Diocesan news, October 6, 2017

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next month.
Oct. 7: Listening Session at Holy Cross in Hutchinson at 10 a.m.; Sacred Heart, Cunningham, church rededication and altar consecration at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Diocesan Anniversary Mass at 3:30 p.m. at the Cathedral, Wichita
Oct. 9: Kansas Catholic Conference meeting
Oct. 9-10: Jesus Caritas
Oct. 10: White Mass at the Chapel of the Sorrowful Mother at Via Christi St. Francis Campus at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 11-12: Kenrick Glennon Seminary visit
Oct. 12: Kenrick Glennon Board of Trustee Meeting
Oct. 13: Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary Rosary followed by Consecration of the diocese to Mary at the Cathedral at 5 p.m.
Oct. 14: Rededication of Church and Altar Consecration and Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes in Pittsburg, KS at 11 a.m.
Oct. 15-24: Holy Land Pilgrimage with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcre of Jerusalem
Oct. 26: Evening with Parents of Seminarians, Vespers and Dinner
Oct. 27: Curia Day of Recollection
Oct. 28-29: Parish Pastoral visit to St. Patrick in Parsons
Oct. 29: Listening session at St. Patrick in Parsons at 1 p.m.
Oct. 30-31: Holy Trinity Seminary visit
Nov. 1-2: Mundelein Seminary visit

White Mass for healthcare workers Oct. 10 at hospital
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will celebrate a White Mass at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10,
The Mass is for doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals.
The White Mass, named for the white medical garments worn by those in the medical community, has been celebrated in the United States since the development of the Catholic Medical Association in the early 1930s.
The White Mass, in addition to honoring those in the healthcare profession, provides Catholic healthcare professionals an opportunity to come together as a medical community and unite their medical vocation with the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Bishop Kemme to lead trip to South America
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will lead a trip to South America Jan. 29-Feb. 8, 2018.
The trip, “a walk in the footsteps of Pope Francis,” will include stops in Lima and Machu Picchu, Peru; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The trip is a benefit for the Guadalupe Clinic, a diocesan health ministry.
Participants will see the shrines of South America, walk in the footsteps of Pope Francis, and have the opportunity to have Mass every day with the bishop.
The trip includes airfare from anywhere in the country, daily Mass, four- or five-star hotels, all ground transportation, tour guides, entry into all sites, and all breakfasts and dinners.
The cost is $3,850 per person, of which $250 is a tax-deductible donation to the Guadalupe Clinic. For a reservation or more information, call (508) 340-9370 or email Anthony@proximotravel.com.

Medical bioethics conference Oct. 26-27
The 2nd Cleveland Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality Conference will be held Oct. 26-27 at St. Albert the Great Church in North Royalton, Ohio, near Cleveland.
The target audience includes all interested in healthcare and bioethical principles as well as the role of spirituality in medical care. Continuing medical education credits and CEUs will be available.
For more information, visit TheDivineMercy.org/Cleveland or call 800-462-7426.

Informational night for parents with a child with a disability Oct. 19
An informational night for parents with a child with a disability will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center, 437 N. Topeka, in Wichita.
During the evening, an attorney will speak about guardianship, a bilingual speech therapist will talk about children with special needs, and others will talk about sexuality and chastity, family dynamics and grieving, and individualized education.
Parents, relatives, and friends of a child or an adult with a disability are welcome to attend. Listening systems and Spanish interpreters will be available.
Child care will be available for a limited number of children. To make a reservation for child care call 316-269-3919.
The event is sponsored by the diocesan Ministry with Persons with Disabilities and the Hispanic Ministry.

Bishop to celebrate Mass in Latin at Cathedral on Sunday, Dec. 3
Bishop Carl A. Kemme will celebrate the Ordinary Form of the Mass in Latin, at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.
Many of the traditional Latin chants will be used during the liturgy, which will be celebrated on the first Sunday of Advent. The readings and homily will be in English while the Eucharistic Prayer and other Mass parts will be prayed in Latin.
“I have wanted to offer the Ordinary Form of the Mass in Latin for some time so as to preserve the church’s rich liturgical heritage,” Bishop Kemme said.
“The Cathedral choir will be of great help in supporting us in singing the time honored chants. The Second Vatican Council envisioned a liturgy that would be available in the vernacular, but it also encouraged the preservation of Latin. I hope many will be inspired by this liturgical experience.”
Many of the young adults who have participated in the listening sessions Bishop Kemme is hosting until the end of November have said the Mass seems to have lost a sense of sacredness, something that may be more apparent in the Latin Mass.
Sister John Patrick Beckius said the Novus Ordo, or the ordinary form of the Mass, is the same Mass that is usually celebrated in the Diocese of Wichita – except many parts will be said in Latin.
“Latin has a pride of place in the church,” she said. “It’s our heritage. Largely, it’s the language of the church.”
Sr. John Patrick, the director of the diocesan Office of Worship, said another liturgy, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, is always in Latin.
The faithful of the diocese are invited to the Mass Dec. 3. Worship aids will be available for the responses and the music.

Mission trip to Haiti needs volunteers
Sixteen more volunteers are needed for a mission trip to Haiti sponsored by Food For the Poor. Father Sherman Orr will lead the trip over spring break March 19-23.
The hands-on ministry includes activities with school children, working in a warehouse distributing rice, beans, and other supplies to families, feeding hot meals to hundreds of people, and visiting the sick in a hospital.
All adults over the age of 18 are welcome to participate. The trip will be coordinated and conducted by an experienced tour leader and, where necessary, a translator.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required. The total land cost of the trip is $1,150, and does not include domestic and international airfare, which will be determined in December.
For more information and to sign up contact Sharon Witzell, program coordinator of Senior Adult Ministry at 316-685-5240 or witzells@catholicDioceseOfWichita.org.

Fr. Max Biltz leading pilgrimage June 1-10
Father Maximilian Biltz is planning to lead a pilgrimage to Spain June 1-10.
Those interested in accompanying him to the many holy sites and shrines from Lisbon to Barcelona may call 855-842-8001 or visit Tinyurl.com/BiltzTrip.

Fr. Pacholczyk to speak Oct. 17 at NU
WICHITA – The Gerber Institute is hosting a lecture presented by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk entitled “New Developments in the Bio Sciences and Bioethics” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at in the Newman University De Mattias Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Fr. Pacholczyk is the director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He holds undergraduate degrees in, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular cell biology, and philosophy, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience.
Joshua Papsdorf, Ph.D., director of the Newman graduate theology program and the Gerber Institute, said, “The goal of the Gerber Institute is to get people to engage with catholic tradition through other disciplines, in this case the health sciences in particular. It will be good for students to hear about some of the challenges they’ll be facing.”
The presentation will address issues dealing with human cloning, three-parent embryos, human/animal chimeras, gene editing technologies, and human embryos.

The pope’s intention
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for this month: Workers and the Unemployed – That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.