Guadalupe Clinic nets $50,000 from ball game
Bishop Carl A. Kemme tossed the ceremonial first pitch at the 26th Guadalupe Clinic annual baseball fundraiser Sunday June 22 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita. Bishop Kemme joined Dr. James Loeffler, the event’s chairman, and the clinic’s chairman of the board Richard Kerschen, to receive a ceremonial check for $50,000.
“The generosity of individuals is inspiring,” Dr. Loeffler said. “When they hear about the mission of the clinic and the difference it makes in so many lives, they line up to help.”
The event is in its 26th year. Although the Wichita Wingnuts attempted to come from behind, they lost 13-10 to the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks.
This year’s fundraiser sponsors were Cessna Employees Credit Union, Donovan Auto and Truck Center, House of Schwan, Intrust Bank, Dr. and Mrs. James Loeffler, and the Via Christi Foundation.
Bishop appoints priests to temporary posts
Bishop Carl A. Kemme has appointed Fathers John Lanzrath and Michael Simone to temporary positions in the diocesan Curia in the wake of Monsignor Robert Hemberger’s retirement June 11.
“I have decided to delay appointing a vicar general/moderator of the curia for a long-term assignment until sometime in 2015, allowing me more time to reflect on the position and the person I will choose to fill it,” Bishop Kemme wrote in a June 26 letter to the priests of the Diocese of Wichita and the Curia. “Until then I have set in place a provisional leadership team which will assist me in the daily operation of the diocese.”
In addition to his duties as chancellor of the diocese, Fr. Lanzrath will serve on a provisional team as vicar general. His duties will include chairing the bishop’s council, serving as diocesan liaison to Via Christi Health System, and supervising the Office of Communications and the Catholic Advance.
Father Mike Simone, in addition to his duties as vocations director and vice chancellor, has agreed to serve on the provisional team as moderator of the Curia. Father Simone will take on the additional duties as liaison to Newman University and as chairman of the board of the Catholic Care Center.
As a result of their appointments, which were effective July 1, Fathers Lanzrath and Simone will be voting members of the Presbyteral Council and the College of Consultors.
“I will be personally involved in the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities as well as supervisor to the non-clergy members of the Bishop’s Council,” Bishop Kemme wrote.
Honduran cardinal in Wichita next week for rally in Spanish at Hartman Arena
Will celebrate Mass in English Saturday at OLPH
Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, will be in Wichita for an evangelization rally at Hartman Arena in Wichita July 12-13.
The event, which will be in Spanish, will open with a Mass at 10 a.m., with Cardinal Maradiaga and Bishop Carl A. Kemme concelebrating.
Cardinal Maradiaga, who is fluent in English and several other languages, will participate in a bilingual youth retreat from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 11, at St. Jude Parish in Wichita. The cost for the retreat is $10.
He will celebrate a Mass in English at 4 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 2351 N Market in Wichita.
For details and costs related to the rally at Hartman Arena or for tickets, call the parish at (316) 838-8373 or visit www.rccdewks.org.
In 2005, Cardinal Maradiaga was mentioned as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI. He is the first cardinal from Honduras. On April 13, 2013 he was appointed to coordinate a group of cardinals established by Pope Francis to advise him and to study a plan for revising the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia.
Salina men’s conference Aug. 9 at Mary, Queen of Angels
The third annual Salina Diocese Catholic Men’s Conference will be Saturday, Aug. 9, at St. Mary, Queen of Angels Parish in Salina. The conference is open to all men including high school and college age.
Speakers include Matt Fradd, an Australian Catholic apologist and speaker, who will talk about “The Man Talk” and “Porn: Seven Myths Exposed.”
Deacon Ralph Poyo, founder of New Evangelization Ministries in Steubenville, Ohio, will speak about two topics: “Waging the War of Holiness to Men: Predators to Protectors” and “Authentic Disciples of Jesus Christ.”
The early registration cost, which includes lunch, is $35 for adult men and $15 for high school and college students. Fathers bringing their sons receive a $5 discount. The cost increases $5 after July 28.
The conference begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Bishop Edward Weisenburger will then celebrate Mass. To register, go to www.salinadiocese.org.
Confession and Eucharistic adoration will be available during the event.
Totus Tuus for children with special needs July 28-31 at SLC
A special session of Totus Tuus will be offered this summer for children between the ages of 6 and 13 with moderate to severe disabilities.
Current Totus Tuus team members will be trained for the special session which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 28, through Thursday, July 31, at the Spiritual Life Center.
To enroll, go to www.catholicdioceseofwichita.org, click on “Offices and Ministries,” and then on “Totus Tuus”; call the Office of the Ministry with Persons with Disabilities at (316) 269-3900; or email racunast@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org.
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Two win gift cards as part of Stay Connected
Theresa Doan a member of Church of the Magdalen and her youth minister, Christopher Roth, won $100 Target gift cards as part of a drawing among those who submitted names of graduating high school seniors as part of the diocesan Office of Faith Formation’s Stay Connected Campaign.
Names received as of May 31 were a part of the drawing. Stay Connected cards and information are still being accepted by the Office of Faith Formation throughout the summer. To submit names, visit CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/faith and click on “College & Young Adults.”