Thursday, 14 June 2012 08:56
Craft fair booths available for St. Anne Festival July 29
WICHITA – St. Anne Parish will host its annual festival, Sunday, July 29, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
They are currently accepting vendors for a craft fair. For more information or to register for a booth, contact Janet at (316) 265-6050.
St. Anne Festival will include many other activities and is open to the public.
Wichita native ordained priest May 5 in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Recently ordained Father Mark Yates, a priest of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving May 27 at St. Anne Church in Wichita.
Fr. David Marstall, pastor, and Fr. Leon Kerschen concelebrated with him. Following the Eucharistic celebration, a reception was held in the gathering space.
He is the son of William and Maxine Yates, members of St. Anne Parish.
Fr. Yates was ordained to the ministerial priesthood on May 5 at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Saint Joseph, Mo., by Bishop Joseph Charron, bishop-emeritus of the Diocese of Des Moines.
Father Yates’ first assignment will be as associate pastor at St. Francis Xavier, which the Missionaries of the Precious Blood have been serving for over 100 years.
Fr. Yates thanked everyone who have given him their prayerful support during his studies and to the people of St. Anne who helped make his Mass of Thanksgiving such a joyous occasion.
Fr. Gil Wohler marks 50th jubilee June 24
Franciscan Friar Gil Wohler will celebrate the 50th jubilee of his ordination Sunday June 24, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Wichita.
Father Wohler is the son of Joseph and Cecila Wohler, who have been members of both St. Anthony and Church of the Magdalen parishes in Wichita.
He has taught in schools in Cincinnati, Detroit, Peoria, Ill, and in Pretoria, South Africa, in his five decades as a priest. He is currently the resident priest at a retirement center in Cincinnati.
Neises family reunion Aug. 4 at St. Mark’s
A reunion of the Neises family will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at St. Mark Parish Hall in Colwich.
Johann and Katherine (Neisen) Neises settled near St. Mark in 1874. Descendants may make a reservation today by contacting Arlene Sperling at (316) 880-592, Carolyn Rooney at (316) 722-7515, or e-mail: