Archive | August, 2020

New educational building unites St. Elizabeth’s

Fr. Greg Haskamp For the first time in decades, preschool through 8th grade children at St. Elizabeth Parish in Kansas City can safely and happily attend school on the same side of the street together. The St. Elizabeth campus was recently transformed by the construction of a new Early Childhood Center on the west side […]

Beloved Priest a Mentor to Generations of Redemptorist Missionaries

CHICAGO, IL, August 18, 2020 – Rev. John (Jack) Ferdinand Willett, C.Ss.R., who influenced generations of Redemptorist Missionaries during the 20 years he was involved in formation ministry, died on August 15, 2020 at St. Clement Redemptorist Mission Community in Liguori. He was 84, and had recently been placed in hospice care. John Ferdinand Willett […]

A campaign to send a hug

Guest Commentary by Sister Constance Veit, LSP Summer is usually a lot of fun in our Homes. The elderly enjoy getting outdoors for picnics, gardening and community outings, especially when they include a stop for ice cream. Not so this year! As summer wears on with no end to the pandemic in sight, the mandated […]

Sister to celebrate 70 years as a religious

Sister Jean Beste, BVM is celebrating 70 years as a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She ministered for 40 years in Kansas City, first as principal at Christ the King, and then serving as principal at St. Therese. After 24 years in education, she became program director for Blue Hills Homes Corporation. […]

September 27, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph