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August 2011 Monthly Notes

Monthly Notes from Bishop Brungardt
and the Diocesan Staff
August 2011 --- Vol. IX, No. 6

From Fr. Bob Schremmer, Vicar General & Moderator of Curia:

In preparation for the implementation of the Third Edition of the New Roman Missal:


To prepare to implement Lifting Up Our Hearts, training will be offered Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 6:30-9pm, over ITV.

...Lifting Up Our Hearts is a six-session small group faith-sharing process that RENEW has designed with the intention of renewing parishioners’ spiritual life and their appreciation of the liturgy.

LUOH was used this past lent in a number of parishes throughout the Diocese.  Deanna Jones at the Cathedral coordinated a number of groups.  She would be most willing to visit with your about LUOH.  She may be reached by calling the Cathedral, 620-225-4802 or emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Revised Order of Mass with Supplemental Mass Settings

Help your assembly learn the new translation of the Roman Missal!  This assembly booklet contains texts, prayers and responses for the revised Order of Mass—including the official Roman Missal chants—along with the lyrics and melody lines to five exciting new Mass settings and four revised settings your community already knows and loves.

Dear Friends,

I have had the privilege of working with Father Bob Schremmer for the past several months as he has worked to prepare the Diocese of Dodge City for the Third Edition of the New Roman Missal. As part of that partnership, we would like to offer the parishes of Dodge City an opportunity to purchase the Revised Order of Mass with Supplemental Mass Settings for 50 cents a copy, plus shipping, for your parish. Should you wish to take advantage of this offer, will you please contact me directly at the telephone number or email address below?

Thank you,

Laure Krupp
Events Department Manager

Please use this email to place orders:
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877.271.3786 - phone
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Evan Smith of F. C. Ziegler will be at the Chancery Wednesday, September 7th, 2pm-4:30pm, with mock-ups of the “Missals” from the various publishers.  Originally the plan was for him to be at the Priests’ Convocation at the Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, October 3-6, with actual copies of the “Missal” for review and order.  But publication and delivery dates have been moved ahead to where there is a good chance that they will not be available at the first of October.  Evan will be visiting other parishes in the diocese.  As he shares those dates and places with us, we will share them with you.  Watch the Diocesan Home Page for info (

Ziegler’s will still be present at the October Convocation.


Wednesday, September 7th, 6-9pm, ITV [English]
Saturday, September 10th, 9am -12noon, ITV [English]
Sunday, September 11th, 3-6pm, ITV [Spanish]

When something as central as the words at Mass change, it is important for us to prepare as well as we are able.  The changes in wording for the prayers at Mass give all of us a reason to think carefully about what we say when we pray the prayers at Mass.  This session continues what we began in our January Catechist Formation Sessions.  We will again consider the new texts to be used in Mass, so that you may prepare yourself, your children or others for the changes coming in Advent 2011.

During the September Catechist Formation session, we will also turn our hearts to Diocesan Priesthood and how "it takes a church to raise a priest."


Ken Canedo, a Portland, Oregon based liturgical composer, will present “Understanding and Implementing the Third Edition of the New Roman Missal – For Priests” on Monday of the Convocation.  This is workshop that Ken has presented to other presbyterates.  See


The Conference was well attended and received.  Please check the Diocesan Home Page ( where materials from the Conference continue to be posted.


Couples celebrating 5, 10, 25, 40, 50 and 50+ years of marriage in 2011 will be honored and will renew their vows at the Sunday Eucharist.


To access updated information about each item listed, please click on each separate line.

*Protecting God's Children Awareness Sessions

*Southwest Kansas Register deadlines for 2011

*Catechist Formation/Certification, English and Spanish

*Comprehensive Schedule for Pastoral Ministry Formation via ITV network


From Fr. Bernard Felix, Chair, Presbyteral Council:

Presbyteral Council did not meet in July.

From Sr. Janice Grochowsky, CSJ, JCL, Chancellor:

Safe Environment

As we begin a new year of school, religious formation sessions and other youth activities that include adult interaction, a reminder that all adults who have regular contact with children and youth need to attend a Protecting God’s Children (PGC) Awareness session and sign a background check consent form.

