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Bishop Gilmore blesses site of new

parish center in Hoisington

Catholics celebrate the history of the parish

through display of time capsule contents

HOISINGTON -- Moisture-filled clouds and a cool breeze welcomed the approximately 200 people gathered at a work site adjacent to St. John the Evangelist Church Sunday, June 7, as the land was blessed and the earth broken to give rise to a new parish center.
Children in yellow hard hats and holding shovels painted gold, stood off to the side of a small tented area, ready to deliver white hard hats and the shovels to the digging dignitaries.

Standing under the tent upon the moist dirt from a rain the previous night, Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore gratefully accepted a shovel from a young parishioner. Then the bishop blessed the site, and together with Father Dwight Birket, pastor, and Harland Rupp and Kathy Hoffman, co-chairs of the fund-raising campaign, broke ground for the new parish center.
For more than six years, the parishioners have been completing feasibility studies, raising funds, and designing the center.  Following a successful fund-raising campaign last September, the parish had enough funds in savings and pledges to embark on the project.  
The construction, which will be just to the east of the church and rectory, involved moving the parish offices from the former convent, which was raised. With the demolition of the offices came a discovery. Wanting to keep the engraved cornerstone of the structure from being damaged, workers carefully removed the stone only to discover a hidden time capsule.
The contents of the capsule would be kept secret until placed on display at the K of C hall during the dinner following the dedication. There, along two long tables, parishioners found a small treasure trove of prayer cards, photos, documents, newspaper clippings, and a few small statues.  
Included was an article from the Feb. 27, 1926 Catholic Advance which, in detailing the history of the church, wrote of another historic gathering, in 1879 when people came from miles around after learning that a priest was to celebrate Mass at what was then just a smattering of homesteads: “The Catholic people were all there – from the high country north and east of Deception Creek, from the lonesome looking little homes scattered over the country they came as best they could, for the word had traveled fast during the night that ‘the priest had come’; that they who had left many of the consolations of religion behind them when they pushed westward again had an opportunity to attend the solemn services of the Church.”
There were photos, such as that of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Molleker, “Hoisingtonians now,” a note read, “refugees from Russia in World War I (1914-18).”
Nearly 130 years after that first gathering, St. John parishioners, many of whom work the same land as did those first people who came from far and wide to celebrate their first Mass in a new land, celebrated the history of their parish while looking ahead to the growth of the parish center.  
The 8,640 square foot center will include a hall, kitchen, four offices for parish staff, six meeting rooms, a conference room, and rest rooms; it is scheduled for completion at the end of December.
A “special recognition award” was presented to Rupp, who shepherded the project from its inception by serving on or as chairman of the pastoral council, finance committee, building committee, and the campaign committee.
Since the day of the ground-breaking also coincided with the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, a large card signed by the parishioners was presented to the bishop who gratefully accepted it, saying the great joy of his ministry had been the parishioners he had served.

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Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

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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