Loss of spouse seminar Jan. 12 at the SLC
Those who have lost a spouse through death no matter how long ago it occurred are invited to a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
The Grieving the Loss of a Spouse Seminar includes video and discussion. Those attending will hear what to expect in their grief, how to cope without their spouse, why it won’t always hurt as much, and how God wants to talk to them in their grief.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a photo of their spouse. The cost is $15 and includes a workbook. To register, call 744-0167 or email slc@slcwichita.org.

SLC mini-retreat for women Jan. 11-12
A retreat, “Strengthening the Fabric of your Family for the Future,” will be presented by Sharon Witzell of the Office of Marriage and Family Life from 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
The retreat is for women, especially for those whose families may be struggling. The cost is $65 for commuters and $110 for overnight guests.
The fee includes a participant guide, a wine and cheese social Friday evening, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. To register call 316-744-0167 or email slc@slcwichita.org.

EA meeting at SLC
Emotions Anonymous open meetings will be offered each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
Those experiencing overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, anger, resentment, shame or fear, are welcome. EA is a 12-step group designed to offer support and serenity while living with unsolved problems.
No registration is necessary. For more information, call the center at 316-744-0167.

Fr. Hoisington to lead inaugural class on writings of the saints
The writings of the saints will be the topic of “All Hallows,” a new series the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita will host beginning next week.
Father Tom Hoisington will present the first of a three-class series on St. Augustine’s “The City of God” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.
“With so much confusion and division in the church today, this book is an excellent place to begin our study of saint’s writings,” said Dusty Gates, director of Adult Education at the Spiritual Life Center.
Jesus’ counsel in the parable of the weeds and the wheat—“Let them grow together until harvest”— gives us hope and solace. Saint Augustine of Hippo, the greatest church doctor of the first millennium, expands upon this theme in the work many consider his masterpiece.
The faithful are invited to learn from St. Augustine and engage his insights during a three-part series at the Spiritual Life Center occurring on Thursday, Jan. 10, Tuesday, Feb. 19, and Thursday, Mar. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Want to attend?
The cost for the series is $30 per person. Copies of the book will be available in the Spiritual Life Center bookstore for purchase. To register, visit www.SLCwichita.org.

Mini-retreat about Divine Mercy at the SLC Jan. 18-19
The Spiritual Life Center will host“Divine Mercy: Entering into the Mystery” Friday, Jan. 18, to Saturday, Jan. 19.
The overnight mini-retreat will allow participants to “enter more deeply into Jesus’ heart – pierced and poured out for us.”
During the overnight program, attendees will learn to more fully live the healing, freedom, salvation, and union he died to give us. Retreat leader Janet Moore will help participants dive into the Mercy of God present in scripture, confession, Mass and adoration. Attendees should bring a bible and a journal.
Want to participate?
Overnight retreat pricing is $55 for commuters, $85 for double room, and $100 for single room. Reservations can be made on line at www.slcwichita.org or by calling (316) 744-0167.

TEC retreat Feb. 16-18
The diocesan Office of Faith Formation is sponsoring a Teens Encounter Christ retreat Feb. 16-18 at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
TEC is designed for older adolescents and young adults who are at least 16 and have finished their sophomore year of high school. TEC retreats are also for adults who work with this age group.
Participants will have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Christ through talks, group discussion, individual reflection and prayer, and sharing in the sacraments. TEC is also about having fun and getting to know other youth and young adults from around the Wichita diocese.
The cost for the retreat is $110 and includes seven meals, two nights lodging and all materials. The deadline for applications is Jan. 15.
Register at CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/faith-tec or download an application and mail it to the Office of Faith formation at 424 N. Broadway, Wichita KS 67202. For more information, call the Office of Faith Formation at 316-269-3940 or email walker@ CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org.