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Christmas joy to you!

+ Most Rev. John B. Brungardt
Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City


My first year as your new bishop has been action-filled, as I have celebrated Mass in all 48 parishes in 28 counties (plus the folks in a quasi-parish; though I still don’t quite know what that means!); visited the students in each of the classrooms of our seven schools (twice), our seminarians in our seminaries (twice), students in many PSR classes, young people in several of our youth groups, Pope Benedict XVI (and I’ll see him again in March during my ad limina Apostolorum visit with the other bishops of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska), and many other groups and individuals.  What I have discovered is that the Lord has blessed us with a wonderful diocese, with faith-filled people and active parishes.  I thank you all for the wonderful hospitality and welcome you have shown me since I became your bishop-elect on December 15, 2010, and was ordained your new bishop on February 2.

As I ponder the gift of the Incarnation, I have been reading Remember Jesus Christ: Responding to the Challenges of Faith in Our Time, by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., who was the preacher to the papal household for Blessed John Paul II, and continues this extraordinary ministry for Pope Benedict XVI.  This book contains Father Cantalamessa’s reflections preached to Pope Benedict in Advent 2005 and Lent 2006.  As we strive to abandon ourselves to God’s will, Father Cantalamessa writes:

 


There is a lovely Christmas legend that can inspire us to come to the feast of Christmas this way, with a humble heart empty of everything.  Among the shepherds who ran to adore the Babe on Christmas night, there was one who was so poor that he had absolutely nothing to offer, and he felt very ashamed.  At the manger, everyone was vying to offer their gifts.  Mary did not know how to receive all of them since she was holding the Babe in her arms.  Then, seeing the little shepherd with his hands free, she entrusted Jesus to him.  Having empty hands was his good fortune and, on another level, can be ours as well.


Let us empty ourselves this Holy Season, and open our arms to receive our Savior, Jesus.  May Christmas bring you a deeper love for the Christ Child.  

“… and she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7).

Thank you for your welcome to me as your new bishop.  We are all blessed with God’s gift of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City.  You will be remembered in my prayers during my Christmas Masses.  Trust in the Christmas joy that our Newborn King gives us.  He loves us more than we can ask or imagine!

La Alegria de la Navidad para Ustedes!

+ Reverendo John B. Brungardt
Obispo de Dodge City

Mi primer año como su nuevo obispo ha estado lleno de acción, ya que he celebrado Misas en todas las 48 parroquias en 28 condados (además de las personas en una cuasi-parroquia; ¡aunque todavía no entiendo por completo que quiere decir eso!). He visitado los estudiantes en cada uno de los salones de nuestras siete escuelas (dos veces); he visitado a nuestros seminaristas en nuestros seminarios (dos veces), estudiantes en muchas clases de catequesis, jóvenes en varios de nuestros grupos juveniles, el Papa Benedicto XVI (y lo voy a ver otra vez en marzo durante mi visita ad limina Apostolorum con los demás obispos de Kansas, Missouri, Iowa y Nebraska), y tantos otros grupos e individuos.  Lo que he descubierto es que el Señor nos ha bendecido con una maravillosa diócesis, con gente llena de fe y parroquias activas.  Le doy gracias a todos ustedes por la maravillosa hospitalidad y bienvenida que me han mostrado desde que me convertí en su obispo-electo el 15 de diciembre del 2010, y fui ordenado su nuevo obispo el 2 de febrero del 2011.
Mientras medito sobre el regalo de la Encarnación, he estado leyendo el libro, Remember Jesus Christ: Responding to the Challenges of Faith in Our Times (Recuerden a Jesucristo: Respondiendo a los Desafíos de Fe de Nuestros Tiempos), por el Padre Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., que era el predicador familiar del Beato Juan Pablo II y que continúa este extraordinario ministerio para el Papa Benedicto XVI.  Este libro contiene las reflexiones del Padre Cantalamessa predicadas al Papa Benedicto durante los tiempos de adviento del 2005 y de la cuaresma del 2006.  Mientras nos esforzamos por abandonarnos a nosotros mismos a la voluntad de Dios, el Padre Cantalamessa escribe:


