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Come and be inspired by religious and priests from six states. Experience prayer, learn more about the consecrated life, ask questions, and have a lot of fun throughout the day. To begin the day, His Excellency, James V. Johnston will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
All ages can attend– there will be tracks for young adults,
parents (in English and Spanish), and children by age group,
as well as child care for ages 2-4.
Cost: $5 per person or $30 per family
(child care is $5 additional per child)
Child care will be offered at the Early Childhood Center, adjacent to the school building.
Please note the following important information about child care:
- Ages 2-4 may be enrolled in care for an additional $5 per child
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be offered during this time
- Children may be dropped off as early as 9:40 AM (There will be no child care during Mass; please feed your child a morning snack before drop-off)
- Child care will close during lunch hour; please pick up your child no later than 11:50 AM so that he/she may eat lunch with you.
- Children may return to care at 12:50 PM. An afternoon snack will be provided.
- Child care closes immediately after closing ceremonies, approximately 3:30 PM
- If your child is not potty-trained or is in need of a change of clothing, you will be contacted to come and care for your child.
- Weather-permitting, the children may play outside; please apply sunscreen and protective clothing as you see fit.
The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George were founded by Mother M. Anselma Bopp in 1869 to “make the merciful love of Christ visible” in northern Germany. That mission grew and spread to several countries including the United States where our sisters first arrived in 1923. We serve in a variety of apostolates including healthcare and education and strive to live in union with the pierced heart of Jesus, receiving his love and bearing that to the world, simply ready in obedience to God’s call and attentive to the signs of the times. altonfranciscans.org
The Sisters of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT)
are disciples of Jesus through Mary, living in Marian Trinitarian communion, serving on ecclesial family teams in areas of deepest apostolic need. The Sisters, along with SOLT Priests and laity, were founded in the United States in 1958 and currently serve in over 14 U.S. dioceses and in 11 countries world wide. The S.O.L.T. Sisters in Kansas City serve the family through Our Lady's Montessori School - a Catholic Montessori early childhood program in Wyandotte County. Learn more about us at www.solt.net and ourladysmontessori.com.
The Benedictine of Mary, Queen of Apostles is a contemplative community of nuns located in Gower, Missouri. Consecrated to Mary in prayer for priests, the apostles of our day, they have espoused the traditional liturgical spirituality of St. Benedict with its prayerful balance of prayer and work. They are currently in the process of constructing their monastery Church for their rapidly growing community. benedictinesofmary.org
The Marian Sisters are a community dedicated to serving God and the church in the Diocese of Lincoln. We serve in various apostolates of education, health care, and social work. Doing God's will joyfully we seek to imitate Mary and St. Francis in all we do.
Legion of Christ
Fr. Joshua West was born in Naples, Italy, and grew up in Virginia – the oldest of six children. He joined the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in 1996 and was ordained a priest in 2009. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology and a Licentiate in Philosophy from Regina Apostolorum in Rome. As a priest, he has served in California as vocation director for the Legion of Christ, Regnum Christi chaplain, school chaplain, and retreat center director. He is currently based in Chicago and is chaplain for Regnum Christi in the Heartland (Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri).
Fr. Peter Krezalek, LC was born and raised in Poland as the youngest of three sons. He studied Civil Engineering in Krakow and then moved to Chicago where he graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with BS in Computer Science and from DePaul University with an MBA. At the age of 33 he realized that Jesus' earthly mission was coming to an end at that same age, yet what was he doing for Christ? This realization followed by seven years of re-discovering Christ and eventually leaving the world to follow Him more closely in the religious life. Br. Peter entered the Novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Ct, obtained BA in philosophy in Thornwood, NY and theology in Rome, Italy from Regina Apostolorum University and did one year of vocational work in Louisiana. He was ordained in Rome, Italy on Dec. 10, 2016. Now he has been assigned to the Chicago community as the chaplain to the Regnum Christi men's and women's sections in the Heartland locality.