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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Stewardship is alive and well at St. Joseph’s Church, Ellinwood

Editor’s Note: The following was presented in the July newsletter, “The Spirit of St. Joseph Parish (Ellinwood), and Immaculate Conception Parish (Claflin).”  It is reprinted with permission

By CURTIS WOLF
Bishop John B. Brungardt recently emphasized the Four Pillars of Stewardship: hospitality, formation, prayer, service. The following is part of a series presented by St. Joseph’s Parish highlighting parishioners who give their time, talent, and treasure. Although the Mass is led by a priest, there are many parts of the liturgy that require lay ministers.

Following is an interview with Eucharistic Minister, John Clayton:
Curtis Wolf: What do Eucharistic Ministers do at St. Joseph’s?
John Clayton: Eucharistic ministers assist the priest with distributing the Holy Body and Blood. They are also responsible for caring for and cleaning the vessels after Father has purified them.           
Some of the Eucharistic Ministers also are responsible for taking Communion to Woodhaven [Care Center], the hospital, and the home bound. A schedule for Eucharistic Ministers is put out each month. Most Eucharistic Ministers are scheduled to serve about one weekend Mass each month.
C: How does one become a Eucharistic Minister? J: Parishioners can indicate their interest in being a Eucharistic Minister on the annual Stewardship pledge forms.
Or, parishioners are also welcome to contact Father or myself. From there, I meet with the person and conduct a training session to show the person the ropes of how and why Eucharistic Ministers do what they do.
The new Eucharistic Minister receives a Certificate of Commissioning from the diocese. Every three years, the Eucharistic Minister must be recommissioned. We are always looking for new Eucharistic Ministers.
C: Why is being a Eucharistic Minister important to you?
J: I am humbled that Jesus allows me to do this important task. I feel like it brings me closer to Him by basically being a proxy for Him. I also really enjoy taking Communion to the home-bound and sick. They are all so grateful and it makes me feel good to be able to visit with them.

Following is an interview with Leroy Thill, lector:
Curtis Wolf: What is the job of lectors at St. Joseph’s?
Leroy Thill: Well, it is rather simple: If there are two readings at Mass, there are typically two lectors scheduled. Each lector reads one of the readings at Mass. One of the lectors also is responsible for reading the prayers of the faithful. Lectors are asked to go over the readings and prayers of the faithful before Mass so they are familiar with the words in the readings and the names. Each of the lectors are given text of all the readings for the year, which include explanations of the readings and pronunciations of names and places in the readings.
C: What skills does it take to be a lector and how does someone sign up to become a lector?
L: If anyone is interested, they can contact Father John or myself and we can train them. [Individuals should contact their pastor.] I typically meet with lectors and go over the procedures.... I try to give pointers to each lector on pronunciation, putting emphasis on words, and making the reading meaningful to everyone without making them a theatrical production. Probably the biggest obstacle for new lectors is nervousness. Everyone is nervous when they first start lectoring, but that goes away with practice. We are glad to work with anyone who is interested in becoming a new lector.
C: What have you gained through lectoring and why do you do it?
L: I enjoy reading Scripture, and I felt like I could do a good job professing the readings out loud. Being a good lector is a gift of talent, and I thought it was something I’d like to share with the 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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