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THELEAVEN.ORG | VOL. 42, NO. 41 | JUNE 18, 2021


After more than a year, the dispensation from Mass in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas due to the coronavirus pandemic was lifted the weekend of the solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 5-6. Processions were only a few of the activities that kept area Catholics busy.




Photos from top: n Retired Msgr. Vince Krische displays a painting of Corpus Christi Church, Lawrence, at Mass on June 5. The Mass celebrated the 40th anniversary of the parish — followed by a barbecue and games afterwards — as well as its namesake. Founding pastor Father James Shaughnessy, former pastor Father Mick Mulvany and current pastor Father Jerry Volz were also all on hand for the event and concelebrated the Mass with Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann. n Archbishop Naumann processes around the Cathedral of St. Peter neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas, with the Blessed Sacrament on June 6, the day of the cathedral’s Corpus Christi celebration. n Several servers of St. Benedict Parish in Atchison lead Father Jeremy Heppler, OSB, pastor of St. Benedict, on the parish’s six-block eucharistic procession before circling back to St. Benedict. Two altars were set up along the procession route at the homes of St. Benedict parishioners.




Religious liberty rally set for June 26 at Holy Spirit By Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org

Event schedule


ANSAS CITY, Kan. — Good food, good music and good times for a good cause await archdiocesan Catholics who attend a rally for religious liberty this month. The archdiocesan pro-life and social justice offices are co-sponsoring “Pray — Reflect — Act for Religious Liberty,” an event that will take place from 4-7:30 p.m. on June 26 at Holy Spirit Parish, 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the issue of religious liberty. “There are many people who don’t realize, or even know, that our religious freedoms are in several ways under attack,” said Deb Niesen, lead consultant for the archdiocesan pro-life office. “We’re trying hard to prevent that. “This is an educational opportunity for people to come and learn about what is happening and ways they can act to keep our religious freedoms, so the church and all people of faith can continue to practice their faith in their homes and the public square.” All Catholics are invited

• 4 p.m. — Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann • 5:30 p.m. — Complimentary cookout dinner and live music by All Things I Am, Joe and Cayleigh Heron • 6:15 a.m. — Keynote speakers • 7 p.m. — Rosary with the Holy Family School of Faith


The archdiocesan pro-life and social justice offices are co-sponsoring “Pray — Reflect — Act for Religious Liberty,” an event that will take place from 4-7:30 p.m. on June 26 at Holy Spirit Parish, 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park. The evening will feature a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, food, guest speakers and a rosary. and there is no cost to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers. All activities will take place outdoors except for the opening Mass with Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, which will be celebrated inside Holy Spirit Church. (See sidebar for

scheduled activities.) The archdiocesan-sponsored event occurs during Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. For more information, visit the website at: usccb.org/ReligiousFreedom Week. One of the speakers on

tap at the event is Jeanette Pryor, policy specialist for the Kansas Catholic Conference. Her topic is: “The Culture of Freedom in Public Policy.” “For the Kansas Catholic Conference, what we’re speaking about is the general erosion of this culture of freedom in public policy,” said

Pryor. “We’re trying to take a step away from specific issues and just look at the erosion of people’s sense of freedom as they speak about their public policy positions — particularly the church.” One of the big issues the conference is concerned about is the proposed “Value Them Both” state constitutional amendment. “We are, of course, concerned [that] if the ‘Value Them Both’ state constitutional amendment doesn’t pass, Kansans will be required to violate their religious freedom and pay for abortion with their state tax funds,” said Pryor. “We’ll point that out and that is a great concern.”




AGAINST ALL ODDS Capital campaign overcomes historic challenges; archbishop praises parishioners’ generosity


Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann gives an update on the status of the archdiocesan capital campaign at a recent meeting. Despite falling just short of its goal, the archbishop declared the campaign a success.

By Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org


ANSAS CITY, Kan. — When the “One Faith. One Family. One Future . . . in Christ” capital campaign was launched in spring 2018, the hope was that it would address the critical needs of the archdiocese now and in the future. As the campaign now moves into its final act, the collection phase, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann shared his thoughts about how those hopes turned out. “When you look at our overall goal, which was $65 million, we fell short of that significantly. But I feel the campaign was extremely successful,” said Archbishop Naumann. The archbishop considers the campaign successful because it raised significant funds despite facing two unique challenges. The first challenge was the second wave of the abuse crisis in the wider church, which occurred soon after the launch of the campaign. The second challenge was the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, which had an especially big impact on the final one-third of parishes that participated. There is a third factor to consider as well. Most dioceses suspend their annual collection during such large campaigns, but the archdiocese went ahead with Archbishop’s Call to Share to support archdiocesan ministries. Despite the challenges, the “One Faith” campaign generated $42.7 million in pledges with an additional $21.3 million raised by the 11 parish co-campaigns, bringing the total to $64 million. When the $6 million raised by ACTS is taken into account, it can be seen that archdiocesan Catholics gave generously, said Archbishop Naumann.


The October 2019 Enflame convocation was a huge success made possible by the capital campaign. Enflame trained and energized lay Catholics in evangelization techniques. In many cases, it resulted in teams of committed Catholics eager and able to assist their pastors during the pandemic.

Hopes realized One campaign success was fully funding construction of a priests’ retirement home near Santa Marta in Overland Park and an endowment for the home. This, said Archbishop Naumann, is a tangible expression by archdiocesan Catholics of their love for their priests, wanting them to have a happy and dignified retirement. He expects the priests’ pension fund will be fully funded, too. “We believe we’ll be able to fund the priests’ pension fund because we have

received the pledges,” said the archbishop. The priests’ retirement facility will be a freestanding building located due west of the Santa Marta retirement facility in Olathe, said Dan Himmelberg, archdiocesan director of real estate and construction. An architect has produced preliminary plans and a groundbreaking has been planned for fall 2021. “They earmarked $5.2 million for it, hard and fast,” said Himmelberg. “We designed for the full 12 units, but we anticipate building only 10 at this point. The other two are for the future.” Although the full targeted amount

One campaign success was fully funding construction of a priests’ retirement home (seen in rendering above) near Santa Marta in Overland Park and an endowment for the home. President Most Rev. Joseph F. Naumann

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was collected for the priests’ retirement home, the big increase in the cost of construction materials required this adjustment in the number of units to keep to the budget. “[The increase] has greatly impacted the building of the facility,” said Father Jerry Volz, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Lawrence and board member of the group building the facility. “As most people know, the cost of lumber alone has gone up several hundred percent in the last year. Our design costs are far over the original estimate. So, at this point, the team is making a lot of adjustments to find ways to build the facility as intended with the amount of money we have.” A second campaign success was raising $1 million for evangelization. “The smallest dollar amount [of the campaign], but actually the most important thing in terms of our priorities, was the evangelization commitment,” said Archbishop Naumann. “It was not insignificant — $1 million — but it helped us to partially fund the [October 2019] convocation and make it affordable and accessible to parishes.” In addition to the convocation, the >> See “PARISHES” on page 7 Managing Editor Anita McSorley anita.mcsorley@theleaven.org

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The Leaven takes a dozen Catholic Media Association awards


ANSAS CITY, Kan. — As crazy as 2020 was, it might seem that survival alone during a year disrupted by a worldwide pandemic was triumph enough. But The Leaven did better than that. It won 12 national press awards at the second — and hopefully, final — virtual Catholic Media Conference, held June 8-10.


Utility player The awards broke down as follows: six first place, one second place, three third places and two honorable mentions. Six of the awards were for writing and five were for visual elements: photos, photo-illustrations or graphics. One was for a headline. And it was a free-for-all. While one staff member — Todd Habiger — won four awards, demonstrating excellence in both writing and design — Shelly Hoog set a record by becoming The Leaven’s first reader to win a photography award for the paper. The judges rewarded Habiger for his versatility with a first place in Best Use of Graphics for “The Face of Controversy,” a first place Best Sports Journalism for “Silent Spring,” a third place in best feature writing for “Team Catholic,” and a third place in Best Headline, “Three Weddings and a Pandemic.” It’s no surprise that two of the awards involved sports, because Habiger’s known as The Leaven’s sports guy. “Silent Spring” was about youth athletes who were denied a never-to-be-repeated opportunity. “I really wanted to do something about these kids and coaches who had their senior year, their last year of spring sports, taken away from them [by the pandemic],” said Habiger. “They didn’t see it coming. Here they were preparing for their senior year . . . and all of a sudden it was gone,” he continued. “That high school experience was gone. So, I tried to capture some of the emotion. “I was really impressed how well the kids handled it. A lot of the kids were heartbroken, but they took it in stride. They did it with class. They may have taken a few minutes to feel sad, but in the end, they adapted as well. There were hundreds of stories like that out there, but I could only choose a few from each sport. These kids spoke for all the kids who didn’t get to have a spring sport season.” Longtime freelancer Jill Esfeld won a first-place award, Best Personality Profile — Diocesan Newspaper, for “Sewing a Path to the Future,” about a former refugee achieving the American Dream through making clothes. “I approached the story with great respect for Liliane Lemani and her incredible journey from being attacked by militants in the Congo, to surviving a decade in a refugee camp, to fighting for her family’s eventual immigration to the United States and starting her own sewing business here,” said Esfeld. “I also tried to emphasize the important part the Catholic Church plays in helping refugees.”

