BISHOP KEMME GATHERING HIS FLOCK, LISTENING

Bishop Carl A. Kemme heard about the desires and the expectations of a group of young Wichita area adults during a listening session Monday night at a Theology on Tap event in Loft 150 in Old Town.
It was the fourth since the opening session Sunday, Aug. 27, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Wichita. A listening session was held Thursday, Sept. 7, in Spanish at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.
Bishop Kemme announced the listening sessions after returning from The Joy in the Gospel in America Convocation held July 1-4 in Orlando, Florida. The gatherings of the faithful, held throughout the diocese, are a way “for us to listen to the Holy Spirit speaking through the entire community of faith,” he said last month.
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ANNUAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS OCT. 8

Couples from throughout the Diocese of Wichita will gather to remember and renew their wedding vows Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita.
Jake Samour said the event is always a great moment for the diocese. “The Mass is a way to celebrate and witness to the truth of the Sacrament of Marriage – without saying or speaking any words,” he said.
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WICHITA WIN TO CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OCT. 13

Wichita Women’s Initiative Network is celebrating its 20th anniversary Friday, Oct. 13, with an open house and a special fundraiser.
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2017 FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL: FAMILIES GROWING IN FAITH SATURDAY, OCT. 21

The diocesan Offices of Faith Formation and Marriage and Family Life invite you to the second annual Faith and Family Festival – a place where families grow in faith together. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Wichita.
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WHY MY NON-CATHOLIC FRIEND SUPPORTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION

For the past four years, I’ve had the unique opportunity to get to know a gentleman who has become passionate about supporting the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund. What makes him fascinating is that he has never stepped into a Catholic school – or a Catholic church for that matter.
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SERVICES FOR FR. GRABNER AUG. 29 IN NEODESHA

Father Eugene W. Grabner, a priest of the Diocese of Wichita for 58 years, died Friday, Aug. 25, at St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He was 84.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 29, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Neodesha. He was buried in Neodesha.
Father was born on June 25, 1933, in Neodesha, and studied for the priesthood at Conception Seminary, Conception, Missouri, and St. Thomas Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado.
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TWO MAKE PROFESSIONS AS IHMS

Sister Mary Lucia Stuhlsatz made her perpetual profession and solemn consecration as a Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Saturday, June 24, at St. Mary Church in Aleppo.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Mary Jane Frances Jackle made her first profession of vows Saturday, June 17, in Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel, located in the IHM Novitiate House of Formation near Colwich.
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SUPPORT FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TAX CREDIT WILL HELP ‘LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD’

Kansas, like more than two dozen states, has adopted an income tax credit for individuals and corporations that has the potential to level the playing field for schools with high concentrations of low income families.
The Kansas Legislature has allocated $10 million per year for tax credits to individuals or corporations that contribute to scholarship granting organizations, known as SGOs. Donors to an SGO will receive a 70 per cent tax credit toward their state income tax bill. For example, a contribution of $5,000, would reduce the donor’s state taxes by $3,500.
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2017 FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL: FAMILIES GROWING IN FAITH SATURDAY, OCT. 21

The diocesan Offices of Faith Formation and Marriage and Family Life invite you to the second annual Faith and Family Festival – a place where families grow in faith together. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Wichita.
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TEACHERS HONORED FOR LONG SERVICE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Sister Rosemary Sieg, of the Congregation of St. Joseph, was honored last week for completing 60 years of teaching in the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Wichita.
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