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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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Who are the

seminarians

for the Diocese

of Dodge City?


Pictured at right is Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore and Msgr. Brian Moore with seminarians Don Bedore, Andrew Soukup, Jesse Bergkamp and Juan Salas.

In August, seminarians currently studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Dodge City met for prayer at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then at Bishop Ronald Gilmore’s residence where they enjoyed lunch with the bishop, Msgr. Brian Moore, director of seminarians, and Sister Veronice Born.
Seminarians currently studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Dodge City are: Donald Bedore, third year theology, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary; Jesse Bergkamp, first year theology, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary; Andrew Soukup, first year theology, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary; and Juan Salas, Language, Culture, and Church Program, Conception Seminary.

 

Bedore, who was born in Stockton, said that one of the joys of attending seminary “has been the opportunity to meet and become friends with many young men from all over the world, from many backgrounds but on same mission: discerning God’s will for their lives.  They love Jesus and they want to do as Jesus would have them to do: maybe to be a priest, maybe not.        
 “Another joy,” he added, “is the good human and spiritual formation available here.  I appreciate having a regular spiritual director and formation adviser to help me grow spiritually and to become a better person all around.  Also, seminary can be a fun place to be.  The guys like to have fun; they are normal, healthy, and fun people.”
When asked to describe one of the challenges he has faced in attending seminary, he replied, “Being so far from home. It’s a temporary situation and northern Maryland is a beautiful area, especially in the fall.  Also, we stay pretty busy.  Getting cards, letters, and emails from people in Kansas helps a great deal.      
“Another challenge,” he said, “is the variety of experiences that we have in our classes, assignments in local parishes and schools, and being involved in events on both a local and national scale.  There is never a dull moment.  Everything considered, it has been the best experience of my life.”
Soukup was born in Great Bend and reared in Lakin. Bergkamp grew up on a farm northwest of Wichita near Ost, while Salas was raised in Villa  Garcia, Mexico in the state of Aguascalientes.

Please take time to write a letter of encouragement

to our seminarians.

All except for Juan Salas can be reached at

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road,

Emmitsburg, MD, 21727-7797.


You can also email them at:

Donald Bedore -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Jesse Bergkamp -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Andrew Soukup -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Juan Salas -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Past Issues

April 7, 2019

March 24, 2019

March 10, 2019

Feb. 24, 2019

Feb. 10, 2019

Jan. 27, 2019

Jan. 13, 2019

Dec. 23, 2018

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

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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