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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

 

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Honoring Our Priests

Father Ted Skalsky: The presence of ‘pure caring’

Editor’s Note: Despite the Year for Priests concluding in June, the Southwest Kansas Register has chosen to continue honoring priests with this special feature in which readers are asked to share their stories of how a priest positively changed their life. Send your story to: Priest Stories, Southwest Kansas Register, 910 Central, P.O. Box 137, Dodge City, Kan. 67801 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


I have been considering writing this tribute to Father Ted Skalsky as part of your Priest Stories series for some time now, and decided that today is the day.  
Why? Because on this date 31 years ago, Father Ted witnessed the wedding vows that my dear husband Gene and I made to each other.  He was the one who welcomed Gene into full communion with the Church almost 20 years later.  He not only has seen us at our most joyous, but has helped us get through some of the deepest sorrows. Also, when my dear Dad died suddenly and unexpectedly 12 years ago, Father Ted gave up a rare personal day off, one for which he’d already made plans to visit an old friend, to say the words of blessing over my Dad’s burial -- his home parish did not have an available priest that day.  For that, I will be forever grateful.  
I tell folks that Father Ted is the best listener in the universe -- nothing can be too serious to bring before him in time of trouble or concern. You are in the presence of pure caring, with no judgment waiting in the wings.  He takes very seriously his role as shepherd of his huge flock.  
I recall years ago when we were still two parishes, and we had a liturgy committee meeting at the old Guadalupe rectory.   Father Ted received a call from someone with an urgent need, and he was out the door without hesitation.  In spite of all his many duties, time constraints, and having to deal with so much, we still hear quite often his absolutely unique, instantly recognizable, booming laugh.   Father Ted Skalsky is a special man of God in my family’s book, and may he live long and prosper!     
-- Karen Bunker  
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe


P.S. Father Joe Bahr also concelebrated at our wedding, and was the homilist, sharing his particular talent, among many.  He also ranks among my family’s favorites, and my good friend JoAnn Riese from Olmitz has already submitted a recent fitting tribute about him.  
When it gets right down to it, every priest we’ve ever come across in all of our years, whether it be parish priests who baptized our sons, heard our first (and subsequent) confessions, presented us with the Holy Eucharist at Mass, presided at funerals for our dear departed, or just came over to our home now and then to shoot some hoops on our driveway with my husband (as did Father Pascal Klein), have left their mark somehow on us, their own version of anointing, as it were -- and we are the better for it and for knowing and having made that connection with them.
May the good Lord bless and keep them all. All of us need them now more than ever (after all, we do call them “Father”, and all of us are their family). Amen, and alleluia!

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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