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'My eyes filled with tears'

 

 Larned youth describes

10-day mission to

Mexican orphanage

 At the end of Emily Hutfles’ 10-day mission to Mexico, she and 29 other University of Kansas students and adults offered gifts to the children of an orphanage where they had spent much of their mission.
    With little more than the clothes on their backs, the young residents of the orphanage began taking off jewelry and other items, offering them to the students as gifts in return.

    “Once again, my eyes filled with tears as the girls took rings off their fingers and clothes off their backs to give us in return,” said Hutfles, 22. “It was really humbling. I think we can all learn something from the Mexican culture. I feel as though I have more than enough, but often fail to give out of selfishness. This trip has taught me the power of giving out of selflessness.”
    Hutfles and the other students went to Mexico as part of a spring break mission trip organized through the St. Lawrence Center at KU. In Mexico, they visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, where hangs the actual tilma carried by Juan Diego, and on which appears an image of Our Lady.
    The majority of their time was spent at an orphanage in Colon, Mexico. In a letter to Larned parishioners thanking them for their prayers and support, she described her trip:
    “One of the highlights of my trip was attending a weekly Mass that the orphanage offers for the poor,” she wrote. “Their culture has such a reverence for the Eucharist. I watched with tears in my eyes as the children ran to the priest with arms wide open to hug them during the sign of peace.
    “During offertory, several members of the community brought gifts of food and clothing to the front altar for those less fortunate. It was incredible to witness the community members who had so little, give all they had.”
    She said that one of her memories that stands out is when the students took several of the orphans on a trek up a mountain. When one of the girls struggled to make her way up the hill, a priest held her hand and walked with her, offering her support all along the way.
    “Going to Mexico opened my eyes to the power of a smile, the impact of a hug, the value of relationships with the ones we love, and the miracle of the Eucharist,” Hutfles wrote to the parish. “It took me going to Mexico to truly learn how to appreciate the little things in life. As a group, we ate, played and prayed in community. I spent the week without my car, cell phone and computer. At first I struggled without these material things, but soon realized that many of the people that I was surrounded by will never drive a car, send a text message or access an email account.”
    Prior to the trip, Hutfles spoke to the congregation at Sacred Heart Church in Larned. She admitted she felt funny about asking for financial support for the trip, so she focused more on asking for prayer. She knew Mexico was facing turbulent times, and that the trip could be dangerous.
    “It was amazing,” she said. “I told them I’d be in the back of the church after Mass if they want to ask questions, and so many parishioners came up and handed me money. They were so supportive.”
     This summer, Hutfles began working toward her master’s degree in social work at KU, and will complete her studies in May 2010. She’s serving an internship at a local retirement home, and plans to focus her social work on working with the aged.
    “It really gives you a different perspective on life,” she said of working with the elderly. “They have so many life experiences to offer. It’s very eye opening. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.”
    In closing her letter of appreciation to the members of Sacred Heart Church, she wrote, “I challenge all of you to smile often, give gifts from the heart and eliminate those attachments in life which hinder your relationship with God. I am humbled by my chance to experience life at an orphanage in Mexico, as I know it is one I’ll never forget.”

 
‘Mis ojos se llenaron de lágrimas’

 

