Hormel donates $10K to Diner — Representatives of Wichita’s Hormel Foods/Dold Foods plant donated $10,000 to The Lord’s Diner Friday, Sept. 21. Accepting is Jan Haberly, the Diner’s director. The company representatives, from left, are Janna Biddle, John Kuffler, and plant manager Joe Peine. Hormel/Dold also sends volunteers each month to serve on the Diner’s Evergreen truck. (Courtesy photo)

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next several weeks.
Oct. 8-9: Kansas Catholic Conference of Bishops
Oct. 9: Legatus Mass and dinner
Oct. 10: Catholic Assembly for Business at 7:15 a.m. at Spiritual Life Center
Oct. 11: A Better Choice Opening and Dedication at 3:30 p.m.; Vespers and dinner with parents of seminarians at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral
Oct. 12-13: Conception Seminary Board of Regents
Oct. 13: Holy Savior Red & Black Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Wichita Marriott
Oct. 14: Diocesan Anniversary Mass at 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral
Oct. 15-18: Clergy Convocation for all priests of the Diocese at the Spiritual Life Center
Oct. 21: White Mass at Chapel of the Sorrowful Mother at 11 a.m. at Via Christi St. Francis; Wichita Adore Ministry benefit dinner at 5:30 p.m. at St. Peter, Schulte

Prayer breakfast Thursday at Newman
The faithful are invited to a prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Dugan Gorges Conference Center at Newman University in Wichita.
“Peace Fills My Soul” will feature song, scripture, and fellowship from Newman students, staff, faculty, and alums.
To make a reservation, visit Tinyurl.com/NUbreakfast2018. The deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
The event is sponsored by the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies.

Gosnell movie opens Oct. 12 in Wichita
A movie is based on the book, Gosnell – the Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, opens Friday, Oct. 12. It will be shown at the Warren West 17 and 13th Avenue Warren theaters in Wichita. Check the movie theater schedule for show times.
The movie, Gosnell, tells the story of the infamous late-term abortionist found guilty by a Pennsylvania grand jury after being ignored by health authorities for years.

Rachel’s Vineyard retreat Oct. 26-28
A Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for those who are suffering from abortion will be held Oct. 26-28 in Kansas City.
For more information or to register, please call Teresa O’Donnell at (816) 679-4973 or email rvkcmo@gmail.com or visit www.rachelsvineyardkc.org.

Card shower for Sister Elizabeth Ann Engels
A card shower has been requested on the 90th birthday, Oct. 23, of Sister Elizabeth Ann Engels on Oct. 23.
Cards may be sent to her at 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS 67218

Coast to Coast rosary to be prayed at U.S. Courthouse Sunday
Inspired by successful initiatives in Poland and Ireland, American Catholics are recruiting others to join a coast to coast rosary Sunday, Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
In Wichita, the rosary will be prayed at 3 p.m. on the southeast corner of the U.S. Courthouse, located at 401 N. Market. Event organizers recommend the rosaries take place at 4 p.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Mountain, 1 p.m. Pacific so that the nation is praying in unison.
That Sunday is the final day of a nationwide prayer campaign called the “Novena for Our Nation,” a 54-day rosary from the Feast of the Assumption on Aug. 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7.
The event locally is being coordinated by the St. Anne Parish Knights of Columbus. For more information contact Gary Schmidt at glschmidt_sdsmt@sbcglobal.net or Bonnie Toombs at 316-269-3935.

Charities’ Our Daily Bread Food Pantry seeking food drives
By October some of the shelves at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, a ministry of Catholic Charities, are bare because the previous year’s holiday donations have given away – particularly canned vegetables.
Our Daily Bread, which serves 280 to 300 families a week, is looking for businesses and organizations to host “flash” food drives. The pantry is especially seeking canned corn, green beans and peas.
Those who would like to host a drive may call (316) 264-8344 ext. 1504 or email gving@CatholicCharitiesWichita.org.

Annual White Mass honoring health care professionals Oct. 21 at St. Francis hospital
A White Mass for doctors, nurses, and other health-care professionals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Chapel of the Sorrowful Mother at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita.
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will celebrate the Mass.
Peg Tichacek, Via Christi’s chief mission integration officer, said Via Christi is pleased to welcome Bishop Kemme and to be a sponsor of the White Mass. “We welcome all physicians and health care workers to the Chapel of the Sorrowful Mother to share in this blessing,” she said.
For many years Via Christi has jointly sponsored the White Mass with the Diocese of Wichita and the St. Gianna Guild, a charted guild of the Catholic Medical Association in Wichita.
The St. Gianna Guild is composed of more than 20 active Catholic physicians, residents, medical school students, and others who meet regularly to share their faith. Fr. Joseph Tatro and Fr. Michael Brungardt both serve as chaplains.
A Blue Mass, honoring first responders, and a Red Mass, honoring judges, lawyers, and others in the legal profession, were celebrated in Wichita last month. The White Mass is named for the white coats of physicians, although it honors all those who work in health care.

Daughters of Isabella card party Oct. 19
The Daughters of Isabella Fall Card Party and Luncheon will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 13th and Mt. Carmel.
Tickets are $10. The event will include games, a raffle, door prizes, and food.

Diocesan priests leading pilgrimage to France and Italy
Fathers Jerome Spexarth and Nicholas Voelker are planning to lead a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, and Italy April 29 to May 9.
Pilgrims will visit Lourdes for three nights and take part in the rosary processions, miraculous baths, and tour St. Bernadette’s home. From there they will visit Rome, Siena, Orvieto, and Assisi in Italy. All the popular sites in Rome will be visited.
The cost for the 11-day all-inclusive tour is $3,945 and will include Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.
For a brochure or more information, call Suzie Diskin at 620-449-2783 or 800-842-4842, or visit www.SelectInternationalTours.com, click on scheduled tours, destination, France.

Movie about the perils of sexual chaos to be screened Oct. 20-21
A new documentary about Humanae Vitae titled “Unprotected: A Pope, the Pill, and the Perils of Sexual Chaos” will be shown at Newman University Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21.
The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Performance Hall.
A free will offering at the door will be accepted with a suggested donation of $5. For more about the film, visit UnprotectedMovie.com.

Caregiver meeting Oct. 11 at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center
Nourish, a faith-based program that addresses the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of family caregivers meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center, 437 N. Topeka, in Wichita.
Nourish provides support for those caring for the permanently or temporarily disabled. The program provides information rooted in the Catholic faith about what caregivers are struggling with while caring for a loved one – in their home, nursing home or hospital setting.
The next meeting is Oct. 11. For more information call Rayna at 620-921-0082 or at Rayna@TakeHeartCoaching.com.
Nourish is sponsored by the diocesan Senior Adult Ministries and Ministry With Persons With Disabilities.

Struggling with pornography?
Those who are struggling with pornography and need spiritual help may contact a priest of the Diocese of Wichita for help.
To do so, send an e-mail to ineedhelpfather@gmail.com. “Our Lord always provides a means to overcome sin!,” the priest says.

No excuse for missing Mass on Sunday; there are many ‘last chance’ Masses now available
There are now several late Sunday Masses in Wichita, including two in Spanish:
5 p.m.: St. Peter Claver, 1209 Indiana. (Holy Savior’s temporary site. See story above.)
5:15 p.m.: Blessed Sacrament
5:30 p.m.: Church of the Magdalen
6 p.m.: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; St. Anne, en español
6:30 p.m.: St. Thomas Aquinas; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, en español
7 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU; St. Patrick, en español
9 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU