Listening for Peace third prayer service at SFA Thursday, June 7
A third prayer service involving Catholics, Lutherans, and Episcopalians, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Wichita.
The faithful are invited to the ecumenical service to engage in prayer and conversation to discuss matters of unity, rather than of division.
Father David Lies, vicar general for the Diocese of Wichita, said, “Since the first Listening for Peace prayer service was held at the Cathedral in November of last year, and since a subsequent prayer gathering at Reformation Lutheran church in January, a following of ecumenically-minded Christians has formed to support this initiative to seek unity.”
He said some of the participants have expressed gratitude for the opportunity to gather and pray with family members or friends of different faiths at a common service.
“Additionally, Listening for Peace has inspired at least one collaborative effort among Christian churches to coordinate the support of congregation members who have intellectual or physical disabilities,” he said.
“I see these examples as welcome affirmation of the fruitfulness of continuing to simply take time to pray together and allow the Holy Spirit to guide and inspire all God’s children to achieve greater unity.”

Racial Justice weekend June 8-10 at Holy Savior Parish, Wichita
A discussion about racial justice continues Friday through Sunday, June 8-10, at Holy Savior Parish in Wichita.
The parish is hosting the “Alabaster Box Experience - You Don’t Know the Cost Weekend” next weekend in the gymnasium.
On Friday, June 8, participants will celebrate Women’s Day from 6 to 9 p.m. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, all are invited to attend a workshop featuring Sister Patty Chappell and Sister Anne-Louise from Pax Christi who will lead a discussion about racial justice.
On Sunday, all are invited to attend the 11 a.m. Mass. There is no cost to attend the event.