Office of Respect Life and Social Justice
MARCH FOR LIFE 2023
Join Bishop Kemme in Washington D.C., January 18 – 23, 2023
1st Post-Roe March! Let’s Make Abortion Unthinkable!
To Register: Visit RespectLifeSocialJustice.org to download and fill out registration forms October 1 through November 11, 2022 Payment must accompany the registration forms.
Cost: Single payment $450 due by Nov. 11, 2022
Optional Payment Plan: $235 due by Nov. 11, 2022 and $235 due by December 9, 2022
Mail Payments and all forms to: Respect Life and Social Justice Office, 424 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202 (make checks payable to Catholic Diocese of Wichita)
Questions? Contact Respect Life and Social Justice Office at 316-269-3935 or email [email protected].
First Saturday Rosary
The First Saturday Rosary at Trust Women abortion facility (5107 E. Kellogg Dr.) will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, November 5.
Warming Souls Volunteers Needed
As the weather turns colder we are reminded of those individuals living on the streets of our communities. The following information came from the January 2022 Point in Time Count.
In Wichita-Sedgwick County, 690 persons were identified as homeless (those living in emergency shelter, transitional housing, safe haven, or places not meant for human habitation such as in cars or on the streets).
- The number of homeless persons increased by 11.5 percent when compared with 2020.
Note that an unsheltered count was not conducted in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, so 2020 is the most recent year a full count was completed.
The need is greater than ever for those living on the streets. There are many ways to help.
As a diocese we have been called for many years to feed the homeless at the Warming Souls Winter Overflow Shelter. The colder months of the year are especially difficult, and can be potentially life-threatening, for the homeless. Human Kind Ministries operates the Warming Souls Winter Overflow Shelter for the homeless in Wichita. However it is the local faith communities who provide the meals each day and evening. The Shelter typically opens on November 1st and remains open through March 31st each year.
We are now looking for volunteer groups to provide meals for the months of February and March- these are the months the diocese is responsible for the meals at the shelter. For more information please contact Sheri at 316 269-3935 or [email protected]
The Project Rachel Monthly Support Gathering will meet on Monday, November 21 2022. The group will meet 6:00-7:30 PM on the third Monday of each month at the Chancery building. The Monthly Support Gathering provides an opportunity for women to heal from the wounds of past abortions by sharing their grief and processing emotions related to their abortions with other women who have been through similar experiences. For more information, contact Stephanie Nemechek (316) 269-4673 or [email protected]