Living Our Faith Guest Speaker Deacon Greg Kandra

Friday, Jan 19, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refreshments served 6:00-6:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 20, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Refreshments served 9:00-9:30 am
Ministry Hall

Come for one or both talks!
Walk-ins welcome or RSVP below

For our first speaker in our Living Our Faith Speaker Series we welcome Deacon Greg Kandra. 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.”

Deacon Greg Kandra 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. See even more about Deacon Greg’s background here.

Deacon Greg will share backstage stories and prayerful reflections during his two talks:
– Friday evening – He details his personal vocation journey from journalism into the diaconate.
– Saturday morning –He discusses how all of us are called to communicate Christ and evangelize the world – and how we can do it in our daily lives.

He will also have his autographed books for sale at a discounted price!
See more about Deacon Greg’s books!

Refreshments will be served before both talks!