Bishop Kemme announces priest assignments

Father Sixtus Ye Myint, one of the priests from Myanmar serving in the Diocese of Wichita, will retire June 20. Father Myint is pastor of three parishes in Southeast Kansas, Moline, Caney, and Sedan.
His retirement is one of the priestly assignments announced by Bishop Carl A. Kemme, most of which are effective on June 20.
Ten pastors have been given new parishes. Three priests have been named parochial vicars at parishes in Wichita or Pittsburg.
Father Chad Arnold, pastor of Holy Name Parish in Coffeyville, has been named the director of the Office of Vocations and the associate director of the St. Joseph House of Formation at St. Joseph Parish. Father Michael Simone has been named director of the St. Joseph House of formation while continuing as chancellor of the diocese.
Father Benjamin Sawyer, who has been studying in Rome for the last two years, will return as pastor of Christ the King Parish in Wichita. His assignment is effective Aug. 1.
Father Jason Borkenhagen, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Parsons, will take Father Sawyer's place in Rome.
After taking care of some personal engagements, Father Borkenhagen will leave for Rome on June 5. A week later he will begin studying Italian in Assisi, where he will be in intensive study until the end of August.
Father Borkenhagen will then begin his academic studies in Rome.
“I have always loved St. Thomas Aquinas,” he said last week, recalling several instructors who instilled a love of the church father. “The teachings of St. Thomas have always been a part of my formation as a priest. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to spend two years studying them.”
The pastor of St. Patrick Parish for 12 years will pursue advanced studies in theology and priestly formation at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, known as the Angelicum, and at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, known as Santa Croce. He will live at Casa Santa Maria, a residence for graduate priest students of the North American College in Rome.
Here is a list of the assignments.

Retirement
The Rev. Sixtus Ye Myint
– Retired Priest Status, effective June 20, 2017

Pastors
The Rev. Daniel Duling
– Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Ost, St. Rose Parish, Mount Vernon, and St. Louis Parish, Waterloo, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Jeffrey Fasching – Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Halstead, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Patrick Kotrba – Pastor, St. Paul Parish, Lyons and Holy Name Parish, Bushton, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Daniel Lorimer – Pastor, Holy Name, Coffeyville, Kansas, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Roger Lumbre – Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Cunningham, St. Leo Parish, St. Leo, St. Peter Parish, Willowdale and St. John Parish, Zenda, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Matthew Marney – Pastor, Church of the Holy Spirit, Goddard, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Curtis Robertson – Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Parsons, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Benjamin Sawyer – Pastor, Christ the King Parish, Wichita, effective Aug. 1, 2017
The Rev. Robert Spencer – Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Moline, St Robert Parish, Sedan, Sacred Heart Parish, Caney and Part time Chaplain, St. Dismas Ministry to the Incarcerated, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Aaron Spexarth – Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Hutchinson and Holy Trinity Parish, Little River, effective June 20, 2017

Parochial Vicar
The Rev. Devin Burns
– Parochial vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsburg, Kansas, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Joshua Evans – Parochial vicar, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Wichita, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Andy Walsh – Parochial vicar, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Wichita, effective June 20, 2017

Chaplains and Special Assignments
The Rev. Chad Arnold
– Director of Office of Vocations and Associate Director of St. Joseph House of Formation, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Jason Borkenhagen – Advanced Studies in Theology and Priestly Formation attending courses at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce). Residing at the Casa Santa Maria for graduate priest students/North American College, Rome, Italy, Effective, June 1, 2017
The Rev. Samuel Brand – Diocesan Master of Ceremonies, continuing as Chaplain of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Curtis Hecker – Chaplain, Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Michael Nolan – Chaplain, McConnell Air Force Base, Diocesan Coordinator of Rite of Christian Initiation, continuing in service to Diocesan Tribunal and Office of Worship, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Michael Simone – Director of St. Joseph House of Formation and continuing as Chancellor of the Diocese of Wichita, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. Joseph Tatro – Full time service, Cana Counseling Department, Catholic Charities of Wichita, effective June 20, 2017
The Rev. David Voss – Full time, Chaplain, St. Pius X Student Center, with residence at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsburg, Kansas, effective June 20, 2017

