Diocesan news, August 4, 2017

Bishop Kemme's calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme's calendar for the next several weeks.
August
July 31-Aug. 4: Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in St. Louis
Aug. 12: Pope Francis Build II Blessing and Block Party at 10 a.m. at the Chancery
Aug. 12-13: Parish Pastoral visit to St. Maximilian Kolbe, McConnell AFB, Wichita
Aug. 16-17: Jesus Caritas in Salina
Aug. 19: Opening Mass and Commissioning Rite for Summer Catechetical Summit at 9 a.m. at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Aug. 20: Altar dedication and Mass at 11 a.m. St. Rose in Mt. Vernon; NPM Solemn Vespers and Blessing of Musicians at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral
Aug. 24: Private Mass and Blessing of St. Joseph House of Formation
Aug. 26-27: Parish Pastoral visit to St. Anthony in Wichita
Aug. 27: Listening Session 3 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Aug. 31: 11 a.m. matriculation ceremony and opening of school Mass, St. John Chapel, Newman University; listening session 6:30 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Wichita.
September
Sept. 2-3: Parish pastoral visit to St. Joseph in McPherson and St. Bridget in Lindsborg
Sept. 7: Listening session in Spanish, 6:30 p.m. Cathedral
Sept. 11: Listening session for young adult Catholics, 7 p.m. The Loft at River City Brewery, Wichita
October
Oct. 1: Listening session, 3 p.m. Cathedral

Pro-Life workshop Aug. 19 at Cathedral
Those interested in learning how to start a conversation with a pro-choice advocate and keep it productive are invited to Justice For All's workshop at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
The event will be held from 8:45 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, in Good Shepherd Hall. Make reservations at www.jfaweb.org/register or call (316) 683-6426. Visit JFA's website for more information: www.jfaweb.org.

New directors join Wichita WIN Board
Four new members of the board of directors of the Wichita Women's Initiative Network were named to three-year terms July 6.
New to the board are Janelle Conway from Equity Bank, Stephanie Gaskill-Jakub from J.P. Weigand, Nicole Howerton from Howerton+White Integrated Marketing Agency, and Todd Tedesco of the Foulston Siefkin law firm.
Wichita Women's Initiative Network is a non-profit collaborative endeavor that provides women survivors of domestic abuse with educational and employment opportunities that foster healing and self-sufficiency. Since its founding in 1997, it has helped nearly 400 women and their children to emotional and financial independence.

Hooser to speak at Teens for Life meeting
Andy Hooser, host of "The Voice of Reason" on KQAM radio, will speak at a Teens for Life mini-conference to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Kansans for Life, 3301 W. 13th in Wichita.
Hooser will talk about how he survived as a young, pro-life conservative at the event, "Being Pro-Life in the Real World."
Participants will also assemble materials to be handed out by volunteers at the Kansans for Life table at the Kansas State Fair, and end the day with a preview of Justice for All's October event.
Reservations would be appreciated. To do so, call or text 316-806-4791 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Father Spexarth leading trip to Colorado Sept. 5-11
Father Dan Spexarth is leading a bus trip to explore Colorado from Sept. 5-11.
Stops include Denver, Grand Junction, Cañon City, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo.
The cost is $1,329 per person double or $1,639 single. Thirteen meals are included.
For details and reservations call 316-721-4455 or 800-333-0312.

Liturgical musicians' vespers Aug. 20
Liturgical musicians are invited to a Solemn Vespers and Blessing of Liturgical Musicians at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.
A reservation is not necessary but would be appreciated. To make a reservation, visit npm.org.
The event is sponsored by the Wichita Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.

Catholic Advance ‘Teaching the Mass' video over 100K hits
A video produced by the Catholic Advance about five years ago has been seen by over 100,000 visitors.
The video has been accessed from around the world and may be the most popular Catholic Mass explanation on the internet.
Father Ken Van Haverbeke, director of the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, is featured as the priest who celebrates the teaching Mass.
One visitor commented: "I'm Moslem from Malaysia and I'm now learning about the Catholic faith during my free time. Thank you for the video. It gets the message across more easily to a non-believer like me. Your video is very educational."

Seminarian talks about the priesthood
Seminarian Matthew Glazier talks about his seminary experience in a brief video now available at the diocesan Vocations Office page: CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/Vocations.
He is a member of St. Teresa of Avila Parish and lives in Madison.

