August 2018 College Age Ministry Highlights

2018 August Living Faith as a Young Adult

Special Back-To-School Issue

We wish all of the graduates of the Class of 2018 well as they head off for their next great adventrue! 

Here are a few resources to help you out:

Priority one: Check out Catholic groups on your campus at the following schools:

  • Butler Community College - contact Marsha 
  • Hutchinson Community College - contact Shelli
  • Newman University - contact Fr. Fog
  • Pittsburg State University - contact Fr. David
  • Sterling College - contact Kindra
  • Tabor College - contact Terry
  • Wichita State University - contact Fr. David

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

Join other young adults who gather together for Mass on the first Sunday of each month at various parishes in the diocese:

Aug 5 | 9:00 am | St. Catherine of Siena
Sep 2 | 10:00 am | St. Anne

Attend the LAST Wichita Adore Ministries Adoration:

Aug 11 | Face to Face Mass, Dinner, Adoration, Dance | 5:00-8:00 pm | Church of the Holy Spirit | Goddard

Make a retreat - You will be so glad you did!

Aug 10-12 | A Silent Retreat: The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola | Spiritual Life Center | Wichita

Aug 24-25 | Kansas State University Freshman Retreat | St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center


2016 March College Age Ministry Highlights

As we all move closer to Easter during this year of mercy, here are a few activities designed to help you in your spiritual journey. You will also find a few practical tips at the end of this month's highlights. In the words of Pope Francis, "...let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified."

Theology on Tap | March 8 | The Loft in Old Town | Featuring Fr. Jarrod Lies | Doors open at 7 pm - speaker at 8 pm 

Catholic Men's Conference | March 12 | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception | 8: am -3:30 pm
All men in the diocese are welcome. Speakers include David DiNuzzo, Sr., Fr. Jarrod Lies and Dusty Gates. Registrations accepted by March 6.

Southwest Kansas Young Adult Conference | March 5 | Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dodge City | 8 am - 5 pm
Anyone up for a road trip? This is the Diocese of Dodge City's first young adult conference. All young adults are welcome to attend. There will be something for everyone!

There are 3 important dates this spring and summer commemorating Fr. Kapaun.  The Year of Fr. Kapaun Events:
April 20 | 100th Anniversary of Fr. Kapaun's birth
May 23 | 65th Anniversary of Fr. Kapaun's death - Mass at Cathedral
June 9 | 75th Anniversary of Fr. Kapaun's ordination

There is still time to make a personal Lenten retreat by logging on to the Creighton Online Ministries site sponsored by Creighton University.

If you have never experienced a TEC retreat, what are you waiting for? It is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your relationship with Jesus within a supportive community of believers. If you've made a TEC, please consider serving on a TEC. Serving is an entirely new level of amazing!
TEC Retreat | June 11-13 | Hutchinson, KS
TEC Retreat | July 16-18 | St. Paul, KS

Prayer & Action College Week | June 12-17 | St. Anne Parish, Wichita | Registrations due by May 16
During this Year of Mercy, consider offering up 5 days to serve those is need by joining other college students on Prayer & Action. We will be serving the St. Anne parish neighborhood. You can sign up for the week or just a day at a time. All are welcome--you don't need to have been on Prayer & Action in the past to participate. 

Ike Ndolo outside concert | April 16 | Newman University | FREE

Wichita Catholic Young Adults has a new website with lots of activities for the summer. To receive text and email updates, on young adult events text WCYA to 84576

If you (or someone you know) are experiencing same-sex attraction, there is help for you and your families through Courage. Sponsored by the Office of Family Life.

Looking for something to do this summer? Eagle Eye Ministries has some very interesting excursions lined up in Norway, Florida islands and Colorado. Check them out!

Nearly every student I know could benefit from additional scholarships. Here is some information that may be helpful for you.