The Little Sisters of the Poor are inviting the public to participate in a Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounter April 16 at their St. Joseph’s Home in Palatine, IL, for just a fraction of what the program usually costs.

Admission generally runs $50 to $100, depending on the cost of the site, but the Little Sisters have set the registration fee at just $25. The price includes all materials, lunch and snack breaks.

“The Little Sisters really want to help their fellow Catholics learn how to be Jesus-like Leaders,” says Owen Phelps, director of the Yeshua Institute and facilitator for the April 16 program.

“Anytime anyone tries to influence anyone else they are taking on the role of leader, so everyone is a leader some of the time,” Dr. Phelps explains. “At the Encounter we try to equip people to be effective leaders in their homes, workplaces, parishes and other communities of which they are a part.”

The program has drawn praise from Catholics in six countries on three continents.

The Saturday, April 16 program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Home, 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL. However, all registrations are being handled online. Click here for more information or to register. The deadline is Thursday, April 7, but space is limited and registrations will close earlier if all available spaces are filled.

Encounter in Iowa

Another Encounter will be held April 28, in Osage, IA at Sacred Heart Parish. People who sign up through their parish can attend at no charge. The cost for others to participate is $79.

For more information or to register, contact Dan Rohner at  or 563-556-2580, ext 283.


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