Father Shawn McKnight named bishop of Diocese of Jefferson City

Ordination set for Tuesday, Feb. 6, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Jeff City
Bishop-elect W. Shawn McKnight said at a press conference Tuesday, Nov. 21, that he is leaving the Diocese of Wichita, “which has nourished my faith and vocation as a priest, and has served as my home,” and is being given by Pope Francis “to you in service to God to teach, sanctify and shepherd the people of our local church.”
His appointment as the next bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, was announced earlier that morning in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Bishop-elect McKnight is scheduled to be ordained and installed Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City.
After thanking Pope Francis and others in the church hierarchy involved in his appointment, Bishop-elect McKnight talked about the shock the parishioners at Church of the Magdalen must be feeling and adding that they had been a blessing to him.
He said other than driving through on I-70, his visit was the first time he had been in the Diocese of Jefferson City. Being the first bishop of the diocese from outside of Missouri, Bishop-elect McKnight said he has a lot to learn.
“Your new bishop-elect eagerly anticipates the opportunities we will have over the coming weeks and months to get to know one another,” he said. “I am especially eager to learn how we are evangelizing those in our community, especially the youth, and how we are promoting a culture of vocations among them.”
Bishop-elect McKnight said in his 23 years as a priest he has spent more than half of them outside of the Diocese of Wichita studying, serving the Pontifical College Josephinum Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, or at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.
As a result, he has been able to get to know a number of bishops throughout the country – including Bishop Gaydos. “I had the privilege of working closely with Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis, who served as the chairman of the (USCCB) committee I staffed. I look forward to working closely with Archbishop Carlson again as our metropolitan and in the Missouri Catholic Conference.”
After listing some points of interest after he is ordained bishop, such as nurturing the presbyterate, focusing on the pastoral care of the family, evangelization, and vocations promotion, Bishop-elect McKnight said he and the faithful of the diocese will face the future together.
“In our time as a diocese there are a number of challenging pastoral issues we are facing, but we are not alone or without the help we need,” he said. “We have the deposit of faith, the communion of the church, and the charisms of the people of God.
“We must discern the difficult issues facing our families, our cities and towns, state, country, and our world not as individuals but together as a church. And working together is what brings joy to my heart. I hope and pray that in being a bishop for you, you may tangibly see my personal faith and love for Christ, and for you his people.”
Bishop-elect McKnight is the fifth priest of the Diocese of Wichita since 1998 to be named bishop by the pope.
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, now the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, was named bishop of the Diocese of Salina in 2004 when he was pastor of Magdalen. Other priests of the Diocese of Wichita now serving as bishops are Bishop John B. Brungardt of the Diocese of Dodge City, Bishop Emeritus Ronald M. Gilmore of the Diocese of Dodge City; and Bishop James D. Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln.
The outgoing Bishop John R. Gaydos introduced Bishop-elect McKnight at the press conference.
“I have known Bishop-Elect McKnight for several years and I am extremely pleased that he will be the next Bishop of our beautiful Diocese of Jefferson City,” he said. “I know that you will give him a warm welcome and I believe you will soon begin to see what a great gift we are receiving in this dedicated priest as he prepares to take up his episcopal ministry in our midst.”
Bishop Gaydos is resigning because of health issues and because of his age.

Diocese of Jefferson City only 61 years old
The Diocese of Jefferson City is a relatively young diocese. It was established on July 2, 1956, by Pope Pius XII from territory taken from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the Diocese of Kansas City, and the Diocese of St. Joseph.
It has 88,000 Catholics, 95 parishes, and 15 missions served by 61 active diocesan priests and six religious priests. It also has 36 women religious, one religious brother, and 93 permanent deacons.
The Diocese of Jefferson City is the largest diocese in Missouri, covering over 22,000 square miles – about one third of the state. It is slightly larger than the Diocese of Wichita, which was established in 1887, and covers slightly more than 20,000 square miles.
Bishop-elect McKnight will be the fourth ordinary of the diocese, succeeding the Most Rev. John R. Gaydos, who was appointed in 1997.

