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Six Adorers of the Blood of Christ celebrate

455 years(!) combined service

65 Years
On Sunday, May 12, Sister Angelita Alfaro celebrated 65 years as an Adorer of the Blood of Christ at the ASC Wichita Center. She made her first vows on July 1, 1948 and final profession on July 1, 1953.
Sister Angelita, daughter of Jose Trinidad Alfaro and Carmen Huaracha of Augusta, Kansas, entered the Adorers of the Blood of Christ on August 30, 1946, began her novitiate in 1947. Sister is a multi-talented individual, receiving her BS, MA and, through a Fellowship from Wichita State, earned a Specialist Degree in Bilingual Education. She used her gifts teaching in many schools in Kansas, Texas and New Mexico. In 1964, Sister became Assistant Professor of Spanish at Sacred Heart College, later known as Newman University. She remained in that position for 15 years.
Besides classroom teaching, Sister Angelita used her skills as Spanish translator, worked with the Catholic Agency for Migrants/Refugees, and was involved in Pastoral Ministry and DRE.
She is currently Living Mission in Later Life at the Wichita Center.
75 Years
On Sunday, May 12, 2013, Sister Carmelita Blick and Sister Irene Schmidt celebrated 75 years as Adorers of the Blood of Christ at the ASC Wichita Center. They made their first vows on August 10, 1938 and final profession on July 1, 1943.
Sister Carmelita was born October 9, 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas to John N. and Grace B. Blick. Two sisters also entered the ASCs, Sister Joan (deceased) and Sister Noella, as well as five brothers, John W. (deceased), Maurus, Tom, Roy and Fred.
Sister Carmelita’s ministry was mainly in education, including serving as teacher at for 17 years on the elementary level in several schools in Kansas, 22 years on the secondary level mostly at Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita, and 20 years on the college level mostly at Sacred Heart College/Kansas Newman College.
Sister Carmelita retired from teaching on 2000 and is living at the Wichita Center in Wichita, Kansas. She continues to minister in the Wichita ASC archives and a variety of other ways.
Sister Irene entered the Adorers in 1936 from her home parish of St. Joseph’s in Liebental, Kansas. Sister Irene was born in Liebenthal, Kansas to Jacob and Barbara (Schaffer) Schmidt. Three sisters also entered the Adorers: Sister Martina Schmidt, ASC who survives Sister Valeria Schmidt and Sister Barbara Schmidt.
In 1939, she began her ministry mainly caring for the needs of the sisters who ministered in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.
Her ministry consisted of a variety of jobs as cook, seamstress and laundry supervisor where she learned to be a servant to others. She worked as central service supervisor at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City in the early 1970s, then as a CNA for ASC Health Care at the then Provincialate in Wichita, Kansas in the mid 1970s.  Beginning in 1978, Sister assisted with several duties at the Provincialate including helping in the crises center for children and in the religious correspondence school.
Sister Irene is currently retired and living at the Wichita Center in Wichita, Kansas.

