the decision that his                                                                                                                                                                                                  After his wife’s death, Harvey, who felt   them up and help                The RCIA, which takes about a
    Each RCIA participant needs a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        year, is usually conducted by a
                                           children were going to                                                                                                                                                                                              guided by her spirit, began to think seri-
sponsor. If you are a practicing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             them start over             spiritual director and a team of
Catholic, sponsorship can be a             get to choose for them-                                                                                                                                                                                             ously about joining the Catholic Church.      when they fall, but         lay church members. The process
fulfilling ministry and a great way        selves, so he didn’t al-                                                                                                                                                                                               “I really started thinking, ‘Why hadn’t    the parish communi-         is divided into four periods:
to learn more about your own               low my mom to baptize                                                                                                                                                                                               I done this before?’” he said. “I started                                     • Inquiry
Catholic faith.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ty is a major ingredi-
                                           us.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                going to classes last year and then carried                                   • Catechumenate
    Sponsors participate in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ent.”
                                              Because her mother                                                                                                                                                                                               on to this year.”                                                             • Purification and enlighten-
RCIA process, by attending class-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sister Marilyn en-       ment
es and acting as examples and              was devout in her faith,                                                                                                                                                                                               Harvey said he was partly motivated        courages parish                 • Mystagogy
resources for new members.                 she practiced it regu-                                                                                                                                                                                              to go to the classes by all the negative                                      Each period helps the adults
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             members to be out-
    Sister Marilyn Schieber, OSB,          larly and raised her                                                                                                                                                                                                things people had told him about the                                      grow in their relationship with
pastoral associate of Christ the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             going and introduce
                                           children as Catholics,                                                                                                                                                                                              Catholic Church during his lifetime.                                      God, become familiar with
King Church in Kansas City, Kan.,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            themselves to the
                                           without the benefit of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Catholic teachings and practices,
advises anyone interested in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “I had to find the answers for myself,”     catechumens and             and further their relationships
learning more about the Catholic           the sacraments.                                                                                                                                                                                                     he said. “And I found out [the negative       candidates.                 with people in the parish commu-
faith to consider being a sponsor.            “So even though I                                                                                                                                                                                                things] were wrong.”                                                      nity.
    “People who want to update                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Talk to them, for
                                           was raised Catholic, I                                                                                                                                                                                                 One of the most gratifying aspects of      one thing,” she said.           Each RCIA participant has a
their faith make good sponsors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sponsor who is a practicing
They learn along with their candi-         didn’t have the full ex-                                                                                                                                                                                            his new association with Christ the King      “For another thing,
                                           perience,”          said                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Catholic — friend, family or
date,” she said. “The sponsors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Parish is the sense of unity and the coop-    be a good example.          parish member, and serves as a
say every year they learn some-            McCann-Harris. “And                                                                                                                                                                                                 erative spirit he sees in the congregation.                               spiritual companion, support and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Go to church yourself
thing new — even the ones who              I’ve always wanted to                                                                                                                                                                                                  “I have not found the bickering and                                    mentor.
have done it three or four times.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           on weekends and get
                                           become a full Catholic.                                                                                                                                                                                             such that I found at the other church,” he                                    During the he final right, usual-
    If you’re interested in volun-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           involved in parish life
                                           But I didn’t know that I                                                                                                                                                                                            said. “There is a better sense of love in                                 ly at the Easter Vigil, RCIA partici-
teering to be an RCIA sponsor,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and be a committed          pants become full members of the
contact your local parish office.          would have to go                                                                                                                                                                                                    the community. They actually care about       Catholic Christian.         Roman Catholic Church.
                                           through classes. I                                                                                                                                                                                                  each other and try to help each other.”       Invite them to sit              However, adults who choose to
                                           didn’t know the classes                                                                                                                                                                                                He feels the Scripture is more clearly     with you sometime at        participants in the RCIA process
                        existed!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                              presented in the Catholic Mass and he                                     are under no obligation to be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mass, or go to coffee.      come Catholic.
                           In 2002, McCann-Harris married a                                                                                                                                                                                                    appreciates the structure and ritual of the   Be a friend.”                   For more information about
                        Catholic. Last year her sister-in-law en-                                                                                                                                                                                              service.                                         Helping the new          the Rite of Christian Initiation of
                        couraged her to finally go through the                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The Mass is more organized,” he said.     faithful along on           Adults, visit the Association for
                        RCIA process and offered to be her spon-                                                                                                                                                                                               “I’m still not understanding everything I                                 Catechumenal Ministry’s Web site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             their journey can be
                        sor. The experience has been gratifying                                                                                                                                                                                                need to do, or remembering when I’m                                       at: www.acmrcia.org.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             as rewarding to you
                        for the entire family.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 supposed to do it, but I’m trying.”           as it is to them,
                           “This has actually drawn us together,”                                                                                                                                                                                                 Harvey longs for the Eucharist and         Sister Marilyn promised.
                        McCann-Harris said. “My sister-in-law            McCann-Harris has nothing but praise     answer. You’re comfortable before you      involved in the church,” she said. “The      sure to the Catholic faith before he chose           looks forward to the day he can share            “The Holy Spirit, I think, inspires peo-
                        and her family, my father-in-law and his      for the RCIA process at Christ the King     walk away.”                                more people, the more of a difference        to call it his own.                                  that sacrament with his new community.        ple at certain times,” she said. “I think
                        wife, and my husband are getting togeth-      and the members of the parish communi-          McCann-Harris said the culmination     you can make.                                   Harvey was raised in Kansas City,                    “Communion has always been an im-          once you experience people’s journey and
                        er and going to church. And it’s really       ty who are leading her through it.          of her journey will be bittersweet. She       “And I just want to make a difference.”   Kan., and attended Welborn Community                 portant part of my faith,” he said. “In the   their struggles, the ups and downs, and
                        changing our relationship.                       “They are so supportive — they’re bet-   will miss her RCIA group and teachers,                                                  Church, just a block away from Christ the            Christian church, that was a time when I      you experience the growth in their own
                           “We make the time. We’re there to-                                                                                                                                                                                                  felt closest to God and communicated
                        gether and then usually we go to my
                        mother-in-law’s house and we have
                                                                      ter than teachers,” she said. “Sister
                                                                      Marilyn (Schieber, OSB), Don Wolf,
                                                                      Bunny Bragdon, Pat Hoover and Jim
                                                                                                                  but is looking forward to becoming an
                                                                                                                  active member of the Catholic communi-
                                                                                                                  ty.
                                                                                                                                                                  Home at last                            King. He married a Catholic and had
                                                                                                                                                                                                          their three children baptized Catholic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “But I couldn’t, for some reason, bring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               more directly with him.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “In the Christian church, their ele-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             faith — it makes your faith stronger.”


