"First Saturdays" is a grass roots initiative to help reconnect area Catholic medical providers with Christ and His church. Under the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit and through the intervention of Saints Cosmas and Damian, this collaboration of the local guild of the Catholic Medical Association helps doctors deepen their faith and connect to their peers.
We will begin with celebration of the Mass at 9 am by Fr. Vince Huber. Fr. Vince will give a homily and will then hear confessions during our member meeting.
Following Mass, we will have our usual social time/coffee/LaMars donuts. A short interactive lecture will follow, given by one of our members on his/her chosen topic. The remainder of the time will be given to active member discussion of the lecture subject, and/or timely topics of the day. In keeping with the "New Evangelization of the Catholic Church," this new format will allow us to be more active participants in our own formation and in applying our faith to our individual and collective lives. It also allows us to better discuss the role of our Catholic faith as it applies to our daily professional practices in healthcare.
The program will cover a broad range of medical and spiritual topics related to all of the contemporary issues facing Catholic doctors today. This will be an interactive format with Catholic catechesis and discussion. The goal is to light the fire of the Holy Spirit in area Catholic medical providers and to integrate Christ and His Church fully into their practice. Little by little, this will transform our families, our parishes, our practices and our hospitals. Organized and united in Truth, Catholic physicians with CMA, and the full support of both dioceses, will transform the next 100 years of healthcare in our country, starting here in the heartland, here in Kansas City.
The annual cost for this 9-month cycle is $300 for doctors and $50 for all others. Premed, Med students and Residents are welcome free of charge! Spouses and children are encouraged to attend and are included as part of the registration fee. To register click on the blue button below the schedule labeled "Register Now."
If guidance is provided to restrict social gatherings a Zoom call will be hosted and Zoom information will be provided via email. To be added to the email distribution click here.
2021 Remaining Dates
All meetings will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
January 9, 2021, 9 - 11 am
February 6, 2021, 9 - 11 am
March 13, 2021, 9 - 11 am - NEW DATE
April 3, 2021, 9 - 11 am
May 8, 2021, 9 - 11 am