Warming many a soul — Ella Thom, left, and her friend, Hannah Brown, multiplied their stewardship efforts 95 times Saturday, Feb. 23, when they baked and decorated cupcakes for the diocesan Warming Souls ministry. Their desserts were given to the men who use the temporary winter shelter at 841 N. Market in Wichita. Both are seventh graders at Resurrection Catholic School in Wichita. The shelter is open until March 31. For more information about assisting the ministry, contact Bonnie at 316- 269-3935 or toombsb@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org. (Courtesy photo)

Magdalen parishioner wins Brian Bergkamp Student Service Award
Elizabeth Meister, a member of Church of the Magdalen Parish in Wichita, recently received the 2019 Brian Bergkamp Student Service Award for her non-profit foundation project Heart 2 Heart, and her commitment to volunteering in her community.
Heart 2 Heart, or H2H, teaches hands-only CPR to students and adults. Meister and her mother, Lori, her co-trainer, have trained about 2,000 students and adults and have taught an additional 7,000 about the importance of CPR.
The Difference Makers for Wichita award was named after Brian Bergkamp, a seminarian of the Diocese of Wichita who died in 2016 while rescuing a friend in the Arkansas River in Wichita. It is sponsored by Via Christi Health and Ascension.
The award was presented Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Dugan Gorges Conference Center at Newman University.
Meister, a student at Wichita Collegiate, is an active steward of her talents and time at her parish and for the diocese.

Scout religious emblem applications requested
The diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is accepting applications for youth working on religious emblems. The deadline is April 1.
The cost is $10 per application and includes the emblem and a photo taken at the annual Mass, which is scheduled for Sunday, June 9. Applications should be mailed to Kathy Petr, 3128 Applewood, Wichita, KS 67220. In other scrout news:
• Nominations are being sought for scout leaders who have worked to promote spirituality in scouting youth. The deadline is April 1.
• A retreat for those youth working on the Pope Pius XII program is scheduled for Saturday, March 9.
For more information contact Kathy Petr at 316/686-7893 at kpetr@cox.net.

Sharing a ‘miracle’ story — Nick Dellasega explained to first graders at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Pittsburg Monday, March 4, how Father Kapaun interceded through a series of very unlikely events in May of 2011 to save his life. After he collapsed because of a heart arrhythmia during a 5K race May 7 in Pittsburg, Dellasega’s cousin prayed for help to Servant of God Emil Kapaun. Many events aligned to provide Dellasega help, although it ultimately took a divine intervention – presumably through Father Kapaun’s intercession – to get his heart beating again. Father Kapaun’s cause for canonization is now under consideration by the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints. Dellasega reminded the children that even though they are little, they can always pray to help those in need. He encouraged them to pray like Fr. Kapaun: three Hail Marys every morning when they wake up and three every night before going to sleep. (Courtesy photo)