Around the Diocese


Saturday, March 24

Lenten Retreat for Persons with Disabilities - This retreat will be at St. Francis Parish in Wichita from 1:30-4:30pm followed by Mass at 5:00pm. 


Sunday, March 25

Basket Bingo - Sponsored by St. Rose Altar Society in the Parish Hall at Mt. Vernon.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m., Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m.  Regular bingo prizes will be different themed baskets.  Blackout prizes will be quilts and patio furniture, auction winner will plick a blackout prize.

Quilt Party - The Annual Quilt Party for the St. Joseph Altar Society in Conway Springs is March 25th.  Refrshments will start at 12:30 and games will begin at 2:00pm.  There will be 21 beautiful handmade quilts and one will be auctioned off.


Tuesday, April 3

Beyond One Day at a Time - Planning for your future and the lifetime of a person with special needs.  This will be a presentation with a Comprehensive Approach to Financial and Estate Planning for Special Needs Parents.  6:30-8:00 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church's Large Conference Room, 3636 N. Ridge Rd in Wichita.  Featured Speakers: Sean DiGiovanni, CLTC Finanical Advisor and Travis Pearson, Esq, Planned Giving Coordinator for the Diocese of Wichita.  Please RSVP to Sean DiGiovanni at 316-266-5074. 


Friday, April 6

Sarah's Hope Foundation Dinner & Auction - The 17th Anniversary of Sarah's Hope Foundation Dinner and Auction will be Friday, April 6th.  Sarah's Hope Foundation was founded in 2001 and has been placing ads on television for Crisis Pregnancy Centers for 16 years.  The Event is at St. Jude Parish Hall, 3030 N. Amidon, Wichita.  Doors open at 6:00pm and dinner is at 6:30pm.  Susan Peters will be the guest speaker and guests of honor include Fr. Jim Mainzer and Seminarian Andy Beugelsdijk.  Cost for the event is $20 per person. To RSVP call 316-209-5029.


Friday, April 13

Steak Feed - Join the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus, Council 16159 (Goddard) for their family friendly steak feed on Friday, April 13th.  Proceeds will go to support the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus, Council 16159.  Adult tickets are $30.00, children ages 4-10 are $15.00, children 3 and under are free.  Visit, or contact Cody Ayres at 316-207-4785 to purchast tickets.


Saturday, April 21

Diocesan Stewardship Conference - This year's conference will be at Church of the Magdalen. Special Keynote Speaker is Curtis Martin, founder and CEO of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)


June 25 - 30

Icon Painting Workshop - Join this six day intensive course under the direction of visiting master iconographer and expert instructor Theodoros Papadopoulos from Greece at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita.  The icon will be of the Archangel Gabriel. Theodoros will guide you step by step through the ancient techniques of Byzantine Iconography.  This course is for beginners or professionals. Course fee: $780 Commutor, $850 5 overnights.  For informationa bout lodging and registration, please call Ms. Kelly McCague at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ongoing Events

Child of My Heart - Miscarriage and Stillbirth Support Group - Has your family or anyone you know suffered the loss of an infant through miscarriage or stillbirth?  Are you alone in your grief not sure where to turn?  Our churh is here to help.  Child of My Heart is a Catholic ministry with parents who have experienced their own infant losses and understand the uniqueness of the grieving process.  We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 861 N. Socora in the Bonaventure Center.  For more information call Christina Peek 208-5578 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Sponsored by the Office of Marriage and Family Life.