Focus on photography Veteran freelance photographer Jay Soldner won a first-pace award, Best Multiple Picture Package — Sports, for “Let the Madness Begin,” March Madness basketball, CYO style. “Most of the action shots are pretty standard for a basketball game,” said

Best Photograph — Photo-Illustration — “Why Catholics Can’t Sing,” by Doug Hesse

Best Photography — Sacramental —“Ministry Gets Creative,” by Shelly Hoog

Best Personality Profile — “Sewing a Path to the Future,” by Jill Ragar Esfeld

Best Multiple Picture Package — Sports — “Let the Madness Begin,” by Jay Soldner Soldner. “I think the shots that made the photo package a winner are the reaction shots: the pure elation on the girls’ faces running the floor after a successful play for two points, and the girls celebrating with the championship trophy after the game.” Doug Hesse, another veteran freelance photographer, snagged a first-place award, Best Photograph — Photo-Illustration, for “Why Catholics Can’t Sing,” which graphically portrayed the very good reason why hymnals disappeared from pews during the COVID-19 times. “I just didn’t think that I would see spit droplets coming from the mouth of a singer,” said Hesse. “I kind of felt like a

Best Sports Journalism — “Silent Spring,” by Todd Habiger

scientist working on a theory I was certain wasn’t true. But once I set up and started taking photos, it was obvious that singing really did create those conditions.” Backlighting did the trick. “I knew I had something special after previewing the image on the back of my camera,” said Hesse. “I turned it in to Todd Habiger and waited for it to be published. I then asked Todd if he minded if I posted the photo to Facebook — I wanted my little slice of the world to know about this possible transmission point. Well, that photo ended up being shared tens of thousands of times.” Then there was the first-place award,

Best Use of Graphics — “The Face of Controversy,” by Todd Habiger “Best Photography — Sacramental, “Ministry Gets Creative,” won by someone who wasn’t even a photographer. Hoog used her cellphone to snap a photo of her mother, Jean Humphrey, being anointed by Father John Riley from the outside and through her nursing home window screen.

A team effort The only second-place award, “Best Analysis/Backg round /Round-Up News Writing — The Gerard E. Sherry Award — Diocesan Newspaper, was >> See “TEAMWORK” on page 5




First CYO tennis camp gets ‘overwhelming response’ By Moira Cullings moira.cullings@theleaven.org


ERRIAM — Organizers of the first-ever Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) tennis camp held from June 1-3 hoped a few dozen kids would turn out. After all, CYO is widely associated with the group sports it organizes during the school year and doesn’t typically offer camps during the summer. Nor has it held a tennis event in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. But they need not have worried. “It was an overwhelming response at over 250 [kids],” said Maureen Goetz, director of operations for CYO. “I originally thought it would be 30, to be honest. I had no idea.” The camp, held at Genesis Health Club in Merriam for kindergarten through eighth grade youth, was a roaring success. It was created to introduce kids on both sides of the state line to tennis and perhaps spark an interest in the sport that will continue to grow. Players were broken up into three sessions based on age, and they rotated between different stations, where they learned a variety of skills and techniques from multiple instructors. Amy Fangman, head boys and girls tennis coach at St. James Academy in Lenexa, director of tennis growth at Genesis and owner of Tennis West, joined Goetz in organizing the camp. To make it as effective as possible, she drafted up 11 pages of lesson plans for each of the other instructors, who came from St. James, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park and


Henry Barrier’s eyes are on the ball while he practices a drill at the first-ever archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) tennis camp, while Will Erkmann and Grayson Nguyen wait their turn. other schools in the area. She also helped train the instructors the week before camp, so they were prepared. All the work was worth it when she thinks of the possibilities for the youth who attended. “What I hope they took away from the camp is you should always be open to try new things,” she said, “because you really don’t know what you’re going to like until you try it. “I hope it’s something that the kids will keep playing.” Hosting a tennis event in the archdiocese was a dream come true for Goetz, who has a passion for the sport and was eager to share it.

“When I was younger, my dad would take us out [to play] every Sunday,” she said. Those memories have stuck with her throughout her life. “Tennis to me is all about joy,” she said. “I could have the worst possible day, and it just brings me such joy. “It’s a true gift that my father gave me. I’m hoping that families receive that gift and find the joy that I found.” Although families might not naturally think of tennis as a go-to activity, said Goetz, its benefits are unparalleled. “I think what’s unique about tennis is it’s such a physical and mental sport,” she said. “It’s those quick bursts

Teamwork was critical to pandemic year wins >> Continued from page 4 won by the husband-and-wife team of Marc and Julie Anderson for their story of suicide and farmers, “Farmers in Crisis.” “While our byline might have appeared on the story, we feel as if the award truly belongs to all those we interviewed,” said Julie Anderson. “In particular, we will never be able to adequately express our appreciation for the entire Hasenkamp family, who shared its personal experience of heartbreak. . . . We hope their willingness to share openly and honestly will prevent at least one farming family from experiencing the same pain of losing a loved one.” Habiger won two third-place awards. One was “Team Catholic,” Best Feature Writing — Diocesan Newspaper, which was a feature story about two Benedictine College football players who became Catholic. The second was “Three Weddings and a Pandemic,” which won in the category of Best Headline. Moira Cullings won a third-place award for the story that accompanied “Ministry Gets Creative” in the category of Best Reporting on the Celebration of a Sacrament. “I was grateful to win an award for the story about Jean Humphrey and her family’s struggle to maneuver through life with COVID restrictions,” said Cullings. “Her daughters, like so many Americans, were unable to be truly with their mom.” “I wanted to open up Jean’s story in a way that shone a light on her

Other winners SECOND PLACE • Best Analysis/Background/RoundUp News Writing, “Farmers in Crisis” — by Marc and Julie Anderson THIRD PLACE • Best Reporting on the Celebration of a Sacrament, “Ministry Gets Creative” — by Moira Cullings • Best Feature Writing, “Team Catholic” — by Todd Habiger • Best Headline, “Three Weddings and a Pandemic” — by Todd Habiger HONORABLE MENTION • Best Reporting on the Celebration of a Sacrament, “Mass Alone” — by Joe Bollig • Best Photograph — Vocations, “Into the Night” — by Lori Wood Habiger

life before Alzheimer’s and COVID,” added Cullings. “I also wanted to highlight her connection with our chancellor, Father John Riley. “But my ultimate goal was to illustrate the unique struggles of suffering from Alzheimer’s during an already complex and confusing time in our country’s history.” Rounding out the awards were two Honorable Mentions. Joe Bollig was awarded one for his story “Mass Alone,” in the category of Best Reporting on the Celebration of a Sacrament. Lori Wood Habiger, a former Leaven staffer who now freelances as a photographer for the paper, received one for “Into the Night,” Best Photograph

— Vocations to the Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate. “My photograph ‘Into the Night’ was taken during the very early days of the pandemic, when no one except essential workers were supposed to be leaving their homes,” she said. “I was photographing a story about how the Sisters, Servants of Mary continued to go out during the pandemic to fulfill their vocation of working with the sick, and we wanted to get something during the night.” The awards for work done in the awful year of 2020 showed an underappreciated aspect of The Leaven, said Todd Habiger: its adaptability. “I’m really proud of all the awards,” he said. “I think it just shows the versatility of myself and everyone on The Leaven staff. We have to be versatile. We have to adapt with the times. One thing about The Leaven — we have to work together to be successful.” Leaven editor Father Mark Goldasich heartily concurred. “Honestly, I was just thrilled that we were able to get the paper out last year without missing a single issue,” he said. “Considering that all our work since mid-March 2020 was done remotely, to have received this many awards this time around was remarkable. “It simply proves to me the commitment to excellence that all associated with The Leaven have — staff and freelance contributors alike — no matter the circumstances we work under. Winning in so many different categories makes me so proud to be associated with such a diverse and talented group of people.”

of energy. It’s constant movement.” Goetz added that tennis is an affordable activity for families to enjoy — with inexpensive equipment and free public courts around the metro — and it’s a sport that can be played for life. Based on the smiles she saw at the camp, Goetz’s hope to spread the love of tennis is bearing fruit. “There were also so many parents who inquired as to what the next step would be,” she said, “indicating their desire to keep tennis as part of a family routine.” Robin Verhulst, a parishioner at Holy Trinity Parish in Lenexa, said the camp was perfect for her daughter Addie, a sixth grader. “She absolutely loved it,” said Verhulst. “It piqued her interest enough that she wanted to go back and try it again.” Verhulst said their family isn’t a “tennis family,” but they were excited to try something new. “We liked that CYO was branching out and offering an individual sport,” she said, “which fits our daughter Addie more.” The family is grateful for the organizers’ efforts to make the camp a success. “I thank CYO for thinking outside the box of what they’ve normally done,” she said. “We appreciate the opportunity for our kids to be able to try different sports.” Goetz hopes this was only the first of more CYO tennis events to come — now that she knows what kind of response she can expect to receive. CYO hopes to host a family night later in June or July. More details will be posted online when they are available at: cyojwa.org.

Assignments Father John A. Riley, chancellor, announces the following appointments by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann: Father Juan Luis Carbajal, CS, from priestly ministry outside of the archdiocese, to director of the office of Hispanic ministry, effective Aug. 1. Father Michael Hermes, to Episcopal Vicar for Ministry to Hispanics, effective July 1, and Father Hermes continuing as pastor of St. Paul Parish, Olathe.

