"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 by providing a Mass followed by a 30-45 minute catechesis/group discussion led by Monsignor Stuart Swetland, theologian, medical ethicist, and President of Donnelly College. We even have coffee and LaMars donuts!
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."
2020-2021 Schedule, 9 - 11 am on the following dates:
Events will be held at either St. Michael the Archangel Parish (SMA) in Leawood or at Christ the King Catholic Church (CTK) in Kansas City. Emails will be sent to members confirmation location.
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.
September 12, 2020 (second Saturday) - at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 14251 Nall Avenue, Leawood, KS 66223
October 3, 2020 - Christ the King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
November 7, 2020 - St. Michael the Archangel Parish
December 5, 2020 - Christ the King Catholic Church
January 9, 2021 - St. Michael the Archangel Parish
February 6, 2021 - Christ the King Catholic Church
March 6, 2021 - Christ the King Catholic Church
April 3, 2021 - Christ the King Catholic Church
May 8, 2021 - St. Michael the Archangel Parish