Kansas bishops tape election topics for consideration before election on Nov. 4

The four bishops of Kansas have videotaped “Election-Year Reflections,” four topics for the faithful to consider before the next general election Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Bishop Carl A. Kemme
Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s topic is religious freedom. “Make no mistake: religious freedom is under attack,” he says. “There are no tanks in the streets, and no one is being arrested for going to church, but religious freedom is in trouble.”
Throughout the United States, government agencies have started to punish Americans who do not want to participate in same-sex union ceremonies, he says. “There are even places in Kansas where it is now illegal for a Catholic photographer to decline to photograph a same-sex wedding.”
If such situations are allowed to continue, Bishop Kemme adds, this generation will pass on “a much-diminished America to future generations. That would be a tragedy.”
How can one vote for a candidate, he says, who “believes that Catholics should not have the freedom to live our faith in our daily life, and thinks that Catholic teaching on the sanctity of all human life and of marriage between a man and a woman is something hateful that needs to be punished by the government…?”

Bishop John B. Brungardt
Bishop John B. Brungardt of the Diocese of Dodge City talks about “Defending Life,” in his video presentation.
“Abortion has become such a partisan, political issue, it is easy for us to forget what is actually at stake,” he says. “Each year in our country more than one million baby boys and girls are destroyed by abortion and their mothers terribly wounded.”
Since 1973, over 55 million lives have been “intentionally and legally extinguished” by abortion, Bishop Brungardt says.
“It is difficult to accept that evil of this magnitude could be happening in our very midst, but it is. We cannot go about our lives treating this as just another political issue to be argued about by politicians. Imagine any other scenario where one million innocent human beings would be killed in a year and then consider what our reaction would be.”

Abp. Joseph Naumann
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City and Kansas discusses marriage in his presentation.
“Our Lord, in his teaching about marriage, references the original biblical description of marriage found in the book of Genesis. The understanding of marriage being a covenant of love between one man and one woman was not an arbitrary contrivance of premodern human beings. It was inscribed into the complementary nature of the male and female bodies and it is an important part of God’s plan for humanity.”
Abp. Naumann said he never thought when he was ordained a priest 40 years ago that the definition of marriage between one man and one woman would become controversial.
“Over the last several decades, a culture that supported strong marriages as the foundation for vibrant family life has suffered a catastrophic breakdown. Like falling dominoes, our society has lost respect for the sanctity of marriage, for its permanence, for its openness to life, and now for complementarity of the sexes being an essential component of authentic marriage.”
That erosion of respect for marriage has resulted in a divisive, polarizing debate over same-sex marriage, he says.
“The culture has become increasingly hostile – not towards those who want to redefine the most fundamental of all human institutions – but towards those who simply are striving to preserve the notion of marriage as it has been understood for millennia across a wide variety of cultures.”
Abp. Naumann added that democracies can only thrive and survive if they have a “virtuous citizenry.”

Bishop Edward Weisenburger
Bishop Edward Weisenburger, of the Diocese of Salina, talked about usury in his video presentation. Usury is the practice of lending money at unreasonably high interest rates.
The poor, the targets of the so-called “payday loans,” are often times not looked upon with the dignity and kindness that Jesus urges in his teachings and parables, he says.
“While good sincere people can have differing ideas on the best way to help the poor, a genuine concern for the most vulnerable among us is essential for anyone who would claim Christ as their Savior,” he said. “In light of this truth, our concern for the poor must have a real impact on our decisions, our politics, economics, and our culture.”
Some practices are plainly harmful to the poor and contrary to the teachings of Christ, Bishop Weisenburger said.
“We see usury condemned throughout the scriptures as it involves the rich growing richer by demanding an unjust interest rate on the very ones who are least able to pay,” he said.
As recently as 1965, every state in our nation had laws against usury as it relates to consumer loans, he added. “In recent years, however, things have changed – and they’ve changed for the worse. This teaching on usury has been forgotten or ignored and laws regulating it have been watered down or quietly repealed.”
The practice is “thriving in our own backyard,” Bishop Weisenburger said. “The business practices of the payday loan industry take advantage of the financial vulnerability of low income Americans. This runs entirely contrary to our obligation to show special concern for the poor and vulnerable.”
People stuck in these situations become desperate, he said adding that it’s as if the person taking out a loan is being set up to fail from the start.
“Please give careful, personal thought to selecting candidates who demonstrate an authentic desire to help the poor and those on the margins of society,” Bishop Weisenburger says. “Being a responsible father is one of the ways we put our faith into action.”

Want to view the videos?
The videos are online at www.YouTube.com/user/KSCatholicConference.

