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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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.

Monday, December 7, 2015

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Topics: Mass Schedule: December Dates...Bishop Conley's Stolen Cross: Recovered...St. Mary Parish: Newton, Ks.

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Mass Schedules for December

For St. Mary Parish, Newton, Ks. there is no Latin Mass this Saturday, December 12th. No mass this coming Saturday. Saturday mass will resume.

Saturday, December 12th, is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is not a day of obligation. There is no Traditional Latin Mass planned. This Saturday's Latin Mass at St. Mary Newton is cancelled due to a heavy schedule with Fr. Voelker.

The first mass of Christmas will be: Midnight Mass December 25 . Christmas carols will be sung at 11:30 p.m. (Christmas Eve) with mass starting at midnight. This mass is at St. Anthony Parish, Second and Ohio, approximately 6 blocks west of the canal route, two blocks East of Old town.

My Catholic brothers. Come worship as the Saints did. Come worship as your parents, grandparents and their ancestors did stretching back into history. It is your heritage.


Stolen Cross, Gifted to US bishop by Benedict XVI, Recovered
Catholic Say

Bloggers note: I posted an article a while back about Bishop Conley's cross being stolen. Many have been wondering about the outcome of this crime. Bishop Conley at one time, as Monsignor, was the liaison to Bishop Jackels for the Wichita Latin Mass Community as well as celebrant.

Bishop James Conley was given the pectoral cross by Benedict XVI in 2012

The Diocese of Lincoln, in Nebraska announced on October 16 that Bishop James Conley’s pectoral cross, taken from his home in a burglary, has been recovered.

The cross was stolen the afternoon of October 10, when the bishop was not home. A tripped alarm alerted diocesan officials and the Lincoln Police Department to the break-in.

JD Flynn, diocesan spokesman, said in a statement the diocese was “happy to report that Bishop Conley’s pectoral cross was recovered” on October 15 in a location “on the bishop’s property.”

As the Lincoln Police Department continued to investigate the burglary, and Bishop Conley asked that “Catholics continue to pray for the conversion of those involved in the invasion of my home.”

The diocese said the cross was irreplaceable because it was a personal gift to Bishop Conley from Benedict XVI in 2012, the year the bishop was appointed to the Lincoln Diocese.

In an earlier statement, Flynn said the stolen cross could be returned to any Catholic Church and could even be left anonymously.

He said Bishop Conley is “very grateful for all those who have already offered prayers and well-wishes,” and grateful for the recovery of his pectoral cross.

The bishop also is “sincerely grateful for the professionalism, diligence and excellent work” of the police department in investigating the crime.

After the burglary occurred, Bishop Conley said he sincerely prayed “the thief will discover that Christ died for him, loves him and desires to bring him eternal joy.”

“One of Christ’s last acts on the cross was the forgiveness of a repentant thief. Certainly, the Church forgives the person responsible for this crime. God offers his mercy as well,” he added.

He described his pectoral cross as “a treasure for the whole Diocese of Lincoln. It signifies the unity of our Church in Christ.”

Bishop Conley, pointing out that the diocese offers counselling, shelter, food, employment training and emergency assistance to those in financial need, said he hoped the Church could assist the thief in some way.

“We care a great deal about the poor, because Jesus Christ was poor,” the bishop said. “I hope no one will resort to stealing because of some poverty. I hope people, including this thief, will know that the Catholic Church stands eager to help in whatever way we can.”


St. Mary Parish, Newton Ks.
The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite) has been well received at St. Mary in Newton. Father Nicholas Voelker has brought the Mass of Ages to the parish with his transfer this past summer.

The church has already seen a baptism (my grand daughter Paloma Isabel), and a funeral for a  woman (local family) who requested a Requiem Mass.

Low Mass is on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.  

I'm am quite sure, because of the sacraments sake, the very bricks of the church sang out in joy!!

The original high altar of St. Mary, Newton, Ks. now removed. The altar rails and side altars are, unfortunately, gone as well. The murals above the sanctuary and along the aisle remain. Notice the huge sanctuary lamp hanging directly down the middle above the altar.

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Thanks for posting the photo of the original St. Mary's
And thank you for assisting at the funeral of my dear Godmother(aunt).

I didn't get a chance to catch up with you and thank you in person but my family is most appreciative.

I posted about my experience with St. Mary's and the Requiem Mass on my blog as well.

God bless and thank you again!