ORIENTING PRAYER FOR THE FAITHFUL

There are few practices more spiritually fulfilling than Eucharistic adoration, but a group of volunteers is making prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament nearly transcendent.
Jesse Elpers, a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Wichita, said the seed for Wichita Adore Ministries, or WAM, was planted about six years ago with a group organizing Eucharistic adoration.
“And back in 2014 it kind of blew up. Suddenly there were hundreds of people coming to each adoration event,” he said.
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YOUNG ADULT COMMUNITY DINNER AND DANCE DEC. 15

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.
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UNITED CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP MEANS COMMITTING TO GROW IN VIRTUE

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.”
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THE STEWARDSHIP FOR OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

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!”
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STUDENT ATTENDS TWO SCHOOLS AND IS READY TO LEARN HOW TO SERVE MASS

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.
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