Parish news, February 16, 2018

Holy Savior Parish hosting discussion about racism Feb. 24
A discussion of the book Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, written by Father Brian Massingale, will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, by Holy Savior Parish.
The discussion will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the St. Peter Claver Complex, located at 1209 N. Indiana in Wichita. Lunch will be served.
Reservations are requested. To do so email
Father Massingale is a professor at Fordham University and a priest of the Diocese of Milwaukee.

St. Catherine of Siena Lenten family retreat set for March 17-18
St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Wichita will host “Lord, Teach us to Pray,” a Lenten family retreat, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, in the Parish Education Center.
The weekend event includes adoration for adults and children, Mass, sessions for adults and children, snacks, and lunch both days.
The cost is $25 per person, $40 per couple, and $60 per family. To register visit Registration closes on March 5.

Mass for People with Disabilities March 3
The 4th Annual Mass for People with Disabilities, their families and caregivers, will be celebrated Saturday, March 3, in Blessed Sacrament Church, located at 124 N. Roosevelt in Wichita.
A dinner will immediately follow. A free will offering will be accepted for the meal. The Faithful Flock Band will entertain, and activities will be available for children.
For reservations contact Rosemary Brooks at or 316-686-4422.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help to host meatless Friday Lenten dinners
WICHITA – Our Lady of Perpetual Help parishioners will continue their long tradition of serving meatless Mexican dinners on the Fridays of Lent.
Cheese and onion enchiladas, tostadas, potato tacos, chile rellenos and other Mexican dishes will be served beginning at 5 p.m. on the Fridays of Lent from Feb. 16 to March 23 in the Parish Center.
Justin Kelley, coordinator for the event, said the food is prepared fresh each week to order and that the parish will again offer dine in and carry out options.
Proceeds finance scholarships to send Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish children to Catholic schools. Students receiving scholarships and their parents volunteer to work in a variety of roles at one or more of the six Friday dinners.
“We look forward to the dinners, not only to see old friends and enjoy fellowship,” said Steve Bauer, a longtime parishioner, “but the food is always very good and is a great option to fish on Friday’s during Lent.”

Ladies of Grace Tea March 10 at cathedral
The Ladies of Grace Tea, hosted by the Altar Society of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, will be served Saturday, March 10, in Good Shepherd Hall.
Tables of eight can be reserved for $80. For a reservation, contact Altar Society President Mary Santiago at (316) 943-0416.

Marriage enrichment series begins Feb. 22
A marriage enrichment series will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on four consecutive Thursdays beginning Feb. 22 in the Youth Room at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Andover.
The four-session series, which ends March 15, is designed to provide couples with practical tools to enhance and improve their relationships.
The program was created by the Gottman Institute to summarize their decades of research and to guide couples on the path of what actually works in relationships.
Couples will discuss friendship, fondness, and admiration; romance and intimacy; managing conflict, and solving problems, among other topics.
Couples not yet married, engaged couples, and married couples are invited. Lisa Butler, a licensed therapist at Cana Counseling, Catholic Charities, will lead the classes.
The cost is $100 per couple. To register call 316-264-8344 ext. 1317 or sign up at the church.