Scroll to bottom to navigate to different departments

July 2013 Monthly Notes

 

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF DODGE CITY

Monthly Notes from Bishop Brungardt
and the Diocesan Staff

July 2013 --- Vol. XI, No. 7

 

 

 

 

From Most Rev. John B. Brungardt, Bishop of Dodge City:

Name of St. Joseph Inserted into Eucharistic Prayers II, III, and IV

Implementing a desire of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and confirmed by Pope Francis, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a decree on May 1, 2013 (Prot. n. 215/11/L) which inserts the name of Saint Joseph into the texts of Eucharistic Prayers II, III, and IV of the Roman Missal.

According to the decree, titled Paternas Vices, “The faithful in the Catholic Church have shown continuous devotion to Saint Joseph and have solemnly and constantly honored his memory as the most chaste spouse of the Mother of God and as the heavenly Patron of the universal Church.” Responding to this devotion, Blessed John XXIII ordered the insertion of the saint’s name into the Roman Canon (Eucharistic Prayer I) in November 1962, a month after the start of the Second Vatican Council. Pope Benedict XVI, inspired in part by worldwide requests, initially approved the move to insert the name of Saint Joseph into the other principal Eucharistic Prayers, but this decision was left to his successor to confirm and implement.

Effective immediately, the following changes are inserted into Eucharistic Prayers II, III, and IV:

Eucharistic Prayer II

English – that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her Spouse, with the blessed Apostles...

Spanish – con María, la Virgen Madre de Dios, su esposo san José, los apóstoles…

Latin – ut cum beáta Dei Genetríce Vírgine María, beáto Ioseph, eius Sponso, beátis Apóstolis...

Eucharistic Prayer III

English – with the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her Spouse, with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs…

Spanish – con María, la Virgen Madre de Dios, su esposo san José, los apóstoles y los mártires…

Latin – cum beatissíma Vírgine, Dei Genetríce, María, cum beáto Ioseph, eius Sponso, cum beátis Apóstolis…

Eucharistic Prayer IV

English – with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her Spouse, and with your Apostles…

Spanish – con María, la Virgen Madre de Dios, con su esposo san José, con los apóstoles y los santos…

Latin – cum beáta Vírgine, Dei Genetríce, María, cum beáto Ioseph, eius Sponso, cum Apóstolis…

(From the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship, June 2013)

Holy Days

Do your best to promote and remind the faithful about these upcoming Holy Days in the liturgical calendar: Thursday, August 15 (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Friday, November 1 (All Saints) and December 8/9 (Immaculate Conception).

With All Saints falling on a Friday this year, if you have a heavy Mass schedule call me and if I am able, I will try to assist you.

Note Regarding December 8:

Since December 8, 2013, is the Second Sunday of Advent, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to Monday, December 9.  The obligation to attend Mass, however, does not transfer.  The Optional Memorial of Saint Juan Diego usually celebrated on December 9 is omitted this year.  Again, if you need assistance with the Holy Day Mass schedule, contact me.

Called & Gifted Workshop

For this special Year of Faith, I invite you to the Called & Gifted Workshop on Saturday, October 5th, 9 am-4:30 pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City.  An English and Spanish workshop will be presented by the Catherine of Siena Institute.

Why attend Called and Gifted?  You have been gifted with spiritual gifts, known as charisms. The workshop helps participants identify patterns in their life that may indicate a charism.    Discerning our gifts (charisms) can be a major clue in determining God’s plan for our life.  Experience the joy of being Called and Gifted!

Registration is needed by September 21.

You may register online at www.dcdiocese.org/called-and-gifted for either the English or Spanish workshop.

For further information, contact Becky Hessman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 620.227.1530.

There is no charge to attend the workshop. However, a free will donation will be collected.  Workshops are supported through our parish- diocesan stewardship partnership.

Confirmation Schedule

On July 9 request forms were mailed.  Please return by Friday, August 9, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 From Fr. Bob Schremmer, Vicar General & Moderator of Curia:

 ► A Spanish workshop is being offered in Ulysses for parish music ministers. Please click here for more information.

 ►An Engaged Encounter in Spanish is scheduled for September, for more information please click here.

 

 


 

From Fr. Floyd McKinney, Chair, Presbyteral Council:

Click here to view the Presbyteral Council Notes from June 18, 2013. The next meeting is Tuesday, August 20, 2013.

