Parish news, November 16, 2018

Assisting the ministry — Grand Knight Robby Spexarth, of the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council in Andale, hands a check for $957.93 to Myra Jacobs, director of the diocesan Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, at the Chancery in Wichita. The donation, from the council’s Tootsie Roll sales, will help the ministry with projects such as Holy Family Camp, Wichita Saints Special Olympics, Advent Retreats, and Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs. (Advance photo)

Christmas Midnight Mass at Blessed Sacrament, Wichita
A Midnight Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church in Wichita for those who want to participate in the traditional Christmas event.
Father Andrew Heiman, pastor, will chant the Christmas proclamation at the liturgy. The Blessed Sacrament choir will lead familiar Christmas carols and other classic Christmas music, accompanied by a string quartet made up of musicians from the Wichita Symphony, flautist Veronica Mascaro, and organist Patrick Harms.
The tradition of Midnight Mass was first observed in the late 300s in Jerusalem. The tradition reached the west in the year 430 under Pope Sixtus II in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.

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 www.olghutch.com 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.

St. Peter to host holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 4
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish in Schulte will host the Senseney Community Band for a Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the church.
Because the concert will benefit The Lord’’s Diner, those planning to attend are asked to bring one can of food per person, as admission.