SEMINARIANS LEARNING WHAT BOOKS CAN’T TEACH

Several seminarians studying for the Diocese of Wichita are adding to what they are learning at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago.
Since February, four Wichita parishes have been assigned interns in the form of four second-year theology seminarians. The internship allows seminarians to serve the parish in a “concentrated” way.
“Honestly, it has been a blessing to take a break from the classroom, and to get our hands dirty, so to speak, in real service” said Garett Burns....
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BISHOP URGES FAITHFUL TO READ POPE’S APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On Friday, April 8, Pope Francis released a Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation entitled Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) as a reflection on the two synods on the marriage and the family, which concluded this past October.
The document is lengthy and requires – as Pope Francis has encouraged – a careful, patient, and reflective reading....
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FORMER NEWMAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SCHEDULED TO BE ORDAINED DEACONS

Newman University has seen a number of its former students enter formation, a period of six to nine years during which men prepare intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally for the priesthood. In the past 10 years, seven men from Newman have entered formation for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, including Father Sam Brand, who was ordained in May 2014.
Last next month, five of the men – Kyle Dugan, Adam Grelinger, Andrew Labenz, Ed Herzog and J.D. Betzen – will take their next step in the process and become transitional deacons.
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BISHOP KEMME TO SPEAK AT CATHOLIC ASSEMBLY FOR BUSINESS MEETING AT SLC

Bishop Carl A. Kemme will reflect on how a business professional can maintain a balance between one’s spirit and a company bottom line at the Wednesday, April 27, meeting of the Catholic Assembly for Business.
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MIDWEST WINEFEST GRAND TASTING APRIL 23

The 2016 Midwest Winefest Grand Tasting –­ a benefit for the Guadalupe Health Foundation ­– will be held April 23 at Century II.
For the first time in the event’s 21 years, Century II’s Kennedy Plaza will be turned into the Vineyard Patio, an outdoor extension of the Grand Tasting, where attendees can enjoy live entertainment by guitarist Bruce Huss.
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TOTUS TUUS CAMP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Growing up, I always thought that joy and Jesus did not go together. I felt that the Catholic faith I was raised in was boring and that I couldn’t be cool and a devout Catholic at the same time.
I have learned that I was very, very wrong, but I would have learned this lesson a lot sooner had I attended Camp Totus Tuus....
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34 FROM DIOCESE PREPARING FOR WORLD YOUTH DAY

Raschelle Jirak is adding to her collection of popes.
“I have been blessed,” she said in a recent interview. “In my World Youth Day experiences, I’ve seen St. John Paul II, and then Pope Benedict, and now Pope Francis.”
In three months, Jirak, program coordinator for the Office of Faith Formation, will lead 34 young people from Wichita to Poland for the 2016 World Youth Day.
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PARISH NEWS, APRIL 15, 2016

WENDY GLICK PUTS ON YET ANOTHER HAT FOR THE DIOCESE OF WICHITA

Wendy Glick hasn’t worked in every department for the Diocese of Wichita, but she certainly has a small collection of hats for the jobs she has had.
Glick, who is currently senior director of mission services for Charities, has been named its executive director, succeeding Mike Burrus, who will retire today, April 1. Glick’s first day at the helm is Monday, April 3.
She began working for the diocese 18 years ago, in 1998, as volunteer coordinator for Catholic Charities.
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‘FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE’ BUILDINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN HILLTOP

“Faith, Hope, and Love” – three buildings under construction in the Hilltop area of Wichita by StepStone, a domestic violence ministry – are in different stages of development.
Stepstone, which is sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph and the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, is working with Mennonite Housing and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, to provide the much needed housing for domestic violence survivors in Wichita.
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