  

 

 

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

Future Ordination Planning

If the Diocese of Dodge City celebrates a deacon ordination in 2014, the tentative plan is for it to take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 am. Please mark your calendars. Official confirmation and details would come later this year.

Seminarian Posters and Prayer Cards

Please remove the seminarian posters and prayer cards from your church, school, parish hall, etc. New posters will be distributed in the Fall introducing our seminarians for the 2013-2014 year.

Renewal Days invitation for the public

Come pray with and for our seminarians

All are invited to join Bishop John, Fr. Wesley, and all the Dodge City seminarians for a Holy Hour from 10:30 – 11:30 am, Saturday, August 3rd at St. Rose Church, Great Bend. It will be an opportunity to pray in front of our Eucharistic Lord both with and for the seminarians of our Diocese.

Seminarian Send-off in Great Bend

Bishop John will be blessing our seminarians as they begin their new academic year at the following Masses: St. Rose - August 3 at 5:30 pm (English); St. Patrick - August 4 at 9:30 am (English); St. Rose at 12:30 pm (Spanish). Each Mass will be followed by an opportunity to meet and greet the seminarians. Come offer your prayers and best wishes as they prepare to return to school.

 

 

 

 

 From Georgina Paz, Employee Benefits Administrator

 

 SAFE ENVIRONMENT

A reminder that all adults who minister with and among children and youth MUST be compliant BEFORE beginning any session, class, event.  Compliant means the individual has had a completed background check and has already attended a Protecting God’s Children awareness session.

►Currently there are two Protecting God’s Children sessions scheduled:

Sunday, August 18 in Garden City at St. Dominic Parish Center, 615 J.C. Street: English and Spanish sessions from 1:00-4:00 pm

As other PGC sessions are scheduled they will be added to the Safe Environment page of the website (http://www.dcdiocese.org/safe-environment).  To schedule a PGC awareness session, contact Peggy Schulte, 620-227-1500, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Effective July 1, 2013, Georgina Paz became the contact person for Safe Environment.  Sister Janice will assist and advise Georgina throughout the transition.  Georgina’s contact information is 620-227-1531, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


 

 

From Eric Haselhorst, Director of Stewardship:

Sign up the 2013 Stewardship conference. Featured speakers will be John Allen Jr. who will be speaking on Pope Francis and Trends in Global Catholic Church. Also speaking will be Mary Anne Layden, Ph D, her topic will be The Pornified Life. Both keynote speakers have a wealth of knowledge on their topics and we are excited to bring them to our Diocese.

Also, our Bishop will have  a session for his vision of stewardship in our diocese. Get the detail for the conference here http://www.dcdiocese.org/stewardship

Still uneasy about Facebook, websites and new technology? Contact the Stewardship Office to learn how the varieties of new media can benefit your parish. Plus, we can discuss ways to automate and simplify processes and make life easier. Email Eric today or text 620-639-2079!

School will begin in 40 or so days and the chaotic mass attendance will level off. Does your parish have a plan to welcome these people home?

Summer is a great time to clean up data bases and begin a birthday or anniversary card ministry. This is a huge and simple act of hospitality. Contact Eric to brain storm this idea and get it going. Email Eric today


 

 

From Coleen Stein, Director of Catechist Formation & Pastoral Ministry:

Catechist Formation Fall

September Sessions

"Let Prayer Teach"

 Presenters:  Bishop Emeritus Gilmore and Coleen Stein

The single most important factor in the lives of a catechist and their children and teens is their relationship with God.  One name we give that relationship is prayer.

Some communication happens quite naturally, a young child will learn communication skills by watching and listening to others.  But other communication skills need to be taught, like reading and writing.  The same can be said for prayer.

Yet, what we need more than anything else is not textbooks, but textpeople.  That's what a catechist is.  Pope Paul VI called them witnesses.

Let Prayer Teach offers help to the catechist so s/he can help their students grow in prayer...that is not just teaching prayers.

"If you want a life of prayer, the way to get it is by praying." Thomas Merton

Wednesday, Sept. 4 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Sunday, Sept. 8 - 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Spanish)

 

Pastoral Ministry Formation Fall Courses

THEO 4053 The Creeds and Faith (3 hour)

A study of the Catholic community’s endeavors to adequately articulate and systematize its beliefs through the centuries.

