Now Open - Summer Camp Tekakwitha Registrations

Summer Camp Tekakwitha Registration Opens: • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 for Senior High Max & Senior High Extreme: 9th-12th grade camps, campers entering 9-12 grade Fall 2019 • Tues, Dec 4, 2018 for Junior High Camp: 7th/8th grade camps, campers entering 7/8 grade Fall 2019 • Tues, Dec 11, 2018 for Camp Kateri: 5th/6th grade camps, campers entering 5/6 grade Fall 2019 • Family Camps – Email registration beginning Tuesday November 27, 2018 For more information, camp dates, and registration, please visit our website at A $100 deposit holds their spot and the earlier time slot gives parents and grandparents the option of paying over several months.

Jan 19 - 21 = TEC - Teens Encounter Christ - Retreat

Teens Encounter Christ Retreat for all students 16-21 years of age. Join us January 19-21 at Savior Pastoral Center. TEC is a retreat hosted by the Archdiocese that guides us in applying the Paschal mystery to Our lives. Register at Cost is $90, parish scholarships available.

Jan 22 = Ignite & Capital March for Life

2019 Ignite Rally in Topeka and March for Life to the Kansas capital with Kansans for Life, Tuesday, Jan 22 The event begins at 8:30am at Topeka Performing Arts Center and features David Scotten “I lived on Parker Avenue” and the Wichita Adore Ministries! Visit for more information and ticket details.

Feb 2 = Lead Couple 'Come See' for Engaged Encounter

Are you seeking a way to serve the Church that will bring you closer to your spouse? Do you love the Church’s teachings on marriage and family? Consider mentoring the engaged. The Office of Marriage and Family Life will host a Lead Couple ‘Come and See’ for perspective couples who are interested in this important ministry to the engaged. Date: Feb 2 from 6:30- 8:30pm at Most Pure Heart of Mary, Topeka, KS. Appetizers, drinks, and dessert will be served. Interested couples should RSVP to Brad DuPont, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 913.647.0301.

Feb 9 - The Messy Family Project

“The Messy Family Project” Mini-Marriage Retreat hosted by Mike and Alicia Hernon will be held on February 9 from 8:30am – 2 pm. The couple will share practical, encouraging insights on the topics of parenting as a team, creating a family culture, and keeping your love alive. The retreat will include Mass and vow renewal, inspirational and relatable talks with discussion time, breakfast and lunch, and free childcare. The cost of the retreat is $40.00 per couple. For more information or to register, go to or you can contact Sarah Streitweiser directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Registration is requested by Feb. 3rd.

Feb 9-10 = FIRE Men's Retreat

F.I.R.E. Men’s Retreat at Prairie Star Ranch will be held Feb 9-10, This F.I.R.E. retreat is a very unique Catholic men’s retreat that combines a love for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, hunting and fishing with powerful and exciting encounters with the Sacraments. Attendees will have fellowship, inspiration and renewal and hopefully leave ready to Engage in their faith like never before. Register now at: or for more information call 816-590-1744.

Feb 16 -17 = Living in Love Marriage Retreat

The next “Living in Love” retreat for married couples will be held February 16-17 at Holy Spirit Parish, Overland Park. Take a weekend to see what has made a difference for 700 other married couples of our Archdiocese!! Register online at or contact Mary Anne Kierl at the Archdiocese at 913-647-0345 for more information. Come share a wonderful new year opportunity with your Valentine!

2019 Engaged Encounter Dates

2019 Engaged Encounter Dates have been set. If you are planning to be married next year please contact Father at least six (6) months prior to your wedding date. This is a mandatory retreat for all those preparing for the sacrament of marriage. Weekends fill quickly. Contact Father or the office for more information. Dates include: Jan 18- 20, Feb 15-17, Mar 22-24, Apr 26-28, June 21-23, July 26-28, Sept 13-15, Oct 18-20.

Cursillo Retreat

Cursillo in Christianity is an international movement. The goal of the Cursillo Movement is to light a fire in the hearts of Catholic Christians to truly live their faith in every aspect of their lives and to be a light to others. The fire is lit in a three-day retreat or “short course”. (Cursillo, pronounced kur-see-yo, is the Spanish word meaning “short course”.) The fire is kept burning through weekly meetings of “friendship groups” and monthly gatherings of “Cursillistas” (those who have made the weekend retreat) from all four parishes.”

Learn More or obtain an application at for the Archdiocesan weekends or at this link for weekends in the Wichita Diocese. Contact Jackie Klenda, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-366-6278 with questions



Upcoming Men's Weekends
September 27-30, 2018
October 10-13, 2019

Upcoming Women's Weekends
June 7-10 or 14-17, 2018
October 25-28, 2018
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Men's Retreat (ENG):
June 28-July 1, 2018, 
November 15-18, 2018
March 14-17, 2019
October 3-6, 2019

Women's Retreat (ENG): 
October 25-28, 2018
June 28-July 1, 2019
October 17-20, 2019

Men's Retreat (SPAN):

August 31, 2018, February 28, 2019, March 19, 2020

Women's Retreat (SPAN): 

September 27, 2018, March 21, 2019, April 23, 2020

Archdiocesan Notification

NOTIFICATION: The Archdiocese remains committed to investigating any allegation of abuse of a minor made against any member of the clergy or any church employee or volunteer — no matter the age of the incident or the current age of the victim. Individuals are encouraged to call the confidential report line at (913) 647-3051 (or visit to make a report to Jan Saylor, archdiocesan report investigator, and to call law enforcement directly. If a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, call 911.