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Calendar of Programs
Jesus says to us: 'Come away and rest a while.' It is the mission of our diocesan retreat center to provide a place for education, formation of parish leaders, and spiritual retreats. The following are opportunities to 'come away and rest a while!'
August 2017
Tue, Aug 22
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Stephanie A. Mann
Defending the Faith in the 21st Century...  Apologizing isn’t saying “I’m Sorry.” apologia or ἀπολογία... Read More 
 
 
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Fri, Aug 25 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Aug 27 - 1pm
 
 

Aug 25-27, 2017...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
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Mon, Aug 28
6pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Presented by Fr. Tom Hoisington
Join for an evening dinner and presentation on Saint Augustine...  At “Dinner with the Doctors”, participants will enjoy a delicious meal and pleasant conversation in... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Aug 30
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 

Helping you find peace, power and passion after your divorce...  The Catholic’s DIVORCE SURVIVAL program is centered around twelve professionally mastered DVD shows featuring... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Aug 30
7pm - 9pm
 
 
Fr. Ken VanHaverbeke
Join us for this special 2-night class on decision making in our lives and how to learn God's will for us...  What shall we do? How can we know God’s will? We understand we... Read More 
 
 
 
September 2017
Sat, Sep 2
9am - 4pm
 
 

Join us for three Saturdays this Fall for this wonderful religious studies program!...  We are pleased to be beginning the second cohort of the Spiritual Life Center Theology... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Sep 3
4:30pm - 7pm
 
 

Holy Hour, Meal, and Presentation on the Priesthood...  Emmaus Evening for Priests of the Diocese of Wichita The Emmaus Evenings are a monthly opportunity for priests to gather for... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Sep 5
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 

In the spirit of St. Ambrose, patron Saint of learning, join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm as we discuss books from the great Christian Tradition...  “No one is... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Sep 7
6:15pm - 9pm
 
 
Keith and Ann Carlin
Enjoy a banquet dinner, a conference and quiet time with your significant other!...  This special program is designed specifically for Christian couples to enjoy an evening... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Sep 8
9am - 3pm
 
 
Fr. Ken VanHaverbeke and Dusty Gates, M.A.
An opportunity for all those who labor in the vineyard to be refreshed, inspired, and prepared.....  This mini-retreat is an occasion for renewal, reflection, and formation. Seminar... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Sep 13
7:20am - 9:30am
 
 
Panel Discussion with Local Wichita Business Leaders, Facilitated by Ed O'Malley of the KLC!
Quarterly Breakfast Event!...  The September Catholic Assembly for Business Quarterly Breakfast will feature Ed O'Malley, CEO and Founder of the Kansas Leadership Center, who will... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Sep 13
12pm - 1pm
 
 

A 12-part program that explores the first section of the Catechism. Meets every other Wednesday at noon...  This twelve-part program explores the first section of the Catechism of... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Sep 13
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 

This extremely popular course begins again in a 6 Wednesday format!...  Love and Logic is a commonsense approach that teaches educators and parents the skills that cultivate... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Sep 14
11:15am - 12pm
 
 

This monthly celebration of our regular Daily Mass especially welcomes little children and their caregivers!...  This monthly program is especially designed to welcome small... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Sep 14
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Sr. Mary Ann Kirkland
Join us for this great evening on the Psalms...  This talk will look at the overall history of the formation of the book, the main patterns present in the psalms, and the place of... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Sep 15 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Sep 17 - 1pm
 
 

Sep 15-17, 2017...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Sep 21
6:15pm - 8:30pm
 
 
presented by Fr. Jerome Spexarth
Docentium is a monthly program designed to weave Catholicism and Culture together. New topic each month!...  The Mission of Docentium is: To form and equip disciples of Christ with... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Sep 26
7pm - 9pm
 
 
Fr. Ken VanHaverbeke
The series will be presented on the evenings of Tuesday, Sept. 26, Wednesday, Sep. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 28...  As written in the preface to the Study Edition of the Interior... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Sep 28
7pm - 9pm
 
 

A program of healing and renewal for adults who grew up in repressive or dysfunctional families. - 30 sessions taking place over 7 months...  The Twelve Steps--A Spiritual Journey... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Sep 28 - 7pm
   through
Fri, Sep 29 - 3:30pm
 
 
Dusty Gates, M.A.
Enter the world where dwarves, elves, wizards, and men fight together against the powers of darkness... encounter Tolkien with the lens of our Faith...  For almost a century now,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Sep 29 - 5pm
   through
Sat, Sep 30 - 1pm
 
 

The Dioceses of Dodge City, Salina, and Wichita are sponsoring this workshop for everyone involved in RCIA...  This two day workshop will help everyone involved in RCIA learn more... Read More 
 
 
 
