Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar.
Bishop Kemme has limited meetings and public appearances during the month of July.
July 19: New pastor installation Mass at Church of the Magdalen in Wichita
July 23: Camp Totus Tuus, Lyons
July 25: New pastor installation Mass at St. Anthony in Wichita
July 26: New pastor installation Mass at St. Michael in Girard
Candidacy for Holy Orders Aug. 2 in the Cathedral for 18 seminarians
The Reception of Candidacy for Holy Orders by diocesan seminarian candidates for theology will be celebrated with Vespers at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.
Father Michael Simone, director of the diocesan Office of Vocations, said the ceremony will be conducted in Wichita rather than at the seminarians’ respective seminaries to highlight the diocese’s continued need for vocations to the priesthood, to educate the lay faithful, and to allow the priests of our diocese, prospective seminarians, and families of seminarians witness this step of the priesthood.
The seminarians scheduled to receive candidacy this year are Kurt Pauly, Paul Wagle, Matt Siegman, Andy Beugelsdijk, Derek Thome, Jimmy Schibi, Nic Jurgensmeyer, Matt Davied, Isaac Coulter, Brian Carrillo, Michael Brungardt, Brian Bergkamp, Jorge Lopez, Andrew Labenz, Ed Herzog, Adam Grelinger, Kyle Dugan, and J.D. Betzen.
Candidacy is one of the significant steps seminarians take before receiving Holy Orders. The rite emphasizes two main promises which the candidate makes to the bishop: “To complete preparation so that you will be prepared to assume ministry within the Church,” and “To prepare yourselves in mind and spirit to give faithful service to Christ the Lord and his body, the church.”
A steak dinner for the seminarians sponsored by the Serra Club of Wichita is planned after the event.
Salina Diocese Catholic Men’s Conference Aug. 8
The fourth annual Salina Diocesan Men’s Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Mary, Queen of Angels Parish in Russell. The conference is open to all men including high school juniors and seniors.
Tom Peterson from “Catholics Come Home” will speak about “Our World Needs Catholic Heroes” and “Confession Ignites the New Evangelization.”
Peter Herbeck from Revival Ministries and EWTN’s Crossing The Goal will speak about Freedom Found In Jesus Christ” and “Men on a Mission.”
The conference costs $35 for men and $15 for students, before the July 28 deadline. Afterward the cost is $40 and $20. All food is included. in the cost. To register, visit www.salinadiocese.org.
Alleged Fr. Kapaun miracle part of TV series on Aug. 9
A miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Emil Kapaun will be part of an upcoming television program.
TLC is introducing a new television series, “Answered Prayers,” an hour long six-part show hosted by actress and producer Roma Downey which explores contemporary miracles.
One of the stories to be featured will be that of Chase Kear, a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Colwich. In 2008, Kear suffered a severe head injury from a pole vaulting accident and was not expected to live. However, he recovered in what his family and doctors describe as a miracle. Kear’s story is being considered as a possible miracle for Father Kapaun’s cause for sainthood.
The series uses recreations and interviews to tell the stories of those who have experienced what they believe to be miracles. Other stories be told throughout the series include a boy who was buried for hours, and a pastor who was stabbed 37 times.
Want to see Chase Kear’s story?
“Answered Prayers” will begin airing on Sunday, July 26 at 9 p.m. The episode which presents Kear’s story will air Aug. 9, episode. Watch a preview for the series at tinyurl.com/chasemiracle.
St. Joseph nurses reunion Aug. 15
The St. Joseph Nursing Alumni will have a reunion Saturday, Aug. 15, in the McNamara Education Center at Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph in Wichita.
A luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. and a reception at 1 p.m.
Additional information is available after 5 p.m. by calling (316) 648-4338.
Deadline today for St. Joe, Ost, golf classic at Cherry Oaks
The 11th annual St. Joseph, Ost, Golf Classic will be held Saturday, July 25, at Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney.
The event is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Check-in begins at 7 o’clock.
The cost is $100 per person. Half of the fee is tax-deductible and includes a green fee, cart, snacks, lunch, refreshments, prizes, and awards.
The deadline is July 17. For more information or to register contact Eva at (316) 444-2548 or 208-9144.