Cunningham dedicates new church, consecrates altar Oct. 7

Bishop Carl A. Kemme consecrated the altar and dedicated the third church in Cunningham named in honor of the Sacred Heart on Saturday, Oct. 7.
The first church was dedicated in 1908. Its replacement in 1934. The newly-dedicated church is the culmination of four years of dreaming, planning, and building.
Following the appointment of Father Curtis Robertson in 2012, the parish undertook some much-needed renovation to correct issues in the gymnasium, restrooms, and classrooms in the old Sacred Heart School.
The gymnasium and kitchen of the school were being used as a parish hall. The improvements, completed in 2014, helped form a vision that the large gymnasium/kitchen area could be remodeled into a new place of worship.
Father Robertson and the parish contracted with a builder and an architect for the designing and planning of the new church inside of a building that in 1952 originally opened as a school.
The school had been built by Sacred Heart parishioners with only the exterior brick laid with non-parish labor. The 2017 renovation was a partnership of the time, talent, and resources of parishioners and non-parishioners, along with the expertise of the Law Company and LK Architecture of Wichita.
In June, before the renovation was completed, Father Roger Lumbre was assigned as pastor. Father Lumbre continued to give the parish support and guidance through the renovation’s final stages. After many years of planning and working for this vision, the extensive interior renovation includes the sanctuary, gathering area, sacristy, confessional, classrooms, and restrooms. Father Lumbre oversaw the exterior renovation, which included redesign of the church’s exterior, north and south parking lots, and new sidewalks.

Jon Leonetti to speak at conference Jan. 19-20

The Spiritual Life Center will host a new program next month called the “Catholic Faith Conference: Catholicism Beyond the Pew.”
The special event features nationally recognized Catholic speaker Jon Leonetti along with several excellent diocesan presenters. The program begins Friday evening, Jan. 19 and goes through the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 20.
“We wanted to create a program that appeals to the average Catholic sitting in the pew on Sundays,” said Kelly McCague, operations manager at the SLC. “This conference is going to be for everyone – people who are very on fire with their faith, and those of us who sometimes struggle to connect.”
The conference includes an information fair, Adoration with Wichita Adore Ministries, and a “Stump the Padre” panel where guests can ask whatever questions they may have about the Catholic faith. Participants will explore all that is beautiful and inspiring about our Catholic faith.
In addition to the keynote talks by Jon Leonetti, the conference will feature breakout sessions for women, men, seniors and young adults. Mika Gross will present “Finding Balance in Motherhood.” Rob Knapp will give a talk entitled, “The Vocation of Fatherhood.” For the senior breakout session, Sharon Witzell will present “Modeling Stewardship as Grandparents.” And young adults are encouraged to attend the breakout session entitled “Spiritual Friendship as a Path to Heaven,” given by Veronica Hill.
Space is limited to the first 150 registrants, so sign up early by calling the Spiritual Life Center at (316) 744-0167 or online at SLCwichita.org.
Registration includes a wine and appetizer social Friday evening, along with breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Early bird rates: commuter $75, single occupancy $130, double occupancy $105.

Bishop’s Christmas Eve Mass will be at OLL in Pittsburg

The traditional Christmas Eve Mass celebrated by the bishop will take place in Pittsburg this year.
“Normally, this Mass is televised from the beautiful Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita,” Bishop Carl A. Kemme said.
“This year, to enhance a greater unity throughout the diocese, I decided to offer the televised Christmas Eve Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes in Pittsburg. The church there has been recently renovated, which will make a splendid liturgical setting for Christmas Eve Mass. I hope many will be able to watch the Mass from this beautiful church of our diocese.”
The Mass will be celebrated and videotaped at 5:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Sunday, Dec. 24. It will be broadcast later in the evening in the Pittsburg and Wichita viewing areas:
• Pittsburg: KFJX Fox 14, 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24; and 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25.
• Wichita: KWCH 12, 11:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24; and 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25; KDCU 31, midnight to 2 a.m.
The Mass is being broadcast through the generous support of the diocesan Catholic Cemeteries office, Pie Five Pizza Co., Applebee’s, Downing & Lahey, Freddy’s, Fugate Enterprises, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Van Becelaere Machine Works, Key Management, Kruse Corporation, Midwest Minerals, Ryan Insurance, and Simpson Construction Services.

Young adult community dinner and dance Dec. 15

By Catherine Seiwert, Salt & Light Leadership Team
In the spirit of Pope Francis, who has shared his love for dancing, Salt & Light, Wichita’s Catholic young adults group, is embracing that and hosting, “The Pope Likes to Tango: Young Adult Dinner and Dance” Friday, Dec. 15. Young adults over the age of 21 are invited to gather in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception’s Good Shepherd Hall for an evening of donning their best attire and showing off their best moves to support the community that exists to support them.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for happy hour and silent auction, dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal.
Ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will help finance the many outreach activities and hospitality efforts offered by Salt & Light. Tickets are $50 each and must be purchased by Dec. 9.
More details and an online form to purchase tickets is at tinyurl.com/PopeTango.
For questions, donations, or contributions to the silent auction, call Catherine Seiwert at 316-993-8069
Salt & Light is a community that strives to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world within our larger community of Wichita. We’re here to bring young adults in their 20s and 30s into an encounter with Jesus and an authentic Christian community. We come together for friendship, formation, prayer and service. These encounters fuels our community to live out our faith in a public way in our daily lives. It inspires us to courageously share the Gospel with God’s people wherever they are found.

