Update: Tickets for this event have sold out.
Memorial gift makes March 21 event possible
LINCOLN (SNR) – North American Martyrs Parish in Lincoln will host Dr. Scott and Kimberly Hahn, well-known Catholic authors and speakers, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is available in large part through a generous estate donation made to North American Martyrs by the late Dwaine and Evelyn Michalski.
Sarah Rohrs of North American Martyrs Parish called the Michalskis “founding members of the parish.”
“At North American Martyrs, they were there when we first gathered for Mass back in 1993 at the Ramada Inn,” she said, “and they were there when the church was finally completed in 2004.
“Dwaine and Evelyn were role models to the members of North American Martyrs and to the students at our school who saw them every day at Mass, as well as at parish functions,” she continued. “Their lives were a testament to their faith in God and love for their family and friends.”
When thinking about how best to use their gift, Rohrs said, it occurred to the parish that Dwaine and Evelyn would have been “the first ones in line to buy tickets to hear the Hahns speak.”
She added that the parish has many opportunities for those who want to grow in their faith through the “Dynamic Catholic Program.”
“Dynamic Catholics are passionate about their faith and exemplify it in their prayer, study, generosity and evangelization,” she said. “In his book ‘The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic,’ Matthew Kelly cites that many Catholics take a great leap in faith following a retreat or catechetical experience. This is why we are so excited that Dr. Scott and Kimberly Hahn agreed to speak in Lincoln. Through their talks, they can help us rediscover our Catholic faith and help us grow in love for our Lord.”
The titles for the March 21 talks are “The Joy of the Gospel: The New Evangelization and the Family” by Dr. Hahn, “Legacy of Love: A Witness to the World” by Kimberly Hahn, and “Evangelizing Catholics: The Bible, the Eucharist and the New Evangelization” by Dr. Hahn.