Greetings In Christ,
Our good friend and longtime senior apologist Paul Powers has passed on to be with the Lord on March 26, 2019. He received an Apostolic Pardon as the Legion of Mary prayed with him before his death. As you know Paul was a great disciple of the Lord Jesus and taught apologetics at numerous parishes over the years in Kansas and Missouri. He served Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese in several volunteer roles over a period of years and the Bishop is saying a series of three masses for him! He also gave countless hours of his time to serving the Catholic Radio network and was one of the original board members of the effort to bring Catholic radio to Kansas City! He was a man of charity and good will towards all and much beloved!
Needless to say we want to honor Paul's memory. His daughter Stephanie Ochoa has arranged a Mass for him Saturday, April 6th at 8am in Houston, Tx. and he will be buried at 9am in the National Cemetery, Easter Monday in Springfield, Mo., where his niece is living. But we in Kansas City have, thanks to Teresa Lynn, set up a memorial Mass for Paul at his parish in Shawnee Mission (St. Joseph's parish,11311 Johnson Dr. Shawnee Mission, Ks. 66203) for Saturday, April 13th at 11:30 am to be followed by a luncheon for Catholic Faith and Reason members or anyone who wants to joins us at a local restaurant (another email will update this).
Please keep Paul and his family in your prayers. May the Lord be with you.
Claude R. Sasso, Ph.D.
Catholic Faith and Reason Assn.
May the Lord be with you!