Activities and Events

Prayer

The USCCB website offers brief daily video reflections on the biblical readings of the day.

The Wichita Adore Ministries  stands to spread the love of Christ that is found in no other place than Christ Himself. It's not a secret: we all long for something greater. Each of us has a thirst for fulfillment, to find the thing that enables us to be fully alive. Wichita Adore Ministries seeks to spread the fire of Christ's love in the Eucharist to individuals and organizations everywhere. Contact Jesse Elpers via their website to schedule an adoration event at your parish/campus.

There are two different discernment retreats offered in the diocese. Quo Vadis is a vocational discernment retreat for young men sponsored by the Office of Vocations for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita and takes place in early January. Fiat is a discernment retreat for young women and is offered in July and December. For more information about Fiat, check out their Facebook page.

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)  are offered four times a year in February, June, July and October

Grow

Understanding the Catholic Faith The Office of Faith Formation has several DVD series in our library including SYMBOLON from the Augustine Institute as well as Catholicism;  Priest, Prophet & King; and The Mystery of God all by Bishop Robert Barron from Word on Fire. These all come with accompanying leader guides and may be checked out separately on a first-come, first-serve basis.

PRAYERTIME from Renew International is a faith-sharing resource book, based on the Sunday Gospel reading. The themes for reflection have been designed so that they can be used either personally or in a group. Each book offers gentle but insightful reflections that help the gospel come alive. Written in an easy-to-read style that leads to profound questions about faith, each session sheds light on everyday life and should bear fruit in realistic action. Click here to view a sample Sunday session. Contact the Office of Faith Formation to order copies.

True Beauty and True Strength Bible Studies Lighthouse Media offers bible studies for men only and women only. Preview guide for women.  Preview guide for gentlemen. Contact the Office of Faith Formation to order copies.

The Crux – a six-week bible study from FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) covering the foundations of our Catholic faith.

The Magis Center for Reason and Faith offers numerous videos on the relationship of faith and science. Here is Karlo Broussard on The Proof for God, Part I, and the Proof for God, Part II.

Serve

Prayer & Action College Week for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita takes place the second week in June every summer. Participants may opt to join the work and/or evening discussions on a day by day basis, if needed.

The Catholic Climate Covenant offers numerous resources to urge Catholics and Catholic organizations to embrace and act on Catholic teaching as it relates to care for creation and climate change. With the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4th, Catholics are encouraged to take the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor

The Kansas Catholic Conference offers many resources to help inform Catholic voters on timely issues. 

Speakers:

  • Audrey Ronnfeldt from the Office of Stewardship is available to speak to groups on the beauty and nature of a stewardship way of life. 

Unite

THEOLOGY ON TAP – Takes place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Loft 150 in Old Town, Wichita beginning at 7:00 pm. Participants gather around 7 pm for food and drink, followed by a 30-minute presentation by Catholic priests and lay professionals. A question and answer period typically follows the presentation.

The Kansas Catholic College Student Convention (KCCSC) takes place the first full weekend in February within the state of Kansas and is open to all Catholic students throughout the state. 

 

 

Catholic Student Groups

Many of the community colleges and private schools in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita have formed Catholic Student Groups in collaboration with nearby parishes to experience Catholic fellowship, and grow together in faith. These groups are supported by the Office of Faith Formation. Click on each school below for contact information.

Bethel College

Butler Community College, Andover Campus

Coffeyville Community College

Cowley Community College

Hesston College

Hutchinson Community College

Independence Community College

Labette Community College

McPherson College

Southwestern College

Tabor College

 

NEWMAN CONNECTION for CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY SITES

To find a Catholic Campus Ministry at nearly every school in the United States, go to Newman Connection.