A chapel (at right) will be added to the Hennessy House as part of the expansion of the St. Joseph House of Formation. The Hennessy House is one of two residences for the local diocesan seminarians. It and the Borromeo House are located on the campus of St. Joseph Parish in Wichita. (Artist rendering)

St. Joseph House of Formation to expand

The Diocese of Wichita’s St. Joseph House of Formation is extending its seminarian formation program from two to four years and is working with Newman University to develop a School of Catholic Studies for seminarians in and outside the diocese.
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Discalced Carmelites’ chaplain says visitors may attend Mass

Each day the sisters rise very early in the morning to pray Lauds, the first hour of the Divine Office. This is followed by work, rest, recreation, study, meals, and community living. Daily Mass is the focal point of the day. The Divine Office is prayed in its entirety at specific times of the day. The sisters see everything as a chance to please our Lord and show charity to one another.
Like so many of our wonderful cloistered orders here in this country, the Carmelite sisters offer up many prayers for the intentions of those in the Diocese of Wichita. Mass is usually celebrated at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All are welcome.
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