Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy will hold its 6th Annual Red & Black Banquet on Saturday, September 28 at the Wichita Marriott, 9100 E. Corporate Hills Drive. The theme of this year's banquet is "God is Good. . .All the Time!"

The event will include dinner, performances by the Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy choirs and silent and live auctions. The Master of Ceremonies will be Susan Peters, and presenters are: Rev. James J. Billinger, pastor of Holy Savior Catholic Church; Dr. Delia Shropshire, President of Holy Savior Catholic Academy; and Mr. Phillip Stutey, Principal of Holy Savior Catholic Academy. A testimonial will be given by Luchaka Ross, a Holy Savior Catholic Church member and Holy Savior Catholic Academy parent.

Cost for the event is $50 per person, and tables of 10 are available for $500. The registration deadline is Friday, September 20. For registration information, call 316-682-8712 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registrations can also be made online by clicking here.

The banquet is a benefit event for Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy.


The blessing of the new Holy Savior Catholic Academy is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, August 18 at 3000 E. 13th St. North. Bishop Carl Kemme will bless the new school, followed by a welcome and comments from Rev. James J. Billinger, pastor of Holy Savior, and special guests. Tours will be conducted from 2 to 4 p.m. by students.

The Peace & Social Justice Committee of Holy Savior Catholic Church is selling commemorative Christmas ornaments featuring a detailed image of the new Holy Savior Catholic Church. Cost of the ornaments are $10 each and are available or purchase after each Mass through Sunday, November 25. Payment must be made at the time of order. The sale is a fundraising event for the parish's social justice programs.

Beginning November 4, Holy Savior will change its Sunday afternoon Mass time from 5 p.m. to 4 p.m. The move is being made on that day to coordinate with the end of Daylight Savings Time. The parking lot at the church's temporary location, Holy Savior at St. Peter Claver, 1209 N. Indiana, lacks sufficient lighting. Improvements to the lot's lighting aren't warranted, as this is a temporary church location. Construction of the new church and school are scheduled to be complete in the Fall of 2019.

With the construction project beginning for the new Holy Savior Catholic Church and Academy, church Masses are being held at the historic St. Peter Claver Complex, 1209 N. Indiana. The Mass times will remain the same: Monday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.; and Sunday at 8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.

Church offices have also relocated to St. Peter Claver during the construction time. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the Fall of 2019. The phone number to the church office will remain the same, 316-682-8712.

All mail can be sent to either the former Chautauqua address or to what will be the new church address: 3000 E. 13th St. North, Wichita, KS 67214.  Mail is being forwarded to a Post Office box.

Holy Savior Catholic Church has now received more than $8 million in commitments for its capital campaign, "A New Hope, A New Home: Built of Living Stones." Holy Savior wishes to again thank the more than 650 families, businesses, organizations and foundations who have chosen to support the building project. Should you want more information about the campaign, please call the church office at 316-682-8712.

Holy Savior Catholic Church recently was given a $500,000 gift towards its capital campaign, "A New Hope, A New Home: Built of Living Stones." With this gift, the benefactor will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000, any new pledges or increases in existing campaign pledges. Thus far, about $220,000 has been raised towards this matching gift pledge!

More than $7.6 million total has been committed to the building project so far. If you have not yet committed to the project, this would be an excellent time to do so, as your gift would be matched. Please contact the church office at 316-682-8712 for more information. And as always, thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign!

Wichita Wingnuts Faith and Family Day is Sunday, August 27th. Cost is $10 for lower box and $8 for Upper Box. The cost includes Wingnuts Game which starts at 1:05 PM, Post game Concert, Christian Speaker, Splash Down Sunday, Post game Catch, and Post game run the bases. For more information, please call (316) 264- 6887. There is a sign up sheet in the vestibule of the Church. 

Ladies of Holy Savior next luncheon is Tues, September 19th at 1 PM at Old Chicago, located at 300 N. Mead St. To RSVP, please call Linda Pearce at (316) 619-5451

If you are interested in volunteering at The Lord’s Diner or need to renew your current card, a class will be offered at Riverwalk Church of Christ , located at 225 N. Waco (northwest corner of Waco and 2nd Street) on Saturday, September 9 at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary. Please arrive a bit early to complete paperwork. All are welcome. 

Colorado Catholic Choo Choo Trip with Fr. Dan Spexarth, is September 5-11. Join Father Dan Spexarth and fellow Catholics from our diocese for an unforgettable journey through Colorado visiting the Cathedral, Mother Cabrini and St. Teresa shrines, a monastery, brewery, winery, museums and much more. This trip includes daily mass, four train rides including one on Amtrak crossing the beautiful majestic Rocky Mountains and a scenic float trip down the Colorado River. For more information and to reserve your spot call Village Tours and Travel at (316) 721-4455 

The twelve week program begins Wednesday, August 30th . The class is from 7PM-8:30 PM at the Spiritual Life Center. The cost is $35 and includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials. Call the Spiritual Life Center at (316)744-0167 to register.