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Dodge City hosts Knights of Columbus

annual convention

Knights of Columbus representatives from across Kansas gathered in Dodge City for the 110th annual Kansas State Convention,  April 29 - May 2.
On Saturday morning, April 30, Bishop Michael Jackels of Wichita celebrated Mass at the Dodge House Convention Center; the theme for the convention was “The Year of the Volunteer.”
Long know for their willingness to give of their time and treasure to be of service to God’s people and the Church, the Knights honored some of their own for outstanding efforts over the past year.
The event brought not only discussion and informative meetings, but social gatherings as well, as Sunday night all gathered for a barbecue dinner as two longhorn steers stared nervously from an enclosure in the parking lot of the Knights Hall.
Sunday was particularly historic for the ongoing celebration. Not only was it Divine Mercy Sunday, but it also was the day in which Pope John Paul II was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI.
After a day-long gathering at the Knights’ Hall, Bishop John B. Brungardt celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe where he spoke of God’s mercy and how “The hope given us in the resurrection of Jesus sustains us in the difficulties of life.”

Bishop Brungard's Homily from the Knights Mass, May 1


Photo slideshow from the Knights of Columbus Convention, 2011,

in Dodge City, Kansas. Click on the photo to enlarge,

then click on the "view all" tab at left to see thumbnails of all the photos.

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