Parish news, January 5, 2018

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 St. Mary’s Parish, 106 E. 8th St. in Newton, at the end of the month.
Any woman interested is invited to the presentation by Sharon Witzell, program coordinator of the diocesan Senior Adult Ministries.
The retreat begins with a social at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and is followed by talks until 9:30 p.m. It resumes at 8 a.m. Saturday morning with a Latin Mass, breakfast, more talks, adoration, confession, and lunch. The event concludes at 3:30 p.m.
Witzell has been ministering to Catholic families for over 30 years and has taken graduate level courses in family life ministry. She will share her expertise about family systems theory that is supported by scripture and Catholic teachings. Women will learn what makes the best families and what they can do to help and heal their own family to make it better for future generations.
The registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, and materials. The fee is $40 before Jan. 14, and $45 afterward. For more information, or to sign up, call Lee Lamas 316-227-0706.

Bingo at Sacred Heart Parish, Colwich, Jan. 7
Cash bingo games will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, in the Religious Education Building at Sacred Heart Parish in Colwich.
Doors open at 1 p.m. The suggested donation is $3 for one card for all 21 games, or $8 for three cards for all 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: Feb. 4 and March 4. Comforter bingo for Missions is on March 11.

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.

Event Jan. 20 to feature prayers for life in five languages
A pro-life rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet will be recited in five languages beginning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in All Saints Church in Wichita.
The faithful are invited to join as one body in Christ for the event to lift up their prayer to fight the culture of death and to pray for all its victims.
Each decade of the rosary will be in a different language. The event is sponsored by the All Saints Respect Life group.