Lent begins with a reminder — A penitent begins Lent by receiving ashes at a morning Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita Wednesday, March 6, along with a reminder that he will return to ashes. Easter is April 21. (Advance photo)

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next several weeks.
March 17: Confirmation Mass at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick in Wichita
March 18: Anticipatory Mass, blessing and rededication at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph in Andale
March 19: Charter Review Board; St. Margaret Mary Adoration Chapel Opening and Blessing ; Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis in Wichita
March 20: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes in Pittsburg
March 21: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael in Girard
March 24: Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference Mass at 11 a.m.
March 27: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary in Derby
March 28: Diocesan Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral for St. Joseph, Ost; St. Rose, Mt. Vernon; St. Louis, Waterloo; St. Peter, Schulte; All Saints, Wichita, Holy Savior, Wichita
March 31: Diocesan Confirmation Mass at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral for Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton; St. Mary, Newton; Sacred Heart, Halstead; St. Michael, Mulvane
April 2: Confirmation Mass for Our Lady of Perpetual Help at the Cathedral at 6:30 p.m.
April 3: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. for Sacred Heart in Arkansas City
April 4-5: Jesus Caritas with Bishops of Kansas

Guadalupe Clinic hockey event set for March 29 at Intrust
Guadalupe Hockey Night will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita.
The fundraiser takes the place of the annual Wingnuts baseball game that was held for many years at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. The stadium has been razed in preparation for a replacement.
Ticket vouchers are $10. They are available at the clinic and will be sold at many parishes after weekend Masses. All those attending will receive a free LED cheer stick at the game.
Knights of Columbus and their families have been invited to celebrate their Founder’s Day event at the game.

Guadalupe Clinic Winefest April 25-27
The corks will fly and the wine will flow once again for this year’s Midwest Winefest April 25-27 in Wichita’s Old Town.
The event is a major fundraiser for the Guadalupe Health Foundation and, as usual, will involve about 20 venues for the 2019 Midwest Winefest Walkabout. The event features a variety of food and wine, live music and ambiance for all. Nearly 4,000 participated in last year’s Winefest.
David Gear, executive director of the Guadalupe Clinic, said the Winefest helps the clinic serve the uninsured who are in dire need of quality healthcare. “Patients at Guadalupe Clinic are asked for a $5 donation, however no one is ever turned away due to inability to donate,” he said.
The cost of treating a patient is over $160, he said, adding that the clinic had over 8,200 patient-visits during 2018 – about 63 percent of whom were women.
“The Guadalupe Health Foundation’s mission to fund healthcare for people in need throughout Wichita and the surrounding areas will always be our focus,” Gear said.
Although there are other clinics in Wichita that serve the poor, the Guadalupe Clinic is the only free “safety net” clinic in the city.
Want to sample the wine, food?
Those who wish to wander around Old Town Wichita for the Winefest, may visit MidwestWinefest.org for more information.

Food-high blood pressure presentation Thursday, March 28
A registered dietitian will give a presentation about high blood pressure and how it relates to food from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center, 437 N. Topeka, in Wichita.
Lou Ann Soliah, Ph.D., will talk about hypertension at the food demonstration and tasting.
Participants will sample the food, learn how hypertension can lead to severe medical complications, learn why it is important to control blood pressure, and the dietary measures one can take to manage the condition. There will be time for questions and answers.
The cost is $5 per person for food samples, recipes, and a handout. Seating is limited. Reservations are requested by March 21, to have enough food. To register call 316-685-5240.
The event is sponsored by the Office of Marriage and Family Life.

Can’t make Mass Sunday morning? Go Sunday evening
One of Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s Pastoral Priorities is “reclaiming Sunday as the Lord’s Day.”
If you can’t make it to Mass Sunday morning, here is a list of late Sunday Masses in Wichita, including three in Spanish:
4 p.m.: Holy Savior, at St. Peter Claver Church
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.: Newman University; St. Paul, WSU; St. Patrick, en español
9 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU
Sunday and daily Mass times for all parishes in the diocese may be found by parish at CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org.

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Preparing for Holy Saturday — Bishop Carl A. Kemme and Father Gabriel Greer assist catechumen Ha McCosh, a member of Christ the King Parish in Wichita, during one of three Rites of Election and Calls to Continuing Conversion held last weekend at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. One ceremony was held Saturday and two on Sunday for those who will be received into the church on Holy Saturday. Several hundred catechumens and candidates participated from throughout the diocese. Father Greer is diocesan master of ceremonies. (Advance photos)
Names of the Elect — Representatives of parishes from throughout the Diocese of Wichita carry Books of the Elect down the center aisle of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Wichita, Sunday afternoon. Three rites were held last weekend in anticipation of Holy Saturday. (Advance photo)
Clinic gets help serving the sick — Representatives of Skyward Credit Union of Wichita donated $7,000 to the Guadalupe Clinic Thursday, March 7. Andrie Krahl, director of Marketing and Development for the clinic, accepted the check. Greg Peter, left, and Kevin Wilmoth, delivered the donation. Megan Dominguez, who takes care of communications and marketing for Skyward said the credit union “is proud to continue our relationship and support of Guadalupe Clinic.” The clinic is a diocesan health care ministry whose volunteer medical professionals allow the clinic to serve the needy sick while only asking a $5 donation. (Courtesy photo)