St. Catherine of Siena begins final building phase — Two matching spires will dominate the exterior of the proposed St. Catherine of Siena Church in Wichita. Construction on the parish’s third, and final, building phase began at the end of February. The neo-Romanesque 1,200-seat church is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2020. The $17 million project, which includes a gymnasium, was approved by the parish and the bishop after a successful appeal. The architect is SPT Architecture with Simpson Construction Services as the construction manager. (Rendering courtesy SPT Architecture, Wichita)

Fr. Gallagher to lead mission March 23
Father Tim Gallagher will lead a mission in Blessed Sacrament Parish’s new gym from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
His topic will be: Discernment of Spirits and How to Apply Ignatius Teaching to your Everyday Life.
The cost is $20 and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and materials. To register, contact the parish office at 316-682-4557, email, or register at
Father Gallagher was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Having obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University, he has taught, assisted in formation work, and served two terms as provincial in his own community.
He has dedicated many years to an extensive international ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life. He is a frequent speaker on EWTN, and has written eight books on Ignatian discernment and prayer, a biography of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, and a book on the Liturgy of the Hours.
He currently holds the St. Ignatius Chair for Spiritual Formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver.

All Saints Family Night March 2
All Saints Parish’s Family Night we’ll be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the gymnasium.
The faithful are invited for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. Raffles will be held and carnival-style games will be available.
The parish is located at 3205 E. Grand in Wichita.

STA hosting St. Patrick’s Day party
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Wichita is hosting a St. Paddy’s Day Bash from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the school cafeteria.
The band Annie Up will provide music for the evening. The cost is a $10 suggested donation.
Guests must be 21 years or older. For reservations, visit

Monthly bingo at Sacred Heart Parish in Colwich, March 17
Monthly cash bingo will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 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.

3on3 basketball tournament March 23
The St. Catherine of Siena Third Annual 3on3 Basketball Tournament will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
The tournament will begin with Mass at 7:30 a.m. Team introductions and tournament play will follow at about 8 a.m.
The event is a 16-team coed tournament. Participants must be 18 years or older. The tournament is “semi-competitive.” Baskets by a man count for one point, two points by a woman. Teams play to 15 points and must win by two. There is a 20-minute time limit.
The fee to play is $50 per team and includes three team T-shirts. Additional shirts may be ordered for $10 each. The minimum roster is three, the maximum is five. Prizes are to be determined.
To sign up, contact; or call or text Caleb Edelman at 316-570-2299. Payment may be made at the parish office or pay online at
The event is free for spectators. Concessions will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Joseph dinner and raffle set for March 10
St. Joseph Parish in Wichita will host 59th annual parish dinner Sunday, March 10. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 132 S. Millwood in Wichita.
The menu includes German sausage, roast beef, and homemade desserts. Tickets are $10. Children age five and younger eat free. Drive-through and carry-out will be available.
A raffle will be held, with half the proceeds going to the winner and half to the parish. Other prizes include a 55” television, hotel accommodations, a quilt and more. A $1 donation per ticket, or $5 for six tickets, is requested. There will also be a game room and a cake walk, plus other prizes.

Lenten family retreat March 9-10 at SCS
A Lenten family retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, at Saint Catherine of Siena’s Parish Education Center in Wichita.
The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Fr. Thomas Haake, an Oblate of the Virgin Mary from Rome, will be presenting as well as leading sessions for children of different ages. The retreat will include several talks on the Holy Spirit, Mass and adoration.
Registration until Feb. 15 is $25/single, $40/couple, $75/family; and $35/single, $50/couple, $90/family afterward.
To register visit Lunch both days is included in the registration fee. Let the parish know about food allergies.

A quilt of many hands — Christ the King Parish Quilters hold one of their hand-quilted quilts that will be part of their Annual Quilt Party Sunday, March 3, in the school gym, located at 4501 W. Maple in Wichita. From left are Christine Allsman, Nellie Miller, Karen Gomez, Connie Pappan, Betty Peters, Vicki More, and Teresa Puetz. The event will include 22 quilts, crocheted items, a quilt rack, a Yoder meat bundle, door prizes, and more. Doors open and food will be served at 11:30 a.m. The auction and games begin at 1 o’clock. On the menu will be German sausage, homemade bierocks, sloppy joes, desserts, and snacks. (Photo courtesy Debbie Schulte Sigman)
Knights assist ministry — Joe Hays, from the Knights of Columbus Council 691, made up of Knights from Cathedral, St. Anthony, and Holy Savior parishes, hands a check for $647.09 to Myra Jacobs, director of the 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, Lenten Retreats, and Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs.