Saturday, July 30th
Practica: Coro de Domingo • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, July 31st
Youth Group • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, August 1st
Danza Inmaculada • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sp Men's Cursillo Grouping • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Soldados de Cristo Rosary • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Knights of Columbus • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Encuentro Matrimonial • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
RCIA Inquiry • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, August 2nd
St. Vincent de Paul • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Adult Faith Formation Class • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Equipo de Oración Carismática • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wichita Adore Event • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 3rd
Candidacy Installation • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CANCELLED: Grupo de la Misericordia • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Baptism Class: English • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wanting to Fix People
I’ve noticed in life that sometimes we want to treat people like we treat our cars. When our car has a problem we do one of three things: we fix it, we replace it, or we ignore it and don’t use it. For a car, this is really the best plan of action, but, when it comes to relationships, we are tempted to treat them the same way. If we don’t like something about someone, then we try as hard as we can to “fix” them to be like we want. If that doesn’t work, we replace them with someone or something that seems to satisfy our need better. Our last option is to ignore them and push them away. But, this isn’t sufficient in relationships with people who we love and are God’s children. I propose three alternative options. First, we should accept someone we love for who they are. This doesn’t mean condoning the bad things that they do, but it means loving them in spite of all the things that get on our nerves. Once we accept them for who they are, we can even begin to take delight in them and appreciate that what they do, even though it bothers me sometimes, makes them unique, and special, and is delightful. Lastly, we should love them. If we keep trying to fix people, replace them, or ignore them, then there is no chance to love them. This is what God does for us, and this is what we should do for others. So, instead of treating people like cars and trying to fix, replace, or ignore them, let’s accept, delight in, and love others like God does us. ~~Deacon Jacob Carlin
Adult Faith Formation Series
Join us Tuesdays through August 16 @ 7:00PM in the Pius X room for Bishop Barron’s videos on the New Evangelization. Viewing of the presentation is followed by discussion; refreshments are provided. Please join us for any of the sessions as we learn about how to more effectively share our faith with those around us. (Dates: July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16)
Sacred Heart Devotions for August
First Friday, August 5, 12:30 p.m. following the Noon Mass: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Benediction.
Second Sunday Food Collection - August 13-14
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul sponsors a monthly food collection on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Non-perishable food items may be brought on the weekend of August 13-14. Collection containers will be at each entrance of the cathedral. All items collected will be given to a local food pantry. Please be generous!
The Jubilee Year of Mercy: 24-Hrs. of Adoration with Confessions
Thursday, August 4, 12:30 p.m. -- Noon, Friday, August 5
Audio Recordings of Daily Mass Readings
Audio recordings of the daily Mass readings from the New American Bible are being provided by the U.S. Bishops' Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) in association with the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Information on downloading the audio versions of the readings can be found on the popular "Daily Readings" section at www.usccb.org/nab.
The Holy Father's Intentions for July
(Universal) Indigenous Peoples. That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.
For reflections on these intentions go to Pope's Prayer Intentions at www.apostleshipofprayer.org.