Dcn. Greg Gitschier was a proud member of the U.S. Secret Service for over twenty-one years. He was assigned full time to protect President Ronald Reagan and his family as well as temporarily assigned to all the Presidents since President Nixon. He has protected many Heads of State, including the Queen of England, Emperor of Japan, as well as Pope John Paul II. He continues as a bodyguard for the Mayor of Louisville, KY.
He is the founding Grand Knight of Bishop Flaget Council #13053 that serves parishes in eastern Louisville. In the 14 years since its inception, Bishop Flaget Council has launched three (3) new Knights of Columbus Councils: Father William Diersen #13304 in LaGrange, Mount Mercy #14604 in Pewee Valley, and Saint Margaret Mary #15979 in Louisville. On Aug. 21, 2010, he was ordained a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Louisville and was assigned to St. Patrick Parish while also assigned as a chaplain to the Louisville Metro Police Department. Presently, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Kids Cancer Alliance and helps to run their summer camp. He has been an ardent defender of religious freedom in the face of assaults by the Obama Administration. His passion is Catholic apologetics, and he speaks to groups all over the region.
Proposed Schedule (Central Time):
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Prayer
8:15 – 9:00 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast (sponsored by Jasper K of C)
9:00 – 9:15 Examination of Conscience (at 10 Commandments)
9:15 – 10:00 Confessions with Fr. John Boeglin, K of C Chaplain (Gardener’s House or Welcome Center)
9:15 – 10:00 Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Front Lawn)
10:15 –11:00 Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Sacred Heart Outdoor Chapel or Welcome Center)
11:00 – 12:00 Conference 1 – “A Man's Responsibility to Lead His Community in the Mission of Love”
11:00 – 12:00 Confessions (if necessary)
12:00 – 1:00 Angelus and Lunch (Blue Ribbon Quality “Texas” Chili and Franks)
1:00 – 3:00 Work Session (See below)
3:15 – 3:30 Divine Mercy Chaplet (Gardener’s House)
3:45 – 4:15 Conference 2 – “A Man's Responsibility to Lead His Family in the Mission to Love”
4:30 – Prayer for ourselves, our families, our Church, and our world. Departure.
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