Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:10
Lourdes volunteers plan trip June 15-29; meeting Sept. 22
The St. Bernadette of Lourdes American Volunteers and Pilgrims will travel to Lourdes and Northern Italy June 15-29.
The group of volunteers travels almost annually to Lourdes where the physicians and nurses serve the sick and injured in the First Aid Station at the Lourdes Sanctuary. Pilgrims and the walking sick are also welcome to travel with the volunteers to seek the graces of healing in Lourdes and to make a pilgrimage.
A pre-pilgrimage informational session will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. Thomas Aquinas’ Allen Hall.
For a brochure or additional information, contact Magnificat Travel at (877) 454-7469, or Judy Dusek at 686-7570.
Run to benefit MD set for Saturday, Oct. 6
The 5th Annual Rosstoberfest Run will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Blessed Sacrament Parish.
The run to benefit Duscenne, a type of muscular dystrophy, begins at Blessed Sacrament and ends there as part of the parish’s Oktoberfest celebration.
The event consists of a 5K and a “Kids for Ross” 1-mile fun run, both through College Hill. For additional information or to register, go to www.rosstoberfest.com.
Rosstoberfest was founded by a Blessed Sacrament parishioner, Bev McFarland. Bev’s son, Ross has Duchenne.
Food handlers class Sunday 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.
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 contact Judy Sullivan at (316) 776-0452 or Laura Hart at 243-1053.
Charis retreat begins Oct. 27
In the face of the current growing trend of young adults disengaging from the Catholic Church, a small group of dedicated young people is prayerfully, thoughtfully, and joyfully offering options for their peers to re-connect with their faith.
Under the direction of Congregation of St. Joseph Sr. Lois O’Malley, the team of young adults conducts various Charis retreats throughout the year for those in their 20s and 30s, married or single. Based on Ignatian spirituality, Charis retreats provide time, space and relevant reflections to allow participants to listen to God.
At a time when confusion and questions can derail one’s faith, these retreat opportunities gently call participants back to the heart of the one who loves them. Taking place in the peaceful surroundings of the Magnificat Center in Wichita, the retreat includes prayer, meals, celebrations of Reconciliation and Eucharist interspersed with honest and moving testimonies given by the team members.
If you know of a young adult who may be in need of some spiritual rest and relaxation, invite them to consider attending the next Charis retreat which will be “The Jesus Retreat” and will focus on the life and ministry of Jesus as it relates to our own spiritual journey. Parents, grandparents, friends, you can help the young adult in your life by buying a gift certificate from the Magnificat Center to cover the cost of the retreat or just send a check for them.
Want to make the next Charis retreat?
The next Charis Retreat is scheduled for Oct. 27-28, at the Magnificat Center located at 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita. Prior to Oct. 20, commuters pay $35 and those staying the night pay $60. After that date, rates go up to $40 and $70, respectively. Couples pay $70.
Visit charisministries.org for more information and for online registration or contact Sr. Lois O’Malley at (316) 689-4029 or
Mobility Rodeo Friday Sept. 28 in Wichita
The 4th annual Mobility Rodeo for persons with mobility challenges is being held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Kansas Truck Mobility, two blocks south of Kellogg on Tyler Road.
Various vehicles will be on display along with lifts and seating options.
Via Christi Health is one of the exhibitors.
Fall classes set at Magnificat Center
A series of classes and workshops focusing on Art for the Soul will be offered this fall at the Magnificat Center for Unity and Reconciliation, 3700 E. Lincoln in Wichita.
Beginning watercolor classes are planned. Here are the dates:
Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., $50.
Tuesdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30, 2012 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $50.
The teacher, Joanna Gerber Pinkerton, is a freelance artist whose passion is using art in worship.
Mixed media workshop
Altered Book –A Mixed Media Art Workshop will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the center. The cost is $55.
The workshop will focus on altering books, a process that includes painting and collaging using artful images. All materials for this project are included and numerous techniques will be demonstrated. Instructing will be Kathy Hunter, a local artist, who has been teaching collage workshops for the past six years.
Quilting For Life, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27. The cost is $10, or $20 with lunch.
Using Psalm 23, Dave and Teresa Duwe will share in this presentation how they find quilting to be a spiritual experience that helps them integrate their life experience. They will share many of their beautiful quilts and the experiences behind the various threads and designs.
To register for any of these classes or workshops call Nell Kaba at (316) 689-4081 or email