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Diocese mourns loss of

Father Jimmy Barrozo

FOWLER -- On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Diocese of Dodge City woke to the sad news that Father Jimmy Barrozo, parochial administrator at parishes in Fowler, Meade, and Plains, had died in his sleep. He was 44-years old.

“Father Jimmy was so lonely to see the face of his mother and his siblings,” said Father Angel Dy at the Nov. 3 funeral Mass at St. Anthony Parish, Fowler. “Today, Father Jimmy should be midway on his flight to the Philippines. It could not be. Instead, his flight is moving farther upwards.”

Father Barrozo had served the diocese for nearly a year after arriving here Nov. 15, 2009. He had previously served in his native country of the Philippines in the Diocese of Sorsogon, the same diocese as that of Father Dy.

 

In an interview with the Register a few weeks after his arrival, Father Barrozo said, “Father Angel introduced me already to some of the people of the three parishes. I think they’re very fine. I was there in the meeting of the pastoral council in Fowler. I observed the proceedings, how the meeting was attended. I’m getting the impression that these are people who can share their time and their talents for the Church. These are lay people, volunteers, but willing to work for the church. I think I will love it here, working with those kind of people -- dedicated people.”

At the funeral, Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore told those gathered that he “found it strange that Father Jimmy came so quietly.  I found it strange that Father Jimmy left so quietly.  But I did not find it strange that Father Jimmy died alone.  In my 40-odd years as priest, I have seen that happen to so many priests.  Having spent themselves for others, they themselves died alone.

“...We kneel in prayer for Father Jimmy, even as we thank him for preaching to the end, for preaching the unexpected drama of life, for preaching the unsought drama of death, for preaching the unfathomable drama of Redemption.  May he rest, Father Jimmy, in that sense of freedom, as if I were at length myself / And ne’er had been before.  May he rest in peace.”    
While in Kansas, Father Barrozo joined the Knights of Columbus and served as chaplain for Councils 2451 of Fowler and 2971 of Plains. He will be remembered daily at a special Mass for repose of the souls of deceased knights at St. Mary Church in Newhaven, Connecticut, the birthplace of the Knights.

Father Dy told those gathered that as a representative of the Diocese of Sorsogon, “I would like to give my sincerest thanks in the name of the Diocese of Sorsogon to the Diocese of Dodge City, Bishop Ron Gilmore, brother priests, deacons, and the whole faithful in the diocese who have expressed they deepest regret and sorrow in the passing on of Father Jimmy.”

He said that Father Barrozo’s bishop in the Philippines, the Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, expressed thanks “to all of us for taking care of Father Jimmy.”
Father Dy also offered thanks in the name of Father Barrozo’s family, to “everybody for receiving Father Jimmy. He was a gentle presence among us, kindly and hospitable. He would distress if we did not partake of the presence of one another after Mass.

Following the Mass, the congregation went to the St. John the Baptist Parish Center in Meade for a luncheon reception.
Father Barrozo was the youngest of six children. He learned from his parents “the value of frugality, hard work, self sacrifice, and intimacy, because we had to stick together,” he said in 2009.

“After work my father would tend to a little garden in the back yard. He planted all kinds of vegetables. At my young age, I would be there helping my father…. I would love to spend time with my pop, so I would find myself helping him tending the gardens even after school, because my dad is also there in the garden. So, I imbibed from him the quality of hard work, industry.

“Although we are poor, I am proud to say that my parents were able for us to complete our education. I think [my siblings were] able to have a good life after education. We landed in good schools, got good jobs.”

Father Barrozo felt the calling to enter the priesthood at a very young age, thanks in part to his walking his mother to Mass in the darkened early morning hours. “My mama was also a very regular Mass-goer,” he said. “So, early in the morning she would wake up at 5 to attend 5:30 Mass in the nearby church. Because sometimes it’s still dark outside, she would ask me to accompany her to Mass. I would get going with my mom to the Mass and it all started there.”

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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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