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ith deep sorrow for the suffering of victims and survivors of abuse, the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas (“Archdiocese”) announces that William Haegelin, a priest who was removed from ministry in 2002 and laicized in 2004, has been the subject of a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. Mr. Haegelin’s name had been listed among the archdiocese’s Substantiated Clergy Offenders under the category “Previously Publicized Allegations Not Able to Be Substantiated” but is now listed under the category “Substantiated Allegations of Clergy Sexual Abuse of a Minor.” The list may be found online at: www.archkck.org. William Haegelin was the subject of an investigation in 2002 that led to an inaccurate determination and announcement that he did not sexually abuse a minor. The Archdiocese is particularly grateful for this survivor’s courage and strength in coming forward to challenge the decision to categorize Mr. Haegelin’s allegation as not able to be substantiated. Due to this persistence, we are now able to acknowledge more fully the harm to the survivor and to better assist and support their healing. Archbishop Naumann offers his sincere apology to the survivor, their family and community. Mr. Haegelin served in the following parishes/schools during his time

in the archdiocese: • St. Agnes, Roeland Park • Blessed Sacrament, Kansas City, Kansas • Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas • Christ the King, Kansas City, Kansas • St. Lawrence, Easton, and St. Joseph of the Valley, Leavenworth • Immaculata High School, Leavenworth • Sacred Heart - St. Casimir, Leavenworth • St. Ann, Prairie Village Archbishop Naumann urges anyone harmed by William Haegelin to contact both law enforcement and the archdiocese. The archdiocese takes very seriously its obligation to address any allegation of abuse or misconduct by church personnel. The archdiocesan victim care advocate will accompany victim/survivors through the archdiocesan process. To report any allegations of abuse, contact the Kansas Protection Report Center at (800) 922-5330. If there is immediate danger or someone is injured, call local law enforcement as well. If the suspected abuse or misconduct involves an archdiocesan cleric, employee or volunteer, also contact Jan Saylor on the confidential report line at (913) 647-3051 or online at: www.archkck.org/reportabuse. Ms. Saylor will connect anyone reporting harm to the victim care advocate who will offer immediate support.

Benedictine professor’s video series wins a Telly Award


TCHISON — The 42nd Annual Telly Awards has recognized the video series “Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant,” featuring Dr. Andrew Swafford, an associate professor of theology at Benedictine College here. The eight-part series, presented by Swafford and Jeff Cavins and produced by Ascension Press, draws out the meaning of the Letter to the Hebrews in a simple way so Catholics can see and appreciate the riches God has given them in the new covenant. The Andrew Swafford series won a Bronze Telly Award in the Non-Broadcast: Religion/Spirituality category. It is available for purchase online through the Ascension website. “This is a tremendous honor. The team at Ascension is amazing, as is working directly with Jeff Cavins,” Swafford said. “It’s great to see such recognition for all involved — especially when it stems from our sincere efforts to open up the Bible and make it

Correction The article “Archdiocese restructures health care ministries” in the May 21 issue of The Leaven mistakenly included the word “not” in the quote that Santa Marta “does not have a health care component.” Santa Marta does, in fact, have a health care component. The Leaven regrets the error.

accessible in a life-giving way.” “This is an incredible achievement,” said Sabrina Dridje, executive director of the Telly Awards, in the notification letter. “With the number of high-caliber entries submitted, this year’s Telly Awards entrants truly represented the most innovative stories being told across all screens. As a Telly winner, you are the standard bearer of excellence in our industry.” The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers around the world. The Telly Awards were founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials, with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after. With the recent rise of digital video (web series, VR, 360 and beyond), the Telly Awards today also reflect and celebrate this exciting new era of the moving image online and offline.


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Sister Maria (Vincent) Larkin, OSB

TCHISON — Sister Maria (Vincent) Larkin, 93, a Benedictine Sister of Mount St. Scholastica here, died May 25 at the monastery. Sister Maria Larkin was born in Denver on March 22, 1928, to Myrtle and Vincent Larkin. She worked at the U.S. Bureau of Agriculture and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation before entering the Mount community in 1951. She made her perpetual profession on Aug. 15, 1955. In her early years, she taught at a number of elementary schools in Kansas.

Scholarship opportunity Mary Rose Enderle and Richard Bogenrife have established a scholarship endowment for Catholic students living in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties that plan to attend a trade or vocational school. The scholarship award is $5,000. To request a scholarship application, send an email to Dave Hernandez at: landofoz1239@sunflower.com or call (913) 369-2718. Scholarship application deadline is July 15.

A lover of languages, Sister Maria spent most of her life teaching French and Spanish at the Mount Academy and Benedictine College in Atchison. She studied in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, France, and at Princeton and Cornell University. She also was a missionary in Peru for three years. After her retirement, she devoted her time to ministering at the Atchison jail, massage therapy and care of the elderly Sisters in Dooley Center. She continued her jail ministry into her 90s.

Special-needs Totus Tuus Totus Tuus will offer an adapted Totus Tuus program for people with special needs July 19 – 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Prince of Peace Parish in Olathe. This program is for persons ages 6 to adult with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Cost is $40 per person. To register, go online to: https:// archkck.org/special-needs.




Parishes that ran concurrent campaigns also saw success >> Continued from page 3 monies raised for evangelization have been used to fund two convocations for archdiocesan schoolteachers and the ongoing Enflame Spark sessions. “I’m grateful we held that convocation before COVID,” said the archbishop. “We would have had to cancel or delay it if it was during COVID. But it also gave our pastors a team of really motivated and committed Catholics to help them during the pandemic to reach out to parishioners to keep the communities together, assist the pastors, nourish their communities and find ways to ‘keep the family together’ through the pandemic.” The 11 parish co-campaigns were another success. “We also allowed for these cocampaigns, where parishes could present to a committee of priests their desire to do a campaign where they would commit to making a certain goal that would go to the archdiocesan campaign, and the rest raised would address some capital need of the parish,” said the archbishop. “Those parishes raised $27.7 million, $6.4 of which went to the archdiocesan campaign, but the $21.3 million stayed in those parishes.” Still another successful part of the campaign was the money raised for parish projects. Each parish received 25% of the campaign proceeds it pledged to be used for the most important needs of their parish. It was hoped that money from the campaign would allow for the purchase of Villa St. Francis in Olathe. This will be done, but not in the way originally envisioned. “One [campaign goal] that was altered . . . was Villa St. Francis,” said Archbishop Naumann. “We originally were hoping to put $10 million into Villa St. Francis, with over $5 million of that to purchase it outright. “So instead of doing that, we are purchasing it by assuming the loan from HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) at a very favorable interest rate that we’ll be able to pay down over years. But we’ll have ownership of the building. And we will put in almost $5 million in facility improvements. That money is collected.” Paying down the debt will be less expensive than the current lease arrangements, thus benefiting operations at the care center.

Hopes partially funded One part of the campaign that fell short was the property revitalization fund, which was to help consolidated parishes deal with excess buildings that no longer serve their needs. “The other [need] only partially funded was property revitalization,” said Archbishop Naumann. “We were hoping to raise $5 million, but we believe we’ll have $2.8 million for that purpose. “I’m hoping some people might step forward and help us raise that additional $2.2 million so we can do everything

we were hoping to do to help parishes. Again, these are parishes that have had consolidations and we want to get them with the right facilities to serve their community.” Additionally, another part of the campaign that fell short was raising $10 million for Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas. “Right now, we can’t do everything we hoped to do,” said the archbishop. “I hope we’ll find a way to do, at least, in stages, some improvements. We need to

make it accessible, and we need to renew the infrastructure of the facility. But we won’t be able to do it through campaign resources.”

Awed and edified The willingness of archdiocesan Catholics to overcome obstacles to the campaign — particularly in a time of pandemic — impressed the archbishop. The significant sacrifices made by many

people, which led to the success of the campaign, left him “awed and edified,” Archbishop Naumann said. “By any measurement, the campaign has been a big success,” he said. “I commend our pastors and parishes, and especially our lay leaders, who helped the pastors with our leadership of this. “The generosity of the people of the archdiocese never fails to inspire me, and we’re really grateful to everyone who made a pledge.”


St. Boniface Church and parish hall sustain damage in storm Story by Matt McCabe


CIPIO — A severe thunderstorm damaged the church and parish hall of St. Boniface Parish here on June 11. The church’s roof was partially torn off and the parish hall lost all of its roof. Both buildings are more than 100 years old. Father Jerry Williams, O.Carm., has been the pastor of St. Boniface and St. Therese in nearby Richmond for 13 years. He has seen bad storms before, but nothing like the one that left the St. Boniface church grounds in ruins. “I am very, very sad about the damage to the church,” he said. “It’s a beautiful old church; it was built in 1881. The parishioners have always kept such excellent care of the property and the building in particular, and we just renovated the priory in 2008, right before I got here.” “We’ve been hoping, actually, to go into the process of building a new hall at some point,” he added, “because we have a lively congregation.” The National Weather Service did not issue any tornado warning for Anderson County on that Friday. Parishioners who measured storm damage guessed it might have been a microburst. Houses on the other side of the road from the church were untouched. But three miles down the road a business lost metal sheeting that was scattered across the road and nearby land. “It does kind of hurt,” parishioner Kristy Mader said. “We’ve had so many dances, weddings and bazaars over the


Photos by Jay Soldner

How to help Donations to help with repairs to St. Boniface can be sent to: Goppert State Service Bank, St. Boniface Storm Damage, P.O. Box 329, Garnett, KS 66032. (Please indicate “St. Boniface storm damage” on the memo line.) Or they can be mailed directly to the parish at: 32292 N.E. Norton Road; Garnett, KS 66032-9423.

years. We wanted a new parish hall — but not this way.” St. Boniface is built out of Kansas limestone that was quarried from the present location of the church’s cemetery. Carol Lutz’s great-grandparents helped build the church. Lutz said the parish hall was home to many memories in the small-town parish. “We’ve all had wedding receptions there . . . and — even when they were redoing the inside of the church — we had Mass down at the hall. And now, we can’t even go there to have Mass,” she said. “It’s sad, but it won’t take long for the parish to rally and get this thing back together.” Father Jerry will hold Mass at St. Therese until further notice. The storm did not severely damage his rectory, which is next to the church. “Know that there is great power in storms,” he said, “but there is also a greater power in God.”