Wichita Saints Special Olympics Young Athletes program needs participants

The Holy Family Special Needs Foundation and the Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, who sponsors the Wichita Saints, a Special Olympics Team for athletes aged 8 years of age and older, is sponsoring a Special Olympics program for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities between the ages of 2 and 7.
Young Athletes is an innovative sports play program designed to introduce children with disabilities to the world of sports, prior to Special Olympics eligibility for competition at age 8.
The program is designed to engage children in developmentally appropriate play activities to foster physical, cognitive, and social development, welcome family members to Special Olympics, and raise awareness through inclusive peer participation, demonstration, and other events. Parents receive a kit of materials and an activity guide in order to work on the skills at home.
The foundation and the ministry adds a Catholic identity to the program. Families gather for group activities led by volunteers. The evening begins and ends with prayer. Families will have an opportunity to build community while their children are engaged. Faith formation activities for the children and attendance at Mass as a group will be offered.
The Young Athletes meets every two weeks on Wednesdays from 6:55 to 8 p.m. in the St. Joseph Parish gymnasium, Wichita.
For more information or to enroll, contact the Office of the Ministry with Persons with Disabilities at (316) 269-3900 ext. 143 or email racunast@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org.

Bishop Kemme’s calendar

Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next month.
Oct. 18: Private Mass Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa
Oct. 18-19: Parish pastoral visit to Mother of God Parish in Oswego
Oct. 19: Diocesan Anniversary Mass at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Wichita
Oct. 20-23: Clergy Conference with priests of the diocese
Oct. 27-29: Ascension Leadership Convocation
Oct. 31: Curia Day of Recollection
Oct. 31-Nov. 2: Conception Seminary visit
Nov. 6-8: Mt. St. Mary Seminary visit
Nov. 9-13: USCCB Fall Plenary Assembly meeting

Diocesan news, October 17, 2014

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 jcdahlgr@twgfirm.com 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.

Spiritual Life Center news, October 17, 2014

Book of Revelation to be explained in a three-part series at the SLC
By Dusty Gates
The Book of Revelation captures a lot of attention from a wide variety of people. That is a good thing.
What’s not such a good thing is that what the book contains is often distorted. Its beautiful and sometimes terrible imagery is misapplied in confusing and distracting ways by the imaginations of those who read it – or, worse yet, who have never read it but still like to quote bits and pieces!
Rapture theorists, for instance, use the book to support their beliefs about the end times. The book of Revelation, however, has nothing to do with the so-called rapture. “Revelation” and “apocalypse” refer rather to an unveiling – a dramatic action by God to show us realities about himself, ourselves, and his plan for creation, which had previously been obscured.
In a three-week series beginning Oct. 21, Dusty Gates will argue that the Apocalypse is not simply one moment that will occur in the future, but, in fact, five different, yet intimately related, “apocalypses” in history, each of which introduces us to God in a new way.
The Book of Revelation is not a description of future events, but rather a spiritual glimpse into realities that we have already experienced, experience now, and will eventually experience perfectly in heaven.
The book teaches us not only about what will happen to the world at the end of time, but also what we have already been given, and how we should be living in that reality now in the life of the church.
Gates is assistant program director for the Spiritual Life Center.
The class meets for three consecutive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The registration fee is $15. Visit www.SLCWichita.org or call (316) 744-0167 to register.

Marriage enrichment retreat Oct. 24-25 at Spiritual Life Center
A mini-retreat on Marriage Enrichment will be held Friday evening, Oct. 24, through Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25, at the Spiritual Life Center. The retreat is designed to help couples reflect on and renew the important components of their marriages.
Couples will enjoy a social hour and dinner on Friday evening along with conferences and prayer. Saturday’s schedule includes Mass, more conferences, dialogue, and quiet time. The retreat ends at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Couples may stay overnight or commute.
The cost is $60 per couple with donations accepted for overnight room rates. Or couples may attend one day of the retreat for $30. Reservations can be made on line at www.slcwichita.org or by calling (316) 744-0167.

Youth and school news, October 17, 2014

8th grade Curriculum Fair at BCCHS Nov. 7
WICHITA – A Curriculum Fair for eighth graders will be hosted by Bishop Carroll Catholic High School from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 7.
The fair introduces prospective students to BCCHS. Sessions will highlight activities, clubs, curriculum, and the responsibilities of high school students at BCCHS. The fair will begin at 8 a.m. with Mass.
All eighth grade students are invited. If an eighth grader would like to participate, and is not currently enrolled in one of the Catholic grade schools, call the school’s counseling office at 729-5278. The reservation deadline is Oct. 24.

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.

