First place in CSAL — The St. Joseph, Ost, Lady Crusaders took first place in the CSAL 8th grade Mount Carmel Volleyball Tournament Oct. 11-16 at Holy Cross Lutheran in Wichita. Front, from left, Natalie Helten, Mariah Cordova, and Emmarie Cook. In back, from left, are Coach Susan Helten, Kayla Seiler, Macrina Huffman, Kaitlin Robben, Cloie Andree, Olivia May, Jacinta Allen, Madison Helten, and Gretchen Stuhlsatz. Not pictured are Coaches Justina Scranton Jamie Gorges. (Courtesy photo)

Last year’s KMC publications honored
The 2017-2018 Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School’s Paladin staff recently received the highest available rating of Gold Medalist from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Editors were Kinta Kail, Jacob Morss and Thomas Searl.
The 2017-2018 Crusader yearbook also received a Gold Medalist rating from the CSPA, the highest possible.
Editors were Emily Ostmeyer and Leah Brock.

Winfield hosting school gala Nov. 10
Winfield’s Holy Name PTO will host an inaugural Gratitude Gala Saturday, Nov. 10, to benefit the school.
The gala will include a barbecue-style dinner, drinks, and live and silent auctions. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:30, followed by the auction.
Mass will be celebrated before the event, at 4:30 p.m. in the church.
PTO President Brad Ziegler said the group is currently raising funds to make improvements to the school as well as purchase an updated science curriculum.
Holy Name Catholic School is a fully accredited, parochial school serving about 55 students and their families. Nearly 40 percent of the school’s students qualify for free or reduced lunches. Holy Name Catholic School is supported by the generous stewardship of its parish and community.
A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased by contacting the school at 620-221-0230. Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact the school or call Father Ken Schuckman at 620-221-3610.

Scout Day of Reflection Nov. 17 at the SLC
The Catholic Committee on Scouting is hosting a Day of Reflection Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
The day is for youth currently working on these religious emblems: Ad Atare Dei, Marian Medal, or Spirit Alive.
The day begins at 8 a.m. with Mass followed by registration at 8:45 a.m. It concludes at 2 p.m. The cost is $5 for youth and adults, to help cover lunch.
Preregister by contacting Kathy Petr at or at 686-7893.
The Catholic Committee on Scouting works with all youth who belong to Cub or Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Little Flowers, and American Heritage Girls.

KMC Future Crusader Day Thursday, Nov. 8
Eighth grade students are invited to Future Crusader Day from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.
The event will kick off with Mass at 8 a.m., followed by a brief history of the school. Students will break into groups to tour the school and hear presentations from various departments, clubs, activities, and athletics.
Eighth graders who are not enrolled in one of the diocesan Catholic grade schools and would like to attend, may contact Anne Lutz at or at 316-634-0315 ext. 147.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the main entrance at 8506 E. Central. Parents are welcome to attend with their students.

Barnes & Noble book fair Saturday, Nov. 10
The 11th Annual Barnes & Noble Book fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, to benefit nine Catholic schools in Wichita, Coffeyville, and Newton.
The event’s goal is to improve reading levels by providing new classroom and library books. At least 70 percent of the students in the benefitting schools receiving either free or reduced lunches and do not have the means to buy new library books.
To help the schools:
• Purchase a book at Barnes & Noble for the school library. Many books have already been chosen for the schools. The books will be delivered to the schools.
• Make a purchase and tell a cashier you are with the book fair. The school will receive a percentage of the sale from all sales, including coffee.
• Mail a check by Nov. 4 to any of the following schools or to the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund, 424 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202. Or donate on-line at
Participating Wichita schools are All Saints, Christ the King, Holy Savior, St. Anne, St. Joseph, St. Margaret Mary, St. Patrick; Holy Name, Coffeyville; and St. Mary, Newton.