World Meeting of Families “Video Contest” – Diocese of Green Bay
Divine Evidence at Xavier Fine Arts Theater, Monday, April 11th and Tuesday, April 12, 2022
A unique opportunity to hear, see and feel evidence of miracles and events connected to Jesus’ passion and his Real Presence in the Eucharist will be the focus of two Holy Week presentations at Xavier High School.
The public is invited to “Divine Evidence” on Monday and Tuesday, April 11th and 12th at 7 p.m. at Xavier’s Fine Arts Theatre, 1600 W. Prospect Ave. Eucharistic Miracles will be the topic on the first night, followed on the second night by the presentation The Sacred Cloths of the Passion. Each talk will be complemented by a large exhibit viewable in the school gym two hours before and one hour after the presentation.
Richard Bernatchez of Denver, co-founder of Faith Based Communications, will speak each night and will present five relics for veneration, including slivers of the True Cross and threads from the Shroud of Turin, believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus. He will also display replicas of the sacred cloths and numerous items related to the Passion such as the crown of thorns and whip. The display on miracles will feature much of the Vatican’s International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles of the World. “We have selected for exhibition approximately half of the 137 Eucharistic miracles approved by the Church,” Bernatchez said. A retired engineer, Bernatchez now dedicates his life to researching and sharing miracles and relics. He and his wife, Pat, travel throughout the United States and Canada presenting the sacred exhibits at their own expense to churches, schools and interested Christian groups. “We discuss the True Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, explore various Eucharistic Miracles, and encourage participation in Eucharistic Adoration,” he said. “The specific miracles we discuss depend on the age of the audience. For the younger children, we focus on miracles involving children or animals. With the older children, we get into miracles where the Host changes into heart tissue, as well as the scientific study that goes into the verification process.”
Showcasing evidence of the Eucharist’s miraculous nature could not come at a better time, said Susan Littmann, one of the event organizers. “In light of the bishops’ call for a three-year Eucharistic revival starting on the feast of Corpus Christi in June, we feel the Holy Spirit‘s hand guided us to this.” She added that the event was rescheduled from April 2020 when it was canceled due to the Covid shutdown.
Plans for the nation-wide revival effort, outlined at the bishops’ USCCB gathering last November, will include Eucharistic processions and other events of adoration and prayer around the country. “Their hope is to increase Catholic belief in the Eucharist as Jesus’ actual body and blood,” Littmann noted. “What better way to do this than to explore centuries of Eucharistic miracles documented by the Vatican.”
Regarding the sacred cloths, Bernatchez said he believes the Shroud of Turin contains evidence of all that Jesus endured – the proof of his passion, death and resurrection. The exhibit also contains replicas of the Sudarium of Oviedo (a piece of linen thought to have been used to cover the head of Jesus immediately after the crucifixion) and the Tunic of Argenteuil (Jesus’ seamless garment).
The event is free and sponsored by the CIA-Faith Mission Operatives, a volunteer lay ministry recognized by the Diocese of Green Bay. More information is available by contacting event organizers at email@example.com or (920) 450-3025. Details of the presentations and exhibits can be found online at www.faithbasedcomm.com.
St. Lawrence Seminary High School – Come and visit!
100% Catholic, 100% Boys, 100% Boarding: St. Lawrence Seminary High School is an affordable, all-boys, Catholic residential high school focused on college prep and spiritual depth. Located in Mt Calvary, WI since 1860, SLS students live, learn, work and pray together.
Come explore this vibrant high school experience where 150 students from around the globe prepare for life after high school!
Come and visit on March 18th – 19th, April 1st – 2nd or April 8th – 9th. Please call (920) 753-7570 or visit www.stlawrence.edu.
Stop by the school cafeteria to support a son of a teacher from St. John School this weekend!
2021 Holiday Scrip Gift Guide! Don’t wait!
Holidays are quickly approaching and what an easier way than to do all your shopping through scrip! It’s a win-win situation! (And less stress running from store to store!)
Thank you from the St. John Mission Club
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE ST. JOHN SCHOOL STUDENTS from 6th through 8th grade for helping the St. John Mission Club on Wednesday, September 22nd!!
Another big thank you to the gentlemen, especially Jim Van Grinsven, who volunteered to help get the shipment organized and on its way to Green Bay.
Again, thank you to everyone for helping our non-profit group to help those in need!!
Xavier High School Xperience Day – October 29th
Current 7th & 8th grade students – reserve your spot at bit.ly/395PUaK!
More information is available at (920) 733-6632 or Admissions@XavierCatholicSchools.org.
Support the School Sisters of Notre Dame!
You may email Ellen at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josie Vosters: Spirit of Kateri Award Recipient at Camp Tekakwitha
We’re proud to announce that Josie Vosters was recently a camper at Camp Tekakwitha, and at the end of their session, she was a recipient of the Spirit of Kateri Award!
Each week, Camp Tekakwitha staff awards the Spirit of Kateri Award to two exceptional campers in recognition of their leadership, love of Christ, and dedication to serving their cabinmates and friends at Camp Tekakwitha. Josie was one of the two campers awarded in her session, nominated by her counselors and selected by the staff!
As a young person, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha displayed a deep love for Jesus amidst numerous obstacles, and was a witness to Christ and a friend to many. St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s intercession guides the staff and campers of Camp Tekakwitha as they strive to imitate her witness of love, selflessness, and friendship. Josie was a definite leader in her cabin, and certainly emulated the “spirit” of our great patroness St. Kateri in acts of kindness and love.
Winners of the Spirit of Kateri Award are honored among the campers and parents, and receive a shirt with St. Kateri’s famous words, “I am not my own, I have given myself entirely to Jesus.” We’re so proud of Josie!
Josie graduated from St. John Nepomucene Catholic School and will be a sophomore at Career Pathways at Little Chute High School.
Jack Lawlis, Camp Tekakwitha Missionary