BISHOP: COUPLES BRING ‘NEW WINE’ INTO THE WORLD

The couples who attended the annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass reflected on the many years they shared since they first exchanged vows, but Bishop Carl A. Kemme challenged them to think even further back into time – to the Wedding at Cana.
“Could it be that in the mind of Christ, the divine Son of God, at that moment when the headwaiter tasted the water-made-wine and realized that it was the best of wines, that Jesus peered long into the future and saw you, and all married men and women in this time and in this place, and chose you to be the vessel that would bring this ‘new wine’ to a world that is often devoid of hope, meaning, life, and love?”
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THREE ASCS CELEBRATE GOLDEN JUBILEES

Three Adorers of the Blood of Christ celebrated their 50th jubilees this summer at the Wichita Center. Marking a half-century of profession were Sisters Deborah Schovanec, Bernadette Hotze and Frances Pytlik.
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HELP READILY AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN SUBJECT TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Keri McGregor wants to enlighten the public about domestic violence for two reasons: to help victims, and to help loved ones and friends identify and aid victims.
McGregor, director of Catholic Charities’ Harbor House, a diocesan ministry, said domestic violence is a huge problem in Sedgwick County.
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LORD, PLEASE SAVE US FROM OUR MANY DESIRES

“You changed my life Father!” she said again. “I will never forget what you said to me after our parish’s mission at Saint John the Baptist. The gentle, yet firm way that you assured me that I was loved by God, was exactly what I needed at that time in my life, and it changed the way I thought about God and about me. Thank you! You are wonderful!”
I was embarrassed. Not only am I not the perfect priest she was exalting about in the parking lot, I really and truly was not the priest she thought I was….
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