United Catholic Stewardship means committing to grow in virtue

By Father Ken Van Haverbeke
Bernard of Clairvaux saw spiritual blindness, not being able to see Christ, as the result of spending too much time and energy on pursuits of little or no significance. Not only can individuals become spiritually blind but dioceses can lose their way in pursuing ministries and activities of “little or no significance.”
Pope Francis in the Joy of the Gospel writes: “The problem is not always an excess of activity, but rather activity undertaken badly, without adequate motivation, without a spirituality which would permeate it and make it pleasurable…. This pastoral acedia, or apathy, can be caused by a number of things. Some fall into it because they throw themselves into unrealistic projects and are not satisfied simply to do what they reasonably can.”
In this edition of the Catholic Advance the diocese reports to each parish and parishioner how she has used the 10 percent tithe generously contributed from each parish in the diocese. How your generous, proportionate, and sacrificial tithe is bringing the joy of the Gospel to those the Lord has entrusted to our spiritual care. We invite you to reflect on how we are doing and through the listening sessions in the diocese, to respond.
When the United Catholic Stewardship began, our goals were:
1. It would be parish-based;
2. It would provide the opportunity for parishioners to live out their call to discipleship, through the parish, and to the wider diocesan and universal church;
3. Parishes would seek to become vibrant places when they strived to identify, plan, and provide for the needs of their parishioners by establishing well organized pastoral structures and mission statements along with related goals, objectives, and action plans;
4. Parishes would be challenged to become places of hospitality, prayer, formation, and service.
We believed then if parishes would seriously take this role upon themselves, we would experience an increased sense of parishioners gratitude, generosity, and sacrificial giving and sharing of their God given giftedness in support of the broad mission of the parish and of the wider church;
Being a disciple of Jesus and living a stewardship way of life requires us to turn our backs on an easygoing life and committing ourselves to actions which allow us to grow in virtue. The diocese invites you to review this report of the United Catholic Stewardship and respond to how she is using your generous tithe in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Those interested in making Listening Session related comments may visit CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/listening-session-form.

The stewardship for our Catholic schools

What we’ve learned about Stewardship
By Fr. Ken Van Haverbeke
Weekly, sometimes daily, I cringe. I am the director of the Office of Stewardship in the Diocese of Wichita, and I cringe when someone from outside the diocese calls asks, “Tell me about your tuition-free Catholic schools.”
Drawing a deep breath, I, “We don’t have tuition-free Catholic schools. Working together, all of the parishioners of the diocese assist parents who desire a Catholic education for their children, but nothing is free. In fact, our Catholic schools are provided at a very great cost to our parishes, but it is worth it!”
In our Catholic schools the children study the Catholic faith, pray often, practice moral values, learn to practice self-discipline and discipleship, and are expected to put other’s needs before their own; this in addition to providing an outstanding academic education.
But what makes the Diocese of Wichita unique is that we see the mission of educating our children in the Catholic faith, as the mission of all the parishioners of the diocese. Regardless of whether or not the parishioner has children or family in the school. Why?
In the Diocese of Wichita, we have learned that stewardship is a choice to become a disciple of Jesus Christ by recognizing that everything we have is a gift from God and by accepting an obligation to give back to God through the parish a consistent and honest offering of our time, talent, and treasure. We, as parishioners, made the decision that one of the best ways we can use our gifts of time, talent, and treasure, is through the formation and education of the next generation in the ways of the Catholic faith.
The parish, therefore, makes every effort to assist parents in providing a Catholic education for their children, and does so at a great cost, but realizing the generous sacrifice is well worth it!
Is it all free? Not at all? Every person in the parish generously sacrifices so that Catholic education, as well as many other ministries in the parish, can be a choice for parents.
Catholic education is not “tuition free,” nor are the other various ministries in the parish “free,” but rather we all contribute, thus making it possible for children and their families to participate in the various ministries of the parish.