 Joven de Larned  describe misión de 10 días en un orfanato Mexicano 

Al final de la misión de 10 días en México de  Emily Hutfles, ella y otros 29 estudiantes y adultos de la Universidad de Kansas, entregaron regalos a la juventud de un orfanato donde pasaron la mayoría de su misión.
Con un poco más que sus ropas en sus costados, los jóvenes residentes del orfanato comenzaron a quitarse las prendas y otros artículos, ofreciéndolos a los estudiantes como regalo a cambio. 
“Una vez más, mis ojos se llenaron de lágrimas, mientras las niñas se quitaban los anillos de sus dedos y ropas de sus costados para dárnoslas a cambio,” dijo Hutfles de 22 años. “Fue realmente humilde. Pienso que todos nosotros podemos aprender algo de la cultura Mexicana. Siento como pienso que poseo más que suficiente, pero a menudo dejo de dar por el egoismo. Este viaje me ha enseñado el poder de dar sin interés.”
Hutfles y otros estudiantes fueron a México como parte de un viaje de misión durante el descanso de primavera organizado a través del Centro de St Lawrence en la Universidad de Kansas. Ellos visitaron la Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en la Ciudad de México, donde cuelga la tilma cargada por Juan Diego, y en la cual aparece una imagen de Nuestra Señora.
Pasaron la mayoría del tiempo en un orfanato en Colón, México. En una carta a los feligreses de Larned agradeciéndoles por sus oraciones y apoyo, ella describe su viaje:
“Una de las cosas sobresalientes de mi viaje fue asistir a una Misa semanal que el orfanato ofrece para el pobre,” ella escribió.   “Su cultura tiene tanta reverencia por la Eucaristía. Contemplé con lágrimas en mis ojos como los niños corrian hacia el sacerdote con los brazos abiertos para abrazarlos durante la señal de la paz. 
“Durante el ofertorio, varios miembros de la comunidad, trajeron ante el altar obsequios de comida y ropa para aquellos menos afortunados. Fue increíble presenciar como los miembros de la comunidad que tenían tan poco, daban todo lo que tenían. 
“Ir a México me abrió los ojos para poder dar una sonrisa, el impacto de un abrazo, el valor de las relaciones con los que amamos, y el milagro de la Eucristía,” escribió Hutfles a la parroquia. “Me tocó ir a México para realmente aprender como apreciar las cosas pequeñas en la vida. Como un grupo comemos, jugamos y rezamos en comunidad. Pasé una semana sin mi carro, sin teléfono celular y sin computadora. Al principio batallaba sin estas cosas materiales, pero pronto me dí cuenta que muchas de las personas que me rodeaban nunca manejarán un auto, ni enviarán un mensaje de texto o tendrán acceso a una cuenta de correo electrónico.”
Antes del viaje, Hutfles  le habló a la congregación de la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón en Larned.  Ella admitió que se sintió extraña en pedir ayuda económica para el viaje, así es que se enfocó más en pedir oración.  Ella sabía que México estaba confrontando tiempos difíciles, y que el viaje pudiera ser peligroso.
“Fue sorprendente,” ella dijo. “Les dije que yo estaría detrás de la iglesia después de la Misa si ellos querrian  hacer preguntas, y muchos feligreses vinieron y me dieron dinero. Fueron tan generosos.”
Al final de su carta de agradecimiento a los miembros de la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón, ella escribió “Los reto a todos ustedes a sonreír a menudo,  a regalar con el corazón y eliminar aquellos aferramientos en la vida que dificultan su relación con Dios. Me siento humilde por esta oportunidad de experimentar la vida en un orfanato en México, el cual sé que nunca olvidaré.”

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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
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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

 

Dec. 17, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Celebrate Christmas 'unplugged'; Msgr. Matthew Smith; Klan; Catholic Charities Annual Appeal; Fr. Larry Rosebaugh; A Guadalupe Encounter; Laci and Joe Salazar; A Christmas Wish; Adoption; Confession; Advent; EWTN; Christmas Blues; Tilma; Pittsburgh; PSR

 

Dec. 3, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2017 NCYC; Wheel of Balance; Marita Rother; Stanley Rother; slavery; trafficking; Windthorst water damage; martyred priests; confession; reconciliation; How to go to confession; recipe for codfish cakes; Catholic schools; appeal

 

Nov. 19, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Saints; Father Kola; Black Elk; Giving Tuesday; velvet Elvis; a Slice of Time; Dani Sandoval; Mexican Village; Father Tim Hickey; New faces at chancery; priests share thoughts on confession; Wheel of Balance

 

Nov. 5, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Matrimony Anniversary Mass, 2017; Riebel; Faith and Light; Scripture Day; Sex in the Bible; Quilt, Mexican Village Story; Finance; Fatima pilgrimage; Fowler church window renovation; Medicare; Crazy Glue


Oct. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Father Francis Jordan; Sister Renee Kirmer; Father Rother beatified; religious liberty; RCIA Kansas; V Encuentro; Bishop Weisenburger; Daughters of Isabella; Bishop Gerber Science Center


Oct. 1, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: De Colores; Rebein; Dreamer; Pies; Kellner; Code Quilts; Sister Crucita; Feezor; Formed.org; Sin and pain

 

 Sept. 17, 2017

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Sister Lucy Fidelis; Underground Railroad; Sister Irene Hartman; DACA; new priests; teachers; Volunteer of the Year; Golf Classic; St. Francis Xavier; St. Nicholas Parish Center, Kinsley; seminarians; Knights Lite; Stewardship Day 2017

Sept. 3, 2017

Aug. 13, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Coronado Cross; Masada; Moody Gardens; Elders; Rother; undocumented children; cages; year of mercy; Kumi; Hollywood makeup artist; New Mexico; refugee women.

