Emotions Anonymous meetings Wednesdays
Emotions Anonymous meets from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita. They are open to anyone.
Those who are experiencing overwhelming emotions, such as anxiety, anger, resentment, shame, or fear are welcome. The 12-step group program is designed to offer support and serenity while living with unsolved problems.
No registration is necessary.

Training set for care for sick, dying
One-day training set for Saturday, April 6, at the Spiritual Life Center
Three Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm will be in Wichita Saturday, April 6, to lead a one-day training for priests, religious, Eucharistic ministers, and lay persons who wish to provide spiritual care for those who are confined, sick, or dying in homes, hospitals, and nursing homes.
The training will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita. The cost is $25 and includes lunch and a participant manual. To register call 316-744-0167 or email slc@slcwichita.org.
One New York parish has been transformed by the ministry.
Bill and Joan Nelson of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and Saint Leo parishes in Rochester, New York, launched the Mother Angeline Ministry of Care in their parish in 2009. Today they have 55 ministers who serve over 150 sick and dying parishioners by making weekly visits to parishioners who are homebound, in assisted living, nursing homes, and patients in the hospital and hospices.
The Nelsons say “those we minister to light up when they feel engaged and valued, even if it’s in simple ways like sharing hobbies and opinions.” The consistent goal of the ministry is to provide spiritual care and give the elderly a sense of purpose. Their ministers are dedicated to preserving the dignity of the elderly and combating the fear the elderly have when they feel valueless in our society.

SLC’s next Dinner with the Doctors Thursday, March 21
The faithful are invited to a dinner and a presentation about Saint John of the Cross by Dick Landkamer from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Spiritual Life Center.
The program, part of the center’s Dinner with the Doctors series, includes a delicious meal and pleasant conversation followed by a talk on the life and teachings of one of the doctors of the Catholic Church.
The cost for the evening is $15 per person. Advance registration is highly encouraged. To register, visit www.SLCwichita.org.

Have your Lenten lunch on Thursdays with Fr. Hoisington
The Spiritual Life Center in Wichita is welcoming Fr. Tom Hoisington each Thursday this Lent to lead a lunchtime series about the upcoming Sunday’s scriptures.
“Abiding in the Word” will take place from noon to 12:45 p.m. each Thursday of the Lenten season.
Each session includes lunch, a presentation, and discussion on the following Sunday’s scriptures. The class ends in time for guests to return to their jobs. Those wishing to stay for more discussion may do so.
Each Thursday session cost $10. All sessions include lunch. To register, visit www.SLCWichita.org or call (316) 744-0167.

Holthusens to assist at Palm Sunday retreat
The Spiritual Life Center’s annual Palm Sunday Retreat will have a different feel this year. The Center welcomes Fr. Josh Evans, Fr. Chad Arnold, and local musicians Josh and Sarah Holthusen to help participants enter into Holy Week.
The retreat’s theme takes participants on a meditative walk through the Stations of the Cross. The annual Outdoor Stations of the Cross by torchlight will kick off Friday evening along with a presentation by one of the retreat leaders. On Saturday, after a day of conferences, prayer time, and Mass, the Holthusens will perform an evening concert filled with Lenten Meditations.
The faithful are encouraged to sign up soon to secure early bird rates which end after April 1. If someone is unable to attend the entire retreat, the Saturday evening concert will be available as space allows for $15 per person. To register, call the Spiritual Life Center at (316) 744-0167 or visit SLCwichita.org.
Retreat registration includes five meals, all conferences, refreshments and Saturday evening concert. Early bird rates: commuter $100, single occupancy $145, double occupancy $120 per person.