Student attends two schools and is ready to learn how to serve Mass

Voice of Ability
By James Rohleder
I am 11 years old. I have two brothers and one sister. I have Down Syndrome. I go to two schools: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for religion, P.E., and music, and Emilia Earhart in Goddard for everything else.
Double the schools means I have double the friends. Our priest wants to know if I am ready to help serve Mass. My aide, Mrs. Harrison, says “yes” I am ready to learn. She has been my helper at St. Elizabeth since kindergarten. She has gone to workshops and visited my school in Goddard all because she loves me. Now she is helping me learn to do my own locker at school.
I like Bishop Carroll football. We go every Friday night to watch my brother play. But my favorite part is watching the band. I was in Special Olympics for swimming and won some medals. In the summer I go to Totus Tuus camp for kids with special needs. I love getting to hang out with the seminarians and Fr. Kyle who said Mass for us. I really like playing Can Jam with my brother Joe and I am pretty good at it. My favorite family time is playing kickball. We all laugh and have fun together.
My best friend is my neighbor Preston. He goes to school in Goddard and his parish is St. Francis. He is a really good athlete.
We play flag football in my front yard. I want a chocolate lab dog named Jim. Someday I hope my family will own a camper so we can go to Colorado. We will take Jim and maybe we will get to visit my 35 cousins who live all over the U.S.

Diocesan news, December 1, 2017

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next several weeks.
December
Dec. 3: Norvus Ordo Mass at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral; Confirmation Mass, St. Anne, Wichita at 3 p.m.
Dec. 5: Evening with prospective seminarians
Dec. 6: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. for St. Thomas Aquinas in Wichita
Dec. 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass at the Cathedral in Wichita at noon; Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass at St. Mary in Newton at 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 10: Confirmation Mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Savior in Wichita
Dec. 11: Vigil Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 11 p.m. at the Cathedral
Dec. 13: Confirmation Mass, 6:30 p.m. at Magdalen in Wichita
Dec. 14: Presbyteral Council; Serra Club Christmas Party
Dec. 16-17: Parish pastoral visit to St. Andrew, Independence; and St. Francis, Cherryvale
Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Mass at 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes in Pittsburg
Dec. 25: Christmas Mass at Oswego prison

D. of I. regent installed on Nov. 4 in St. Paul
Linda DeGarmo was installed as regent of St. Luke Circle 239 Daughters of Isabella Saturday, Nov. 4, in a ceremony at the Osage Mission Museum in St. Paul.
DeGarmo is a member of St. Michael Parish in Girard. State Regent Belinda Kasper, from Wilson, Kansas, and Helen Wales of Wichita participated in the ceremony.

Grandparents, grand kids invited to movie about the Fatima apparitions on Dec. 8
Grandparents and their school aged grandchildren are invited to the theatre room at Reflection Ridge Retirement Community, 2300 N. Tyler Road, in Wichita Friday, Dec. 8, for a free movie day from 1:30 to 3 p.m. sponsored by Senior Adult Ministry Office of Marriage and Family Life.
The movie, The 13th Day, is the story of the three shepherd children from the village of Fatima in Portugal who experienced six apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The film was produced by Ignatius Press and was shot on location.
Free popcorn and bottled water will be provided for all participants. Admission is one homemade Christmas card to give to one of the senior residents. Parents who want to attend are also welcome.
This event is limited to the first 120 people who call or email to make a reservation with the Office of Marriage and Family Life at 685-5240 witzells@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org.

Catholic radio station now back on the air
KPHN 1360 AM, the Wichita area Catholic radio station is back on the air.
It was knocked off the air after thieves broke into the station earlier this month and stole electronic equipment.

Musicians workshop Jan. 20 in Augusta
A Liturgical Musicians Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. James Church in Augusta.
Christopher Walker from Oregon Catholic Press will be a major presenter. The event is open to all clergy and musicians. Visit npmwichita.org for further information and to register.

Fitness classes begin on Wednesday, Jan. 10
An eight session fitness class designed for the adult who doesn’t want to go to the gym will begin Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center 437 N. Topeka. It will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $20 and it will be facilitated by James Eicher.
The class will be a non-competitive, adaptive fitness class for adults who want to be more active. James will teach exercises one can do at home without any machines or equipment that can keep you fit for life. Many can be done sitting in a chair. To register call the Office of Marriage and Family Life 316-685-5240.

The Daniel Plan for downtown Catholics begins Jan. 10
A class on the Daniel Plan, a healthy lifestyle program, will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center, 437 N. Topeka.
Participants are invited to bring their lunch and listen to a DVD series created by some of the top experts on spiritual, physical, and emotional health. The program is for people who want to get healthy but don’t want to go on a diet. It is based on five areas, incorporating faith, fitness, food, friends and focus.
The cost is $15 for each six-week session and includes a workbook. To register or for more information call the Office of Marriage and Family life at 316-685-5240.

Surviving Divorce program begins Jan. 8 at St. Catherine of Siena
The diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life is hosting another 12-week “Surviving Divorce” program beginning Monday Jan. 8.
The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School at 3642 N. Ridge Road in Wichita.
The program offers valuable insight to everyone, despite how long ago they were divorced. It is designed to bring hope and healing to divorced and separated Catholics. Topics such as shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single, and more, will be discussed.
The cost is $35 and includes a “Personal Survival Guide.” To register, call 316-425-0595 or email clista@saintcatherinewichita.com.
Parishes may request the program by contacting the Office of Marriage & Family Life at 316-685-5240.

Bishop to celebrate Guadalupe vigil Mass
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will celebrate a Mass at 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 11, the vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.

Bishop Kemme to lead trip to South America
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will lead a trip to South America Jan. 29-Feb. 8.
The trip, “a walk in the footsteps of Pope Francis,” will include stops in Lima and Machu Picchu, Peru; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The trip is a benefit for the Guadalupe Clinic, a diocesan health ministry.
The trip includes airfare from anywhere in the country, daily Mass, four- or five-star hotels, all ground transportation, tour guides, entry into all sites, and all breakfasts and dinners.
The cost is $3,850 per person, of which $250 is a tax-deductible donation to the Guadalupe Clinic. For a reservation or more information, call (508) 340-9370 or email Anthony@proximotravel.com.

Fr. Max Biltz leading pilgrimage June 1-10
Father Maximilian Biltz is planning to lead a pilgrimage to Spain June 1-10.
Those interested in accompanying him to the many holy sites and shrines from Lisbon to Barcelona may call 855-842-8001 or visit Tinyurl.com/BiltzTrip.

Couples in troubled marriages invited to weekend retreat
A Retrouvaille weekend, designed to help struggling marriages, will be offered in Spanish and in English Dec. 8-10.
The weekend program, along with follow-up sessions, is designed for couples in troubled marriages – including those who are separated or divorced and wish to reunite. Retrouvaille begins with a weekend experience in which husbands and wives are assisted in reestablishing communication and gaining new insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.
The Wichita Retrouvaille community believes every marriage, a union of one man and one woman, deserves the opportunity to survive, be healed, and thrive as a covenant of life and love. Though the program is Catholic in origin, couples of all faiths or no faith background are welcomed.
Does your marriage need help?
To register for the Retrouvaille weekend, visit www.helpourmarriage.com or contact Dacia at 314-249-5227.

Diocesan Mass pilgrimage planned
Lance Reichenberger, a member of St. Joseph Parish, Andale, is organizing an ongoing Sunday Mass pilgrimage to a different church in the Diocese of Wichita – starting with the oldest and ending with the newest.
Reichenberger said depending on the number of persons interested, they will carpool or caravan. No other activities are planned for the pilgrimage, except for an optional lunch, to keep the rest of Sunday open for family.
Those interested may contact Reichenberger at 316-706-1560, at lbreich88@gmail.com.

Several ‘last chance’ Masses now available
There are now several late Sunday Masses in Wichita, including two in Spanish, for those who hit the snooze button one too many times: 5 p.m.: Holy Savior
5:15 p.m.: Blessed Sacrament
6 p.m.: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; St. Anne, en español
6:30 p.m.: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, en español
7 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU; St. Patrick, en español
9 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU

Want to pray the Angelus with others?
The Angelus, a commemoration of the Incarnation, is available online at tinyurl.com/noonangelus.
It features windows from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.

The pope’s intention
Here are Pope Francis’ prayer intention for this month: The elderly: That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

Parish news, December 1, 2017

Musicians workshop Jan. 20 in Augusta
A Liturgical Musicians Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. James Church in Augusta.
Christopher Walker from Oregon Catholic Press will be a major presenter. The event is open to all clergy and musicians. Visit npmwichita.org for further information and to register.

Surviving Divorce program begins Jan. 8 at St. Catherine of Siena
The diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life is hosting another 12-week “Surviving Divorce” program beginning Monday Jan. 8.
The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School at 3642 N. Ridge Road in Wichita.
The program offers valuable insight to everyone, despite how long ago they were divorced. It is designed to bring hope and healing to divorced and separated Catholics. Topics such as shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single, and more, will be discussed.
The cost is $35 and includes a “Personal Survival Guide.” To register, call 316-425-0595 or email clista@saintcatherinewichita.com.
Parishes may request the program by contacting the Office of Marriage & Family Life at 316-685-5240.

Bishop to celebrate Guadalupe vigil Mass
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will celebrate a Mass at 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 11, the vigil of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.