International TEC Encounter July 7-9 at the SLC in Wichita

By Janet Holden and Kyle Bauer
The Diocese of Wichita is hosting this year’s international TEC Encounter July 7-9 at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
David Walker, program director for the diocesan Office of Faith Formation, said the international Teens Encounter Christ family gathers annually at the event to strengthen and deepen their encounter with Christ.
“TEC members ages 18 and over from across the country and beyond are invited to participate in TEC Encounter 2017,” Walker said.
The year’s theme is “Make Me Your Instrument.” Featured speakers will be Dr. Michael Carotta of Omaha, Nebraska; and Fr. Aaron Spexarth and Kit Lambertz, both of Wichita. Carotta is currently the National Advisor for Adolescent Catechesis for Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division and the 2012 Recipient of the Emmaus Award for Excellence in Catechesis awarded by the National Association of Parish Catechetical Directors.
Walker said nearly 30 members of the Diocese of Wichita’s TEC community are part of a planning team. Sub-committees have been established under the coordination of Jodi Simon and have been meeting monthly since the fall to coordinate events they hope will help attendees gain a deeper sense of community with other members of the TEC family, gain a greater knowledge of the spiritual process of TEC, share resources, and grow in their personal spiritual renewal.
“The committee is reaching out to Wichita TEC members and the faithful of the diocese for support and prayers,” Walker said. “A major aspect of TEC is the idea of wheat – the sacrifices made in order to benefit others.
“Therefore, the committee is asking for your wheat and prayers. Whether it be extra time throughout the day for prayer, additional visits to the Blessed Sacrament, or giving up other daily luxuries that many take for granted, the committee greatly appreciates any and all sacrifices made for the success of the event.”
TEC is a three-day retreat based on the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. It involves older adolescents and young adults encountering Christ in a way they have never experienced before. TEC participants have opportunities to grow in their relationship with Christ through talks, group discussion, individual reflection and prayer, and sharing in the Sacraments.
Since TEC began in the Wichita Diocese in 1984, there have been over 150 retreat weekends in our diocese that have impacted over 3,700 youth.

Want to be a part of the TEC Encounter?
The international TEC Encounter will be held July 7-9 at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
Registration is available online at www.tecconference.org for adult members of the TEC community. You must have attended a TEC retreat to participate in TEC Encounter. For more information, contact David Walker at the Office of Faith Formation, 316-269-3940.

Bishop seeking input regarding visitors’ center for Fr. Kapaun

As the cause for Father Emil Kapaun’s Beatification and Canonization continues to be studied by Rome, Bishop Carl A. Kemme has gathered a committee to look at what can be done to accommodate the growing number of pilgrims visiting Fr. Kapaun’s hometown of Pilsen.
The committee has been tasked with making recommendations on a possible Father Kapaun Visitor’s Center. Several parishioners from Pilsen are on the committee, as well as members of the Cause for Father Kapaun’s Canonization, and other diocesan offices.
“It will still be years before the process for Father Kapaun’s canonization is complete,” says Scott Carter, diocesan coordinator for the Father Kapaun office, “but the need for a more suitable way to welcome visitors to Pilsen is already here.”
Harriet Bina, one of the several local caretakers and tour guides of the Chaplain Kapaun Museum, sees the need all the time. “The Medal of Honor Ceremony [in 2013] brought a lot of attention to Father Kapaun’s story. Five to 10 years ago we had few visitors, and very few school groups. Today we have a lot of military men stopping in, and far more schools. It has even brought visitors from outside the country.”
Harriet says that visitors are excited to walk the same grounds that Father Kapaun walked on and to pray in St. John Nepomucene Church where he received his sacraments. The small farming community of hard-working and resourceful people hasn’t changed much in the 75 years since Father Kapaun last lived there, so it’s the perfect place to learn about what formed him into the hero he would later become.
Over 100 groups a year now visit the museum, which displays many artifacts from Chaplain Kapaun’s life and has several models to help illustrate his heroic deeds. In addition, tour guides also tell stories of potential miracles attributed to Father Kapaun’s intercession.
Unfortunately, the current buildings do not adequately meet the needs of visitors. The only handicap access to the church is by an antiquated lift which does not always function properly, and there is no handicap access to the museum. Furthermore, the size of the current buildings forces the guides to split school and other group tours up.
One group is able to spend time in the museum while another hears stories in the church basement. Often Father Kapaun’s story must be told in the main body of the church because there isn’t another space big enough for it.
A potential visitor center would help alleviate these needs. Upgrades, including a handicap ramp, would be made to the church to help welcome visitors. A new multipurpose building will be built that can host large groups for talks and meals, as well as providing adequate space for displaying Fr. Kapaun’s artifacts and telling his story.
Some preliminary work on plans has already occurred, and the building committee will continue to meet regularly to further develop the plans and report to the Bishop.
“We hope to find a way to better honor Father Kapaun and to allow visitors to be inspired by his story,” says Carter.

Father Kapaun to be honored in June
Father Emil Kapaun will be honored next month at his home church in Pilsen. A 60-mile pilgrimage from Church of the Magdalen Church in Wichita to St. John Nupomecene Church in Pilsen will be held from June 1-4. A Mass will be celebrated on the last day, Sunday, June 4, at the church. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., instead of 3 p.m. as in previous years, followed by lunch and tours. For more information or to register, visit www.FrKapaun.org.
The Chaplain Kapaun Museum is located at 2744 Remington Road in Pilsen. It is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. To schedule a tour at another time, call Rose at Holy Family Parish, 620-382-3369.

Traveling Fatima statue visits diocese

A carved, wooden image of the Blessed Virgin Mary is making its way west in the United States as part of a Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace.
The World Apostolate of Fatima U.S.A., which is sponsoring the tour, initially wanted the statue to visit 100 dioceses to promote the message of Fatima as part of the Fatima centennial. But when the tour ends in Texas at the end of this year, it will have visited all 50 states and likely over 200 dioceses.
Katie Moran, tour coordinator, said as of early May the statue had already stopped in over 175 dioceses.
“People need to know that she came as a mother to take her children under her arm, so to speak, and just gather them all up,” she said.
The Blessed Virgin came from heaven 100 years ago, Moran said, because of the love she has for us. “She came as a mother realizing the danger her children were in. And she came and brought a peace plan from heaven. And if everyone would do this simple plan…an era of peace would be granted to us in the world.”
The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima is one of two “twin” statues sculpted in 1947 by José Thedim, who Moran described as the Michelangelo of Portugal. The image reflects the precise instructions of Sister Lucia.
Before the centennial tour the statue would visit a diocese for two to three weeks. After the centennial tour, it will return to its regular touring timetable.
The statue, which also stopped at the motherhouse of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Colwich, and Resurrection and Blessed Sacrament parishes in Wichita, will visit Nebraska, Iowa, and North Dakota through May and June.
For more information and for a tour schedule, visit FatimaTourForPeace.com.
A related story appears on page 15 of the print edition.

Want to hear the talks, homily?
A talk, “The Message of Fatima,” in both English and Spanish, as well as Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s homily from the event May 10 are posted available in a podcast at www.WichitaCathedral.com.

Bishop blesses cemetery addition

Bishop Carl A. Kemme blessed the new Holy Family Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery in west Wichita Saturday, May 13. The mausoleum was recently completed and has room for over 360 full casket burials and 240 cremated remains.
The mausoleum is part of an expansion of the ground burial area at the cemetery. The expanded ground area will be a departure from the existing area, upright tombstones will be allowed in the new area.
Diocesan Director of Cemeteries Jim Sheldon said the expansion and new mausoleum will position Resurrection Cemetery well into the future to care for the families of the Diocese of Wichita.
Sheldon said an Italian mosaic studio was commissioned to make four features that will be added to the mausoleum. Scheduled to arrive late this year are four four-foot by six-foot mosaics: Mary and Child, Joseph and Child, Jesus the Good Shepherd, and Jesus Divine Mercy.

