Parish Lenten Mission

Join us for our Parish Lenten Mission!

St. John Neumann's Parish Lenten Mission

Join us on March 27 & 28 at 7:00 pm in the Church, with a Social/Reception in the Faith & Family Center at 8:30 pm each evening!

We Become What We Receive.

What does it mean to become what we receive, to become Christ? It means becoming people who love, who pray, who serve -- who sacrifice. Deacon Greg's talks give concrete examples and ideas for incorporating that into daily life. It's a message of inspiration and hope.

Deacon Greg Kandra, Speaker

Deacon Greg is the creator of the blog “The Deacon’s Bench,” which has garnered some 20 million readers from around the world since its inception in 2007. In 2022, he retired after 11 years as Senior Writer for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), a pontifical association founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926. He now serves as a part-time consultant to the association while spending most of his time writing and traveling the country to lead retreats and parish missions. Before his years at CNEWA, Deacon Greg spent nearly three decades in broadcast journalism, most of that time at CBS News, where he was a writer and producer for several programs including “48 Hours,” “60 Minutes II,” “Sunday Morning” and “The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.” He was also the founding editor of “Couric & Co.,” Katie Couric’s blog at In addition to his work with CBS News, from 2000 to 2004 he served as a writer and producer on the live finales of the hit reality series “Survivor.”