Parish news, October 19, 2018

Hutchinson and Wichita Life Chain links — Youth from the Hutchinson area made their beliefs clear to passers-by as they participated in the nation-wide Life Chain Sunday, Oct. 7, at the corner of 17th and Lorraine in Hutchinson.
Challenge Girls from Church of the Resurrection in Wichita participated in the national Life Chain Sunday, Oct. 7. The group gathered to catechize the public about life at 29th and Rock streets. (Courtesy photos)
Father Dan Lorimer and many Coffeyville parishioners gathered for the Life Chain Sunday, Oct. 7, to witness for life. (Courtesy photo)

Coffeyville turns out large group for Life Chain
By Valerie Suddock

Pro-lifers in Coffeyville joined 68 other cities across Kansas to witness to the public the sanctification of human life from conception to natural death.
With signs – and umbrellas – in hand, Holy Name parishioners were led by Father Dan Lorimer to the busiest intersection in town. Participants stood solemnly in prayer and reflection while motorists displayed their support by a toot of the horn followed by a simple head nod or wave.
This is the eighth year Coffeyville parishioners have hit the sidewalks for Life Chain Sunday, Oct. 7.
Brian Sherwood, Life Chain Coordinator, said it is humbling to participate because they are “trying to bring awareness about the evil of abortion and the injury it causes, primarily to the unborn victims; but also to the mothers and fathers, the extended family and society at large. I believe God is hearing our prayers and beginning to heal our nation. We have a long way to go yet.”
Sherwood said he has participated in the event for about seven years.
“It's not difficult to coordinate a Life Chain event. I would say the most challenging part is developing solidarity with businesses and other local churches to bring about maximum effect.”
Suddock is a parishioner of Holy Name Parish in Coffeyville.

Bushton Parish fall dinner this Sunday
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.

Winfield hosting Gratitude Gala Saturday, Nov. 10
Winfield’s Holy Name PTO will host an inaugural Gratitude Gala Saturday, Nov. 10, to benefit the school.
The gala will include a barbecue-style dinner, drinks, and live and silent auctions. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:30, followed by the auction.
Mass will be celebrated before the event, at 4:30 p.m. in the church.
PTO President Brad Ziegler said the group is currently raising funds to make improvements to the school as well as purchase an updated science curriculum.
Holy Name Catholic School is a fully accredited, parochial school serving about 55 students and their families. Nearly 40 percent of the school’s students qualify for free or reduced lunches. Holy Name Catholic School is supported by the generous stewardship of its parish and community.
A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased by contacting the school at 620-221-0230.
Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact the school or call Father Ken Schuckman at 620-221-3610.

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.

Veteran’s Day Mass at Pilsen Sunday, Nov. 11
A Veteran’s Day Mass will be celebrated Sunday, Nov. 11, at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen, the hometown of Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun.
A wreath laying and lunch will follow the Mass.
All veterans and those currently serving in the armed forced are invited to the Father Kapaun Guild Veteran’s Day Celebration.