Diocesan news, May 19, 2017

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next month.
May
May 20: Diaconate ordination, 10 a.m.,Church of the Magdalen, Wichita
May 21: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Graduation at 1:30 p.m.; Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School Graduation at 4 p.m. both at Hartman Arena
May 24: Holy Hour in solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters at the Cathedral at 7 p.m.
May 25: Evening with Seminarians at the Cathedral
May 27: Ordination to the priesthood, 10 a.m., Church of the Magdalen, Wichita
June
June 2: Evening with Seminarians in Southeast Kansas, Pittsburg
June 4: Parish Pastoral visit to St. Mary in Aleppo
June 5-9: Wichita priests retreat
June 10: Jubilee Mass for Sisters of St. Joseph
June 10-11: Parish pastoral visit to Holy Cross in Hutchinson
June 11-15: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Indianapolis, Indiana
June 16: Holy Family Camp Mass
June 18: Corpus Christi at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Wichita

Pope Francis Build 2017 begins Aug. 12
The Diocese of Wichita is again partnering with Habitat for Humanity Wichita for a Pope Francis Build.
Bonnie Toombs, director of the diocesan Respect Life and Social Justice Office, said initial construction will begin on Aug. 12 at a lot located at 1227 N. Estelle, just a few blocks from Holy Savior Catholic Church..
Volunteers are needed when the hammers start swinging on Aug. 17. Work days for this year’s build will be Thursdays and Fridays from Aug. 17 to Oct. 20.
“We are reaching out to you today to see if you can help either with a donation towards the cost of the build or if you would like to help work on the build,” Toombs said.
Individuals, families, parishes, work groups and any others interested may sign up to work the Pope Francis Build 2017. Those interested may contact the Respect Life and Social Justice Office at 316 269-3935 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
In the words of Pope Francis, Toombs said, : “Works of love directed to one’s neighbor are the most perfect external manifestation of the interior grace of the Spirit….”

Harvest House Mass and luncheon with Bishop Kemme June 27
The diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life invites all adults over age 50 to a celebration Mass and luncheon with Bishop Carl A. Kemme at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 27, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 430 N. Broadway in Wichita.
The event is to show appreciation to all “seasoned servants,” the senior adults in our diocese, who are still serving our church and community in many capacities. All senior adult ministry groups who are meeting in parishes will be recognized. The 28th anniversary of Harvest House will also be celebrated.
A catered luncheon will begin immediately following the Mass. Door prizes will be given away.
For reservations, send $10 per person with your name, address, and phone number by June 16 to the Office of Marriage and Family Life 437 N. Topeka Wichita, Kansas 67202. Checks should be made payable to: Catholic Diocese of Wichita.

Bishop Kemme to lead trip to South America
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will lead a trip to South America Jan. 29-Feb. 8, 2018.
The trip, “a walk in the footsteps of Pope Francis,” will include stops in Lima and Machu Picchu, Peru; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“We were so thrilled when Bishop Kemme agreed to lead this trip as a benefit for Guadalupe Clinic,” said Jodi Guillemette, director of Development for Guadalupe Clinic.
“It will be a wonderful spiritual experience. We will see the shrines of South America, walk in the footsteps of Pope Francis, and have the opportunity to have Mass every day with the bishop. We are blessed to have such a kind, giving soul as Bishop Kemme leading our diocese.”
The trip includes airfare from anywhere in the country, daily Mass, four- or five-star hotels, all ground transportation, tour guides, entry into all sites, and all breakfasts and dinners.
The cost is $3,850 per person, of which $250 is a tax-deductible donation to the Guadalupe Clinic. For a reservation or more information, call (508) 340-9370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Fatima/Lourdes trip reception May 24
Father Michael Schemm will host a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in the Pius X Room at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for those interested in a trip to Lourdes and Fatima. Father Schemm will be the spiritual advisor for the trip. (See ad on page 10 of the print edition.)
The 12-day pilgrimage to the shrines of Spain and Lourdes and Fatima is scheduled from Oct. 4-15. The pilgrimage is special because it will end on the special feast day of Oct. 13 in Fatima.
Scheduled to be visited are Lourdes; the Shrine of Our Lady of Pillar, where the Blessed Mother appeared to St. James; several sites in Madrid; Avila, St. Theresa’s birthplace; Alba de Tormes, where St. Theresa’s body is located; Santiago de Compostela, the cathedral built in honor of St. James; Pontevedra, the largest Marian shrine in Spain; and Fatima on Oct. 13, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima.
Those interested in attending may send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 316-269-3965.