                        breakfast. We talk, and it’s really brought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      — STORY BY JILL RAGAR ESFELD
                                                                      Jursch all bend over backwards to make          “I’m hoping to keep growing, to keep     Like McCann-Harris, fellow RCIA stu-       myself to join the Catholic Church at that           ments represent; in the Catholic Church
                        us together as a family.”                     sure if you have a question, you get an     becoming a better person and to be more    dent, Larry Harvey, had years of expo-       time,” he said. “I got involved with the             they teach that this is actually the body                    — PHOTOS BY DON WOLF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       THE LEAVEN • APRIL 10, 2009         LOCAL NEWS 11
                                                                                                                                     Arthur (Art) and Delores (Dee)               Emma and Henry Suther, members of               Merlin and Carolyn Wagner, mem-
                                                                                                                                                         Winters, members                               Annunciation                                 bers of St.                ANNIVERSARY POLICY
                                                                                                                                                         of Church of the                               Parish, Frankfort,                           Lawrence Parish,           The Leaven only prints 50, 60, 65 and
                                                                                                                                                         Ascension Parish,                              will celebrate their                         Easton, will mark          70th anniversary notices. Announce-
                                                                                                                                                         Overland Park, will                            60th wedding an-                             their 50th wed-            ments are due by 5 p.m. eight days
                                                                                                                                                         celebrate their                                niversary on April                           ding anniversary           (Thursday) before the desired publi-
                                                                                                                                                         50th wedding an-                               25 with a Mass at                            on April 18. The           cation date. Announcements must be
                                                                                                                                                         niversary on April                             the church, followed                         couple will cele-          typed. They are for parishioners of
                                                                                                                                                         18. The couple was                             by an open house at                          brate with a trip.         Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese
                                                                                                                                                         married on April                               Annunciation Cigna                           Their children and         of Kansas City in Kansas. Send notices
                                                                                                                                                         18, 1959, at St.                               Center, Frankfort,                           their spouses are:         to: The Leaven, 12615 Parallel Pkwy.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kansas City, KS 66109, attn: anniver-
                                                                                                                                                         Benedict’s Church,    on April 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hosts will be      Mark and Kim Wagner, Lansing; Michelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                saries; or send an e-mail to:
                                                                                                                                 ANNIVERSARIES Atchison. Their chil-           their children: John Suther, Topeka; JoAnn      and Rod Zimbelman, St. Joseph, Mo.; and
          KEATING                                                                                                                                     dren are Julie and
                                                                                                                                 Ann Winters, Annapolis, Md. Family and
                                                                                                                                                                               Ronnebaum, Axtell; Janet Johnson,
                                                                                                                                                                               Frankfort; Judy Fangman, Seneca; and Joyce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Julie Cook, Leavenworth. They also have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               four grandchildren.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Todd@theleaven.com. If you would like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                your photo returned to you, please in-
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          Mud Jacking                                                                                                            friends will celebrate with the couple at a
                                                                                                                                 dinner in their honor on April 18.
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                                                                                                                                                                               grandchildren. They were married April 27,
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12 CLASSIFIEDS                                                  THE LEAVEN • APRIL 10, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            THE LEAVEN • APRIL 10, 2009               CALENDAR                                     13
I EMPLOYMENT                                                          All Lawn Services/Mowing/ Fertilizing                    Damaged sheetrock repaired – WyCo and JoCo
                                                                                                                                                                                         I REAL ESTATE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for 4:30 p.m. Mass on April 25 at St. Pius X
    Bishop Miege High School - Is seeking teacher
                                                                            Most city-sized lots $25-30
                                                                              Call for a free estimate.
                                                                                                                            areas. Ceilings, painted or textured. 25 yrs. experi-
                                                                                                                            ence; insured and reliable. Call (913) 631-5241.                                                                                                                                                     The Shawnee Knights of Columbus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             will host a polka dance on April 18 in their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  22     Chiquita Miller, in partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with K-State Extension, will present “When
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Church, 5601 Woodson, Mission. Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will follow at TGI Friday’s, 11851 W. 95th St.,
applications for math for the 2009 - 10 school year.                    Family-owned by local parishioners.                                                                                  T o p e k a h o m e - One block east of Christ the
Send letter, resume, transcript and credentials to:                  Lic/Bond/Ins. References. (913) 620-6063                  Electrician - Free estimates; reasonable rates.           King Church on the corner of 25th St. and Westport.                                                                                 hall, located at 11221 Johnson Dr. The doors      your family changes through separation           Overland Park.
5041 Reinhardt Dr., Shawnee Mission KS 66205, or                                                                            JoCo and southern KC metro area. Call Pat (913)              3 BR, 2-1/2 BA, 2 fireplaces, office/bonus room, new                                                                                open at 6:30 p.m. Music by the Brian              or divorce: What women need to know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             McCarty Combo goes from 7:30 p.m. - mid-          to protect themselves and their chil-
call Lorraine for an application at (913) 262-2701,
ext. 235.
                                                                  Spring is here! I do mowing, landscaping, walls,
                                                              decks, patios, and winter cleanups. Call Josh at
                                                                                                                            963-9896.                                                    windows, oversized garage, walk-out bsmt, new
                                                                                                                                                                                         carpet; 2,860 sq. ft.; $164,950. Call Kurt at (785)                            11     The Legends at Village West will              night. The cost of $10 includes sauerkraut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and sausage sandwiches and beverages.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dren” from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on April 22 at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   26      “Pure Fashion Show,” a fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                show presenting trendy but tasteful cloth-
                                                              (913) 709-7230. Southern Johnson County.                          Beat the recession, prices will never be lower!          969-7633 or Bob at (785) 272-0626. Virtual tour:                            launch its inaugural Easter family fun day
    Looking for employment - As a pastoral assis-                                                                           Home additions, kitchens, baths, basements, roofs            http://www.realestate shows.com/371665 .                                    from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on April 11.                  For information, call Dan Nicks at (913) 631-     Ave., Kansas City, Kan. For information or       ing for girls and young women, will be held

