Historic St. Anthony Catholic Church
258 Ohio, Wichita, Ks
2nd St. & Ohio
Two blocks east of Old Town
Sunday Mass at 1:oo
English/Latin missals provided. Join us for coffee and donuts after mass downstairs in the St. Clair/Sunshine room, south exterior basement entrance.
Pastor of St. Anthony Parish: Fr. Ben Nguyen
EFLR Celebrants: Fr. John Jirak, Fr Nicholas Voelker
Master of Ceremonies: Tony Strunk
Choir Director: Bernie Dette

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Mass Propers, the readings that change everyday, can be found in the red missalettes at the entrance of church?

Fr. Nicholas Voelker celebrates Low Mass Saturdays at 8:00 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, 106 East 8th street, Newton. There is no mass this Saturday, January 30, 2016.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Post #42

Topics: Saint Anthony of Padua: A Brief History....KAHS Radio: Live Streaming from Our Local Catholic Station.... My Catholic Faith: The Mystical Body of Christ....Out of Towner Blog and Pictures: Lost Lambs....Prayer and Call For: Altar Boys....Sancta Missa: Workshop for Laity....Video: Boston Archdiocese Closes 131 Year Old Church ....Prayer Request: Mariana Saenz Llamas



Saint Anthony of Padua is the center statue on our main Altar - the Franciscan friar with the Christ Child in his arms. Saint Anthony’s devotion to the Baby Jesus was so strong that the Child appeared to him and allowed Anthony to hold Him.

Saint Anthony was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1195. At the age of 15, he entered a monastery and later went to Coimbra, the study house of the Augustinian monks where he became an expert in Scripture. However, when Saint Anthony heard of the first Franciscan martyrs in Morocco, he joined the Franciscans. His desire was to work as a missionary in Morocco, but the Lord had other plans for him, and Anthony’s poor health forced him to abandon this plan.

The ship, on which he was a passenger, was driven off course and landed in Sicily. He remained in Italy and became affiliated with the Franciscan province of Romagna. He was given the gift of preaching, and used his talents to battle the heretics in Northern Italy and Southern France.

In 1233, Francis of Assisi appointed Anthony the first professor of theology for the Friars. (This was a big step for Francis who had a distrust of the over intellectualization of religion.) Anthony is credited with introducing the theology of Saint Augustine into the Franciscan Order. He died at the young age of 36 near Padua, Italy.

In popular devotion, Saint Anthony is venerated as the apostle of charity, the finder of lost objects, patron of lovers and marriage, of women in confinement, and of miners.


KAHS Radio: Live Streaming
There is a new link to KAHS radio, the local station with Catholic programming. The radio station now has 24 hours a day programming from EWTN and Catholic Answers easily streamed over the internet. The link is now under our links on the lower right of this page.
Catholic Radio Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. KAHS relies on the generosity of our radio listeners to keep Catholic talk on the air in Kansas City, Wichita, Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. Please prayerfully consider supporting this important lay ministry!


The Catholic Church
The Mystical Body of Christ
My Catholic Faith by Luis LaRaviore Morrow, 1961
Based on A Catechism of Christian Doctrine, Revised Edition
of the
Baltimore Catechism, the Holy Bible and the Collectio Rituum.

Why is the Catholic Church called the Mystical Body of Christ? The Catholic Church is called the Mystical Body of Christ, because its members are united by supernatural bonds with one another and with Christ, their Head, thus resembling the members and head of the living human body.

How are we united to the Mystical Body of Christ?
We are united by three spiritual bonds: a) a Liturgical bond (the profession of the Catholic faith); b) a Symbolic bond (the profession of the Catholic faith); and c) a Hierarchical bond (obedience to the Church’s rulers, and freedom from a penalty that would cast us out of the Church).

A baptized person separates himself form the Mystical Body of Christ either by heresy, apostasy or schism. A person is cast out of the Mystical Body of Christ when he is excommunicated. Any person who separates himself from the Church or is excommunicated can always return to the Church and the sacraments, if he repents of his sins and seeks absolution form the proper authorities.

  1. In the Mystical Body, Christ as head wills to be helped by his Body. Thus He rules the Church, but does so indirectly through the hierarchy, human authority. In a similar manner the human head, to live has need of the rest of the body.
  2. Among the members of the Mystical Body of Christ there exists interdependence; so that although each one has his own individual function, yet he does not live for himself alone, but for the entire body. Every good he does perfects the Body, of which he is a part.

What is meant by the Communion of Saints” in the Apostles’ Creed?

By the Communion of Saints is meant the union of the faithful on earth, the blessed in heaven, and the souls in purgatory, with Christ as their head.