Book fair to benefit Catholic schools Saturday, Nov. 8
The seventh annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the store located at 1920 N. Rock Rd. in Wichita.
The book fair will benefit participating Catholic schools. To help the schools, mention the book fair at checkout and a percentage of the sale will go towards purchasing books for the schools. Other fundraising activities will be held in the store.
Participating schools include All Saints, Christ the King, Holy Savior, St. Anne, St. Cecilia, St. Joseph, St. Jude, St. Margaret Mary, St. Patrick, all of Wichita; Holy Name in Coffeyville, Holy Name in Winfield, St. Mary in Newton, and Sacred Heart in Arkansas City.

Catholic Charities news, October 17, 2014

Charities’ outreach making a difference
Office in St. Anthony/St. Rose building reaching out to community
After a study last year identified Sumner County as an area particularly struggling with unemployment, financial difficulties, and other social problems, Catholic Charities, a ministry of the Diocese of Wichita, contacted Father Lawrence Carney, then pastor of St. Anthony/St. Rose parish, and the Wellington Ministerial Alliance to establish an outreach program in an attempt to address the challenges.
After receiving support from the community, Charities began a search for an outreach office manager that would help families and individuals with emergency financial assistance and offer services to help stabilize and strengthen families in crisis.
Debra Reed was hired about a year ago on a part-time basis to direct an outreach office located in donated space in the St. Anthony/St. Rose Parish Center that is open from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Catholic Charities and the diocese provides the case manager’s salary, office equipment, and in-office expenses. Members of St. Anthony/St. Rose parish and St. Martin of Tours parish in Caldwell have a monthly collection to help provide funds for the case manager’s work.  Several other churches in Wellington have committed themselves to support the office financially.
“I have found the Catholic Charities office a real asset personally,” said Father Dwight Birket, pastor. “In the past there was a constant stream of people looking for, mainly, financial assistance, but now I have a place to refer them for immediate and long-term ways to address their needs in a professional way.  It is making a difference in Sumner County.”
In addition to providing emergency financial assistance, the Wellington office offers:
• Financial literacy classes including budgeting
• Healthy relationship education and skill building for teens and singles
• Parenting classes
• Limited emergency food parcels
• CA$H program with matched savings
The Catholic Charities office in Wellington is located at 217 North C Street, in the St. Anthony/St. Rose Church parish office. Contact Debbie Reed at (620) 440-7861 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Jodi Guillemette named development director for the Guadalupe Clinic
Jodi Guillemette has been named director of Development for the Guadalupe Clinic, a ministry of the Diocese of Wichita.
“Ever since the untimely passing of Sister Kathleen Regan and Executive Director Marlene Dreiling, we have been operating without having this important function staffed,” said clinic Executive Director David Gear.
“Sister and Marlene will always be missed, but we are buoyed up by the selection of Jodi to fill the important development position. In the interim, we have been blessed to have strong leadership via the clinic board of directors and energetic volunteers who have bridged the gap in exemplary fashion.”
Like most jobs at the clinic, the director of Development’s responsibilities are broad. Guillemette’s duties include nurturing and development of existing and new donors, managing the grant process, and identifying sources of revenue to help carry the organization into the future. An immediate function occupying her attention will be the 2015 Midwest Winefest, the clinic’s largest single fundraiser in support of the Guadalupe Health Foundation – the planning of which is already under way.
Guillemette, who has extensive and successful fundraising and project and event management experience from Wichita Collegiate School and St. Vincent de Paul Parish, will also be involved in the clinic’s strategic planning process. 
An experienced volunteer, she co-chaired the AFP Mid-America Conference on Fundraising in 2013 and has been an avid volunteer in many roles within the Diocese of Wichita, Habitat for Humanity, The Lord’s Diner, and other organizations.
She is a certified fundraising executive and a cum laude graduate of Baker University. She and her husband are residents of Benton.

