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Revival sessions announced for KCK youth, young adults

Father Chester Smith, SVD, will lead a revival from March 2-6 at three parishes: Christ the King, Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady & St. Rose, all in Kansas City, Kansas. LEAVEN PHOTO BY DOUG HESSE

by Joe Bollig
joe.bollig@theleaven.org

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Do you need a boost to start your Lent off right? Then mark your calendar this coming March for a five-day revival led by Father Chester Smith, SVD.

Father Chester, who has led other revivals at Kansas City, Kansas, parishes, will return for one from March 2 to Ash Wednesday, March 6, at three parishes: Christ the King, Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady & St. Rose. (See full schedule below.)

The theme for this year’s revival is: “Jesus is Our Inheritance.”

Father Chester — and occasionally his twin brother Father Charles Smith, also a Divine Word Missionary priest — have led revivals at Kansas City, Kansas, parishes for more than 20 years. 

Chicago-born and raised, Father Chester, now based in Indianapolis, is part of the Bowman Francis Ministry. As a missionary, he is commissioned to minister to and evangelize African- American youth, young adults and others. 

The revival schedule is: 

• 4 p.m. Mass on March 2 at Christ the King Parish, 3024 N. 53rd St.

• 8 a.m. Mass on March 3 at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 2203 Parallel Pkwy.

• 9:30 a.m. Mass on March 3 at Christ the King Parish

• 11 a.m. Mass on March 3 at Our Lady & St. Rose, 2300 N. 8th St.

• 7 p.m. on March 4 at Our Lady & St. Rose

• 7 p.m. March 5 at Our Lady & St. Rose

• 7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 6, at Our Lady & St. Rose

About the author

Joe Bollig

Joe Bollig

Joe has been with The Leaven since 1993. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in journalism. Before entering print journalism he worked in commercial radio. He has worked for the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press and Sun Publications in Overland Park. During his journalistic career he has covered beats including police, fire, business, features, general assignment and religion. While at The Leaven he has been a writer, photographer and videographer. He has won or shared several Catholic Press Association awards, as well as Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara awards for mission coverage. He graduated with a certification in catechesis from a two-year distance learning program offered by the Maryvale Institute for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education at Old Oscott, Great Barr, in Birmingham, England.

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