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July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex;   

 

     

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Superintendent addresses Catholic school

curriculum, common core standards

By Bob Voboril
Reprinted with permission from the Wichita Advance.
A Catholic school curriculum prepares students for the here and now – and for the hereafter. The aim of a Catholic school is to help students understand God’s purpose for them in this life (their vocation) on this earth and to prepare them for their destiny with God in eternity. The two go hand in hand. Schools prepare students for their vocation in life which typically means a family, continued education, and a career, but Catholic schools accomplish that goal mindful that students are destined to stand before God accountable for the gifts God has given them.
A Catholic school curriculum begins with its mission. In the Diocese of Wichita, the mission of Catholic education is to form disciples of Jesus Christ. Every course offered, indeed every action taken, must be consistent with that mission.
The mission is supported by a distinctively Catholic philosophy (beliefs) and core values. This philosophy, always consistent with the mission, explains the principles upon which the school is operated. The core values describe the primary outcomes of a Catholic education. In the Diocese of Wichita, those core values are unity, faithfulness, stewardship, and scholarship.

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Tylan Ricketts among 11 seminarians

immersed in Spanish language program

Special to the Register
P.J. Voegeli was a little skeptical about the Spanish immersion program. But, he said, “Our eyes have been opened,” or, because they are immersed in Spanish, “¡Nuestros ojos se han abierto!
He and 10 other seminarians are studying as hard as possible in Spanish classes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a program supervised by the language department at Pittsburg State University. They began their studies June 3 and will be immersed until July 25.
Seven of the seminarians are studying for the Diocese of Wichita, two are from the Diocese of Dodge City, and two from the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Mo. Most have had a head start with a few courses of high school Spanish.

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Dodge City man ordained priest to Legion of Christ in Rome

(Click on READ MORE below for an essay written by Father Keiser, LC)

PHOTOS

Rome, Italy – Frederick Keiser of Dodge City was among 31 men ordained to the priesthood on Dec. 14, 2013 in Rome at the basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome by Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S.
Of the 31 new priests, eight are American and one is from Canada. The others are from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France, Columbia and Chile.  
Father Keiser was born on May 31, 1983, in Dodge City. He entered the Legionaries of Christ as a novice in Cheshire, Connecticut on Sept. 15, 1999, to move after to the noviciate at Salamanca, Spain, where he studied Classical Humanities. He has a degree in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Ateneum Regina Apostolorum. He has been a member of the team of formators of Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, and the Directorate General of the Legion. He currently serves as the youth minister in Santiago, Chile.    
The Legionaries of Christ are a religious Congregation of priests, of pontifical rite, founded in 1941 in Mexico.  Members of the Legion include four bishops, 932 priests and some 900 religious in preparation for the priesthood.
On the Legion’s website, www.ordenaciones.legionariosdecristo.org. Father Keiser and the other newly ordained priests were asked to share the moment that they felt the call to enter the priesthood.

 

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Deadline nears for Year of Faith scout patch

Four months left for scouts to earn popular patch

Click on the patch for requirements.

Less than four months remain for Catholic scouts to earn the Year of Faith Scout patch, according to Tim Wenzl, a representative for the Catholic Committee on Scouting for the Diocese of Dodge City.
“As the end of the Year of Faith approaches, we want to make sure that scouts who intend to participate in this religious activity program complete the requirements by Nov. 24,” said Wenzl.
“The number of patches is limited and adult leaders should reserve their numbers while they are still available.”
Thus far, scouts from the dioceses in Kansas, as well as scouts from 11 states have earned the Year of Faith scout patch.
“It has been interesting to see how wide spread the interest has been for this Catholic scouting activity,” Wenzl said. “Scouts in New York, South Carolina, Montana and Hawaii, and many Midwest states are already wearing this patch.”
The Year of Faith scout patch can be earned by boy scouts, girl scouts, and adult leaders by completing a series of requirements developed for particular age groups. There are requirements for scouts first through fifth grades; sixth through 12th grades, and for adults. The requirements can be found online at www.dcdiocese.org
Patches can be ordered by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by writing: Year of Faith Scout Patch, Diocese of Dodge City, P.O. Box 137, Dodge City, KS 67801. Patches cost $5.00 each. Checks should be payable to the Catholic Committee on Scouting. Please reserve number of patches needed and provide the date of awards presentation.