October 2017
Tue, Oct 3
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 

In the spirit of St. Ambrose, patron Saint of learning, join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm as we discuss books from the great Christian Tradition...  “No one is... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Oct 4
10am - 12pm
 
 

A program of healing and renewal for adults who grew up in repressive or dysfunctional families. - 30 sessions taking place over 7 months...  The Twelve Steps--A Spiritual Journey... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Oct 5
1:30pm - 3pm
 
 
Sharon Witzell
Afternoon and Evening class available! This course reveals a powerful and personal approach to using the Rosary as a process of transformation and healing...  In this four week... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Oct 5
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 

Afternoon and Evening class available! This course reveals a powerful and personal approach to using the Rosary as a process of transformation and healing...  In this four week... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Oct 9
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 

Spouses are invited to grow closer to each other and to God in this series!...  Make this Fall a meaningful one for your marriage! This marriage enrichment series will use the new... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Oct 12
7pm - 9pm
 
 

This evening program focuses on the diversities Thomas Merton lived in his life...  Thomas Merton is a man of diversities:  desiring to be alone, yet a universally known... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Oct 13 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Oct 15 - 1pm
 
 

Oct 13-15, 2017...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Oct 13 - 7pm
   through
Sun, Oct 15 - 11am
 
 

“Out here in the woods I can think of nothing except God, and it is not so much that I think of Him either. I am as aware of him as of the sun and the clouds and the blue sky and the thin cedar... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Oct 19
11:15am - 12pm
 
 

This monthly celebration of our regular Daily Mass especially welcomes little children and their caregivers!...  This monthly program is especially designed to welcome small... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Oct 19
6:15pm - 8:30pm
 
 

Docentium is a monthly program designed to weave Catholicism and Culture together. New topic each month!...  The Mission of Docentium is: To form and equip disciples of Christ with... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Oct 21
6pm - 10pm
 
 

Come for Food, Fun, and Fellowship!...  The Spiritual Life Center and Salt & Light Ministries are partnering to host Oktoberfest for the young adult community! Please join us... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Oct 25
7pm - 9pm
 
 
Fr. Ken VanHaverbeke
Join us for this evening presentation on practical tips and tricks on praying during Adoration...  A Holy Hour is an hour of time we dedicate to the Lord and ask him to bless with... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Oct 25
7:30pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Fr. Jim Weldon
Defending the Faith in the 21st Century...  Apologizing isn’t saying “I’m Sorry.” apologia or ἀπολογία... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Oct 26
7pm - 9pm
 
 

Enjoying the holidays after the death of a loved one can be agonizing. Let this program encourage you and give you some coping tips...  GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Oct 27 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Oct 29 - 12pm
 
 
Fr. Ken VanHaverbeke
Spend a weekend retreat focuses on the Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration...  “It is impossible in human terms to exaggerate the importance of being in adoration before the... Read More 
 
 
 
November 2017
Thu, Nov 2
9am - 3pm
 
 

An opportunity for all those who labor in the vineyard to be refreshed, inspired, and prepared.....  This mini-retreat is an occasion for renewal, reflection, and formation. Seminar... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Nov 2
9am - 11am
 
 

Enjoying the holidays after the death of a loved one can be agonizing. Let this program encourage you and give you some coping tips...  GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Nov 3
11:15am - 12pm
 
 

This monthly celebration of our regular Daily Mass especially welcomes little children and their caregivers!...  This monthly program is especially designed to welcome small... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Nov 3 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Nov 5 - 1pm
 
 

Nov 3-5, 2017...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions,... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Nov 9 - 7pm
   through
Sun, Nov 12 - 6pm
 
 

Step 2 in the Registration Process...  This is the final step in your Cursillo application process. If you have not received approval from the Pre-Cursillo Chairperson, please DO... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Nov 10 - 7pm
   through
Sun, Nov 12 - 1pm
 
 
Leaders of the Pro Sanctity Movement
Saints make Saints... come learn about these three great women, their lives, and their spirituality...  Join us on retreat with these three great ladies!  Learn their secrets... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Nov 12 - 3pm
   through
Fri, Nov 17 - 1pm
 
 
Presented by Fr. Ken Van Haverbeke
Open to all Diocesan and Religious Preists...  A 6-Day, 5-Night Retreat beginning on Sunday, Nov. 12 - Friday, Nov.17. Each day includes Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, optional... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Nov 17 - 7pm
   through
Sat, Nov 18 - 9pm
 
 
Keynote Speaker: Joseph Pearce
Spend a weekend learning about the beauty and depth of our Liturgy...  “The sun sinks to rise again; the day is swallowed up in the gloom of the night, to be born out of it,... Read More 
 
 
 
December 2017
Fri, Dec 1
11:15am - 12pm
 
 

This monthly celebration of our regular Daily Mass especially welcomes little children and their caregivers!...  This monthly program is especially designed to welcome small... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Dec 1 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Dec 3 - 1pm
 
 

