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November 2011 Monthly Notes

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF DODGE CITY
Monthly Notes from Bishop Brungardt
and the Diocesan Staff
November 2011 --- Vol. IX, No. 9
  
From Fr. Bob Schremmer, Vicar General & Moderator of Curia:
 

Friday, December 9th, 6:30pm, Bishop Brungardt celebrates Mass observing the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Reception with light refreshment follows.  All priests are invited to concelebrate.  Please inform Georgina Paz, 227-1531, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by December 7th of your intention to concelebrate.  Please extend an invitation to join the celebration to others.

►**Please note:  This has been CANCELED...Sunday, December 11th, Open House at Chancery to celebrate Advent and the impending Christmas Season.

Friday, January 27th, 5:30 – 8pm, NFP Symposium for Priests with Father Matthew Habiger, OSB, St Augustine Room, Cathedral.   Bishop Brungardt invites all priests to this evening with Father Habiger.  The evening brings with it a brief social time, dinner will be served at 6:15pm, Fr. Matthew will give a brief presentation with open discussion and conversation following.  Additional information will follow.  Please inform Georgina Paz, 227-1531, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 18th of your plans to participate.

Saturday, January 28th, 9am – 4pm, Natural Family Planning Conference, Cathedral. Fr. Matthew Habiger, OSB; Dr. Martha Garza, MD; witness couples, Bishop Brungardt and other presenters offer a full day about God’s plan for marriage, spousal love, and family.  For more information, Deanna Jones, 225-4802 x 203, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  More details will follow. 

Domingo, 29 de Enero, 1:30 - 5pm, Conferencia de Planificación Familiar Natural, en la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.  Padre Matthew Habiger, O.S.B., Ph.D y Dr. Martha Garza van a presentar los beneficios de usar Planificación Familiar Natural, el peligro de usar los anticonceptivos, y cómo PFN apoya el plan de Dios para el Matrimonio.  Todos están invitados a la conferencia, especialmente los que ayudan con la preparación matrimonial, parejas casadas y comprometidas, y los que quieren aprender más de cómo funciona la PFN en los matrimonios. 
Más detalles de la Conferencia PFN estarán disponibles muy pronto.  Para más información o si le gustaría ayudar con este conferencia, puede llamar a Deanna Jones: 620-225-4802 x 203, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


EVENTS

To access updated information about each item listed, please click on each separate line.

*Protecting God's Children Awareness Sessions

*Southwest Kansas Register deadlines for 2011

*Catechist Formation/Certification, English and Spanish

*Comprehensive Schedule for Pastoral Ministry Formation via ITV network

 

From Fr. Floyd McKinney, Chair, Presbyteral Council:

►No meeting held in October.

From Sr. Janice Grochowsky, CSJ, JCL, Chancellor:

Safe Environment:

Several Protecting God’s Children sessions are scheduled during the month of November:

Wednesday, November 16 in Larned: English session 12:30-3:30 pm
Monday, November 21 in La Crosse: English session 6:00-9:00 pm
Wednesday, November 30 in Dodge City: English session 6:00-9:00 pm

Go to the Safe Environment Page on the Diocesan website for more specific information:
http://www.dcdiocese.org/safe-environment

DREs:  I still need the names of catechists and other volunteers in PSR and youth programs from the following parishes: Johnson, Meade, Ness City, Plains, Satanta and Syracuse.  These lists were due several weeks ago and an email reminder was also sent.  Please submit your list of names ASAP.

Safe Environment dvds:  DREs who ordered and received the safe environment dvd set were sent an email explaining why they may be experiencing technical difficulties showing the dvds.  I have received an unencrypted set of dvds and have made copies to send to those parishes who ordered them through the Chancery Office.  I will be getting these dvds out to the DREs soon.  I will need DREs to send me their original set of dvds for me to send back to the Diocese of St. Cloud


From Fr. Wesley Schawe, Director of the Office of Priestly Vocations

Priests:
The Vocations Office could benefit greatly from your wisdom and experience in promoting priestly vocations. At the October assembly, Bishop John offered some questions to stimulate your thinking. Click here for an easy-to-fill-out form with those very same questions.