80 Years

On Sunday, May 12, 2013, Sister Evarista Durler, Sister Verena Gunzelman, and Sister Teresa Palsmeier celebrated 80 years as Adorers of the Blood of Christ at the ASC Wichita Center. They made their first vows on August 2, 1933 and made final profession on August 10, 1938.
Sister Evarista, was born in Spearville, Kansas to Englebert and Stephannie (Habiger) Durler.
Sister received her BA from Mt. St. Scholastic in Atchison, Kan. and Masters from Oklahoma State University.
Sister Evarista’s ministry in education began in May 1938 including serving as a teacher in several schools in Kansas and Oklahoma. In Kansas she taught at St. Mary in Marienthal, St. Peter Claver in Wichita, Holy Name in Bushton, All Saints in Wichita, St. Joseph in Humboldt, St. Joseph in Offerle, St. Joseph in Ashland, St. Mark’s School in Colwich, St. Joseph School in McPherson, St. Joseph School inOst, and St. Nicholas in Kinsley. From 1985-1999 Sister Evarista taught at Sacred Heart School in Ness City, Kansas. After retirement she continued to work with students until she moved to the ASC Wichita Center in 2004.
In Oklahoma she taught at Holy Family in Canute, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sterling, Sacred Heart in Alva. (1940-1949)
After coming to the Wichita Center in 2004, sister continued to tutor and minister as sacristan. She is currently Living Mission in Later Life at the Wichita Center in Wichita, Kansas.
Sister Verena, was born in Garden Plain, Kansas to Peter Augustine and Mary Ann (Betzen) Gunzelman.
Sister Verena earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Alverno College in Milwaukee and a Masters Degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Immediately following graduation Sister entered the teaching field. Through the years, with music as her main focus, she taught in elementary and high school in parochial and public schools. Her ministry in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma took her to St. Mary in David City, Neb.; St. John in Spearville, St. Joseph in Andale, St. James in Augusta, St. Joseph in Offerle, St. Mark and Colwich Schools in Colwich, Kan.; and Sacred Heart in Alva, St. Joseph in Bison, St. Eugene in Oklahoma City, Okla.
From 1967-1977 Sister Verena ministered in the Wichita area at All Saints, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Ann’s, Madonna High School, St. Margaret Mary and Carroll High School.
Sister Verena also served in pastoral ministry at St. Francis Xavier in Enid, Okla., St. Francis Xavier in Sikeston, Mo., St. Thomas More in Omaha, Neb., as choir director, organist and liturgical coordinator. Her passion and love for music was enjoyed by all as she directed the Harvest House Choir in Wichita.
She also enjoyed volunteering for the Hospice of Wichita, St. Francis Regional Medical Center and the Senior Companion Program in Wichita.
Sister Verena currently resides at the ASC Wichita Center where she enlivens her community and co-workers by her presence and her interest in all aspects of life.
Sister Teresa was born in Okeene, Oklahoma to Henry and Mary (Schulte) Palsmeier and moved to Garden Plain, Kansas a few years later. She entered the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in 1931.
Sister Teresa ministered almost 30 years in education serving as elementary teacher and principal at Sacred Heart in Ness City, Kansas; St. John Nepomucene in Pilsen, Kansas; Sacred Heart Academy in Wichita, Kansas; and Holy Trinity in Okarche, Oklahoma.
She then served as Provincial of the then Wichita Province for six years. After her term as provincial, she ministered in catechetical work at San Jose Parish in Carlsbad, New Mexico and then moved to Enid, Oklahoma where she began ministry at St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma as Coordinator of Volunteers, a position she held for 20 years.
Sister Teresa ministered in Corpus Christi Parish in Oklahoma City and was also involved in prison ministry. In 1997, Sister retired and moved to the ASC Wichita Center where she currently resides.



Past Issues

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Dec. 17, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Celebrate Christmas 'unplugged'; Msgr. Matthew Smith; Klan; Catholic Charities Annual Appeal; Fr. Larry Rosebaugh; A Guadalupe Encounter; Laci and Joe Salazar; A Christmas Wish; Adoption; Confession; Advent; EWTN; Christmas Blues; Tilma; Pittsburgh; PSR

 

Dec. 3, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2017 NCYC; Wheel of Balance; Marita Rother; Stanley Rother; slavery; trafficking; Windthorst water damage; martyred priests; confession; reconciliation; How to go to confession; recipe for codfish cakes; Catholic schools; appeal

 

Nov. 19, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Saints; Father Kola; Black Elk; Giving Tuesday; velvet Elvis; a Slice of Time; Dani Sandoval; Mexican Village; Father Tim Hickey; New faces at chancery; priests share thoughts on confession; Wheel of Balance

 

Nov. 5, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Matrimony Anniversary Mass, 2017; Riebel; Faith and Light; Scripture Day; Sex in the Bible; Quilt, Mexican Village Story; Finance; Fatima pilgrimage; Fowler church window renovation; Medicare; Crazy Glue


Oct. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Father Francis Jordan; Sister Renee Kirmer; Father Rother beatified; religious liberty; RCIA Kansas; V Encuentro; Bishop Weisenburger; Daughters of Isabella; Bishop Gerber Science Center


Oct. 1, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: De Colores; Rebein; Dreamer; Pies; Kellner; Code Quilts; Sister Crucita; Feezor; Formed.org; Sin and pain

 

 Sept. 17, 2017

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Sister Lucy Fidelis; Underground Railroad; Sister Irene Hartman; DACA; new priests; teachers; Volunteer of the Year; Golf Classic; St. Francis Xavier; St. Nicholas Parish Center, Kinsley; seminarians; Knights Lite; Stewardship Day 2017

Sept. 3, 2017

Aug. 13, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Coronado Cross; Masada; Moody Gardens; Elders; Rother; undocumented children; cages; year of mercy; Kumi; Hollywood makeup artist; New Mexico; refugee women.

