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Diocese mourns life of Sister Cecelia Bush, CSJ

Author, former college president, editor of the Catholic Advance, dies at 99

Sister Cecilia Bush, C.S.J., a president of St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, an editor for The Catholic Advance, and an author, died July 15, 2012, in Marian Hall at the Wichita Center. She was 99.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at All Saints Catholic Church in Wichita July 21. The Most Rev. Michael O. Jackels, bishop of Wichita, presided. He was assisted at the altar by Father H. Jay Setter, pastor of All Saints, and Msgr. Robert Hemberger, chaplain for the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The concelebrants representing Dodge City were Bishop Emeritus Ronald M. Gilmore, Father Robert Schremmer, V.G., and Father John J. Maes. Burial followed at Mt. St. Mary Cemetery.
Mary Winifred Bush was born on Sept. 30, 1912, on a farm near Bertrand, Mo., the sixth child born to Mary Martha (Brown) and Donald J. Bush.  
The family moved to Kansas City where she was taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Thomas School.  After three years at Bishop Ward High School, she entered the Congregation of St. Joseph on March 19, 1929, and received the religious name Sister Mary Cecilia.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Marymount College in Salina; a Masters from Creighton; a Doctorate from Fordham; and did post-doctorate studies at the University of London.   An educator and administrator all her professional life, Sister Cecilia taught in Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Kingman, Wichita, Danville, Parsons, and Dodge City.
Following her doctoral studies she became Academic Dean at St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, from1957 to 1960. She served as president of the college from 1960 to 1971.  During her tenure as president, she was instrumental in obtaining accreditation for the College from the Kansas State Department, the North Central Association and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
From 1972 to 1975, she worked in public relations and planning at Coordinated Services for the CSJ hospitals, and then took on responsibility as director of planning for the congregation and four of its hospitals.  In 1984 until 1988 she was editor of The Catholic Advance, the official newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.  Upon retirement in 1988 she continued being active as a writer, serving as mentor for seminarians, and playing the organ for services at Mt. St. Mary Convent.
In 2002, Sister Cecilia wrote a book entitled “A Walk Through History With the Doctors of the Church.” During an interview at that time she stated: “The Doctors of the Church are God’s way of telling us that He keeps His promises. When Jesus established the Church, He assured us that ‘the gates of hell shall not prevail’ against it. The Doctors are the men and women who made sure the Church stayed the course and fulfilled that pledge despite all odds.”
On June 2, 2007, Sister Cecilia was honored as “A Woman for All Seasons” at a banquet held at Church of the Magdalen in Wichita. The Sister Cecilia Award was established at that time. This annual award recognizes those who exemplify the direction of the founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph “to serve the ‘dear neighbor’ with the same devotion as Joseph had for Jesus and Mary.”
In addition to members of her religious community, Sister Cecilia is survived by her nieces, Jean Faraci, Mary Poterbin, Louise Niermann, Diane Sadecki, Donna Scherzer, one nephew, Joe Hoffmann, and sister-in-law, Maxine Bush.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph Dear Neighbor Ministries, Inc., 3700 E. Lincoln,Wichita, KS 67218.



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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
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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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