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.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Post #101

Topics: All Souls Day Mass: St John Catholic Church, Clonmel....All Souls Day: Indulgences....Sunshine Room Grand Opening: Dedication...Sunshine Room Religious Art Show: Jennnifer Walterscheid, Lynda Beck and Raphael Robles....USCCB: Nationwide Bulletin....Quote and Illustration: Blessed Anna Katherina Emmerich....Evolution and Church Teaching: Finally Explained....Video: Confession, Search Your Heart


Wow!, lots of local news flying through the offices of Venite Missa Est! The clerks and secretaries are busy sorting news and running through the building in a frenzy!

The Sunshine Room, in the basement of St. Anthony's in Wichita, will re-open with a grand dedication and religous art show. Details are below. See you there! I will repost all this information again next week just in case you forget.

If you can make it, the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for All Souls Day will be celebrated at St. John's in Clonmel by Father Jarrod Lies on November 2nd at 8:00 a.m.

There will be a eucharistic procession to the adjacent graveyard. If the word "cool" can be applied to Mother Church, seeing this ancient liturgy spread and getting masses on Holy Days is.....very COOL!

I am so excited!!!!!

p.s. Hee Hee. I confess...there are no Venite Missa Est offices or secretaries. Trick or treat!

and now the Necessaries

Please note: St. Anthony Catholic Church is the only local church celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass (EFLR) in the Wichita area. Though this blog is loosely centered around this parish and it's members, Venite Missa Est! is by no means, in any way an official voice of, or for, St. Anthony Parish or the Diocese of Wichita. Venite Missa Est is strictly a private layman's endeavor.


All Souls Day Mass

There will be an All Souls Day Mass celebrated by Fr Jarrod Lies in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) this coming Monday, Nov 2 at 8 AM at St John Catholic Church, Clonmel.
Clonmel is located on highway 42 (Southwest Blvd out of Wichita) at about W. 71st Street south.


All Souls Day Indulgences
By Larry Bethel

1. On All Souls' Day (Nov. 2) a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father and one Credo.

2. On all the days from November 1 though November 8 inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed.

Conditions For Above Indulgences

1. Only one plenary indulgence can be granted per day.

2. It is necessary to be in the state of grace, at least by completion of the work.

3. Freedom from attachment to sin, even venial sin, is necessary; otherwise the indulgence is only partial. (By this is meant attachment to a particular sin, not sin in general.)

4. Holy Communion must be received each time the indulgence is sought.

5. Prayers must he recited for the intentions of the Holy Father on each day the indulgence is sought. (No particular prayers are prescribed. One Our Father and one Hail Mary suffice, or other suitable prayers.

6. A sacramental concession must he made within a week of completion of the prescribed work. (One confession made during the week, made with the intention of gaining all the indulgences, suffices.)


St.Clare Sunshine Room Grand Opening Dedication and Religious Art Show
St. Anthony Church, Wichita Kansas

St. Anthony Church in Wichita announces the Grand Opening Dedication and Religious Art Show and Sale of the newly remodeled St. Clare Sunshine Room. The Grand Opening will be Sunday, November 8, from 1pm to 5pm.

Tours of the restored Church interior will be given at 2pm and 4pm. Art from three local artists who worked on the recent restoration will display, and have for sale religious art work. Lynda Beck, Raphael Robles and Jennifer Walterscheid will feature their paintings, artifacts and religious icons.

Gino Salerno and his daughter Martina will be playing music for the St Clare Sunshine Room Reception. Mr. Salerno is known for his work in turning dead trees around the city into sculpture. Many of his wood sculptures grace Newman U, Mt. St. Mary's Convent, and several Catholic Churches around town. See http://ginosalerno.com/2001.html

Refreshments will be served and the public at large is invited. Blessing of the meeting room will be at1:05pm.


Sunshine Room Religious Art Show
Raphael Robles
Bloggers note: At the upcoming Sunshine Room Grand Reopening and Dedication, Religious Art Show, Raphael Robles is one of the featured artists. Unfortunately I haven't any information on Mr. Robles and his work at (this) posting time. I will feature Mr. Robles in the next week's post.


