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At Fowler parish centennial,

bishop tells those gathered to

‘Be street-preachers … of

action, example, personal witness’

By TIM WENZL
Southwest Kansas Register

The rain that preceded and then fell in Fowler during the Mass at St. Anthony Church was just one more blessing for the parish as it celebrated its centennial year on Oct. 10.
Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore celebrated the liturgy assisted by Father Jimmy Barrozo, parochial administrator; Father Angel Dy, a former pastor; and Father Colin Boor, a religious vocation from the parish. Bishop Gilmore alluded to the rain as he reminded those in the congregation old enough to remember the rains that came during the dedication of their present church in May 27, 1926.
“Some of the priests here that day had a time negotiating muddy roads to get back to their parishes,” he said.
In his homily, Bishop Gilmore related a story about one of the parish’s former pastors, Msgr. Alex Stremel, who later became his pastor at Pittsburg, Kans. Excerpts from his homily follow:
“Here in the 1930s, Msgr. Stremel concentrated on the youth, the Sodality, the Boy Scouts, and your first youth group, the St. Anthony Activity Club…. While he was here with you, he also turned his active pastoral attention to that new medium, the radio, and he used it as skillfully as anyone did in his weekly Shepherd’s Hour.
“He was a model of the imaginative, creative pastor. In spreading the Gospel during the Depression, he was doing things that continue to draw our admiration all these years later: things that we have not yet been able to do quite so well. He was also the man who helped me to become a diocesan priest, the first from his parish in Pittsburg, and thus, in God’s own circuitous way, he was the one who led me to become your Bishop.”
Bishop Gilmore spoke of Msgr. Stremel’s efforts at Street Preaching in neighboring towns during his assignment at the Fowler parish.
“In so many ways, that summarized what he wanted you to be about. He wanted you to be proud of your faith. He wanted you to live your faith. He wanted you to know your faith. He wanted you to be ready to give reasons for your faith. He wanted you to delight in being a member of a wider Catholic family, St. Anthony parish in Fowler, Kansas. In a phrase, he wanted you to be street-preachers.
“In so many ways, that is what I want you to be about as well. I too want you to be street-preachers. I want you to preach in the language of action, I want you to preach in the language of example. I want you to preach in the language of personal witness. I don’t want you to preach in the streets with your talks and your question-answering. I do want you to preach in the streets by your constant, wordless, example.
“By your example alone, I want you to open eyes. By your action alone, I want you to make people wonder at the change your faith has made in you. By your witness alone, I want you to attract all who see you to just such a life-changing faith.
“In that way you will be keeping faith with all who have gone before you in these 100 years. In that way you will be pouring new life into your parish. In that way you will be the best Street-Preachers the world has ever seen.”
The centennial celebration drew former parishioners from Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Wichita, Kingman, and St. Francis, as well as from towns in Colorado and Oklahoma.
Those in attendance were treated to a catered baked steak dinner and time to catch up with old friends in the parish hall. Kids played games outside while football fans watched the Chief’s game on big screen TVs under a large tent where picnic tables were set up for those who wanted to eat outdoors.
A hard bound centennial book of more than 200 pages was printed to document the parish’s 100 year history. The book includes biographies of more than 30 parishioners whose religious vocations were rooted in Fowler. Copies are available at a cost of $50 by writing: St. Anthony History Book, P.O. Box 80, Fowler, KS 67844-0080.



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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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