Thursday, 16 August 2012 13:38
Steve Feilmeier new Charities board chair
Steve Feilmeier, executive vice president and the chief financial officer of Koch Industries and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Andover, succeeds John Clevenger, as chair of Catholic Charities’ board of directors. Clevenger is president of Commerce Bank.
New to the board this year are Jeff Leonard, of Triplett, Woolf and Garretson; Lisa Oehmke of Wichita; Father Sherman Orr, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish; Adorer of the Blood of Christ Sr. Tarcisia Roths; and Jason Searl, vice president - Commercial Business for POET Ethanol Products.
Hesburgh lecturer to talk about national debt Oct. 16 at NU
The Notre Dame Club of Wichita and Newman University are co-sponsoring a Hesburgh Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University.
Michael J. Pries, Ph.D. and associate professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame will speak about “Our Growing National Debt and What it Means for Our Economic Future.”
The event is free.
BCCHS to mark 50th anniversary; founded as Notre Dame High in ’62
Bishop Carroll Catholic High School will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of its “mother” school, Notre Dame High School, on the weekend of Sept. 14-15.
In September of 1962, Bishop Mark K. Carroll established a boys Catholic school in the old Mount Carmel Academy on Wichita’s west side.
Notre Dame High School started with one office counter and a desk – and furnished by generous, hard-working families – Notre Dame existed for two years.
The school closed in May of 1964 when students moved into Bishop Mark K. Carroll High School at 8101 W. Central Ave.
All families of those early beginnings are invited to join the tailgate party at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, for pregame festivities and the football game at 7 p.m. A reception will be held in the Bishop Carroll Commons following the game.
Saturday activities include a sandwich luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the Commons and school tours until 4 p.m. Reservations are requested. To do so, call (316) 722-2390 or 729-5274.
Out of town guests may call Mike Aaron for accommodations at La Quinta-West, (316) 943-2181.
Wichita PBS station to broadcast 4-parts of ‘Catholicism’ Sunday
The Wichita PBS television station, KPTS, will broadcast four parts of the Catholicism series Sunday, Aug. 19, by Father Robert Barron. The series will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 10 o’clock.
Catholicism was produced to help viewers learn what Catholics believe and why, and to help them understand the full meaning of the faith.
It is being sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita and Catholic Family Federal Credit Union.
Dear Neighbor needs hygiene, other items
The Dear Neighbor Ministry is seeking hygiene and other items for its clients.
The ministry needs personal hygiene items, shampoo/soap, deodorant, disposable razors, diapers (adult and infant), toilet paper, paper towels, liquid dish soap, laundry soap, and home cleaning supplies.
Products may be delivered to their offices at 1329 S. Bluffview or call (316) 684-5120 for pickup of large donations.
The Sisters of St. Joseph Dear Neighbor Ministries work to transform the lives of poor, abused and neglected people in our community. It provides transitional housing, support services and direct assistance to help people master the skills to become self-sufficient.
Do you have a vocation to a Third Order?
Third Orders are secular members of religious orders, men and women who do not live in community with others of their order, but who instead live in the “world.”
They are called to live out their spirituality by walking the path of a particular order in their single or married secular vocation.
Those interested are invited to contact:
Lay Carmelites: Mary Treinen (316) 687-6636,
Benedictines: Pat Lowrance, (316) 775-5663,
Secular Franciscans: Larry Menestrina (316) 832-1357, wichitasfo.org, or 1-800-FRANCIS.
Catholic Advance offers a free classified for those seeking work
The Catholic Advance is offering a free classified ad for any Catholic in the Diocese of Wichita who is jobless.
Submissions of under 50 words may be made by emailing
. The free classified will be printed in four editions. After the fourth edition they must be resubmitted.
All ads are subject to editing. The Advance reserves the right to reject any submission.
Potential employers are asked to review the classified section. All the faithful are asked to pray for those who are unemployed or underemployed.