Mark your calendar now for the events of August, 12, 13 and 14, 2017. The Diocese of Wichita is "bringing the Spiritual Life Center to Saint Paul". The Center Director, Father Ken VanHaverbeke, will conduct a three-night Parish Mission Retreat on Saturday/Sunday/Monday. Those who know Father Ken also know this will be a rewarding and enjoyable experience!
Mission Theme: Encountering Christ With Joy!
"The Joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness." Pope Francis
The three-night Parish Mission will allow parishioners to reflect upon the good news of Jesus Christ, The Joy of the Gospel
The Mission will give parishioners the opportunity to experience the good news through preaching on the scriptures, experiencing reconciliation through the sacraments, the company of fellow parishioners, prayer and music.
Topics Will Include:
Format for the Mission: August 12, 13, 14
Father Ken VanHaverbeke.
Father Ken VanHaverbeke is a diocesan priest of the Diocese of Wichita. After graduating from Kansas State University he attended Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, and was ordained in 1991. He has served as assistant-pastor or pastor of: Church of the Magdalen, Wichita; St. Mary's, Newton; St. Joseph, Wichita; Christ the King, Wichita and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Wichita. Between 1999 and present he also worked on several Chancery assignments including: Continuing Education for Clergy, Chaplain of the Guadalupe Clinic, Vicar for Priests, Director of the Office of Stewardship and is currently the Director of the Spiritual Life Center, Wichita.
As the pastor of several parishes, he gained experience in shepherding souls and cultivating the gifts of preaching, teaching and healing. He understands the day-to-day relationship of a pastor with parishioners. Father VanHaverbeke is an accomplished speaker and writer. Using either microphone or keyboard, his presentation is spirited, articulate and always punctuated with some delightful "Father Ken" humor. We think you will enjoy his Saint Paul Mission Retreat!
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