Presentation for those who assist persons with mental illness March 30 in Winfield
Welcomed and Valued, a presentation for faith community leaders who serve persons living with mental illness, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Holy Name Parish Hall in Winfield. The hall is located at 412 E. 8th St.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Diocese of Wichita are sponsoring the presentation.
Reservations are needed by March 16. To do so email Myra at or call, 316-269-3900.

Saint Catherine of Siena to host retreat March 18-19
Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Wichita will host “Come Away with Me for A While,” a retreat for all ages from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19.
Father Thomas Haake, an Oblate of the Virgin Mary from Rome, will be part of the retreat that will focus on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. Fr. Haake will discuss points for consideration and meditation for adults attending. Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will provide similar input for the young.
Child care will be provided for infants through kindergartners.
The parish is located at 3636 N. Ridge Road.

Legion of Mary Acies March 26 at St. Jude
Members of the Legion of Mary will gather at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at St. Jude Parish in Wichita.
Members of the Legion meet on a date near the Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25 this year, for their annual meeting, the Acies.
During the Acies, members renew their commitment and service to Christ under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The renewal ceremony takes place in the church and includes the recitation of the rosary, a spiritual reading and homily, prayer of commitment, and benediction.
All active and auxiliary members are invited. While the annual renewal is primarily for Legion of Mary members, anyone who has a love of Mary is welcomed to join.

Future of Hope retreat at Derby March 18
A Future of Hope retreat will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at St. Mary’s Parish in Derby.
The retreat is a day of fun activities, fellowship, spiritual growth. It is designed to help participants understand God’s plan for their lives.
The cost is $15 and includes two meals, a T-shirt, and all necessary materials.
Register before March 4 by emailing Additional information is available at the Facebook Event Future of Hope Retreat 2017 for more information and for registration forms.

Tablescapes and fashion show March 31-April 1 at SVdP
A tablescapes and fashion show will be hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Parish Saturday, April 1.
A preview party for ”All Dressed Up” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 31. It will feature wine, appetizers, and live music. Tickets for the evening event are $15 per person.
Doors will open for the tablescapes and fashion show at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1. Brunch will begin at 11 a.m. Gay Muenchrath of GM Clothes Horse is providing the fashion show.
Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $20 per person or $125 per table. To buy tickets call Michele at 316-733-1423.
Proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Andover Community Summer Lunch Program and Flint Hills Services for developmentally disabled adults.

Mary Jo Snively open house on April 2
Mary Jo Snively, a member of St. Patrick Parish in Wichita for 59 years, is celebrating her 90th birthday Tuesday, March 28.
Her children are hosting an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, at the Sunflower Shelter at the Sedgwick County Park in Wichita. All friends and family are welcome. Those unable to attend are invited to send cards.
To get to the shelter from I-235, take the Zoo Boulevard exit to the west. Turn left on Windmill Road, the first stoplight after crossing the drainage bridge. Bear right as Windmill Road changes to 13th Street North and turn right into the park at the first stoplight. At the Y-intersection keep right and the shelter is straight ahead.