Bishop Kemme to lead trip to South America
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will lead a trip to South America Jan. 29-Feb. 8.
The trip, "a walk in the footsteps of Pope Francis," will include stops in Lima and Machu Picchu, Peru; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"We were so thrilled when Bishop Kemme agreed to lead this trip as a benefit for Guadalupe Clinic," said Jodi Guillemette, director of Development for Guadalupe Clinic.
"It will be a wonderful spiritual experience. We will see the shrines of South America, walk in the footsteps of Pope Francis, and have the opportunity to have Mass every day with the bishop. We are blessed to have such a kind, giving soul as Bishop Kemme leading our diocese."
The trip includes airfare from anywhere in the country, daily Mass, four- or five-star hotels, all ground transportation, tour guides, entry into all sites, and all breakfasts and dinners.
The cost is $3,850 per person, of which $250 is a tax-deductible donation to the Guadalupe Clinic. For a reservation or more information, call (508) 340-9370 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Hesbergh lecture on Oct. 4 at Newman U.
Cindy S. Bergeman, Ph.D., will talk about "Aging Successfully" at the next Hesburgh Lecture, Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Newman University in Wichita.
Bergeman, professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, will make the presentation at 7 p.m. in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.
It is free and open to the public.
She is a lifespan developmental psychologist who researches stress, resiliency and aging, and behavioral genetics as part of her work at Notre Dame.

First Saturday Aug. 5
Saturday, Aug. 5, is the first Saturday of August.
Our Lady of Fatima made a promise regarding those who make a First Five Saturdays Devotion: "I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation" all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the First Saturday of five successive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the 15 mysteries of the rosary.
The other conditions that must be fulfilled are confession, Holy Communion, a rosary, and a 15-minute meditation. Those making the devotion are allowed eight days to fulfill Our Lady's requests.
Details are available at TheMostHolyRosary.com or Rosary-Center.org.

Pro-life ministry offering ‘pill kills' DVD free of charge
Physicians prescribe the pill to many young women to regulate monthly cycles, lessen cramping, or to control acne.
But the life and health threatening side effects from taking the pill are not worth it, according to the West Sedgwick County Chapter of Right to Life of Kansas.
The chapter is offering a free DVD, "The Pill Kills Symposium," that explains the problems associated with the pill.
For free copy of the DVD, send an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and address, or call Carolyn at 316-531-2227. For more information or to watch the DVD online, visit ThePillKills.org and click on "2012 National Symposium" box on the left of the home page.

Want to pray the Angelus with others?
The Angelus, a commemoration of the Incarnation, is available online at tinyurl.com/noonangelus.
It features windows from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.

Please remember our priests in your prayers
The Diocese of Wichita has a necrology, a listing of our deceased priests of the diocese online.
The necrology is arranged by months and includes the names of priests who died that month.
The faithful are invited to visit the page at CatholicDioceseOf Wichita.org and clicking on "Find A Parish." The "Necrology" link is on the right side of the parish listing home page.

The pope's intention for this month
Here are Pope Francis' prayer intentions for this month:
Artists: That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

Next Catholic Advance
The next Catholic Advance print date is Friday, Aug. 18.
To advertise, call 316-269-3968 or visit CatholicAdvance.org.

Several ‘last chance' Masses now available
There are now several late Sunday Masses in Wichita, including two in Spanish, for those who hit the snooze button one too many times:
5 p.m.: Holy Savior
5:15 p.m.: Blessed Sacrament
6 p.m.: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; St. Anne, en español
6:30 p.m.: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, en español
7 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU
9 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is offering the 6 p.m. Sunday Mass through the summer. It may continue depending on attendance.

Struggling with same sex attractions?
Have you had these feelings for so long…keeping them hidden, afraid to speak out? Where do you go now?
The Diocese of Wichita offers spiritual support and fellowship for men and women with same sex attractions who are striving to live chaste lives.
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Office of Marriage and Family Life at (316) 685-5240.

Struggling with pornography?
Those who are struggling with pornography and need spiritual help may contact a priest of the Diocese of Wichita for help.
To do so, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . "Our Lord always provides a means to overcome sin!," the priest says.

Catholic seniors invited to Bible study at Reflection Ridge
Catholic adults are invited to a video-based Catholic Bible study for seniors on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Reflection Ridge, 2300 N. Tyler Road in Wichita.
For more information, call 316-721-0500.

Looking for a Mass?
Going on vacation and looking for a church? Check out www.masstimes.org. You'll need an area or a Zip Code.