                                                                                                                                                                                         I CHILD CARE
tant and/or director of religion education. H.E.in                Machine quilting by Lyn - I also do T-shirt, pho-         and fences. Green construction options. Repeat                                                                                           Providence Medical Center will be providing             4633.                                             to register, call (913) 906-8990 or visit the    on April 26 at the Mission Hills Country
applied theology, Maryvale, England. Working to-              to, and memorial quilts too. Located in Overland              clientele. References available. Licensed and in-                                                                                        free Easter egg bags to the first 1,500 chil-                                                             Web site at: www.mountosb.org/kwc.               Club, 5400 Mission Drive (not Road),
wards my BA. 5 years experience in parish as                  Park. Call Lyn at (913) 492-8877.                             sured. Call Ralph Miller at (913) 927-0267.                                                                                              dren, beginning at 10 a.m. The event is free                The alumni association at Donnelly                                                             Mission Hills. The doors open at 12:30 p.m.;
PA/DRE; tribunal delegate; Catechesis of the Good                                                                                                                                           Would your kids like to spend the summer at                                                                                      College will offer a free financial lecture,                                                       finger luncheon foods will be served while
Shepherd, level 1 trained. Call Michael Lewis at
(931) 801-2894 (cell) or send an e-mail to: seas
                                                                   Accoun ti ng/cons ul ti ng servi ces - Member of
                                                              St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee. Reasonable rates. Visit
                                                                                                                                House painting - Interior and exterior; wallpa-
                                                                                                                            per removal. 20 years experience. Reasonable
                                                                                                                                                                                         home rather than day care? - Mature, responsible
                                                                                                                                                                                         16-year-old honors student with transportation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to the public and features an Easter egg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     hunt, a visit from the Easter bunny, prizes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a bounce house, story time, a magician,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             given by financial expert Steve Modrcin,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             from 10:30 a.m. - noon on April 18. The lec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  23      Father Emmanuel Charles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               McCarthy will offer a free lecture, entitled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                attendees peruse the silent auction and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vendor items. The show begins at 1:30 p.m.
office@peoplestel.                                            my Web site at: www.allaccountskc.com or call                 rates. References. Call Joe at (913) 620-5776.               available for nanny position. WyCo area. Days and                           balloon animals, face painting and a pretzel            ture is open to the community and will be         “Christian Just War Theory: The Logic of         The cost of $45 includes lunch. To purchase
                                                              (913) 669-5013.                                                                                                            hours negotiable. Reasonable rates. Call (913) 788-                         rolling rally. For information, visit the Web           held in the college’s first-floor meeting         Deceit,” from 7 - 9 p.m. on April 23 at the      tickets, visit the Web site at: www.pure
   P r i n c i p a l - Thomas More Prep-Marian, a                                                                                Ti m t he Ha ndy ma n - Insured; free estimates.        8529.                                                                       site at: www.legendsshopping.com.                       room. For information, contact Roger Berg         Christian Foundation for Children and            fashion.com. For information, send an e-
Catholic high school with day and boarding stu-                   Golf l essons that last! All ages, all skill levels.      Carpentry: new and repair deck, doors, windows,                                                                                                                                                  at (913) 621-8744 or send an e-mail to him        Aging, 31st St. and Southwest Blvd. (behind      mail to: beckydieterman@aol.com.
dents, is accepting applications for the position of          Individual or group lessons; reasonable rates; certi-         siding, screens. Plumbing: faucet, garbage dispos-               Na n ny - Notre Dame de Sion graduate and K-                                                                                    at: rberg@donnelly.edu.                           the QuikTrip), Kansas City, Kan. For infor-
principal for the 2009 - 10 academic year.
Applicants must be Catholic. Mail resume to:
                                                              fied teaching professional. Member of Holy Spirit
                                                              Parish, Overland Park. Call Mike at (816) 522-3847.
                                                                                                                            als, toilets. Electrical: switches, outlets, ceiling fans,
                                                                                                                            light fixtures. Light landscape: fill dirt, trimming,
                                                                                                                                                                                         State sophomore looking for summer position as a
                                                                                                                                                                                         nanny. Ascension parishioner, flexible hours, have                             13       The Lawrence D. Starr Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Studies Institute (GSI) at the University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mation, contact Peg Burns at (816) 333-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               5407.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Leavenworth region of ACCW will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                host its quarterly meeting on April 26 in
Thomas More Prep-Marian, attn. Glenn Braun,                   Virtus trained. To play better golf today. . .call Mike.      planting, garden tilling and mulching. Serving               own transportation. Nine years experience with
chairperson, 1701 Hall St., Hays KS 67601.                                                                                  Johnson County. Call Tim at (913) 859-0471.                  kids up to age 12, and lots of fun! Call Annie Davis at                     of Saint Mary will present Janet Murguía,                   Msgr. Mike Mullen will celebrate the                                                           the community room of the Leintz Funeral
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             archdiocesan monthly pro-life Mass at 8                                                            Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth. A
   Elementary principal - For Sacred Heart School,
                                                                  Pres erv e y ou r memori es by t el l in g y ou r li fe
                                                              story! I can type your memoirs from handwritten or                          Adept Home Improvements
                                                                                                                                                                                         (913) 669-4222 or e-mail her at: ladavis8@ksu.edu.                          president of the National Council of La
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Raza, who will speak on “The Problem of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Immigration, Law, and Justice in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a.m. on April 18 at Sts. Cyril & Methodius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Church, 44 N. Mill, Kansas City, Kan., fol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  24      A singles dance will be held at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2206 E.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                potluck luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                followed by a rosary and the meeting. For
Poplar Bluff, Mo. Applicant must be an active                 recorded notes. Also provide secretarial services.                           Where quality still counts!                       S t . Jos ep h E a rly E d u ca t i on C en t er - Is cele-
Catholic and have a master’s degree in school ad-             Call All About Words at (913) 438-5922.                                         Basement finishing,                        brating its 20th year of high quality early childhood                       America” at 7 p.m. on April 13 in the                   lowed by a rosary procession to an abortion       23rd St., Lawrence, on April 24. Dance to        information, call (913) 682-8899.
ministration, or working toward it. Administrative                                                                                            Kitchens and baths,                        education with an open house from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on                          Walnut Room of Mead Hall, 4100 S. 4th St.,              clinic four blocks away. Eucharistic adora-       the music of DJ Bob. Doors open at 7:30
experience preferred and 3 - 5 years of Catholic                  Granite, Cambria and Silestone countertops -                              Electrical and plumbing.                     April 22. Come and see the center for the first time                        Leavenworth. There is no cost to attend;                tion is available for those not processing,       p.m.; dancing begins at 8 p.m. Must be at           The William T. Fitzsimons Assembly
school experience preferred. To apply, contact Ms.            See our new showroom at 5820 Barton, in the heart                              Licensed and insured.                       or come and bring back memories from your early                             however, seating is limited. For informa-               with Benediction concluding services at           least 21 years of age. The cost is $6 for        0280, Knights of Columbus, of Christ the
Gloria Wilson, principal, Sacred Heart School, 111 N.         of beautiful downtown Shawnee. Call The Top Shop,                                  (913) 599-7998                          childhood. Refreshments will be served. For infor-                          tion, call (913) 758-6117 or visit the Web site         10 a.m.                                           women; $7 for men. For information, call         King Parish in Kansas City, Kan., will host a


                                                                                                                                                                                         I FOR SALE
8th St., Poplar Bluff MO 63901, or call (573) 785-            Inc., at (816) 898-8685 or (913) 962-5058.                                                                                 mation, call (913) 631-0004.                                                at: www.gsi.stmary.edu. Murguía’s group,                                                                  (785) 842-2699 or (785) 550-8667.                Salisbury steak dinner from 10 a.m. - 2
5836. Application deadline is April 17.                                                                                        Cus tom-kit chen coun tertops - Laminate tops                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    p.m. on April 26 in Father Davern Hall, 53rd

