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30 years in the making

Vietnamese celebrate three decades of Catholic presence

PHOTOS

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

GARDEN CITY – It was a celebration 30 years in the making for Vietnamese Catholics, who gathered Oct. 27 at St. Dominic Church to recognize three decades since the founding of the Vietnamese Catholic community in Garden City.
At a Mass preceding a dinner reception, women in colorful native garb, their husbands, children or grandchildren beside them, listened as Bishop John Brungardt bid them congratulations on their anniversary and thanked them for their contributions and faith-filled service to the Church of Southwest Kansas.

“I’m so happy to be here to help celebrate this community of faith,” the bishop said. Next to the bishop stood Father Terrance Klein, who had one week left to serve St. Dominic’s before taking his assignment as parochial vicar at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Father Louis Trung Dinh, and Father Trong Tran (who now uses his baptismal name of Father “Peter” Tran).  
Following the fall of the U.S.-backed Saigon government in 1975, the first wave of refugees from Vietnam began arriving in Kansas, settling mostly in larger cities. In the early 1980s, as thousands more refugees arrived, they moved into the smaller towns of Liberal, Dodge City, and Garden City. It was in 1982 when the first Vietnamese Catholic community was formed in Garden City, Sacred Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary. The first priest to serve the community was Father Vu Dai Luong, CMC.
Much of the anniversary Mass was celebrated in Vietnamese. Bishop Brungardt offered a brief homily in English highlighting the service of the Vietnamese people to the Church (service is one of the four Pillars of Stewardship), which allowed Father Trung to follow with a homily in Vietnamese, during which he filtered through the aisles, asking people where they were and what they were doing in 1982.             Some in attendance had still been years away from finding refuge in the United States in 1982, while others were working hard to create a home in a land so far from that which they knew and loved.
For those who don’t speak Vietnamese, the language can seem impossibly complex. Yet, the combination of words and pronunciations created a sort of chanting effect during prayer. If one closed their eyes and recognized Christ emanating through each phrase, it wasn’t difficult to become taken in by the hypnotic effect of the prayers and song. After Mass, the bishop commented on the beauty of the language and its effect on him during Mass. It was the first time Bishop Brungardt had officiated at a Vietnamese Mass.
After a dinner reception that included a table brimming with Vietnamese food -- including quail egg soup – Bishop Brungardt was honored with the gift of a statue of Our Lady. The priests were also presented gifts, as were the organizers of the event.
The women in Vietnamese dress were invited to receive a rose from Bishop Brungardt. They then lined up for a makeshift pageant, in which the judges were several young children. Controversy arose (much to the delight of all those gathered) when the winner turned out to be the mother of several of the children.
Before a band began playing, all of the children were invited to take part in a potato sack race. Despite a few roll-overs, the event brought laughter and applause.


 

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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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