Friday, 18 March 2011 08:53
‘Way of the Cross with Music’ Friday, April 1 at Resurrection Parish
WICHITA – The Church of the Resurrection, 4910 N. Woodlawn, will host a special Stations of the Cross service at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1.
“The Way of the Cross with Music for Prayer and Meditation” uses a variety of choral and instrumental music to help communicate meanings and emotions of the Stations that words alone cannot always adequately express.
Each station includes the customary meditations along with congregational song and prayer. At various stages along the way, interludes of choral or instrumental music or spiritual readings allow time to pause for personal prayer and reflection, and invite impressions of faith to sink in to heart, mind, and soul.
Music will be provided by Church of the Resurrection Choir with string quartet, harp, and organ.
STA hosts ‘end of life’ seminar Feb. 23
WICHITA – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish hosted a “Care, Considerations and Stewardship at the End of Life” seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
After a welcome and prayer by Father Ben Sawyer, Pete Meitzner, who serves on the St. Thomas Aquinas Legacy and Planned Giving Committee, said the objective of the seminar was to provide information and resources that could be used in planning for the future.
Courtney Wolfe, a representative from the Catholic Care Center, talked about long-term care options. Fr. Tom Welk and Dr. Gerard Brungardt, both from the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, followed. They spoke about medical ethics, advanced directives and nutritional issues at the end of life – all hot topics of the seminar.
Jan Jacob and Randy Myers, from Downing & Lahey Mortuary, and Jim Sheldon, director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Diocese of Wichita, made presentations after lunch. The seminar concluded with Doug Pringle, STA parishioner with Martin and Pringle, presenting information regarding estate planning and planned giving.
The parish plans to host additional seminars as a service to parishioners and all interested Catholics, on a regular basis.
Fr. Le Blanc to speak at All Saints March 26
Father Gregory Le Blanc will be the guest speaker at the Holy Spirit Prayer and Healing Group meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in the Fisher Center at All Saints Parish, 3205 E. Grand, Wichita.
He will deliver the final of three lectures on the topic, “Purgatory and Hell.”
Fr. Le Blanc is a native of Garden City, a retired priest of the Diocese of Dodge City.
St. Joe’s annual dinner Sunday
WICHITA – St. Joseph Parish will host its 51st Annual Parish Dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20.
On the menu will be German sausage, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, beverages, and homemade desserts. The meal is all-you-can-eat and is served family style.
On average, volunteers prepare 2,400 pounds of sausage, 1,700 pounds of roast beef for over 3,000 people.
Many games for teens and children will be available, including Fish Pond and Castle Bounce. Games for adults include Electric Avenue and Sports-R-Us in which participants have the chance to win various electronics and sporting goods.
Augusta dinner, auction set for Saturday, April 2
St. James Parish, Augusta, will host its annual auction “Welcome to the Wild Side,” on Saturday, April 2, in the school gym.
The silent auction begins at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 7 and the live auction at 8. Tickets are $30 per person. Tickets may be purchased through the church office at (316) 775-2155, or the school office at 775-5721.
Singers sought for spring concert at Magdalen May 15
WICHITA – Experienced singers are invited to join the Church of the Magdalen Chancel Choir as they begin preparing selections for a special Eastertide concert. Practices begin Wednesday, April 6, from 8 to 9 p.m., and will continue weekly until the performance at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. The church is located at 12626 E. 21st Street N.
The group will be singing two masterworks for voices and string orchestra. Wolfgang Mozart composed his Mass in F Major in 1774 while living in Salzburg. The work is short and concise, due in no small part to the recent decree of Archbishop Colloredo stating that musical settings of the Mass should last no more than 45 minutes. The program will also feature Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Dating from 1911, the song cycle offers settings of sacred and secular texts by English poet George Herbert.
For more information, contact Mark Laycock at
or (316) 636-9143.