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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Scott City parish center dedicated

‘It is a dream come true for many parishioners’

Thirty-five years after the idea of a new parish center was first discussed, parishioners at St. Joseph Parish in Scott City stepped over the threshold of a brand new center. On Jan. 9, the center was officially dedicated. With parishioners past and present gathered, the event began with a Mass celebrated by Father Warren Stecklein, pastor, and Father Robert Schremmer, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia.

Following the Liturgy of the Word, the parishioners followed the two priests as they moved along the 16,000 square foot space. Father Schremmer then blessed each room as the parishioners sang the Litany of the Saints. Part of the structure houses a new gathering space with accessible bathrooms, a social hall and a kitchen. Another section includes classrooms with an ITV (interactive television) room.The new parish center also houses the parish offices.

According to Father Stecklein, “On April 15, 2008 we vacated the properties; the rectory was moved to another location in Scott City and became a private residence of a parishioner. At that time the demolition of the old parish center/school building began. Our first function was held in the new parish center on September 19, 2009.” Planning for the new center began in 2004; a feasibility study was undertaken in 2006, and in 2007 the parish took part in a capital campaign to raise funding for the new center.

Father Stecklein told the Register that “In looking at old records and parish council minutes, as far back as 1975 the parish had discussions of building a parish center. It is a dream come true for many parishioners. One of our older parishioners who was on the parish council in 1975 was a vital part of the building project. She prayed that she would live long enough to see it completed. By the grace of God she has and is taking full advantage of all that the building offers.

“The old parish center/school building was not large enough to host parish gatherings in one room,” he added. “Parishioners were always scattered in various classrooms. At funeral dinners, people were seated in multiple classrooms. None of the bathrooms on the church campus were handicapped accessible; in fact the church building had no attached restrooms. “We pray it will promote community life in a hospitable, functional and safe environment.” “We really appreciate how the community stepped up and helped out,” said building committee member, Mike Palen, as quoted in the Emporia Blade-Empire by editor Rod Haxton “It demonstrates how the people of Scott City will pull together and help each other when needed.” More photos can be seen in color at www.dcdiocese.org/register.

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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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