PONDERING THE FUTURE: HISTORIC CONVOCATION OF THE CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES GATHERS IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Bishop Carl A. Kemme described the Joy of the Gospel in America Convocation in Orlando July 1-4 as an engaging, inspiring “and in many ways challenging experience for me as a relatively new bishop....
“The liturgies, keynotes and breakout sessions reminded me and our delegation from the Diocese of Wichita that the harvest is plenty, the community of faith is already rich in diversity and the needs are great. I found myself eminently proud to be Catholic, and a small part of this great enterprise founded by Christ himself.”
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CONVOCATION CALLED ‘A JOURNEY’ FOR U.S. CHURCH

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Theirs was a monumental responsibility: shepherding lay leaders, cardinals, archbishops, bishops, religious, deacons, musicians, event staff and a legion of volunteers at the historic “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” July 1–4 in Orlando.
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AUGUSTA PARISH FULFILLS MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE FOR HOLY SAVIOR’S $10M CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

When St. James parishioners Alan and Jeannine Hallock learned about the capital campaign at Holy Savior Parish in Wichita, their thoughts turned immediately to the Biblical story of the Widow’s Mite, a story of sacrifice.
The Hallocks thought not just about what they could do, but in turn what their fellow parishioners at St. James in Augusta could do to help Holy Savior fulfill its vision of building a new church and school.
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BIG CATHOLIC NAMES PART OF CATHOLIC CONFERENCE AUG. 4-6

The first weekend in August offers an opportunity for growing in personal spirituality as well as connecting with other Catholics from around the Midwest. The 18th Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference will be held Aug. 4-6 at Century II in downtown Wichita.
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YOUNG ADULT PARTY HAS BECOME AN ANNUAL TRADITION

Friends of then-unordained Father Clay Kimbro gathered in 2010 for an end-of-summer softball game and birthday party. That was the first event in what is becoming a tradition.
The party has grown to become the annual Chaplain Kapaun Classic, drawing over 300 young adults from throughout the Midwest.
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SACRED HEART STATUE ‘MYSTERY’ SOLVED

The mystery about the recently restored statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was short-lived. Jason Dinges of Hays solved part of it.
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FATIMA VILLAGERS, PRIEST WERE SKEPTICAL

The people of the village continued to talk among themselves about the apparitions. There were many who truly believed the children, but there were also many who believed it to be a hoax. No one, not even the skeptics, wanted to be left out of the excitement. On July 13, 1917, a large crowd including Jacinta and Francisco’s father, gathered at the Cova da Iria near the holm oak tree.
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STUDENT UNDERSTANDS GOD HAS REASON FOR DISABILITY

My name is Matthew Kerschen. I am 22 years old and a student at Wichita State University. I was born without complications, but met none of my age milestones and have never walked independently.
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MARIAN MANTLE GROUPS PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LEFT THE FAITH

“Prayer warriors” who spend time on their knees petitioning God for the return of friends and family to the Catholic Church are inviting others to join them in their ministry.
The Marian Mantle Group was formed to bring peace to those concerned about their prodigal son, daughter, friend, and others who are no longer practicing the faith.
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YATES CENTER PARISHIONERS DEDICATE NEW PARISH CENTER

Bishop Carl A. Kemme blessed and dedicated a new parish hall Tuesday, June 20, at St. Joseph Parish in Yates Center.
Parish council vice president Mary Anne Sedlacek thanked everyone involved. “The parish council, under the direction of Father (John) Miller, was relentless in meeting all the deadlines, paperwork requirements, and meetings. It wasn’t easy at times. Diocesan requirements and paperwork, construction issues, difficult decisions, and sometimes even fear, kept everyone on their toes!”
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