Diocesan news, Septemter 7, 2012

Fr. John Hay reminds students to register at WSU Newman Center
Father John Hay wants to remind Wichita State University students that they have one more registration after they enroll for the fall.
He is asking Catholic students, along with alumni and friends of the St. Paul Parish & Newman Center, to register to stay up-to-date on activities at the center.
“The Newman Center is a unique place on the campus of a secular university,” he said. “Beyond the sacraments, daily Mass and Sunday Mass, the Newman Center provides a place for students to study – with free Starbucks, wireless, and access to computer lab and free printing – a place to recreate and meet great people and just have fun.”
Father Hay said the Wichita Newman Center offers a number of formation classes, social activities and events – something for everyone.
He urged students and friends to visit their website to register: wsunewmancenter.com.
The other state universities also have Newman Centers. Students are urged to register at those locations, too.

St. Francis School of Nursing homecoming Oct. 5-7 in Wichita
The St. Francis School of Nursing Alumni Association is hosting a homecoming Oct. 5-7 for all graduates at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis.
The theme is “Nursing: Career To Volunteer ” and the class of 1962 will be especially honored as they celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Weekend events include a wine and cheese party, a luncheon, a dinner, the showing of the “History of St. Francis School of Nursing” and tours. The final event will be Mass in the hospital chapel.
For more information or to register call Judy at (316) 776-0452 or Laura at 243-1053, by Sept. 17.

Guadalupe Clinic working with Project Access
Will provide health care for the uninsured
The Guadalupe Clinic will be a source for Project Access, a program of Sedgwick County Medical Society’s foundation to provide health care services for uninsured, low-income adults.
Pam Stanberry, executive director of the clinic, said those qualified for the program would be enrolled after visiting the Guadalupe Clinic.
Project Access is a way for physicians, hospitals, and other health professionals to donate their time and procedures to those in need. The donated procedures are performed in the doctor’s office or the hospital at no cost to the patient.
“It’s very nice to have all of the services that we need and to be able to send patients who need the care,” Stanberry said. “It’s a nice way to have everybody involved in the scholarship kind of care.”
She added that the program is patterned after a similar program founded in Asheville, N.C.
To be considered for Project Access, call the Guadalupe Clinic at (316) 264-8974. It is located at 940 S. St. Francis.

Food handlers class Sept. 23 at BCCHS
WICHITA – A food handler‘s class will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the auditorium of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, 8101 W. Central.
Entrance will be door 14 at the northwest corner of the school. Participants should arrive a few minutes early – any time after 1 p.m. – to complete paperwork and avoid the last minute rush. There is no need to pre-register.
For more information, contact Linda Lauer at (316) 655-0331.

Jarrod Waugh ordained to the diaconate
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Jarrod Waugh, originally of Edna, Kan., was one of three men who made final professions and were ordained to the Order of Deacon with Holy Cross on Aug. 25 in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. He is scheduled to be ordained a priest on April 6.
The Rev. Mr. Waugh is the son of Jerry and Carolyn Waugh of Edna. They are members of St. Patrick Parish, Parsons. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 and a master of divinity in 2012. He professed first vows on Aug. 1, 2009.
Jarrod began discerning his call to the priesthood after meeting Holy Cross Religious as an undergraduate at Notre Dame in 2004.
“I think discerning your vocation is less about reaching a point of certainty than it is about falling in love,” he said.
“For me, it was the gradual realization that my best gifts – those I always knew about and those I have discovered or had shown to me along the way – as well as my greatest weaknesses are most likely to be handled in productive ways as a brother in a community of prayer, good humor and fraternal concern."

Center of Hope looking for volunteers to work from home
The Center of Hope is taking the next step and needs volunteers to REACH (Research Educate Advocate for Center of Hope) out from home.
• Research will concentrate on learning what community support is already available to meet those needs. Most of this research can be done from home via phone and internet.
• Education will be accomplished by gathering the research information and creating information packets that address those particular needs for Center of Hope clients.
• If after research, it is determined that there are no programs in place, the committee will advocate for change by contacting relevant authoritative body.
Volunteers will work closely with the case management program led by Adorer of the Blood of Christ Sr. Becky Balthazor. Case managers will identify those areas that cause clients to go into debt and Take the Next Step will explore ways to alleviate those struggles and advocate for change.
The Center of Hope provides emergency financial support to individuals and families in Wichita who may not otherwise qualify for other social service programs.

Walmart and Sam’s Club raise more than $300,000 for CMN Hospitals at Via Christi Health
It was a record-breaking year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.
A total of $303,109 was raised in the annual Walmart and Sam’s Club six week fundraiser. Walmart and Sam’s Club store associates, customers and members together raised the campaign’s biggest total ever, mostly $1 at a time with donations taken at cash registers and all proceeds going to help sick and injured Kansas kids.
The money was raised in Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Arkansas City, Augusta, Colby, Derby, Dodge City, El Dorado, Garden City, Goodland, Great Bend, Hays, Hutchinson, Liberal, McPherson, Pratt, Salina, Wellington, Wichita, and Winfield.
The total marks a 146 percent increase over their 2011 fundraising efforts.

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.”

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 advancenews@cdowk.org. 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.