Parish news, November 3, 2017

St. Peter, Schulte, holiday concert Dec. 5
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Schulte will host the Senseney Community Band for a Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the church.
The concert will benefit The Lord’s Diner. Those attending are asked to bring one can of food per person, as admission.

Bingo Nov. 5 at Sacred Heart Parish, Colwich
Cash bingo games will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Religious Education Building at Sacred Heart Parish in Colwich.
The doors open at 1 p.m. The suggested donation is $3 per card per game or $8 for three cards for all 21 games.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Wichita.

Grief Share Nov. 7 at SEAS in Wichita
A Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays seminar for those who find holidays distressing will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 7, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Wichita.
The seminar is a warm, encouraging, and helpful program for those who have lost a loved one through death. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the adult library across from the parish office at SEAS, located at 645 N. 119th St. W.
To sign up, call 721-1686 or email church@seaswichita.com.

Patriotic rosary at Cathedral Nov. 9
The diocesan office of Senior Adult Ministries and Marriage and Family Life will lead a patriotic rosary at 10 a.m. Thursday Nov. 9, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.
Everyone is invited to pray. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.
Participants will pray for veterans, members of the military, the president, leaders of our country, and the consecration of our nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

St. Cecilia Sing Nov. 19 at OLL in Pittsburg
A Saint Cecilia Sing will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsburg.
The program will be held a few days before the Feast of St. Cecilia, Nov. 22, and will feature speakers who will talk about Rome at the time of St. Cecilia, and about her as a young girl, a bride, and a martyr.
Music will include congregational singing, a children’s choir, an adult choir, and many instruments.
Those interested in a ride or carpooling should contact Sister Nylas Moser by Nov. 15 at mosern@adorers.org or 316-942-2201 ext. 1417.

Claire Reibenspies of Mulvane celebrating her 100th birthday
Claire Reibenspies, who was born on Nov. 8, 1917, will celebrate her 100th birthday next week.
A card shower is requested by her family. They may be sent to her at Villa Maria, 116 S. Central, Mulvane, KS 67110.
Claire grew up on a family farm in Humboldt, Kansas. She was one of seven children born to John Herman Heiman and his wife Mary Ann Koenig Heiman. She attended school in a country schoolhouse. After receiving her teaching certificate, she taught in a one-room school.
Claire then studied to become a nurse and married her childhood sweetheart, John Reibenspies, in 1944. She and John kept up with many letters during World War II and settled in Wichita after the war. Claire continued to work as a nurse until their three children arrived.
She returned to work after the youngest was in school. Claire was a surgical nurse and taught surgical nursing at St. Francis hospital in Wichita.
Claire volunteered in the history department after she retired, identifying the boxes of photos and medical equipment they had collected.