Catholic high schools work together at game Oct. 8 to fight hunger
WICHITA – While Bishop Carroll and Kapaun Mt. Carmel high schools face off on the field in their annual football game Friday, Oct. 8, at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium, the two schools will be working together to fight hunger outside the stands.
The schools will work collaboratively to collect peanut butter for Catholic Charities’ Help Center food pantry. Their goal is to collect a one month supply of peanut butter, or 1,700 jars, in their Pigskin for Peanut Butter Drive.
Peanut butter will be collected at the two high schools prior to game day and then transported to the stadium. At the stadium, both schools will continue to accept donations of peanut butter at both main entrances. Everyone attending is invited to participate.

“For the past three years, we’ve been collecting food at each school leading up to game day to fight hunger in the community. We want our food drive to reflect that while we are rivals on the field, we are both working toward a common goal of helping those in our community, making the world a better place by showing God’s love to those in need,” Chris Bloomer, assistant principal of Kapaun Mt. Carmel.

Kapaun Mt. Carmel to induct four into its Hall of Fame on Nov. 20
Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School will induct four people into its Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 in the school’s Commons area.
Those to be honored:
• Monsignor Charles Regan, former superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Wichita and long-time pastor in the diocese
• Brent Knott, an art teacher who retired in 2008 after spending his entire 34-year teaching career at Kapaun Mt. Carmel
• John Kornelson, who coached the KMC cross country and track teams to numerous league and state championships in the 1970s
• Hi Lewis, a three-sport athlete at Chaplain Kapaun Memorial High School from 1960 to 1964 who then played at the collegiate and professional levels
In addition to the induction ceremonies, Bob Wood and Mike Dowe, former Korean War POWs who served with the school’s patron, Father Emil Kapaun, will speak about events leading to Father Kapaun’s death in 1951.
The master of ceremonies for the evening will be Matt Schlapp, a 1986 alumnus of Kapaun Mt. Carmel, a well-known political strategist from Washington, D.C.
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Project Freedom weekends available
Several Project Freedom Retreat weekend are available to parishes in the Diocese of Wichita through the diocesan Office of Family Life and Natural Family Planning.
The sacrament-based weekend retreat is for eighth graders and their parents to learn about the gift of chastity and how to live it.
Parishes interested in a weekend may call (316) 686-5240 to schedule a Project Freedom Retreat. More more information is available at Click on “Ministries and Offices,” then “Family Life and NFP” to get to “Chastity and Project Freedom.”