July 16, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Summer camp; tithing and almsgiving; Bill Baalmann; Nathan Schaller; Jubilarian Sisters; Sister Hortencia Rodriguez; Sister Petrona Stockemer; Sister Denise Sevart; Convocation of Catholic Leaders; Mother talks about her son entering seminary; Arcoiris; Youth group travels to Colorado Springs; Major Phillip Roth

June 11, 2017 (Updated)

Ordination; Mark Brantley; Jacob Schneider; Father's Day; Thanks, Dad!; Appeal; Sister Mary Martin Weaver; Bishop Maralit; Budget; Trafficked women; Deacon Michael Brungardt; Dead Sea Scrolls; softball; Father Urban retirement; Sister Kravec retirement; Father Mazouch retirement; Authentic Joy; Pris Climate Accord; Jack Schramm; Pieta.

May 28, 2017 (Updated)

 

Grateful Hearts; MSFS Provincial; Reddy; Reif; Opossum; Dead Sea Scrolls; Our Lady of Fatima; Jorge Herrera, Jr.; Cursillo; Kough; First Communion; Confirmation

May 14, 2017

Esteban Hernandez; citizen; Lilly Ann Rein, Amberly Jimenez, Mother's Day; peacock; Quattrocchi; President Kennedy; Teen Moms; Junior High Youth Rally; Encounter With God's Call; granny/nanny; seniors' contributions; tornado anniversary; harvest; healthcare; Mr. Brown; Store-bought teeth; Louis and Zelie Martin; Father John Sullivan; Irish priest whose prayers could heal; Mexican beauty queen; Esmaralda Gonzalez; religious life

April 30, 2017

   KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; bully; TEC; Father Marvin Reif; Bet'sie; What makes a hero?; St. Mary of the Plains; tornado

Easter, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Honorable courtship; footsteps of migrants; CHRISM Mass 2017; honoring priests; Encuentro Cross blessed; Daughters of Isabella State Convention; Fatima pilgrim statue; Mary Sharon Moore interview; Senate advances pro-life measures; love must be at the core of family life; Father John Forkuoh's car story; Confirmations; Sisters of Concordia; CNN hero Father Khalil Jaar

March 26, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: From the heart; kidney; Rother; Friar Carmelo; Schnauzer; Lauren Seachris; Lauren's Treat; fire; Guatemala; immigration; Lenten Regulations 1888; Hot Cross Buns; budget; Trump; Forkuoh; Seiwert; South Sudan; hot ashes

March 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Refugees; immigrants; Gilbert Herrman; When you give alms'; Lent; Call to Continuing Conversion, Rite of Election; Charell and Jeremy Owings; adoption; Our Growing Church; Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia; water; creation; Sudan; Darlow Lampe

Feb 26, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Night to shine; Immigration; immigrants; Knights of Columbus; Pete Gomez; this foreign mission; Creole; Robin Doll; Eagle Scout; Quest

Feb 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; March for Life; Pro-life; Executive Order; Secular Franciscan Order; teachers; Down Syndrome; Eagle Scout; Bronze Pelican

Jan. 29, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Thank you, religious; SEEK 2017; homeless man to priest; Fourth Sunday; Secret Service to Sacred Heart; Dr. Gerard Brungardt; Martin Luther King; 110 year old nun; Toddler miracle; Letter from undocumented immigrant; health care; immigration

Jan. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Mary helps us share; Tighe donates home to Birthright; Pro-life billboard; Theobald Hattrup; Helen and Steve Eck; Pearl Harbor; Reigning Grace

Dec. 18, 2017

KEYWORDS: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2016; Pope Francis Christmas schedule; 2016 high school youth rally; Aerospace engineer; Father Stanley Rother; Radio station; Dying girl's letter; Scout nominations; 12 days of Christmas

Dec. 4, 2016

KEYWORDS: Vocations Day; Pope Advent advice; Ex-prostitute; Spearville mission; Pilgrims v. Zombies; Face of God; Mission bazaar; Ness City fall festival; Rural health care; Archbishop Gomez; Bishops congratulate Trump

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