Diocesan news, September 1, 2017

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next month.
Sept. 2-3: Parish pastoral visit to St. Joseph in McPherson and St. Bridget in Lindsborg
Sept. 7: Presbyteral Council; Spanish Listening Session at the Cathedral at 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 11: Listening Session, Theology on Tap: social at 7 p.m., session at 8.
Sept. 14: Red Mass at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral, Wichita
Sept. 15-18: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri
Sept. 19-30: Diocesan pilgrimage
Oct. 1: Listening Session (in English) at the Cathedral at 3 p.m.
Oct. 7: Listening Session at Holy Cross in Hutchinson at 10 a.m.; Sacred Heart, Cunningham, church rededication and altar consecration at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Diocesan Anniversary Mass at 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral, Wichita

Domestic violence workshop Oct. 6
Harbor House Community Advocacy Coordinator Julie O’Neill will be the keynote presenter at a community workshop on domestic violence myths and legacies from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas.
The Mental Health Association is located at 555 N. Woodlawn, suite 3105, in Wichita.
The presentation is designed to help professionals better navigate around social myths related to domestic violence to create a fuller understanding of survivors’ individual life experiences.
Workshop participants will learn to define and identify domestic violence dynamics, generational impact, and to recognize local domestic violence resources.
For more information, contact Cynthia Henson at 316-651-1249 or Cynthia.henson@mhasck.org.

Doubles tennis tournament to benefit four Catholic schools
The 4th annual “Aces for Academics” Doubles Tennis Tournament will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Genesis Health Club, 1551 N. Rock Road, in Wichita.
The cost is $60 per player and is open to all levels of players, except professionals. Registration closes Sept. 20.
Proceeds will benefit the school libraries of Holy Savior Catholic Academy, St. Joseph Catholic School, St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, and St. Patrick Catholic School.
For more information contact DeAnn White at 316-680-5486 or at deann13@cox.net.

Wichita WIN to celebrate 20th anniversary Oct. 13
Wichita Women’s Initiative Network is celebrating its 20th anniversary Friday, Oct. 13, with an open house and a special fundraiser.
The open house, to be held until noon, will follow a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting for the newly refurbished Wichita WIN facility at 510 E. Third in Wichita. Speakers at the ceremony will include Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett, and representatives of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Wichita WIN’s Platinum 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita. The casual fundraiser will include food stations and an open bar, a silent auction of many fine gift baskets, a wine pull, and music by popular local band, Annie Up.
Tickets for the celebration are $75 each. Reserved tables are $750. Tickets may be ordered online at wichitawin.org/win-20th-event. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Wichita WIN program, sponsored by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.
Wichita WIN provides women survivors of domestic abuse with educational and employment opportunities fostering healing and self-sufficiency. Since its founding in 1997, Wichita WIN has helped nearly 200 women and their children to emotional and financial independence.
Want to help or want a ticket?
For tickets, to donate auction items, or for sponsorship information, contact Amber Beck or Judy Conkling at Wichita WIN, 316-262-3960.

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.

Support group for those who’ve had abortions Sept. 17
A Hope Lives monthly support group for women who have experienced an abortion will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
Confidentiality is strictly respected at all times. For more information contact 316 269-HOPE (4673).

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 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 Anthony@proximotravel.com.

Fr. Max Biltz leading pilgrimage June 1-10
Father Maximilian Biltz is planning to lead a pilgrimage to Spain June 1-10.
Those interested in accompanying him to the many holy sites and shrines from Lisbon to Barcelona may call 855-842-8001 or visit Tinyurl.com/BiltzTrip.

First Saturday Sept. 2
Saturday, Sept. 2, is the first Saturday of September.
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.

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.

The next Catholic Advance Sept. 15
The next Catholic Advance print date is Friday, Sept. 15.
To advertise, call 316-269-3968 or visit CatholicAdvance.org.

Carmelite Nuns golf benefit on Sept. 25
The 10th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Diocese of Wichita will be held Monday, Sept. 25. The nuns hope to use the funds to complete a concrete wall around the monastery.
The event will start at noon at the Willowbend Golf Club, 8001 E. Mulberry Dr. in Wichita. The cost is $125 per player or $500 per team. Lunch, dinner, green fees, and a cart are included.
For information contact Jeff at jcdahlgr@twgfirm.com. For more information about the nuns contact Jerry at 316-305-3051.

Many ‘last chance’ Masses now available
There are now several late Sunday Masses in Wichita, including three in Spanish:
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; St. Patrick, en español
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.