Knights of Columbus become Santa for

dozens of families for 25th year

Imagine getting a red fire truck for Christmas,

delivered by a big red fire truck...

PHOTOS

LIBERAL -- For 25 consecutive years, Knights of Columbus Council 3381 of Liberal became Santa’s for dozens of families across the region.
The Knights’ annual Toys for Tots collection brought together a host of volunteers to organize and prepare hundreds of donated gifts for nearly 100 homes in Liberal, Satanta, Sublette, Meade, Tyrone, Turpin and Beaver.
Jana Widener, whose husband, Sam has been in the Knights for more than two decades, explained that the Knights’ bingo helps raise money for the toys, and that many toys are donated from the community.
Needy families fill out an application, including the name and age of their children and what they might want for Christmas.
Volunteers, who are not given the names of the families, wrap the presents, place them in a marked black bag, and then deliver them to the homes. This year, area firefighters donated their time and trucks to help make the deliveries. It’s not difficult to imagine the joy of a child after receiving a red fire truck delivered by red fire truck.
In past years, the Knights have delivered toys to more than 250 homes.

College Connection: Diocese helps connect

27 students with campus ministry

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

It can be somewhat intimidating to go off to college: leaving home for the first time; saying goodbye to family and friends; suddenly living in unfamiliar surroundings with unfamiliar people.
By connecting new students with the school’s Catholic Campus Center, the Diocese of Dodge City “College Connection” program offers students a firm, faith foundation on which they can start their college life.
Michelle Wehkamp of Ingalls recently finished her first year at Kansas State University. Upon her arrival in Manhattan, she became involved at St. Isadore Parish, which serves the Catholic student community. Eventually, she would be attending a weekly Tuesday night rosary followed by Mass, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, and a Thursday night praise and worship gathering.

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Past Issues

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Dec. 17, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Celebrate Christmas 'unplugged'; Msgr. Matthew Smith; Klan; Catholic Charities Annual Appeal; Fr. Larry Rosebaugh; A Guadalupe Encounter; Laci and Joe Salazar; A Christmas Wish; Adoption; Confession; Advent; EWTN; Christmas Blues; Tilma; Pittsburgh; PSR

 

Dec. 3, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2017 NCYC; Wheel of Balance; Marita Rother; Stanley Rother; slavery; trafficking; Windthorst water damage; martyred priests; confession; reconciliation; How to go to confession; recipe for codfish cakes; Catholic schools; appeal

 

Nov. 19, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Saints; Father Kola; Black Elk; Giving Tuesday; velvet Elvis; a Slice of Time; Dani Sandoval; Mexican Village; Father Tim Hickey; New faces at chancery; priests share thoughts on confession; Wheel of Balance

 

Nov. 5, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Matrimony Anniversary Mass, 2017; Riebel; Faith and Light; Scripture Day; Sex in the Bible; Quilt, Mexican Village Story; Finance; Fatima pilgrimage; Fowler church window renovation; Medicare; Crazy Glue


Oct. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Father Francis Jordan; Sister Renee Kirmer; Father Rother beatified; religious liberty; RCIA Kansas; V Encuentro; Bishop Weisenburger; Daughters of Isabella; Bishop Gerber Science Center


Oct. 1, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: De Colores; Rebein; Dreamer; Pies; Kellner; Code Quilts; Sister Crucita; Feezor; Formed.org; Sin and pain

 

 Sept. 17, 2017

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Sister Lucy Fidelis; Underground Railroad; Sister Irene Hartman; DACA; new priests; teachers; Volunteer of the Year; Golf Classic; St. Francis Xavier; St. Nicholas Parish Center, Kinsley; seminarians; Knights Lite; Stewardship Day 2017

Sept. 3, 2017

Aug. 13, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Coronado Cross; Masada; Moody Gardens; Elders; Rother; undocumented children; cages; year of mercy; Kumi; Hollywood makeup artist; New Mexico; refugee women.