Protest of OKC satanic event transforms into demonstration of love of Jesus

A massive gathering initially intended to protest a satanic service Sept. 21 in Oklahoma City instead became a demonstration of love of the Eucharist.
Thousands of Catholics from Oklahoma, Kansas, and other states participated in a rally of the Catholic faith with prayers, Eucharistic processions, and demonstrations, led by the local archbishop who emphasized God’s love and mercy.
“We are gathered as witnesses to hope at a time when darkness seems to be gaining ground both here and around the world,” Archbishop Paul Coakley said that afternoon in his homily for a Holy Hour at Oklahoma City’s St. Francis of Assisi Church. It is estimated that more than 2,000 attended.
“We know that Christ is victorious! He has conquered Satan. He has destroyed the reign of sin and the power of death through his holy Cross and glorious Resurrection,” he said.
Archbishop Coakley described the black mass as a blasphemous and sacrilegious ritual. “They acknowledge the Real Presence of the Lord Jesus, not to adore him, but only to mock and to scorn in hatred.”
The former priest of the Diocese of Wichita told the faithful, who began gathering hours before, “We are not here, however, to protest. Let us put aside, for the moment, our outrage. We are here to praise and to adore. We are here to give thanks for the gift of our faith and the priceless treasure of the Lord’s abiding presence with us in the Sacrament of His Body and Blood.”
Bishop Carl A. Kemme, who led five bus loads from the Diocese of Wichita, said he was proud and honored to join the thousands of people and Archbishop Coakley, Oklahoma City Archbishop Emeritus Eusebius Beltran, and Bishop Edward Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa, “to pray before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament as a response to the blasphemous black mass that was to take place that evening in the civic center.
“It was a moving experience to see so many come together in prayer,” he said Tuesday. “I was enormously proud of the hundreds from our own diocese who made the pilgrimage there to be present, as well as knowing of the many others who in their parish churches and homes were in solidarity with us as well. I want to thank you all for this profound witness in honor of our Eucharistic Lord.”
Bonnie Toombs, director of the diocesan Respect Life and Social Justice Office, said she was grateful for Bishop Kemme’s leadership and described the experience in Oklahoma City as amazing. “On Sunday, as we knelt on the asphalt parking lot praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet, I had a feeling of God leading me to an even greater conversion.”
Archbishop Coakley said we were witnesses to hope, she said, “and I really feel like that is what we are called to be, now more than ever. There can be an overwhelming sense of the culture of death taking over, but in reality, the light of Christ is everywhere, we just have to help others see it.”
Toombs added, “As a Eucharistic people, we must become more actively involved in our communities to be authentic witnesses each and every moment of our day in our families, at our work and throughout our communities.”
This article was compiled with contributions from CNA/EWTN News.

More than 2,000 Catholics process through the streets of Oklahoma City Sept. 21 as part of a eucharistic Holy Hour led by Archbishop Paul S. Coakley at St. Francis of Assisi Church. The Oklahoma archbishop celebrated the Holy Hour in response to a Satanic "black mass" held the same day in a downtown arena. (CNS photo / Archdiocese of Oklahoma City)

Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Wichita next week for two days

Black Madonna on tour in the United States
The icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna, will make a stop in the Diocese of Wichita Oct. 9-10 as part of its ocean to ocean pilgrimage away from its home in Poland.
The icon will initially visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Broadway and Central in Wichita for a noon Mass celebrated by Bishop Carl A. Kemme on Thursday, Oct. 9.
It will be put in a place of honor in the Cathedral until about 2:45 p.m. when it will be moved to a A Better Choice, a Catholic crisis pregnancy resource center, until 5 p.m. A Better Choice is located at 3007 E. Central in Wichita. The faithful are invited to come and witness and pray outdoors, if weather permits. At 5 p.m. the Black Madonna will be moved to the abortion clinic at 5107 E. Kellogg in Wichita, for about an hour.
The icon, which is about 48 by 32 inches, will then be returned to the Cathedral for a 7 p.m. Mass celebrated by Father Peter West, a priest who travels with the icon. The Black Madonna will be on display in the Cathedral for veneration until midnight. A farewell to the icon will follow the 8 a.m. Mass on Friday, Oct. 10.
“I wanted the diocese to be part of this tour of the icon in defense of life because the sanctity and dignity of life is challenged on many levels,” said Bonnie Toombs, director of the diocesan Office of Respect Life and Social Justice. “The icon has several miracles attributed to her, so perhaps we can end abortion within our diocese with her grace. The icon visit will allow us the opportunity to be public witness through prayer.
“The promotion of the culture of life demands formation, education, and witness,” she said. “John Paul II taught us that the world has become a battlefield between the culture of life and that of death. A battle demands armor and preparation. The Crusade for Life necessarily requires formation.”

Bishop Kemme’s calendar

Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next month.
Oct. 5: St. Anthony in Wichita Annual Parish Mass and picnic, Life Chain
Oct. 7: Daily Mass at St. James, Augusta
Oct. 9: Noon Mass for traveling icon at Cathedral, Prospective Seminarian Evening at the bishop’s residence
Oct. 11: Serra Club Region IX Convention speaker and Mass celebrant
Oct. 14-16: Good Leaders Good Shepherd
Oct. 18: Private Mass Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa
Oct. 18-19: Parish pastoral visit to Mother of God Parish in Oswego
Oct. 19: Diocesan Anniversary Mass at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Oct. 20-23: Clergy conference with priests of the diocese
Oct. 27-29: Ascension Leadership Convocation
Oct. 31: Curia Day of Recollection
Oct. 31-Nov. 2: Conception Seminary visit

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