CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF DODGE CITY
Monthly Notes from Bishop Brungardt
and the Diocesan Staff
October 2013 --- Vol. XI, No. 10
From Most Rev. John B. Brungardt, Bishop of Dodge City:
► Scripture Day, Nov. 7, to examine
Isaiah, The Advent Prophet
(See the schedule below)
This year’s annual Scripture Day, Nov. 7, will focus on “Isaiah, The Advent Prophet.” The event will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City. The day will be presented simultaneously in English and Spanish beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 3:15 p.m. with a closing prayer. Speakers include Sallie Latkovich, CSJ (English) and Juan Rendon-Reyes (Spanish).
9:30 a.m. Gathering, sign-in, coffee
10 a.m.: Prayer and Introduction
10:30 a.m.: First Session
1 p.m.: Second Session
2 p.m.: Break
2:15 p.m.: Third Session
3:15 p.m.: Closing Prayer
► New Evangelization Workshop:
Priests attending New Evangelization workshop sponsored by the Diocese of Salina at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend Oct. 28-29, 2013 with Fr. Frank DeSiano:
1. Fr. Warren Stecklein
2. Fr. Bob Schremmer
3. Fr. Bishop John Brungardt
4. Fr. Bernard Felix
5. Fr. Benjamin Martin
6. Fr. Rene Labrador
7. Fr. Khoi Nguyen
From Georgina Paz, Employee Benefits Administrator:
► SAFE ENVIRONMENT
Reminder of deadlines for submitting information
- Religious Education Programs- Roster of catechists/aides/volunteers Due date was October 1
- Catholic Schools- Roster of teachers, educators, paid staff, and volunteers Due date was October 1
- Report for Fall lesson due no later than December 7
All of the forms for the above may be found on the Safe Environment page under the Safe Environment Religious Education Curriculum tab http://www.dcdiocese.org/safe-environment/safe-environment-religious-education-curriculum
The Protecting God’s Children awareness sessions currently on the calendar are:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Cafeteria
510 S School St
Ness City, KS 67560
► PERSONNEL UPDATES
SourceBook for Sundays, Seasons, & Weekdays
Workbook for Lectors USA
Year of Grace Large Paper Calendar
Large Laminated Liturgical Calendars
Catholic Handbook Visiting the Sick
From Sr. Janice Grochowsky, CSJ, JCL, Chancellor:
From Fr. Rene Labrador, Chair, Presbyteral Council:
► Father Rene Labrador is the new chair of the Presbyteral Council.
► Click here to view the Presbyteral Council Notes from September 19, 2013. Please note there is no meeting in October. The Next meeting is Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
From Fr. Wesley Schawe, Director of the Office of Priestly Vocations:
► “Encounter” Visit to Conception Seminary is November 9-11, 2013
It is common for high school students to visit college campuses before they decide where they want to go. Encounter With God’s Call offers an alternative campus visit. High school juniors, seniors, along with college guys can spend two nights at Conception Seminary College and explore seminary life through prayer, talks, and recreation.
There is no charge for the weekend and transportation is provided. Register online at http://dcdiocese.org/vocations/discernment-events
Click here for a bulletin announcement.
► Save the Date - If the Diocese of Dodge City celebrates a deacon ordination in 2014, the tentative plan is for it to take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 am. Please mark your calendars. Official confirmation and details would come later this year.
From Eric Haselhorst, Director of Stewardship:
► The Four Pillars Video challenge is on! Catholics in the Diocese of Dodge City are challenged to make a 5 minute video on one or more of the 4 pillars of stewardship. The chancery will pick their favorite videos and give their 3 favorites $500. Learn more at www.dcdiocese.org/stewardship
► The Spring 2014 Pilgrimage has been changed to Denver Colorado, March 27-29, 2014. Registration will be available December 2013. Seating will be limited. Pilgrims had a fantastic time eating, visiting and worshiping with our seminarians. Don’t miss it!
From Around the Diocese:
► A reminder to all parishes to please check the bulletin corner here periodically for any upcoming events throughout the diocese.
Please make a note that St. Bernard Church of Belpre will no longer have a PO Box. Fr Warren Stecklein along with the parish councils have requested that all St. Bernard mail be sent to Larned. So update all your mailing labels!
St. Bernard Church, Belpre
c/o Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
1111 State St
Larned, KS 67550-2157
► Catholic Social Service:
Save the date: Catholic Social Service 13th Annual Wine Tasting Event will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 at our new location: Knights of Columbus, Great Bend KS. Mark your calendars!
St Francis Community Services is looking for parents to foster or adopt children and teens. Foster and adoptive parents are caring adults who do not need to be wealthy, live in a big house, or be married; What is essential is that they have room in their homes and hearts for children in need of a safe place to heal. St Francis will be sending information about their Foster Care and Adoption programs to all of the parishes. Please share this information with those who may be interested in providing foster care, or a forever home for children in need.
Free infant formula is available at all three Catholic Social Service offices for young parents who are struggling to make ends meet. If you would like to have some at your parish for those in need, please call the Catholic Social Service office at 620-792-1393 to make arrangements for pick-up or delivery.
Please help Catholic Social Service save money and paper by subscribing to the Catholic Social Service e-Newsletter at http://catholicsocialservice.org/home/newsletter. We include monthly articles and tips for families, relationships, making ends meet, and more, in southwest Kansas.
Kansas Catholic Charities relationship education and marriage enrichment workshops are taking place statewide. Pre-registration is required for these free workshops. To sign up for these classes in southwest Kansas, go to http://www.kansasloveletters.com/Event-Calendar.4.html?region=Southwest.
Vol. XI, No. 10