Catholic seniors invited to Bible study at Reflection Ridge
Catholic adults are invited to a video-based Catholic Bible study for seniors on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Reflection Ridge, 2300 N. Tyler Road in Wichita.
For more information, call 316-721-0500.

Correction
In an article in the May 5 Catholic Advance about new student leadership at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Julia Howey’s father was misidentified. His name is Mark. Julia is the new student body president.
Chloe Charles, the vice president, is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Wichita.

Spiritual Life Center news, May 19, 2017

Summer symposium July 13-15; banquet Thursday
WICHITA – The Spiritual Life Center will host a three-day conference July 13-15 for adult faith formation, prayer, celebration, and intellectual exchange. The theme for this year’s conference is “Conversion and Conscience: Freedom, Will, and Truth in the Human Quest for Meaning.”
The teaching faculty for the 2017 symposium consists of Dr. James Madden, professor of philosophy at Benedictine College, Fr. Thomas Hoisington, priest in residence at St. Mary’s Parish in Garden Plain, Fr. Joshua Lollar, priest at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Lawrence, and Stephanie Mann, local author of “Supremacy and Survival: How Catholics Endured the English Reformation.”
The symposium begins with a keynote banquet on the evening of Thursday, July 13, and continues all day Friday and Saturday with a schedule consisting of morning prayer, Holy Mass, and lectures in four pillar content areas.
The symposium will discuss how life of Christ provides us with a model for obedience: In the person of Jesus, human will was perfectly aligned with divine will. But, with lives filled with distraction and cross-pressures, and minds filled with confusion and doubt, how are we to follow in his example?
How can we overcome the dissenting voices around us, and the sinful impulses within us, which tempt us to follow the example of the world, rather than the example of our Lord? Utilizing Christological, philosophical, and historical perspectives, the symposium will provide insights into ways our forebears have pursued authentic human liberty by focusing on the transcendent, even in the midst of persecution.
Want to attend?
The Summer Symposium begins Thursday, July 13 with an evening banquet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the keynote lecture. The symposium continues both Friday and Saturday from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Various registration options are available depending on which parts of the symposium a participant attends. The commuter rate is $115, and the overnight rate is $200. Adjusted rates are available for those who can only attend part of the symposium. Registration may be made by calling the Spiritual Life Center at 316-744-0167, or online at SLCwichita.org.

SLC’s Docentium titled ‘Voices of Vatican II’
Dusty Gates will facilitate the monthly Docentium program on Catholicism and Culture Thursday, June 15, at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita. The program includes dinner and a presentation.
June’s theme is called “Voices of Vatican II.” Participants will see a short documentary on the Second Vatican Council, which was recently published by the USCCB, and discuss some of the general themes of the council. Attendees will then discuss the historical context of the council, some of its results, and the varied interpretations and manifestations which came in its wake.
Docentium takes place each third Thursday of the month at the Spiritual Life Center with an evening of food, friendship, and learning. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30, and every month a new lecture will be given on some topic related to religion and culture. The cost is $15 per person. More information can be found on the SLC website.
Visit the Spiritual Life Center’s web page at www.slcwichita.org to register or call (316) 744-0167. Advance registration appreciated.

Summer schedule for kids Masses at the SLC announced
Caregivers and their children are invited to the monthly “KidsPrayToo!: Mass with Children” at the Spiritual Life Center this summer.
Kids’ Mass will be celebrated on June 2, July 6, and Aug. 8. The Mass begins at 11:15 a.m. and on these particular days, Father Ken Van Haverbeke will speak especially to the littlest among us.
The program gives parents and caregivers an opportunity to teach their children without worrying about disturbing other Mass-goers around them.
All families are invited to pack a lunch to enjoy in our courtyard or dining room afterwards.

