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The ultimate act of forgiveness

Bob Hessman, who died May 9, 2017, tells the story of his daughter, Mary Rains,
who was killed while working at a convenience store. Bob and his wife Ruth communicated with the killer,
and ultimately forgave him before he was put to death. Bob was a good friend of the
Southwest Kansas Catholic, and will be missed. (Rains is misspelled in the opening titles.)

Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration 2014, Cathedral, Dodge City

Our Lady of Guadalupe video series: Part I; II; III; IV



Canonization of Popes John XXIII, John Paul II



Celebrating the gift of Guatemalans

The Most Rev. John Brungardt and Father Wesley Schawe celebrated a Mass with the Guatemalan
community March 2, 2014 at the old Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Dodge City.

Celebrando el regalo de Guatemala

La celebración anual, celebrada el 2 de marzo, incluyo una misa celebrada por el Obispo Juan y el Padre Wesley Schawe, y una recepción con cena de comida guatemalteca.



Las Posada! 2013, Dodge City

A Posada is celebrated off of Wyatt Earp Blvd. in Dodge City in mid-December, 2013. The Posada celebrates the journey of Mary and Joseph. Typically, the event includes a crowd of people and the "Holy Family" -- sometimes riding a live donkey -- visiting private homes, where they sing and pray. The family eventually allows them entry, providing snacks, more music and more prayer. In this case, the group performed and sang outside a store in Dodge City, where the store owner allowed them entry and provided free tacos. Matachinas danced, and kids enjoyed a pinata.



Ordination of Bishop John B. Brungardt,

Sixth Bishop of Dodge City

February 2, 2011


Vespers; Evening Prayer

Feb. 1, 2011, Sacred Heart Cathedral

on the eve of the Ordination and Installation

of Bishop John Balthasar Brungardt



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The Ordination and Installation of

the Most Rev. John Balthasar Brungardt, Feb. 2, 2011


Vespers/Evening Prayer

Feb. 1, 2011, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City


Vespers Reception, Feb. 1, Santa Fe Train Depot;

Luncheon preceding the ordination, Feb. 2, KofC Hall;

Reception following the ordination, Cathedral


Retirement of the debt on the

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City

Bishop John B. Brungardt, along with Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore, celebrate the retirement of
the debt on the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City, Kansas

Don't be a Mr. Bungles

Here a video I found that features important tips for children. It should also take adults on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Enjoy.


Don Bedore ordained a deacon

Rev. Mr. Don Bedore is ordained a deacon May 29, 2010 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City by the Most Rev. Ronald M. Gilmore. He has one more year of study before his priestly ordination.

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