Office of Respect Life and Social Justice
Mass for Life
Join Bishop Carl Kemme for a Mass for Life Saturday October 7 at 9am. The Mass will be held in front of the Trust Women Wichita facility 5107 E Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67218. Please join Bishop Kemme in praying for God’s forgiveness for the sins of abortion. If you need to sit during the Mass please bring your own lawn chair.
Project Rachel Ministry
The Project Rachel Monthly Support Gathering will meet on Monday, October 16. The group will meet 6:00-7:30 PM on the third Monday of each month in Wichita. 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].
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat will be held in Wichita October 27-29. Throughout the weekend, retreatants participate in spiritual exercises and discussions to aid in healing of wounds related to past abortions. Opportunities are available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass. Retreat registration is $100 which includes all retreat materials, meals, and a private room. The registration fee can be waived if a financial need exists. Registration is currently open. To register, contact Stephanie Nemechek (316) 269-4673 or [email protected].
Sidewalk Advocates for Life
A Sidewalk Advocates for Life training will be held at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center Wednesday, October 11, 9:30-3:30. Sidewalk Advocates for Life promotes a compassionate, peaceful, prayerful style of advocacy at abortion facilities. All materials and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Christy Padgett (316) 269-3900 Ext. 171 or [email protected] .
March for Life
Well it seems the weather is finally looking like fall is coming, so now we turn our thoughts and plans to preparing for the March for Life. First thank you for all you do to promote Life. Registration is open for the M4L, you can find forms at: https://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/ministries/march-for-life/
Here is a video to promote the March if you would like to use it, please feel free to pass the link on to others as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9V2slkzhfs
We look forward to another great year promoting a respect for all life through the M4L and especially the most vulnerable, those in the womb. Please let me know if you have any questions. Blessings!
40 Days for Life
A 40 Days for Life campaign is being held in Wichita September 27 through November 5 at Planned Parenthood. 40 Days for Life is a powerful prayer campaign held in front of abortion facilities. Sue Willey is leading the campaign in Wichita. For more information, contact Sue at [email protected] Volunteers can sign up at https://www.40daysforlife.com/wichita. The Respect Life and Social Justice office is not coordinating this 40 Days for Life campaign, but we do want to promote the event.
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 4.