A large maple tree was split into pieces on the grounds at St. Boniface between the parish hall (left) and the church. Several trees on the property were damaged in the storm.


With the electricity out and no lights on inside the church, Kelsey Riley and Michael Mader use their cellphone lights to look for possible water damage inside the sanctuary. Water can easily be seen in the reflection on the floor and at the top of the wall.


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Father Jerry Williams, O.Carm., pastor of St. Boniface, surveys the damage outside of the parish hall. Bricks are scattered around the hall and most of the roof was blown off.


A statue of the Blessed Mother and Child on the grounds of St. Boniface in Scipio escaped damage in the aftermath of the 75-90 mph winds that took off part of the church roof as seen in the background.


The parish hall roof landed partially intact just 120 feet from the building.

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Geri (Smith) and Ken Hummell, members of Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at home with family and friends the weekend of June 26-27. The couple was married on June 24, 1961, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Concordia, by Msgr. Emil Duchene. Their children are: Karen Kroeker, David Hummell and Mark Hummell. They also have six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Lawrence and Linda Wunderly, members of Sacred Heart Parish, Mound City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12. The couple was married on June 12, 1971, at Mary Queen of Angels Church, Fort Scott. Their children are: Len Wunderly, Drew Wunderly and Ryan Wunderly. They also have five grandchildren. They plan to celebrate with a dinner with their sons and their families during the Fourth of July weekend.

Earl and Jo Marie (Canfield) Hogan, members of St. Agnes Parish, Roeland Park, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 1. The couple was married at St. Joseph Church in Mishawaka, Indiana. They will celebrate with a dinner at Indian Hills Country Club hosted by their children and their spouses. Their children are: Kathy Wendland, Lake Oswego, Oregon; Peggy Everhart, Aspen, Colorado; Kelly Randall, Lawrence; and Dan Hogan, Mission Hills. Artie and Ruth Ann (Van Nieuwenhuyse) Vielhauer, members of St. Joseph Parish, S h a w nee, will celebrate their 50th we d d i n g a n n ive r sary on June 19 with a small celebration. The couple was married on June 19, 1971, at Sacred Heart Church, Kansas City, Kansas. Their children are: Jeff Vielhauer, Karen Nealey and Melissa Donovan. They also have seven grandchildren.

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Kenneth and Teresa (Arndt) DeDonder, members of Sacred H e a r t Parish, Emporia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Branson, Missouri. The couple was married on June 12, 1971, at Sacred Heart Church, Emporia, by Father Varin Slacke, OFM. Their children are: Kevin DeDonder, Kris DeDonder, Kimberly Scheets, Keith DeDonder, Karen Garrison and Kelly DeDonder. They also have 14 grandchildren. Joseph and Mary Wohletz, members of Christ the King Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 17. The couple was married on June 17, 1961, at Blessed Sacrament Church, Kansas City, Kansas, by Father Kenneth Spurlock. Their children are: Mike Wohletz (deceased), Judy Wohletz, Jerry Wohletz and Jenny Pelner. They also have three grandchildren.

JUNE 18, 2O21 | THELEAVEN.ORG Nancy Sue (Juhl) and William “Bill” Joseph Huss, members of St. Charles Parish, Troy, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27 with a cake and punch reception at the parish, 520 W. Chestnut, from 2 to 4 p.m. Friends and family are invited. Greetings may also be sent to them at 867 200th Road, Troy, KS 66087. No gifts please. They were married June 26, 1971, at the Zion United Church of Christ, Wathena, by Father Placidus Kieffer, OSB, and the Rev. Howard Campbell. Their children are: Kimberly Huss, James Huss and Jonathan Huss. They also have five grandchildren. Robert and Patricia Roennigke, members of Holy Spirit Parish, Overland Park, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 11. The couple was married on June 11, 1971, at St. David Church, Arnold, Missouri. Their children are: Julie and Mark. They also have five grandchildren.




Canadian Indigenous hope for papal apology on behalf of church By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service


ATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis seems to have no trouble using the word “sorry” and recommending others use it often. Then why, people wondered, did he not use the word when speaking about the horrific discovery of the remains of as many as 215 children in unmarked graves at a Catholic-run school for Indigenous children in Canada? Pope Francis did express his condolences and sorrow June 6, recognizing the discovery brought up the traumas of the past when the Canadian government policy was to send Indigenous children to residential schools as part of a mistaken effort at assimilation. Catholic religious orders ran most of those schools, and stories of abuse are rampant. But the pope’s remarks in early June were a far cry from what the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action called for in 2015: “We call upon the pope to issue an apology to survivors, their families and communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children in Catholic-run residential schools. We call for that apology to be similar to the 2010 apology issued to Irish victims of abuse and to occur within one year of the issuing of this report and to be delivered by the pope in Canada.” Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny, who had had a meeting with the pope June 5, was asked about what the pope said after his Sunday Angelus talk and why an apology was not part of it. The cardinal told CTV Edmonton that he thought the pope did not use the occasion to apologize because, yes, it would have been “a spontaneous moment, but if it’s not well prepared, if we are not ready to receive it — more than to receive it, to live it” — then it would not make a difference. Instead, “it is something that should change our lives.” Archbishop Donald Bolen of Regina,


A small group visits a makeshift memorial on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia June 6, after the remains of 215 children were found at the site in May. Indigenous Canadians hope that Pope Francis will apologize formally for the church during some future visit to Canada. Saskatchewan, said he believes the pope was “telling the leadership of the church in Canada” that the first step must be for them “to engage directly with Indigenous peoples, that we need to work with them, to listen to them, to accompany them, to apologize where appropriate, to make amends where that is asked for, and to find ways to walk together.” The pope, he told Catholic News Service June 10, wants the bishops “to be very honest about the past,” including “our sins and our terrible mistakes.” “He invites us to cultivate a penitential memory, to encourage people who have been wounded to speak about the past and never to ask them to suppress it,” he said. General expressions of sorrow and regret can be important, but they are no substitute for standing before the

injured person and his or her family, acknowledging failure and requesting forgiveness. Archbishop Bolen said that the Indigenous people he has spoken with have differing opinions about inviting Pope Francis to Canada, even though in the Canadian media there is a “clarion call.” But, he said, for many members of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, it is essential. First, of all, he said, “most Indigenous people, especially Indigenous Catholics, see the pope as the chief,” and “when there is a wound between families, the fathers are engaged in the reconciliation process.” So, he said, many Indigenous Canadians are looking to the pope “to be connected, to take some ownership and to speak on behalf of the church.”

Asking the pope to make the apology formally on Canadian soil is not an arbitrary request, the archbishop said. “The land is so central to Indigenous spirituality, to meet people on their land is vital in terms of a relationship.” An initial step should take place before the end of the year. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops announced June 10 that a delegation of “Elders/Knowledge Keepers, residential school survivors and youth from across the country” representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities is preparing to travel to the Vatican. The pope, Archbishop Bolen said, will be able to listen to their stories and hear, in person, what they need from him and the church.

Pope promulgates revised canon law on crimes, punishments By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service


ATICAN CITY (CNS) — A series of laws and procedures promulgated by now-retired Pope Benedict XVI and, especially, by Pope Francis to protect children, promote the investigation of allegations of clerical sexual abuse and punish offenders are included in a heavily revised section of the Code of Canon Law. The revision of “Book VI: Penal Sanctions in the Church,” one of seven books that make up the code for the Latin rite of the Catholic Church, was promulgated June 1 and will go into effect Dec. 8, Pope Francis wrote. Rewriting 63 of the book’s 89 canons, the revision addresses a host of issues that have come up in the life of the church since St. John Paul II promulgated the code in 1983. The descriptions of crimes of sexual abuse, including child pornography, are more explicit, and the required actions of a bishop or superior of a religious order in handling allegations are more stringent. The revised canons also include


Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, attends a press conference to discuss revisions to the Code of Canon Law at the Vatican June 1. new references to the attempted ordination of a woman and to a variety of financial crimes; like with the new canons dealing with sexual abuse, they rely on language from laws promulgated separately over the past 20 years. “In the past, much damage has been

caused by a failure to perceive the intimate relationship existing in the church between the exercise of charity and recourse — when circumstances and justice require it — to the discipline of sanctions. This way of thinking, as experience has taught us, risks leading to a life of behavior contrary to the discipline of morals, for the remedy of which exhortations or suggestions alone are not sufficient,” Pope Francis wrote in “Pascite Gregem Dei” (Shepherd God’s Flock), the apostolic constitution promulgating the changes. While church law applies to all Catholics, the pope said, for bishops, the observance of canon law “can in no way be separated from the pastoral ‘munus’ (service) entrusted to them, and which must be carried out as a concrete and inalienable requirement of charity not only toward the church, the Christian community and possible victims, but also toward those who have committed a crime, who need both mercy and correction on the part of the church.” Over the years, he said, it became clear that the code’s description of crimes and penalties needed to be “modified in such a way as to allow pastors to use it as a more agile salvific and corrective instrument, to be

employed promptly and with pastoral charity to avoid more serious evils and to soothe the wounds caused by human weakness.” The revised book was presented to the press June 1 by Archbishop Filippo Iannone and Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, respectively president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. In 2009, Pope Benedict had asked the council to begin the revision project. The revision moves the canons about the sexual abuse of children — on the part of a priest, religious or layperson working for the church — out of the section on violations of the obligation of celibacy and into a newly titled section of “Offenses Against Human Life, Dignity and Liberty.” It adds to canon law the crime of “grooming,” calling for penalties, including dismissal from the priesthood for a cleric who “grooms or induces a minor or a person who habitually has an imperfect use of reason or one to whom the law recognizes equal protection to expose himself or herself pornographically or to take part in pornographic exhibitions, whether real or simulated.”


