Adoring Our Lord — Bishop Carl A. Kemme led Eucharistic Adoration in a service Thursday evening, Aug. 9, attended by hundreds of youth and young adults in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. Wichita Adore Ministries, known as WAM, assisted in the event with lighting and music. Confessions were heard during adoration. A dance for youth followed in Good Shepherd Hall. (Advance photo)

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next several weeks.
Aug. 22: Ordination of Bishop Elect Jerry Vincke, Diocese of Salina
Aug. 26: Mass and blessing of St. Joseph House of Formation addition
Aug. 29: Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School Mass
Aug. 30: Mass of the Holy Spirit at Newman University St. John Chapel, 11 a.m.
Sept. 6: Red Mass at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral
Sept. 9: Blue Mass at 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral; Musician Vespers and Blessings at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral
Sept. 13: Presbyteral Council
Sept. 14: Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Mass

Symposium for baby boomers Sept. 29
A symposium for baby boomers will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Church of the Magdalen in Wichita.
Senior citizens are invited to the event for food, fellowship, and for inspirational talks about how to make the most of the years ahead.
Father John Jirak and Father John Lanzrath will be two of our speakers. Those interested ma call 316-685-5240 for a flyer.

Agencies that assist those with disabilities to host fair Sept. 29
Representatives from local agencies who assist persons with disabilities will answer questions about their agencies at a fair Saturday, Sept. 29.
A Community-Wide Agency Fair Supporting Persons with Disabilities, their Parents and Caregivers will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. that day in the St. Patrick Catholic School gymnasium, located at 2007 N. Arkansas in Wichita.
The fair is a come-and-go event. Those who speak Spanish are welcome. Translating assistance will be available.
For more information, contact Myra at or at 316-269-3900. For Spanish, contact Danny at or at 316-269-3919.

Pro-life Justice for All seminar Saturday
A Justice for All seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.
The seminar will help those attending to be able to have a “loving and productive conversation” with a pro-choice advocate.
Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. in the Pius X Room on the second floor, above the church offices. A pizza lunch is included.
Reservations are requested and may be made by visiting or by calling (316) 683-6426.
For more information, visit

Fulfilled Catholic Bible Study begins Aug. 28
A seven-week upcoming Catholic Bible study will help participants answer common questions about the scriptures.
Why does the Old Testament sound so different from the New Testament? In the Old Testament, God began building a plan and laying a foundation for the beautiful traditions of the Catholic Faith. That plan was fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament.
“Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism” is an apologetic approach to sharing the Catholic Faith using the Old Testament Tabernacle as a blueprint for God’s plan.
While it is designed as a faith-sharing Scripture study, participants will also gain an understanding of some of the most challenged Catholic teachings.
Join Kathy Mietlicki at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center 437 N. Topeka for the seven-week study from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday beginning Aug. 28. The cost is $20, which includes a participant guide. Register by Aug. 21 so that guides may be ordered. To register call 316-685-5240.

Daniel Plan begins Sept. 12 at the St. Joe Pastoral Center
The next Daniel Plan begins Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The healthy lifestyle course will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Pastoral Center at 437 N. Topeka in Wichita.
The Daniel Plan provides eternal wisdom with the best of modern science to guide participants to their optimum fitness, weight, and overall health.
The cost is $10 per month and includes a participant guide. Register by Sept. 5 by calling the Office of Marriage and Family Life at 316-685-5240.

Mika Gross to speak at next Date Night Sept. 6
Mika Gross will talk about “Parenting and Marriage: Finding Strengths and Sharing a Vision” at the next Date Night sponsored by the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family.
Gross, a counselor and a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish, Wichita, will speak at a dinner that will begin at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the dining room of the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.
Jake Samour, director of the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life, said marriage results in blessing and challenges for couples.
“Couples who learn to understand and respect each other’s’ unique strengths as parents and who work from a shared vision for a way of life in the home are uniquely equipped to navigate the competing priorities, difficult decisions, and crazy schedules of family life,” he said.
The cost is $30 per couple. To register visit and click on the “View Our Program Calendar” link.

Our Daily Bread Pantry seeking fresh produce
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry at Catholic Charities is in need of fresh produce for families in need.
To donate, please contact (316) 264-8344 extension 1504 or deliver to 2825 S. Hillside in Wichita on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Father-son outdoor retreat set for Sept. 15
A TrueManhood Outdoor Men’s Retreat will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in Beloit, Kansas.
The event is for men and their sons, ages 13 and older. The retreat mixes Catholic masculine formation with basic weapons training, campfires, time for reflection, meals, the sacraments, and daily Mass.
Those of all faith traditions are welcome. The cost is $75 for an adult male, $130 for a father and son, and $180 for a father and two sons.
Register for the retreat at For more information email or call or text 785-534-2575.

Notre Dame professor to speak at NU Oct. 3
Brian Collier, Ph.D., a faculty member at Notre Dame, will deliver the 2018 Hesburgh Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center at Newman University in Wichita.
Dr. Collier will speak on the topic of “Save Our Schools, Save Our Country, and Save Your Family: a History of Change in Education in America.” The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Collier holds a doctorate in American Indian History and the History of Education in America. In addition to teaching at Notre Dame, he works with the Alliance for Catholic Education and the Institute for Educational Initiatives.
The event is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Wichita and Newman University.

The pope’s intention
Here is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for this month:
The treasure of Families: That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.