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Bishop Brungardt shares message with thousands at Mexico City basilica

Editor’s Note:
The following is Part I of a two-part series. The second part, to be printed Nov. 23, will include interviews with local participants, as well as several photos printed in full color.


The Most Rev. John B. Brungardt was the main celebrant at an Oct. 24  Mass held at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, which houses the original tilma holding the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Thirty local Kansans accompanied Bishop Brungardt on the pilgrimage to Mexico City, and more than a few expressed that they felt a surge of pride when the bishop announced to as many as 50,000 people, “I am Bishop John Brungardt of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, in the state of Kansas, in the country to the North.”
Here is the bishop’s homily, in its entirety:


Greetings to all!  I am Bishop John Brungardt of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, in the state of Kansas, in the country to the North.  We are 30 pilgrims who have journeyed to the site of the most blessed miracle, our Virgin’s loving meetings with Saint Juan Diego.  She filled him with hope in her Son Jesus.  Our Mother Mary taught Saint Juan a deepening faith in the saving gift of Jesus our Lord.
We celebrate today the feast of Saint Raphael Guízar y Valencia, bishop of Veracruz, Mexico (1878-1938).  He was canonized October 15, 2006 in St. Peter’s square by Pope Benedict XVI.  St. Raphael Guízar taught and lived the virtues as a good shepherd to the people in Mexico, especially to the least of our brothers and sisters.
Saint Paul teaches the theological virtues to the Ephesians in our first reading today: “… bearing with one another through love, … as you were also called to one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism …”  We remember the second reading last Sunday, also from Saint Paul, in his letter to the Thessalonians: “… unceasingly calling to mind your work of faith and labor of love and endurance in hope of our Lord Jesus Christ …”
The three theological virtues, virtues about God, are the foundation of living our Catholic Church.  Faith is that deep belief in God and His ways.  Hope is trust in God and His plan for our lives.  Love is unconditional, sacrificial, and a giving of ourselves to God and neighbor.  
Our Blessed Mother teaches us well about these virtues of faith, hope, and love:
Faith:  At Nazareth, the Angel Gabriel told Mary that she was to be the mother of Jesus, the mother of God.  Full of wonder, Our Lady responded with a profound faith: “Here I am, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).
Hope:  In the difficult journey to Bethlehem with Joseph and unborn baby Jesus, in great poverty and hardship, the Holy Family had great hope that God was with them.  The Heavenly Father would not abandon them. And: “She gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7).
Love:  At the foot of the Cross, Mary’s love for her Son was overflowing, with intense grief at the death of Jesus.  And Jesus cared for her with love beyond measure, telling the Apostle John: “Here is your mother” (John 19:27).  Jesus brought salvation to Mary, and to us.
What do we do?  How do we live the virtues of faith, hope, and love?  Why are we here at this holy place?  We ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for us, that we may deepen our relationship with her Son Jesus.  We pray that we grow in a profound faith, a lively hope, and a sacrificial love for God and for all.  
Let us grow in faith by reading the Bible as a family every day.  Let us grow in hope by receiving the sacraments, especially the Sacraments of Confession/Reconciliation and the Most Holy Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Jesus.  Let us grow in a sacrificial love with our spouse, children, family members, co-workers, neighbors, and all, especially the least of our brothers and sisters.  
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the holy role model we wish to imitate.
Thank you, Morenita.  Thank you, Saint Raphael Guízar y Valencia. Thank you, Jesus. Jesus and Mary love us more than we can ask or imagine!

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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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