Parish news

St. Bridget Parish making plans for centennial Oct. 24-25
St. Bridget Catholic Church, Scammon, is preparing for its centennial Oct. 24 and 25.
Visiting and reminiscing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the parish hall. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday by Bishop Michael O. Jackels, Father Chrysostom Ah Maung, pastor, and visiting priests. A dinner will follow in the parish hall.
Jesuit Father Philip Colleton founded the Scammonville mission in 1868.
The present church was designed by G. J. Munn of Pittsburg and was modeled after the Holy Cross Chapel at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Its gothic structure is built of Cherryvale pressed red brick with Carthage rock facings and has a steeple which extends to 105 feet above ground level.
Additions and changes are being made to the church. A shrine to Our Lady of Fatima is under construction.
For more information about the centennial visit the church's web site at

Health fair Sept. 19 at St. Margaret Mary
WICHITA – The St. Margaret Mary Parish Nursing Ministry will sponsor a Fall Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Community Room, 2635 S. Pattie.
Over 30 booths are anticipated. Sports physicals will be offered for $25. Other booths include blood glucose and blood pressure checks, dental checks, bone density checks, and many others.

Remembering Church Oct. 8-Nov. 19 at SVDP
ANDOVER – Remembering Church, a series designed to invite those who have been away from the church to consider returning to the faith, will begin Oct. 8 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish. The program is offered at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at the church, 123 N. Andover Road.

1959 class from St. Joe, Wichita, hosting reunion Oct. 17
The 1959 8th grade class of St. Joseph Catholic Grade School, Wichita, is hosting a reunion beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the St. Joseph Parish Activity Center.  Lunch will be served. 
Any alumnus of that class who hasn’t received an invitation may contact Joyce Rush at (316) 721-1925 or email 
Also contact her with information about classmates still being sought: Betty Sue Browning, Mary Lou Browning, Delbert Larkin, Edward Seburn, and Nellie Sinclair.

All Saints youth to host Italian dinner Sept. 20
WICHITA – The All Saints youth ministry is hosting an Italian dinner on Sunday, Sept. 20, in the All Saints gym, located west of Via Christi-St. Joseph on Harry Street.
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
On the menu is spaghetti, lasagna, Italian sausage soup, salad, garlic breadsticks, dessert, and a drink. The cost is a suggested donation.
Several theme baskets will also be raffled.

Holy Spirit, Goddard, benefit set for Oct. 17
GODDARD – Holy Spirit Catholic School is hosting a Caribbean Sunset Dinner, dance and benefit auction from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The center is located in the Newman University Library.
The cost is $25 per ticket and includes dinner, dessert, and beverages. Live and silent auctions will be held along with music and dancing. For tickets call Dana at (316) 253-6788.

Bishop leading rosary Oct. 3 for Respect Life Month at St. Joe Parish
Bishop Michael O. Jackels will lead a rosary and other special prayers at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Joseph Church, Wichita.
The Respect Life and Social Justice Office of the Diocese of Wichita is hosting the event and invites the diocesan family to participate.
October is Respect Life Month. This year’s theme is “Every Child Brings Us God’s Smile.”
It is taken from a quote by our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI who said, “Every child...brings us God’s smile and invites us to recognize that life is his gift, a gift to be welcomed with love and preserved with care at every moment.”