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Diocese-wide appeal under consideration

My Dear People,

Over a two-year period, I had the great pleasure of convening a series of Dinners with the Bishop throughout our diocese to learn about the hopes and dreams of our Catholic faithful. Sitting across the table from you as you shared your struggles and joys, and witnessing the steadfast faith that guides your lives, deeply touched my heart. You are truly a people in whom “the Spirit of God dwells(1 Cor 3:16).

The greatest hopes and dreams I heard over and over again during these dinners, and continue to hear as I worship with and serve you in our parishes, are the need to engage our youth and young families in the life of the Church; to help people of all ages grow in their Catholic faith; and to ensure that we have ample priests to provide the sacraments.

Threaded throughout the hopes and dreams you continue to share with me, are the desire for unity among our brothers and sisters of all ethnicities, and to ministry to those who are suffering and in need.

I have listened and taken to heart and prayer what I have heard from you.  For the past two years, I have been consulting with clergy, parish leaders, diocesan staff and others to study the best ways we can address the needs of our faithful and bring to reality your hopes and dreams to strengthen our families, communities and Church. 

This process has resulted in a list of needs that we would like to consider addressing with a diocesan special appeal. Before moving forward, however, it is important that we gather your feedback regarding our preliminary plans. The plans include goals under three priorities: works of mercy for the most vulnerable among us, formation of faith among our youth and adults and priestly vocations such as seminarians and retired priests.

We encounter Christ in the least of our sisters and brothers, as Jesus encountered Zacchaeus and “received him with joy” (Luke 19:6).  We are invited to know Jesus more profoundly in our formation efforts, as we pursue His invitation to “follow me” (Matthew 4:19).  We accompany Jesus and others in our sacramental life with our priests, as we plea to Jesus to “stay with us” (Luke 24:29).

Over the next two months, you will be given the opportunity to share your thoughts through a diocesan-wide planning study. In addition to helping us gather everyone’s thoughts regarding the goals being put forth, the planning study will also determine whether there is sufficient support to move forward with a special appeal to accomplish some, or all, of the goals. Should we embark on a diocesan-wide appeal, the study will help us determine a realistic financial goal and identify leaders and potential donors.

The Steier Group, a Catholic development firm, is helping us gather your responses, recommendations, and thoughts through a variety of methods, including personal interviews, Faith Forums, and mail and online surveys.

Please take time to review and pray about the goals outlined in the Planning Study Fact Sheet included in this issue of The Southwest Kansas Catholic; pay attention to upcoming pulpit and bulletin announcements at Mass about completing a survey, and mark your calendar to attend one of the five faith forums being held (see right).

If you have questions or would like to discuss aspects of the study, please contact Mark Roth, Director of Development at 620-227-1535 or Jane Rutter, Senior Campaign Manager, The Steier Group at 402-829-8302.

My thanks to all those who have share their hopes and dreams with us.  Know that everyone’s voice matters and we look forward to everyone’s participation in this important effort.

It is my sincere belief that this Year of Mercy is a special time for the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, a “time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective” (Pope Francis, The Name of God is Mercy). 

Thank you for your dedication, generosity, and sacrifice. May God’s grace and mercy be with each of you and your loved ones.  Be assured of my prayers.  Our Heavenly Father loves you more than you can ask or imagine!

 

Sincerely yours in Christ our Savior,

+ Most Rev. John B. Brungardt

Bishop of the Catholic

Diocese of Dodge City

 

 

 

Obispo anunciando un estudio de planificación

Mi querido pueblo,

   Durante un período de dos años, tuve el gran placer de tener una serie de Cenas con el Obispo en toda nuestra diócesis para aprender acerca de las esperanzas y los sueños de nuestros fieles católicos. Sentado a la mesa con ustedes mientras ustedes compartían sus luchas y alegrías, y siendo testigo de la fe inquebrantable que guía sus vidas, mi corazón fue conmovido profundamente. Ustedes son realmente un pueblo en quien “mora el Espíritu de Dios(1 Cor 3,16).

Las mayores esperanzas y sueños que he oído una y otra vez durante estas cenas, y sigo oyendo mientras celebro el culto con ustedes y los sirvo a ustedes en nuestras parroquias, son la necesidad de hacer participar a nuestros jóvenes y familias jóvenes en la vida de la Iglesia; ayudar a personas de todas las edades a crecer en su fe católica; y asegurar que tengamos suficientes sacerdotes para administrar los sacramentos.

