Parish news, October 6, 2017

Holy Spirit bazaar, craft show Nov. 11
GODDARD – The Church of the Holy Spirit Altar Society is seeking vendors to showcase their goods at the 13th Annual Spirit Bazaar and Craft Show.
The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the new addition of the Church of the Holy Spirit, on the east side of Goddard on U.S. 54.
Those interested may contact vendor coordinator Cheryl Applegate at cherylwap@gmail.com or at 316-990-1489.

Andover parish to host murder mystery musical for Lord’s Diner
Blinded by the Light, an original murder mystery rock and roll musical event to benefit The Lord’s Diner will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Andover Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28.
The presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday is a casual event with light appetizers and beer and wine. Saturday’s grand event will begin at 6 p.m. The night will start off with appetizers and a silent auction, followed by dinner, a high energy live auction, and the highlight of the night, Blinded by the Light, the murder mystery musical.
Among the items available is a one week stay at a beautiful mountain home with breathtaking views in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Tickets for Friday’s Preview Party are $15. Tickets for Saturday evening are $75 each or $450 for a table of six. They may be purchased by calling Michele at St. Vincent de Paul at 316-733-1423.

Bishop to celebrate Mass in Latin at Cathedral on Sunday, Dec. 3
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will celebrate the Ordinary Form of the Mass in Latin, at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.
Many of the traditional Latin chants will be used during the liturgy, which will be celebrated on the first Sunday of Advent. The readings and homily will be in English while the Eucharistic Prayer and other Mass parts will be prayed in Latin.
“I have wanted to offer the Ordinary Form of the Mass in Latin for some time so as to preserve the church’s rich liturgical heritage,” Bishop Kemme said.
“The Cathedral choir will be of great help in supporting us in singing the time honored chants. The Second Vatican Council envisioned a liturgy that would be available in the vernacular, but it also encouraged the preservation of Latin. I hope many will be inspired by this liturgical experience.”
Many of the young adults who have participated in the listening sessions Bishop Kemme is hosting until the end of November have said the Mass seems to have lost a sense of sacredness, something that may be more apparent in the Latin Mass.
Sister John Patrick Beckius said the Novus Ordo, or the ordinary form of the Mass, is the same Mass that is usually celebrated in the Diocese of Wichita – except many parts will be said in Latin.
“Latin has a pride of place in the church,” she said. “It’s our heritage. Largely, it’s the language of the church.”
Sr. John Patrick, the director of the diocesan Office of Worship, said another liturgy, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, is always in Latin.
The faithful of the diocese are invited to the Mass Dec. 3. Worship aids will be available for the responses and the music.

St. Jude looking for show vendors
WICHITA – The St. Jude Parent Teacher Organization is soliciting vendors for an arts and crafts show Saturday, Nov. 18.
Those interested in applying as a vendor may contact Alanna Garrett at 316-670-0075 or Jami Bailey at 316-308-1832.
The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish hall, 3030 N. Amidon.

St. Mary’s Colgan class hosts reunion
The St. Mary’s Colgan class of 1967, the first to graduate from Colgan High School, held a reunion the weekend of Sept. 22-24 in Pittsburg.
Half of the graduating class and other classmates participated in the weekend activities that included a homecoming football game, a social, golf, a school campus tour, Mass, and a banquet.

Frontenac hosting rosary rally Oct. 14
A rosary rally is being organized by Sacred Heart Parish in Frontenac next weekend in honor of the centennial of Our Lady of Fatima.
The rosary will be prayed at noon Saturday, Oct. 14, in the east parking lot at McKay and Cherokee streets. Those in need should bring lawn chairs.
In case of rain, the rosary will be prayed in the parish hall.

Bushton annual fall dinner Sunday, Oct. 22
Holy Name Catholic Church in Bushton will host its annual Fall Dinner Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Bushton Community Center, located on the north side of Bushton. A roast beef dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This year’s event also will include a traditional raffle with over 50 items and featuring a queen-size quilt as the grand prize. The cost of the meal, including a salad bar and pie, is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 through 12, and free for those 5 and under.

‘Find Your Greatness’ at SEAS Nov. 12
“Find Your Greatness,” an event designed to “re-energize your faith” will be offered from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Wichita.
Dynamic Catholic, a movement founded to inspire the faithful to rediscover the “genius of Catholicism,” is sponsoring the event. Dominick Albano, a Dynamic Catholic speaker, will lead the presentation.
Based on Matthew Kelly’s book, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, the half-day event will introduce participants to four simple habits designed to radically transform their lives.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit DynamicCatholic.com. Tickets are also available at the SEAS church office.