Parish news

SEAS to host Marian mission from July 29 through Aug. 4
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Wichita, will host a Marian Mission from July 29 through Aug. 4.
The mission will be led by Madonna Tota Pulchra, a group of about 10 Catholic women from Madonna University in Livonia, Mich. The women will showcase an authentic Catholic approach to life which embraces the virtues of Mary.
Talks begin at 7 p.m. after a 6:30 p.m. rosary .“Catechism for Kids” (childcare) will be provided on July 29, 30, Aug. 1 and 3.
Here is a schedule for the next few weeks: July 29, The Joy, Purity, and Charity of Mary; July 30, An Evening with Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, the Cause of Our Joy; July 31, Youth Night, On Fire for Christ: A New Generation; Aug. 1, (after 5:30 p.m. Mass) The Do’s and Don’ts of Raising a Holy Family, Youth Game Night beginning at 7 p.m., Miracles of the Eucharist Throughout the Ages; Aug. 2, after 12:30 p.m. Mass: Family Fun Day (includes ice cream social, activities for children and youth, and talk for all ages.

Vincent Hofer wins Rhodes to study at Oxford University
Vincent Hofer, a former parishioner of St. Michael Parish, Girard, will soon be leaving the heat of Kansas to study in England.
Hofer, son of Chris and Nancy Hofer of Franklin, is one of 32 national recipients of a Rhodes Scholarship. He is a 2008 graduate of Kansas State University and has been working for Sen. Sam Brownback in Washington, D.C.
He will return to Kansas this month before leaving for England to study at Oxford University in the fall. The $75,000 scholarship is for two years of study at Oxford.

Card showers planned for Wayne Linnebur and Agnes Bina
Card showers for an octogenarian and a nonagenarian have been planned for this month.
Wayne Linnebur, a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Colwich, will celebrate his 80th birthday on July 6. Cards may be sent to him at Route 1, Box 48-B, Colwich, KS 67030.
Agnes Bina, a former Pilsen resident and a member of Holy Family Parish, will celebrate her 90th birthday July 18. Cards may be sent to her c/o Mary A. Roniger, 3020 Diamond Creek Road, Burdick KS 66838.

Rosary for Life moved to parishes of diocese
The monthly first Saturday pro-life rosary has been moved to individual parishes after the closing of Tiller’s abortion clinic.
Here are the parishes scheduled to pray the rosary on Saturday, July 4: St. Anne and St. Anthony, Wichita; Holy Name, Coffeyville; Holy Name, Winfield; St. Mary, Oxford; St. Patrick, Parsons, Sacred Heart, Fredonia; and St. Ignatius, Neodesha.
A pro-life rosary aid may be downloaded at