Parish news, September 21, 2012

Pittsburg relationship education workshop begins Sept. 25
Catholic Charities is offering a free relationship education workshop in Pittsburg from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 25.
The six-week course will be presented at the Pittsburg Catholic Charities office located at 130 E. 3rd. The course ends on Oct. 30.
The free Within My Reach relationship education workshop includes a meal and is led by trained facilitators who provide proven tools for healthy relationships. Participants can also take advantage of one-on-one guidance and community referrals from a family support specialist, if needed.
For more information, visit www.KansasLoveLetters.com or call (620) 308-6651.

St. Margaret Mary Knights to host breakfast this Sunday
The St. Margaret Mary Knights of Columbus 3677 will have a Pancake-Sausage breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sr. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Jim and Edie Boede from the parish will be the guest after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. The parish is located at 2635 S. Pattie.

Benediction and rosary Oct. 9 at SFA
The St. Francis Parish Respect Life Committee and the parish Immaculate Heart of Mary Rosary Group will sponsor a rosary and benediction at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the church.
The Respect Life Program, started by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in October 1972, renews each year in October. October is also the month dedicated by the Church to Our Lady of the Rosary.
The service lasts about an hour. All are invited.

St. Mary School reunion Nov. 23-24
NEWTON – St. Mary Catholic School is planning an All School Reunion on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23-24.
Addresses of former teachers are being sought. Contact the school at 101 E. 9th St., Newton, KS, 67114, call (316) 282-1974, or email sms3reunion@gmail.com.

Open house for James Kampling Saturday
An open house will be held for James Kampling for his 90th birthday. He is a member of St. Rose of Lima, Mount Vernon.
The celebrations will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the United Trinity Christian Church in Cheney. The church is located at 3rd and Washington.

Winfield’s Holy Name Arts & Crafts Fair seeking vendors
Holy Name Parish in Winfield is soliciting crafters and vendors for its 5th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, below the grandstands at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The Knights of Columbus will be serving their popular chicken and noodles dinner. 
Two sizes of booths are available. A discount is available for registrations received by Oct. 1. To register to go http://www.holy namewinfield.org/school or call Kim Porter at (620) 221-0230.
The fair is a fundraiser for Holy Name Catholic School.

St. Patrick Parish’s Latin Gala Nov. 14
Saint Patrick Parish will host its 2nd annual Latin Gala from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas.
The “night of cuisine and entertainment” is a benefit for Saint Patrick Catholic education.
Father Jerome Spexarth said last year’s Latin Gala was a success and raised over $25,000 for the parish’s students.
“The good people of St. Patrick have come together to help financially sponsor our kids to attend Bishop Carroll Catholic High School through this fun evening of dining and entertainment,” he said.
Fr. Spexarth added that gala-goers will enjoy cuisine from throughout Latin America, and Latin specialty entertainment – from colorful twirling young folkloric dancers to mariachi music.
Tables for 10 are available. The Grande ($3,000) and Bueno ($1,500) tables for 10 will enjoy premier service and perks. All other seats are $50 per person or $75 per couple at smaller tables of four and are limited in numbers.
Those interested in sponsoring a Grande or Bueno table today may call Father Spexarth to do so at (316) 262-4683.