The Yeshua Institute’s first Benefactors Mass & Brunch, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. James Parish in Rockford, IL, will feature Javis Mugagga, our Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Master Facilitator from Uganda.

Mugagga oversees Encounters and special programs for seminarians, high school and college students, and married couples. Most of the programs are in Kampala, but his outreach to seminarians covers all the archdioceses and dioceses in Uganda.

Father David Beauvais, a member of the Yeshua Institute Board of Directors and a Master Facilitator, will be celebrant at the Mass, which begins at 10 a.m. A brunch will follow in the parish hall.

The event is by invitation only. But if you are a benefactor of the Yeshua Institute and haven’t received an invitation yet, please contact Dick Kunnert, a member of the board and a Master Facilitator, at or call him at 815-871-1420.

“We absolutely want to welcome, thank and break bread with all of our many benefactors who can make this event,” said Owen Phelps, director of the institute.