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   St. Nicholas School, Kinsley, Advent Cantata, Dec. 7, 2008

 

   

 

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St. Nicholas celebrates church building centennial

Bishop John Brungardt applauded the efforts of the eight Catholic families who organized Kinsley’s St. Nicholas Parish 129 years ago during a Mass celebrating the centennial of the church building’s dedication Oct. 14.
“We have a 129-year-old parish and a 100-year old building,” the bishop said, commending the early settlers who brought their staunch faith to the Kansas prairie.

“That is faith,” he said, strolling down the main aisle of the church.  “Why does our faith mean so much to us?  Part of it is our children.  How are we going to pass our faith on to our children and our children’s children?”
Commenting on the Mass’ Gospel story of the rich young man who could not bring himself to give up his wealth to follow Jesus, the bishop noted that still “Jesus loved him.”
“He loves all six billion of us here on earth now,” he added.  “Pope Benedict called for a Year of Faith starting last Thursday [Oct. 11], and he wants us to grow more in our faith.”
The bishop drew chuckles – especially from men in the congregation – when he said there is too much materialism in the country and “too much emphasis on 22 guys chasing around an oblong ball.”
“What did St. Nicholas and its first families pass on to us?” he asked the parishioners.
“Our Catholic faith,” he answered himself.  “As the gospel says, nothing is impossible with God.  He loves us so much, more than we can ask or imagine.”

A look back

Between 1874 and 1877, the Catholic congregation at Kinsley was served from Emporia, Great Bend and Newton, all in the person of Father Felix Swembergh.
In the beginning, the congregation numbered eight Catholic families living in dugouts and small frame houses. Some of these families moved to the area from the East with the New England Homestead and Colonization Bureau; others arrived from Wisconsin. Masses were celebrated in homes or at the Carlin Hotel.
In 1882, construction began on a frame church under the direction of Father Robert Loehrer, pastor at Windthorst.
By 1910, after a large influx of settlers into the county, the parish began planning for a new church building. The new church project took on great momentum in 1911, when Father August Heiman was assigned to the parish as its first resident pastor.
The newly constructed church -- the same one that stands today -- was dedicated by Bishop John J. Hennessy on Oct. 12, 1912.
Only part of the main body of the church was built at this time. It wasn’t until the pastorate of Father John Cody, 36 years later, that the addition shown in the original blueprints was constructed. This addition provided for a spacious nave that nearly doubled the seating capacity. Bishop Mark K. Carroll rededicated the church on April 21, 1949.
-- Tim Wenzl, “Legacy of Faith”

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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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