Diocesan news, November 3, 2017

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next month.
Nov. 4-5: Parish Pastoral visit to St. Mary’s in Derby
Nov. 5: Listening session at St. Mary’s in Derby, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 7: Evening with prospective seminarians, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 8: Confirmation Mass at Mother of God Parish, Oswego, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 9-11: Seminary visit to Mt. St. Mary in Emmitsburg, Maryland
Nov. 11-16: United States Catholic Conference of Bishops General Assembly in Baltimore
Nov. 16-17: National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis
Nov. 18: Listening Session at Our Lady of Lourdes in Pittsburg, 10 a.m.
Nov. 18-19: Parish Pastoral visit to St. John in Clonmel
Nov. 19: Dedication of Pope Francis Build Home
Nov. 21: Ecumenical Prayer service with Lutheran Church at the Cathedral at 6 p.m.
Nov. 27-30: Clergy Conference with priests of the Diocese of Wichita
Nov. 30: Confirmation Mass for Holy Family Parishes, Marion, and St. John Nepomucene in Pilsen
Dec. 2: Fiat Mass and dinner benefit, 5:30 p.m. at St. Peter, Schulte
Dec. 3: Norvus Ordo Mass at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral; Confirmation Mass at St. Anne in Wichita at 3 p.m.

Bishop’s listening session schedule
Here are the dates, times, and locations for the remainder of Bishop Kemme’s listening sessions:
• Nov. 5: St. Mary Parish, Derby, 1:30 p.m.
• Nov. 18: 10 a.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsburg

Annual military pilgrimage to Pilsen Saturday, Nov. 11
The 15th annual Archdiocese for the Military Services pilgrimage to Pilsen will take place on Veterans Day, Saturday Nov. 11, at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen. Mass will begin at 11 a.m.
The Mass honors Father Emil J. Kapaun, a Medal of Honor recipient, and a priest of the Diocese of Wichita whose cause for canonization is under consideration at the Vatican.
Visiting chaplains and priests will celebrate the Mass along with the pastor, Father Darrin May. A wreath laying ceremony will be held afterward at the statue honoring Father Kapaun on the church grounds.
Father Kapaun, who was ordained in 1940, served the diocese before becoming an Army chaplain in World War II, and then again in the Korean War. During the Korean War, knowing of impending capture, Father Kapaun volunteered to stay behind and care for the wounded.
After being captured by North Korean and Chinese forces, Father Kapaun continued to demonstrate courage and valor in caring for his fellow prisoners.
He died in Prison Camp Number 5 on May 23, 1951. Chaplain, Captain, Emil J. Kapaun was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony, April 11, 2013.

Caregiver education event Nov. 9 at CCC
WICHITA – The Catholic Care Center is hosting its annual Caregiver Education Event from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9.
The title of this year’s event is “Home Safe Home: creating a safe and stimulating environment for people with dementia.”
Attendees will learn about changes that can make in a home, exercises that help promote strength and safety, activities designed to stimulate, and why home safety is important when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
To register call Jennifer at 316-771-6593.

Dominicans annual bazaar Nov. 11
GREAT BEND – The Dominican Sisters of Peace will host their Annual Mission Benefit Bazaar from 7 a.m. to. 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at 3600 Broadway.
Hundreds of handcrafted and homemade items will be available. In the morning a beverage and cinnamon rolls will available, and a soup and pie for lunch.
Drawings will be held for many prizes along with a silent auction.

Catholic Care Center’s Holiday Market Dec. 1
WICHITA – The Catholic Care Center is hosting its 5th annual Holiday Market from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.
Vendors and food trucks are being sought to be a part of the event.
Those interested may call Jennifer at 316-771-6593.

Thieves knock 1360 AM radio off the air
The Wichita area Catholic radio station, 1360 AM, is not broadcasting because of a burglary last week.
Thieves broke the front door glass of the station Thursday night, Oct. 26, and stole between $25,000 to $50,000 worth of electronic broadcasting equipment.
A spokesman for the station said they hope to be broadcasting by the end of November.
The station is asking for your prayers.
Those who wish, may also assist monetarily. Donations to replace the equipment may be mailed to Catholic Radio Network, 1400 NE 42nd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64116, or call 888-447-2425.

