Diocesan news, March 2, 2018

Bishop Kemme’s calendar
Here is Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s calendar for the next several weeks.
March 2: Mass for Serra Club Vocation Day at Church of the Magdalen in Wichita at 9:45 a.m.
March 3: Mass and Dinner for Persons with Disabilities, their families and caregivers at Blessed Sacrament at 5:15 p.m.
March 4: Confirmation Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony/St. Rose in Wellington
March 5-7: Recently Ordained Priest Retreat at Spiritual Life Center, Wichita
March 7: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia in Haysville
March 8-10: Conception Seminary visit and Board of Regents meeting
March 11: Closing Mass for DCYC at DoubleTree Hilton at 10 a.m.; New rectory blessing at St. Joseph in Ost
March 13: Regional Priest meeting at Spiritual Life Center, Wichita
March 14: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc in Harper County
March 15: Confirmation Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph in Andale
March 16: Regional Priest meeting at Spiritual Life Center, Wichita
March 17: Confirmation Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick, Chanute, with St. Joseph, Humboldt
March 18: Altar consecration and installation of new pastor at Church of the Magdalen, Wichita
March 20: Regional priests meeting for retired priests at Catholic Care Center, Wichita
March 22: Salina diocese Chrism Mass
March 23-25: Palm Sunday Retreat at Spiritual Life Center, Wichita
March 25: Palm Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral, Wichita
March 26: Acolyte and Lector Installation Mass at the Cathedral, Wichita, at 7 p.m.
March 27: Chrism Mass at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral, Wichita
March 29: Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral, Wichita
March 30: Good Friday service at noon, followed by confessions at the Cathedral, Wichita
March 31: Easter Vigil Mass at the Cathedral, Wichita
April 1: Easter Mass at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral, Wichita

Mass for People with Disabilities March 3
The 4th Annual Mass for People with Disabilities, their families and caregivers, will be celebrated Saturday, March 3, in Blessed Sacrament Church, located at 124 N. Roosevelt in Wichita.
A dinner will immediately follow. A free will offering will be accepted for the meal. The Faithful Flock Band will entertain, and activities will be available for children.
For reservations contact Rosemary Brooks at dbrooks66@cox.net or 316-686-4422.

Local EWTN FM translator broadcasting
An FM translator for KPHN 1360 AM, based in El Dorado, is now on the air.
The translator at 96.7 MHz, is located in Wichita, and is accessible throughout the city
KPHM primarily airs EWTN programs.

Catholic seniors invited to Bible study
Catholic adults are invited to a video-based Catholic Bible study for seniors on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Reflection Ridge, 2300 N. Tyler Road in Wichita.
For more information, call 316-721-0500.

Holy Family Camp set for June 11-14
Applications for Holy Family Camp will be available in early March.
Holy Family Camp is an annual, week-long summer spiritual experience for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Campers enjoy a week of prayer, Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a variety of lessons, music, swimming, games, crafts, special events – and friends.
A volunteer staff travels from throughout the diocese to participate in the event sponsored by the Ministry With Persons With Disabilities.
A previous camper, Hannah Metcalfe, says she enjoys sleeping in the cabins, having her own “buddy,” swimming, dancing, and getting to meet other campers.
“I like the talent show and I got to sing with my boyfriend last summer,” she said, adding that her favorite meal is “all of them!”

Susan Peters to speak at fundraiser April 6
Wichita television personality Susan Peters will be the guest speaker at the Sarah’s Hope Foundation’s 17th annual dinner and silent auction Friday, April 6, at St. Jude Hall, 3030 N. Amidon in Wichita.
Father Jim Mainzer and seminarian Andy Beugelsdijk will be guests of honor at the event.
The doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner by Ray’s Catering begins at 6:30. The cost is $20 per person. A silent auction will also be held.
For reservations, to be a sponsor, or to donate to the auction may call 316-209-5029.

Bicycle camp for disabled children set for July 16-18
A bike camp will be offered this summer to help persons with disabilities learn how to ride a bicycle.
The iCan Bike Camp, for persons eight years and older, will be hosted July 16-18 in Wichita by the Independent Living Resources Center.
To register for the camp or for more information, visit www.ilrcks.org, call Cindi at 316-942-6300, ext. 222, or email her at cunruh@ilrcks.org.

Movie Day for grandparents and grandchildren April 2
Grandparents and their school-aged grandchildren are invited to a movie day to watch “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Reflection Ridge Theatre Room, 2300 N. Tyler Road in Wichita.
Admission is free with a homemade Easter Card for the residents of Reflection Ridge. Free popcorn and bottled water will be served. This event is limited to the first 120 people who register. To do so, call 685-5240.
The event is sponsored by senior adult ministries Office of Marriage and Family Life.

Want to pray the Angelus with others?
The Angelus, a commemoration of the Incarnation, is available online at tinyurl.com/noonangelus.
It features windows from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.