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 Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 2019

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March 10, 2019

Mathematical solution to the Sock puzzle

Feb. 24, 2019

Local youth attend World Youth Day in Panama

Annual QUEST weekend honors Scouts

   The Dead Sea Scrolls series

 

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

 

   

 

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Readers share memories of Christmas past

Keeping Baby Jesus warm

I remember this Nativity from my childhood. This picture (at right) was taken of me by my mother. I was two years old (1952) at the time and do remember clearly how my mother, Dorothy Ackerman, was very concerned that I not touch anything when she went out on the front porch to take the picture.
A few years later, and for years to come, we would move Baby Jesus back and forth in the stable. Mom would move Baby Jesus to the front of the stable -- so we could see Jesus better. I would move Baby Jesus back into the back of the stable with the cow breathing on Baby Jesus to keep him warm.
Several years ago, Mom gave me the Nativity. It’s under my tree now, and yes, Baby Jesus is warm.
The Nativity, with all its “bumps and bruises,” sits next to the wood-carved Nativity that my husband, Dennis, and I bought in 1969, for our first Christmas, in Germany.
Joan Wilson
Larned

Praying for the boys to come home

One of my most memorable Christmases was back in the 40s.  
The war was on, there was rationing, we were praying for our local boys to be safe and come home.  The nuns put each service man’s name on a “holy card”.
Each week we prayed especially for the name we drew.  None of us wanted anything to happen on our prayer watch!  All of the WWII boys from St. Peter’s, Schulte, returned safely!
During that Christmas season I remember we “girl angels” processed to the crib.  The angel wearing white (my cousin, Donna) carried and placed the Christ Child in the waiting crib.  
Mom made my cousin, Bonnie and me angel dresses out of “rit dyed” sheets with net overlay (material was hard to come by in the 40s).  Ours were purple and lavender. The other angels were blue and yellow.  Tinsel was used for halos and wings.  
Funny, I have no idea what “Santa” brought that Christmas but will always remember that Midnight Mass.   
Charlotte (Becker) Ringer
Medicine Lodge


'I knew Santa would find me...'

When I was six we moved from Great Bend to Pueblo, Colorado when my dad was transferred. That was okay by me because my grandmother lived up in the mountains about 50 miles west of there, and I loved her dearly.
The following Christmas in 1960 we went to have Christmas at her house. Even though I loved her so much, I remember being so upset. I thought that Santa wouldn’t leave me any presents if I wasn’t at home. I even thought he might get lost trying to find me way up in the mountains.
That day we all piled into our old station wagon. I was still so upset. The sun was just setting and it was beautiful driving into the mountains that were covered with snow.
It was dark when we arrived, and her little house was all lit up like a Christmas tree. It wasn’t Christmas lights, but just the lights of her house shining through the snow and trees. I’ll never forget how beautiful it was.      
Inside she had apple cider heating on a big iron stove, and there was a big tree all decorated in the corner. We sang carols and we each shared something that we were thankful to the baby Jesus for. It was so beautiful. And I knew that Santa would find me in such a wonderful place.
Jenny Glenn
Colorado Springs

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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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