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Upcoming Events in the Diocese of Wichita

Unprotected: A Pope, the Pill, and the Perils of Sexual Chaos  - October 20 - 21
A new documentary about Humanae Vitae will be shown at Newman University Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21.
The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Performance Hall. A free will offering at the door will be accepted with a suggested donation of $5. For more about the film, visit UnprotectedMovie.com.

White Mass - October 21
A White Mass for doctors, nurses, and other health-care professionals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Chapel of the Sorrowful Mother at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita. Bishop Carl A. Kemme will celebrate the Mass.

Mass for Life - October 27
Bishop Kemme to celebrate Mass for Life and lead a Eucharistic Procession at abortion clinic, 5107 E. Kellogg on Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. All are invited to come and pray for those who have lost their lives to abortion and for an end to abortion.

Healing Mass - October 28
Bishop Kemme will celebrate a Mass for Healing at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The Mass is for physical and spiritual, emotional, and physical ills. Regarding the healing Mass, God’s answer might not be what is hoped for or expected, no matter how many times someone prays for healing. God will answer in his own time in and in mysterious ways, people should come with a healthy approach to healing. After all, Jesus may have brought Lazarus back from the dead, but Lazarus still had to meet his fate eventually. Part of healing is the ability to be at peace with whatever happens, and feeling God’s presence along the way.

Listening For Peace - October 30
At 7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 3735 E. Douglas Ave. in Wichita, gather with other Christians to worship the One who calls us to be instruments of peace. This is the fourth Listening for Peace worship service, bringing together Catholics and Protestants at hosting churches in the Wichita area for worship and more.

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The Catholic Diocese of Wichita was erected in 1887 from the Diocese of Leavenworth. The document establishing the Wichita diocese was issued by Pope Leo XIII. At that time there were 16 priests in charge of churches, and 23 churches attended as missions and nine parochial schools.

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Excellence in our Catholic Schools

As the second largest school system in Sedgwick County and the ninth largest in Kansas, the 39 Catholic schools of the Diocese of Wichita serve nearly 11,000 students in both urban and rural areas. What distinguishes Catholic schools is our mission to form disciples of Jesus Christ. This formation is fostered daily by teachers, prayer, worship, infusion of religious values into curriculum and activities, and apostolic service.

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Training and Formation, Resources, Events and Retreats...

The mission of the Office of Faith Formation is to provide resources, training, policy guidance and oversight for catechetical, missionary and youth ministries for children, youth and young adults ages preschool through college in parishes and institutions throughout the diocese in a non-school setting.

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Responding to Christ’s call to feed the hungry.

The Lord’s Diner, an office of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, provides a meal seven days a week, 365 days a year. The mission is achieved in a spirit of compassion and respect through cooperative efforts with people of all faiths, businesses and organizations in the community by gifts of time, talent and treasure.

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