Walking with Purpose bible study growing after St. Catherine start
A women’s bible study group for mothers of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Wichita opened their arms three years ago to all interested women.
The Busy Moms Bible Study at St. Catherine’s became Walking with Purpose so that all women could grow in their faith through study of scripture, support in learning, and fellowship.
“I knew women were hungry to understand scripture, but in a way that wasn’t too burdensome, as they also worked and raised their families,” said Danielle Holtzman, one of the ministry’s volunteers. “I also knew that having a study that was catechetically sound and would be ongoing from year to year was of primary importance.”
Walking with Purpose is designed for women in all walks of life. The program focuses on scriptural study, daily prayer and reflection, a series of videos, and weekly small-group discussions.
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Wichita has also begun a Walking with Purpose bible study.
St. Catherine’s pastor, Father Dan Spexarth, said the Bible study encourages women to become more active and more likely to take leadership roles in their parishes.
“There are lots of programs that help us grow in our faith so that we can be better Catholics and spouses and parents,” he said.
“Walking with Purpose has inspired women to take responsibility for the success of the parish. St. Catherine is not just a good parish for them but good, in part, because of them. I would recommend it highly to all parishes in the Diocese of Wichita.”
Interested in Walking with Purpose?
A presentation about the Walking with Purpose bible study will be made at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 3636 N. Ridge Road in Wichita.
Register by visiting SaintCatherineWichita.com/wwp-informational-meeting-registration. Registration is limited. For more information, email Katie Reichenberger at katfhsu@hotmail.com, or Jennifer Mays at jennifermayswwp@gmail.com.

Holy Savior golf tournament April 23
Holy Savior will hold its annual golf tournament on Monday, April 23, at Willowbend Golf Club, 8001 E. Mulberry in Wichita.
The tournament begins at noon. The cost is $120 per golfer and includes green fee, cart, beverages, range balls and a barbecue dinner following the tournament.
The event is a benefit for Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy.
Register online at holy-savior.org or send payment to Holy Savior Catholic Church, 1425 N. Chautauqua, Wichita, KS 67214.