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Part-time teacher aide - St. Michael the Archangel Preschool is seeking a part-time teacher aide for our four-years-old classroom. This person is responsible for assisting the lead teacher in carrying out daily activities, carrying out the rules and regulations of our licensure and maintaining principles of sound Catholic education. If you are interested, please contact Jennie Wente, preschool director, at (913) 402-3971 or send resume and cover letter to: jennie.wente@stmichaelcp.org. Professional services coordinator - L’Arche Heartland is seeking a professional services coordinator. This is a highly responsible position that reports directly to the community leader. Duties include: sharing life with community members; training of new assistants on state regulatory processes and Heartland policies and procedures; oversight of all medical support/attend appointments as needed; liaison with Heartland Homecare; audit all medication deliveries; creates/verifies/edits all MARs; liaison with nurse consultant, scheduling medication trainings and MAR audits; prepares all needed documentation for the BASIS; attends all BASIS meetings; helps write behavioral support plans (BSPs); attends all BSP meetings; completes risk assessments and obtains human rights committee approval and signatures; conducts three-month and annual reviews for assistants; maintains personnel files for assistants and follows disciplinary process according to policies and procedures; conducts oversight and verification of household accounts and core member accounts at least monthly; maintains all 17 core member contact notes, monthly reviews and maintain archive files at the office; attend weekly and monthly meetings; attends community gatherings of formation and celebration; conducts oversight of house vehicle maintenance. This position requires a bachelor’s degree and supervisory experience. This is a salaried position which includes a favorable benefits package. L’Arche experience preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. Communications director - Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish in Overland Park is creating the position of communications director. The successful candidate will work directly with Father Bill Bruning and the parishioner chairs of the communications committee, the evangelization committee and will coordinate the volunteers who will be responsible for our livestreaming and online presence. The job will also require marketing skills in the form of branding and marketing communications. Interested persons are invited to review the job description and send their resume to: qhradmin@qhr-opks.org. Full-time assistant teachers - With multiple locations in Johnson County, Special Beginnings Early Learning Center provides high quality child care in a safe, loving Christian environment. With a balanced curriculum of pre-academics and the right environment, we believe we are providing the children the foundation to a successful life. We are looking for full-time assistant teachers for all ages who have an excellent work ethic, a heart for children and a willingness to learn more about early childhood education. Experience and/or education is a plus, but we will train the right candidate. Duties include supervising and ensuring the safely and well-being of the children at all times; following predetermined curriculum and daily schedule; decorating the class and keeping classrooms clean and orderly; creating and filling out daily reports for each child; communicating with parents; meeting children’s basic needs (diapers, bottles, etc.). Must be patient and able to respond to difficult situations calmly; have good interpersonal skills with co-workers, parents and children; and be able to lift 25 pounds on a regular basis. There are opportunities for career advancement. For more information or to apply, call Carolyn Andruss at (913) 894-0131, option 3. Executive assistant - The administrative assistant to the president of Donnelly College serves as the primary administrative support by performing a wide variety of complex, responsible and confidential office, technical, clerical and professional administrative duties. The incumbent frequently responds to complex inquiries for information from the public and the college staff and makes appropriate referrals. Qualifications for the administrative assistant position include: a bachelor’s degree, required; two years of experience in administration, required; professional verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with productivity software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential; experience with database applications strongly preferred; high level of customer-service orientation; ability to work within a fast-paced, changing environment; philosophically aligned with the mission and values of the college to engage and support our Catholic identity; and practicing Roman Catholic strongly preferred. Please email your cover letter, resume and transcripts to: hr@donnelly.edu with “Executive assistant” in the subject line. >> Classifieds continue on page 13


JUNE 18, 2021 | THELEAVEN.ORG >> Continued from page 12 Nursing instructor - A full-time nursing faculty position carries the primary responsibility of helping students to master subject material and skills that will contribute to their personal and intellectual development and success in the nursing program. This person works with the director of nursing to schedule coursework/activities that will help students to complete their goal of becoming health care professionals and to support the program. Must be able to pass a background check and complete Virtus training. Qualifications include: MSN or BSN with MSN in progress; unencumbered Kansas nursing license; committed to diversity and serving a diverse population; ability to communicate well and assist students in gaining practice and knowledge in the clinical situation; adult teaching experience preferred; excellent leadership and communication skills; experience with instructing technology-based courses; alternative teaching strategies preferred; demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of use of electronic communication and audiovisual equipment; philosophically aligned with the mission and values of the college to engage and support our Catholic identity. Please email your cover letter,

resume and transcripts to: hr@donnelly.edu with “Nursing instructor” in the subject line.

Retreat team - The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has a full-time, benefits-eligible position open for a retreat team member at Prairie Star Ranch. The retreat team member performs a variety of programmatic and development activities for the retreat team internship program, specifically targeted at the facilitation of retreat programs. The position includes coordination with the director of the retreat center to facilitate retreat programs and host specific user groups. The retreat team member works with user groups, youth ministers, pastors and others to develop a higher level of service and hospitality for the ministry both on-site and off. In addition to the programming dimension, the position requires time spent in an intentional Catholic community, with time in communal prayer, personal prayer and Catholic formation. There is some manual labor and food service associated with the position as well as an expectation of high professionalism and motivation. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in religious studies, theology, education, human relations or related field; must be a practicing Catholic, registered in a Catholic parish or faith community, and must embrace in word and deed the church’s teachings on faith and morals as articulated by the church’s magisterium. Previous experience in Catholic camp ministries preferred. Qualified individuals must submit a cover letter, resume and application. To apply, please visit: www.archkck.org/jobs. Application deadline is May 27. Digital marketing coordinator - Bishop Miege High School is looking for a part-time (20 - 25 hours/week) qualified digital marketing coordinator to join our faithbased community. You will partner with our faculty, staff and coaches to develop and edit digital content on the website and through social media channels. You will also play a support role in maintenance of records in our donor database. You will work closely with the director of advancement, the communications director, the administrative team, the enrollment management team, coaches and others to inform our communities of ongoing activities, to support marketing campaigns and to promote Bishop Miege High School to families interested in a Catholic high school education. You will be responsible for maintaining content and creating new engaging content for our online presence including, but not limited to, Bishop Miege website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linked-In and Google My Business. You will be responsible for website hygiene, SEO, Google Analytics and potentially Google Adwords. Initially, you will be involved in supporting an update of the existing website. Requirements include: bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field; one to three years’ experience with writing/editing online content; one to three years’ experience with online community building; one to three years of e-commerce experience; proficiency with website and social media analytic; excellent time management skills; excellent attention to detail; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and must be a practicing Catholic. To express interest in this position, please send resume and cover letter to Molly Peterson at: mpeterson@bishopmiege.com. Administrative professional - The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, Laurie, Missouri, is seeking an administrative professional to manage the shrine’s office administration and programs. This includes four pilgrimages plus our summer Masses. This person is the ambassador for the shrine, spreading the joy of our beautiful surroundings and wonderful celebrations of the Eucharist; greeting and communicating with our pilgrims, supporters and volunteers; and sharing our devotion to Mary as Mother of the Church. The position handles our database of donors and supporters; coordinates all shrine activities; and provides administrative support to our chairman of the board, plus participating in marketing and distribution of our marketing materials. Skills are needed in Word, Excel and Publisher; training is provided for our database entry and management. The person must be a self-starter and work with minimal supervision. Communication skills are a must. Please submit a resume to Don D. Drake at: donddrake@yahoo.com. Registered nurses - Catholic Community Hospice is looking for RNs with a heart for hospice patients. We will train those that qualify and want to learn hospice. Visit: catholiccharitiesks.org, go to “About Us,” go down to “Careers” and click on “Job Openings” to learn more about our opportunities. Or call (913) 433-2100.

Full-time elementary teacher and music teacher – Holy Rosary Wea School in Bucyrus is seeking a full-time elementary teacher and music teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Candidates must hold a current Kansas teaching license. Interested applicants should complete the teacher application process at: www.archkckcs.org. For more information, please contact Nick Antista at: nick@qhrwea.org. Director of marketing/advertisement - Donnelly College is looking for a creative, flexible and organized director of marketing and communications to increase awareness of the Donnelly College brand with a particular focus on advancing enrollment and philanthropy. As a position that is both strategic and tactical, and housed within the advancement division, the director of marketing and communications is a critical driver of developing and implementing strategy to help the college achieve its mission and vision by reaching key target audiences such as prospective students and families, alumni, institutional partners, media investors and the public. The candidate should have the following qualifications: a bachelor’s degree required, preference given to persons with degrees in marketing, communications or journalism or to persons with a related master’s degree; working knowledge of social media platforms required; working knowledge of web design platforms required; preference given to those with bilingual skills and those with experience at an academic institution working with people of diverse backgrounds; committed to diversity and serving a diverse population. Please email your cover letter, resume and transcripts to: hr@donnelly.edu with “Director of Marketing Advertising” in the subject line. Drivers and aides - Assisted Transportation is now hiring safe drivers and aides to transport students with special needs in Johnson, Wyandotte and Clay County, Missouri, in company vans. Drivers earn $14 - $16 per hour. Aides earn $12 per hour. Part-time and full-time schedules available. CDL not required. Retirees encouraged to apply. Make a difference in your community by helping those in need. Call (913) 521-4955 for more information. EEO Part-time servers - Santa Marta is recognized as a premier senior living community in Olathe. You will make a positive difference when you join the Santa Marta team as a server. Responsibilities include: serve meals to residents in a professional and hospitable manner in either independent living or health care neighborhoods; respectful interaction and communication with residents and co-workers as required; work with a team in a professional manner within dining and other departments; use proper food handling and cleaning techniques; setup and clean the dining rooms after each dining session. Part-time servers are normally scheduled 3 - 5 shifts per week (evenings 4 - 8 p.m. and weekend breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts). $10 - $11 hourly rate, depending on relevant experience. Part-time associates earn paid time off for hours worked. To apply, go online to: santamarta retirement.com, then go to “More,” then scroll down and click on “Careers.” Then scroll down to the bottom of that page and download the application form. Preschool program coordinator - St. Michael the Archangel Preschool is seeking a program coordinator that will be responsible for tracking payment transactions using preschool data software (Procare), corresponding with families, assisting with classroom instruction, accurately implementing preschool programs and policies, and abiding by principles of sound Catholic education. The program coordinator must meet state requirements for working as a lead teacher in a preschool classroom. Go online to: stmichaelcp. org/employment-opportunities for a full job description. Please submit resume and cover letter to Jennie Wente at: jennie.wente@stmichaelcp.org. Office assistant - Looking for a job where you can make a difference and you’re not just a nameless face? Come join our family-owned small company that’s been established locally in the medical instruments field for almost 40 years. We are looking for a candidate who is detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, dependable, customer-service oriented, friendly and has excellent communication skills. Job tasks include invoicing, vendor relations, product ordering and receiving/shipping. Computer skills are a must and QuickBooks a plus! Please send your resume to: Yourcareer101@gmail.com. Doll dresses - First Communion dresses for American Girl dolls or any 18” dolls. To include dress, veil, shoes, tights, and cross necklace for $35. Call (913) 345-9498 or send an email to: wwelch4@kc.rr.com to order. The dress is on display at Trinity House, 6731 W. 119th St., Overland Park.

SERVICES Faith-based counseling to cope with life concerns - Kansas City area. Call Mary Vorsten, licensed clinical professional counselor, at (913) 909-2002. Handyman - I wanted to let you all know that we do basement finishes, deck building, bathroom and kitchen remodeling. This includes tile work, cabinet refinishing, and any sheetrock work. We also do all things flooring, siding, windows, doors, covered porches, sheds and much more. I really appreciate all your support. Please call Joshua Doherty at (913) 709-7230. Memory quilts - Preserve your memories in a keepsake quality quilt, pillows, etc. Custom designed from your Tshirt collection, baby clothes, sports memorabilia, neckties . . . Quilted Memories. (913) 649-2704.

Tutor - Piano, voice, music theory and summer tutoring available. For more information, please call Kathleen at (913) 206-2151. Win disability benefits - Disabled and no longer able to work? Get help winning Social Security disability benefits. Free consultation. Eight years’ experience. No fee unless you win. Call (785) 331-6452 or send an email to: montemace2000@yahoo.com or visit http://www. montemacedisability.org. Financial coach – Living paycheck to paycheck? Little or no savings? If you’re struggling with your finances and feeling overwhelmed but don’t know where to turn, I would love to help guide you out of financial stress and into a life of abundance. Free consultation. Call or text Julie at (913) 617-5409 or email: juliekolichbarron@ gmail.com. Dave Ramsey-certified. Senior Care Authority - Navigating senior care options can be overwhelming. We’ll help you sort through and understand all your care and living options and point you to vetted resources. Placement assistance is FREE. We do a thorough assessment, do all the research and walk with you as you make these big decisions for you or your loved one. Call (913) 359-8580. ACT Prep - Founded by a Bishop Miege graduate, Pathway Prep has helped over 250 students during the last four years improve their scores. In-person or virtual sessions available. For more information, visit: pathway prepkc.com and contact Alex Pint at (913) 991-8217 or: alex@pathwayprepkc.com. Masonry work - Quality new or repair work. Brick, block and chimney/fireplace repair. Insured; second-generation bricklayer. Member of St. Paul Parish. Call (913) 271-0362. Stone Painting - We are offering FREE ESTIMATES to any and all that are interested in painting this summer. We do interior, exterior house painting, along with decks, fences and much more. At Stone Painting, we ensure professional, quality and cheap services tailored to your needs. Call now at (913) 963-6465. Custom countertops - Laminates installed within 5 days. Cambria, granite, and solid surface. Competitive prices, dependable work. Call the Top Shop, Inc., at (913) 962-5058. Members of St. Joseph, Shawnee. Next level Design & Remodelling llc. 10 to 40% off Exterior, Interior painting Hard surface flooring, remolding Call (913) 709-8401. Free estimates. Mike Hammer local moving - A full-service mover. Packing, pianos, rental truck load/unload, storage container load/unload and in-home moving. No job too small. Serving JoCo since 1987. St. Joseph, Shawnee, parishioner. Call Mike at (913) 927-4347 or send an email to: mike@mikehammermoving.com. Garage Door Repair New Garage Doors Platinum Amarr dealer, Elite Home Advisor top rating. Call Joe, mention The Leaven discount. A Total Door (913) 236-6440. Bankruptcy consultation - If debts are overwhelming you, seek hope and help from compassionate, experienced Catholic attorney, Teresa Kidd. For a free consultation, call (913) 422-0610; send an email to: tkidd@kc.rr. com; or visit the website at: www.teresakiddlaw.com. Please do not wait until life seems hopeless before getting good quality legal advice that may solve your financial stress. FREE LIFE INSURANCE QUOTE IN LESS THAN A MINUTE - For your free, no obligation life insurance or final expense quote from a dozen highly rated carriers, visit: www.mcevoyins.com or call (913) 481-2896. Sean McEvoy, Donnelly College graduate, and Bill McEvoy, Ascension parishioner.

HOME IMPROVEMENT Painting - Diamond Painting, (913) 648-4933, Residential/Commercial, Exterior/interior, Free Estimate, Affordable, Decks, DiamondPaintKc.com, KCMO/Overland Park Metropolitan area. DRC Construction We’ll get the job done right the first time. Windows - Doors - Decks - Siding Repair or replace, we will work with you to solve your problems. Choose us for any window, door, siding or deck project and be glad you did. Everything is guaranteed 100% (913) 461-4052 www.windowservicesoverlandpark.com drcconswindows@gmail.com Concrete construction - Tear out and replace stamped, stained or colored patios and drives. Retaining walls, footings, poured-in-place safe rooms, excavation and hauling. Asphalt drives and lots. Fully insured; references. Call Dan at (913) 207-4371 or send an email to: dandeeconst@aol.com. Popcorn ceiling texture removal Interior wall painting specialist. Jerry at (913) 206-1144. 30 years’ experience. Call with questions

13 STA (Sure Thing Always) Home Repair - Basement finish, bathrooms and kitchens; interior & exterior repairs: painting, roofing, siding, wood replacement and window glazing. Free estimates. Call (913) 579-1835. Email: smokeycabin@hotmail.com. Member of Holy Trinity, Lenexa. Local Handyman - Painting int. and ext., wood rot, masonry (chimney repair), gutter cleaning (gutter covers), dryer vent cleaning, sump pump (replace, add new), windows, doors (interior and exterior) honey-do list and more! Member of Holy Angels Parish, Basehor. Call Billy at (913) 927-4118. EL SOL Y LA TIERRA *Commercial & residential *Lawn renovation *Mowing *Clean -up and hauling *Dirt grading/installation *Landscape design *Free estimates Hablamos y escribimos Ingles!! Call Lupe at (816) 252-1391

WANTED TO BUY Wanted to buy - Old cars or hot rods. Uncompleted project cars in any condition, with or without titles. Cash buyer. Call (913) 980-3559. Wanted to buy -Do you have a car or truck that you need to get rid of? If you do, CALL ME! I’m a cash buyer. We’re Holy Trinity parishioners. My name is Mark. (913) 980-4905. Will buy firearms and related accessories - One or a whole collection. Honest evaluation and top prices paid. Contact Tom at (913) 238-2473. Member of Sacred Heart Parish, Shawnee. Wanted to buy - Antique/vintage jewelry, paintings, pottery, sterling, etc. Single pieces or estate. Renee Maderak, (913) 475-7393. St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee.

FOR SALE Residential lifts - New and recycled. Stair lifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts and elevators. St. Michael’s parishioners. KC Lift & Elevator at (913) 327-5557. (Formerly Silver Cross - KC) For sale - Double niche located at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Topeka. The glass-fronted niche is located on the main level, high on the right side of the main aisle heading toward the chapel. Asking $8100. Contact Alissa at (316) 304-2839. For sale - Two plots at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. Located in Assumption Garden, lot 70, section C, plots three and four. Asking $4500 for both; includes maintenance.

