Parish news, November 2, 2018

Hutch area priests honored — The Reno County Serra Club sponsored a billboard at 30th and Plum streets in Hutchinson for Priesthood Sunday, Oct. 28. The priests are clockwise, from top left, Fathers Aaron Spexarth, Juan Garza, Michael Maybrier, Todd Shepherd, and Michael Kerschen. (Courtesy photo)

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 forces are invited to the Father Kapaun Guild Veteran’s Day Celebration.

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.

Winfield hosting school gala 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.

Parish renewals 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.

Monthly bingo at Sacred Heart Parish, Colwich, Nov. 4
Monthly cash bingo will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 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.

Prepare to Care Workshop Nov. 12 at SVdP, Andover
A “Prepare to Care” workshop will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Andover. It is for anyone juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, or career while caring for a child, an aging parent, spouse or grandparent, in town or at a distance.
The workshop will explore the roles and impact of the family caregiver, and teach ways to maintain well-being. Practical tools and emotional supports will enable the family caregiver to thrive while caring for another –all with a Christ-centered view.
Those who would like their parish to host a workshop may contact Rayna Neises at or at 620-921-0082.

Cathedral hosting First Saturday devotion to Immaculate Heart of Mary this Saturday
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita has initiated a First Saturday devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary following its First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart.
The First Saturday devotion begins with an 8:30 a.m. rosary and a 9 a.m. Mass for our Blessed Mother.
The First Saturday devotion has four parts, all done with the intention of consoling our Mother’s Immaculate Heart:
• Confession within 8 days of the First Saturday
• Reception of Holy Communion on the First Saturday
• Recitation of five decades of the Rosary
• Meditation for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary