No need for ladders

A drone scared the pigeons roosting on the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Monday afternoon, June 5. The drone wasn’t meant to be a flying scarecrow, however; it was being used to inspect the main copper dome of the Cathedral, with its beautiful green patina. Two operators flew and took photos of the dome. The top of the cross is about 150 feet above the ground. (Advance photo)

PREPARATIONS FOR THE 2018 WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN IRELAND NOW UNDERWAY

“The Gospel of the Family, Joy for the World” is the theme for the World Meeting of Families 2018.
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims will gather in Dublin, Ireland, in August of 2018 to share their Catholic faith and to see Pope Francis. Bishop Carl Kemme will lead a pilgrimage from the Diocese of Wichita to Ireland Aug. 16-27, 2018.
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BLINDNESS DIDN’T STOP BAKER FROM KEEPING HIS OVENS FULL

My uncles were Geno and Robert Giocometti. They were blinded by an inherited eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. My uncle Rob found it hard to be around a lot of people, so he took care of the home they shared. Uncle Rob and Uncle Geno were very bright, and would help me and my brother John with our homework.
Uncle Geno was different. He enjoyed being with people and meeting new people. Uncle Geno began working for the Frontenac Bakery when he was 17 years old, in 1929. He wasn’t yet totally blind at that time. His sight was totally gone by the time World War II started.
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FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM JUNE 21-JULY 4

The annual Fortnight for Freedom will be held from June 21 – the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More – to July 4, Independence Day, this year.
The event is celebrated by dioceses around the country to highlight the importance of religious freedom. This year’s theme is “Freedom for Mission.”
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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS HELP THOSE IN NEED

After my husband died I knew I was broken and my family was broken, too. My heart was filled with pain and my emotions inside were like a tightly twisted ball of rubber bands.
My husband was 46 years old, he was my high school sweetheart, and we had been together 32 years. He was the protector and provider for our family. I was filled with sadness....
Then I went to a grief support group at the Spiritual Life Center.
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