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CAREGIVING Family member with dementia or need help at home? - We specialize in helping seniors live SAFELY at home, where they want to live! We also offer free dementia training and resources for families and caregivers. Benefits of Home - Senior Care, www.Benefitsofhome.com or call (913) 422-1591. Caring companion - I am a certified nursing assistant with 10-plus years experience with stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia patients. I assist with personal care services and offer non-emergency, medical transportation. Call (913) 558-9061. Caregiving - We provide personal assistance, companionship, care management, and transportation for seniors in their home, assisted living or nursing facilities. We also provide respite care for main caregivers needing some personal time. Call Daughters & Company at (913) 341-2500 and speak with Laurie, Pat or Gary.



It was truly a family affair

DAILY READINGS TWELFTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME June 20 TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Jb 38: 1, 8-11 Ps 107: 23-26, 28-31 2 Cor 5: 14-17 Mk 4: 35-41 June 21 Aloysius Gonzaga, religious Gn 12: 1-9 Ps 33: 12-13, 18-20, 22 Mt 7: 1-5 June 22 Paulinus of Nola, bishop; John Fisher, bishop, and Thomas More, martyrs Gn 13: 2, 5-18 Ps 15: 2-4b, 5 Mt 7: 6, 12-14 June 23 Wednesday Gn 15: 1-12, 17-18 Ps 105: 1-4, 6-9 Mt 7: 15-20 June 24 THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST Is 49: 1-6 Ps 139: 1b-3, 13-15 Acts 13: 22-26 Lk 1: 57-66, 80 June 25 Friday Gn 17: 1, 9-10, 15-22 Ps 128: 1-5 Mt 8: 1-4 June 26 Saturday Gn 18: 1-15 (Ps) Lk 1: 46-50, 53-55 Mt 8: 5-17 THIRTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME June 27 THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Wis 1: 13-15; 2: 23-24 Ps 30: 2, 4-6, 11-13 2 Cor 8: 7, 9, 13-15 Mk 5: 21-43 June 28 Irenaeus, bishop, martyr Gn 18: 16-33 Ps 103: 1b-4, 8-11 Mt 8: 18-22 June 29 PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES Acts 12: 1-11 Ps 34: 2-9 2 Tm 4: 6-8, 17-18 Mt 16: 13-19 June 30 The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church Gn 21: 5, 8-20a Ps 34: 7-8, 10-13 Mt 8: 28-34 July 1 Junípero Serra, priest Gn 22: 1b-19 Ps 115: 1-6, 8-9 Mt 9: 1-8 July 2 Friday Gn 23: 1-4, 19; 24: 1-8, 62-67 Ps 106: 1b-5 Mt 9: 9-13 July 3 THOMAS, APOSTLE Eph 2: 19-22 Ps 117: 1b-2 Jn 20: 24-29



f you plan it, they will come. He did plan it. And come they did: from Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, California and, of course, Kansas. The meeting place was the home base of the planner, Father Dave Hulshof, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Branson, Missouri. Way back during Holy Week 2020, Dave reached out by email to his class of 1981 from the North American College in Rome. His purpose was twofold: To check how we were faring with the pandemic, and to see if we’d be interested — provided there would be a vaccine — of gathering in Branson to celebrate our 40th anniversary of priesthood together in 2021. For me, it was a no-brainer. I was going to make time for this no matter what. As the months went on and


FATHER MARK GOLDASICH Father Mark is the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Tonganoxie. He has been editor of The Leaven since 1989.

specific dates were picked (June 7-10), the list of attendees was finalized. Some of our class couldn’t attend because of impending moves, health concerns or other plans. But eleven of us would be there. (I didn’t get to see one other classmate as he arrived early but had to leave before many of us reached Branson.) I’d seen a good number of the “Bran-

son bunch” when we gathered in Rome to celebrate our 25th anniversary. But there were a couple that I’d not seen in 40 years! Honestly, I was sort of nervous because I’ve grown “a bit” larger over the years — I like to say that I’m now twice the man I was when they knew me — and the hair almost isn’t. The first night’s dinner in the hotel restaurant was awkward . . . for about a tenth of a second. There were big smiles and hugs all around. The family was together once again. And I don’t use the word “family” lightly.

I remember my fear 44 years ago, meeting this group for the first time at Kennedy Airport in New York, prior to our flight to Rome. I knew no one in my class. Little could I imagine how close this class would become in the next four years. These were the days before cellphones, computers, Skype and Zoom. Leaving home really meant leaving home. Although you could phone home, the cost of an international call was astronomical. So, these guys literally became my family. We celebrated birthdays together, traveled together and spent the holidays together. We struggled through the Italian language together as well as living in a different culture. But through it all we bonded and laughed . . . and laughed even more. Although our time in Branson was short, Dave made sure that our days were well spent. We had Masses

together, explored the Ancient Ozarks National History Museum, did a houseboat cruise on Table Rock Lake and attended a couple of live shows. But most of all, we spent time catching up, especially at meals and during car rides from place to place. It was humbling to listen to where life had taken each of us. We savored stories, lots and lots of them, of the lives the Lord has touched through us and of the many people who have formed our priesthood. The only thing more plentiful was the laughter . . . and, of course, the food. By the way, when pressed as to what first prompted Dave to get us together, his reply was simple: “I figured we’d better get together now for our 40th, because Lord knows what shape we’ll be in for our 50th!” Sure can’t argue with that, brother!

We cannot know God’s mind — but it doesn’t hurt to ask


ur first reading on Sunday comes from the Book of Job. Job and some friends have been arguing about God. The friends maintain that God governs the world with justice, rewarding those who obey him and punishing those who disobey. Job has complained that is exactly what God is not doing. God is not executing justice on the earth. Evildoers prosper while devout people undergo all kinds of suffering. Look at me, Job says. I did right toward God and neighbors, yet terrible ills have befallen me — the loss of my property, the death of my children, a horrible


KEVIN PERROTTA Perrotta is the editor and an author of the “Six Weeks with the Bible” series, teaches part time at Siena Heights University and leads Holy Land pilgrimages. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

disease. God, he shouts to the heavens, you’re not doing your job! God has now heard enough of Job and his

friends’ debate — after 35 chapters, so have most readers ­— and he comes to set things straight. His awesome voice booms forth from a violent wind storm. In the fragment of God’s long speech (everyone speaks at length in the Book of Job), he demands to know if Job can answer questions about the creation of earth and its seas. Obviously, Job cannot. He cannot answer any part of God’s relentless

interrogation about the origins of everything. Nor can he match God’s sovereign power over his creatures. This confrontation reminds Job that he is a creature. How, then, can he stand in judgment of the creator? If he does not understand the universe, what basis does he have for claiming that the one who does understand it is not governing it in the way it should be governed? Next, God deals with the friends. Their claim that God is consistently rewarding the just and punishing the unjust in this world may be a comforting theory but doesn’t fit the facts. God declares that they didn’t honor him by trying to force

reality into a false theological framework. The upshot? God is just. He will ultimately vindicate those who cooperated with him and bring judgment on those who rejected him. But how is he moving toward this resolution, and why is he allowing so much suffering along the way? We should never claim to understand more than is given us to understand. Nevertheless, as Pope Francis said last month, it’s good to ask God why. “When we get a little angry with God and start asking why, we are attracting our Father’s heart toward our misery, toward our difficulty, toward our life.” This, too, is prayer.

Priesthood always involves closeness with the faithful, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told a group of priests studying in Rome that if they do not want to be pastors, spending time with the faithful, they should request dismissal from the priesthood and concentrate on academics instead. “Be pastors with the scent of your sheep, persons able to live, laugh and cry with your people

— in other words, to communicate with them,” the pope told the priests June 7. The priests, who are studying at pontifical universities in Rome, live at the city’s St. Louis of France residence. The priesthood cannot be understood without its essential connection to “the holy people of God,” the pope told them. “The ministerial priesthood is

a consequence of the baptismal priesthood of the holy faithful people of God. If you think of a priesthood isolated from the people of God, that is not a Catholic priesthood,” he said. A Catholic priest puts God and God’s people at the center of his daily concerns, setting aside self-interest and “dreams of greatness.”



PREK - 8 STREAM SUMMER PROGRAMS Resurrection School at the Cathedral 425 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kansas June 1 - July 2

Half-day and full-day options, one- to fiveweek options. Keep your child engaged and learning all summer. Sign up for one of our week-long themed camps: Vacation Vibes, Race Car Research, Detective Deep Dive, Snacking with Science and Wild Weather. Unable to attend in person? Order one or all three of our subscription boxes for June August. Go online to: rcskck.org for more information and forms.

SUMMER DATE NIGHT FOR MARRIED COUPLES Your home/yard June 17 (begins)

Grab your spouse and your favorite beverage and head out to your patio. We’ve got seven great date nights filled with insights and skills that will bring you closer. Sessions are live online with recordings available for registered participants. Ready to socialize again? Invite a group of couples to register with you, then simply plan to stream all or some of the sessions together for a fun evening with friends. For more information and to register, go online to: evermoreinlove. org/everyday-skills.

ST. JOSEPH RETREAT: ‘WITH A FATHER’S HEART’ Christ’s Peace House of Prayer 22131 Meagher Rd., Easton June 25 - 27

The retreat will begin on June 25 at 6 p.m. with supper. In this year dedicated to St. Joseph, enter into the movement and develop a deeper relationship with our spiritual father as we learn about consecration to St. Joseph through Father Callaway’s book at our St. Joseph Shrine. There will be conferences, eucharistic adoration, Mass, confession and time for private prayer, reflection and walking. The suggested donation is

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$170/single or $250/couples for the cabins and courtyard rooms; $100 for the single guest rooms (meals included). To attend, sign up online at: info@christspeace.com or call (913) 773-8255.

