Parish news, October 5, 2018

Digging for cash — Church of the Resurrection children dig through a pile of hay for money during the parish’s annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 16. The event included games for the kids, a Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge, bingo, trailer rides, and lot of food, including fried chicken provided by the parish. (Courtesy photo)

Bushton Parish annual fall dinner Sunday, Oct. 21
Holy Name Parish of Bushton will host its annual Fall Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Bushton Community Center, located on the north side of Bushton.
A roast beef dinner will be served. This year’s event also will include a traditional raffle with over 50 items featuring a queen-sized quilt as the grand prize, a children’s raffle featuring a boy’s and girl’s gift basket as the grand prizes, a cake wheel, and numerous children’s games.
The cost of the meal, including a salad bar and pie, is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those 5 and under.

Lord’s Diner benefit at SVdP, Andover, set for Friday, Oct. 12
St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Andover, is hosting a Lord’s Diner benefit “Dunfer…Dead or Alive,” beginning` at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
The Western theme comedy musical includes appetizers, adult beverages, dinner, and silent and live auctions.
A Preview Party will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the parish. The party includes a musical performance, light appetizers, and adults beverages.
The all-star cast includes Wichita favorites Bucky Walters, and Ted and Ned Woodward.
For tickets to either event, call 316-733-1423 or email
The event has raised over $1 million for The Lord’s Diner since 2007.

Parish choirs, others, invited to Nov. 18 St. Cecilia Sing
All parish choirs, cantors, and instrumentalists, along with their families and friends, are invited to the St. Cecilia Sing Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Adorers of the Blood of Christ Convent, 1165 Southwest Blvd. in Wichita.
The program begins at 2 p.m. and includes prayer, the life of St. Cecilia, choir performances, and congregational singing. An optional tour of the chapel will be offered at 3:30 p.m. A reception begins at 4 o’clock.
Performance reservations are requested by Saturday, Oct. 8. To do so email, and indicate if your choir or musicians would like to perform a selection. Those who plan to attend are asked to make a reservation by Nov. 13.

Outdoor rosary Oct. 13 at Magdalen in honor of Fatima
An outdoor rosary will be prayed beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in front of Church of the Magdalen in Wichita.
The rosary is one of the Public Square Rosary Rallies in remembrance of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun on Oct. 13, 1917, in Portugal.
The faithful are invited to pray the rosary, sing hymns, and recite a litany.

Fall Festival for seniors Oct. 25 at SVdP Parish
Seniors are invited to the annual Fall Festival beginning with Mass at noon Thursday, Oct. 25, at St. Vincent De Paul Parish, located at 123 N. Andover Road in Andover.
Following Mass there will be a catered luncheon from the Carriage Crossing restaurant in Yoder at the Ville venue. The menu includes roasted chicken, smoked sausage, herb roasted red potatoes, glazed carrots, garden salad with dressing, homemade pie, coffee, and tea.
Those attending are asked to remember those less fortunate by bringing non-perishable food items for Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. Door prizes will be awarded. Those who would like to play bingo should bring dimes.
Carriage Crossing requires two weeks notice regarding the number of diners. Reservations are needed promptly. To do so, mail a check for $10 made out to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita by Oct. 11 and mail to the Office of Marriage and Family Life 437 N. Topeka Wichita KS 67202.

Monthly bingo at Sacred Heart Parish, Colwich, Oct. 7
Monthly cash bingo will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in the Religious Education Building at Sacred Heart Parish in Colwich.
Doors open at 1 p.m. The suggested donation is $3 for one card for all 21 games, or $8 for three cards for all games. Snacks and desserts will be available.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the retired priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Wichita and other Catholic charities.

Parish renewal weekends set at OLG in South Hutchinson
Two Christ Renews His Parish spiritual renewal weekends will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in South Hutchinson.
The women’s renewal is Oct. 27-28, and the men’s is Nov. 17-18. The weekends are free but limited to 30 participants who must be 21 or older.
Those interested may visit under the “Formation” tab for more information and to complete an application.
Christ Renews His Parish is designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with others in their faith community. It helps Catholics to renew their understanding of the basic beliefs and traditions of their faith and is designed to bring members of the church together in Christ.

Holy Savior Sunday Mass at 4 p.m. beginning Nov. 4
Holy Savior Parish in Wichita is moving its 5 p.m. Sunday Mass to 4 p.m. beginning on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Father James Billinger, the pastor, said the change is being made because Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, and because the parking lot at St. Peter Claver Church, located at 1209 Indiana, lacks sufficient lighting at night. Lighting improvements aren’t warranted because a new church is now under construction.
St. Peter Claver Church is being used until the new church is completed.

Moving dirt at Holy Savior — Paul Goates, an employee of Simpson Construction Services, uses a skid loader to move dirt Wednesday, Sept. 26, after all buildings on the property were razed and the area cleared. Construction crews at the Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy site at 13th and Chautauqua have been busy in the last few weeks pouring concrete footings for the buildings. Work on the project began in July and is scheduled to be complete by the Fall of 2019. (Advance photo)