      Bishop LeBlond High School - Is seeking to fill
                                                                  Caregiver - 39-yr-old caregiver with lots of ex-
                                                              perience; available flexible hours. Great references.
                                                                                                                            manufactured and installed within 5 days.
                                                                                                                            Competitive prices, dependable work. St. Joseph
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the country’s largest national Hispanic civil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rights and advocacy organization.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                18-19         Sophia Center, 751 S. 8th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             St., Atchison, will host “Lectio Divina,”            24-25          Father Emmanuel Charles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Leavenworth Rd. The cost is $6 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                adults; children eat for free. Proceeds will
the following positions:                                      Call Kara at (913) 909-6659.                                  Parish member. Call The Top Shop, Inc., at (816)                Fo r sa le - Singer sewing machine, surger, 12                                                                                   presented by Sister Micaela Randolph, OSB,        McCarthy will offer a retreat, entitled          benefit the memorial chalice and seminari-
    Head football coach - Experience and teaching                                                                           898-8685 or (913) 962-5058.                                  hardbound books, desk, chair, light; used to make                                                                                   from 10 a.m. on April 18 through 1 p.m. on        “Jesus’ Way of Peace: Nonviolent Love,”          an funds.
certificate required. Possibly some teaching duties.
    Relig ion t each er - Catholic; full time; teaching
                                                                  I n - h om e c a re n e ed e d – Stroke victim needs
                                                              weekend assistance. Sat. and Sun. from 7 – 10 a.m.                Contractor - Commercial and residential work
                                                                                                                                                                                         square dancing outfits; over 100 rolls of thread,
                                                                                                                                                                                         many extras. $450, or best offer. Call (913) 782-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14     A 12-week series incorporating                April 19. The cost is $100; advance deposit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             is $35. For information or to register, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               from 7 - 9 p.m. on April 24 and from 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               - 9 p.m. on April 25 at the Christian
certificate required and willing to take on extra du-
ties such as coaching.
                                                              and again from 8 – 10 p.m. No lifting. WyCo area.
                                                              Call (913) 262-0845.
                                                                                                                            — painting and renovating. Free estimates; insured;
                                                                                                                            20 yrs. experience. Call (913) 206-4524.
                                                                                                                                                                                         1705.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     education and support for women deal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ing with addictions and sexual abuse will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     be held from 10 a.m. - noon on Tuesdays,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (913) 360-6151.                                   Foundation for Children and Aging, 31st
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               St. and Southwest Blvd. (behind the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   29      The Ladies of Charity of Kansas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                City will host a private evening tour of the
    Gran t w rit er/lib ra rian - Possible teaching du-                                                                                                                                      Bulk mulch for sale - Prices start at $28/cu. yd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               QuikTrip), Kansas City, Kan. The cost of $50     Designer Showhouse from 6 - 8 p.m. on
ties, teaching certificate required.
    To apply, send resume to: Bishop LeBlond High
                                                                  Caregiver needed - Looking for a caregiver to
                                                              help a visually impaired lady when full-time LPN is
                                                                                                                                Eakin Co. remodeling and renovations – From
                                                                                                                            remodeling an existing kitchen, bath, or master
                                                                                                                                                                                         plus a $50 per load delivery fee. For details, visit
                                                                                                                                                                                         the Web site at: www.mokanmulch.com or call (913)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     beginning April 14, at the Keeler Women’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kan. The facilitators are Riley Lockridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19     St. Paul School, Olathe, will cele-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             brate its 50th anniversary with a Mass cel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               includes meals. Scholarships are available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               upon request. For information or to regis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                April 29 at The Nelly Don Estate, 5236
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo. The cost of $30
School, 3529 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph MO 64506.             not available. Wed. evenings and some Saturdays.              suite to creating new living environments, Eakin Co.         631-7217.
                                                              Pay is negotiable. Call (913) 449-6303.                       can do it all! Our past customers can vouch for our                                                                                      and Arica Roland. The series is presented in            ebrated by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann           ter, contact Peg Burns at (816) 333-5407.        per person includes beverages, appetizers
    P h y s i c a l t h e ra p i s t - Carondelet Home Care                                                                 attention to detail, our integrity, and the reliable             For sale - Single cemetery plot at Resurrection                         partnership with Friends of Yates and Joyce             at 6 p.m. on April 19 in the church. A family                                                      and desserts. For reservations or informa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             dinner in the parish activity center will fol-                                                     tion, call (913) 491-4475. Proceeds will
Services is recruiting a full- and/or part-time physi-
cal therapist for our Overland Park and Lee’s
                                                                  Do you need help caring for an elderly family
                                                              member? Contact Benefits of Home – Senior Care
                                                                                                                            service we provide. Licensed and insured. Call (913)
                                                                                                                            671-9885 or e–mail: Chris@Eakinco.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Cemetery, Lenexa. Lot 25; section D-4 in the Shrine
                                                                                                                                                                                         of Assumption. For information, call (913) 671-7511.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Williams Shelter. Reservations are re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     quired. For information or to register, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (913) 906-8990 or visit the Web site at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             low; freewill donations will be accepted. To
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             RSVP, call (913) 764-0619 or send an e-mail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  25      The Don Lipovac Booster Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               will host its annual fuel dance on April 25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                benefit various not-for-profit groups that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                serve the underprivileged and uninsured,
Summit offices. Requires Mo. and Kan. license, ex-            and let our social work expert help you build a plan
cellent communication skills, and team approach to            of care. We provide assistance with homemaker                     STA ( Su re T hi ng A l w ay s) Ho me Re p ai r -            Re si d en t i a l li f t s - Buy/sell/trade. Stair lifts,              www.mountosb. org/kwc.                                  to: ksmith@stpauls olathe.com.                    at Msgr. Mejak Hall, 513 Ohio Ave., Kansas       including the Duchesne Clinic, Seton Center
patient care. Supportive environment and excellent            and personal care services, in the comfort of your            Basement finish, bathrooms and kitchens; interior            porch lifts, ceiling lifts and elevators. Recycled and                                                                                                                                City, Kan. Dinner will be served at 5:30         and Villa St. Francis.
benefits, including mileage. Submit resume to:                home. To speak with our social worker, contact                & exterior repairs: painting, roofing, siding, wood          new equipment. Member of St. Michael the                                                                                               The Church of the Nativity, 3800 W.            p.m.; dancing will follow at 6:30 p.m. Wear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        15 & 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    May
nlaux@carondelet. com.                                        Benefits of Home at (913) 422-1591.                           replacement and window glazing. Call for free esti-          Archangel Parish, Leawood. Call Silver Cross® KC at                                               A program for women               119th St., Leawood, will host a Divine            your Western attire. The cost is $20 for
                                                                                                                            mates. Cell: (913) 579-1835; phone: (913) 491-5837;          (913) 393-2042.                                                             who are looking for entry-level jobs, enti-             Mercy Sunday Holy Hour and                        adults; free for children. The reservation
    Padre P io Academy - Has three full-time posi-                 C aregi v in g - We provide personal assistance,         e-mail: smokeycabin@hotmail.com. Member of                                                                                               tled “Would You Hire You?,” will be pre-                Benediction at 3 p.m. on April 19. Pope           deadline is April 17. For tickets, call JoAnn
tions open. For information and job descriptions,             companionship, care management, and transporta-               Holy Trinity Church, Lenexa.                                     Prom/party dresses - More than 40, both long                            sented from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on April 15 and            John Paul II officially established this feast.   Lipovac at (913) 299-2792, Richard Schutte
visit the Web site at: www.napcis.org/                        tion to the elderly and disabled in home, assisted                                                                         and short. Junior sizes S-L. Some never worn (with                          16 at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220                   Those who wish to receive the graces of this      at (913) 724-2388, or Mike Waliczek at (913)
placement.html, or call (913) 268-3155.                       living and nursing facilities. We also provide respite                           EL SOL Y LA TIERRA                        original price tags), others gently worn; current                           Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Deb Foster of           celebration should say the Divine Mercy           342-1785.

    Cu stomer- dri ven, fri endl y, servi ce- orient ed
                                                              care for main caregivers needing some personal
                                                              time. Call Daughters & Company at (913) 341-2500
                                                                                                                                        *Commercial & residential
                                                                                                                                        * Lawn renovation
                                                                                                                                                                                         styles. Most $25; some less. Separates $5 and less.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Some accessories. Prairie Village. Call (913) 642-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Deb Enterprise, Inc., will lead a crash course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to help attendees prepare to look for and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             novena, beginning on Good Friday; receive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the sacrament of reconciliation before the            The Women of Holy Cross Parish,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2    The Serra Clubs of Kansas City will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                host their annual “Blisters for Sisters”
p eop l e n eed ed - Proficiency in MS applications,          and speak with Andrea, Sara or Gary.                                      * Mowing                                         7105 and leave a message to find out sale times or                          land their dream job. For information or to             feast; and receive holy Communion on              Overland Park, will host their annual            walk-a-thon on May 2 at Visitation Church,

                                                                                                                                                                                         I WANTED TO BUY
able to assist Web users with demos, navigation of                                                                                      * Clean-up and hauling                           to schedule a viewing appt.                                                                                                         Divine Mercy Sunday. A soul cleansed on           spaghetti dinner from 5 - 7:30 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     register, call (913) 906-8990 or visit the                                                                                                                 52nd and Main, Kansas City, Mo.
our Web application, and other support-related is-                 Increase your income – interest rates are low,                       * Dirt grading/installation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Web site at: www.mountosb. org/kwc.                     the feast of Divine Mercy is like the soul of     April 25 in the parish activity center, locat-   Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; the walk
sues. Great opportunity with a growing company.               but a gift annuity with the Catholic Foundation of                        * Landscape design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             one newly baptized.                               ed at 8101 W. 95th St. Proceeds will be used     begins at 8:30 a.m. Mass will be celebrated
Salary, bonus, benefits, plus 401(k) plan. Send your          Northeast Kansas often pays effective rates of over                       * Free estimates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to offset the cost of food for funeral dinners
resume, via e-mail, to: HR@cobraguard.net. EOE.               10 percent for the rest of your life. Your gift bene-                      Hablamos y escribimos Ingles!!                                       *** BUYING ***
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        16      A healing Mass, sponsored by                     Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish,               and coffee and doughnuts after Masses. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                after the walk at 10 a.m., followed by lunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at 11 a.m. To preregister, visit the Web site

                                                                                                                            I VACATION
                                                              fits your parish or another Catholic organization of                         Call Lupe at (816) 252-3376                                   Coins — Sterling — Watches
    Financia l representa tiv e - Due to the success          your choice in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in                                           .                                     I buy coins, old watches, sterling silverware,                        archdiocesan charismatic prayer groups,                 3601 S.W. 17th St., Topeka, will host a           donation of $7 for adults, $4 for children, or   at: www.blistersforsisters.org.
and growth of the Knights of Columbus, we are                 Kansas. You may even get a tax deduction. Call                                                                               postcards, photographs, military items, political                         will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 16 at Curé           Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour and                 $25 per family is appreciated.
adding financial representatives in the Kansas City           (913) 647-0365 for more information.                                                                                        campaign pins, Zippo lighters, fountain pens, toys,                        of Ars Church, 9401 Mission Rd., Leawood.               Benediction at 3 p.m. on April 19.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2-3
                                                              I HOME IMPROVEMENT
area. This position is ideal for a determined, high-                                                                            S k i v a c a t i o n - Winter Park, Colo. 2 BR, 1BA,     slot machines, old signs & tins, quilts, Indian rugs,                      Father Peter Jaramillo will preside; fellow-            Confessions begin at 1:30 p.m. A reception            Holy Trinity, Paola, will host its annual                Father Mitchel Zimmerman,
energy, high-expectation, professional, self-                                                                               sleeps 6. Fully furnished, fireplace, rec. center with         beadwork, baskets, pottery and 22-gauge rifles.                           ship follows.                                           will follow at 4 p.m. For information, call       benefit auction, “Bella Sera at the HT           archdiocesan vocation director, will lead a
disciplined, independent individual desiring to                                                                             pool & hot tub. $125/night; $750/week. Call Joe                   Call Chris at (913) 593-7507 or (913) 642-8269.                                                                                (785) 246-1338.                                   Ranch,” on April 25 at the Miami County          Venite et Videte vocation retreat for
serve others, yet earn a better-than-average in-                  Deck W orks - Decks; pergolas; ramps; fences;             Frederick at (913) 385-5589.

                                                                                                                            I FOR RENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fairgrounds. Mass will be celebrated at 4
come. We provide top-rated financial products to
our members and their families and will provide ex-
                                                              screened porches; licensed and insured; references
                                                              available; 15+ years of experience. Serving Johnson,
                                                                                                                                                                                            W i l l bu y f i r e a r m s an d r e l a te d a c c e s s o r i e s -
                                                                                                                                                                                         One or a whole collection. Honest evaluation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        18    A memorial liturgy for deceased
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     loved ones will be held at 8 a.m. on April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 71st
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Metcalf, Overland Park, will host a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               p.m., followed by live and silent auctions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and dinner. The cost is $20 per person; a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                young men in grades 6 - 8 on May 2-3. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                retreat includes prayer, talks, sports and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                recreation. The retreat will be at Savior
cellent benefits and training. For more information           Leavenworth, and Wyandotte counties. Call for a                                                                            top prices paid. Contact Tom at (913) 238-2473.                             18 at Curé of Ars Church, 9401 Mission Rd.,             Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour, adora-             table of 8 is $150. To RSVP, call the church     Pastoral Center, 12615 Parallel Pkwy.,
or an interview, contact John A. Mahon, 307                   free estimate. (913) 432-DECK(3325).                              House for rent - Recently remodeled home on              Member of Sacred Heart Parish, Shawnee.                                     Leawood. The bereavement ministry will                  tion, the Divine Mercy chaplet and                office at (913) 557-2067. For information,       Kansas City, Kan. The cost of $25 includes

I SERVICES
Dakota, Holton KS 66436; or call (785) 364-5450.                                                                            Long St. in Shawnee, near St. Joseph Parish; 1 entry-                                                                                    have its monthly meeting following Mass in              Benediction from 2 - 3 p.m. Children are          contact Leon and Laurie Morgan at (913)          lodging and meals. For information or to
                                                                  Home I mprov emen ts - Decks and driveways,               level BR, 1 loft BR, kitchen with refrigerator, bsmt                            *** Wanted to Buy ***                                    the Father Burak Room. The topic will be                invited to participate in the flower proces-      294-5767.                                        register, visit the Web site at: www.kck
                                                              new and tear-out. Basements finished. Most con-               garage with opener, large yard. Very quiet, secure                        Antique and vintage costume jewelry                            "Understanding Grief." For information, call            sion. Flowers will be provided.                                                                    vocations.com.
                                                              struction work start to finish. Reasonable rates; li-         neighborhood. Serious inquiries only. Call (913) 238-                          Member St. Joseph Parish                                  (913) 649-2026.                                                                                              The Johnson County Unos will gather


                                                                                                                                                                                         I ENTERTAINMENT
   H ous ec le an i n g – Charmaine will provide you          censed and insured. Call Mike at (913) 592-2333.              2470. Owner is a member of Sacred Heart Parish,                              Renee Maderak (913) 631-7179
with excellent service you can depend on. Years of                                                                          Shawnee.
experience in satisfying customers. Serving the                   Organizing & handyman services - Basements,
greater metro area. Call Charmaine at (913) 972-              garages, attics and shop spaces organized! Your                   Home for rent - Modern, 2 BR, 1-1/2 BA home
7900.                                                         items sorted, boxed & labeled; areas cleaned when             with attached garage near 83rd and Antioch in                    Di sc j ocke y - For your wedding, kolos, night-
                                                              finished! Wall repair, interior painting, tile work,          Overland Park. Many adorable updates and ameni-              clubs, corporate parties, teenage celebrations, holi-                                                                  V i l l a St . Fr a n c i s
    E ng in eer – Do you have foundation cracks or            handicap bars and ramps. Great references and in-             ties including pool and exercise room; and trash,            day parties, sock-hops, ethnic, birthdays, holiday                                                           16600 W. 126th Street • Olathe, Kansas 66062
water coming into your basement? Are you con-                 sured. For pictures of current projects, view my              lawn and snow care. Appliances stay. One-year                parties, hip-hop/rap, golden oldies. Member of St.
fused as to what repair is right? Call Mark Schulte –         Web site at: www. swalms.com. Call Tillar Swalm at            lease. No pets or smokers. Call Catherine at (913)           Therese Parish, KCMO. Call Zepster’s A to Z Party                                                             Phone: (913) 829-5201 Fax: (913) 829-5399
19 years engineering experience! (913) 851-0606.              (913) 375-9115.                                               972-8852.                                                    DJ’s at (816) 741-4777.                                                                                            Daily Mass in the Chapel at 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Skilled Nursing Facility
    Bankruptcy - When debt becomes overwhelm-                                                                                   A p a r t m e n t f o r r e n t – 1 BR, 1 BA. $495 per                                                                                      170 beds
                                                                 Ma s onry work - Quality, new or repair work.
ing, seek professional help. Experienced, compas-                                                                           month, includes utilities. One-year lease. 10911 W.              TO PURCHASE A CLASSIFIED Send an e-mail to:
                                                              Brick, block, and chimney/fireplace repair.                                                                                    jennifer@the leaven. com, or call (913) 647-                              • Medicare and Kansas Medicaid certified • 24 - hour nursing care • Dementia/Alzheimer’s unit
sionate Catholic attorney Teresa Kidd. For a confi-           Insured; second generation bricklayer. Call (913)             59th Terr., Shawnee. Near St. Joseph Parish. View                                                                                        • Physical, occupational and speech therapist on staff/ Rapid recovery • Nutritious Home cooked meals
                                                                                                                                                                                             0327. The cost is $16 per column inch, five
dential, no obligation consultation, call (913) 422-          829-4336.                                                     at: www.shawnee-rentals.com, or call (913) 649-                                                                                                      • Private and Semi Private rooms • Beauty and Barber Shop • 24 hour snacks
                                                                                                                                                                                             lines or less. Each additional line is $1.50.
0610; or send an e-mail to: tkidd@kc.rr.com.                                                                                7596.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Affiliated with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
14 COMMENTARY                                                    THE LEAVEN • APRIL 10, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THE LEAVEN • APRIL 10, 2009          COMMENTARY                                            15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WORD OF LIFE
                                                                                                                  MARK MY WORDS

