Morning work at Holy Savior — Two workers high above the ground on a scissor-lift wait for a beam that is being carried to become part of the superstructure of Holy Savior Church at 13th and Erie streets in Wichita. The school, located just north of the church, is scheduled to be complete and ready for use in the fall. The entire Holy Savior complex is between 13th and 14th streets and north Erie and Lorraine streets. Chautauqua Street between 13th and 14th was purchased to become part of the complex. (Courtesy photo)

Way of the Cross with Music March 22 at Resurrection parish
Church of the Resurrection will host a “Way of the Cross with Music” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 22.
Led by choir and string quartet, the service uses a variety of choral and instrumental music to help communicate meanings and emotions from the Stations of the Cross. Each station includes the usual spoken reflections and prayers.
At various stages along the way, interludes of choral music, congregational song, or instrumental music allow time to pause for personal prayer and reflection, and invite impressions of faith to “sink in” to the heart, mind, and soul. The music will include Albinoni’s “Adagio in G minor” with string quartet and pipe organ.
The church is located at 4910 N. Woodlawn in 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.

Lenten lecture series continues at Holy Savior’s complex
A series of Lenten lectures continue until April 11 at the Saint Peter Claver Complex, 1209 N. Indiana, on the Thursday evenings of Lent until April 11. They begin at 6:45 p.m.
Here are the remaining lectures:
March 21: “Solidarity,” Father Michael Baldwin
March 28: “Call to Family, Community & Participation,” Kit Lambertz
April 4: “Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers,” Shannon Rebolledo
April 11: “Care of God’s Creation,” Mary Ellen Loch, CSJ
The event is a presentation of the Peace and Justice Committee of Holy Savior Parish in conjunction with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.

‘He Heals’ April 7 at St. Jude Church
He Heals, an Ascension Via Christi ministry focused on healing the hurts of the body, mind, and spirit through the sacraments and the power of prayer, will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 3030 N. Amidon.
The services are open to anyone who is ill or suffering in any way, as well as for those caring for them.
He Heals begins with a Eucharistic adoration healing service, which includes parishioner testimonies of healing, followed by prayer and benediction. Confession, anointing of the sick, and personal prayer will close the evening.
Anyone interested in learning more about He Heals or partnering with Ascension Via Christi to offer He Heals at their parish may call (316) 268-5662.

Dr. Ray Guarendi to lead parish mission at St. James, Augusta, March 25-27
Catholic clinical psychologist Dr. Ray Guarendi will lead a parish mission Monday through Wednesday, March 25-27, at St. James the Greater Parish in Augusta.
The faithful are invited to participate in the mission, which will be held in the church.
The father of 10 adopted children will speak on a different topic each night:
• Monday, March 25: Getting back to the Family
• Tuesday, March 26: Finding Strength through Faith
• Wednesday, March 27: Personal Conversion Story and the Logic of Christianity
A Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Dr. Guarendi hosts “The Doctor is In,” broadcast daily on 440 Catholics radio stations. His weekly television show “Living Right with Dr. Ray” is broadcast in 140 countries on the EWTN Global Catholic Network.
He has written many books about parenting, marriage, and families, and has been a speaker at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference.

Bishop Gilmore part of Lenten retreat at SEAS on April 2-4
The Most Rev. Ronald M. Gilmore, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Dodge City, and Jacqueline Loh of Vancouver, Canada, will lead a retreat Tuesday through Thursday, April 2-4, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Wichita.
Jacqueline Loh, founder of Grace that Reigns Society, an international retreat ministry, said the retreat will be entitled: When Monday Comes: Renew Yourselves.
Loh said the retreat will address the culture’s loss of a sense of wonder. As a result, she said, “we miss the drama of our own personal, and mysterious, journey into Christ.”
“The gift of wonder gets lost when we are too busy, or when we are caught up with the things of this world. When it happens, we are blinded to the presence of Christ’s love, to prayer, to the beauty of our world, to one another, and to our celebration of the Eucharist and the sacraments.”
A book available for purchase at the retreat, When Monday Comes, was inspired by the book about Helen Keller, The Miracle Worker; Monday after the Miracle. The retreat and the book help retreat participants look at the long haul of life after the miracle of conversion, Loh said. “When life has gotten in the way, and God seems not so close to us anymore. We want to heal and to give hope.”
Loh was a trained and practicing architect in Germany, Malaysia, Canada, and the United States, when the Lord intervened in her life, she says, and turned it upside down. She brings her charismatic gifts to each retreat.
Bishop Gilmore was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Wichita in 1969. He was ordained the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Dodge City in 1998 and retired in 2010. He began working with Grace that Reigns in 2012.
No registration is needed to attend. The times for the presentations have not yet been set.

Humboldt Knights support seminarian — Knights Of Columbus Council 924 members, Mike Dillon, left, and Donnie Vanleeuwen present Caleb Kuestersteffen, at right, a check for $500 to help with his seminarian education expenses. The council, from St. Joseph Parish in Humboldt, annually adopts a couple of seminarians to assist them with expenses. Kuestersteffen received the check following a vocation presentation given to parishioners Sunday, Feb. 17 in the parish hall. The other seminarian, not in attendance, but given $500, was Dillon Cott. (Photo by John Works)
Indy Knights lend a hand — The St. Andrew Parish Knights of Columbus council in Independence recently donated $1,000 to Class LTD and to New Beginnings as part of their continued efforts to help people with intellectual disabilities in Southeast Kansas. Dan Radcliffe represented the Knights. Accepting the checks are Philip Chappuie, left, representing Class LTD, and Joe O’Rourke of New Beginnings Enterprises. (Photo courtesy Montgomery County Chronicle)