ROME BECKONS

Father Ben Sawyer is relaxing a bit this summer while substituting for his brother priests in the Diocese of Wichita. But he is looking forward to returning to Rome in about a month to finish his studies for a licentiate in dogmatic theology, the study of revealed truths from scripture and tradition.
Home in Rome for the diocesan priest is Casa Santa Maria, a residence for about 75 American priests who are in the Eternal City for graduate studies. Father Sawyer is in his second year at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where priests, seminarians, and religious study along side lay men and women.
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FESTIVAL FOR SINGLES, COUPLES

The Faith and Family Festival, because it’s a family event, is also for singles and couples – in a word for everyone.
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STRONG FAMILIES REQUIRED TO BUILD SOLID FOUNDATION FOR OUR CULTURE

To fix our culture we need to fix our families – one family at a time, according to the Rev. Mr. Harold Sivers, a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, a frequent EWTN guest and featured presenter at the World Meeting of Families is the keynote speaker at the Faith and Family Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Schulte.
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3,500 ATTEND MCFC 2016

Kevin Regan’s voice was tattered after this year’s Midwest Catholic Family Conference, but he was able to communicate that he was happy with the event.
About 3,500 attended the 17th annual event Aug. 5-7 at Century II in Wichita, he said....
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SISTER ANN CATHERINE CELEBRATES 95TH BIRTHDAY WITH HER FRIENDS

Dear Neighbor Ministries and the Hilltop community celebrated Sister Ann Catherine’s 95th birthday Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Sister Ann Catherine Burger has been serving the people in the Hilltop neighborhood since 2001....
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SVDP MAKING HEADWAY WITH SCHOOL ‘FOOD INSECURITY’ BACKPACKS

A large donation to address “food insecurity” wasn’t delivered in a backpack but will help fill those backpacks for Catholic school children who may not have enough to eat on the weekends.
Ronald Morley and Petrina Grimm-Morley donated $10,000 last week to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul’s pilot program that will address food insecurity in the eight St. Katharine Drexel Fund schools in Wichita.
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PARISH NEWS, AUGUST 19, 2016

DIOCESAN NEWS, AUGUST 19, 2016

BERGKAMP’S DEATH AFFECTED ENTIRE DIOCESE

The death of Brian Bergkamp touched the entire Diocese of Wichita because he was on his way to becoming a priest, Bishop Carl A. Kemme said at the end of a memorial Mass honoring Bergkamp Monday, July 18, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. “He may not have been a priest, but he lived and died a most priestly life,” Bishop Kemme said.
Bergkamp, 24, drowned July 9 after saving a fellow kayaker on the Arkansas River in Wichita.
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MSGR. GILSENAN KNOWN FOR HIS KINDNESS

He was known as “Johnny” to many of his brother priests, but according to Monsignor Robert E. Hemberger, a long-time friend and coworker, Monsignor John P. Gilsenan was known by everyone for his kindness.
Msgr. Hemberger said Msgr. Gilsenan, upon his 50th jubilee as a priest, was asked for lessons he had learned in his five decades as a priest, he answered: “Be kind. Be kind. Be kind. Do this and you and people will be happier.”
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FAITH, FAMILY FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 10 AT SCHULTE

There is something for everyone at the Faith and Family Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, at St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Schulte.
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