               President
    MOST REVEREND JOSEPH F. NAUMANN
                                                            Celebrating our God who doesn’t know ‘enough’                                                                                                                                                        Confronting ‘nones’sense
                  Editor
       REVEREND MARK GOLDASICH, STL
           frmark@theleaven.com
                                                           E    ver get one of those
                                                                tunes in your head
                                                                                                                                                        Bits & Pieces booklet.)
                                                                                                                                                            That the kid above was polite,
                                                                                                                                                        dayenu! That he left any tip at all,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I  n March, the results of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               the American Religious
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Identification Study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gan society, the catechumenate was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            what you did. It was the process of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            making disciples. It was the institu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tionalization of the way Jesus made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           prehensive plan for parish evangeliza-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tion beginning with a kerygmatic retreat,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           followed up with the formation of small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           communities, and missional outreach
                Managing Editor                                                                                                                         dayenu! But leaving a 43 percent tip?
                ANITA McSORLEY                             that you keep humming                                                                                                                                                                                                                            disciples. It continues to serve as a          within the parish. In May we will be
                                                                                                                                                        Now, that’s a generosity way beyond                 (ARIS) were reported. The                                                                       model for establishing modern-day              hosting two leadership team retreats in
              anita@theleaven.com                          all day? Well, I’ve got a                                                                    what was expected or deserved, espe-                                                                                                                processes of evangelization that are           Kansas for seven parishes.
                                                                                                                                                        cially given the behavior of the wait-              findings confirmed a con-                                                                       adapted to the circumstances of our re-           Another is the Making Disciples train-
                  Senior Reporter                          doozy in my noggin right                                                                     ress.
                    JOE BOLLIG                                                                                                                                                                              tinuing decline in the per-                                                                     ality.                                         ing that a few of our parishes are going
                joe@theleaven.com                          now. It’s a little ditty,                                                                        Now that the Easter season is here,                                                                                                                It is imperative that new processes of      through. Making Disciples serves to help
                                                                                                          of a 10-year-old boy who, years ago,          that Seder song and the example of the              centage of Christians in the                   — an astonishing 138 percent increase            evangelization be established that are at-     parishes become evangelizing communi-
                                                           called “Dayenu,” that I’ve                     approached the counter of a soda shop         little boy might be powerful guides for                                                            in 18 years! The “nones” now represent
                Production Manager                                                                                                                                                                          United States and an in-                                                                        tuned to the pedagogy of God: processes        ties, understand the reality of our current
                  TODD HABIGER                             heard sung at Seder                            and climbed onto a stool.                     us in these 50 days of rejoicing. An                                                               the third largest group trailing only the        that are capable of understanding the          culture, and adapt processes of evange-
               todd@theleaven.com                                                                            “What does an ice cream sundae             “Easter dayenu spirituality” can chal-              crease in those who claim                      Catholics and Baptists.                          hoped-for outcome of evangelization,           lization within a parish community. We
                                                           meals that I’ve attended                       cost?” he politely asked the waitress.        lenge us to become aware of how God                                                                   One of the conclusions of the report is       which is the conversion and commit-            are offering this training for a few pilot
           Advertising Representative                                                                        “Fifty cents,” she answered distract-      continues to touch our lives: If God                no religious identification                    that “the challenge to Christianity in the
               JENNIFER SIEBES                             over the years. Dayenu is                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ment of men and women to the person            parishes in April, June, and September.
                                                                                                          edly.                                         had only given us his Son at Christmas,             — what they refer to as the                    U.S. does not come from other religions          of Jesus Christ and the establishment of          These programs serve as an opportu-
            jennifer@theleaven.com                         a Hebrew word that                                The kid dug deep into his pockets          dayenu! If God had only given us the                                                               but rather from a rejection of all forms of      environments where a fully Christian life      nity to begin to re-focus our energies on
                                                                                                          and pulled out an assortment of               Our Father to pray, dayenu! If God had              “nones.”                                       organized religion” (see the Web page            can be lived. These processes should take      the church’s primary work of proclaim-
                    Reporter                               roughly means: “It would                       change and began to count it. The             only given us one miracle done by                                                                  at: www.americanreligionsurveyaris.
                  KARA HANSEN                                                                                                                                                                                  Since 1990, Christians have declined                                                         people from first contact to initial con-       ing Jesus Christ and combating the
               kara@theleaven.com                          have been enough.”                             waitress rolled her eyes and grew im-         Jesus, dayenu! If God had Jesus only                from 86.2 percent of the U.S. population       org). The trends all point in the same di-       version to full Christian maturity to apos-    growing secularity in our culture.
                                                                                                          patient with the kid as she had “bigger,      pray for us, dayenu!                                to 76.2 percent of the population, while       rection: America is becoming a less reli-        tolic witness. In other words, processes
                   Circulation                                 The song has some 15 verses that           more important” customers to wait on.             You can easily see where all of this            the “nones” have increased from 7.2 per-       gious country.                                   should be complete and total.                                   Matt Karr is the consultant for the
               sub@theleaven.com                           outline the miraculous workings of                “Well,” the boy said, “how much            will lead: God showers us with bless-               cent of the population to 15 percent. In          So what do we do?                                One such process that our office is            office of evangelization and catechesis. He can be
                                                           God among the Jewish people. Here’s            would just plain ice cream be?”               ing upon blessing upon blessing. Not                pure numbers, the “nones” have gone               In the early church, when faced               working with is called Light of the World                            reached at: ecat@archkck.org.
  Catholic Press Association Award Winner                  a little sample:                                  The waitress snapped, “Thirty-five          only does Jesus die for our salvation,              from 14.3 million people to 34.2 million       with converting a predominantly pa-              parish evangelization. LOTW is a com-
  1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998,                    “If God had split the sea for us, and      cents.”                                       but he rises to a new life that he wants
 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,                 had not taken us through it on dry                After counting his money again, the        to share with all those who follow him.
                 2006, 2007                                land, dayenu!                                  boy said, “May I please have some             And, not only that, the Holy Spirit is                                                                                                FAMILY MATTERS
                                                               “If God had taken us through the           plain ice cream in a dish?” He handed         sent to strengthen, guide and encour-
 Archbishop Edward O’Meara Award Winner
                                                           sea on dry land, and not drowned our           the correct amount of coins over to the       age us. God doesn’t know the meaning
 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001,
                2002, 2003

