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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 2019

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May 19, 2019

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April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday

 

 

    The Dead Sea Scrolls series

 

   St. Nicholas School, Kinsley, Advent Cantata, Dec. 7, 2008

 

   

 

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Missionary Sisters celebrate

75 years serving God’s people

There was music, there was food, and there was celebration. But first there was praise.
On May 23, the Missionaries of Charity of Immaculate Mary (MCMI) celebrated the 75th anniversary of their order’s founding with a special Mass and a home-cooked lunch – accompanied by a live band -- at St. Mary Church in Garden City.
The Mass was celebrated by Father Jim Dieker, pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Liberal, with Father Wesley Schawe, pastor of St. Dominic, Garden City, and Father Trong Tran, pastor of St. Mary, Garden City, assisting.
Sisters Matilde Reyna Donis Monterroso, Sister Brigida Camarena Chavez, and Sister Maria Elena Martinez Sifuentez came to the Diocese of Dodge City from Denver in 2002. Sister Brigida left southwest Kansas after three years, and the Sisters welcomed Sister Rosa Emma Don-Martinez.
At their 2002 commissioning Mass, Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore said that during a 1998 meeting with the Holy Father, “He made the point consistently that these women are at the very heart of what Church is all about.
“Rejoice in the fact that you have these women in your midst,” the bishop said. “...They, who try to live the Gospel best, will help all of us ... live the Gospel better.”
“We were invited by the bishop to come and to help in the diocese,” said Sister Matilde, a native of Guatamala, soon after her arrival seven years ago this September.
“One Sister [Sister Maria Elena), she’s in Garden City helping the Spanish-speaking people; another [Sister Rosa Emma] is in Liberal doing the same. I am helping here in the Satanta parish as pastoral minister.”
The Sisters’ original plan was to stay in the diocese for approximately three years, during which time they would “...help people to know God properly; to be members of the Catholic Church -- full members, not half-way.”
But as often happens, they came, they ministered, and they decided to stay on a while longer than planned.
“For me it’s a very great experience,” Sister Matilde said of the last seven years, “especially to work with the Anglo community. I can see that they have big values.”
When asked how long the Sisters would be in southwest Kansas, Sister Matilde laughed and said in her thick Guatemalan accent, “I think we can stay until bishop says you must leave the diocese. I am happy here.
“I like to share my life, especially with the poor ones and those who are very, very ignorant and want to know how to live life properly. I like to help people in a very happy way. I don’t like people to be sad.”
The Sisters’ order was founded in Mexico City on March 29, 1934 by Father Moses Lira. A celebration of the order’s 75th anniversary was also held in Mexico in March.

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Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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