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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 2019

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Diocese wishes

fond farewell to

Deacon Erasmo and

Olga Rodriguez

The couple whom Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore once called “the jewels in the crown of the diocese” will soon be leaving their home in Dodge City and moving to Lubbock, Tex., to be closer to family.
Deacon Erasmo and Olga Rodriguez will be missed by a multitude of people who have come to know them through the many ministries and parishes they served for more than 25 years.
One of Deacon Erasmo’s recent ministries was as spiritual director to hundreds of people who took part in the Cursillo Movement. At the time of his retirement, the great-grandfather of seven stressed that while he was stepping away from the Cursillo Movement, he wasn’t retiring as a deacon, because once you’re a deacon, he said with a smile, “you’re a deacon forever.”
“We’ve had great success here,” he said of the Cursillo Movement, which he helped to start in the Diocese of Dodge City. “Cursillo is a method, really. It is a kind of method of conversion.
“That’s what I enjoyed the most,” he added, “seeing the change in the people that occurs between when they came in and when they went out.”

Erasmo and Olga moved to Ulysses from Farwell, Tex., in 1975. He was ordained a deacon in 1983 and served several parishes, including those in Liberal, Garden City, Elhart and Belpre and Dodge City. The couple moved to Dodge City in 2001.
After his retirement from Cursillo, he continued to man an office at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe where he offered help to mostly Hispanic individuals and couples regarding baptisms, marriages, and funerals.
Deacon Rodriguez was born near Waco, Tex., and has lived in southwest Kansas for 29 years. He and Olga have six children, 14 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
“I enjoyed the time I was spiritual director,” he said. “I loved the ministry and the Cursillo ….”
When he retired from his Cursillo ministry, Bishop Gilmore shared these words:
 “He has served well and honorably in a host of assignments since his ordination. Before I came here, Bishop Gerber told me that the diocese had something special in Erasmo. It has been my privilege to learn that personally during the past six years.
“…In the name of the Diocese, I should like to thank you for these 25 years of faithful service:  you have deaconed with the best of them.  And I also thank Olga for having been such a faithful, steadying, companion in your journey.  The two of you are jewels in the crown of the Diocese.”
Deacon Erasmo wished to express his “appreciation to all the people I’ve served. They were very wonderful to me, and that’s a good feeling. This is where I was called; I have to be grateful to the Lord and all the people who accepted me.”


La Diócesis extiende un afectuoso adiós al

Diácono Erasmo y Olga Rodríguez

La pareja que una vez el Obispo Ronald M. Gilmore llamó “las joyas de la corona de la diócesis” pronto estará dejando su hogar en Dodge City y mudándose a Lubbock Texas para estar más cerca de su familia.
El diácono Erasmo y Olga Rodriguez serán extrañados por una multitud de personas que han venido a conocerlos a través de muchos ministerios y parroquias que ellos sirvieron por más de 25 años.
Uno de los recientes ministerios del Diácono Erasmo, del cual el se jubiló a finales del 2008, fue como director espiritual de muchas personas que tomaron parte en el Movimiento de Cursillo. A este tiempo de su jubilación, el bizabuelo de siete, afirmó que mientras él se estaba alejando del Movimiento de Cursillo, él no se estaba retirando como un diácono, porque una vez tú eres un diácono, dijo con una sonrisa: “ya eres un diácono para siempre.”  
“Hemos tenido mucho éxito aquí,” dijo sobre el Movimiento Cursillista, el cual él ayudó a comenzar en la Diócesis de Dodge City. “Cursillo es un método, realmente. Es un tipo de método de conversión.
“Eso es lo que yo más disfruté,”  él agregó, “viendo el cambio que ocurre en la gente entre el momento cuando ellos vienen y cuando se van.”
Erasmo y Olga se mudaron a Ulysses desde Farwell, Texas en 1975.  Él fue ordenado diácono en 1983 y sirvió a varias parroquias, incluyendo aquellas en Liberal, Garden City, Elhart, Belpre y Dodge City. La pareja de mudó a Dodge City en el 2001.
Después de su retiro del Cursillo, el continuó llevando una oficina en la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadaluupe donde ofreció una mayor ayuda a los Hispanos y a las parejas con relación a los bautizos, matrimonies y funerales.  
El Diácono Rodríguez nació cerca de Waco, Texas, y ha vivido en el suroeste de Kansas por 29 años. Él y Olga tienen siete hijos, 14 nietos, y siete biznietos.
“Disfruté el tiempo en que fui director espiritual,” dijo. “Me gustó el Ministerio y el Cursillo ….”
Cuando él se jubiló del ministerio Cursillista a finales del 2008, el Obispo Gilmore compartió estas palabras:
 “Él ha servido bien y honorablemente en un número de tareas desde su ordenación,” escribió el Obispo Gilmore. “Antes de que yo llegará aquí, el Obispo Gerber me dijo que la diócesis tenia algo especial en Eramso. Ha sido mi privilegio aprender de ello personalmente durante los últimos seis años.”
“…En el nombre de la Diócesis, deseo agradecerle por los 25 años de servicio fiel: usted ha servido con lo mejor de ellos. También agradezco a Olga por haber sido una compañera tan fiel, firme en su camino. Ustedes dos son las joyas de la corona de la Diócesis.”  
El Diácono Erasmo quiso expresar su: “apreciación a toda la gente que he servido. Ellos fueron maravillosos conmigo, y ese es un buen sentimiento.  Fue a esto a lo que fuí llamado; tengo que estar agradecido al Señor y a toda la gente que me aceptó.”

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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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