CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY Daily Feed

USAVaticanAmericasEuropeAsia PacificMiddle East Africa

Saint of the DayBook ReviewsGuest Columnist

 

 CHRISM MASS 2019

To copy the photo on the screen, click on the camera icon below, left, and click on "Direct Image Link".

Right click on the image, and click, "save image as". These are free. 

Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 2019

To copy the photo on the screen, click on the camera icon below, left, and click on "Direct Image Link".

Right click on the image, and click, "save image as". These are free. 

 

 

May 19, 2019

May 5, 2019

April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday

 

 

    The Dead Sea Scrolls series

 

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

 

   

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

 

Scroll to bottom to navigate to different departments

Bishop Gilmore’s father featured

in Pittsburg’s Morning Sun

Leo Gilmore, 90, reflects

on a life lived fully

By NIKKI PATRICK
The Morning Sun
Reprinted with Permission
PITTSBURG — His life’s journey has taken him across the United States, to Italy and to Singapore, but Leo Gilmore’s steps have always brought him back home.
Now a resident of Via Christi Village, he was born May 27, 1920 at Chicopee, the son of Charles and Alice Gilmore. There were 12 children in his family, nine boys and three girls. “I was the fourth of them,” said Gilmore. “There are four boys and three girls still living, and I’ve got lots of nieces and nephews around.”
Many friends and family gathered recently at Via Christi Village to celebrate Gilmore’s 90th birthday.
He attended Chicopee schools for four years. When the family moved to a 40-acre farm in the West Union School District, Gilmore attended those schools.
“All of us kids used to work with a horse baler, baling hay all summer long,” Gilmore said.
“When I was 17, I went to CCC Camps in Washington State, in Mount Rainier National Park for three months. Then I spent three months in Shenandoah.”
He and his wife, Maxine, were married on June 28, 1941. “The first year after I  got married I worked in the coal mine, but I quit that after my oldest son, Ronald, was born,” Gilmore said. “Then I went to work at the Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons.”
He was called into the military in October 1942. “I was in the Air Force, and worked on B-24 bombers,” Gilmore said.
He was first at Leavenworth, then underwent technical training in Amarillo, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; and San Diego. “Then I got my assignment to Alamagordo, N.M., to work on B-24s until the company was ready to go overseas,” he said.  “I could  have flown over, but Maxine thought it would be safer if I went over by boat. So I got on a boat and we started for Africa, but they changed our orders and we landed in Naples on Christmas Eve. We were stationed right on the heel of Italy.”
He was a mechanic, working on the B-24 bomber. “Our plane was the only one in the squadron that flew all the missions and was still good at the end of the war,” Gilmore said proudly.
He spent 18 months in Italy before the war in Europe was over. “On May 15 we were on our way home,” he said. “We came into Boston, Pier 7. I went to Leavenworth and had a month’s furlough. Then we were going to get back together and work on B-29s, but the war was over before we could get together.”
He got into a car wreck shortly after that and broke his back. “I was in the hospital at Camp Crowder from June 13 to Dec. 5,” Gilmore said. “They gave me a medical discharge, and after that I went to college. But I hadn’t finished high school, so when it was time for me to graduate from college they said I couldn’t because I didn’t have a high school diploma. I finished my high school work, and both diplomas at the same time.”
He got a job teaching at Mindenmines, Mo. “I taught there until Thanksgiving, then taught the rest of the year at West Mineral,” Gilmore said. “But my son, Ronald, wanted to go back to school at St. Mary’s, so we moved back to Pittsburg.”
His oldest son eventually became a priest and is now Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dodge City.
“I’m glad we moved back,” Gilmore said.
He went into carpentry work and continued that until retiring. “I built houses,” he said. “I never kept track of how many, but I probably built 100 or so in town.”
He and his wife eventually had four sons. In addition to Ronald, there were Dennis, Leo Alan and Richard.
“I was a Little League coach for all four of them,” Gilmore said.
There was a good span of years between his oldest and youngest sons.
“By the time Richard was born, Ronald was a priest, so he baptized his baby brother,” Gilmore said.
The Gilmores enjoyed traveling around the country visiting their children, four grandsons and one granddaughter. There are now also three great-grandchildren.
“We would just take off and go,” Gilmore said. “But I never shut down when I was working on a house. I’d wait until it was built before we went on vacation.”
Sadly, Maxine Gilmore died in January, 2005. “She was sick for 10 years and I took care of her,” Gilmore said. “She spent three years at Cornerstone Village (now Via Christi Village) and I came here last April, so here I am sitting around five miles from where I was born. I’ve been all over, but Pittsburg is home.”
Copyright 2010 Morning Sun. Some rights reserved

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

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

 

Site by Solutio