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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 2019

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May 19, 2019

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April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday

 

 

    The Dead Sea Scrolls series

 

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

 

   

 

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Faith and Light: 

Celebrating God’s special people

 They are God’s special people, smiles and laughter alighting their faces as they gather at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City, family and friends in tow.

   This is Faith and Light,  a time and a place when those with developmental and intellectual challenges can come together  in a non-threatening atmosphere of faith, fun and friendship.

   Leading the group for the past nine years have been Virginia and Frank Sumaya; starting at the Nov. 19 gathering, Claudia Lucero will assume the leadership of Faith and Light, following in the footsteps of the Sumayas. 

   Faith and Light is a program for people of all ages who are developmentally or intellectually challenged, and their family and friends.

   Lucero is the mother of two grown daughters and a son Tim, 11, a fifth grader at Sacred Heart School. This is their third year in Dodge City.  Faith and Light meetings are held once a month at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

   “Faith and Light is for all denominations and is for the entire community,” Virginia explained. “Meetings for parents and their children are held on the third Sunday of the month.”

   Virginia will work as a recruiter for Faith and Light in the community, including reaching out to other denominations.  She also will attend the USA West Conference of Faith and Light in San Antonio in May.

   “Faith and Light is a non-denominational program,” she explained, “so we recruit other denominations to participate.  A new group of Faith and Light is starting Wichita, Coffeyville and Hutchinson.”

   Virginia shared her collection of different kinds of crosses and their history with those who attended the Dodge City gathering.  Her husband Frank also shared his thoughts with the group.

   “What is it that the cross is?” he asked.  “Jesus came to teach us to love one another–even our enemies.  He wants you to enter into a relationship with God, to be in union with him all the time so that people will see Christ in you.”

   What Frank called “the most beautiful Sign of the Cross” [during Mass when we cross our forehead, lips and chest] means “May the word of God be always on my mind, on my lips and in my heart. How powerful that is!”

   To treat others with mercy and forgiveness is hard to do sometimes, he acknowledged. 

   “People think it’s hard to enter into Heaven, but it’s not a complex thing. The most important and wonderful hug one will ever receive is when Christ welcomes you into His kingdom with the words, ‘Welcome home for your wonderful service to Me and to your brothers and sisters.

   “You are never alone, even when you are alone,” Frank said.  “Jesus is always with us.”

            The Sumayas are looking for volunteers who would like to help out at Faith and Light gatherings. They encourage other parishes to start their own Faith and Light group. For information, call Virginia at (620) 682-0455.

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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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