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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 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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Stewardship Renewal Commitment Sunday, Nov. 17 asks

How do we live out our baptism?

It wouldn’t be unusual if the heading, “Stewardship Renewal Commitment Sunday” caused one to assume they’re being asked to be especially generous financially.
If they did assume that, they’d be wrong. Well, not entirely. Stewardship does have to do with giving. But the financial side is just one of many ways that individuals, through their baptism, are asked to give of themselves to their Church and each other. As expressed in the theme of the Nov. 17 Commitment Sunday, the upcoming event is about “Joyfully Receiving and Sharing.”
Rudy Valenzuela was born in 1900; Mark Twain was still writing novels, World War I was still years away, and one in only 13 homes had a telephone. When he was interviewed in 2002, he told the SKR that he remembered vividly the site of Haley’s Comet sailing through the sky back in 1908, and when Poncho Villa came to his home in Chihuahua, Mexico and help crush the regime of President Porfirio Diaz.

A resident of Garden City when he was interviewed by the Register at age 102, Valenzuela was, at the time, continuing his work as a 20-year volunteer at St. Catherine Hospital and Emmaus House in Garden City, pushing a cart of magazines down the hall two days a week. He took the job after his wife died in 1982.
“It helped me more than I helped anyone else. Seeing people’s faces when I handed them a magazine or a box of food, that’s what told me this was my job.
“You see it in their faces,” he added. “The ladies are best. I ask if they’d like a magazine, and they say, ‘Oh, my goodness, yes.’ They answer with their whole heart. That’s the truth.”
So what does “Stewardship Renewal Commitment Sunday” mean?
One purpose of the Masses that weekend is to offer people a chance to recommit themselves to being laborers in love with the Lord. To renew as Christian disciples; to be grateful.  To profoundly begin again to share God’s blessings with others.
It’s about looking at new ways that one might be of service to their Church and to each other, whether by being a welcoming beacon in the Church, by offering daily prayer, by assisting with spiritual formation programs (think teaching a PSR class, for example), or by offering their time serving their parish in some capacity.
Leading up to Commitment Sunday, Catholics in the diocese will hear messages from the pulpit, and will read a series of articles in the SKR highlighting different aspects of stewardship, all of which will cause us to joyfully receive and share in Christ. By our baptism, we are called Christian: let us generously follow Jesus, and share His gifts with others.

 

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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