RETROUVAILLE Kansas City Metro area June 25 - 27

Retrouvaille is a lifeline for struggling marriages. Are you lost in your marriage? Have you stopped sharing feelings? Have you thought of separation or divorce? Hope is a phone call or click away at (800) 4702230 or www.helpourmarriage.com.

ST. MARY’S ANNUAL PICNIC St. Mary Parish 9208 Main St., St. Benedict June 26 at 5 p.m.

Fresh, fried chicken supper served in an air-conditioned hall. Concession stand and meals-to-go are available. Serving begins at 5 p.m. There will be games and activities for children of all ages, and an auction at 8 p.m.

PRAY - REFLECT - ACT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY Holy Spirit Parish 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park June 26 at 4 p.m.

The event will begin with Mass with Archbishop Naumann at 4 p.m. followed by a complimentary cookout dinner and live music by All Things I Am. At 6:15 p.m., there will be keynote speakers followed by a rosary with the Holy Family School of Faith.

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA LITTLE FLOWER CIRCLE Christ the King Parish (Yadrich Hall) 5972 S.W. 25th St., Topeka June 27 at 12:45 p.m.

A rosary will be followed by the business meeting and social time. Social distancing and masks will be required. If anyone knows


of a member or family member of Daughters of Isabella in need of the circle’s prayers, call Bobbie Graff Hendrixson at (785) 2710145. If you are interested in or would like more information about the Daughters of Isabella, call Cindy Keen at (785) 228-9863.

on Aug. 21. Volunteers “buddy” with a child with a disability for a fun evening of recreation and leisure activities. COVID protocols will be followed. To learn more and to register, go online to: www.archkck.org/special-needs or send an email to: tracunas@archkck.org.

PROJECT CHRYSALIS Church of the Ascension 9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park (St. John Room) also via Zoom June 29 from 7 - 8:15 p.m.

TOTUS TUUS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Prince of Peace Parish 16000 W. 143rd St., Olathe July 19 - 23

Project Chrysalis is a ministry offering hope through sacred Scripture and community to parents or grandparents who have lost a child or grandchild. While this ministry is not a bereavement group, its mission is to offer support and hope through Scripture in a time of transformation. The group is open to parents or grandparents who have lost children. For more information, including the Zoom invitation link, contact Deacon Ken Billinger at (913) 634-4210 or send an email to: kbillinger@archkck.org.

CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP Kansas City area July 12 - 15

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Give the gift of yourself! The special-needs ministry in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas needs volunteers, 14 years of age and older, to help restart BREATHE — a respite care program. This program provides a break from caregiving to families who have a child with a disability. The program is held at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, usually on the third Saturday of each month from 4 - 8 p.m. We are planning to offer our first session

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Come join others and learn about Totus Tuus. Register online at: www.archkck.org/ special-needs.

SIPS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS Boulevard Brewery 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri July 25 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Catch up with friends, enjoy food and drinks, play games and admire the skyline. The best part? You will be helping raise needbased scholarships for the students of Resurrection Catholic School. Unable to attend in person? We’ll deliver sips to your door! Registration begins online in June at: rcskck.org.


Have you been longing in your heart for a closer relationship with God or been searching for means to deepen your prayer life? The Daughters of St. Francis de Sales offer a practical means of living a life devoted to God in everyday life with a family of spiritual friends, united in a bond of love and support. Join their upcoming virtual open house to learn more about this gentle saint, his spirituality of the heart and this association. For meeting details, send an email to: haydee@ sfdassociation.org or visit the website at: www.sfdassociation.org; look for a link in the “Welcome” box to register.

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Experts offer hope to those fighting pandemic pounds By Jill Ragar Esfeld jill.esfeld@theleaven.org


Pandemic inspiration When COVID-19 reached pandemic status, Stormont Vail entered the world of virtual health care. “The Weight Management Center became 100 percent telehealth,” said Sisk. “That was completely new to us.” Once they were comfortable seeing patients virtually, Sisk and Alderson realized it could open the door to helping people outside their geographical boundaries. “So many people don’t have access to someone who specializes in weight loss,” said Sisk. “They’re dependent on going to the internet, going on fad diets or the same old programs they’ve done before. “We wanted to provide to people, no matter where they live, the information you would get at a weight management center with an obesity specialist.” “Telehealth made us see this possibility,” added Alderson. “You don’t have to be in person to change someone’s trajectory. “We wanted to reach western Kansas,” she continued, “where there


During the pandemic, Stephanie Sisk, APRN (left), and Dr. Karli Alderson combined their years of experience in weight management to create the Prevail Weight Loss and Wellness Program.

OPEKA — Weight loss after a pandemic is no joke. But that doesn’t keep Stephanie Sisk, a parishioner of Christ the King Parish in Topeka, and her partner Dr. Karli Alderson from taking a light approach to their new program: Prevail Weight Loss. They even thought of a slogan. “Fifteen weeks to smaller cheeks!” said Sisk with a laugh. After many years working in the field of weight-loss management, the two know how tough people find this topic. “So many people act like weight loss is torture,” said Sisk. “We want to take that away. “You don’t have to be miserable to lose weight.” Their light attitude is coupled with a real passion for helping people. “I want to give people peace, that’s really why I’m doing this,” said Sisk, a nurse practitioner who is a certified specialist in obesity and weight management. She is also the program manager of Stormont Vail Hospital’s Weight Management Center in Topeka. “People are here for a purpose,” she said. “They’re beautiful and God loves them, and he wants them to love themselves so they can do what he created them to do.” Alderson agreed. A primary care physician board-certified in family medicine and obesity medicine, she knows from years in practice that patients rarely cry — unless they’re talking about their weight. “You would be shocked at how many people tear up in an appointment,” she said. “Weight is so sensitive.” “We as a society tell people that being overweight is their fault,” she continued, “and it’s not. Weight is a metabolic and hormonal issue. And while there are things you can do to improve your health and your weight, it’s not your fault.” Oddly enough, the pandemic that turned the health care system on its ear actually inspired these two providers to create their program. “You see,” said Sisk, “God really can bring good out of a bad situation.”


is limited access to obesity specialists.” Add to that the fact that, as the pandemic continued, they knew from their practice that the struggle to maintain a healthy weight had escalated. “So many people last summer were like, ‘I’m not getting in a bikini in front of anybody so I’m going to enjoy a few more calories,’” said Sisk. Those few more calories turned into the notorious “COVID-15” — the 15 pounds the average American gained over the pandemic. And people began searching online for quick fixes. “Now we’re playing catch-up because we realize the world is not ending,” said Sisk. “We’re surviving this!” “People are grasping at anything that will give them quick results, which the internet is happy to provide,” she added. “And in six months, they’re going to end up right back where they started.” That’s a scenario these specialists want to stop. And they believe the key is education.

No magic pills Sisk and Alderson have been on the frontline of the battle against weight for many years. “This is all we do,” said Sisk. “We know it inside and out. We know what works and we know what doesn’t work.”

They looked at what strategies were most effective in giving their patients sustained weight loss and discovered three key components for success. Then they designed the Prevail program around them. “This no gimmick,” said Alderson. “It’s reality — what we’ve seen in our clinic where we’ve had success.” Sisk and Alderson don’t pull punches. They admit weight loss takes commitment, hard work and changes in behavior. But they also know what they recommend works. “We’ve laid it out in a short, simple and entertaining way,” said Alderson. “So, participants can be successful within 15 weeks.” The program is online and videobased with a workbook participants receive in the mail. “The passion behind this is to provide clarity,” said Sisk. “It’s so sad that people are confused on what the heck to do because there is so much information out there. “They deserve to know what works and what doesn’t so they can’t be tricked.” Throughout the program, participants can join in the Prevail Community online to interact with Sisk, Alderson and other participants. “I think a lot of people with weight issues feel isolated, even though they know multiple people are struggling with it,” said Alderson. “It’s a very individual, lonely disease. “And even your doctors or your friends or your family don’t understand. They think it’s a willpower thing. We wanted a place where people could go on their own, but still feel connected.”

Success The program is currently finishing its trial stage and thus far the results have been outstanding. Participants are on track to lose

Six habits to speed your weight loss effort 1. Hydrate. Drink 80 oz. of water daily. Drink more water to feel full, reduce cravings and increase energy. 2. Fast for 12 hours. No calories in your mouth for 12 hours of your 24hour day. Every day. 3. Eat a high protein breakfast. Protein reduces hunger. Eat at least 20 grams of protein in the morning. 4. Move it! If sitting for longer than one hour, get up and do one of the following to get your heart rate up: 10 jumping jacks, 10 squats, or go up and down one flight of stairs. 5. Use an 8-inch plate. Eat off of an 8-inch plate at dinner. Fill up half your plate with green vegetables. 6. Follow the 20-minute rule. If you feel you need to go back for seconds after dinner, look at the clock and wait 20 minutes. Give your stomach and brain time to connect and recognize you’re full.

their COVID-15. Sisk, whose confirmation saint is Rose Philippine Duchesne, feels like she has found her purpose, “St. Rose was a teacher,” she said. “So, I thought that’s what I would be. But I was called to nursing. “Now, I guess I’m doing both.” Alderson feels the same. “Helping people feel better and be healthier is part of why I was born,” she said. “And I’m very passionate about it. “We’re excited for people who are going to start Prevail because it’s opening a new chapter in their lives, and it’s [going] to be fun.” For more information on the Prevail Weight Loss and Wellness Program, visit the website at: www.prevailweight loss.com or follow Prevail Weight Loss on Facebook.