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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY YEAR B Fr. Anselm Eke, MSP Pastor Parish Center Office: 122 E. 5th St. Hoisington, KS 67544 (620) 653-2963 Rectory: 108 E. 5th St. Hoisington, KS 67544 (620) 653-2695 Parish Contact Informaon: 620-653-2963 or 620-653-2695 Email: [email protected] For Religious Educaon: [email protected] OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday—Thursday, 9:00am—12:00pm and 1:00pm—4:00pm Fridays: 8:00am—2:00pm Bullen Announcements: Due by noon on Wednesday. May be submied by email at the above address Parish Secretary: Lorea Kinman Director of Religious Educaon: Rose Debes (Hoisington); Lisa Starr (Olmitz) Pastoral Council Pres.: Stephen Debes (Hoisington); Bob Schneider (Olmitz) Weekend Masses: *Saturday, 5:00pm (Hoisington) *Sunday, 9:00am (Hoisington) *10:30am (Olmitz) Sacrament of Penance: 4:15pm—4:45pm on Saturdays (Hoisington) Second Sunday of the Month aſter Mass unl Noon (Olmitz) Reconciliaon is also available by appointment. Sacrament of Bapsm: Call rectory to schedule an appointment for the Bapsmal preparaons. Sacrament of Marriage: Contact the pastor 4 to 6 months prior to proposed date of marriage. Sacrament of Sick: Call rectory in case of emergency or prior to medical procedures or hospital stay PRAYER NETWORK: To call your prayer intenon in for Hoisington, you may call Nancy Kirmer at 653-2466 and for Olmitz, call Marna Axman at 620-586-3281. APRIL 11th, 2021 St. John the Evangelist Parish Hoisington, KS Website: stjohnevangelistparish.com RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: Grades K/1st, and 2nd will meet from 5:306:30pm and grades 6, 9 and 10 will meet from 7:00 –8:00pm. FIRST RECONCILIATION: Congratulations to our students celebrating their First Reconciliation this Sunday afternoon! We pray you find special peace in knowing the extraordinary graces you are receiving! FIRST COMMUNION: We will have eight students celebrating their First Communion next Sunday, April 18th, at the 9:00am Mass. Their families will be present to help them celebrate. If you are wanting to maintain greater social distancing, we encourage you to attend Mass on Saturday evening. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Its that time…..please bring a billfold size Senior picture to the Parish Office for the graduation Mass & reception. You can also drop it in an envelope in the collection basket or mail it in if you wish. OVERCOMING LUST: We all know that our culture is filled with sexual immorality. In everything from advertisements, award shows, movies and television shows, to everyday clothes that people wear, we are exposed to images, ideas, and actions that can lead us down a path of sexual immorality, leading to serious problems, habits, and additions. This has become such a major issue that even the state of Arizona declared pornography a public health crisis in 2019. We know the problem is severe when even secular society declares it a crisis. If you are one of the majority of people who struggle in this area, we d like to help. Y ou can find a free copy of the book, Forged, in the back of church. This 33-day journey designed specifically for boys & men can help participants develop a truer understanding of love, while also developing hope, insights, and skills to help break these habits and addictions. Church is unlocked during daylight hours, so please stop by anytime to pick up your free copy of Forged. ROSARY BEFORE MASS: We will be praying the Rosary at 8:30am on Sunday mornings before the 9:00am Mass. Please join us if you can. FIND IT ON FORMED: St. John's would like to invite you to explore Formed.org this year! Each week we will highlight a different resource available on the website. If you would like help creating an account, please contact Rose Debes at [email protected] or 785-259-3779. Accounts are free with our parish subscription and easy to set up! To find the resource after logging in, simply click on the word "Search" at the top of the page and type in the title. If you are using the app on your phone, use the search button on the bottom of the screen. Watch: Divine Mercy Chaplet: Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: As we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday this week, join the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in praying the chaplet and asking God to shower his mercy upon us. This video features breathtaking footage that sheds light on the beauty and breadth of the Catholic Church. Learn: A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary: In 2002, St. John Paul II introduced the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary. In unique ways, each of these mysteries reveal that Christ is the light of the world(Jn 8:20). To more fruitfully ponder these mysteries, join us in this Bible study with the Augustine Institute faculty. Listen: The Necessity of Divine Mercy by Fr. Chris Alar: Fr. Christ Alar, MIC, reveals the urgency to live and share the powerful message of Divine Mercy. He explains the basics of the Divine Mercy feast, image, novena, chaplet, and hour of mercy, and how to incorporate them into your spiritual life. Discover Gods transformative message of Divine Mercy through this week. COFFEE & ROLLS: We will hold our monthly Coffee & Rolls on Sunday, April 11th in the Parish Center after the 9:00am Mass. Please note that this is the SECOND Sunday of the month, due to the first Sunday falling on Easter. Father will do a birthday and anniversary blessing for those celebrating in April. NEW MINISTERS SCHEDULES: Loretta will be working on the new schedules. Please let her know by Tuesday, April 13th if you have any changes. HOISINGTON K-of-C MEETING: We will meet on Monday, April 12th at 7:30pm at the Hoisington K-of-C Hall. THANK YOU! Thanks so much to the following people who helped prepare/decorate our church for Lent, Holy Week and East- er. Faye Doonan, Darlene Stoss, Neil Ochs, Nolan Wilborn, Jared & Diane Batchman, Richard Neidhart, Donna Nett, Donna Bates, Paul & Brenda Axman, Legend & Chase Robinson, Braden Mooney, Rose & Steve Debes, Loretta Finger, Janet Koester, Keith & Loretta Kinman, Ron & Donna Goetz and Madonna Oborny. Everything looked wonderful! St. Ann Parish Olmitz, KS
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DIVINE MERCY

SUNDAY

YEAR B

Fr. Anselm Eke, MSP

Pastor

Parish Center Office:

122 E. 5th St.

Hoisington, KS 67544

(620) 653-2963

Rectory:

108 E. 5th St.

Hoisington, KS 67544

(620) 653-2695

Parish Contact Information:

620-653-2963 or 620-653-2695

Email: [email protected]

For Religious Education:

[email protected]

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday—Thursday, 9:00am—12:00pm and 1:00pm—4:00pm Fridays: 8:00am—2:00pm

Bulletin Announcements: Due by noon on Wednesday. May be submitted by email at the above address

Parish Secretary: Loretta Kinman

Director of Religious Education: Rose Debes (Hoisington); Lisa Starr (Olmitz)

Pastoral Council Pres.: Stephen Debes (Hoisington); Bob Schneider (Olmitz)

Weekend Masses: *Saturday, 5:00pm (Hoisington) *Sunday, 9:00am (Hoisington) *10:30am (Olmitz)

Sacrament of Penance: 4:15pm—4:45pm on Saturdays (Hoisington)

Second Sunday of the Month after Mass until Noon (Olmitz)

Reconciliation is also available by appointment.

Sacrament of Baptism: Call rectory to schedule an appointment for the Baptismal preparations.

Sacrament of Marriage: Contact the pastor 4 to 6 months prior to proposed date of marriage.

Sacrament of Sick: Call rectory in case of emergency or prior to medical procedures or hospital stay

PRAYER NETWORK: To call your prayer intention in for Hoisington, you may call Nancy Kirmer at 653-2466 and

for Olmitz, call Martina Axman at 620-586-3281.

APRIL 11th,

2021

St. John the Evangelist Parish

Hoisington, KS

Website: stjohnevangelistparish.com

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: Grades K/1st, and 2nd will meet from 5:30—6:30pm and

grades 6, 9 and 10 will meet from 7:00 –8:00pm.

FIRST RECONCILIATION: Congratulations to our students celebrating their First Reconciliation this Sunday

afternoon! We pray you find special peace in knowing the extraordinary graces you are receiving!

FIRST COMMUNION: We will have eight students celebrating their First Communion next Sunday, April 18th, at the 9:00am

Mass. Their families will be present to help them celebrate. If you are wanting to maintain greater social distancing, we encourage you to

attend Mass on Saturday evening.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: It’s that time…..please bring a billfold size Senior picture to the Parish Office for the

graduation Mass & reception. You can also drop it in an envelope in the collection basket or mail it in if you wish.

