CAMPUS MINISTRIES

The following is a list of campus ministries in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. To find a Catholic Campus Ministry outside of the diocese go to Newman Connection.

Allen Community College
St. John Parish
310 S. Jefferson, Iola, KS 66749
Rev. John Miller, pastor
620-365-2277
Bethany College
St. Bridget Parish
206 W. Swensson, Lindsborg, KS 67456
Rev. Hien Nguyen, pastor
785-227-3588
Bethel College
St. Mary Parish
106 E. 8th St., Newton, KS 67114
Rev. Nicholas Voelker, pastor
316-282-0459
http://www.stmarynewton.org/
Butler Community College - Andover Campus
St. Vincent de Paul Parish
123 N. Andover Rd., Andover, KS 67002
Rev. Kent Hemberger, pastor
316-733-1423
http://www.svdpks.org/

Butler Community College - El Dorado Campus
St. John the Evangelist Parish
302 N. Denver, El Dorado, KS 67042
Rev. Brian Bebak, pastor
316-321-4796
http://www.stjohneldorado.com/


Active group - Contact Marsha & Dennis Todd

 

Central Christian College
St. Joseph Parish
520 E. Northview, McPherson, KS 67460
Rev. Hien Nguyen, pastor
620-241-0821
http://www.stmarynewton.org/

Active group - Contact Doretta Abshire

Coffeyville Community College
Holy Name Parish
408 Willow St., Coffeyville, KS 67337
Rev. Chad Arnold, pastor
620-251-0475
http://www.holynamecoffeyville.org/

Active group - Contact Amy Lumley

Cowley Community College
Sacred Heart Parish
302 S. B St. , Arkansas City, KS 67005
Rev. Patrick Reilley, pastor
620-442-0566
http://www.sacredheartac.com/
Friends University
St. Joseph Parish
132 S. Millwood, Wichita, KS 67213
Rev. Stuart Smeltzer, pastor
316-261-5800
http://stjosephwichita.com/
Fort Scott Community College
Mary Queen of Angels Parish
705 S. Holbrook St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701
Rev. Robert Wachter, pastor
620-223-4340
Hesston College
St. Mary Parish
106 E. 8th St. , Newton, KS 67114
Rev. Nicholas Voelker, pastor
316-282-0459
http://www.stmarynewton.org/

Hutchinson Community College
Holy Cross Parish
2631 Independence Rd. 67502
Rev. Roger Lumbre, pastor
620-665-5163
http://holycross-hutch.com/

Active group - Contact Shelli Ridder

Independence Community College
St. Andrew Parish
210 N. 4th St. , Independence, KS 67301
Rev. Andrew Heiman, pastor
620-331-1789
http://standrewindependence.com/

Labette Community College
St. Patrick Parish
1807 Stevens Ave, Parsons, KS 67357
Rev. James Borkenhagen, pastor
620-421-6762
http://www.stpatricksparsons.org/

Active group - Contact Joe Heppler

McPherson College
St. Joseph Parish
520 E. Northview, McPherson, KS 67460
Rev. Hien Nguyen, pastor
620-241-0821
http://www.stjosephmcpherson.com/

Active group - Contact Doretta Abshire

Neosho Community College
St. Patrick Parish
424 S. Central, Chanute, KS 66720
Rev. Michael Linnebur, pastor
620-431-6587
http://stpatrickchanute.org/

Active group - Contact Ethan Smilie

Newman University
3100 McCormick Ave, Wichita, KS 67213
Rev. John Fogliasso - Director of Campus Ministry
316-942-4291 x 2223

http://www.newmanu.edu/

Active group - Contact Fr. Fog

Pittsburg State University
St. Pius X Catholic Student Center
301 - A E. Cleveland, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Rev. David Voss, chaplain
620-235-1138
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
620-231-2135

www.catholicgorillas.org

Active group - Contact Fr. David Voss

Southwest Community College
Holy Name Parish
412 E. 8th Ave., Winfield, KS 67156
Rev. Michael Klag, pastor
620-221-3610
http://www.holynamewinfield.org/

Sterling College
St. Paul Parish
415 St. Francis, Lyons, KS 67554
Rev. Robert Spencer, pastor
620-257-3503

Active group - Contact Kindra Rowley

Tabor College
Holy Family Parish
415 N. Cedar, Marion, KS 66861
Rev. Darrin May, pastor
620-382-3369
http://www.hfpmc.org./

Active group - Contact Terry Vinduska

Wichita State University
St. Paul Catholic Student Center
1810 N. Roosevelt, Wichita, KS 67208
Rev. John Hay, pastor
316-684-6896
Rose Healy - Assistant Director of Community
http://www.stpauluniversityparish.com

Active group - Contact Rose Healy

 

2018 April Living Faith

Special Prep for Finals Week Issue

How to Finish the Semester Well
As you head into the final stretch of the semester, please know that God is very much with you, and that you are in the prayers of the staff of the Office of Faith Formation. You may find some of these resources helpful as your organize your remaining time before FINALS WEEK:

1) 7 Tips to Prepare for Finals (short video) These young women offer some creative and simple strategies to give your study time an "edge" for success.

