“Through our baptism, our daily lives are also consecrated, through the indwelling Spirit, to proclaim and reveal the Kingdom of God in our midst. We obviously do this through our life of prayer, Eucharist, works of charity and actions of justice. But we are also called to reveal God’s Kingdom in all our ‘daily work.'” – USCCB

So much of our early adulthood is spent preparing, finding, and establishing a career. For many, our identity is wrapped up in what we do for a living. Have you considered that there is more to your identity and to your work than your job title and the money you make? Fr. Mike Werkhoven will share his thoughts on spirituality and work.


Place: Sweet Grass
937 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
Time: 6:30 PM

Date: Monday, May 14

About our Speaker:

Fr. Mike Werkhoven Fr. Mike Werkhoven is a priest for the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee. He recently was installed Pastor of St. William Catholic Church in Millington serving as pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit in East Memphis for six years. He has been a priest for 15 years. Before entering the seminary in 1994, Fr. Mike was an art major in college and worked many years as a professional artist. He finished up his undergraduate studies in philosophy at St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, LA. Fr. Mike studied for one year in Rome at the North American College before coming back home to finish his
studies at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Besides the Catholic Church, Fr. Mike’s two main loves are art and food, and his hobbies are creating both and tying them both into the divine life we share with Christ and our universal call to holiness. Just as there is “sacred art”, Fr. Mike believes there is “sacred food” and it all starts with the “holy trinity” of onions, peppers, and celery. Besides being a pastor, Fr. Mike also serves as the spiritual director for the diocesan SEARCH youth retreat and is the chaplain for “Fishers of Men” of the Diocese of Memphis.