Diocesan news

Walk for the Poor planned in Wichita, and Hutchinson
Walk for the Poor, a fundraiser for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be held in Wichita and Hutchinson.
In Wichita the walk will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 3, at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. Registration will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. The Wichita walk will be hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
In Hutchinson the walk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 26, on the Holy Cross Parish grounds.
For more information or to register, go to svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org.

Life Chain Oct. 4 across Kansas, U.S.
The annual Life Chain will line the streets of cities across the Diocese of Wichita and the country from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
This is the 22nd year for the pro-life witness. Chains will form in 65 cities in Kansas and 1,300 cities across the country.
In Wichita chains will form at Maize and 21st, Amidon and 21st, Central and Rock, and Pawnee and Seneca.
For more locations and additional information go to lifechain.net.

Parents of Priests chili supper Sunday, Oct. 11
WICHITA – The Parents of Priests will have a chili supper from 4 to 8 p.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Parish Hall.
POPS members are asked to bring a side dish or a dessert. For reservations email pops@live.com or call (316) 729-5729.

Help needed for Apostle Build ’09
More hammers and volunteers to hold them are still needed for the 2009 Habitat for Humanity Apostle Build.
As of earlier this week, 365 people have volunteered to help build a house for a family in need, but more help is needed – especially on Oct. 6 and 7.
To sign up go to cdowk.org/offices/rlsj/index or call Glenda at 269-0755. Be sure to let her know that you are signing up for the Apostle Build.
Here are the build dates: Oct. 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, and 27-31.
Work shifts are from 8:30 a.m. to noon with lunch provided; and from 1 to 4 p.m.

Next Advance Oct. 16
The next print edition of the Catholic Advance will be delivered on Friday, Oct. 16, to most of the diocese. The next electronic Advance will be emailed Friday, Oct. 9.

Communion and Liberation hosting ‘Opening Day’ Oct. 18
Communion and Liberation is hosting its annual “Opening Day” from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at the St. Paul/Newman Center at Wichita State University. Those interested are invited to attend.
For more information contact gbrungardt@pixius.net or go to http://www.clonline.us/home.cfm .
Communion and Liberation is an ecclesial movement whose purpose is the education to Christian maturity of its adherents and collaboration in the mission of the church in all the spheres of contemporary life.

Two Catholic authors to speak at Hutchinson Catholic book store
HUTCHINSON – Two Wichita authors will be guests at Sarah’s Catholic Bookstore, 304 N. Main, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.
Stephanie Mann, a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Wichita will talk about Supremacy and Survival - How Catholics Endured the English Reformation, a book about the persecution of Catholics that began in 16th century England and tested the church for over 250 years.
S. Eugene Cohlmia will talk about his book, The Chains of St. Peter, a fictional book about guarding the chains of St. Peter from King Herod.

Divine Mercy talks Nov. 14 in Topeka
A Divine Mercy Day of Recollection featuring Professor Ted Sri and Fr. Bill Bruning will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, 17th and Stone, Topeka.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and Mass at 7:55.
The cost is $20 per person with lunch or $15 without lunch. Only those who are registered may attend. To register send the fee by Oct. 14 to Topeka Divine Mercy Apostolate, 5940 NW Westbrooke Dr., Topeka, KS 66617.

Talks on relativism October 13-15
Christopher Stefanick, director of Youth/Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Denver, will be in Wichita in mid-October for talks about relativism to Catholic youth and young adults.
Stefanick will open his Wichita visit at this month’s Theology on Tap at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Loft 150 at the River City Brewery in Old Town.
He will speak to School of the Magdalen 7th and 8th graders Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, and to interested parents that night at 7 o’clock in the De Mattias Performance Hall at Newman University.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, Stefanick will speak to Kapaun Mt. Carmel and Bishop Carroll high school students.
Relativism is the philosophy that truth is relative to the culture or way of life.

Cancer support group meeting set for Oct. 8
WICHITA – The Take My Hand Cancer Support Group Meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the library at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 645 N. 119th St. West.
The speaker for the evening will be oncologist Dr. Nassim H. Nabbout, who will speak about general cancers. Questions and answers will follow.
The meeting is for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, families, friends, and anyone interested.

Good Shepherd workshop Nov. 15
All those trained in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd are invited to a materials making workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 in the basement of Christ the King’s Charity Hall.  
Participants are asked to bring materials to work on and a snack. Drinks will be provided.  
For more information, call Marcia Helten at (316) 722-7205.

D. of I. annual benefit card party Oct. 23
WICHITA – St. Augustine Circle Daughters of Isabella will host its annual Charity Benefit Card Party from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in Bishop’s Hall at Blessed Sacrament Parish.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or from D. of I. members. A snack and dessert buffet will be provided.

St. Gregory alums to meet Saturday, Oct. 17 in Colwich
St. Gregory University Kansas Alumni will hold its annual gathering on Oct. 17 at Sacred Heart Church in Colwich.
Attending priests from St. Gregory’s Abbey, Shawnee, Okla., will celebrate the 5:30 p.m. Mass for the living and deceased Kansas alums. A social hour and dinner will follow in the Religious Education Center.
For more information or reservations, call Aemil Ast at 796-0971 or Jim Ast at 796-1609. Reservations needed by Oct. 15.

Fr. Vacca leading tour of Ireland in March
Father Daniel L. Vacca is organizing a group tour that will be in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Independence, is organizing a tour of the Emerald Isle from March 9-18.
The cost is $2,889 per person (double occupancy) including airfare out of Kansas City. Tour stops include Dublin, Waterford, Killarney, Limerick, and others. The final night’s stay is at Cabra Castle. 
For more information, call (620) 331-1789.