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                                                           oppressors in it, dayenu!
                                                               “If God had drowned our oppressors
                                                           in it, and had not supplied our needs in
                                                                                                          waitress, who then brought him the ice
                                                                                                          cream.
                                                                                                             Later, the kid left and the waitress
                                                                                                                                                        of enough when it comes to us.
                                                                                                                                                            The little boy in the story shows us
                                                                                                                                                        how an Easter person behaves. We are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Family life calls us to the corporal works every single day
Published weekly September through May, excepting the
Friday the week after Thanksgiving, and the Friday after
Christmas; biweekly June through August. Address com-
                                                           the desert for forty years, dayenu!”
                                                               OK, I’m sure you get the point:
                                                           God’s blessings are overflowing; his
                                                           generosity cannot be outdone. Our
                                                                                                          returned to clear away the boy’s dish.
                                                                                                          When she picked it up, a lump formed
                                                                                                          in her throat and a tear cascaded down
                                                                                                          her cheek. There on the counter, under
                                                                                                                                                        called to go way beyond what might be
                                                                                                                                                        expected of us and to astound others
                                                                                                                                                        with our generosity.
                                                                                                                                                            Honestly, though, if we rejoiced
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I  t is in family life that we
                                                                                                                                                                                                               first experience love; it
                                                                                                                                                                                                            is the first school of love. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            have been made for hungry little ones.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The work is endless and unnoticed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            but it is holy because it is a laying down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               It is often hard in the midst of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           chaos of family life to see the beauty that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is swirling around us. Yet, it is in family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           life that our sight is more than 20/20 be-
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                                                           in small and unexpected ways.                  but he sacrificed it in order to leave her                                                                                                                                                             Recently, my friend Marlene told           care for the sick, clothe the naked, give
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                                                                                                                THE GOSPEL TRUTH                                                                                With four children under three, the        night with a sick child, or a father has         care. Marlene shared with the neighbor         dren. Each member of the family has to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           come home after a hectic day at work
      SCRIPTURE READINGS                                                                                                                                                                                    words hectic, tired and “Oh no, not
                                                                                                                                                                                                            again,” were often part of my vocabu-          and responded to a child’s plea to shoot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            that she had a rocker just like hers. But
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            she added that, unfortunately, hers was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           become, in a special way, the servant of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the others.”
                OCTAVE OF EASTER                             The risen Christ renews his call to his disciples — and to us                                                                                  lary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                There is an intrinsic holiness that per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           some hoops together. A friendly neigh-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           bor does not see the sparkling bathroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            not as beautiful because it had seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sticky peanut butter fingers once too of-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    — Pope John Paul II

                                                                                                                                                                                                            meates family when God is present in           floor created by a mother mopping up              ten. The neighbor then replied, “You, in-        Jacki Corrigan is the archdiocesan consultant for
                    April 12
               EASTER SUNDAY:
      THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
 Acts 10: 34a, 37-43; Ps 118: 1-2, 16ab-17, 22-
                                                           W      hen someone close
                                                                  to us dies, it often
                                                           tears a hole in the fabric
                                                                                                                                                        disciples and Peter.” We might ask
                                                                                                                                                        why Peter is separated out from the
                                                                                                                                                        other disciples. Perhaps, he is singled
                                                                                                                                                        out as a way to underline his impor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the ebb and flow of family life. Holiness
                                                                                                                                                                                                            is not always obvious to the eye of visi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the splashed water from a child’s bath.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nor can a mother’s mind calculate how
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            deed, have the most beautiful rocker of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            all.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the office of family life.



           23; Col 3: 1-4; Mk 16: 1-7                                                                                                                   tance as the chief of the apostles. But
                                                           of our lives. It leaves                                                                      there is another possibility. Maybe this                                                                                             DO UNTO OTHERS
                                                                                                                                                        is a way of saying that, since Peter de-
                    April 13                               loose ends — plans unre-                                                                     nied Jesus three times, he no longer
     MONDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
                                                           alized, words unspoken,
     Acts 2: 14, 22-33; Ps 16: 1-2a, 5, 7-11;
                  Mt 28: 8-15                              dreams that will never
                                                                                                            tion meant that the disciples could re-
                                                                                                            new their relationship with Jesus.
                                                                                                                                                        deserves the name of disciple. Maybe
                                                                                                                                                        the angel is putting Peter in his place.
                                                                                                                                                        That would also be a way to remind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Catholics invited to share their experiences of building the kingdom
                                                                                                            They could find forgiveness. They
                                                           materialize.                                                                                 Peter of his need for forgiveness.
                    April 14
     TUESDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
      Acts 2: 36-41; Ps 33: 4-5, 18-20, 22;
                                                              Perhaps we had intended to hold a
                                                           conversation about a mu-
                                                           tual concern, but never
                                                                                                            could start over again, if he would
                                                                                                            wipe the slate clean.
                                                                                                                           We can hear this mes-
                                                                                                                                                            The angel charges the women to tell
                                                                                                                                                        the disciples: “He is going before you
                                                                                                                                                        to Galilee; there you will see him, as he
                                                                                                                                                                                                            A    re you tuned in to all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the good work that
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christ is accomplishing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ing to look at how I forgive people who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            have hurt me to determine how he is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            going to forgive my sins.” How often
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            do we pray as Christ taught us, without
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           good news through a prison ministry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Perhaps your work is to evangelize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           your co-workers. Perhaps your work is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to advocate for the poor and marginal-
                  Jn 20: 11-18                                                                                          sage of forgiveness and re-     told you.”                                                                                                                                          thought to how this prayer should              ized in society. Perhaps you have only
                                                           followed through on that              EASTER SUNDAY:
                                                           intention. Now, it is too            THE RESURRECTION
                                                                                                                        newal in the Gospel reading         Why does Jesus choose Galilee as the            through his servants in our                                                                     change us?                                     just realized you have a job to do for
                     April 15                                                                                           for the Easter Vigil, which     place where he will meet again with the                                                                                                                Christ is going to look at how you          God.
                                                           late.                                   OF THE LORD          can also be used Easter                                                             archdiocese? Our culture
   WEDNESDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER                                                                                                                    disciples? Perhaps it is because it was in                                                                                                          worked to establish his rule of love, his         Whatever your work, we want to
                                                              Jesus’ death must have                Mk 16: 1-7          Sunday morning, Mk 16:1-
   Acts 3: 1-10; Ps 105: 1-4, 6-9; Lk 24: 13-35
                                                           resulted in this sort of rup-                                7. Three women visit the
                                                                                                                                                        Galilee that Jesus originally called the            can blast a believer out of                                                                     kingdom in this world, to determine            hear about it and we want you to hear
                                                                                                                                                        disciples to follow him. Jesus wishes to                                                                                                            your desire to be with him in the next.        about the work of other Catholics in
                     April 16                              ture in the lives of his disci-                              tomb of Jesus, and so are       renew that call. He wants his disciples             the pew with the loudness                      Catholics working for the kingdom.               Our work to make the kingdom of                our community. Tune in Saturdays at
                                                           ples. In particular, their abandonment of        the first to hear the news of his resur-     to start over again. He wants to forgive                                                              We call the show “Kingdom Come”
    THURSDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER
                                                           Jesus in his hour of need called for them        rection. Significantly, the female disci-    them, to make that possible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            of an electronic media that                    because the Our Father is not just post-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christ happen is how we knock on the           noon to hear “Kingdom Come,” hosted
    Acts 3: 11-26; Ps 8: 2a, 5-9; Lk 24: 35-48                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              door of heaven.                                by myself and Matt Karr on KEXS 1090
                                                           to seek forgiveness from Jesus. They de-         ples of Jesus were the ones to least            The risen Christ wants the same                 too often works against the                    mortem aspiration, but a mission state-             Because we are each unique,                 AM.
                                                           serted Jesus when he was arrested.               merit the charge of deserting him,          thing for us. His forgiveness of our sins                                                          ment for the here and now: Thy king-             beloved children of God through our               If you are involved in a ministry that
                     April 17                              Peter, the chief of the apostles, disowned       since they watched from a distance as       also enables us to start over again, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            glory of God.                                  dom come, thy will be done, on earth             baptism, our work for the kingdom              people need to know about, please let
      FRIDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER                       him three times.                                 he suffered on the cross. True, they        have new life. Easter means the victory                That’s why the archdiocesan offices          as it is in heaven.” As disciples of Christ      looks different. “There are different          me or Matt know. Let’s celebrate the
 Acts 4: 1-12; Ps 118: 1-2, 4, 22-27a; Jn 21: 1-14            The disciples needed to seek for-             watched from a safe distance, but they      of life over death, the triumph of the              for social justice and evangelization          we are called to do our own unique               kinds of spiritual gifts but the same          great things God is doing through his
                                                           giveness from Jesus, but how were                did not completely abandon him. It is       cross over the grave. It also means the             and catechesis have teamed up with lo-         part to promote the kingdom of God               Spirit; there are different forms of ser-      people in the archdiocese.
                    April 18                               they to do that? He was dead. How                appropriate that they should be the         victory of forgiveness over sin.                    cal Catholic radio station KEXS 1090           here on earth . . . right now!                   vice but the same Lord; there are dif-
    SATURDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER                       could they repair the damage done to             first to hear of his resurrection.                                                               AM with the talk show “Kingdom                    I have a friend who once confided to           ferent workings but the same God who                   Bill Scholl is the archdiocesan consultant
    Acts 4: 13-21; Ps 118: 1, 14-15, 16ab-21;              their relationship with Jesus when                  The angel at the empty tomb in-                            Father Mike Stubbs is pastor of   Come.” Saturdays at noon, “Kingdom             me that even though she had been                 produces all of them in everyone” (1                    for social justice. You can e-mail Bill at:
                  Mk 16: 9-15                              they abandoned him?                              structs the women to relay the news to         St. Francis de Sales Parish in Lansing and has                                                  praying the Our Father her entire life,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Come” lifts up the signs of hope in our                                                         Cor 12:4-6).                                                            socialjustice@archkck.org.
                                                              The good news of Jesus’ resurrec-             the other disciples: “But go and tell his     a degree in Scripture from Harvard University.    community by interviewing local                she had only just realized, “God is go-             Perhaps your work is to share the
16 LOCAL NEWS                          THE LEAVEN • APRIL 10, 2009




