Friday, 17 June 2011 10:51
Bishop to celebrate Mass for vocations June 30 at Newman U.
Bishop Michael O. Jackels will celebrate a Mass for Vocations at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at St. John’s Chapel on the campus of Newman University
The Mass is being sponsored by the Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Wichita. The faithful are invited to join in worship in gratitude for the vocations to the priesthood and religious life our diocese has received, and to ask God to open the hearts and minds of the young and not so young people he is calling.
A reception will follow.
Choir, orchestra being formed for annual Wichita Catholic conference
A volunteer choir and orchestra is being formed for the 12th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference at Century II Convention Hall, Aug. 5-7.
The choir will sing for Masses on Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7, both at 11 a.m. If you are available for only one of the Masses, you are still welcome to participate for that Mass only. Choir rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 at Church of the Magdalen, 12621 E. 21st, starting June 30. The final rehearsal for both the choir and the orchestra will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Century II.
The orchestra will accompany the choir only for the Sunday Mass. The instrumentation includes violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and percussion. Orchestra members who also sing are encouraged to sing in the choir for the Mass on Saturday. The orchestra will rehearse on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., as well as the final rehearsal at Century II on Aug. 5. There will be one additional rehearsal prior to July 28 that has not yet been scheduled.
To volunteer or to get more information, contact the conference music director, Mike Lawless, at (316) 683-0123, 641-5730, or
Those interested in volunteering for the conference in other ways may contact Barbara Kelly at 618-9787 or
. All conference volunteers, including musicians, will receive free registration for the conference.
WSU’s Newman Center to host fundraiser July 16
Recent studies have shown that men and women make the Catholic faith their own or they do not between the ages of 18 and 24, according to Father John Hay, pastor of the St. Paul Parish Newman Center at Wichita State University.
“This makes Newman Center ministry one of the most important ministries in the modern church,” he said. “Students are truth seekers, they want to learn and are thirsting for knowledge.”
That is why the ministry of the Newman Center is so vital, he said. “We are here to help them develop and to offer opportunities to grow spiritually and intellectually.”
Fr. Hay has invited the faithful to the premier Newman Center benefit dinner Saturday, July 16, hosted by Fr. John Hay’s parents family farm.
The cost of the evening of fun and fellowship is $30 per person or $200 for a table of 8. The social with hors d’eouvres begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner with silent auction is at 6:30 p.m.. Call the Newman Center office at (316) 684-6896 to register. Further details will be mailed after registration.
The Newman Center seeks to nurture and promote the Catholic Faith and to be a place where students can discover their unique talents and gifts through hospitality, prayer, formation, and service.
Retreat on the Gospels July 15-16 in Wichita
The Magnificat Center will host a special retreat and reflection weekend on the Bible July 15-16. Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Sallie Latkovich, teacher and writer, will focus on the topic “Mining the meaning of the Bible.” The workshop opens Friday evening at 7 p.m. and concludes Saturday at 4 p.m.
Fees are $100 for overnight participants; $50 without lodging. Meals and snacks will be provided. The Magnificat Center is located at 3700 E. Lincoln St.
For further information, contact Nell Kaba at
, 689-4081, or www.themagnificatcenter.org .
BVM sister marks her golden jubilee
A Sister of Charity, BVM, with ties to the Wichita diocese will celebrate 50 years in religious life this summer.
Sister Yvonne Mattioli, BVM, taught elementary school in Wichita, and Chicago. She is among 13 BVM golden jubilarians who will gather in the Mount Carmel Motherhouse Chapel, in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 31, for a liturgy of thanksgiving.
K. of C. softball tourney July 9-10 in South Hutchinson
The 36th annual Knights of Columbus Softball Tournament will be held July 9-10 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Sports Complex In South Hutchinson.
The tournament is open to all Knights of Columbus.
For information contact Tom Severin at (620) 663-9031 or
; or Troy Moeder at (620) 727-3531 or
Bl. Junipero Serra Mass June 30 at NU
A Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael O. Jackels for the Feast of Blessed Junipero Serra at 7 p.m., June 30, at St. John’s Chapel at Newman University, Wichita.
A reception will follow in the Alumni Center on the second floor of the Dugan Library. Music will be provided by the Brungardt family. The evening is sponsored by the Serra Club of Wichita.