Seminars & Retreats
Office of Marriage and Family Life

“Set Your House In Order” Finance Planning Classes – Starting July 13 – 9:00-11:00 pm- St. Catherine of Siena

This five-week series is designed to organize and manage finances. Participants will gain the tools they need to help them plan and manage their finances. For more information and to register go to https://saintcatherinewichita.com/compass-catholic-ministry. To order your book go to https://compasscatholic.org/studies-courses/syhio/

World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly July 24

Pope Francis has asked all parishes to join him to make the ‘World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly’, a day to remember for Grandparents, their families and our Church. Resources, including a prayer for Grandparents, for the celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly are currently available at www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.com. Additionally, the Apostolic Penitentiary – the Vatican tribunal responsible for issues relating to mercy and the forgiveness of sins in the Church – announced several grants of indulgences for those taking part in the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, for more information Vatican grants indulgences for Day for Grandparents and Elderly – Vatican News

Grandparent Conference – Spiritual Life Center, Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Come and join us on the feast day of Saints Joachim and Ann at the Spiritual Life Center for our first annual Catholic Grandparents Conference. Learn you are not alone in your struggles to pass on your gift of faith and ways to begin a ministry for Catholic Grandparents in your own parish. Speakers include:  Father Clay Kimbro from St. Ann’s Catholic Church, and Joan & Paul Stadler from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and  Marilyn Henry, traveling here from Houston, Texas, an international representative for the Catholic Grandparents Association whose mission is passing on the faith and keeping prayer at the heart of family life. To register go to https://slc.retreatportal.com/events/  or call 316-744-0167

National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, July 24 – 30, 2022

The theme for this year’s celebration of NFP week is: Called to the Joy of Love; Natural Family Planning: Supporting God’s gifts of love & life in marriage. All parishes and priests are invited to join in the celebration.  Homily helps, petitions and more can be found at: https://www.usccb.org/topics/natural-family-planning/prayer-and-liturgy

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love, and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother. Pope Francis has designated that feast as World Grandparents Day, a fitting commemoration during National NFP Awareness Week!Catholic Engaged Encounters


Engaged Encounter Is a Catholic Christian marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions, pressures, and interruptions of daily living. The program is based on Catholic teachings and values and emphasizes the couple’s relationship in terms of a lifetime commitment, utilizing practical, emotional, and spiritual well-being tools. For more info on upcoming weekends and to register go to: https://slc.retreatportal.com/events/

Upcoming Marriage Prep – Seminars: En. – July 9 | Sp. – Aug 13 | Sp. Workshop – Oct. 1

For more info call the office at (316) 685-5240. If you are interested in witnessing this seminar or sending a parish representative, please call the office to sign up or for more information.


Natural Family Planning Classes

Information regarding NFP can be found on the diocesan website, https://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/mfl/nfp/ or if you ‘google’ “NFP Wichita,” the NFP portion of the website is at the top of the search. Women and couples can register online. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Marriage and Family Life at 316-685-5240