Thursday, 06 May 2010 10:20
First of Catholic documentary series to be presented at Newman U May 25
A special preview screening of “The Catholicism Project” by Fr. Robert Barron will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in Newman University’s De Mattias Fine Arts Center. A small reception will follow.
You are invited to the special presentation of the first episode of Fr. Barron’s 10-part high-definition documentary illustrating the beauty of the global Catholic Church.
Fr. Barron is an acclaimed author, theologian, and podcasting priest.
To see a trailer and to register go to catholicscreenings.com.
Diocese receives thank you for donation to national religious retirement fund
The Diocese of Wichita has received a thank you letter for a check it sent to the National Religious Retirement Office in the amount of $25,400.
Sister Janice Bader, executive director of the office and a Missionary of the Most Precious Blood, said the diocese has contributed nearly $1 million over the years of the collection. The diocese has donated $948,346 since the fund was founded in 1988.
“Your generosity surely helps religious address the many challenges religious face as they age,” Sister Janice said.
“You can surely rely on the prayers of the over 35,000 religious now over age 70 and the ever increasing numbers of religious who will be retiring very soon.”
Next Marriage Encounter June 11-13
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is accepting reservations for the next Marriage Encounter weekend to be held June 11-13 at the Spiritual Life Center.
A Marriage Encounter weekend gives couples a chance to grow in their love for each other and renew their sacramental relationship. Register by calling Alex and Mary Ann at (316) 682-2616 or go to wwmeks.org.
D. of I. hosts conference in Salina
The Kansas Daughters of Isabella held their biannual state conference on April 17-18 in McPherson.
Ninety-two women attended this year’s conference whose theme was “Mary Queen of Peace.”
State Chaplain Father James Weldon was the keynote speaker and reflected on the life of Father Emil Kapaun, whose cause for sainthood has been initiated.
Other speakers were Maryann Gardiner of the Marian Mantle prayer group from Kansas City and Elizabeth Schmeidler from Hays.
Local circles from around the state received recognition for their donations of time and money to state and international projects.
Four scholarships in the amount of $500 each were awarded. The winner from the Wichita diocese was Alyssa DeGraffenried of Wichita. Leanna Streit of Tipton was the scholarship recipient from the Salina Diocese. Regina Reynolds from Hoisington was the winner from the Dodge City diocese and Pamela Clark of Lawrence received the scholarship from the Kansas City Archdiocese.
Catholic conference set for Aug. 6-8 at Century II in Wichita
WICHITA – The 11th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference will feature Catholic radio psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi, apologist Tim Staples, Bella movie actor Eduardo Verastegui, and many other speakers.
The conference will be held Aug. 6-8 at Century II in Wichita. For more information go to catholicfamilyconference.org.
Sarah’s Hope needs some cleaning help
Auctioneer Bud Palmer has donated space for Sarah’s Hope to store books between their annual “Books For Life” sales.
Tony Stutey, executive director of Sarah’s Hope, needs help to clean and paint the space in a building at North 35th Street and St. Francis. Volunteers may call him at (316) 209-5029.
‘Spirituality in the Workplace’ monthly series begins May 7
WICHITA – The Magnificat Center, a retreat ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph at 3700 E. Lincoln, will sponsor a series of breakfast presentations called “Spirituality in the Workplace” at 7 a.m. on the first Friday of each month for the next five months.
The various spiritual topics will be of interest to busy persons concerned about their spiritual lives.
The breakfasts will be presented in the center’s dining room followed by a presentation on “Servant Leadership” by Jim Barber, president of the Via Christi Foundation in Wichita. He will share how his personal vision of servant leadership influences the workplace and his own spiritual journey. A free will offering will be requested.
Memorial Day Mass schedule for the three Wichita cemeteries announced
Masses will be celebrated at all three Wichita Catholic cemeteries. Those planning to attend are asked to bring their own seating. Here is the schedule for Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.
Resurrection Cemetery: Mass will be at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, 1640 N. Maize Rd. In case of inclement weather, Mass will be at Saint Francis of Assisi.
Calvary Cemetery: Mass will be at 10 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 610 S. Vassar. In case of inclement weather, Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at All Saints Church.
Ascension Cemetery: Mass will be at 8 a.m. at Ascension Cemetery. In case of inclement weather, Mass will be held at 8 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 4910 N. Woodlawn.
CSJs hosting May 19 immigration discussion
WICHITA – The Congregation of St. Joseph’s Peace and Justice Committee will sponsor a panel presentation about immigration from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, in the auditorium of the Magnificat Center, 3700 E. Lincoln.
The panelists are: Larry Ehrlich, an immigration attorney; Sulma Arias, Immigration and Worker Rights director for National People’s Action; and Fran Betzen-Cook, director of the Help Center and Immigration Services for Catholic Charities.
Eat some pizza May 12 for the Carmelites
CiCi's Pizza at 8320 W. Central is participating in a fundraiser for the Carmelites of Wichita on Wednesday, May 12.
A portion of what you spend eating there on that day will go to the Wichita Area Carmelite Nuns’ Fundraiser.
The nuns are living in a manufactured home and are raising funds for a new monastery.
This fundraiser is being sponsored by Pilgrims of The Holy Family.
Divorce ministry hosting June 22-23 workshop in Ohio
Catholic Divorce Ministry is offering a two-day leadership workshop June 22-23, in Cincinnati, Ohio, designed to assist anyone grieving from divorce.
Two tracks will be offered, one for those with no experience and another for those with some previous training.
The cost is $75. Go to www.nacflm.org to register or download a mailable form.
Vatican art on display in St. Louis museum May 15-Sept. 12
Vatican Splendors: A Journey through Art and Faith, the largest collection of Vatican art and objects to be exhibited in North America, will make a stop from May 15 to Sept. 12 at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.
The faithful of the diocese have been invited to see the exhibition by the archbishop of St. Louis, the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson.
“Please join me in prayer that this exhibition will be an opportunity for evangelization and a blessing to all the people of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the dioceses in Region 9,” Abp. Carlson said.
The St. Louis visit is the only city in the Midwest that will host the art.
Prayer Intentions of Pope Benedict XVI
Here are Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions for May:
• Human Trafficking: That the shameful and monstrous trafficking in human beings, which sadly involves millions of women and children, may stop.
• Priests, Religious, and Committed Lay People:. That priests, religious women and men, and lay people involved in apostolic work may understand how to bring missionary enthusiasm to the communities they serve.
Intentions provided by the Apostleship of Prayer, 3211 S. Lake Dr. Ste. 216, Milwaukee, WI 53235-3717, www.apostleshipofprayer.org.