Thursday, 01 July 2010 12:28
Knights of Peter Claver ‘Casino Night’ Aug. 14
The Knights of Peter Claver will host a “Casino Night” Saturday, Aug. 14, at the historic St. Peter Claver Complex, 11th and Indiana.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. The suggested donation is $15 per person or $25 per couple. No donation or purchase is necessary.
The evening includes a meal and $5 in slot machine coins. Winners are subject to all applicable local, state and federal taxes.
For more information, contact Al Wright at 253-2655, Ed Poindexter at 733-4578, or Brenda Abair at 440-8809.
BVM sisters with Wichita ties celebrate golden jubilees
Two Sisters of Charity with ties to the Diocese of Wichita will celebrate 50 years in religious life this summer.
They are among 25 BVM golden jubilarians who entered the congregation on July 31, 1960, and who will gather in the Mount Carmel Motherhouse Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 18, 2010, for a liturgy of thanksgiving.
Sister Agnes Marie Keena (Richard Agnes), was born in St. Louis, Mo., and is an educator and administrator. From 1965 to 1970, she taught elementary school at St. Joseph in Wichita,. From 1970 to 2000, she has been a teacher and principal primarily in St. Louis. Currently, she is principal at Sacred Heart School in St. Mary, Mo.
Sister Marilyn K Wilson (Claudia), was born in Springfield, Ill. She entered the BVM congregation on July 31, 1960, from Mary Magdalen Parish in Wichita. She has served as an educator and in youth, formation and spiritual ministry. She taught in Phoenix, Ariz.; and Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles and Montrose, Calif. Since 1980, Sister Marilyn has served primarily in California in many areas of ministry. Currently Sister Marilyn is a retreat facilitator in San Jose.
Single fathers support group meets on July 21
Widowed, divorced, never married, and separated fathers are invited to a dinner and fellowship in Bishop’s Hall at Blessed Sacrament Parish from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21.
Dinner and baby-sitting will be provided. The discussion topic will be announced in the July 16 Advance. For more information, contact Jody at 680-6654
Newman U. nursing program receives 10-year accreditation
WICHITA – Newman University officials were recently notified that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has granted a full 10-year accreditation of the university’s nursing degree programs.
The CCNE reported that the Newman program has met all standards and criteria, and that the accreditation is granted with no recommendations, which refer to areas that require attention or follow-up for a nursing education program to receive unconditional accreditation.
The Newman nursing program also recently received a full 10-year reapproval by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The Kansas board also awarded re-approval with no recommendations.
“I offer my enthusiastic congratulations to the School of Nursing and Allied Health on achieving approval for the nursing program at both a national and state level for 10 years with no recommendations,” said Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. “It is a tribute to the faculty, staff and outstanding leadership within the school.”
Newman policy allows access for more students
WICHITA – Beginning next fall, students who come to Newman University with an associate’s degree will face fewer obstacles in their quest for a bachelor’s degree.
Newman officials have announced that under the university’s new articulation policy, students who come to Newman with an associate of arts or associate of science degree from a regionally accredited two-year college will automatically meet all Newman general education requirements, with the exception of the six hours of philosophy and six hours of theology required of all Newman students.
Next printed Catholic Advance on July 16
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Prayer Intentions of Pope Benedict XVI
Here are Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions for July:
General: Justice in Elections – That elections in every nation may be carried out with justice, transparency, and honesty, respecting the free decisions of citizens.
Mission: Urban Culture – That Christians may strive to promote everywhere, but especially in our cities, education, justice, solidarity and peace.Intentions provided by the Apostleship of Prayer, 3211 S. Lake Dr. Ste. 216, Milwaukee, WI 53235-3717, www.apostleshipofprayer.org.
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Fr. Kapaun Day Mass at Pilsen on YouTube
The Fr. Emil Kapaun Day Mass at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen is on YouTube. To view it go to youtube.com/emp78.
St. Mary of the Plains reunion July 16 and 17
Alumni from the former St. Mary of the Plains Academy, high school, and college will gather in Wichita July 16 and 17 for a reunion designed to bring together graduates, faculty, and attendees of the Dodge City school.
St. Mary of the Plains alumni and friends are invited to gather in the lounge of the Courtyard by Marriott at Old Town at 6 p.m. Friday, July 16. Saturday events include golfing and other outings followed by a barbecue at Tom and Michelle May’s home in Goddard.
“Since before the college closed in 1992, alumni have been coming together every three years for reunions,” said Alumni President Beverly Schmitz Glass.
“But we wanted to begin local mini-reunions to get alumni in touch with others with ties to St. Mary’s. We know we have many graduates and attendees in the Wichita area so that was our first choice to launch this program.”
For more information and to register for the reunion, go to www.stmaryoftheplainsalumniassociation.org.
St. Joseph’s Children’s Home hosting reunion
Those who once lived at the St. Joseph Children’s Home in El Dorado are invited to a reunion Aug. 1.
For more details contact Sonja LaPlante Sones at
or at (316) 208-7254.
Kornelson new KMC cross country coach
WICHITA – J. K. Kornelson has been named the boys and girls head cross country coach at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School for the 2010-11 school year. He has a long history at KMC dating back to the early ’70s.
For the last four years, Kornelson has been the assistant track coach at KMC, working with Head Coach Damian Smithhisler. “At that time I was coaching kids individually during the summer and began to coach the children of students that I had coached at KMC. That led me to want to be more involved with the Crusader program,” Kornelson said. “Assisting with the track team has been a wonderful experience, and I am looking forward to taking on the challenges of the cross country program next year.”
Kornelson is a native of Inman, Kans. and graduated from Inman High School before attending Wichita State University. He has been an educator or coach at KMC, WSU, and Wichita East.