Spiritual Life Center news, March 2, 2018

Bishop Kemme to lead Palm Sunday Weekend Retreat
The bishop of a diocese is the primary teacher of the faith. Bishop Carl A. Kemme assumes this role as he leads the faithful on the annual Palm Sunday Retreat at the Spiritual Life Center the weekend of March 23-25.
The annual retreat has become a popular Lenten activity for many of the faithful of the diocese. The entire center is set aside so that as many people as possible may attend.
Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. The first conference with Bishop Kemme begins at 7:30. The retreat concludes Sunday after lunch.
In addition to conferences presented by the bishop throughout the weekend, there is time for group and individual prayer, solitude, rest, Stations of the Cross, Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The early bird rates for the retreat are $120 per person (double occupancy), or $145 per person (single occupancy), and includes a $50 non-refundable deposit. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 21 but early bird rates end March 12.
Registration can be made online at www.SLCWichita.org. Registration by phone is available by calling the center at (316) 744-0167. As always, scholarships are available.

Way of the Cross by torchlight at SLC Saturday, March 24
The Spiritual Life Center will host a Way of the Cross by Torchlight at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24. The annual event draws many of the faithful for a solemn procession around the outdoor stations with torches and flashlights. Participants are asked to gather indoors around 8:15 that evening at the center.
The faithful are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring a flashlight. No registration necessary.

Docentium returns to the SLC with a presentation on Catholic music
Rachel Dugan will make a presentation about Catholic music in Western Culture Thursday, March 15, at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita. The program includes dinner.
Dugan will focus on how the development of Catholic music fits in the midst of church and cultural history. What wars, emperors, composers, papal dictates and cultural influences shaped what we view today as Catholic Church music? The faithful are invited to discover the rich history and tradition behind Catholic music for the Mass.
Docentium programs include food, friendship, and learning. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30, and a lecture follows given on a topic related to religion and culture. The cost is $15 per person. More information can be found on the SLC website.
Visit the Spiritual Life Center’s webpage at www.slcwichita.org to register or call (316) 744-0167. Advance registration appreciated.