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2010 WSS Annual Board Meeting in Fort Wayne Indiana
We were blessed with a wonderful board meeting during the week of the 24th in May! Our week of fun, unity, and recharging in the Spirit included many events such as a tour of the University of Saint Francis where we held our conferences, a Knights of Columbus First Degree for the visiting priests, a benefactor appreciation barbeque, a tour of the city of Fort Wayne and Rome City Indiana, a blessing of the Mary statue donated by Worldwide Seminarian Support benefactor, and lastly a wonderful performance by theatrical extraordinaire Kevin Flinn from West Palm Beach in his dramatic one man show "St. John in Exile". At all of these events we had great attendence and support from our local donors. A big thank you to all benefactors that showed up in support, and made this great week possible! At all of these events funds were raised in support of our seminarians! Thank you again for all of the generous donations.
Pictured above is the visiting 14 USA ALCP Fathers with the Troop 2 Boy Scouts, and their leader assistant scout master Tony Wagner, who helped serve at the Benefactor Appreciation Barbeque at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne Indiana. Along with them John and Patty Becker founding board members of Worldwide Seminarian Support.
One of the events during our week of fun and festivities was the blessing of the Mary statue at St.Vincent dePaul Catholic parish. The Mary statue was donated by an anonymous Worldwide Seminarian Support benefactor, and put in by the KOC Council 11353 of the parish. The statue installation was an Eagle Scout project for troop 2 Scout Robert Becker. Featured in this picture (from left to right) is Fr. Jason Frieburger, Vice Chancellor of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, along with John Becker President and Founder WSS, Patty Becker Redeemer Radio Community Relations Director, Robert Becker Troop 2 Eagle Scout project coordinator, Council 11353 grand knight Ed Waldschmidt, and esteemed WSS Chairman Jason Turk. It was a perfectly sunny day and the weather held for us thankfully!
Pictured above is the Knights of Columbus Council 11353 of St.Vincent's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne along with the visiting ALCP fathers. Featured in this picture is council grand knight Ed Waldschmidt who was very generous in hosting the Apostolic Life Community Fathers at this event. Many other officers and esteemed guests were able to attend such as officer Mike Pranger and council KOC insurance agent Ed Eckersall.Thank you Knights for supporting priests worldwide and defending life!
At one of the meals for the ALCP priests at Saint Francis we were graced with the presence of the University's President Sister Elise! Everyone had a great time talking and visiting with Sr. Elise. We were so glad that she made our event! Featured above in this picuture is Fr. Nick , Sr. Elise (President University of St.Francis), John Becker (President of WSS) , Patty Becker (Redeemer Radio Community Relations Director), and Fr. Mark (Leader in the Apostolic Life of Priests). A big thank you to USF head chef Brian Smith who made a wonderful goat dish specially for the fathers. The food was wonderful all week, and they had such a friendly staff!
Our last event of the week was a fundraiser featuring the one man theatrical performance of St. John in Exile by board member Kevin Flinn. The event was quite a joy and well attended. The event was at St.Vincent's parish in Fort Wayne. Monsignor John Kuzmich, who was also in attendence at the event, graciously allowed us to use the church's facilities for the program. Featured above in this picture are a few of the distinguished guests that attended. From left to right; Dave Stevens, Executive Director of Redeemer Radio Catholic Radio, his son, Kevin Flinn WSS Board Member, and Redeemer Radio Chairman Mike Kelly. It was a pleasure having them join us! Featured below is Kevin in action with a captivated crowd! A big thank you to Redeemer Radio for promoting our event, along with a big thank you to the Rekindle the Fire gentlemen who attended the event! You guys both are doing an awesome job at lifting up Christ in the community and around the nation!
A huge thank you to everyone who made the 2010 board meeting possible! May God bless you all, and continue to strengthen us in our dedication to building the church through funding seminarians to the priesthood! We look forward to seeing you all at our next board meeting 2011 the week after Pentecost in Portland Oregon at the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother! We would love to see you there! Please call us for further details and continue to visit our website for other updates!