2015 September College Age Ministry Highlights


Special Pope Francis visit issue!

If you weren't aware that Pope Francis will be visiting the US in a few weeks, then you are either a super dedicated student and/or you've been living under a rock! Either way, know that his holiness will be state side Sep 22-27.

Follow THE Leader
If you can't break away from your busy life to fly to the east coast, you can follow the events on Twitter @usccb or @catholicnewssvc. You can also check out events on You Tube @usccb.
Join the Tour - Virtually
If you really want to join in the day-to-day visits, you can participate in a virtual tour which basically invites you to download and pray specific prayers for each day of the pontiff's visit.
Read more about The Pope
Check out this
interview on Busted Halo with Michael O'Loughlin author of "The Tweetable Pope."
Go all out!
Finally, if you want to truly enter into the pope mania--you may want to download the new
pope emoji available for free at the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes App Store.

This month you will find some helpful blogs on a variety of topics:
What is Happiness?
How Not to Kill Your Roommate
How to Tell if Your Friends are Real Friends

Get more out of each Sunday Mass. On the St. Louis University liturgy website you'll find valuable tips (reflections, ideas for music, tips for prayer, etc.) for helping prepare for the Sunday liturgy.

Save the Date! The Kansas Catholic College Student Convocation (KCCSC) will take place February 5-7, 2016 at Prairie Star Ranch. Registrations are usually due in December. Contact our office if you'd like info on scholarships and/or carpooling. You won't want to miss this huge Catholic student gathering!

Project Freedom for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita is seeking applicants for the team that provides parish retreats on chastity. Contact OFF@CatholicDioceseofWichita.org if you are interested in applying.

The Diocesan Retreat Team for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita is seeking small group leaders to volunteer 4 hours/per retreat throughout the diocese. This team serves those who are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Great way to witness to young people, catch up with friends, AND receive service hours! It is not too late sign up. You can do that here.

2015 August College Age Ministry Highlights


Fr. John Hay from the Catholic Student Center at WSU will be offering a class in Humanities. Here is a form for a scholarship to the class.

The number of Catholic student groups on campuses is growing. Contact Chris for details on one at your school:

Allen Community College
Bethany College
Bethel College
Butler - Andover Campus
Butler - El Dorado Campus
Coffeyville Community College
Cowley Community College
Friends University
Hesston College
Hutchinson CC
Independence CC
Labette CC
McPherson College
Neosho CC
Sterling College
Tabor College



The Beginning and the End - End of summer Eucharistic Adoration and Dance | Aug 10 | 7-11 pm | St. Joseph - Wichita

Jam for the Lamb | Aug 13 | 6:30-9 pm| St. Francis of Assisi - Wichita















Matt Maher Concert | Aug 7 | Century II - Wichita

Young Adult Mingle at MCFC with Eric Groth (Topic: Catholic Film Making) | Aug 8 | 9:30 pm - Hyatt Regency | $500 or MCFC name tag


The Diocesan Retreat Team (DiRT) is looking for many small group leaders for their upcoming Confirmation Retreats. Most retreats take place on Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. Training begins this Fall, and each retreat counts as 4 or 5 volunteer hours. Read more about it and sign up here.