July 16, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Summer camp; tithing and almsgiving; Bill Baalmann; Nathan Schaller; Jubilarian Sisters; Sister Hortencia Rodriguez; Sister Petrona Stockemer; Sister Denise Sevart; Convocation of Catholic Leaders; Mother talks about her son entering seminary; Arcoiris; Youth group travels to Colorado Springs; Major Phillip Roth

June 11, 2017 (Updated)

Ordination; Mark Brantley; Jacob Schneider; Father's Day; Thanks, Dad!; Appeal; Sister Mary Martin Weaver; Bishop Maralit; Budget; Trafficked women; Deacon Michael Brungardt; Dead Sea Scrolls; softball; Father Urban retirement; Sister Kravec retirement; Father Mazouch retirement; Authentic Joy; Pris Climate Accord; Jack Schramm; Pieta.

May 28, 2017 (Updated)

 

Grateful Hearts; MSFS Provincial; Reddy; Reif; Opossum; Dead Sea Scrolls; Our Lady of Fatima; Jorge Herrera, Jr.; Cursillo; Kough; First Communion; Confirmation

May 14, 2017

Esteban Hernandez; citizen; Lilly Ann Rein, Amberly Jimenez, Mother's Day; peacock; Quattrocchi; President Kennedy; Teen Moms; Junior High Youth Rally; Encounter With God's Call; granny/nanny; seniors' contributions; tornado anniversary; harvest; healthcare; Mr. Brown; Store-bought teeth; Louis and Zelie Martin; Father John Sullivan; Irish priest whose prayers could heal; Mexican beauty queen; Esmaralda Gonzalez; religious life

April 30, 2017

   KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; bully; TEC; Father Marvin Reif; Bet'sie; What makes a hero?; St. Mary of the Plains; tornado

Easter, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Honorable courtship; footsteps of migrants; CHRISM Mass 2017; honoring priests; Encuentro Cross blessed; Daughters of Isabella State Convention; Fatima pilgrim statue; Mary Sharon Moore interview; Senate advances pro-life measures; love must be at the core of family life; Father John Forkuoh's car story; Confirmations; Sisters of Concordia; CNN hero Father Khalil Jaar

March 26, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: From the heart; kidney; Rother; Friar Carmelo; Schnauzer; Lauren Seachris; Lauren's Treat; fire; Guatemala; immigration; Lenten Regulations 1888; Hot Cross Buns; budget; Trump; Forkuoh; Seiwert; South Sudan; hot ashes

March 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Refugees; immigrants; Gilbert Herrman; When you give alms'; Lent; Call to Continuing Conversion, Rite of Election; Charell and Jeremy Owings; adoption; Our Growing Church; Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia; water; creation; Sudan; Darlow Lampe

Feb 26, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Night to shine; Immigration; immigrants; Knights of Columbus; Pete Gomez; this foreign mission; Creole; Robin Doll; Eagle Scout; Quest

Feb 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; March for Life; Pro-life; Executive Order; Secular Franciscan Order; teachers; Down Syndrome; Eagle Scout; Bronze Pelican

Jan. 29, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Thank you, religious; SEEK 2017; homeless man to priest; Fourth Sunday; Secret Service to Sacred Heart; Dr. Gerard Brungardt; Martin Luther King; 110 year old nun; Toddler miracle; Letter from undocumented immigrant; health care; immigration

Jan. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Mary helps us share; Tighe donates home to Birthright; Pro-life billboard; Theobald Hattrup; Helen and Steve Eck; Pearl Harbor; Reigning Grace

Dec. 18, 2017

KEYWORDS: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2016; Pope Francis Christmas schedule; 2016 high school youth rally; Aerospace engineer; Father Stanley Rother; Radio station; Dying girl's letter; Scout nominations; 12 days of Christmas

Dec. 4, 2016

KEYWORDS: Vocations Day; Pope Advent advice; Ex-prostitute; Spearville mission; Pilgrims v. Zombies; Face of God; Mission bazaar; Ness City fall festival; Rural health care; Archbishop Gomez; Bishops congratulate Trump

Nov. 20, 2016

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