Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar.
June 17: Mass for Holy Family Camp
June 18: Sisters of St. Joseph Jubilee Mass and luncheon
June 18-19: Parish Pastoral visit to Sacred Heart in Fredonia and St. Ignatius in Neodesha
June 21: Camp Totus Tuus
June 23: 27th Anniversary of Harvest House Mass & Luncheon
July 2-3: Parish Pastoral visit to Holy Spirit in Goddard
Bishop Kemme has limited meetings and public appearances during the month of July.
Pro-life ‘extravaganza’ June 26 at Cowtown
A “Faith, Family & Life Extravaganza” will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Cowtown in Wichita.
Kansans For Life describes the event as “a family reunion of all pro-lifers and those who support and protect the family.”
Free hot dogs will be given to the first 1,000 guests and watermelon will be served while it lasts.
Old fashioned games and prizes for everyone are planned. Several church choirs will entertain, in addition to all the usual activities of Cowtown. An evening concert will feature Rusty Rierson, a Nashville recording artist from Leon, Kansas, will entertain from 6 to 8 p.m.
Admission for adults is $4, and $1 for children.
D. of I. hosting World Day of Prayer event
WICHITA – The St. Augustine Circle Daughters of Isabella will host a World Day of Prayer event Wednesday, June 29, at the Assisted Living area of the Catholic Care Center.
Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Mercy on the west end of the center. Reservations for dinner, which follows Mass, are requested. The cost is $10.
For reservations call Carlene at 316-680-8874.
OFF webinar to help parish ministry planning set for June
The Office of Faith Formation will offer a free webinar June 29 to help parish ministries make plans for the coming academic year.
The webinar features Rich Curran, the founder and CEO of Parish Success Group, and will be presented Wednesday, June 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. All adult leaders in parishes are invited to attend.
Those wishing to watch the webinar may contact the Office of Faith Formation to receive a web address for the online event. A computer is required, but a camera and microphone are not. For the link address, contact the Office of Faith Formation at
The webinar will focus on a tool known as the Chart of Intentional Ministry. It is designed for parishes to see at-a-glance all of the many ministries they offer across various categories, age groups, and levels of involvement. The tool helps parishes easily see where they may be duplicating efforts, and where they may need to strengthen their outreach to those with a very low level of involvement.
While the webinar serves as a follow-up for those who attended the Courageous Parish workshop at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on April 14, prior attendance at that workshop is not required to benefit from the webinar.
Curtis Martin to speak at Salina men’s conference Aug. 13
The founder and chief executive officer of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, Curtis Martin, will speak at the Diocese of Salina’s Men’s Conference Saturday, Aug. 13, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays.
Registration is $35 for adults and $15 for high school and college students. Father and son registration options are available. To register visit SalinaDiocese.org/family-life.
Martin co-hosts EWTN’s show, “Crossing the Goal” and is the vice-chairman of the Augustine Institute in Denver, a Catholic graduate school dedicated to the New Evangelization. He and his wife Michaelann live in Westminster, Colorado.
GriefShare sessions begin on July 26
The diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life will host GriefShare from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center, 437 N. Topeka, Wichita.
The cost for the series, including the workbook, is $25.
GriefShare meets weekly for 12 weeks to help participants face grief challenges and move toward rebuilding their lives. The sessions cover a different issue of grief each week, such as guilt, anger, what is normal during grief, complicating factors, how to deal with friends who don’t understand, and more. The series is scripture based so that participants come to understand how God’s Word brings about healing.
For more information contact the Carol Weigand at (620) 326-1251. To register, contact Jake Samour at (316) 685-5240 or
Fr. Borkenhagen to lead Year of Mercy trip
Father Jason Borkenhagen will lead a pilgrimage Oct. 2-13, to holy sites in Ireland and Italy for the Year of Mercy indulgences.
In Ireland, the group will visit the shrine of Our Lady of Knock in Galway, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, Dublin, and St. Patrick’s Croagh Mountain.
They will then fly to Rome for a tour that includes St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, and more. There will also be an afternoon trip to Orvieto to see a Eucharistic miracle.
Those interested may call Proximo Travel at 855-842-8001 for more information or visit the web site at www.proximotravel.com choose custom trips and scroll down. You may also call Suzie Diskin at 620-449-2783 for a brochure.
The pope’s intentions
Here are Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for this month:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.