Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next several weeks.
Sept. 9: Blue Mass at 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral; Musician Vespers and Blessings at 5:30 p.m. at Cathedral
Sept. 13: Presbyteral Council
Sept. 14: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Mass
Sept. 18: Trinity Catholic High School Mass
Sept. 21-24: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri
Sept. 26-Oct. 6: Diocesan pilgrimage to Greece

Coast to Coast rosary to be prayed at U.S. Courthouse Oct. 7
Inspired by successful initiatives in Poland and Ireland, American Catholics are recruiting others to join a coast to coast rosary Sunday, Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
In Wichita, the rosary will be prayed at 3 p.m. on the southeast corner of the U.S. Courthouse, located at 401 N. Market. Event organizers recommend the rosaries take place at 4 p.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Mountain, 1 p.m. Pacific so that the nation is praying in unison.
That Sunday is the final day of a nationwide prayer campaign called the “Novena for Our Nation,” a 54-day rosary from the Feast of the Assumption on Aug. 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7.
The event locally is being coordinated by the St. Anne Parish Knights of Columbus. For more information contact Gary Schmidt at or Bonnie Toombs at 316-269-3935.

Agencies that assist those with disabilities to host fair Sept. 29
Representatives from local agencies who assist persons with disabilities will answer questions about their agencies at a fair Saturday, Sept. 29.
A Community-Wide Agency Fair Supporting Persons with Disabilities, their Parents and Caregivers will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. that day in the St. Patrick Catholic School gymnasium, located at 2007 N. Arkansas in Wichita.
The fair is a come-and-go event. Those who speak Spanish are welcome. Translating assistance will be available.
For more information, contact Myra at or at 316-269-3900. For Spanish, contact Danny at or at 316-269-3919.

Notre Dame professor to speak at NU Oct. 3
Brian Collier, Ph.D., a faculty member at Notre Dame, will deliver the 2018 Hesburgh Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University in Wichita.
Dr. Collier will speak on the topic of “Save Our Schools, Save Our Country, and Save Your Family: a History of Change in Education in America.” The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Collier holds a doctorate in American Indian History and the History of Education in America. In addition to teaching at Notre Dame, he works with the Alliance for Catholic Education and the Institute for Educational Initiatives.
The event is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Wichita and Newman University.

Daniel Plan begins Sept. 12 at the St. Joe Pastoral Center
The next Daniel Plan begins Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The healthy lifestyle course will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Pastoral Center at 437 N. Topeka in Wichita.
The Daniel Plan provides eternal wisdom with the best of modern science to guide participants to their optimum fitness, weight, and overall health.
The cost is $10 per month and includes a participant guide. Register by Sept. 5 by calling the Office of Marriage and Family Life at 316-685-5240.

Father-son outdoor retreat set for Sept. 15
A TrueManhood Outdoor Men’s Retreat will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in Beloit, Kansas.
The event is for men and their sons, ages 13 and older. The retreat mixes Catholic masculine formation with basic weapons training, campfires, time for reflection, meals, the sacraments, and daily Mass.
Those of all faith traditions are welcome. The cost is $75 for an adult male, $130 for a father and son, and $180 for a father and two sons.
Register for the retreat at For more information email or call or text 785-534-2575.

Workshop for caregivers Sept. 17
A Prepare to Care Workshop will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Church of the Magdalen in Wichita.
The workshop is for those juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, and career, while also caring for a child, an aging parent, spouse, or grandparent. The roles and impact of the family caregiver will be discussed along with ways of maintaining wellbeing with a Christ-centered view.
For additional information, contact Rayna at or at 620-921-0082.
The event is sponsored by the diocesan Senior Adult Ministries and Ministry With Persons With Disabilities offices.