Parish news, March 2, 2018

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.

Scout soup dinner March 3 at St. Jude
Boy Scout Troop 420 will host its 37th Annual Soup Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the St. Jude School Activity Center, 3130 N. Amidon in Wichita.
The dinner, along with a gift basket raffle, is the troop’s major fund raiser. Proceeds are used to send scouts to summer camp, buy camping equipment, and support other activities.
The dinner will feature all-you-can-eat ham and bean or vegetable beef soups, corn bread, drink, and a dessert.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 9. Children under 3 eat free. Carryout will be available.

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.

Pittsburg Walk for Charity April 14
PITTSBURG – The Fourth Annual Walk for Charity will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the St. Mary’s Colgan track.
Participants may walk or run for a free-will donation. A $5 minimum donation per walker is suggested.
The proceeds will go to Catholic Charities in Southeast Kansas which assists with rent and utility payments for those in need.
The first 30 registrants will receive a Walk for Charity T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to those who raised the most money and pledges.
To register before the event, call Megan Goetz at 316-670-6910 or email her at
Goetz, a member of the St. Pius X Catholic Student Center at Pittsburg State University, said the walk has raised between $1000 and $2000 in its first three years. She hopes to raise $3000 this year.
“The purpose of the event is for people to come out to exercise and socialize – as well as raise money for Catholic Charities,” she wrote in an email. “We’ll have raffle prizes as well as games and inflatables, so the whole family can come out and have fun!”

Bingo March 4, 11 at Sacred Heart, Colwich
Cash bingo games will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4 and 11, 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.

St. Joe Catholic School, Ost, hosting dinner Sunday, March 4
St. Joseph Catholic School in Ost is hosting its annual German Dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The all-you-can-eat event features homemade bierocks, rope sausage, and more.
The annual basket raffle will be held at the dinner with 13 huge baskets. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m.
This year a silent auction will be held throughout the day. It will feature two unique prizes: a dinner for six adults with Father Dan Duling and a mystery guest; and a pizza party for one household with Father Dan Duling.
Both dinners will take place at the new rectory. Bids will be taken in person and by phone until 5:45 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the school.

St. James School auction Saturday
St. James Catholic School in Augusta will host its annual auction Saturday, March 3.
Kathleen Fleming, the auction coordinator, said those planning to attend will enjoy an evening of excitement, socializing, drinks, dinner, and fundraising for the school.
The event is for adults only. Tickets are $35 and may be ordered by calling the school office at 316-775-5721. They will also be available at the door.
The evening begins with Mass at 4 p.m. A silent auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. with dinner at 7. A live auction begins at 8 o’clock.