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Diocese seeks to hire Director of Youth Ministry





Border Assistance Fund – Diocese of El Paso

Please consider a donation to “The Border Refugee Assistance Fund”

organized by Bishop Seitz and the Diocese of El Paso. 

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 What is Jesus calling us to do? An introduction by Bishop John

In Persona Christi Capitis by Father Juan Salas

Sending us on a mission by Father Tim Hickey

Family prayer for priestly vocations by Anne Shaughnessy

Eucharist as a sacred meal by Father Ted Stoecklein

What can we do as a parish community?

Individual prayer for priestly vocations by Adam Urban


This series of articles exemplifies the need for and the value of priests 


A letter from Bishop Brungardt

"I don’t know about you, but Lent is a time I ask Jesus to help me “jump-start” the living of my Catholic Faith. Our Lord gives us four ways to practice our walk with Him in the Gospel for Ash Wednesday (Matthew 6:1-18): fasting, almsgiving, prayer, and righteous deeds (for example, acts of kindness). I would like to introduce an important project for the diocese regarding Fasting for Priestly Vocations this Lent." READ MORE ...

Father Juan Salas on Fasting and Prayer

"The more I think about it, the more I realize that I find Lent as a twofold experience for my life: challenging and encouraging. I find it challenging because it exhorts me to accompany Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem; on his journey through the desert to get to His cross." READ MORE ...

Father Ted Stoecklein on family fasting

"Year to year, we in the diocesan vocation office look for and encounter young men who are sincerely seeking direction in their lives. It often happens that I meet a young man, invite him to an Andrew dinner with Bishop John, encourage him to go to a discernment retreat or two, help him to grow in his prayer life, and vigilantly watch his progress ... and after all that, he goes and gets married. Now, some folks might consider this a failure with regard to priestly vocation. But if that young man has honestly sought God’s will and has found peace in his vocation to marriage, then I consider it a great victory." READ MORE ...

Father Wesley Schawe on God's Promise

“As I was sorting through some of my belongings (trying to simplify my life!), I came across a stack of letters and cards I received from children while I was a seminarian. Getting my first name correct—not to mention my last—was a challenge. But what a beautiful gift! Their questions and comments made me smile then, and they still make me smile now. Some examples….” READ MORE ...







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Safe Environment

Awareness Sessions


Sunday, September 15, 2019
Mary, Queen of Peace Parish Center 
302 W. Wheat 
Ulysses, KS  67880
Contact:  Toney Hernandez (620) 356-3994
Facilitator: Cherry Deges (620) 227-1611


No Sessions Scheduled 

For more information, go to the Safe Environment page.


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