SR. THERESE OFF TO LIBERIA IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARTYRS

The West African country of Liberia is still recovering from an Ebola epidemic and two continuous civil wars – one of which claimed the lives of five missionary Adorers of the Blood of Christ in 1992.
Nonetheless, Sister Therese Wetta, an Adorer of the Blood of Christ, Wichita, will be returning to Liberia in about a week because of the country’s great need for assistance and because of a call by the Holy Spirit. Another Adorer, Sr. Zita Resch of Lichtenstein, will serve with her. Sister Therese is hopeful two other ASCs will join them in the next few months.
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WINFIELD KNIGHTS TO HOST 18TH ANNUAL TOTUS TUUS BANQUET SATURDAY, FEB. 3

The 18th annual Totus Tuus banquet will take place Saturday, Feb. 3, at Baden Square in Winfield.
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MEN’S CONFERENCE FEB. 17 AT KMC

Men in the Diocese of Wichita are invited to consider the annual Catholic Men’s Conference while getting their ashes this Lent.
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FR. KEVIN WEBER TO SPEAK AND SING AT THE ANNUAL NIGHT OF ROMANCE ON FEB. 10

This year’s Night of Romance on Saturday, Feb. 10, is especially timely. It will be held during National Marriage Week, is just a few days before Valentine’s Day, and will help prepare anyone planning to attend the World Meeting of Families Aug. 21-26 in Dublin, Ireland.
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ST. MARY, NEWTON, PARISHIONERS PLANNED THEIR FAMILY WITH NFP – AND GOD’S HELP

Rob and Charisse Tierney are all too familiar with financial uncertainty. This teaching couple from Newton, Kansas, has experienced both job loss and enormous medical bills. Rob works as a pastoral assistant for their parish, coordinating music and religious ed, and Charisse is a stay-at-home mom. It’s not a big income for a family with six children....
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WHY STEWARDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT?

"... what about this development thing? If everyone would just tithe like they promised, we would have no need for development or campaigns for money, right?”
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BISHOP KEMME: BEST WISHES TO THE FAITHFUL THIS NEW YEAR

Happy New Year! I wish to take this opportunity to extend to all of you and your loved ones my prayers and best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
As Christians with faith in Jesus Christ and the eternal destiny he secured for us by his passion, death and resurrection, we look beyond the passing of the years and the cycle of the seasons to the eternity that is our future glory.
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MASS NUMBERS IN DIOCESE UP 3 PERCENT OVER 2016

According to data released by Father Michael Simone, chancellor of the diocese, an average of 55,400 persons attended a weekend Mass in October, an increase of 1,200 persons and a 3 percent increase from the previous year. Nearly 50 percent of the diocese attended Mass on a weekend, more than double the national average of 23 percent.
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RETROUVAILLE RETURNS TO THE DIOCESE OF WICHITA

Marriage can be hard, really hard. And time has a way of changing things. The once young, giddy, and vibrant couple in love now faces the everyday challenges of marital life. Through the challenges couples can grow apart and – without the proper communication and commitment to one another – divorce may result.
For those who find it difficult to cope, there is hope through the Retrouvaille ministry.
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NCYC CALLS ALL TO A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

In November I had the opportunity of a lifetime – I attended the National Catholic Youth Conference. The theme of the whole weekend was “Called. We are Called by Name, Called to More, Called to Listen, and Called to Serve.”
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