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Run Until November 5

You are invited to the Annual German Buffet which will be held Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood, KS. The Buffet will begin at 5:00 PM and run until 7:00 PM. All proceeds will benefit the St. Joseph Catholic School. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are FREE. Please join us for a delicious meal and a chance to win great prizes!


Please Run If Needed for Filler

The Kansas Catholic Conference (KCC) is the public policy arm of the Catholic Church in Kansas and serves the state's four Catholic bishops from an office located in Topeka. They currently have a job opening for a Legislative Assistant. The position involves significant clerical and administrative office support responsibilities. For more information: 


Please Use As Needed 

No one needs to go through life’s most difficult challenges alone. Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas is offering free professional counseling services in Dodge City, Garden City and Great Bend for adults, children, couples, families and seniors, regardless of race, religion or socioeconomic status. Contact Amy Falcon at 620-227-1590 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.


Please Run Until November 5

"The Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend host their Annual Mission Benefit Bazaar on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm at 3600 Broadway in Great Bend, Kansas. The morning begins with the booths open, offering hundreds of handcrafted and homemade items. Early morning there is a beverage and cinnamon roll available, and a soup and pie for lunch. The first of two drawings at 2:00pm features the diamond and ruby earrings and pendant. The second drawing has 20 prizes ranging from gift cards and beef quarters to theme baskets, and a silent auction. There is something in the bazaar you just cannot live without! And you might even win more than one prize in the drawing! Come and spend the day with us and many of your friends. For more information call 620-792-1232.



Please Run Through October 29

Encounter With God's Call, Nov. 11-13, at Conception Seminary College, is a discernment weekend for men - high school juniors, seniors, and college age - who would like to learn more about the call to priesthood. This visit is free and transportation is provided by the Diocese of Dodge City. Register online by November 3 at or call Fr. Wesley Schawe at 620.227.1533. Come and See what seminary life is like and hear seminarians share their stories of responding to God's call. 

Please Run Until October 22

2017 Diocesan Scripture Day

Thursday, October 26

“Sex in the Bible”

Presenter:  Fr. Raymond Collins

10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Through our Parish-Diocese Stewardship Partnership, the Annual Scripture Day has no registration fee.

Please inform Gayla Kirmer that you are coming so we can have an accurate meal count:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2017 Dia sobre la Escritura

Jueves, 26 de octubre

“Sexo en la Biblia”

Presentador:  Jaime Gil           

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Catedral de Nuestra Señor de Guadalupe

Por medio de la Asociación de Stewardship Parroquial-Diocesano, el Día Anual sobre la Escritura es gratis. 

Por favor informe a Gayla Kirmer si piensa asistir para contar le número de personas para la comida:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please Run Through End of October

"First Saturdays Devotion:  The First Saturday devotion is a traditional devotion in the Church.  With the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, we begin a regional effort to have the Five First Saturdays devotion --  starting November 4th at St. Stanislaus in Ingalls.  Begins at 8:30 with confessions and rosary.  9:00 Mass with Bishop John as celebrant.  Confessions, meditation, and refreshments after Mass.  All are invited.  

Mary's promise about the Five First Saturdays devotion:  “I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”



Please Run Through April 15 As Needed

The 2018 Wine Tasting Event will be at the Great Bend Event Center on Friday, April 20th. Mark your calendars now and plan on coming for a good time and a good cause!

Please Run the Month of October

According to Covenant House,  “each year in the U.S. as many as 2 million youth experience a period of homelessness, and every year more than 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets.”  MAKE A DIFFERENCE by learning about, and advocating for, youth in your area.  U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (

Según la Covenant House: "Cada año en los Estados Unidos, tanto como 2 millones de jóvenes experimentan un período sin hogar, y cada año más de 5.000 de estos jóvenes dan su vida a la calle". HAGA LA DIFERENCIA aprendiendo y abogando por la juventud en su área. Hermanas Católicas Estadounidenses Contra la Trata de Personas (

Please Run Through November 5

ACTS, a three day/three-night Catholic lay retreat will be held at the Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend.  The men's retreat will be November 16-19, 2017. Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology and Service, from which the ACTS acronym is derived. Cost is $175 per person, which includes all meals and accommodations for the three-day weekend. Deadline for registration and payment for the retreat is November 10th. Registration forms are available at 

Please Run Continuously 

Fruit of the Vine – Work of Human Hands

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s the diocese sponsored a program called “God’s Little Green Acre”, a program to support seminarian education in the Diocese of Dodge City. The program has recently been resurrected, but with a few more options.  The program is now called “Fruit of the Vine - Work of Human Hands” and offers two ways to participate:

Fruit of the Vine is for individuals who would like to pledge profits from their earthly labors, such as profits from crop production, sale of livestock, oil production, wind generation profits…etc.

Work of Human Hands is designed for individuals or businesses who would like to pledge a portion of their business profits, annual income or simply give a cash donation to support our seminarians within the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City.

Participation in the program will not only support our seminarians, but we will provide you a plaque or yard sign as a reminder to others to pray for vocations, and will encourage others to participate as well. For more information about “Fruit of the Vine  - Work of Human Hands” please contact:

Mark W. Roth, Director of Development - Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, PO Box 137, Dodge City, KS  67801 - Phone (620) 227-1535 and via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Diocese of Dodge City

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