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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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    The Dead Sea Scrolls series

 

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Stewardship councils offer invaluable support

By David Myers
Southwest Kansas Register

David Borho wears a coat of many colors, which considering his work, might be a more apropos way of saying that he wears many hats.
As one of the founding members of the Sacred Heart, Pratt Parish Stewardship Council, he and the other members are responsible for assisting their parish (as Bishop John Brungardt explained in a past column):
•  to grow in hospitality, as each welcomes all;
• to be formed in catechetical efforts, learning about our loving God;
• to be aware of our Caring Father in prayer and worship; and
• to serve others by living the Gospel message.
“The Stewardship Council,” Bishop Brungardt goes on to write, “assists the pastor and staff. The Council promotes the parish. The members encourage all.”    
Swimming in a sea of church councils – school, parish, financial, etc... – the Stewardship Council may be the best kept secret of the parish. Yet, their contributions are invaluable. For example, last year Sacred Heart Parish focussed on the expression of “gratitude”.
“No matter what, we are grateful to God for the gifts we have,” Borho said. “Gratitude comes to us in many small ways throughout the day, whether it’s prayers answered, seeing a beautiful sunrise, or playing with a grandchild. At Mass, we asked people to write on a sheet of paper for what they were grateful, and we posted them in the entrance of the church. It was very thought provoking to recall God’s gifts.”
“Gratitude” is one in a four-tiered “job-description” for the council that also includes prayer, formation and service (gratitude is combined with hospitality). Under the “service” listing, for example, the council invited parishioners to their sister mission at an Indian reservation in Arizona, and invited representatives from the reservation to the parish.  They also serve at the Hope Center in Pratt, which offers “one stop shopping” for those most in need.
This year, the parish’s theme is “hospitality”. Borho and the council have invited members of the parish, and anyone else who has a message to share, to offer a lay witness at Mass. While they suggest that the message has something to do with the topic of hospitality, they certainly won’t turn down someone whose message encourages the Catholic Christian life.
“We have been asking, and a half dozen lay witness presentations have been given throughout the year,” Borho said. “They are very well received by our parish.”
All of which may leave people wondering, What about money? Isn’t that what stewardship really means? Bringing in money to support the church and its ministries?
“We wanted to move as a stewardship council away from the notion that the work of stewardship is synonymous with getting more money out of someone,” Borho said. “That’s a bad rap. So, hence our four-fold focus” – which is all about bringing people closer to Christ.
“As stewardship council members, we are committed to prayer and formation guided by the Holy Spirit, not only to help in the pastoral mission of our parish, but to be lay examples of the new evangelization.”

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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