    WHAT’S OLD
   IS NEW AGAIN
    Ancient tradition making a comeback
                               By JOE BOLLIG      opportunity before to witness to their eu-
                                   Leaven staff   charistic devotion publicly have the chance
                                                  to do so. And because of the active nature
     KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The church calen-        of the procession itself, it makes for a wor-
  dar had been accumulating memorials,            ship opportunity perfect for even families
  feasts and solemnities for centuries.           with young children.
     But it wasn’t until 1264 that the univer-        “I think it would be a great family activi-
  sal church set aside a specific day to cele-     ty,” said Archbishop Naumann. “I think
  brate the mystery of the Eucharist.             most of us developed our devotion through
     That celebration is called the solemnity     the example of our family. I know my
  of the Body and Blood of Christ — or            grandfather was a great witness to me
  Corpus Christi — which falls this year on       about the importance of eucharistic adora-
  June 14. Corpus Christi means “Body of          tion.”
  Christ” in Latin.                                   “We’re especially encouraging families
     The upcoming solemnity had its start         who have first communicants to have them
  with St. Juliana of Mont Cornillon, in what     wear their special dress or suit they wore,”
  is now Belgium. She had, since her youth, a     he added, “and to celebrate their family
  great love for the Eucharist and reportedly     member who has just begun the privilege
  had a vision that inspired her to seek a spe-   of receiving the Eucharist.”
  cial feast in its honor.                            “We also encourage our young people
     Eventually, St. Juliana persuaded            who have been confirmed this past year to
  Bishop Robert de Thorete of Liege to estab-     participate,” he said. “Part of confirmation
  lish Corpus Christi as a diocesan feast.        is to give a public witness of your faith, and
  After he died, his successor asked Pope         a procession like this through the streets is
  Urban IV to extend the feast to the whole       one of the ways we can do that.”
  church, which he did.                               Some parishes in the archdiocese have
     “Sometimes feasts like Corpus Christi,       longstanding traditions associated with
  Holy Trinity and Sacred Heart are called        Corpus Christi Sunday, and the archbishop
  ‘idea feasts,’ because they don’t signify a     encourages them to continue these.
  historical moment in the life of Christ, Our        “In different areas of the archdiocese
  Lady, or one of the saints, but focus on a      there are already local traditions of Corpus
  particular mystery of the faith,” explained     Christi processions, and I’m not suggest-
  Michael Podrebarac, archdiocesan consul-        ing that those be changed or altered,”
  tant for liturgy.                               said Archbishop Naumann. “For
     Pope Urban IV turned to St. Thomas           those communities who do not, I
  Aquinas to compile the liturgical text for      think this celebration in the
  the feast. St. Thomas’ contribution is re-      Kansas City area could be a pil-
  tained in the “great sequence” of Corpus        grimage for some of our
  Christi, he said. Today, it’s optional, and     parishioners who must trav-
  because of its demands, seldom used.            el some distance to come
     One of the distinctive aspects of Corpus     to St. Agnes Parish.”
  Christi is a procession with the Eucharist          This year’s archdioce-
  displayed in a monstrance. Even today,          san-wide Corpus Christi
  huge Corpus Christi processions are popu-       celebration will be co-hosted
  lar in many countries across the world, but     by the Archdiocese of Kansas
  even in the days prior to the Second            City in Kansas and the Diocese of
  Vatican Council the processions were not        Kansas        City-St.    Joseph.
  as important a fixture in American society.      Archbishop Naumann and
     Following Vatican II, many eucharistic       Bishop Finn will preside.
  devotions, like Corpus Christi, declined in         The event opens with the
  popularity because many people felt they        exposition of the Blessed
  had to shift their attention toward living      Sacrament from 1-2 p.m. at
  the Eucharist in their daily lives.             St. Agnes Church, 5250
     “Of course, it was a false choice,” said     Mission Rd., Roeland Park,
  Podrebarac. “We don’t have to choose be-        during which time the sacra-
  tween showing our devotion and love to          ment of reconciliation will
  the Eucharist and living the fruits of that     be offered.
  Eucharist in our daily lives. They really go        The eucharistic proces-
  hand in hand.”                                  sion will begin at 2 p.m.,
     “I think what’s happening now is a cer-      heading up Mission Road
  tain rediscovery of the benefits of eucharis-    to West 50th Street, turn-
  tic devotion,” he continued. “We’ve seen it     ing left and continuing to
  for probably the last 20 years in eucharistic   Reinhardt, and then turn-
  practices in our parishes.”                     ing left again to the
     Thanks to Archbishop Joseph F.               Bishop Miege High
  Naumann and Bishop Robert Finn of the           School stadium, where
  Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, said         the event will conclude
  Podrebarac, there has been a resurgence in      with Benediction.
  the public celebration of the Eucharist             An ice cream social will
  through Corpus Christi processions in the       follow.
  Kansas City metro area.
     Now, Catholics who have never had the
                                                                                          CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz

								
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