Parish news

Advent music presentation Sunday at Resurrection
WICHITA – The Church of the Resurrection, 4910 N. Woodlawn, will host a special “Advent Prayer and Song” service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. All are invited to attend, free of charge.
Based on the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary, the “Music Rosary” will be led by a combined Resurrection Adult and Children’s Choirs and instrumentalists.
The service will include a wide variety of choir and congregational song, instrumental meditations, scripture readings, reflections from the spiritual writings of Henri Nouwen, spoken prayer, and a choral “Journey from Darkness to Light.”
The service is intended to help prepare hearts and minds, through music and prayer, for Jesus who is at the heart of the season.

St. Anthony, Strong City, hosts Thanksgiving Day luncheon
STRONG CITY – St. Anthony Parish held a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Parish Hall at noon on Thanksgiving Day.
The day started with an 8 o’clock Mass of Thanksgiving for all the gifts God has given to the parish family of St. Anthony.
Over 150 people attended the lunch, including those who otherwise would not have had a Thanksgiving meal and those who would have had to eat alone.
Meals were delivered to those who requested and some took carry out meals too.
The parishioners cooked seven turkeys and three hams. Many parishioners donated desserts as well including a wide assortment of pies, cakes and cookies. Mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, green beans, rolls were all served family style.
A local Catholic florist donated flowers to every woman who attended.
Fr. Edmond Kline, pastor of St. Anthony said, “This is what stewardship is all about. Not a penny was spent by the parish, though we certainly would have enjoyed doing so.
“It was great to see so many of the parish family come together, who wanted to give thanks to God for all He has done for them in order to serve our neighbor in the community.”

St. Pat’s youth to baby-sit for Christmas shopping Dec. 4, 11, 18
WICHITA – The St. Patrick Jr. CYO will offer a baby-sitting service from 5 to 10 p.m. on three Friday evenings in December to allow parents to do some Christmas shopping without the little ones.
The dates are Dec. 4, 11, and 18 at St. Patrick School, 2023 N. Arkansas. The cost is $10 per child with a cap of $25 per family. Children must be walking. There will be snacks, crafts, and games.
For more information call Becky Speck at 944-8184 or email her at

All Saints cookie walk set for Dec. 12 and 13
WICHITA – The All Saints Altar Society will host its 8th annual Cookie Walk Dec. 12 and 13 at the parish 3313 E. Grand.
The walk will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in the Fischer Center, one block west of Via Christi-St. Joseph.
Those attending will be able to buy an empty box and fill it with an assortment of holiday treats.
The cost for a small box is $10, or $15 for a large box.

Jon Leonetti to speak Dec. 4-6 in Independence, Cherryvale
Jon Leonetti, co-founder of “Souly Walking” and host of the radio show, “Leonetti in the Evening” will host a parish mission Dec. 4-6 at St. Andrew Parish, Independence, and St. Francis Xavier in Cherryvale.
He will speak on Friday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 6, at St. Andrew’s. His topic at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, will be “Made for Greatness, Our Call to Heroic Virtue.” He will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday to youth about “Turn2Christ.”
He will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday, in Cherryvale about “Evangelization in Today’s Culture.”

Guadalupe dinner, reenactment Dec. 12 at St. James, Augusta
A Mexican dinner will be offered and a reenactment of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Saint Juan Diego will be presented Saturday, Dec. 12, at St. James Parish, Augusta.
The dinner will be served in the gymnasium from 4:30 to 8 p.m. A Monterrey, chips, salsa, dessert, and a drink will be offered. A small serving is $3 and a large is $5.
The reenactment will be performed in the church after the 6 p.m. Mass.

Interested in a third order?
The Secular Franciscans, the Lay Carmelites, and the Oblates of St. Benedict all welcome inquiries regarding their third orders. Third order members are lay persons who live according to the rule of their order.