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 obligatory memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church is now celebrated on the Monday following Pentecost. This year, that will fall on June 10. White vestments are worn. A full Mass formulary – including Collect, Prayer over the Offerings, Preface, Prayer after Communion, and Entrance and Communion Antiphons – is already included within the Roman Missal. Votive Masses nos. 10 -- Blessed Virgin Mary, Option B—Our Lady, Mother of the Church. A set of proper readings has been assigned for this new memorial. Since the precise verses and acclamation are not found together in any one place in the Lectionary for Mass, the USCCB Secretariat has prepared PDF resources of the readings in English and Spanish.
|Sr. Janice Grochowsky, CSJ, JCL, Chancellor|
|Priest Compensation document which becomes effective 1 July 2019 is now available on the Chancellor home page. Click HERE|
|Prenuptial Documents – Just a reminder to please send prenup documents to me several weeks before the wedding instead of several days before the wedding, especially during the summer months when there will be more days I am out of the office. Also, please review the front page and be sure all of the baptism information is written in before you submit. If another priest or deacon is coming to your parish to receive the vows of a couple, remember to complete Section F on the back to delegate that priest or deacon. If you are preparing a couple but the wedding will be celebrated elsewhere, remember to complete Section E giving permission for the couple to be married in another parish. Also in this instance, the prenup documents are sent to me and I send them to the Chancery Office of the diocese where the wedding will take place.|
|Notifying the Church of Baptism – A reminder whenever the Sacrament of Confirmation or the marriage of a Catholic party is celebrated in your parish, you are responsible for sending notification to the church of baptism of the confirmation or marriage. If your parish is the church baptism, not only is the sacrament recorded in your Confirmation or Marriage register, remember to go to the person’s baptism record to make the notation as well.|
Testimonials of Suitability – A reminder for priests and deacons who may be going to another diocese to do any kind of ministerial function, contact me to send a testimonial of suitability before the event. Since funerals often occur with just a few days notice, we often can fax or email a testimonial in time. For more scheduled times out of the diocese, please let me know a few weeks ahead.
On the flip side, if your parish or a group or movement within your parish is inviting a priest, deacon or lay minister to come to your parish for a ministerial activity, a testimonial on their behalf needs to be sent ahead of their visit.
|From Fr. Chuck Mazouch, JCL, Chair Presbyteral Council|
|Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18.|
|From Mark Roth, Director of Development|
|From Adam Urban, Director of Youth Ministry|
|Diana Ramirez, Director of Matrimony, Family Life & NFP|
|From Eric Haselhorst, Director of Stewardship|
| Save the date, the 2019 Stewardship Conference is August 24th 2019 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe from 9am-4pm.
Highlights include sessions on disaster prep, human trafficking, the 5th pillar of stewardship, staying connected with digital media and much more.
Details can be found at www.dcdiocese.org/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|
|Come pray with and for our seminarians: All are invited to join Bishop John, Fr. Juan, and all the Dodge City seminarians for a Holy Hour from 10:30 – 11:30 am, Saturday, August 3rd at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City. It will be an opportunity to pray in front of our Eucharistic Lord both with and for the seminarians of our Diocese.|
|Seminarian Send-off in Dodge City: Bishop John will be blessing our seminarians as they begin their new academic year at the following Masses: August 3rd at 5:30 pm; August 5th at 9:00 am (English) and 12:00 pm (Spanish). Each Mass will be followed by an opportunity to meet and greet the seminarians. Come offer your prayers and best wishes as they prepare to return to school.
Please watch for Bishop John’s articles in the Southwest Kansas Catholic paper regarding priestly vocations.
|From Coleen Stein, Director of Adult Formation|
|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|
|Annual Stewardship Conference: August 24th at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe beginning at 9am-4pm.|
|2019 Dechant Foundation Golf Classic, September 6, Mariah Hills Golf Course, Dodge City.|
|From Around the Diocese|