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Diocese celebrates the gift of matrimony

 Nearly 50 couples, their friends and family, came to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Oct. 21 to celebrate the gift of matrimony at the annual Matrimony Anniversary Mass, celebrated by the Most Rev. John B. Brungardt. His homily is below. See the names of the couples at bottom.

La homilía del obispo John Brungardt está abajo.

 Welcome to all as we celebrate God’s wonderful gift of Matrimony:  One man and one woman who freely give themselves to each other, in love and fertility, until death do they part.

In July, we hired a new director of our Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning Office.  Janeé Bernal is our new director.  She has many years of experience at Newman University.  Thanks to your generosity and sacrifice in our Vibrant Ministries: Uniting our Church appeal, we have Janeé to assist the diocese in this important part of God’s plan for our lives.

Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning Office:  why such a long title?  Each part is so important, so I decided not to abbreviate.  Let’s look at each aspect on this Matrimony Anniversary Celebration:

Matrimony

The new Matrimony Rite (The Order of Celebrating Matrimony – Ritual Del Matrimonio) has recently been approved by the US bishops and confirmed by the Holy See.  It uses the word Matrimony.  Unlike the word marriage, which society defines any way it wishes, the word Matrimony is a covenant from the Lord.  From  the Consent in the Rite:

Since it is your intention to enter the covenant of Holy Matrimony, …

In this covenant, this holy promise, a man and a woman gives their lives to each other, in love and openness to children, until death do they part.  This is what the Lord sacrificed for us, as prophesied in Isaiah:  “He gives his life as an offering for sin.

Family Life

Like the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, this couple becomes co-creators with God in bringing forth children.  From the Rite:

Are you prepared to accept children lovingly from God and to bring them up according to the law of Christ and his Church?

I have said many times, that the most important responsibility of parents to their children is not to put food in their stomachs, not to put clothes on their backs, not to put a roof over their heads:  all these pass away.  The most important responsibility of parents is to raise their children in the Catholic faith, to teach them that God loves them more than they can ask or imagine.  In this way, the children will deepen their love, knowledge, and service of the Lord, their neighbor, and themselves.  Jesus said in our Gospel that he “did not come to be served but to serve,” thus we are called to teach this to our children.

Natural Family Planning.

The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church” is the opening sentence of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation on the family.  Our Holy Father writes: “Through their union in love, the couple experiences the beauty of fatherhood and motherhood, and shares plans, trials, expectations and concerns; they learn care for one another and mutual forgiveness” (88).

Openness to children is part of God’s beautiful plan for the man and woman who received the great gift of Matrimony.  Pope Francis continues: “We need to return to the message of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae of Blessed [now Saint!] Pope Paul VI (50th anniversary of his prophetic teaching!), which highlights the need to respect the dignity of the person in morally assessing methods of regulating birth” (82).  Natural Family Planning is a way that couples can grow in their communication with one another, discern biological signs of God’s gift of fertility, and cooperate with the Lord’s plan in their lives.  Investigate Natural Family Planning by speaking with Janeé, your pastor or other parish staff members.

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Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning: 

Married couples and your families, Jesus loves you immensely!  Trust in Him as you “confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help” (Hebrews).

 

 

Bienvenidos a todos a celebrar el maravilloso regalo de Dios del Matrimonio: Un hombre y una mujer que libremente se entregan el uno al otro, en amor y fertilidad, hasta que la muerte los separe.

En julio, contratamos a una nueva directora de la Oficina de Matrimonio, Vida Familiar y Planificación Familiar Natural. Janeé Bernal es nuestra nueva directora. Tiene muchos años de experiencia en la Universidad Newman. Gracias a su generosidad y sacrificio en nuestra Petición de los Ministerios Vibrantes: Uniendo a Nuestra Iglesia, tenemos a Janeé para asistir a la diócesis en esta parte importante del plan de Dios para nuestras vidas.

La Oficina de Matrimonio, Vida Familiar y Planificación Familiar Natural: ¿por qué un título tan largo? Cada parte es tan importante, decidimos no abreviar. Veamos cada aspecto en esta Celebración de Aniversario de Matrimonios:

Matrimonio

El nuevo Rito de Matrimonio (El Orden de Celebrar el Matrimonio - Ritual del Matrimonio) recientemente ha sido aprobado por los Obispos de los Estados Unidos y confirmado por la Santa Sede (Roma). Usa la palabra Matrimonio. No como la palabra casamiento, que la sociedad define de cualquier forma que desea, la palabra Matrimonio es una alianza del Señor. Del Consentimiento en el Rito:

Ya que su intención es  entrar en la alianza del Santo Matrimonio …

En esta alianza, esta santa promesa, un hombre y una mujer entregan sus vidas uno al otro, en amor y apertura a tener hijos, hasta que la muerte los separe. Esto es lo que el Señor sacrificó por nosotros, como fue profetizado en Isaías: “él ofreció su vida como sacrificio por el pecado.

Vida Familiar

Como la Sagrada Familia, Jesús, María y José, esta pareja se convierte en co-creadores con Dios en dar a luz hijos. Del Rito:

¿Están dispuestos a recibir de Dios responsable y amorosamente hijos y a educarlos según la ley de Cristo y de su Iglesia ?

