Please Run Through April 9
2017 Jr. High Youth Rally @JesusChrist, April 23, 2017 11:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Dodge City Middle School, Dodge City, KS
Games, food, great speakers and a closing mass with Bishop John, and it's all FREE if you sign up by April 10. Contact your parish youth director or DRE to register. More information go to dcdiocese.org/youth and click on junior high youth rally.
Please Run Weekend of 8-9
Did you know? The Charter calls for annual audits of dioceses and eparchies to ascertain compliance with USCCB guidelines. Annual Audits have been conducted since 2003. Results of the audits are published online in May for the public.
¿Sabían? El Estatuto exige que se realicen auditorías anuales en diócesis y eparquías para verificar el cumplimiento de las directrices dadas por la USCCB. Las auditorias anuales se han llevado a cabo desde el 2003. En mayo, se publican en línea los resultados de las auditorías para el público.
Please Run Weekend of April 1-2
Did you know? The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was established by the USCCB in June 2002. It is a comprehensive set of procedures for addressing allegations of abuse of minors. The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People includes guidelines for reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse.
¿Sabían? El Estatuto para la Protección de Niños y Jóvenes fue establecido por la USCCB en junio del 2002. Éste es un exhaustivo conjunto de procedimientos para responder a cualquier imputación de abuso de menores. El Estatuto para la Protección de Niños y Jóvenes incluye unas directrices para la reconciliación, la sanación, la responsabilidad y la prevención de hechos de abuso en el futuro.
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HELP PROVIDE DISASTER RELIEF…for individuals and families who have lost homes and property to wildfire in Southwest Kansas. 100% of your donation will be used to help these individuals and families get back on their feet. Visit http://catholiccharitiesswks.org/.
Please Run Through July 30
Salina Diocese Men’s Conference, Register Online Beginning April 1, 2017!
The Diocese of Salina is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Diocesan Men’s Conference, “Men on a Mission” on Saturday, August 12 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays. Please attend and bring your sons who are high school age and up. Two nationally known speakers, Dr. Ray Guarendi, host of “The Dr. Is In” and “Living Right With Dr. Ray”, and Fr. John Lager national chaplain of FOCUS and cofounder of Marked Men for Christ, are this year’s speakers. To register online or for more information go to www.salinadiocese.org/family-life or call 785-827-8746, Ext. 17. Deadline to register is August 1st.
April Stewardship Bulletin Inserts
April 2, 2017 (5th Sunday of Lent)
When Jesus heard about the illness of His friend, Lazarus, He responded, “This illness is not to end in death; rather it is for God’s glory, that through it the Son of God may be glorified.” Every aspect of our lives – our gifts as well as our sufferings – can, if surrendered to Christ, lead to blessing for ourselves and others.
April 9, 2017 (Passion Sunday)
“Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” shout the crowds in today’s Gospel. May we be always ready to share our blessings when we are sent in His name!
“The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I may know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them,” says Isaiah in today’s first reading. The gifts God has given us are likewise given for the good of others. How am I using my gifts?
April 16, 2017 (Easter)
Very early in the morning after the Sabbath, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body with precious oils. The reward of this good and conscientious steward was to be the first to know that Jesus had been raised from the dead! Alleluia!
April 23, 2017 (2nd Sunday of Easter or Sunday of Divine Mercy)
Jesus meets the need of each disciple. To the fearful in the upper room, He speaks words of peace. To doubting Thomas, He provides the tangible proof of His resurrection. What do I need to become His disciple? What do I have to share that might meet someone else’s need?
April 30, 2017 (3rd Sunday of Easter)
The disciples on the road to Emmaus walked and talked with Jesus all day long, but it was not until they offered Him hospitality and He blessed and broke the bread that they recognized Him. Simple acts of loving kindness still reveal the presence of God in our midst.
Please Run Through March As Needed
Trafficking today is a continuation of the Transatlantic Slave Trade with the sophistication of technology making the buying and selling of persons convenient and globally efficient. SUPPORT US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (sistersagainsttrrafficking.org)
La trata actual es una continuación de la trata transatlántica de esclavos con la sofisticación de la tecnología que hace la compra y venta de personas conveniente y eficiente a nivel mundial. APOYA a las Hermanas Católicas contra la Trata de Personas (sistersagainsttrrafficking.org)
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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: