The 19th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference is Aug. 3-5 at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kan. Programs are available to all ages. Visit catholicfamilyconference.org.
The monks of St. Gregory’s Abbey invite St. Gregory’s alumni, former students, faculty and staff as well as the friends of St. Gregory’s for Mass, lunch and fellowship on Sunday, May 20, at St. Gregory’s Abbey church and grounds. Mass 10:30 a.m. with picnic following.
St. John, Edmond, will host a retreat to Arkansas May 21-22. May 21 is a trip from Edmond to Subiaco, Ark. Lunch and tour included at Weiderkehr’s Winery and Weinkeller restaurant; visit St. Mary and arrive at Subiaco Coury House Abbey Retreat Center. May 22 is a trip from Subiaco to Fort Smith to Edmond. Prayer times, vespers, guided tour of the abbey and visit the Immaculate Conception Church. Price $249 pp dbl; $284 single. Contact Harry Kocurek at (405) 340-0691.
“Blessed Stanley Francis Rother: The First American Martyr” by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor is now available. The bilingual book is an informative and inspiring account of the life and death of the Oklahoma priest who was murdered for his faith. The 88-page book includes eight pages of color photographs from Blessed Stanley’s life and his beatification Mass in September. Each copy is $8, which includes shipping. For orders of 10 or more copies, contact the Arkansas Catholic at (501) 664-0125. To order, go online to stanleyrother.org/ shop.
The 17th annual golf classic is May 21 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Morning and afternoon sessions; shotgun start; wine and cheese reception; awards dinner and silent auction. For sponsorships and to register, visit www.cfook.org.
This is an historic time for the archdiocese! To build on Archbishop Coakley’s pastoral letter, “Go Make Disciples,” and his strategic plan, he is asking for 2,018 prayer warriors to pray for these efforts. To learn more or to join the 2018 Intercessory Prayer Team, text Prayer2018 to 84576 or go to https://app.flocknote.com/archokc/2018Intercessory.
The Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, Kan., welcomes master iconographer Theodore Papadopoulos from Larissa, Greece, for a six-day intensive iconography course 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. June 25-30. Participants write (paint) the icon of Christ Pantokrator. Pricing includes expert instruction, course materials, daily lunch and lodging. Visit www.SLCWichita.org.