Instructor:  Fr. Frank Coady

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16

Saturday mornings - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Interactive Television Sites throughout Dodge City and Salina Dioceses

Cost: 3 hr. course for credit - $150.00*

3 hr. course for personal enrichment - $75.00*

*price quotes do not include books

THEO 4881 Crash Course in Vatican Council II (1 hour)

For some Vatican Council II is ancient history.  For others it is a dim memory.  For Pope Benedict it is the great grace bestowed on the Church in the twentieth century: there we find a sure compass by which to take our bearings. For Pope Francis it is a beautiful work of the Holy Spirit.  CRASH COURSE IN VC II will unpack the Council:  Where it came from; what it did; and what it continues to do in our Church and World today.  The Course will look at John XXIII calling the Council; Paul VI issuing the Documents of the Council; Council’s impact and the continuing controversy surrounding the Council.

Instructor:  Fr. Robert Schremmer

Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 3, 10

Sunday afternoons 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Interactive Television Sites throughout Dodge City and Salina Dioceses

Cost:

1 hr. course for credit - $50.00*

1 hr. course for personal enrichment - $25.00*

*price quotes do not include books

 To register please visit www.dcdiocese.org, go to the Pastoral Ministry Formation page, in the upper right hand corner, click on Pastoral Ministry Formation Information Form.

 

From Steven Polley, Office of Youth Ministry and Religious Formation:

A TEC is scheduled for August 3 – 5 in Pratt.

TEC is designed for Juniors and Seniors in high school, so for the summer months we can look to all current sophomores – seniors and even young adults to be part of the TEC experience.  Of the many ministries stemming from the Youth Office, TEC is the one that leads participants to a deeper understanding of the Paschal Mystery and living the Paschal Mystery in our daily lives.  As they grow in age and maturity, this encounter with Christ helps them make many crucial decisions during these remaining years of high school and preparation for college.

I thank you for all you continue to do, and I thank you for helping promote TEC ministry.

Steven Polley

ODDS & ENDS:

Directory update:

New DRE in Kiowa

Kay Roberts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 620.825.4604

New DRE in Ashland

Trisha Elliott, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 620.200.7258

►A.C.T.S. Retreat

The ACTS Retreat (an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology and Service) is a parish-based, lay-led retreat modeled on the Cursillo.  It began in the San Antonio Archdiocese and has spread to other dioceses.  Msgr. Waldo of the Amarillo Diocese realized that their diocese was too small for ACTS to be a parish-based retreat, so he proposed revisions to create a more diocesan-based retreat.

Some parishioners from Prince of Peace Parish in Great Bend and from the Cathedral have traveled to Amarillo to make the retreat with a vision of  possibly growing the ACTS retreat in the Diocese of Dodge City.

A first retreat in the Diocese could be either a men’s retreat or a women’s retreat.  The team for the retreat would come from either San Antonio or Amarillo.  As more people experience the retreat, eventually there might be the possibility that we could be able to staff the retreat.

Pastors wishing more information on the ACTS retreat can contact Paula Brozek, Prince of Peace Parishioner, Home Phone:  620-793-8172; Cell:  620-641-0545; email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  For further information  www.actsamarillo.org or www.actsmissions.org.  If interested, one can visit with Fr. Ted Skalsky or Fr. Reggie Urban.

► Catholic Social Service:

Free infant formula is available at all three Catholic Social Service offices for young parents who are struggling to make ends meet. If you would like to have some at your parish for those in need, please call the Catholic Social Service office at 620-792-1393 to make arrangements for pick-up or delivery.

Please help Catholic Social Service save money and paper by subscribing to the Catholic Social Service e-Newsletter at http://catholicsocialservice.org/home/newsletter. We include monthly articles and tips for families, relationships, making ends meet, and more, in southwest Kansas.

Kansas Catholic Charities relationship education and marriage enrichment workshops are taking place statewide. Pre-registration is required for these free workshops. To sign up for these classes in southwest Kansas, go to http://www.kansasloveletters.com/Event-Calendar.4.html?region=Southwest.

►  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 July Monthly Notes. To submit items for the MONTHLY NOTES section, please email items to Alba Ortiz,    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Vol. XI, No. 7

Diocese of Dodge City


910 Central PO Box 137 Dodge City, KS 67801 | 620-227-1500

Site by Solutio