St. Gianna Dinner/Humanae Vitae 50th Anniversary Celebration

 St. Gianna Dinner/Humanae Vitae 50th Anniversary Celebration
June 24, 2018   3:30 pm

We hope you will join the Diocesan commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of blessed Pope Paul VI's encyclical, Humanae Vitae.  This encyclical preserves the truth about the beauty of the gift of human sexuality.  (

The St. Gianna Dinner/Humanae Vitae 50 Anniversary Celebration will be Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with Mass at 3:30 pm and Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

Our celebration begins with Mass offered by Bishop Carl A. Kemme, followed by a banquet and talk from Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Hilgers. Thomas W. Hilgers, M.D. is one of the world's leading proponents of implementing Humane Vitae through FertilityCare and NaPro Technology.  Dr. Hilgers is the director of the Pope Paul VI Institure for the Study of Human Reproduction and the National Center for Women's Health in Omaha, Nebraska.  He and his wife, Sue are co-founders of the Creighton Model/FertilityCare System.  

Seating is limited. To register, click here.

Other events marking the anniversary and promoting natural family planning will be held including National NFP Week celebrated the week of July 22-28.  July 25, the day Humanae Vitae was released is the actual 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae. (

Fighting for Your Marriage

Fighting for Your Marriage

This program will help you achieve your goals and dreams for your most intimate relationship.  It's as simple as that.  All marriages can succeed when both people do their part to keep the marriage together.  Marriages fail when one or both people do not want to do what it takes to keep the marriage together. 

You'll learn some skills to improve and/or protect your relationship. These tools have proven useful for a lot of couples.

For more information or to bring this program to your parish, please contact Jake Samour at (316) 685-5240 or email at

 Upcoming Series: Beginning Thursday, June 7
St. Patrick Church, 2007 N Arkansas, Wichita, 67203
6:00-8:30 pm, Cost: $50 per couple
Babysitting is available, contact Debi Rohr at (316) 773-4556
Scholarships are available, contact Jake at (316) 685-5240.

To  register, click here.

For a copy of the flyer, click here

Marriage Encounter Weekend

This is a retreat experience designed to help married couples by reason of discovering or re-discovering the need for God in their lives, to improve their marriage, grow closer to each other and improve commitment to each other. The next scheduled weekend in Wichita is November 3-5, 2017 at the Spiritual Life Center. For more information, please contact Leon & Loretta Brittain at or at (719) 387-9842

Date Night

Date Night at Spiritual Life Center
September 6, 2018
December 6, 2018

We are excited to offer a night out for couples.  Enjoy time away from the everyday to relax and be together.  Take advantage of great food and ambiance that that the Spiritual Life Center offers.   For more information or to register, contact the Spiritual Life Center at (316) 744-0167 or

Magdalen's Marriage Toolbox Ministry

This ministry is dedicated to strengthening marriages of all ages and all stages. As we navigate our married lives together, there are many 'tools' that will help us communicate better, love better, and even fight better.  The Church of the Magdalen wants you to know that your marriage matters. To support all marriages at Magdalen we are excited to unveil some new programs and dust off some trusty old ones. You can learn more about the programs offered by contacting Lance and Ashley Biel at (316) 665-0735 or click here to visit their website.