Muchas veces he dicho, que la responsabilidad más importante de padres y madres a sus hijos no es darles de comer, no es vestirlos, no es darles techo: todo esto pasa. La responsabilidad más importantes de padres y madres es criar a sus hijos en la fe católica, enseñarles que Dios los ama más de lo que puedan pedir o imaginar. De esta manera, los hijos profundizarán su amor, conocimiento y servicio del Señor, su prójimo y ellos mismos. Jesús dice en nuestro Evangelio que él “no vino a ser servido sino a servir,” por eso somos llamados a enseñar ésto a nuestros niños.

Planificación Familiar Natural

La alegría del amor que se vive en las familias es también el júbilo de la Iglesia” es la primera declaración en la Exhortación Apostólica sobre la familia del Papa Francisco. Nuestro Santo Padre escribe: “En su unión de amor los esposos experimentan la belleza de la paternidad y la maternidad; comparten proyectos y fatigas, deseos y aficiones; aprenden a cuidarse el uno al otro y a perdonarse mutuamente” (88).

Apertura a tener hijos es parte del hermoso plan de Dios para el hombre y la mujer que recibieron el gran regalo del Matrimonio. El Papa Francisco continua:  “Es preciso redescubrir el mensaje de la Encíclica Humanae vitae de Beato [¡ahora Santo!] Pablo VI, (¡50 aniversario de su enseñanza profética!), que hace hincapié en la necesidad de respetar la dignidad de la persona en la valoración moral de los métodos de regulación de la natalidad” (82).  Planificación Familiar Natural es un modo que las parejas pueden crecer en su comunicación el uno con el otro, para discernir las señales biológicas del regalo de la fertifidad de Dios y cooperar con el plan del Señor en sus vidas. Investiguen la Planificación Familiar Natural hablando con Janeé, su párroco o otros miembros del personal de la parroquia.

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Matrimonio, Vida Familiar y Planificación Familiar Natural: 

Parejas casadas y sus familias, Jesús los ama inmensamente! Confíen en Él y

acerquémonos con plena confianza a la sede de la gracia, a fin de obtener misericordia y hallar la gracia del auxilio oportuno” (Hebreos5:16).

 

HONOREES

The listing below is of all those who registered for the Oct. 21 Matrimony Anniversary Mass. If we missed anyone, or any information is incorrect, contact Dave at 620.227.1519, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

St. Joseph Parish, ASHLAND

Gerald and Pat Krier, 63

Christ the King Parish, DEERFIELD

Richard and Connie Braun, 50

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish,

DODGE CITY

Norma and Bernard Brown, 66

Adan and Gloria Cisneros, 10

Gerardo and Carmen Molinar, 50

Leon and Maureen Flax, 51

Joseph and Rebecca Gleason, 40

Robert and Marlene Littrell, 40

Juan and Zelma Lozano, 17

Miguel and Maria Martinez, 15

Rosa and Alejandro Peña, 15

Russell and Sandra Schartz, 61

Leroy and Donna Schawe, 55

Maurice and Shirley Stein, 55

Frank and Virginia Sumaya, 47

St. Joseph Parish, Ellinwood

Jerome and Eileen Huslig, 52

St. Dominic Parish, GARDEN CITY

Charles and Janice Nunn, 50

Prince of Peace Parish, GREAT BEND

Don and Loretta Kuhlman, 55

Donald and Lilly Penka, 55

Chuck and Mary Skolaut, 45

St. John the Evangelist Parish, HOISINGTON

Hutch and Sandy Moshier, 55

St. Mary Parish, HOLCOMB

Salvador and Sharon Aldana, 35

St. Stanislaus Parish, INGALLS

Farrel and Mary Ellen Bleumer

St. Lawrence Parish, JETMORE

Ron and Theresa Bach, 40

Jerry and Mary Whipple, 52

St. Nicholas Parish, KINSLEY

Norman and Pauline Herrmann, 57

Charles and Clara Schmitt, 69

St. Michael Parish, LA CROSSE

Benny and Ardis Viegra, 50

St. Anthony Parish, LAKIN

Harold and Twila Smith, 61

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, LARNED

Leonardo and Sonia Mabugat, 50

Holy Rosary Parish, Medicine Lodge

Ernest and Ellen Young, 54

Sacred Heart Parish, Ness City

Sergio and Jaqueline Rios, 25

St. Joseph Parish, OFFERLE

Vic and Julie Miller, 40

St. Ann Parish, OLMITZ

Terry and JoAnne Riese, 40

Daniel and Stephanie Schneider, 5

St. Alphonsus Parish, Satanta

Encarnacion, Jr. and Connie Maturey, 49

St. Joseph Parish, SCOTT CITY

Harl Dean and Patricia Ann Burdick, 55

William and Carolyn Simpson, 40

St. John the Baptist Parish, Spearville

Gilbert and Sandy Ackerman, 50

Ervin and Connie Burkhart, 50

Melvin and Patricia Habiger, 52

Steve and Julie Knoeber, 50

Dwaine and Louise Lampe, 60

John and Berna Mae Stegman, 59

David and Rosanne Tasset, 50

Mary, Queen of Peace Parish, ULYSSES

Primitivo and Maria Isabel Corona, 35

St. Andrew Parish, WRIGHT

Kenneth and Hattie Stein, 55

Larry and Mary Tenbrink, 60

Blaine and Rita Venters, 58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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