2) 20 Study Tips for Finals (blog) These tips may seem obvious, but bear repeating

3) Final Exams Ultimate Guide (videos) This College Info Geek site offers a number of videos on every possible topic to prepare you for finals

LOOKING AHEAD TO SUMMER
If  you haven't secured a job for the summer yet, check out INDEED.COM for some options for college students in the Wichita area.


UNITE - at Theology on Tap held the Second Monday of each month

GROW - Consider finally making a TEC Retreat  and/or working on a TEC retreat this summer. Many blessings await!

PRAY - for those in our community who will be ordained as Deacons on May 19 at the Cathedral and as priests on May 26 at Church of the Magdalen. If you can make either or both celebrations, do it!

SERVE - Volunteer at Prayer and Action June 3 -8 during College Week in Schulte. You can sign up for the whole 5 days, or just one day at a time.

You can also serve as a volunteer during Holy Family Week June 11-14 for people with special needs. Here is the volunteer application or call their office at 316-269-3900 to see if they still need volunteers.

You can also volunteer with Dirty Vagabond Ministries in Wichita throughout the summer. Check out their website to find out how they are serving teens who "slip through the cracks" in the inner city.

Pray For A College Student

Click HERE to sign up to pray for a college student

Do you remember what is was like when you were in college?

School was exciting
there may have been a new living situation (a home away from home--with a new roommate)
your daily routine changed
the classes seemed a lot tougher than high school, and the professors were largely unsympathetic.

And there was an entirely new social scene with lots of new friends invited you to lots of different activities. Many good--some questionable--and a few just outright wrong.

Whether you attended a community college, a small private school or a massive university, the challenges to remain faithful to your Catholic upbringing were considerable.
There were some many questions--and so many people questioning your faith.
There were so many choices and decisions--and so few people offering your good advice.
And there was so little time to devote to your faith formation--sometimes just making it to Sunday Mass was tricky with your school, work and social schedule.

It is not difficult to realize that our college students stand in need of prayer.

Would you consider signing up to pray for the Catholic students attending one of the colleges in our diocese? The commitment is for 12 months, focusing on one school.

The students may never know who was praying for them--or even that anyone was praying for them.
But they might find the challenges of college life a little easier to take.
And they might find that they are inspired to make better choices.
And their hearts might be drawn to explore more of an adult faith through their campus ministry or other Catholic offerings at their school or nearby parish.

If you are interested in participating, here is what to do:

  • Select a school that you would like to focus on and let us know your selection by August 1 by completing this form
  • Remember in your daily prayers the students attending that school
  • Select a prayer method of your choice
  • A few suggestions include: a prayer for campus ministers and students, and a diocesan prayer for students.
  • With your permission, your name will be given to the campus minister and/or parish priest to let them know you are praying for their students
  • The following July you will be sent you an invitation to renew your commitment or to complete your commitment (your choice).

 

Parish Outreach to college age young adults

12 Ways to Gather Over Winter Break

Whether they went away to school or stayed in the area, the winter break provides a great opportunity to reunite your college age parishioners with their friends from the parish. Here are 12 suggestions brought to you by Young Adult Ministry in a Box to get you started! For step-by-step instructions on any of these suggestions, contact the Office of Faith Formation.

 1)      Being Holy Right Where You Are (prayer) This 1/2-day retreat will help young adults identify moments of holiness in their everyday lives and help them be more in tune with their spirituality during the busy Advent and Christmas seasons.

 2)      Advent Faith Sharing (prayer) AdventFaith Sharing brings Young Adults together for an evening of conversation as the church prepares for the Christmas Season. This gathering will offer young adults space for quiet reflection, reading scripture, and sharing favorite poems, short stories, or writings about Christmas.

3)      Advent Day of Reflection (prayer) This mini-retreat gives young adults an opportunity to slow down and get into the spirit of the Advent season. It includes talks, small group discussion, prayer, and lunch.

4)      You’ve Got (Advent) Mail! (study) This program includes all of the details to help you create a well-planned e-mail campaign that will engage, teach, and encourage young adults to get involved in the season of Advent.

5)      Lessons and Carols (study) The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson’s message and a brief prayer.

6)      Digital Scavenger Hunt (study) This Digital Scavenger Hunt is a self-directed time of searching and reflecting on our Christian journey. 

7)      Christmas Poetry Gathering (fellowship) A Christmas gathering for young adults to share their favorite Christmas story and discuss why it’s their favorite.

8)      Christmas Cookie Exchange (fellowship) This casual Christmas Cookie Exchange is a great way for young adults to gather and get to know one another while sharing yummy treats. 

9)      Pizza and a Movie (fellowship) Young adults gather to watch Les Miserables and engage in small group discussions afterward to highlight the faith themes in the movie.

10)  Deck the Halls (generosity) This Advent program is a community-building social activity that allows young parishioners to share in the joy of Christmas by decorating their church as a community.

11)  Mary’s Shower (generosity) This fun event gathers young adults to reflect on the Nativity story and invites them to collect baby items for a local pregnancy center or women’s shelter.

12)  “Pay it Forward” Holiday Gift Sale (generosity) Invite young adults to opt out of the consumer mayhem of the holidays by hosting a gift sale of donated new or lightly used items. Proceeds can benefit a parish ministry, local non-profit organization, or other charity.