Hay una hermosa leyenda de Navidad que nos puede inspirar a venir a la fiesta de la Navidad de esta manera, con un humilde corazón vacío de todo. Entre los pastores que corrieron a adorar al Niño la noche de Navidad, había uno que era tan pobre que no tenía absolutamente nada que ofrecer y se sentía muy apenado. En el pesebre, todos estaban compitiendo para ofrecer sus regalos. Maria no sabía cómo recibir cada uno de ellos porque tenía al Niño en sus brazos. Entonces, viendo el pequeño pastor con sus manos vacías, ella le confió al Niño Jesús. Tener las manos vacías fue su gran fortuna y, a otro nivel, puede ser el nuestro también.


Vamos a despojarnos de nosotros mismos este tiempo sagrado y abramos los brazos para recibir a nuestro Salvador, Jesús.  Que la Navidad los lleve a un amor profundo por el Niño Dios.

“…y dio a luz a su hijo primogénito. Lo envolvió en pañales y lo acostó en un pesebre, pues no había lugar para ellos en la sala principal de la casa” (Lucas 2:7).

Gracias por darme la bienvenida a mí como su nuevo obispo. Todos somos bendecidos con el regalo de Dios de nuestra Diócesis Católica de Dodge City. Voy a recordarlos a todos ustedes en mis oraciones durante mis Misas de Navidad. Confíen en la alegría de Navidad que nuestro Rey nos da. ¡Él nos ama más de lo que podamos pedir o imaginar!

Past Issues

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

 

Dec. 17, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Celebrate Christmas 'unplugged'; Msgr. Matthew Smith; Klan; Catholic Charities Annual Appeal; Fr. Larry Rosebaugh; A Guadalupe Encounter; Laci and Joe Salazar; A Christmas Wish; Adoption; Confession; Advent; EWTN; Christmas Blues; Tilma; Pittsburgh; PSR

 

Dec. 3, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2017 NCYC; Wheel of Balance; Marita Rother; Stanley Rother; slavery; trafficking; Windthorst water damage; martyred priests; confession; reconciliation; How to go to confession; recipe for codfish cakes; Catholic schools; appeal

 

Nov. 19, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Saints; Father Kola; Black Elk; Giving Tuesday; velvet Elvis; a Slice of Time; Dani Sandoval; Mexican Village; Father Tim Hickey; New faces at chancery; priests share thoughts on confession; Wheel of Balance

 

Nov. 5, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Matrimony Anniversary Mass, 2017; Riebel; Faith and Light; Scripture Day; Sex in the Bible; Quilt, Mexican Village Story; Finance; Fatima pilgrimage; Fowler church window renovation; Medicare; Crazy Glue


Oct. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Father Francis Jordan; Sister Renee Kirmer; Father Rother beatified; religious liberty; RCIA Kansas; V Encuentro; Bishop Weisenburger; Daughters of Isabella; Bishop Gerber Science Center


Oct. 1, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: De Colores; Rebein; Dreamer; Pies; Kellner; Code Quilts; Sister Crucita; Feezor; Formed.org; Sin and pain

 

 Sept. 17, 2017

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Sister Lucy Fidelis; Underground Railroad; Sister Irene Hartman; DACA; new priests; teachers; Volunteer of the Year; Golf Classic; St. Francis Xavier; St. Nicholas Parish Center, Kinsley; seminarians; Knights Lite; Stewardship Day 2017

Sept. 3, 2017

Aug. 13, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Coronado Cross; Masada; Moody Gardens; Elders; Rother; undocumented children; cages; year of mercy; Kumi; Hollywood makeup artist; New Mexico; refugee women.

