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Clergy changes/Official Appointments

Clergy changes: Diocese welcomes
native son, missionary priest

Clergy assignments effective July 2, 2013, reflect a sabbatical, the return of a native son, a personal leave, a new missionary priest in southwest Kansas, and more.

Father Reggie Urban, pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Great Bend, is granted a four-month sabbatical. Father Reggie, a native of Mary Help of Christians Parish, Loretto, served in the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska for 25 years. He returned to southwest Kansas in February of 2003. After brief assignments at the Dominican Motherhouse and St. John the Baptist, Spearville, he was appointed pastor of St. Rose of Lima and St. Patrick parishes in Great Bend. He facilitated a process that led to the consolidation of the two parishes into Prince of Peace in December of 2006. In July Father Reggie’s sabbatical plans are to attend two family reunions and the National Pastoral Music/Liturgy Convention in Washington, D.C., as well as spend a week with seminarian Juan Salas. He will then be at the Capuchin Friary in Victoria reading, praying, and creating a preaching resource. After the sabbatical he will be reassigned in the diocese.

Father Donald Bedore, currently parochial vicar at Prince of Peace, will now be the pastor of this Great Bend parish. Father Don has served at Prince of Peace since his ordination on May 28, 2011. He will be joined by Father Ted Stoecklein, currently pastor at St. John the Baptist, Spearville, and a parochial vicar at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Ted is appointed parochial vicar, a position he previously held with the Catholic Community in Great Bend from 2003 to 2006. Father Ted was ordained May 19, 2001; he has served as pastor of the Spearville parish since 2006. He will continue to serve the diocese as associate director of Youth Ministry.
Father Rene Labrador, pastor at St. Dominic, Garden City, since 2011, will become the pastor of St. John the Baptist, Spearville. Father Rene, a priest from the Diocese of Boac in the Philippines, has served in southwest Kansas since 2006. In addition his assignment in Garden City, Father Rene served five years as pastor of St. Michael’s, La Crosse, St. Joseph, Liebenthal, and Holy Trinity, Timken, in Rush County.
Father Terrance Klein, a native of St. Joseph Parish, Ellinwood, an incardinated priest of the Diocese of Columbus, and currently professor of theology at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, N.Y., will serve as parochial administrator at St. Dominic, Garden City, until Nov. 4, 2013. Father Klein had previous pastoral assignments in the Diocese of Dodge City as associate pastor at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City, (1984-87) and pastor at St. Nicholas, Kinsley, (1988-90). He also served the diocese as vocation director, director of liturgy, and co-director of permanent diaconate formation. In addition to his current position at St. Bonaventure, Father Klein has served on the faculties of Fairfield University in Connecticut; Fordham University and St. John’s University, both in New York; and Ohio Dominican College and Pontifical College Josephinum, both in Columbus, Ohio.
Father Pascal Klein, currently pastor of St. Michael, La Crosse; Holy Trinity, Timken; and St. Joseph, Liebenthal, is granted a six-month personal leave of absence.
Father Matthew Kumi, currently parochial vicar at St. Mary, Garden City, will become the parochial administrator for the three Rush County parishes. Father Matthew, a priest from the Diocese of Goaso in Ghana, was ordained July 17, 1999. He has served in southwest Kansas since June of 2010.
Father Joseph Buising, currently parochial vicar at St. Dominic, Garden City, will become parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish, across town. Father Joseph, a priest from the Diocese of Boac, has served in southwest Kansas since November, 2011. In addition to his assignment in Garden City, he has served in Dodge City and Spearville. Father Joseph begins a vacation to the Philippines on June 24 and will return Garden City to assume his new post on July 25.
Another member of the Missionary Society of St. Paul, Father Anselm Eke, will join the diocese as parochial administrator of St. John the Evangelist, Hoisington. Father Anslem was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He was ordained a priest for the missions on July 1, 1992. He came to the United States in 2006 and served as assistant pastor at St. Benedict the Moor in Savannah, Ga. He has been pastor of St. Theresa Parish in Orange, Texas, since 2007.  Father Anselm succeeds Father Francis Oroffa who will be reassigned by the Regional Superior of the Missionary Society of St. Paul to a position in the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas. Father Francis has served in southwest Kansas since June, 2011.

Bishop John B. Brungardt announces
the following appointments,
effective July 2, 2013:


Father Reggie Urban, currently pastor of Prince of Peace, Great Bend, is granted a four-month sabbatical.

Father Donald Bedore, currently parochial vicar at Prince of Peace, Great Bend, is appointed pastor of Prince of Peace.

Father Ted Stoecklein, currently pastor of St. John the Baptist, Spearville, and parochial vicar at Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City, is appointed parochial vicar at Prince of Peace, Great Bend.

Father Rene Labrador, currently pastor of St. Dominic, Garden City, is appointed pastor of St. John the Baptist, Spearville.

Father Terrance Klein, an incardinated priest of the Diocese of Columbus, OH (previously a priest of Dodge City) and currently a professor of theology at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, NY, is appointed parochial administrator until Nov. 4, 2013 of St. Dominic, Garden City.

Father Pascal Klein, currently pastor of St. Michael, La Crosse; Holy Trinity, Timken; and St. Joseph, Liebenthal; is granted a six-month personal leave of absence.

Father Matthew Kumi, currently parochial vicar at St. Mary, Garden City, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Michael, La Crosse; Holy Trinity, Timken; and St. Joseph, Liebenthal.

Father Joseph Buising, currently parochial vicar at St. Dominic, Garden City, is appointed parochial vicar at St. Mary, Garden City.

Father Francis Oroffa, MSP, currently parochial administrator at St. John the Evangelist, Hoisington, will be reassigned by the Regional Superior of the Missionary Society of St. Paul to a position in the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas.

Father Anselm Eke, MSP, currently pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Orange, Texas, (Diocese of Beaumont, Texas) is presented by the Regional Superior of the Missionary Society of St. Paul and is appointed pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Hoisington.

By order of the
Most Rev. Bishop John B. Brungardt,
Sister Janice Grochowsky, CSJ, JCL,
Chancellor

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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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