July 16, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Summer camp; tithing and almsgiving; Bill Baalmann; Nathan Schaller; Jubilarian Sisters; Sister Hortencia Rodriguez; Sister Petrona Stockemer; Sister Denise Sevart; Convocation of Catholic Leaders; Mother talks about her son entering seminary; Arcoiris; Youth group travels to Colorado Springs; Major Phillip Roth

June 11, 2017 (Updated)

Ordination; Mark Brantley; Jacob Schneider; Father's Day; Thanks, Dad!; Appeal; Sister Mary Martin Weaver; Bishop Maralit; Budget; Trafficked women; Deacon Michael Brungardt; Dead Sea Scrolls; softball; Father Urban retirement; Sister Kravec retirement; Father Mazouch retirement; Authentic Joy; Pris Climate Accord; Jack Schramm; Pieta.

May 28, 2017 (Updated)

 

Grateful Hearts; MSFS Provincial; Reddy; Reif; Opossum; Dead Sea Scrolls; Our Lady of Fatima; Jorge Herrera, Jr.; Cursillo; Kough; First Communion; Confirmation

May 14, 2017

Esteban Hernandez; citizen; Lilly Ann Rein, Amberly Jimenez, Mother's Day; peacock; Quattrocchi; President Kennedy; Teen Moms; Junior High Youth Rally; Encounter With God's Call; granny/nanny; seniors' contributions; tornado anniversary; harvest; healthcare; Mr. Brown; Store-bought teeth; Louis and Zelie Martin; Father John Sullivan; Irish priest whose prayers could heal; Mexican beauty queen; Esmaralda Gonzalez; religious life

April 30, 2017

   KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; bully; TEC; Father Marvin Reif; Bet'sie; What makes a hero?; St. Mary of the Plains; tornado

Easter, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Honorable courtship; footsteps of migrants; CHRISM Mass 2017; honoring priests; Encuentro Cross blessed; Daughters of Isabella State Convention; Fatima pilgrim statue; Mary Sharon Moore interview; Senate advances pro-life measures; love must be at the core of family life; Father John Forkuoh's car story; Confirmations; Sisters of Concordia; CNN hero Father Khalil Jaar

March 26, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: From the heart; kidney; Rother; Friar Carmelo; Schnauzer; Lauren Seachris; Lauren's Treat; fire; Guatemala; immigration; Lenten Regulations 1888; Hot Cross Buns; budget; Trump; Forkuoh; Seiwert; South Sudan; hot ashes

March 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Refugees; immigrants; Gilbert Herrman; When you give alms'; Lent; Call to Continuing Conversion, Rite of Election; Charell and Jeremy Owings; adoption; Our Growing Church; Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia; water; creation; Sudan; Darlow Lampe

Feb 26, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Night to shine; Immigration; immigrants; Knights of Columbus; Pete Gomez; this foreign mission; Creole; Robin Doll; Eagle Scout; Quest

Feb 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; March for Life; Pro-life; Executive Order; Secular Franciscan Order; teachers; Down Syndrome; Eagle Scout; Bronze Pelican

Jan. 29, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Thank you, religious; SEEK 2017; homeless man to priest; Fourth Sunday; Secret Service to Sacred Heart; Dr. Gerard Brungardt; Martin Luther King; 110 year old nun; Toddler miracle; Letter from undocumented immigrant; health care; immigration

Jan. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Mary helps us share; Tighe donates home to Birthright; Pro-life billboard; Theobald Hattrup; Helen and Steve Eck; Pearl Harbor; Reigning Grace

Dec. 18, 2017

KEYWORDS: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2016; Pope Francis Christmas schedule; 2016 high school youth rally; Aerospace engineer; Father Stanley Rother; Radio station; Dying girl's letter; Scout nominations; 12 days of Christmas

Dec. 4, 2016

KEYWORDS: Vocations Day; Pope Advent advice; Ex-prostitute; Spearville mission; Pilgrims v. Zombies; Face of God; Mission bazaar; Ness City fall festival; Rural health care; Archbishop Gomez; Bishops congratulate Trump

Nov. 20, 2016

Nov. 6, 2016

Oct. 23, 2016

Oct. 9, 2016


Sept. 25, 2016


Sept. 11, 2016

 
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July 10, 2016

June 12, 2016

May 29, 2016

May 8, 2016


 April 24, 2016

 April 10, 2016

 March 27, 2016

March 13, 2016

Feb. 28, 2016

 

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