Sunshine Room Religious Art Show
Jennifer Walterscheid

Bloggers note: At the upcoming Sunshine Room Grand Reopening and Dedication, Religious Art Show, Jennnifer Walterscheid is one of the featured artists. St. Anthony parishioners will know her work from the beautiful watercolor paintings she made of the stain glass windows at St. Anthony though she is not limited to watercolor.

Artist's Statement

"Religious imagery in the Christian church has always had an influence in my life. Over time, I have become more inspired by the symbolism and the history of Christian art.

Most often, my art reflects a personal connection I have made with historical sacred Christian images. One of my childhood memories is of being in church and watching the play of light and color from the stained glass of the windows. This fascination with stained glass resurfaced when I used watercolor to paint the Mary Queen of Heaven window located at St. Anthony dedicated to my husband’s ancestor, Johann Walterscheid. The recreation of this window in using the transparency of watercolor became a captivating project for me, leading to a commission from the church to paint all seven of the large windows in the church. Painting with watercolor allowed me to use the translucent quality of the paint to translate the effect of light flowing through the beautiful glass of the windows into the sacred interior of the church.

Not long after I began the

paintings of the windows, I discovered enameling. Like watercolor, the transparency of the enamel over copper and the light flow

ing through layers of color created a transparent quality in a different media. Enamel and its use in Christian art throughout history became a source

of inspiration for many of my enameled pieces. My

sense of detail and meticulousness has found harmony with the enamel technique cloisonné."

Jennifer Walterscheid



Sunshine Room Religious Art Show
The Iconography of Lynda Beck
From Original Post #80, June 5, 2009

Bloggers note: At the upcoming Sunshine Room Grand Reopening and Dedication, Religious Art Show, Lynda Beck is one of the featured artists. The following article is from Post #80, June 5, 2009.

I recently received a beautiful rough draft copy of a St. Michael icon from Ms. Lynda Beck, local

artist/ icon writer and St. Anthony parishioner. While our email conversation was on a totally different subject (Pilgrimage USA- Kansas Prairie Tour of Sacred Worship Spaces....I will feature this in a near future post) it was this copy of her icon that really caught my attention.

The icon she sent me (to chase away spam in my email) was a very masculine St. Michael the Archangel defeating the Evil One.

Venite Missa Est! will explore iconography in future posts and, when Ms. Beck has a little more time to participate, we will do a full story on her art, studio and aspirations both personal and for the local art scene. Venite will also, at Ms. Beck's suggestion, feature the sacred art of Jennifer Walterscheid (she did the watercolor renderings of the Church windows) and also Raphael Robles as well as others.

We look forward to exploring this subject and the artist more in depth but for now I present a preview of sorts of the art of Lynda Beck.

Artist Statement

"The word iconography literally means “image writing”. I am attracted to the entire process of

Icon painting which involves elements of theology, aesthetics and of course technique. Though I do maintain an adherence to the rules of the Tradition, residing under the grace of God also affords me the privilege to exercise my artistic license. The ground rules of traditional Icon painting/writing guarantee a spiritual continuity and doctrinal unity that are valid beyond all national and cultural boundaries."

-Lynda Beck



USCCB Nationwide Bulletin Insert
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Tell Congress: Remove Abortion Funding & Mandates from Needed Health Care Reform

Congress is preparing to debate health care reform legislation on the House and Senate floors.
Genuine health care reform should protect the life and dignity of all people from the moment of
conception until natural death. The U.S. bishops’ conference has concluded that all committee approved bills are seriously deficient on the issues of abortion and conscience, and do not provide
adequate access to health care for immigrants and the poor. The bills will have to change or the
bishops have pledged to oppose them.