Entrelazados con los sueños y las esperanzas que ustedes siguen compartiendo conmigo, está el deseo de unidad entre nuestros hermanos y hermanas de todas las etnias, y de ser ministros para los que sufren y los necesitados.

He escuchado y tomado en serio y llevado a la oración lo que he oído de usted.  Durante los últimos dos años, he estado consultando con el clero, los líderes parroquiales, el personal diocesano y otras personas para estudiar las mejores formas en que podemos atender las necesidades de nuestros fieles y llevar a la realidad sus esperanzas y sueños para fortalecer nuestras familias, comunidades y la Iglesia. 

Este proceso ha dado lugar a una lista de necesidades que nos gustaría considerar abordar con un llamado especial diocesano. Antes de seguir adelante, sin embargo, es importante que reunamos sus comentarios acerca de nuestros planes preliminares. Los planes incluyen metas bajo tres prioridades: las obras de misericordia para los más vulnerables entre nosotros, la formación de la fe entre nuestros jóvenes y adultos y las vocaciones sacerdotales, tales como los seminaristas y los sacerdotes jubilados.

Nosotros encontramos a Cristo en los más pequeños de nuestros hermanos y hermanas, como Jesús se encontró con Zaqueo y “lo recibió con alegría” (Lucas 19,6).  Se nos invita a conocer a Jesús más profundamente en nuestros esfuerzos de formación, mientras  buscamos su invitación: “sígueme” (Mateo 4,19).  Nosotros acompañamos a Jesús y a los demás en nuestra vida sacramental con nuestros sacerdotes, mientras suplicamos a Jesús que “permanecezca con nosotros” (Lucas 24,29).

Durante los próximos dos meses usted tendrá la oportunidad de compartir sus pensamientos a través de un estudio de planificación de amplitud diocesana. Además de ayudar a reunir los pensamientos de todos en relación con los objetivos expuestos, el estudio de planificación también determinará si existe un apoyo suficiente para seguir adelante con un llamado especial para llevar a cabo algunos, o todos, los objetivos. Si tenemos que embarcarnos en una llamado a nivel diocesano, el estudio nos ayudará a determinar una meta financiera realista e identificar líderes y donantes potenciales.

El Grupo Steier, una empresa católica de desarrollo, está ayudando a reunir sus respuestas, recomendaciones y pensamientos a través de una variedad de métodos, incluyendo entrevistas personales, foros de fe y encuestas por correo y en línea.

Por favor, tómese el tiempo para revisar y orar acerca de los objetivos planteados en la Hoja de Datos del Estudio de Planificación incluido en esta edición de The Southwest Kansas Catholic; preste atención a los próximos anuncios desde el púlpito y en los boletines en la Misa sobre cómo completar una encuesta, y marque su calendario para asistir a uno de los cinco foros de fe que se llevarán a cabo (ver derecha).

Si tiene alguna pregunta o le gustaría hablar de los aspectos del estudio, por favor contacte a Mark Roth, Director de Desarrollo, al 620-227-1535 o Jane Rutter, Directora Senior de Campaña del Steier Group, al  402-829-8302.

Mi agradecimiento a todos aquellos que compartieron sus esperanzas y sueños con nosotros.  Sepa que las palabras de todos cuentan y que esperamos la participación de todos en este importante esfuerzo.

Creo sinceramente que este Año de la Misericordia es un momento especial para la Diócesis Católica de Dodge City, un “momento en que el testimonio de los creyentes podría fortalecerse y ser más eficaz” (Francisco, El Nombre de Dios es Misericordia). 

Gracias por su dedicación, generosidad y sacrificio. Que la gracia y la misericordia de Dios sea con cada uno de ustedes y sus seres queridos.  Tenga la seguridad de mis oraciones.  ¡Nuestro Padre Celestial los ama más de lo que pueden pedir o imaginar!

Sinceramente suyo en Cristo

nuestro Salvador,

+ Reverendo John B. Brungardt

Obispo de la Diócesis Católica de

Dodge City

 

 

 

 

Past Issues

April 7, 2019

March 24, 2019

March 10, 2019

Feb. 24, 2019

Feb. 10, 2019

Jan. 27, 2019

Jan. 13, 2019

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

 

 

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