BISHOP: COUPLES BRING ‘NEW WINE’ INTO THE WORLD

The couples who attended the annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass reflected on the many years they shared since they first exchanged vows, but Bishop Carl A. Kemme challenged them to think even further back into time – to the Wedding at Cana.
“Could it be that in the mind of Christ, the divine Son of God, at that moment when the headwaiter tasted the water-made-wine and realized that it was the best of wines, that Jesus peered long into the future and saw you, and all married men and women in this time and in this place, and chose you to be the vessel that would bring this ‘new wine’ to a world that is often devoid of hope, meaning, life, and love?”
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THE MYSTERY OF THE PRIESTHOOD

Priests are mystery men. They come in assorted sizes, ages, weights and collars. They are found everywhere – speeding along, perspiring over, walking by, kneeling on, praying over, laughing with, preaching to, teaching about, pardoning for, and playing baseball with.
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THE ROSARY CONNECTS US TO THE MYSTERIES OF GOD, BISHOP SAYS

Bishop Carl A. Kemme described the rosary as a powerful tool that connects us to the mysteries of God at a noon Mass Friday, Oct. 13, a Mass that marked the centennial of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Portugal.
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2017 FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL SATURDAY

The Faith and Family Festival Saturday, Oct. 21, at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Wichita is addressing a topic that has been raised at Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s listening sessions: strengthening marriage and family life.
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BISHOP TO CELEBRATE MASS OUTSIDE OF ABORTION CLINIC IN WICHITA OCT. 28

Terry Beatley is spreading the word about the deception of the abortion industry.
She will speak at a luncheon at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Wichita, Saturday, Oct. 28, after Bishop Carl A. Kemme celebrates a Mass for life outside the abortion clinic in Wichita and leads a Eucharistic procession around it.
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BACKPACKS 4 KIDS GETS ANOTHER BOOST

After receiving another major donation, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Backpacks 4 Kids program has begun its second school year of feeding deserving Catholic students.
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DISCIPLESHIP OR STEWARDSHIP, WHICH IS FIRST?

Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple. So, which comes first? The ‘grateful response’ or being a ‘disciple of Christ?’
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BISHOP INVITES FAITHFUL TO MASS, ROSARY OCT. 13

This past Saturday, I returned to Wichita along with 92 others from a pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain, and France. There we visited and prayed at two of the main Marian shrines in the world, Fatima and Lourdes. It was a profound experience to offer Mass at those shrines and to join with thousands from all over the world in the nightly rosary processions.
We also visited several other places including Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Salamanca, and Avila, where we visited and prayed at the tomb of St. Teresa of Jesus. Our 11-day pilgrimage was a time of many graces and blessings which will no doubt work within us for many years to come.
In light of this recent Marian pilgrimage, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you about the rosary, which the church offers us for our appreciation and reflection during the month of October.
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SALINA’S BISHOP MOVED TO TUCSON, ARIZONA

The Most Rev. Edward Joseph Weisenburger, bishop of the Diocese of Salina, has been named bishop of the Diocese of Tucson, Arizona.
The Holy See made the announcement Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Rome. Bishop Weisenburger was notified last week by the apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Pierre Christophe, that Pope Francis was moving him to Tucson.
Bishop Weisenburger’s neighbor, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, the ordinary of the Diocese of Phoenix, was transferred to Arizona in 2003, after being ordained coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Wichita in 1999.
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2017 FAITH & FAMILY FESTIVAL OCT. 21 AT BLESSED SACRAMENT

The Faith and Family Festival Saturday, Oct. 21, at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Wichita is addressing a topic that has been raised at Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s listening sessions: strengthening marriage and family life.
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