Our nation is at a crossroads. Policies adopted in health care reform will have an impact for good or ill for years to come. None of the bills retains longstanding current policies against abortion funding or abortion coverage mandates, and none fully protects conscience rights in health care.
As the U.S. bishops’ letter of October 8 states:

“No one should be required to pay for or participate in abortion. It is essential that the
legislation clearly apply to this new program longstanding and widely supported federal
restrictions on abortion funding and mandates, and protections for rights of conscience.
No current bill meets this test…. If acceptable language in these areas cannot be found,
we will have to oppose the health care bill vigorously.”

For the full text of this letter and more information on proposed legislation and the bishops’ advocacy for authentic health care reform, visit: www.usccb.org/healthcare.
Congressional leaders are attempting to put together final bills for floor consideration. Please contact your Representative and Senators today and urge them to fix these bills with the pro-life amendments noted below. Otherwise much needed health care reform will have to be opposed. Health care reform should be about saving lives, not destroying them.

ACTION: Contact Members through e-mail, phone calls or FAX letters.
  •  To send a pre-written, instant e-mail to Congress go to www.usccb.org/action.
  •  Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121, or call your Members’ local offices.
  •  Full contact info can be found on Members’ web sites at www.house.gov & www.senate.gov.

“During floor debate on the health care reform bill, please support an amendment to
incorporate longstanding policies against abortion funding and in favor of conscience rights.
If these serious concerns are not addressed, the final bill should be opposed.”

“Please support the Stupak Amendment that addresses essential pro-life concerns on abortion
funding and conscience rights in the health care reform bill. Help ensure that the Rule for the
bill allows a vote on this amendment. If these serious concerns are not addressed, the final bill
should be opposed.”

WHEN: Both House and Senate are preparing for floor votes now. Act today! Thank you!


Blessed Anna Katherina Emmerich
Tip o' the hat to The Heremaneutic of Continuity for the quote and ilustration

"I saw a Pope who was at once gentle and very firm... I saw a great renewal, and the Church rose high in the sky." Blessed Anna Katherina Emmerich.

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (September 8, 1774 – February 9, 1824) was a Roman Catholic Augustinian nun, stigmatic, mystic, visionary and ecstatic. She was born in Flamschen, a

farming community at Coesfeld, in the Diocese of Münster, Westphalia, Germany and died in Dülmen, aged 49. She was beatified on October 3, 2004, by Pope John Paul II.

In 1802, aged 28, she entered the Augustinian convent at Agnetenberg, Dülmen. Her sisters came to believe that she had received supernatural favors, mostly as a result of multiple ecstasies she appeared to experience. When Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia suppressed the convent in 1812 she found refuge in a widow's house. There, the sick and poor came to her for help, and according to contemporaries she supernaturally knew what their diseases were, and prescribed cures.

In 1813 she was confined to bed, and stigmata were reported on her body. Her life and the claims regarding her miraculous signs were examined by an episcopal commission. The vicar-general, the Overberg, and three physicians conducted the investigation. They were reportedly convinced of her sanctity and the genuineness of the stigmata.

At the end of 1818 Emmerich stated that God granted her prayer to be relieved of the stigmata, and the wounds in her hands and feet closed, but the others remained, and on Good Friday all were wont to reopen.

In 1819 Emmerich was investigated again. She was forcibly removed to a large room in another house and kept under strict surveillance day and night for three weeks, away from all her friends except her confessor.

Anne Catherine Emmerich said that as a child she had had visions, in which she talked with Jesus, had seen the souls in Purgatory, for whom she prayed, and also the core of Holy Trinity in the form of three concentric interpenetrating full spheres - the biggest but less lit sphere represented the Father core, the medium sphere the Son core, and the smallest and most lit sphere the Holy Spirit core. Each sphere of omnipresent God is extended toward infinity beyond God's core placed in Heaven.

Anne Catherine Emmerich died on 9 February, 1824 in Dülmen and was buried in the graveyard outside the town. In 1975, after her beatification proceedings were reopened, her bones were moved to the crypt of nearby Church of the Holy Cross.


Evolution and Church Teaching Finally Explained


Confession: Search Your Heart

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