2018 July Living Faith as a Young Adult

Listening to and loving the "Nones"
We are know young adults who are either struggling with being Catholic or are no longer practicing the Catholic faith. As Church, we love these young people, and want to hear their stories. Saint Mary's Press Research has provided a non-judgmental forum to listen to young people who have decided to not identify as Catholic. Will you please help us hear their stories by sending them this link? Together we may find a way to reach them and invite to the joy of the Gospel.


July 9 | Theology on Tap | Dinner at 7 pm, Presentation at 8 pm | Loft 150 above River City Brewery in Old Town | Wichita

Aug 3 | Young Adult Evening at Midwest Catholic Family Conference featuring Ceili Rain Concert and Scott Hahn | Century II | Wichita

Aug 13 | Theology on Tap | Dinner at 7 pm; Presentation at 8 pm | Loft 150 above River City Brewery in Old Town | Wichita

Aug | New College Student Orientation | Watch for Catholic Campus Ministry booths at the following schools and pick up your cup of goodies!
Butler Community College - El Dorado Campus
Hutchinson Community College
Tabor University
Sterling College

July 5 | How to Read the Bible | 7-8:30 pm | Spiritual Life Center

July 24 | What Do Catholics Believe About Eastern Religions, Yoga, Mindfulness | 7-8:30 pm | Spiritual Life Center

Join other young adults who gather for Mass together on the first Sunday of each month at various parishes in the diocese:
July 1 | 9:00 am | St. Margaret Mary
Aug 5 | 9:00 am | St. Catherine of Siena
Sep 2 | 10:00 am | St. Anne

Attend one of the many Wichita Adore Ministries Adoration Events held throughout the diocese this summer:
July 1 | Mass and Adoration |8:00 pm | Holy Cross | Hutchinson
July 5 | Adoration Under the Stars |8:45 pm - 10:30 pm | St. Joseph | Ost
July 14 | Mass and Adoration | 5:00 -8:00 pm | St. Vincent de Paul | Andover
July 28 | Mass and Adoration | 6:00-9:00 pm | Sacred Heart | Arkansas City
Aug 11 | Mass and Adoration | 5:00-8:00 pm | Church of the Holy Spirit | Goddard

Consider making a retreat this summer. Scholarships are available for all of these:
July 6-8 | A Silent Retreat: The Carthusian Experience | Spiritual Life Center | Wichita
July 14-16 | TEC retreat | St. Paul, KS
Aug 10-12 | A Silent Retreat: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola | Spiritual Life Center | Wichita



2018 June Living Faith

Ah, summertime! A time for rest and renewal--or maybe just the same frantic pace as other times of the year, but with more sun. Whatever your personal calendar looks like, I encourage you to fill it with more SON by spending some of your time learning about, loving, and serving our Lord, Jesus Christ. Here are some suggestions to get you started. May your summer be filled with Son!

Theology on Tap continues throughout the summer on the Second Monday of each month at Loft 150 above River City Brewery in Old Town. 

  • June 11 | Theology on Tap | 7 pm | Wichita
  • July 9 | Theology on Tap | 7 pm | Wichita
  • August 13 | Theology on Tap | 7 pm | Wichita

The Spiritual Life Center is hosting the Catholic Culture Conference: Catholic Thought in an Age of Confusion - Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about how Catholicism relates to--and is intended to positively change--our culture.

  • June 1 - 3 | Catholic Culture Conference | Wichita

You will not regret carving out three days to make a TEC retreat. It will refresh and recharge like nothing else.

  • June 2-4 | TEC | Hutchinson
  • July 14-16 | TEC | St. Paul, KS

Annual Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary - Join the IHM sisters each evening that you are able for this powerful novena

  • May 31 - June 8 | 7pm | IHM House of Formation, Colwich

Listening for Peace is an ecumenically planned service to promote faith among all Christians

  • June 7 | 7pm | Listening for Peace Prayer Service | St. Francis of Assisi Parish | Wichita

A few great summer reads:

There are countless ways to volunteer your time this summer. Check your local United Way website or consider these:

  • June 3 -8 | Prayer and Action | St. Peter, Schulte | painting, weeding, cleaning - whatever is needed
  • Volunteer with Dirty Vagabond Ministries urban youth ministry. Contact Andy for more information.