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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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The Four Pillars of Stewardship

Have you ever seen the 1949 movie, “Samson and Delilah”?
If you recall, after Hedy Lamarr’s Delilah is rejected by Victor Mature’s Samson, the long-locked strong man of the Old Testament is blinded and tortured. Not only that, but Samson’s strength, which God gives him via his long hair, is removed when Delilah gives him a trim.
The final scene has the blind Samson tethered between two large pillars in an immense, public gathering. Unnoticed by the rabble, his hair has grown back, and with it, his strength, so he topples the temple, burying the rabble in rubble. Although he probably didn’t know it, Samson was providing an example of how a lack of attention to our baptismal call can topple the pillars that support our faith life. These pillars -- Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service – were introduced to the Diocese of Dodge City last year by Bishop John Brungardt. He sees the pillars as supporting a fundamental tenant of our Catholic life, stewardship. By asking what you can do to be good stewards, you are asking what you can do to live out your baptismal call.  
“Stewardship,” the bishop says, “is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.”
The “four pillars of stewardship” -- Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, and Service -- offers “four ways to live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, to grow in the virtues, to live our baptismal call, to resist the vices, and to love.”
At its heart is the simple yet deeply profound admonition that only by giving do we receive. It is with this in mind that the bishop began a series of columns discussing Stewardship, and continues that study by asking that this issue of the Register, and upcoming issues leading up to Stewardship Renewal Commitment Sunday, Nov. 17, include a closer look at each one of the four pillars.
In one of his columns, Bishop John discussed the four pillars:
1) Formation is necessary to live the truth that “I love our Catholic Faith.” God calls us to be lifelong learners of the message of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church. The virtue of faith helps us grow in our understanding and belief in God and his Church.
2) Prayer says to our Creator: “I love God.” We pray in the silence in our hearts, in the quiet of our room, before the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration, in Holy Mass, or in other sacraments or group prayer. Prayer is recognizing the presence of Emmanuel, God-with-us.
3) Service calls us to say, “I love our neighbor,” like the Good Samaritan. We are made to imitate Jesus, to focus on serving others (not selfishly always focusing on ourselves). The virtue of building up community will assist us to serve.
4) Hospitality is simply demonstrating: “I love you.” We are hospitable by saying “Good morning,” by smiling at another, by recognizing that each person is a son or daughter of the Heavenly Father, worthy of great dignity and respect.

How do you live out these pillars? How do you  strengthen your family, your Church?

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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