Theology weekend — Fred Morrison, a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Wichita, peruses tables of books provided by Eighth Day Books in Wichita during the Catholic Culture Conference June 1-3 at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
One of the speakers was Joseph Pearce, an English-born writer who attributes his conversion in part to reading G. K. Chesterton. (Advance photos)

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next several weeks.
June 23: Jubilee Mass at 10:30 a.m. with the Sisters of St. Joseph
June 24: Holy Savior Mass followed by groundbreaking at 10 a.m.; Humanae Vitae 50th Anniversary Mass at Cathedral at 3:30 p.m.
June 25-30: Senior Adult Ministry Bus Trip to EWTN
Bishop Kemme has limited meetings and public appearances during the month of July.

Adult spelling bee fundraiser June 21
Spectators are invited to the ICT Bee Adult Spelling Bee Thursday, June 21, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University in Wichita.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Team spelling bee competition begins at 6 p.m. Seven teams of four have signed up to compete in the fun, fundraising event for the Sisters of St. Joseph Dear Neighbor Ministries.
The cost is $25 and includes hors-d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. For ticket information, visit, or contact Brenda Wasinger at 316-684-5120.

Bike camp for disabled children set for July
A bike camp will be offered this summer to help persons with disabilities learn how to ride a bicycle.
The iCan Bike Camp, for persons eight years and older, will be hosted July 16-18 in Wichita by the Independent Living Resources Center.
To register for the camp or for more information, visit, call Cindi at 316-942-6300, ext. 222, or email her at

Volunteer choir for Aug. 3-5 Catholic conference begins practice June 28
A volunteer choir and orchestra is being formed for the 18th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference at Century II Convention Hall, Aug. 3-5.
The choir will sing for the 11 a.m. Masses on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5. Those available for only one of the Masses are still welcome to sing.
Rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:30 starting Thursday, June 28. The final rehearsal for both the choir and the orchestra will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at Century II. Other than Aug. 2, all rehearsal dates are tentative.
The orchestra will accompany the choir only for the Sunday Mass. Orchestra members who also sing are encouraged to sing in the choir for the Mass on Saturday. The orchestra will have two rehearsals prior to the August 2 final rehearsal, to be determined later.
To volunteer or to get more information, please contact Mike Lawless at 683-0123, 641-5730, or Those interested in volunteering for the conference in other ways, may call 618-9787 or email to
All conference volunteers (including musicians) will receive discounted registration for the conference.

The pope’s intention
Here is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for this month:
Universal – Social Networks: That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

No excuse to miss Mass Sunday; several ‘last chance’ Masses now available
There are now several late Sunday Masses in Wichita, including two in Spanish, for those who hit the snooze button one too many times:
5 p.m.: Holy Savior
5:15 p.m.: Blessed Sacrament
6 p.m.: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; St. Anne, en español
6:30 p.m.: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, en español
7 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU; St. Patrick, en español
9 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU
Sunday and daily Mass times for all parishes in the diocese may be found by parish at

Please remember our priests in your prayers
The Diocese of Wichita has a necrology, a listing of our deceased priests of the diocese online.
The necrology is arranged by months and includes the names of priests who died that month.
The faithful are invited to visit the page at and clicking on “Find A Parish.” The “Necrology” link is on the right side of the parish listing home page.

Code of Ethical Standards are online
The Diocese of Wichita is continuously working to maintain and improve safe environment education for children and adults involved in parish and diocesan activities.
As part of that effort, the diocese has a Code of Ethical Standards for Church Personnel available at its website at To find it, hover over “Links & Resources” and click on “Protection of Youth.”
The code discusses the general principals of the ethical standards and highlights the standards that should be maintained in professional relationships. It discusses topics such as conflicts of interest, harassment, sexual conduct, conduct with minors, and confidentiality, among others.
Every employee and volunteer of the diocese receives a copy of the Code at the beginning of their working relationship with the diocese. Employees and volunteers all read it and sign off regarding their intention to comply with these high standards before beginning their duties with the diocese.

Protection of youth information online
The Diocese of Wichita is committed to protecting children and young people. For information about how the diocese is working to create a safe environment for children and young people, or to report sexual abuse of minors by a church employee, go to, pull down the Resources link and click on “Protection of Youth.”
La Diócesis de Wichita está comprometida a proteger a niños y jóvenes. Para obtener información sobre cómo la diócesis está trabajando para crear un ambiente seguro para los niños y jóvenes, o para reportar un abuso sexual de menores por un empleado de la iglesia, puede ir a, vaya al botón de Recursos (Resources) y presione “Protección de la Juventud” (Protection of Youth).
Địa phận Wichita cam kết bảo vệ an toàn cho trẻ em và tuổi trẻ. Muốn biết chi tiết thế nào để tạo bầu không khí an toàn cho tuổi trẻ, hoặc cách thức khiếu nại về trường hợp nhân viên hoạt động cho Địa phận đã lạm dụng tình dục với trẻ em và tuổi trẻ, xin xem hoặc gửi qua internet theo địa chỉ, tìm xuống bảng liên kết và nhấn vào mục “Protection of the Youth”.

Pro-life ministry offering ‘pill kills’ DVD free
Physicians prescribe the pill to many young women to regulate monthly cycles, lessen cramping, or to control acne.
But the life and health threatening side effects from taking the pill are not worth it, according to the West Sedgwick County Chapter of Right to Life of Kansas. The pill not only causes abortions but has dangerous side-effects.
The chapter is offering a free DVD, “The Pill Kills Symposium,” that explains the problems associated with the pill.
For free copy of the DVD, send an email with your name and address, or call Carolyn at 316-531-2227. For more information or to watch the DVD online, visit and click on “2012 National Symposium” box on the left of the home page.