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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 2019

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls series

 

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Terry Deokaran to serve

as pastoral minister in

Barber County

At right: Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore recently welcomed Terry Deokaran to southwest Kansas, where she is serving as pastoral minister for the parishes of Barber County.

Southwest Kansas Register: Where are you from, and how long have you lived in Sharon?

Terry Deokaran: I am from Hammond, Louisiana. I lived there for 27 years. Hammond is 50 miles north of New Orleans. As you may tell from my lack of Southern accent, I was not born there. I was born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, in the middle of cornfields. What a blessing my roots are!  The rural living in Sharon is not a total shock.
As of tomorrow, Sept. 5, I will have been in Sharon two months.

 

SKR: Do you have any children?

Terry: I  have two children – one son and one daughter. My son, Sean, is 24 and lives in Orlando, Florida. He is attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical Engineering University in Daytona, Florida. He will graduate this December and plans to go on to graduate school. He is single.
My daughter is 21 and attends Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. She will graduate in the Spring of 2011 with a double major in Religious Studies and Classical Languages. She also plans to go on at graduate level in archaeology. She, too, is single.
My ex-husband is from Guyana, South America. He is of East Indian decent; therefore, my children are mixed.  Interesting cultural experiences to bring to Sharon.

SKR: Can you tell me about your education and work experiences?

Terry: I taught preschool for 16 years at a Lutheran Church. I was a “soccer”/”swim” mom. While in graduate school I worked various jobs in order to pay for my studies.
In training to become a Pastoral Minister, [I took] four years of Theological Studies at Loyola Institute for Ministry in New Orleans, La. I graduated with my Master’s in Theology in May of this year.  Focus area in studies: Spirituality; Volunteer service in several capacities within the Catholic Church after my conversion to Catholicism in 1997 (being a convert also aids in my ministry to those seeking to enrich their faith); Spiritual Direction; Outstanding mentoring with the Dominican friars; Discernment towards religious life has also enhanced my gifts for ministry.

SKR: What does being a pastoral minister entail?

Terry: First and foremost, being a Pastoral Minister entails being a support and presence to the people of CCBC, Catholic Church of Barber County (St. Boniface, Sharon; Holy Rosary, Medicine Lodge; St. John the Apostle, Kiowa). I am also responsible for the planning/coordinating of the PSR (Parish School of Religion), RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), spiritual activities of the parish and pastoral care to the elderly and sick. I assist in the planning of Funeral Vigils and Masses. I also Facilitate ITV Adult and Catechist classes. I assist with Sacramental preparation. I serve as Secretary of the Parish Council. I also participate in the North and South Barber County Ministerial Alliances. I keep office records and forward them to the pastor and to the diocese.

SKR: On a more personal level, what does being a pastoral minister mean to you?

Terry: On the personal level, being a Pastoral Minister means bringing Christ and His love to those I serve.

SKR: Is there something in particular that you like about serving the community of Barber County?

Terry: The warmth and openness of the people amaze me!  In any ministry/mission field it is not only the people who learn from the minister, but also the minister who spiritually gains from contact with the locals. The people of Barber County are teaching me what community is -- what it means, in words and actions, to be the Body of Christ.


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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