OVERLAND PARK — Born into a devout Catholic family, and the second of eight children, Oanh Pham was the daughter of a South Vietnamese soldier. Originally from central Vietnam, the family moved to Saigon, the South Vietnamese capital, in the early 1970s, where the children attended Catholic schools.
At the age of 17, young Oanh already knew that she was being called to become a nun. She joined the Lasallian Vietnamese Sisters as a candidate when she was just in 12th grade.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — For attorneys, financial planners, accountants and life insurance agents, the end of June does not mean fun and sun, but rather the final days to fulfill their annual continuing education requirement.
And because finance professionals have a well-known penchant for procrastination, many wait until the last few weeks to complete their continuing education.
Luckily for the procrastinators, the Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas (CFNEK) is holding its sixth annual continuing education program for financial professionals on June 5 following a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann at Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Father John A. Riley, chancellor, announces the following appointments made by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, effective July 1, unless otherwise noted.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. —For the first time in its 91-year history, Our Lady & St. Rose Church here will host a reunion for its parishioners.
Three parishes — Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, St. Rose of Lima, and Our Lady & St. Rose — invite past members of the churches and schools to attend the reunion on Aug. 14–16.
Barbara Bailey, pastoral associate at Our Lady & St. Rose, said that the reunion was the result of a seed sown at the National Black Catholic Congress she attended three years ago.
“This reunion will be like a homecoming,” Bailey said. “We want to bring back people to show them what’s going on in the parish.”
The church organized several fundraising events for the reunion, Bailey said, to keep the cost at a minimum for those who wish to attend.
The Our Lady & St. Rose gospel choir, which performs an annual fall concert, will host an encore performance May 17 at 4 p.m., comprised of the choir’s most popular numbers. Admission is free, but there will be a collection for those who wish to donate.