Thursday, 03 January 2013 19:06
Totus Tuus banquet Feb. 2 in Winfield
The 13th Annual Totus Tuus Banquet will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at Baden Square in Winfield. All proceeds from the banquet and auctions help finance the diocesan Totus Tuus Summer Camp and Catechetical Program.
Bishop Michael O. Jackels will be the featured speaker at the banquet. Former Totus Tuus teachers David and Lisa Munn will also talk about their experiences with the program. The banquet and auction follows a 4:30 p.m. Mass at Holy Name Church in Winfield with Bishop Jackels as celebrant. Several alumni of the program will attend the banquet.
The banquet, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 4713 in Winfield, has raised over $344,000 in support of the Totus Tuus program. Each summer, the program serves thousands of youth from elementary to high school age in parishes throughout the diocese as well as at the resident camps. The emphasis on the Eucharist, Marian devotion, catechetical instruction, vocation discernment, and evangelization has a proven track record of strengthening the bonds between youth and the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church.
After Mass, a social hour will be held at Baden Square where attendees can get their first glimpse of the items in the silent and live auctions, and purchase opportunities in the special raffle. The silent auction will continue through the evening, with the live auction commencing after the featured speakers.
Want to hear Bishop Jackels at the Totus Tuus banquet?
Tickets are $70 per person and can be purchased by contacting Pat Biddle, banquet chairman, at (620) 221-2040 during business hours or by e-mailing
. Those unable to attend the banquet but who wish to make a donation, may send contributions to Totus Tuus, P.O. Box 935, Winfield, KS, 67156.
Schools in Conway Springs, Coffeyville, Kingman, and Goddard honored
Four Catholic schools will receive the Governor’s Achievement Award for 2012, according to Dr. Diane DeBacker, commissioner of education for the state of Kansas.
The four Catholic schools are St. Joseph, Conway Springs; Holy Name, Coffeyville; St. Patrick, Kingman; and Holy Spirit, Goddard.
The award will be given to 70 schools in Kansas that scored in the top 5 percent among all schools in the state reading and mathematics assessments.
Bob Voboril, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Wichita, said, “When only 42 elementary schools and 11 middle schools are honored along with 18 high schools, it is quite an accomplishment for four elementary schools to come from one school system.”
He added that while he was proud of the four schools, “I also want to commend every one of our principals and teachers for helping set such a high standard for all of our schools.”
Bishop Carroll Catholic High School accepting applications for next school year
Applications for 8th grade students interested in attending Bishop Carroll Catholic High School for the 2013-14 school year are now being accepted. The deadline for submission of applications and non-refundable fees is Jan. 8.
All applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test at BCCHS Feb. 2.
Application for admission forms were distributed at the Curriculum Fair on Nov. 9. Those who did not attend the Curriculum Fair should contact the counseling office at (316) 729-5278, as well as their parish pastor for application and admission information.
Winners of MCA art contest announced
The Missionary Child Association annually sponsors a Christmas art contest for Parish School of Religion and Catholic school students in kindergarten through eighth grades.
This year, two schools participated in the contest, Holy Name in Coffeyville and St. Joseph in McPherson.
The overall winner was Claire Peters from St. Joseph School in McPherson.
Here are the winners in each grade. Sixth grade, Kolbi Partain from St. Joseph, McPherson; fifth grade, Guadalupe Ramirez from Holy Name, Coffeyville; fourth grade, Liam Hutfles from St. Joseph, McPherson; and third grade, Josh Knudten from St. Joseph, McPherson.