2015 April College Age Ministry Highlights

Blessed Easter! Joy is the definitive word for the next 6 weeks--taking us up to Pentecost Sunday on May 24th--when the Spirit comes to us. You may not feel very joyful as you slug through end-of-semester projects, papers and final exams, but remember that Christ has conquered death for you and His Spirit is with you through every possible trial you may face.

Before the semester ends, I invite you to take a look at some faith-building opportunities coming up in the near future. HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!!

GROW IN FAITH

Apr 10-12 Come & See Retreat
7 pm Friday - 1:30 pm Sunday
IHM Motherhouse, Wichita
Contact Sr. Marie Therese at least 3 days prior to weekend

May 29-31 ENCOUNTER
Steubenville Young Adult Conference
St. Louis, MO

June 20-22 TEC RETREAT
Saturday morning through 5 pm Monday
Hutchinson, KS

SERVE OTHERS

Apr 12 DiRT Confirmation Retreat
1-5 pm
Blessed Sacrament Parish
Small group leaders needed!
Contact Angelica Ayers to serve on this weekend

June 7-12 Prayer & Action College Week
St. Patrick Church, Wichita

RESPONSE 2015
A directory of full-time, faith-based volunteer opportunities

DEEPEN PRAYER LIFE

June 5-7 Fr. Kapaun Pilgrimage
Walk 22 miles/day from Wichita to Pilsen, filled with prayer and meditations

The Busier the Better? - Blog from Busted Halo

How Do I Know I'm In the Right Major? - Blog from FOCUS

BE IN COMMUNITY

Apr 14 Theology on Tap | The Loft in Old Town | Wichita

Look for a Catholic community near you! Newman Connection has an interactive map to assist you.

2015 March College Age Ministry Highlights

We are about 1/2 way through Lent, and those of you in school are about 1/2 through your semester! Keep calm and keep the faith. No matter how busy you are, making the time to nurture your relationship with God is always time well-spent! Here are a few highlights for your consideration. Know that I pray for you every day! - Chris

GROWTH IN FAITH

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) have the following retreats scheduled this spring for college age women:
- Lenten Retreat on March 20-22
- Come & See on April 10-12
Both retreats are from 7:00 pm Friday - 1:30 pm Sunday IHM Motherhouse in Wichita.
RSVP at least 3 days prior to retreat to Sr. Marie Therese, IHM (316) 722-9316 or
vocations@sistersihmofwichita.org

BE IN COMMUNITY

1) Theology on Tap | March 10 | 7:00 pm | Loft 150 Wichita
Topic: What Am I Doing with My Life? Presenter: Wendy Glick from Catholic Charities.

2) Rush of Fools Christian Rock Concert | March 27| 7 pm | Newman University | FREE

DEEPEN PRAYER LIFE

What is Lent? from Catholic Relief Services has a number of great video reflections on Lent by various well-known speakers, including Archbishop Paul Coakley who is from our diocese! Check them out.

SERVE OTHERS

You are invited to attend as much of the Prayer & Action College Week Mission Experience as your schedule will allow. The week begins on Sunday, June 7 at 5 pm and ends by noon on Friday, June 12. Day-only participants are also welcome. Registration opens on April 1. Download forms here.