Diocesan news, February 16, 2018

Bishop Kemme makes two priest assignments
Bishop Carl A. Kemme has announced the assignments of two priests:
The Rev. Andrew E. Heiman, Pastor, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Wichita, Kansas, effective, Feb. 27, 2018
The Rev. Michael M. Simone, Administrator, St. Joseph, Wichita, Kansas, without prejudice to being Diocesan Chancellor and Director of St. Joseph House of Formation, effective, Feb. 13, 2018
The canonical law term “without prejudice” means with changes to the current assignment.

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next several weeks.
Feb. 15-16: Jesus Caritas at St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison
Feb. 17: Rite of Election at Cathedral at 10 a.m.; Catholic Men’s Conference Mass at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School
Feb. 18: Rite of Election at Cathedral at 2:30 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 21: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes in Pittsburg
Feb. 22: Regional priest meeting at Our Lady of Lourdes in Pittsburg
Feb. 24: Mass and luncheon for consecrated religious at the Cathedral; Confirmation Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. Francis in St. Paul
Feb. 25: Confirmation Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours in Caldwell; Catholic Charities Cruise Night at Hyatt Regency
Feb. 28: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi in Wichita
March 2: Mass for Serra Club Vocation Day at Church of the Magdalen in Wichita at 9:45 a.m. March 3: Mass and Dinner for Persons with Disabilities, their families and caregivers at Blessed Sacrament at 5:15 p.m.
March 4: Confirmation Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony/St. Rose in Wellington
March 5-7: Recently Ordained Priest Retreat at Spiritual Life Center, Wichita
March 7: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia in Haysville
March 8-10: Conception Seminary visit and Board of Regents meeting
March 11: Closing Mass for DCYC at DoubleTree Hilton at 10 a.m.; New rectory blessing at St. Joseph in Ost
March 13: Regional Priest meeting at Spiritual Life Center, Wichita
March 14: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc in Harper County
March 15: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph in Andale
March 16: Regional Priest meeting at Spiritual Life Center, Wichita

Padre Pio relics to stop in diocese on April 13
Relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina will visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita on Friday, April 13.
They are on tour as part of a 50th commemoration anniversary of Padre Pio’s death.
The relics that will be available for veneration include a glove, crests of his wounds, cotton gauze with St. Pio’s bloodstains, a lock of his hair, his mantle, and St. Pio’s handkerchief with sweat just hours before he died.
Details about the visit are being finalized and will be announced later.
The event is being coordinated by the Saint Pio Foundation of New Rochelle, New York.

Daniel Plan begins Wednesday at the St. Joe Pastoral Center
The next four-week session of the Daniel Plan begins Wednesday, Feb. 21.
The healthy lifestyle course will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. in the St. Joseph Pastoral Center at 437 N. Topeka in Wichita.
The sessions will focus on faith and how God is the power and the energy behind all transformational change – including making the lifestyle choices necessary to become healthy. The Daniel Plan emphasizes that it is through God’s power that people change, gaining strength from being rooted and grounded in his love.
The cost is $10. To register, call 316-685-5240 or mail $10 to the Office of Marriage and Family Life, 437 N. Topeka Wichita, KS 67202.

Holy Family Camp set for June 11-14
Applications for Holy Family Camp will be available in early March.
Holy Family Camp is an annual, week-long summer spiritual experience for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Campers enjoy a week of prayer, Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a variety of lessons, music, swimming, games, crafts, special events – and friends.
A volunteer staff travels from throughout the diocese to participate in the event sponsored by the Ministry With Persons With Disabilities.
A previous camper, Hannah Metcalfe, says she enjoys sleeping in the cabins, having her own “buddy,” swimming, dancing, and getting to meet other campers.
“I like the talent show and I got to sing with my boyfriend last summer,” she said, adding that her favorite meal is “all of them!”

Mass for People with Disabilities March 3
The 4th Annual Mass for People with Disabilities, their families and caregivers, will be celebrated Saturday, March 3, in Blessed Sacrament Church, located at 124 N. Roosevelt in Wichita.
A dinner will immediately follow. A free will offering will be accepted for the meal. The Faithful Flock Band will entertain, and activities will be available for children.
For reservations contact Rosemary Brooks at dbrooks66@cox.net or 316-686-4422.

Bike camp for disabled children in July
A bike camp will be offered this summer to help persons with disabilities learn how to ride a bicycle.
The iCan Bike Camp, for persons eight years and older, will be hosted July 16-18 in Wichita by the Independent Living Resources Center.
To register for the camp or for more information, visit www.ilrcks.org, call Cindi at 316-942-6300, ext. 222, or email her at cunruh@ilrcks.org.

JayDoc fundraiser set for Feb. 17 at Botanica
WICHITA – The JayDoc Community Clinic is hosting a fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Lotus Room at Botanica.
The student run clinic, associated with the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, was founded in 2005 and provides affordable healthcare to medically underserved patients and gives medical and pharmacy students hands-on clinical experience. JayDoc students also assist the Guadalupe Clinic, a diocesan health ministry.
For reservations visit kuendowment.org/jaydocbanquet, or call 316-293-2607.

Marriage enrichment series begins Feb. 22
A marriage enrichment series will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on four consecutive Thursdays beginning Feb. 22 in the Youth Room at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Andover.
The four-session series, which ends March 15, is designed to provide couples with practical tools to enhance and improve their relationships.
The program was created by the Gottman Institute to summarize their decades of research and to guide couples on the path of what actually works in relationships.
Couples will discuss friendship, fondness, and admiration; romance and intimacy; managing conflict, and solving problems, among other topics.
Couples not yet married, engaged couples, and married couples are invited. Lisa Butler, a licensed therapist at Cana Counseling, Catholic Charities, will lead the classes.
The cost is $100 per couple. To register call 316-264-8344 ext. 1317 or sign up at the church.

Seminarian talks about the priesthood
Seth Arnold, a fourth year college seminarian, talks about seminary life in a video now available at the diocesan website.
“When I tell people I’m a seminarian studying to be a Catholic priest, I get a wide range of reactions,” he says.
The video is available at CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/vocations.
Arnold is a member of Holy Spirit Parish in Goddard.

Susan Peters to speak at fundraiser April 6
Wichita television personality Susan Peters will be the guest speaker at the Sarah’s Hope Foundation’s 17th annual dinner and silent auction Friday, April 6, at St. Jude Hall, 3030 N. Amidon in Wichita.
Father Jim Mainzer and seminarian Andy Beaugelsdijk will be guests of honor at the event.
The doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner by Ray’s Catering begins at 6:30. The cost is $20 per person. A silent auction will also be held.
For reservations, to be a sponsor, or to donate to the auction may call 316-209-5029.