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'Vos Estis Lux Mundi' (You Are the Light of the World):

An Apostolic Letter from Pope Francis


 Diocese seeks to hire Director of Youth Ministry

Kansas bishops denounce Kansas Supreme Court’s ‘shocking’ abortion ruling

 Abortion ruling, Medicaid expansion dominate end of session

 Pope Francis issues norms for reports of abuse of minors, seminarians, and religious




 Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

The Pope Video

Together Against Human Trafficking

Prayer to St. Josephine Bakhita

Trafficking and Slavery

International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons






Sacred Heart Cathedral School seeking to hire vocal music teacher










 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, August 25, 2019 
St. John the Baptist Church Parish Center 
416 W. Carthage
Meade, KS  67864
Contact: Fr. Jim Dieker (620) 873-2003
Facilitator: Sharon Stuart (620) 225-5164
Sunday, September 8, 2019 
St. Helen Learning Center 
1021 S. Jefferson St (South Building)
Hugoton, KS  67951
Contact: Carrie Baeza (620) 260-8710
Facilitator: Sharon Stuart (620) 225-5164
Monday, September 9,. 2019 
St. Joseph Parish Center 
110 W 2nd St 
Ellinwood, KS  67526
Contact: Marlene Clayton (620) 564-2721
Facilitator: Donna Staab (620) 786-5785
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 
From 6:00-9:00pm
St. John the Evangelist Parish Center 
122 E 5th Ave 
Hoisington, KS  67544
Contact: Rose Debes-(785)259-3779
Facilitator: Donna Staab (629)786-5785
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


Dodge City
Sunday, August 25, 2019 
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe 
3231 N 14th Ave, Dodge City, KS  67801
Contact: Lynee Habiger (620) 227-6532
Facilitator: Norma Alvarez (620) 225-4802
Garden City 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 
St. Mary Catholic Church
509 St John St 
Garden City, KS  67846
Contact: Hector Rivera (620) 276-2716
Facilitator: Norma Alvarez (620) 225-4802

For more information, go to the Safe Environment page.


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