No need for ladders

A drone scared the pigeons roosting on the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Monday afternoon, June 5. The drone wasn’t meant to be a flying scarecrow, however; it was being used to inspect the main copper dome of the Cathedral, with its beautiful green patina. Two operators flew and took photos of the dome. The top of the cross is about 150 feet above the ground. (Advance photo)

BISHOP ASKS FOR PRAYERS FOR THE CONVOCATION

A historic moment will take place for the Catholic Church in the United States from July 1-4, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. The bishops of our country, along with chosen delegations from their respective dioceses, as well as representatives from various ministries in the United States, will gather for days of prayer, reflection and discussion about the most fundamental question of our day: How do we live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this 21st century with a dynamism and vitality that evangelizes current and future generations? This historic moment is entitled, “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.”
I am very excited to participate in this historic moment for the church in our country....
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DELEGATION TO FLORIDA TO GATHER SEEDS FOR EVANGELIZATION

Bishop Carl A. Kemme has told various groups in the last few months that when he gives the keys of his office to his successor, he doesn’t want to hand over a diocese that he has simply maintained, Bishop Kemme wants the new bishop to inherit a diocese that is growing and thriving.
To begin building a foundation for Bishop Kemme’s vision, a group of representatives from the Diocese of Wichita, including Bishop Kemme, will be in Orlando, Florida, July 1-4 for a “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Working Group on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person.
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GENOCIDE SURVIVOR IMMACULÈE ILIBAGIZA TO SPEAK JULY 14 AT BLESSED SACRAMENT

Immaculèe Ilibagiza wants those who attend her retreat next month to come away with a profound thanks to God for everything they have.
Ilibagiza, a survivor of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, will lead a retreat July 14-15 at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 124 N. Roosevelt, in Wichita.
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POPE FRANCIS BUILD 2017 BEGINS AUG. 12; NEEDS FINANCIAL AID AND GROUPS

The Pope Francis Build is one way to fulfill the corporal work of mercy to shelter the “homeless.”
The Diocese of Wichita partners with Habitat for Humanity Wichita to help a deserving family buy a home at a minimal cost, said Bonnie Toombs.
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STAY CONNECTED NEEDS ABOUT 250 MORE GRADUATE NAMES TO REACH GOAL OF 750

The diocesan Stay Connected program needs the help of the faithful to attain its goal by June 30 of signing up 750 graduating high school seniors through Newman Connection. The program is only 25 percent away from its goal.
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PARISH NEWS, JUNE 16, 2017

DIOCESAN NEWS, JUNE 16, 2017

YOUTH AND SCHOOL NEWS, JUNE 16, 2017

SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER NEWS, JUNE 16, 2017

PARISHES NEED HELP WITH PAROCHIAL VICARS

Bishop Carl A. Kemme is the envy of most bishops – he just ordained 10 priests. The challenge for him is … he has 10 new priests.
Bishop Kemme said he had the great privilege last week of ordaining men to the priesthood who will teach, sanctify, and preach the good news of Jesus Christ to the faithful of the Diocese of Wichita.
“While they are a blessing beyond words,” he said, “these men have also presented me with the difficult, though enviable, responsibility of choosing their first assignments. Many of our parishes would benefit greatly from an additional priest, yet as is so often the case, those most in need are those least able to afford this added expense.”
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