Monday, August 21st

Mass • 8:00am
Tuesday, August 22nd

Confessions • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Mass • 6:00pm
Mens Choir Rehearsal • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, August 23rd

God's Food Pantry • 10:00am - 11:30am
Confessions • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Mass • 6:00pm
Thursday, August 24th

Confessions • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Mass • 6:00pm
Gospel Choir Rehearsal • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Friday, August 25th

Mass • 8:00am

Parish celebrates Fr. Billinger's 60th birthday

Holy Savior Catholic Church parishioners celebrated Fr. Jim Billinger’s 60th birthday with a birthday party following the 8 a.m. Mass on Dec. 28, 2014. The party included cake for Fr. Billinger and parishioners. Happy Birthday, Fr. Billinger!

More than 30 youths attend Totus Tuus at Holy Savior

For the first time, Holy Savior Catholic Church hosted Totus Tuus (Totally Yours), a fun and energetic parish-based summer catechetical program for both grade school-aged children and junior high and high school youths. About 30 children attended the program, which was held at Holy Savior July 7-13.

Each day included catechetical instruction, Mass, songs, games, and recess for the grade school children. The sessions for the junior high and high school youths included talks on topics of interest to young Catholics, the opportunity for Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and a night of fellowship with team members.

Children also participated in swimming activities at Genesis Health Club, and firefighters from Wichita Fire Department's Station No. 5 spent part of an afternoon spraying the youths with water from a fire hose.

Holy Savior wishes to thank the team leaders who led the Totus Tuus program at Holy Savior (listed with their home parish): Virginia Brungardt (Church of the Magdalen); Adam Grelinger (St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church); Jacob Jirak (Holy Family Catholic Church); and Melissa Davied (Church of the Resurrection).

God's Food Pantry featured in Catholic Advance

God's Food Pantry, a ministry of Holy Savior Catholic Church, was recently featured in an article in The Catholic Advance.  To read the article, click here.

Holy Savior members travel to National Black Catholic Congress


About 25 members of Holy Savior Catholic Church were among the more than 2,000 people who attended the annual National Black Catholic Congress in Indianapolis July 18-21.

The Congress, which is held every five years, provides a variety of speakers, workshops and events meant to inspire attendees to become even more engaged in their faith and to equip them with the tools they need to make an even greater impact in their churches and communities.  In fact, the theme for this year’s Congress XI was “Faith Engaged: Empower. Equip. Evangelize.”  Workshops that were offered focused on both adults and youths.  Most of the members of Holy Savior traveled to the conference by a charter bus.

Among the workshops at this year’s conference were: “Heart, Spirituality and our Catholic Devotions;” “Re-engaging Young Adults Back to Their Catholic Faith;” “God Saw That It Was Good: The Affirmation of the African American Male;” “Where Did All The Time Go?: Spiritual Practices for Busy Christians;” and “The Challenge to Be Catholic Today.”

Keynote speaker for the Congress was Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide during which most of her family was killed.  In 1994, Ilibagiza was able to survive by hiding in a bathroom with other women for more than 90 days.  She credited her Catholic faith, including the praying of the Rosary, with helping her survive the ordeal.

Fr. Jim Billinger was among the priests who celebrated Mass daily with the attendees.  Holy Savior members Al Wright, Belinda Anderson and Denise Fields were among the dozens of attendees who sang in the choir at the Congress.

During the Congress, results of a National Black Catholic Survey were announced, and the National Black Catholic Congress, Inc. announced its Pastoral Plan of Action, which detailed ten “core elements in our faith lives as Black Catholics.”

For more information on the Congress, visit


Holy Savior presented with "Spirit of Faith Award"

Holy Savior Catholic Academy’s outreach to students of various faith and economic backgrounds earned the school a prestigious community award.

The academy was one of five recipients of an Inter-Faith Ministries’ Humanitarian Award.  The awards were presented during the Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner, held Aug. 16 at Beech Activity Center in east Wichita.

Holy Savior received the Spirit of Faith Award, which “recognizes faith-based organizations and groups whose actions exemplify IFM’s vision for people of faith to cross lines of faith and culture to help people in need, to relieve misery and promote justice,” according to Inter-Faith Ministries.

Academy Principal Delia Shropshire, Fr. Jim Billinger and Bishop Michael Jackels received the award, a framed artwork piece of people of various racial and cultural backgrounds with the words: “DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU.”

The program featured a video produced by KSN, Channel 3 about Holy Savior Catholic Academy.  The video included segments of interviews with Fr. Billinger, Ms. Shropshire and current students.  It highlighted some of the successes at the academy, and shared some statistics about Holy Savior including:

-- More than 80 percent of students are of faith traditions other than Catholic

-- More than 95 percent of students are racial minorities

-- More than 70 percent of students receive their school meals for free or at a reduced rate

-- About about one-third of the students live with both of their biological parents

“Led by Principal Delia Shropshire and Fr. James Billinger, Holy Savior Catholic Academy delivers quality Catholic education to children, regardless of faith, culture, or income level,” the award program shared about Holy Savior Academy.

"This award is one of the highest honors an institution like Holy Savior Catholic Academy could ever receive because the Spirit of Faith Award embodies who we are as church and school," Ms. Shropshire said. “We are called to serve and live out the mission of Jesus Christ through a tiny vehicle called Holy Savior Catholic Academy. As one looks back over Salvation History, it is God's way to use the tiniest of vessels to accomplish His greatest works. We are ever so humbled to be of service for His glory and that Inter-Faith Ministries selected us for this great honor."

Other Humanitarian Award recipients are: Wichita Cargill Cares Council, Golden Rule Award; Jack Focht and Gloria Farha Flentje, Leadership through Faith Award; Dr. Tamim Qaum, Light of Faith Award; and David and Lynn Gilkey, Peace by Piece Award.

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