SENT institute begins Monday

The Diocese of Wichita is sponsoring a 10-week SENT Institute for Evangelization beginning Monday, May 8.
The institute is a process of formation for all baptized adults and is designed to equip and encourage them to share Jesus Christ with their family, friends, acquaintances – with anyone.
“You don’t need a theology degree – there’s no prerequisite,” said Joshua Bitting, director of the diocesan Office of Faith Formation. “Really, all you have to have is a heart open to God and a heart open to people. If you love the Lord Jesus and you want him to be loved and known, this is for you.”
Anyone who knows people they would like to invite into a relationship with Christ is invited.
Bitting added that his office has recently had a number of different events focusing on evangelization and how to make it practical for the laity.
The SENT institute will help anyone interested to learn ways of praying, sharing their own story, and their encounters with Jesus.
“And it will enable participants to share the Gospel in a inviting way that will encourage people to be open to coming back to the church, perhaps, or entering into a relationship with Christ, if they haven’t yet done so,” he said.

Want to be sent?
The SENT Institute for Evangelization begins at 6 p.m. Monday, May 8, at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Andover. It will continue for 10 consecutive Mondays.
The cost is $50 per person or $150 per parish group.
For more information or to register, visit the Office of Faith Formation website at www.CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/faith or call 316-269-3940.

Pope Francis Build 2017 begins Aug. 12

The Diocese of Wichita is again partnering with Habitat for Humanity Wichita for a Pope Francis Build.
Bonnie Toombs, director of the diocesan Respect Life and Social Justice Office, said initial construction will begin on Aug. 12 at a lot located at 1227 N. Estelle, just a few blocks from Holy Savior Church.
Volunteers are needed when the hammers start swinging on Aug. 17. Work days for this year’s build will be Thursdays and Fridays from Aug. 17 to Oct. 20.
“We are reaching out to you today to see if you can help either with a donation towards the cost of the build or if you would like to help work on the build,” Toombs said.
Individuals, families, parishes, work groups and any others interested may sign up to work the Pope Francis Build 2017. Those interested may contact the Respect Life and Social Justice Office at 316-269-3935 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
In the words of Pope Francis, Toombs said: “Works of love directed to one’s neighbor are the most perfect external manifestation of the interior grace of the Spirit….”

Author, international speaker to share secrets of ‘Leading Like Jesus’ May 10

Dr. Owen Phelps will share the secrets of living, loving, and leading like Jesus at the next CAB, Catholic Assembly for Business, meeting Wednesday, May 10, in the Main Assembly Room of the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
“Jesus is the best leadership teacher and role model of all time,” Phelps says. “As we try to find our way in the world, we might as well learn from the best.”
The breakfast opens at 7:15 a.m. and the program begins at 7:40. The program ends at 8:45 a.m. to give attendees an opportunity for networking and fellowship.
Phelps is the author of “The Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus: Introducing S3 Leadership – Servant, Steward, Shepherd.” He has taken his message to Catholics all across the U.S., as well as to Canada, Africa, and India. The Catholic Leader e-newsletter is sent around the world.
Phelps says his message “is for every Catholic in every circumstance and every walk of life because everyone is a leader. Every time we try to influence anyone else, we are taking on the role of leader. So all of us are leaders some of the time. Leadership is not a choice. The only choice we have is what kind of leader we will be – and being a Jesus-like Leader is obviously the best choice.”
The event is sponsored by Profit Builders.
CAB, launched in 2015 as a ministry of the Diocese of Wichita, has over 100 sustaining members and is averaging over 90 attendees at each breakfast.
The success of the organization reflects the demand for opportunities for Catholic professionals to get together, be inspired by great speakers, and to have the opportunity to network with each other.
For those who wish a more in-depth understanding of how to integrate S3 Jesus-like Leadership into their everyday lives, a 2 1/2 hour workshop by Dr. Phelps will follow the breakfast, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost of the workshop is $49 for CAB Members and $99 for non-members.
Want to register?
To register for either CAB breakfast meeting or the workshop, visit www.CABwichita.org.

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