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Fr. Kubat to speak at Magnificat event

Holy Spirit led journey from medicine to priesthood and director of CSS

LINCOLN (SNR) - Father Christopher Kubat, executive director of Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska, will be the speaker for Magnificat of Lincoln’s winter prayer meal Saturday, Feb. 7. The event will be held in the Hillcrest Country Club, 9401 E. O St., Lincoln, at 9:30 a.m.

Father Kubat will share his ‘Magnificat,’ of how the Holy Spirit led him on a journey from medicine to the priesthood and director of CSS. 

Father Kubat grew up in Omaha with two older sisters and one younger sister – his parents also lost a son and daughter. He said prayer was not a one-hour, once-a-week-on-Sunday event for the Kubat family; it was part of daily life. He will share some of the family experiences that helped him grow in his spiritual life.

Father attended Catholic schools (St. Mary Grade School and Ryan High in Omaha; both schools have since closed). He received a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University in 1979 and his MD in 1983. Dr. Christopher Kubat was a practicing urologist in Milwaukee until 1993, when he entered Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lincoln in 1999.

Father Kubat served as an assistant pastor at St. Cecilia Parish in Hastings and at St. Mary in Lincoln. In addition to his work as executive director of Catholic Social Services, he is also chaplain of Courage for the Diocese of Lincoln, and is an instructor at St. Gregory the Great Seminary.

To attend the meal and hear Father Kubat’s talk, participants must make pre-paid registrations by Monday, Jan. 26; no walk-ins please. The cost is $15 (the student price is $10) and checks may be made payable to Magnificat. Mail to: Tina Colgan, 521 N. 56 St., Lincoln, NE, 68504. For more information, contact Magnificat coordinator Rhonda Litt at 402-489-3819 or 402-525-6396.
Complimentary March Magnificat magazines will be available.

Magnificat is a ministry to Catholic women, a private association of the faithful within the Catholic Church under the jurisdiction of the Lincoln Diocese. Its purpose is to help Catholic women become more open to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment of their lives to Jesus as Lord and to impart the Holy Spirit to one another by their love, service and sharing the good news of salvation, and provides opportunities to foster a desire to grow in holiness. 

Magnificat was begun by a group of Catholic women from the Archdiocese of New Orleans who observed a need among Catholic women for a faith-sharing experience in a relaxed social setting. Its first function was a prayer breakfast in October 1981.

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