Thursday, 31 May 2012 12:54
Protect Religious Freedom calendar
Thursday, June 21:
A Fortnight Mass, 6 p.m., Good Shepherd Chapel, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Wichita. A rally led by Bishop Michael O. Jackels will follow at the U.S. Courthouse. Speakers include Fr. John Lanzrath, Dr. Gerald Brungardt, Congressman Tim Huelskamp and Fr. Daniel Duling.
Wednesday, June 27:
Panel on HHS mandate and religious freedom, 7 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita. More information to come.
Friday, June 29
State-wide Rally for Religious Freedom, Topeka. The diocese will be taking buses. Go to cdowk.org.
CSJs welcome nine new associates
The Wichita Congregation of St. Joseph welcomed nine new associates during the annual Pinning Mass May 6 at the Wichita Center.
After a preparation period of several months, they received a pin that designates them as associates, as well as a copy of the Generous Promises, a commitment made by all sisters and associates.
Ann Hughes, Director of Associates, led them as they committed themselves to “living the mission of Christ Jesus through the charism of unity and reconciliation.”
The Wichita Center has 190 associates throughout the country.
IHM novena ‘Mary in Our Life’ begins June 7
The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Wichita will present a nine-part series of talks beginning next week in preparation for the feast day of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, June 16.
The novena will begin Thursday, June 7, at St. Joseph Parish, 139 S. Millwood. A different aspect of the topic, “Mary in Our Life,” will be presented each day. The evening will conclude with a Eucharistic Holy Hour to pray for all the intentions of the novena and its participants.
Schedule of presentations
• Thursday, June 7: Marian Family Life
• Friday, June 8: Mary in My Moral Life
• Saturday, June 9: Mary in the Workplace
• Sunday, June 10: Marian Prayer Life
• Monday, June 11: Who is she? The Awesomeness of Mary
• Tuesday, June 12: Mary in My Social Life
• Wednesday, June 13: Marian Friendships
• Thursday, June 14: Marian Leisure and Recreation
• Friday, June 15: Mary in Real Life – Our Joys and Sorrows
Two great saints, St. Alphonsus Liguori and St. Louis Marie de Montfort, teach that “Mary is powerful,” not only in her intercession before her Son, Jesus Christ, but also in her example.
The Sisters will explain and illustrate how all can live a Marian life by imitating Our Lady, we can grow in our relationship with her and, through her, with her Son, our Eucharistic Lord.
Sarah’s Hope Giant Book Sale June 2, 9
Sarah’s Hope will host its Giant Book Sale, June 2 and 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Suggested donations range from 25 cents to $1.
Donations of books, videos, CDs, DVDs and games may be made anytime in a cabinet on the south side of building. Call (316) 209-5029 to set up a time to drop off very large amounts.
Volunteers are also needed for this event.
The location is 3601 N. St. Francis. From 37th St. North and Broadway, go east 3 blocks, turn south to 35th, to the south side of red school building.
For more information, contact Tony at (316) 209-5029 or visit the website at www.sarahshope.com.
Catholic host families needed for exchange students next fall
Host families are needed for Catholic high school exchange students for the 2012-2013 school year. The students will arrive from Europe, Asia, and South America in mid-August.
Students stay with the host family for one semester or until the end of the school year.
The host family provides a bed, meals, friendship, understanding, and a genuine desire to share the American way of life. The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance, and have spending money for their personal expenses.
Families can view online student applications and select the student that best matches their own family. For more information, please call Wilma Fast at (316) 681-1236.
Annual Guadalupe Clinic ballpark fundraiser Sunday, June 17 in Wichita
Tickets in advance only
WICHITA - The 24th annual Guadalupe Clinic “Family Day at the Ballpark” will begin at 2:02 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. The Wichita Wingnuts will play the Kansas City T-Bones that day.
Tickets, sold in advance only, are $5. Most Wichita parishes are selling tickets after Mass. All proceeds go to the clinic.
Tickets may be ordered by sending a check to the clinic at 940 S. St. Francis St., Wichita KS 67211-2335. For more information, call (316) 265-7229.
The Guadalupe Clinic, a ministry of the Diocese of Wichita, provides health services for the uninsured, working poor, and those ineligible for medical cards or Medicare.
Pam Stanberry, executive director of the clinic, said the annual fundraiser enables the Guadalupe Clinic to continue to provide services to the uninsured in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.
“The clinic has seen an increase in office visits over the last two years and thousands of people in the area have been provided medical care by volunteer physicians, nurses and other health professionals through the stewardship and generosity of the people of this community,” she said.
Senior University classes at Newman U. offered June 5-7
Variety of classes offered for those 55 and over
WICHITA –The Aging & Wellness Coalition of Sedgwick County and the Newman University School of Social Work will host the first summer session of “Senior University” June 5-7.
The event is geared for adults 55 and older who are active, engaged, and interested in expanding their knowledge on a variety of subjects.
Registration is $65 for the three days of classes. The fee includes lunch each day and a closing reception the afternoon of June 7. This three-day workshop is the first of its kind in Wichita and will offer class options that are a mix of social, educational and cultural learning.
Classes include but aren’t limited to History of Aviation in Wichita, Wichita’s Tuskegee Airmen and Their Stories, Your Best Brain at Work, Globalization of Disease, Latin and Old English Riddles, Delicious Dietician, and much more.
For more information and registration forms on Senior University call (316) 660-5229, or visit http://www.cpaaa.org/senior-university-at-newman/. Space is limited.