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                                                           Upcoming Events              

                                                     Breakfast Event - October 22, 2018 


Speaker: Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr., D.D., J.C.L.

Title –

'Conversion to Catholocism'

More Info:

Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr., was born on October 16, 1959, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the oldest of the four children of Vann and Patricia (Huber) Johnston. Bishop Johnston attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and obtained a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982. From 1982-1985, he worked in Houston, Texas, for an engineering consulting firm and for an electric utility. In 1985, he left his occupation to pursue a call to the priesthood. Bishop Johnston attended St. Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana where he obtained his Master of Divinity degree and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville on June 9, 1990.

Bishop Johnston pursued graduate studies at the Catholic University of America, where he obtained a Licentiate in Canon Law (1996). He served as Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Knoxville, as well as in parish ministry. On March 31, 2008, he was ordained the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

Pope Francis appointed Bishop Johnston to lead the Kansas City – St. Joseph Diocese on September 15, 2015 and on November 4, 2015 he was installed as Seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph.

Bishop Johnston is a fourth degree Knight of Columbus, and a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He has served on the USCCB Committee for Child and Youth Protection, and served as the Bishops’ liaison to the National Council of Catholic Women. He is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents for Conception Seminary College and a member of the Board of Trustees for Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. He is an Eagle Scout. In 2005, Bishop Johnston and two other priests were awarded the Citizens Award for Bravery by the U.S. Department of the Interior for helping to save a family in danger of plunging over a waterfall in Glacier National Park. 

Don't miss this special CBN Breakfast event!

IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU RSVP by October 19 for meal planning!

RSVP to rsvp@catholicbusinessnetwork.net


*Breakfast will be prepared and served by the St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus.  The CBN is pleased to partner with the Knights of St. Michael’s.