Thursday, 03 May 2012 08:56
Father Nolan to receive D.Min. in St. Louis May 11
Fr. Michael Nolan is going to have to make more room on his office wall.
The pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Goddard will be in St. Louis, Mo., May 11 to receive a doctor of ministry degree that he’s been working on since 2004.
Father Nolan, a judge in the diocesan Tribunal Office, completed his studies in December, but will participate in the spring graduation ceremonies at the Aquinas Institute of Theology, next to St. Louis University.
His final project, “Hearers of the Word,” involved preparing podcasts for his parishioners for the upcoming weekend Masses.
In addition to his D.Min, he has a licentiate of canon law, and several master’s degrees.
Father Nolan said he is going to reward himself with a trip to Rome.
Diocese receives note for contributions to retired religious
The Diocese of Wichita has received a thank you note for its contribution of $25,800 to the Retirement Fund for Religious.
Sister Janice Bader, executive director of the National Religious Retirement Office, sponsor of the Retirement Fund for Religious, said the diocese has contributed $999,046 since the fund began in 1992.
“Your generosity surely helps religious address the many challenges religious face as they age,” she said. “Even as they age, their commitment to the ministry of their community, their prayer and spiritual life are vibrant testimony to the faithfulness they promised so many years ago.”
There are over 34,000 religious now over age 70 in the United States.
‘Mom Prom’ to benefit cancer care program
A Wichita Mom Prom will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Auburn Hills Golf Course Country Club, located at 443 S. 135th St. W.
The event will benefit the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Spiritual Strengths Cancer Care Program.
Light appetizers, tea, and lemonade will be served and a cash bar will be available. Women are urged to wear their prom gowns, bridesmaid dresses, bridal gowns, or their favorite black dresses and enjoy an evening with women friends.
For more information go to the Wichita Mom Prom Facebook page.