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Shining bright from within

Stained-glass windows refurbished,

re-dedicated,at historic Holy Family

Church in Odin

By DAVID MYERS
and TIM WENZL

ODIN -- Darkness had fallen outside when the Most Rev. John B. Brungardt raised the aspergillum (Holy Water sprinkler) to the newly refurbished windows of Holy Family Church, blessing each one.
Although the windows appeared dark from inside the historic church, to those happening by outside, the light from within sent the windows ablaze in color.
The March 7 gathering followed a Lenten Friday dinner of potato soup and vegetable soup, and preceded a penance service in which Bishop Brungardt, and Fathers Pascal Klein, Ted Stoecklein and John Forkuoh, celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation with parishioners.

“My brothers and sisters,” the bishop said, “as we begin to celebrate this rite in praise of God on the occasion of the re-dedication of our stained glass windows, not only do these windows add beauty to our Church, but they instruct us on the life of Jesus and its meaning for us. Our ancestors in the faith here in Odin chose these windows to enhance our worship space. Today, we celebrate their refurbishment. May they continue to inspire us to lives of faith. We praise God for their beauty and for our ability to complete this project.”
After blessing the windows, Bishop Brungardt called forward Scott Hoefer of Hoefer Stained Glass of South Hutchinson, shook his hand and thanked him for his work on the windows.     
As a late winter storm moved slowly across western Kansas, parishioners celebrated a Lenten penance service in the comfort of the Lord’s house.
The stained glass restoration project took a little over a year to complete.
“The coolest thing about this project was we didn’t have folks breathing down our backs to get things done,” Hoefer said in a telephone interview. “They let us do what we needed to do. One of the things they were very concerned about was that we not take the windows down. One of the harder parts of the project was re-cementing the windows on site and in position.
“We removed the hail screen on each of the windows. Then we covered the stained glass windows with plywood to protect the glass as we worked on the wood frames. This was a precaution against anyone damaging the glass. When we were finished with each window, we installed protective glass to guard against bad weather.
“It was really a joy working with Sister Andre,” Hoefer said. “I really feel she had the drive to get the stained glass windows restored. She always complimented our work. My biggest joy is to see a project like Holy Family Church from start to finish. To see what is was and now what it looks like, knowing that the Lord has allowed us to restore these windows.
“I really want to emphasize that I have a great group of workers who take tremendous pride in their work. They are very responsible guys and care a lot about what they do. That’s a big part of this business, the people who work for Hoefer Stained Glass.”





 

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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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