July 16, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Summer camp; tithing and almsgiving; Bill Baalmann; Nathan Schaller; Jubilarian Sisters; Sister Hortencia Rodriguez; Sister Petrona Stockemer; Sister Denise Sevart; Convocation of Catholic Leaders; Mother talks about her son entering seminary; Arcoiris; Youth group travels to Colorado Springs; Major Phillip Roth

June 11, 2017 (Updated)

Ordination; Mark Brantley; Jacob Schneider; Father's Day; Thanks, Dad!; Appeal; Sister Mary Martin Weaver; Bishop Maralit; Budget; Trafficked women; Deacon Michael Brungardt; Dead Sea Scrolls; softball; Father Urban retirement; Sister Kravec retirement; Father Mazouch retirement; Authentic Joy; Pris Climate Accord; Jack Schramm; Pieta.

May 28, 2017 (Updated)

 

Grateful Hearts; MSFS Provincial; Reddy; Reif; Opossum; Dead Sea Scrolls; Our Lady of Fatima; Jorge Herrera, Jr.; Cursillo; Kough; First Communion; Confirmation

May 14, 2017

Esteban Hernandez; citizen; Lilly Ann Rein, Amberly Jimenez, Mother's Day; peacock; Quattrocchi; President Kennedy; Teen Moms; Junior High Youth Rally; Encounter With God's Call; granny/nanny; seniors' contributions; tornado anniversary; harvest; healthcare; Mr. Brown; Store-bought teeth; Louis and Zelie Martin; Father John Sullivan; Irish priest whose prayers could heal; Mexican beauty queen; Esmaralda Gonzalez; religious life

April 30, 2017

   KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; bully; TEC; Father Marvin Reif; Bet'sie; What makes a hero?; St. Mary of the Plains; tornado

Easter, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Honorable courtship; footsteps of migrants; CHRISM Mass 2017; honoring priests; Encuentro Cross blessed; Daughters of Isabella State Convention; Fatima pilgrim statue; Mary Sharon Moore interview; Senate advances pro-life measures; love must be at the core of family life; Father John Forkuoh's car story; Confirmations; Sisters of Concordia; CNN hero Father Khalil Jaar

March 26, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: From the heart; kidney; Rother; Friar Carmelo; Schnauzer; Lauren Seachris; Lauren's Treat; fire; Guatemala; immigration; Lenten Regulations 1888; Hot Cross Buns; budget; Trump; Forkuoh; Seiwert; South Sudan; hot ashes

March 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Refugees; immigrants; Gilbert Herrman; When you give alms'; Lent; Call to Continuing Conversion, Rite of Election; Charell and Jeremy Owings; adoption; Our Growing Church; Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia; water; creation; Sudan; Darlow Lampe

Feb 26, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Night to shine; Immigration; immigrants; Knights of Columbus; Pete Gomez; this foreign mission; Creole; Robin Doll; Eagle Scout; Quest

Feb 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; March for Life; Pro-life; Executive Order; Secular Franciscan Order; teachers; Down Syndrome; Eagle Scout; Bronze Pelican

Jan. 29, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Thank you, religious; SEEK 2017; homeless man to priest; Fourth Sunday; Secret Service to Sacred Heart; Dr. Gerard Brungardt; Martin Luther King; 110 year old nun; Toddler miracle; Letter from undocumented immigrant; health care; immigration

Jan. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Mary helps us share; Tighe donates home to Birthright; Pro-life billboard; Theobald Hattrup; Helen and Steve Eck; Pearl Harbor; Reigning Grace

Dec. 18, 2017

KEYWORDS: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2016; Pope Francis Christmas schedule; 2016 high school youth rally; Aerospace engineer; Father Stanley Rother; Radio station; Dying girl's letter; Scout nominations; 12 days of Christmas

Dec. 4, 2016

KEYWORDS: Vocations Day; Pope Advent advice; Ex-prostitute; Spearville mission; Pilgrims v. Zombies; Face of God; Mission bazaar; Ness City fall festival; Rural health care; Archbishop Gomez; Bishops congratulate Trump

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