Free pro-life training begins on Saturday
Free pro-life seminar and campus outreach training will be offered later this month in Wichita by Justice for All.
The “Abortion: From Debate to Dialogue” training will be presented in two parts. The first part will be presented from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the library at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. Check-in and a pizza lunch begins at noon.
The second part, an outreach, will be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 20-21, at Wichita State University.
Register online at www.jfaweb.org/register or call (316) 683-6426.
The training is designed to help teach about the truth of abortion, while being sensitive to the needs of women and men dealing with abortion.
Ministry to host session for parents of persons with disabilities on Oct. 28
The Ministry with Persons with Disabilities will host an informational session for parents of a child or adult with a disability from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Conference Room of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Four presentations will be made in English and Spanish. Speaking will be attorney Leah Gagn, who will talk about guardianship and conservatorship; Sean DiGiovanni and Marti Johnson, who will discuss special needs trusts; and Connie Zienkewicz from Families Together. A question and answer period will follow.
Reservations may be made by calling (316) 269-3900 ext. 143 or 157. Those who speak Spanish may call the Office of Hispanic Ministry at (316) 269-3919. Or, email Tom at racunast@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org, Molly at reichenbergerm@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org, or Danny at krugd@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org.
Dominican Sisters annual bazaar Nov. 8
The Dominican Sisters of Peace will host their annual Mission Bazaar from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at their convent located at 3600 Broadway in Great Bend.
Cinnamon rolls will be served in the morning, soup and pie for lunch. Hundreds of handcrafted and homemade items will be available along with drawings for 19 prizes and a silent auction.
Prayer requested on Veteran’s Day Nov. 11
The Frontline Faith Project is sponsoring its third annual “An American Moment” to honor the men and women of the US armed forces.
Part of the event is a moment of silent prayer at noon on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. The prayer is to thank members of the military for their service, to pray for the peaceful repose of those who have died, and for the intentions of those still living.
Calendar to pray for priests or seminarians available at website
Those who wish to pray for the priests of the Diocese of Wichita may visit the Vocations page of CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org.
At the lower right of the page is a small calendar with the name of a priest or a seminarian for which the visitor can pray. The window also contains a Google calendar link to place the calendar on a personal Google calendar, and a link to subscribe or download the calendar.
Diocese leading pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland
The Diocese of Wichita is hosting a pilgrimage the summer of 2016 to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. Registration is now open for pilgrims 16 years old (as of July 1, 2016) and older to join the diocesan group.
The pilgrimage will take place July 18 through Aug. 1, 2016, and will include day trips to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Lagiewniki, St. John Paul II’s childhood home in Wadowice, the Chapel of the Black Madonna in Czestochowa, and all the World Youth Day festivities, including Mass with Pope Francis.
The cost is $3,500, and includes transportation, lodging, most meals, day trips, missionary days in the Diocese of Krakow, and World Youth Day events.
Register online www.CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/Faith or call the Office of Faith Formation at (316) 269-3940. For more information about WYD and our diocesan pilgrimage, visit www.KansasToKrakow.com.
Both IHMs, Carmelites moving forward in their construction efforts
The Diocese of Wichita is blessed to have two orders of religious who are in the process of new construction.
The 22 Sisters of The Immaculate Heart of Mary are working to establish a motherhouse and novitiate on 80 acres near Colwich. The Discalced Carmelite nuns have plans to build a monastery on 20 acres they own at 7445 N. Woodlawn in Wichita.
The Carmelites are currently in the process of building a wall around a temporary monastery on land that will eventually surround a permanent monastery. The seventh annual Benefit Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Friends of the Carmelite Nuns to assist the nuns, is planned for Monday, Oct. 27, at Willowbend Golf Club, 8001 Mulberry Dr., in Wichita.
Two other friends of the Carmelites, Jerry Cornejo and Rick Puslka, are helping the sisters secure the wall around the monastery with gates.
Want to participate in the tournament?
The tournament to support the Carmelites will begin with a shotgun start at noon, Monday, Oct. 27, at Willowbend Golf Club, 8001 Mulberry Dr., in Wichita. The entry fee is $125 per player or $500 per team. The fee includes a sack lunch, greens fee, cart, on-course beverages, and hole competitions. Participants will be playing with diocesan priests and will have an opportunity to win $10,000 in a hole-in-one competition. An awards dinner will follow.
For information contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mary at (316) 721-2312.
Three named to NU board of trustees
WICHITA – Sister Elaine Freund, Donette Alonzo, and the Rev. Michael Simone have joined Newman University’s Board of Trustees, effective Sept. 18.
Sr. Elaine is a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ Communications Team at the ASC Regional Office in St. Louis, Mo. The ASC is the founding sponsor of Newman University. Sister Elaine retired in June 2013 after 41 years as a full-time teacher of English and Theology.
Alonzo is a 1988 graduate of Kansas Newman College and a former Newman University board member. Alonzo most recently served as vice president of Student Affairs at Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kan. She is currently completing her dissertation for a doctorate in education administration in higher education from the University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
Father Simone is interim moderator of the Curia and director of Vocations for the Diocese of Wichita. He was chaplain and director of Campus Ministry at Newman University from 2010 to 2011. Fr. Simone earned a licentiate of sacred theology with an emphasis in spiritual theology in 2008 from the University of St. Thomas Aquino in Rome.