Parish news, November 17, 2017

St. Cecilia Sing Sunday 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.

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.

Musicians workshop Jan. 20 in Augusta
A Liturgical Musicians Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. James Church in Augusta.
Christopher Walker from Oregon Catholic Press will be a major presenter. The event is open to all clergy and musicians. Visit npmwichita.org for further information and to register.

Guild hosting annual nativity display
The St. Bernadette Guild Annual Nativity Display will be held the first weekend of December at St. Mary Catholic School, 2306 E. Meadowlark, in Derby.
An 8 by 10-inch photo in front of a Bethlehem Nativity Scene will be available for $5. The photos and the event will benefit the St. Anthony Family Shelter in Wichita, a diocesan ministry.
Those interested in displaying their nativity scene or collection may call Alice at 316-249-6216.

Faithful invited to parish mission Dec. 10-13 in Colwich
Father Thaddaeus Lancton will lead a four-evening mission at Sacred Heart Church in Colwich Sunday through Wednesday, Dec. 10-13. He will also speak at all the weekend Masses.
Father Lancton, a priest of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy where he is formator for the seminarians there.
He will speak at 7 p.m. each evening. His topics are “The Journey of Trust with Mary,” “Eve’s Distrust and Mary’s Trust,” “Learning to Walk on Water with Mary,” and “Walking the Way of the Cross and the Resurrection with Mary.”
Father Lancton has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville and recently received a licentiate in sacred theology from a Catholic university in Lublin, Poland, where he is continuing studies for a doctorate in dogmatic theology. He is also working on a master’s degree in psychology at Divine Mercy University, Arlington, Virginia.

Women’s retreat Jan. 26-27 in Newton
A women’s retreat, “Strengthening the Fabric of your Family for the Future,” will be presented at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 415 S. Ash St., in Newton at the end of January.
Any woman interested is invited to the presentation by Sharon Witzell, program coordinator of the diocesan Senior Adult Ministries, who will make the presentation beginning Friday evening, Jan. 26, and ending Saturday afternoon, Jan. 27.
Witzell has been ministering to Catholic families for over 30 years. For more information, or to sign up, call 316-283-3499 or email parish@olgnewton.org.

Bingo Dec. 3 at Sacred Heart Parish, Colwich
Cash bingo games will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Religious Education Building at Sacred Heart Parish in Colwich.
Doors open at 1 p.m. The suggested donation is $8 for three cards for all 21 games. Snacks and desserts will be available.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the retired priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Wichita and other Catholic charities.
Other dates scheduled: Jan. 7, Feb. 4, and March 4. Comforter bingo for Missions is on March 11.