  1. There is only one Mystical Body, only one Church which contains three portions:
  2. All the saints and angels in heaven compose the Church triumphant, because they have gained the crown of victory. B) The souls in purgatory comprise the Church suffering, because they still have to expiate for their sins before they can enter heaven. C) The faithful on earth compose the Church militant, because they have to struggle ceaselessly against the enemies of their souls.
  3. All the members of the Church are of one family, and share in the spiritual treasures of the Church.

While those in the state of mortal sin do not enjoy fully the benefits of the “communion of saints”, even they are not entirely excluded form it. Thus they may receive the grace to repent and recover sanctifying grace. Hence a Catholic, who still belongs to the Church, although a great sinner, may have more hope of being converted than one who cuts himself off form the Church.

How do the MEMBERS of the Communion of Saints HELP ONE ANOTHER?

The members of the “communion of saints,” the blessed in heaven can help those in purgatory and on earth by praying for the blessed in heaven and pray to them, because they are worthy of honor and as friends of god will help the faithful on earth.


Out of Towner Blog and Pictures:
Lost Lambs at http://www.lostlambs.net

Recently, while writing a reflective piece on life and Catholicism (see Post #38, Random Thoughts: The Promise) I was Googling a con
struction date for St. Mary's Catholic School in Newton and crossed paths of a blog from a young man from Newton (my home town) who now lives in the Kansas City area.
He just happens to have some nice pictures of St. Anthony and has posted them on his blog. Please visit his blog, comment and/or email him to say hello. Be sure to mention Venite Missa Est!
Click the link to see the pics. http://www.lostlambs.net/2007/08/saint-antonius-wichita-kansas/
...and from Christopher at Lost Lambs I borrowed the following prayer for altar boys. Thank you Christopher and God bless.


To an Altar Boy
A Prayer and a Call for Volunteers

To an Altar Boy

To be Christ’s page at the altar,
To serve him freely there,
Where even the angels falter,
Bowed low in reverent prayer.
To touch the throne most holy,
To hand the gifts for the feast,
To see Him meekly, lowly.

Descend at the word of the priest.
To hear man’s poor petition.
To sound the silver bell.
When He in sweet submission,
Comes down with us to dwell.
No grander mission surly
Could saints or men enjoy;
No heart should love more purely,
Than yours, my altar boy.
God bless you, lad, forever.
And keep you in His care,
And guard you that you never
Belie the robes you wear.
For while bespeaks untainted
A heart both tried and true;
And red tells love the sainted
And holy martyrs knew.
Throughout life, then, endeavor
God’s graces to employ;
And be in heart forever
A holy altar boy..


Altar servers, boys and young men, to serve on the altar at Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at St. Anthony Church, Wichita.

Come serve our Lord and the Church and learn responsibility,Catholic tradition, reverence and even some Latin phrases! Latin isn't hard...why all the Roman kids spoke it with ease!

Parents: What a great opportunity for your young men and boys to be part of the beautiful and ancient liturgy of holy Catholic Church.

For inquiries please contact Tony Strunk, Master of Ceremonies at tonystrunk@aol.com .


Workshop For Laity

Monday August 25 to Friday, August 29, 2008
Mundelein, IL
Extraordinary Form of the Mass - 1962 Missale Romanum
The "Workshop for Laity" in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass will provide registrants with an in-depth examination and spiritual meditation on the Traditional Latin Mass through the presentation of lectures.
Participants will also have opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration to extend the worship of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Devotion to Our Blessed Lady will be fostered by the recitation of the Holy Rosary in Latin. Additionally, sacramental Confession will be offered frequently throughout the week for the spiritual benefit of those attending the workshop. And best of all, each day of the workshop, registrants will participate in the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, with an ever-deeper love and appreciation of the Church, her liturgical traditions and of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Follow this link to Sancta Missa website:


Tragedy and Shame...
Boston Archdiocese Closes 131 Year Old Church Closes

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston has announced the closing of the 131 year old Holy Trinity Church. A historical jewel, Holy Trinity is a church that will not soon (if ever) be replicated in its architectural beauty. Holy Trinity is home to a predominately German community as well as a Traditional Latin Mass community (EFRL).


Prayer Request
Please grant me your favor in praying for my dear mother who suffers from vascular dementia. Though her body, at age 86, for the most part is in good working order, recent mini stroke(s) have contributed to her decline...weight loss and lethargy.
Mother has been a lifelong devout Catholic, pilgrimaged to see Pope John Paul II, traveled to view the Catedral Metropolitana in Mexico City and prays the rosary faithfully every evening. Her faithful husband, my father, passed two years ago.
Please petition our Lord and Holy Mother for God's grace and deliverance from all evil in these, her waning days. Bless you Mariana Saenz Llamas.


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