“How the Eucharist Makes Sense of Everything Else”, Speaker in San Diego

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Joe Heschmeyer, Staff Apologist for Catholic Answers
is speaking at St. Therese of Carmel in San Diego, May 19!

About the speaker:
Joe Heschmeyer is a popular author, speaker, blogger, and podcaster.  He joined Catholic Answers in March 2021 after three years as an instructor at Holy Family School of Faith in Overland Park, Kansas.

While at School of Faith, Joe primarily focused on formation for the Kansas City Archdiocese’s elementary and high school teachers. He also spent a year helping to manage the Catholic Spiritual Mentorship program.

Prior to his work at School of Faith, he discerned the priesthood from 2012-17 for the Archdiocese of Kansas City. During that time, he earned both a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis and a sacred theology degree (S.T.B.) from Rome’s Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum).

A regular contributor to Catholic Answers LiveCatholic Answers Focus, and Catholic Answers Magazine (print and online) even before joining the apostolate, Joe has blogged at his own “Shameless Popery” website and co-hosted a weekly show called “The Catholic Podcast.” To date, he has authored four books, including Pope Peter and The Early Church Was the Catholic Church for Catholic Answers Press.

Formerly a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C., Joe received his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University in 2010 after earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Topeka’s Washburn University.

Joe and his wife Anna, along with their children Stella and James, reside in the Kansas City area. In his free time, Joe enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and tormenting his loved ones with terrible puns.


May 19
18:30 - 20:00 PDT
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St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church
4355 Del Mar Trails Road
San Diego, CA 92130
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