Wichita WIN receives Kansas Health Foundation grant
The Wichita Women’s Initiative Network, known as WIN, has been awarded a $24,927 Capacity Grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.
It will be used to develop a marketing campaign to raise public awareness of WIN’s services to low-income women survivors of domestic violence.
Wichita WIN is a non-profit collaborative endeavor that provides women survivors of domestic abuse with educational and employment opportunities fostering healing and self-sufficiency. Since its founding in 1997, it has helped nearly 200 women to emotional and financial independence.
Wichita WIN is a sponsored work of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.

Musicians workshop Jan. 20 in Augusta
A Liturgical Musicians Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. James Church in Augusta.
Christopher Walker from Oregon Catholic Press will be a major presenter. The event is open to all clergy and musicians. Visit npmwichita.org for further information and to register.

Via Christi adding Ascension to name
Via Christi Health will add Ascension to its name as part of a national effort, the company says, “to make it clearer and easier for patients to access the care they need and to navigate their health.”
Via Christi Health will become Ascension Via Christi and Via Christi Clinic will come under the Ascension Medical Group brand.
Since 2013, Via Christi has been fully part of Ascension, the nation’s leading nonprofit health system, with 2,500 sites of care and 36,000 providers in 22 states and Washington, D.C.
“Working together as part of Ascension has enabled Via Christi to improve the care we provide by bringing the knowledge and resources of thousands of medical professionals across the country to our own physicians and caregivers,” said Mike Mullins, CEO and Kansas Ministry market executive.
“Adding the Ascension name to our own reflects the strength of being part of this national network.”
Via Christi joins Ascension systems in six other states in beginning the move to a unified name, which will take place within the next year. Last September, Ascension’s sites of care in Michigan and Wisconsin became the first to adopt the Ascension name.
In Kansas, Ascension’s Via Christi Health operates nine hospitals and 75 other sites of care.

Sports formation program this weekend
The Diocese of Wichita is joining the Play Like a Champion Today Character Education Through Sports program this weekend. It will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Wichita.
Dr. Jamie Finkeldei, the associate superintendent for the diocesan Catholic schools, welcomed the program.
“In this day and age, a balanced approach to sports is necessary to our mission of creating disciples of Jesus Christ and this program will launch us down that path in a way our previous trainings could not,” he said.
Play Like a Champion helps educate coaches and parents to make sports more safe, fun, and developmentally enriching when winning-at-all-costs coaching, sports specialization, and parent behavior have become problems eroding the culture of sports today.

Vietnamese martyrs to be honored
The Vietnamese Martyrs program this year will start earlier to aid in the closing of the 100 years Anniversary of Fatima.
The Honoring of the 117 Vietnamese Martyrs will start with a Retreat on Friday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will continue on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The observance will be held at Christ The King Parish, 4411 W. Maple St. in Wichita.
There will be a Holy Hour and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at the beginning and closing of retreat. Vietnamese and English speaking priests will be available for confession Friday and Saturday, during retreat. An additional reconciliation time will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, prior to the procession of the Holy Martyr relics starting at 4 p.m. and then Mass. Food will be served afterward. Everyone is cordially invited.

Seminarian talks about the seminary
Seminarian Matthew Glazier talks about his seminary experience in a brief video now available at the diocesan Vocations Office page: CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org/Vocations.

Scouts offering special Day of Reflection Nov. 4
The Catholic Committee on Scouting is offering a Day of Reflection for scouts working on the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII religious emblems.
The new format for the day will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Spiritual Life Center. Fr. Ken Van Haverbeke will be one of the leaders. He will be assisted by several Eagle Scouts.
Activities will include morning Mass, an outdoor scavenger hunt (weather permitting), Stations of the Cross, a penance service, breakout sessions, and meals.
A day of reflection, recollection, or a retreat is required for Ad Altare Dei youth after the first chapter of the book. However, if a scout is not currently engaged in the program, he or she might want to come and consider the programs.
The cost is only $5 for lunch. Make reservations by contacting Jacob Mansch at 316-461-5677 or at jvmansch@centurylink.net.

Several late Sunday Masses are now available
There are now several late Sunday Masses in Wichita, including two in Spanish.
5 p.m.: Holy Savior
5:15 p.m.: Blessed Sacrament
6 p.m.: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; St. Anne, en español
6:30 p.m.: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, en español
7 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU; St. Patrick, en español
9 p.m.: St. Paul, WSU