DIOCESE OPENS DOORS TO A SEMINARIAN FORMATION PROGRAM

Diocesan seminarians will soon be in a closer relationship with their bishop in the first two years of their formation.
Starting in the fall, men who are beginning their college study in preparation for a bachelor’s degree in philosophy will become members of the St. Joseph House of Formation, will reside in the former rectory at St. Joseph Parish in Wichita, and study at Newman University in Wichita.
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AGE NO RESTRICTION FOR STUDENTS TO FEED THE HUNGRY

Third-graders from Meadowlark Elementary School in Pittsburg were told they weren’t old enough to directly help the hungry at the Pittsburg Lord’s Diner.
They didn’t let something like a law get in their way, though. They decided to feed the hungry anyway.
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LIFE RUN MAY 6 AT COUNTY PARK

The 4th Annual Life Run will take place Saturday, May 6, at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita. The event is held to raise awareness of the gift of life and to celebrate all life.
A timed 5K, a 1.5 mile run/walk, a tot dash, and a Senior Stroll are being offered this year.
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BISHOP KEMME TO LEAD TRIP TO SOUTH AMERICA

Bishop Carl A. Kemme will lead a trip to South America Jan. 29-Feb. 8, 2018.
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.
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YOUTH HONORED, CATECHIZED AT ANNUAL DIOCESAN YOUTH CONFERENCE IN WICHITA

Five hundred thirty-five youth and adults from throughout the Diocese of Wichita attended the annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference March 10-11 at the DoubleTree Wichita Airport hotel.
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NEWMAN NURSING STUDENT LIKELY SAVED HER GRANDMOTHER’S LIFE

Mary Cracraft’s grandmother is exceedingly happy her granddaughter is a nursing student at Newman University. Because of her granddaughter, she will be around when Mary is pinned as a nurse May 12.
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FATIMA CHILDREN TOLD TO PRAY, VERY MUCH

On a hot summer day in Portugal in 1916, three shepherd children, Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia were playing during their siesta time in the backyard of Lucia’s home. The children were playing at a water well and an angel appeared, asking impatiently, “What are you doing?"
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