Website: How many of the current Dodge City seminarians have you met?  How many of the current Dodge City seminarians are you praying for?  Perhaps you would like to send a note or a birthday card.  Addresses as well as a brief profile for each seminarian can be found at
http://dcdiocese.org/vocations/seminarians.

Young Catholics and Youth Leaders: Time to stand up for life!
A reminder of the exciting opportunity for our high school and college-age students to give a powerful and memorable witness to the sanctity of life on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade:   January 23, 2012 Topeka March for Life - join other youth from Kansas for a day of prayer, praise, and young energy in our state capital. Click here for flyer and more info.  Please register early!

Save the Date: World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Dominican Motherhouse in Great Bend.  Mass at 10:30 a.m. with Bishop John B. Brungardt, meal following.  All in the diocese are invited. 

From Eric Haselhorst, Director of Stewardship

2012 Stewardship Bulletin Inserts are available now on the stewardship page.

The fall is a great time to schedule a planned giving/will and estate seminar. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a time. This is no boring presentation and not a sales pitch. Only a time to help people discover the variety of tools available to steward their resources and hopefully include your parish in their plans

From Amy Seachris, Executive Secretary:

Plans for the June 2012 Newman Service Camp are underway.  This is a great experience for our youth.  Please let me know if your parish would be interested or if you would like more information. Click here for the 2011 Service Camp article published in the Wichita Advance.

►2011-2012 Diocesan Directories have been mailed.  Please let me know if you are in need of additional copies, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


From Georgina Paz, Administrative Assistant:

Confirmation Schedule for 2012
Please verify your date, time, and location.  For changes please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Saturday

February 4, 2012

 

OPEN

Sunday

February 5, 2012

 

OPEN

Sunday

February 19,2012

10:00 AM

St. John, Hoisington

Saturday

February 25,2012

6:00 PM

Holy Rosary, Medicine Lodge

Saturday March 3, 2012 6:00 PM St. Mary, Marienthal

Sunday

March 4, 2012

10:00 AM

St. Nicholas, Kinsley

Saturday

March 10, 2012

5:30 PM

Sacred Heart, Pratt

Sunday

March 11, 2012

10:30 AM

St. Michael, LaCrosse

Saturday

March 17, 2012

4 or 5 pm

St. Anthony, Lakin

Sunday

March 18, 2012

 

OPEN

Saturday

March 24, 2012

???

St. Joseph, Tribune

Sunday

March 25, 2012

11:00 AM

St. Joseph, Greensburg

Saturday

March 31, 2012

1:00 PM

St. Mary, Garden City

Saturday

April 14, 2012

5:00 PM

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Larned

Sunday

April 15, 2012

11:00 AM

St. Joseph, Scott City

Saturday

April 21, 2012

5:30 PM

St. Rose, Great Bend

Sunday

April 22, 2012

12:30 PM

Prince of Peace, Great Bend

Wednesday

April 25, 2012

7:00 PM

St. Patrick, Plains

Saturday

April 28, 2012

4:00 PM

Mary Queen of Peace, Ulysses

Sunday

April 29, 2012

10:45 AM

St. John the Apostle, St. John

Saturday

May 12, 2012

7:00 PM

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City

Sunday

May 13, 2012

10:30 AM

St. Dominic, Garden City

Sunday

May 13, 2012

4:00 PM

St. Alphonsus, Satanta

Saturday

May 19, 2012

6:00 PM

St Anthony, Liberal

Sunday

May 20, 2012

9:00 AM

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City

Wednesday

May 23, 2012

6:30 PM

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City

Sunday

June 10, 2012

11:00 AM

St. Helen, Hugoton


ODDS AND ENDS


►To schedule a Protecting God's Children Awareness Session in your parish, contact Peggy Schulte, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 620-227-1500.

Engaged Encounter Information:  Michael and Lindsay Mazouch are the contacts for Engaged Encounter in this diocese.  The EE program is in need of young Catholic Couples who have been married at least 7-8 years to help with the Encounter weekends.  If any priest knows of such a couple, please phone Michael or Lindsay at 620-792-6290.  Their email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click here to link to Heartland Center for Spirituality, Great Bend

This concludes the NOVEMBER Monthly Notes.  To submit items for the NOTES, please send them to Amy Seachris, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Vol. IX, No. 9

Diocese of Dodge City


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