Are you yearning for connection; for an authentic and truly lasting friendship with fellow parishioners and Jesus?  


Then Christ Life is perfect for you!  


The first 8 week session of the ChristLife series will begin August 27th and continue through October 15 on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:15pm for any age adult, singles or couples.  Every week you also receive a free dinner, and, not only free childcare, but child formation


New this year, we are introducing Child Formation for children ages 1-11.  This will include a lesson, Christ Craft, and playtime that coincides with what the adults are learning at ChristLife! Sign up on the parish website or call the Parish Office. If you would like to help with Child Formation, or know an adult or teenager who would, even once during the eight weeks, please contact our Christ Life Child Formation Director, Janelle Pety, 773-877-4262, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Parish Office. Janelle has a MSW and will be personally organizing, planning, training staff, and supervising every Child Formation session. Currently we are looking for adults age 21 or older that are VIRTUS trained to help with Child Formation and also volunteers age 12 or older.


Hello ChristLife parents!  


My name is Janelle Pety and I am so honored that you are entrusting the care of your children to myself and my team.  I hope we can bring you peace of mind that your children are safe and are getting formed in the faith as you participate in ChristLife each week.  A little bit about myself - I’ve been a parishioner of Magdalen for over two years along with my family after we moved to Wichita from Illinois. I currently stay at home with my son but in my pre-baby days I earned my Masters Degree in Social Work and was employed in the field of child welfare.  I also have teaching experience in ESL when I served as a volunteer in Peace Corps Micronesia. ChristLife invited me to develop a personal, dynamic relationship with Jesus that I never realized I was capable of despite being cradle Catholic. I am serving as ChristLife Child Formation Director because I want to give back to this ministry that has allowed me to live life abundantly with Christ.  Please contact me at (773) 877-4262 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to meeting you and engaging with your children every