Dec 1-3, 2017...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Dec 1 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Dec 3 - 1pm
 
 
Presented by Rose Sweet
Brought to you by the Diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life...    ADVENTURE INTO THE INTERIOR LIFE... Where the greatest hope and healing are found! Join others for a... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Dec 2
9am - 4pm
 
 

A day of retreat to help the faithful spiritually for Christmas...  Christmas and Advent are often hectic, busy, and stressful. This retreat day is designed to help the faithful... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Dec 4
6pm - 8:30pm
 
 

Join for an evening dinner and presentation on Saint John of Damascus...  At “Dinner with the Doctors”, participants will enjoy a delicious meal and pleasant... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Dec 5
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 

In the spirit of St. Ambrose, patron Saint of learning, join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm as we discuss books from the great Christian Tradition...  “No one is... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Dec 6
7am - 9:30am
 
 

Quarterly Breakfast Event!...  The December Catholic Assembly for Business quarterly breakfast will feature guest speakers Matt and Mercy Schlapp, co-founders of Cove Strategies.... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Dec 14
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 

Join us for an evening of apologetics...  Apologizing isn’t saying “I’m Sorry.” apologia or ἀπολογία... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Dec 19
6:15pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Dr. Malcolm Harris
Docentium is a monthly program designed to weave Catholicism and Culture together. New topic each month!...  The Mission of Docentium is: To form and equip disciples of Christ with... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Dec 31
9am - 4pm
 
 

Click on this program to pay your yearly dues for the Catholic Assembly for Business...  JOIN US! The Catholic Assembly for Business is a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Dec 31
9am - 9:01am
 
 

Acquire a membership to our monthly Docentium program for a reduced rate and extra benefits!...  JOIN US! Join us on the third Thursday of every month at the Spiritual Life Center... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Dec 31 - 7pm
   through
Mon, Jan 1 - 10am
 
 

Ring in the New Year with an evening retreat devoted to Our Blessed Mother...  Our annual New Year's Retreat focuses on Our Blessed Mother. Schedule includes conferences,... Read More 
 
 
 
January 2018
Thu, Jan 4
11:15am - 12pm
 
 

This monthly celebration of our regular Daily Mass especially welcomes little children and their caregivers!...  This monthly program is especially designed to welcome small... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jan 12 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Jan 14 - 1pm
 
 

Jan 12-14, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Jan 18
7pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Dusty Gates, M.A.
A blunt and honest look at Catholic Social Teaching...  Dusty Gates will present a three part course on the social teachings of the Catholic Church on Thursdays beginning January... Read More 
 
 
 
February 2018
Fri, Feb 2 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Feb 4 - 1pm
 
 

Feb 2-4, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Feb 23 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Feb 25 - 1pm
 
 

Feb 23-24, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
March 2018
Fri, Mar 9 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Mar 11 - 1pm
 
 

Mar 9-11, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions,... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Mar 15
6:15pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Presented by Rachel Dugan
Docentium is a monthly program designed to weave Catholicism and Culture together. New topic each month!...    The Mission of Docentium is: To form and equip disciples of... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Mar 23 - 7pm
   through
Sun, Mar 25 - 1pm
 
 

Join Bishop Carl A. Kemme for the annual Palm Sunday Retreat!...  The Center is honored to welcome our Bishop Carl Kemme to lead the annual Palm Sunday retreat. Retreatants will... Read More 
 
 
 
April 2018
Fri, Apr 6 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Apr 8 - 1pm
 
 

Apr 6-8, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 20 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Apr 22 - 1pm
 
 

Apr 20-22, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
May 2018
Fri, May 4 - 6pm
   through
Sun, May 6 - 1pm
 
 

May 4-6, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, May 18 - 6pm
   through
Sun, May 20 - 1pm
 
 

May 18-20, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
June 2018
Fri, Jun 8 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Jun 10 - 1pm
 
 

Jun 8-10, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jun 22 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Jun 24 - 1pm
 
 

Jun 22-24, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
July 2018
Fri, Jul 13 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Jul 15 - 1pm
 
 

July 13-15, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
August 2018
Fri, Aug 24 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Aug 26 - 1pm
 
 

Aug 24-26, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
September 2018
Fri, Sep 21 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Sep 23 - 1pm
 
 

Sep 21-23, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
October 2018
Fri, Oct 12 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Oct 14 - 1pm
 
 

Oct 12-14, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the... Read More 
 
 
 
November 2018
Fri, Nov 2 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Nov 4 - 1pm
 
 

Nov. 2-4, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions,... Read More 
 
 
 
December 2018
Fri, Dec 7 - 6pm
   through
Sun, Dec 9 - 1pm
 
 

Dec 7-8, 2018...  Catholic Engaged Encounter is a Catholic marriage preparation program for couples seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. It is a weekend program free of the tensions,... Read More 
 
 
 
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