April 2019 Monthly Notes
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF DODGE CITY
Monthly Notes from Bishop Brungardt
and the Diocesan Staff
|From Most Rev. John B. Brungardt, Bishop of Dodge City|
|The Robert J. Dole VA Visually Impaired Services and Chaplaincy Departments did two pilot workshops in June 2017 for rural Veterans, their families and communities challenged with the duel cognitive disability of low vision and hearing loss, emphasis was on “living with the challenges”. Both were hosted in faith-based facilities, the “corner stones” of rural communities. Both workshops were successful.
We want to take this to the next level providing workshops on other topics impacting rural Kansans, topics such as substance abuse, diabetes, obesity, and again emphasis on “living with the challenges”. To accomplish this a network of individuals, organizations and churches willing to work together is needed.
If interested, please contact:
Bob Hamilton, M.A.
Visually impaired Services
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
5500 E, Kellogg
Wichita, KS 67218
|Friday, May 3 at 1pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom, 410 S 3rd, Manhattan, KS, abortion survivor, Melissa Ohden, will be appearing during the Kansas State Knights of Columbus Convention, to tell her story of surviving a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa's future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately seven months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. Fulfilling the purpose that she believes God set out for her when He saved her from the certain death of the abortion attempt, Melissa is truly a voice for the voiceless. She is the Founder and Director of The Abortion Survivors Network and author of You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir. This truly inspirational presentation is free and open to the public.|
|Sr. Janice Grochowsky, CSJ, JCL, Chancellor|
|The Sacrament of Confirmation and the Easter Vigil – A reminder if a pastor intends to confirm a baptized Catholic at the Easter Vigil, you must request the faculty to confirm from Bishop John. For individuals that you baptize or receive into the Catholic Church, the law provides the faculty for the pastor to confirm.|
|From Fr. Chuck Mazouch, JCL, Chair Presbyteral Council|
|The March meeting was cancelled. Click HERE for the notes of the February 19 Presbyteral Council meeting.|
|From Mark Roth, Director of Development|
|From Adam Urban, Director of Youth Ministry|
|Janee Bernal, Director of Matrimony, Family Life & NFP|
|Enrich your Lent! Sign up for the Virtual Rosary.
Connect with people of all ages around the Dodge City Diocese from the comfort of your home.
• Look for a reply email with instructions to download “Zoom” and how to connect (it’s free!).
• You will receive an email link on your device at 7:55 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Click on the link.
• You will be connected with others from around the diocese as we pray the rosary to promote a culture of life.
• This prayer will conclude no later than 8:30 p.m.
• All individuals, groups and ages are invited to be a part of this group.
|Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness: Three women from our diocese are currently working toward becoming Practitioners for the Creighton Model Fertility Care System. Over the course of this year, couples and individuals can be trained in the FertilityCare System (one model of NFP) with the advantage of working with Senior Educational Practitioners as well as these local ladies that will be serving as interns for the FertilityCare system until February 2020. The students are: Allison Ricke (Sacred Heart, Pratt), Diana Ramirez (Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City), and Janeé Bernal (St. Dominic and St. Mary’s, Garden City). Other practitioners are available in the diocese as well. Please refer couples or individuals looking to learn more about fertility to the Office of Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning.
Upcoming Introductory Sessions:
ABC Pregnancy Center (Garden City) English: April 10, 6:00pm
|From Eric Haselhorst, Director of Stewardship|
|From Tammy Lampe, Safe Environment Coordinator
|NEXT ENGLISH PGC SESSION|
Sunday, August 11, 2019
St. Dominic Catholic Church
615 J.C. St, Garden City, KS 67846
Contact: Sr. Myra Arney
PGC Facilitator: Sharon Stuart (620) 225-5164
|NEXT SPANISH PGC SESSION|
|No Sessions Scheduled|
|From Fr. Juan Salas, Director of the Office of Priestly Vocations|
|From Coleen Stein, Director of Adult Formation|
THEO 4881 Navigating Charisms
Coordinating Instructor: Fr. Robert Schremmer
To take this class for credit, one needs to have participated in a Called and Gifted Workshop. The Workshop would be beneficial for those not taking it for credit. The Workshop guides one to recognize gifts given by the Holy Spirit through baptism and confirmation. These gifts enable one to accomplish things for God above and beyond your natural abilities.Topics include steps needed for discernment of spiritual gifts; clues one needs to follow God call; the way charisms can work together uniquely in one’s life; release of control to welcome charisms.
Wednesday evening: May 8-via Interactive Television throughout the Diocese of Dodge City and Salina
Class Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
To enroll in this class for credit, you will need to have participated in a Called and Gifted Workshop.
Cost: 1 hr. course for college credit - $50.00* 1hr. course for personal enrichment - $25.00*
*price quotes do not include book
|From Sr. Angela Erevia, MCDP, Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry:Creciendo de Cristo|
|From Tim Wenzl, Archivist Emeritus|
|From Gentry Heimerman, Director of Young Adult Ministry|
|From Trina Delgado, Superintendent of Schools|
|From Debbie Snapp, Catholic Charities|
|Free Pregnancy Support: Catholic Charities offers free pregnancy support services for all women regardless of age, income, marital status or religious affiliation. There are no fees for this service. If you know someone who is facing an unintended pregnancy, please ask them to contact Amy Falcon at 620-227-1590.|
|Problem Gambling Taskforce: If you know someone struggling with a gambling addiction, no cost help is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-522-4700.|
|Catholic Charities Monthly Newsletter: Stay up-to-date with monthly news, tips and resources for assistance, parenting, mental-wellness, social justice and more at http://catholiccharitiesswks.org/home/enewsletter.|
|Upcoming Diocesan Events|
encounter Lent-We are called forth from the desert to encounter resurrection.
CRS Rice Bowl
Looking for resources to map out your community’s Lenten plan for distributing the rice bowls, communicating about your participation or recruiting volunteers? CRS Rice Bowl’s Coordinator’s Guide has the tips and tools you need to integrate Catholic social teaching and opportunities to encounter our brothers and sisters from around the world into liturgy, communications and other aspects of your community’s Lenten journey.
Visit crsricebowl.org to find planning tools and faith formation resources for your community this Lent. Some links below will help you get started:
•Lesson plans and activities for parish and Catholic school religious educators
•Communication tools, such as a letter to families and bulletin announcements and inserts
|Chrism Mass is Thursday, April 11 at 11am, at the Cathedral.|
|From Around the Diocese|