Several PGC sessions have been scheduled. For more detail, go to the Safe Environment page of our Diocesan web site:

*Wednesday, August 24 @ St. Anthony Parish Hall in Liberal, 6:30-9:30 pm (English session)
*Saturday, August 27 @ Parish Center meeting room #1 in Great Bend, 9 am – 12 noon (English session)
*Sunday, August 28 @ Sacred Heart School in Ness City, 1:30-4:30 pm (English session)
*Sunday, August 28 @ St. Dominic Parish Center in Garden City, 2-5 pm (English session and Spanish session)

Training for Children and Youth: In addition to the Safe Environment Religious Education Curriculum lessons that have been used the past few years, this year we are offering another option.  We are adopting the Safe Environment dvds that have been created by the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota.  The dvd for Grades K-5 is entitled “Strong Voices, Smart Choices: How to Honor Your Instinct to Stay Safe,” and the dvd for Grades 6 and up is entitled “Personal Power: A Gut Check on Safety.”  A guide for discussion with the students accompanies each dvd.  Because only dioceses could order dvds prior to August 1, I placed an order on July 21 for DREs who informed me they wanted a set for their program.  Now that August 1 has passed, any individual may order a set of dvds on their own.  Here is the website: For those who choose to use these dvds for training of students, I will be creating some kind of report form and will have it available on the Safe Environment web page.

From Fr. Wesley Schawe, Director of the Office of Priestly Vocations

Vocations and Parish Weekend Substitution
Pastors and Sacramental Ministers: When the Church begins a new liturgical year on November 27th, I would also like to begin a time of visiting each parish to share a message of priestly vocations at weekend Masses and to meet some of the boys and single men that you think are solid, healthy members of your parish.

I could suggest a weekend to come visit your parish or parish cluster, but I would much rather arrange a weekend that also benefits you—freeing you up to visit family, to vacation, or to otherwise be away. So as you consider the coming liturgical year, if there is one weekend (two if your parish has two priests), that you would like this well-deserved break, please let me know. I will do my best to work around my other vocation activities to cover that weekend for you.

College Students
It can be easy to lose track of our youth when they head off to college and we only see them during holidays and maybe summers.

Do you know of any young men from your parish (or a previous parish) who are now practicing their Catholic faith joyfully in their college setting? I would like to know who they are, so that I can encourage them to listen to God’s particular call in their lives during their college years.

When thinking of names, keep in mind that some of our youth flourish in their faith only after arriving at college. Consider not only those who were alive when at your parish, but also those who have come alive later.

Please submit names of college-age men to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as you can. I will be making some college connections this Fall.

From Eric Haselhorst, Director of Stewardship

Tell everyone that the 2011 Stewardship Conference is Saturday August 27 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Dynamic speakers for adults and for the FIRST TIME EVER, sessions for Teens and Children! This will be an action packed and short time together. Register today by CLICKING HERE

Get all the conference information HERE

Register for Thank you Gracious God today. This course will give concrete ideas on how one becomes a true follower of Jesus Christ.  Thank you gracious God...will use scripture and liturgy to discover the Spirituality of Stewardship in which we are called to live.

Contact Coleen Stein to register

From Amy Seachris, Executive Secretary:

It is time to order Workbooks, Liturgical Year Calendars, Sourcebooks, At Home With the Word, and Visiting the Sick and Homebound.  If interested in these or any other liturgy training publications, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. By placing your order through the Diocese, your parish will receive a 40% discount.

From Sr. Angela Erevia, Director of Hispanic Ministry

September 10
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Quince Años Workshop presented by a diocesan team for parish ministers preparing young people for their 15th birthday religious celebration.

September 18 & 25 AND October 2 & 9
ITV Centers: Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, Liberal and Ulysses
3-6 p.m.
Creciendo en Cristo: This fall semester we will be studying the Sacraments and Liturgy
Presenters: Nacho Ortiz, Deanna Jones, and Sister Angela Erevia, MCDP


Reminder:  Engaged Encounter in Spanish is scheduled for August 19, 20 & 21 in Dodge City at the old Our Lady of Guadalupe Center.  Registration forms are on the diocesan website under Engaged Encounter.

►Sarah Weber is once again DRE for Fowler.  Her email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Leonora Martinez, new receptionist for Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City, email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

►To schedule a Protecting God's Children Awareness Session in your parish, contact Father Bob Schremmer: 620-227-3363 (parish) or 620-227-1555 (office) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Engaged Encounter Information:  Michael and Lindsay Mazouch are the contacts for Engaged Encounter in this diocese.  The EE program is in need of young Catholic Couples who have been married at least 7-8 years to help with the Encounter weekends.  If any priest knows of such a couple, please phone Michael or Lindsay at 620-792-6290.  Their email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to link to Heartland Center for Spirituality, Great Bend

This concludes the AUGUST Monthly Notes.  To submit items for the NOTES, please send them to Amy Seachris, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vol. IX, No. 6

Diocese of Dodge City

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