“I consider myself blessed because during the past two years my desire to serve God has only grown more and more,” said Mersmann. “I am also extremely grateful that my family and close friends are…
“To see so many people realizing there’s more about life than making money and a living, and to see them taking their faith seriously, is really encouraging to me,” he said.
“The spirit of Mother Teresa is alive and well. And I believe in my heart that this is what God has called me to do — to serve the poor in whatever way I can.”
“In gratitude for their tireless efforts in education in every part of this region and for the boundless love they have generously shared with the people,” he continued, “we joyfully recognize our beloved Sisters.”
“Our main desire and hope for the future is to sensitize people ever more to the beauty, importance and necessity of their interior lives, their relationship with Jesus,” said Sister Susan. “That’s the whole reason…
“The best part is that the staff, residents, and students are able to have positive and ongoing interaction one-on-one,” she said. “This will be something that young and old can do together.”
Ministry awards, board recognition, goodwill and a great performance by The Priest Band marked the recent 65th anniversary celebration of Villa St. Francis, the archdiocesan skilled nursing center here.
Father Kent O’Connor’s latest hobby was waiting for him in the rectory of his last assignment, at Sacred Heart Parish in Sabetha.
A funeral Mass for Father Finnerty was celebrated on Oct. 12 at Curé of Ars Parish in Leawood. He was buried at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa.
“There’s this amazing recognition that priests have the gift of entering into people’s lives at such important times — in moments of conversion, crisis, and great joy,” he said. “I might go from a funeral…