OVERCOMING LUST: We all know that our culture is filled with sexual immorality. In everything from advertisements,

award shows, movies and television shows, to everyday clothes that people wear, we are exposed to images, ideas, and actions that

can lead us down a path of sexual immorality, leading to serious problems, habits, and additions. This has become such a major

issue that even the state of Arizona declared pornography a public health crisis in 2019. We know the problem is severe when

even secular society declares it a crisis. If you are one of the majority of people who struggle in this area, we’d like to help. Y ou

can find a free copy of the book, Forged, in the back of church. This 33-day journey designed specifically for boys & men can

help participants develop a truer understanding of love, while also developing hope, insights, and skills to help break these habits

and addictions. Church is unlocked during daylight hours, so please stop by anytime to pick up your free copy of Forged.

ROSARY BEFORE MASS: We will be praying the Rosary at 8:30am on Sunday mornings before the 9:00am Mass.

Please join us if you can.

FIND IT ON FORMED: St. John's would like to invite you to explore Formed.org this year! Each week we will highlight a

different resource available on the website. If you would like help creating an account, please contact Rose Debes

at [email protected] or 785-259-3779. Accounts are free with our parish subscription and easy to set up!

To find the resource after logging in, simply click on the word "Search" at the top of the page and type in the title. If you are using

the app on your phone, use the search button on the bottom of the screen.

Watch: Divine Mercy Chaplet: Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: As we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday this week, join the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in praying the chaplet and asking God to shower his mercy upon us. This video features breathtaking footage that sheds light on the beauty and breadth of the Catholic Church. Learn: A Bible Study on the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary: In 2002, St. John Paul II introduced the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary. In unique ways, each of these mysteries reveal that Christ is the “light of the world” (Jn 8:20). To more fruitfully ponder these mysteries, join us in this Bible study with the Augustine Institute faculty. Listen: The Necessity of Divine Mercy by Fr. Chris Alar: Fr. Christ Alar, MIC, reveals the urgency to live and share the powerful message of Divine Mercy. He explains the basics of the Divine Mercy feast, image, novena, chaplet, and hour of mercy, and how to incorporate them into your spiritual life. Discover God’s transformative message of Divine Mercy through this week.

COFFEE & ROLLS: We will hold our monthly Coffee & Rolls on Sunday, April 11th in the Parish Center

after the 9:00am Mass. Please note that this is the SECOND Sunday of the month, due to the first Sunday falling on

Easter. Father will do a birthday and anniversary blessing for those celebrating in April.

NEW MINISTERS SCHEDULES: Loretta will be working on the new schedules. Please let her know by Tuesday, April

13th if you have any changes.

HOISINGTON K-of-C MEETING: We will meet on Monday, April 12th at 7:30pm at the Hoisington K-of-C Hall.

THANK YOU! Thanks so much to the following people who helped prepare/decorate our church for Lent, Holy Week and East-

er. Faye Doonan, Darlene Stoss, Neil Ochs, Nolan Wilborn, Jared & Diane Batchman, Richard Neidhart, Donna Nett, Donna

Bates, Paul & Brenda Axman, Legend & Chase Robinson, Braden Mooney, Rose & Steve Debes, Loretta Finger, Janet

Koester, Keith & Loretta Kinman, Ron & Donna Goetz and Madonna Oborny. Everything looked wonderful!

When pay-

ing for a Mass intention, all

checks should be made out

s Stipend Fund.

s

St. Ann Parish

Olmitz, KS

Hoisington Mass Schedule for April 13th—April 18th:

Tuesday, April 13th 10:00am +Kenny Schremmer

Wednesday, April 14th 10:00am +Elma Stricker

Thursday, April 15th 10:00am +Marge Ludwig

Friday, April 16th 10:00am +JoAnn Bieberle

Saturday, April 17th 5:00pm +Ernie, Elsie and Darren Dreher

Sunday, April 18th 9:00am People & Needs of St. Ann & St. John’s Parishes

Hoisington Ministers For Next Weekend:

5:00pm Saturday 9:00am Sunday

OLMITZ MASS SCHEDULE APRIL 14—APRIL 18:

Wed., April 14th 6:00pm +Paul & Rose Bahr

Sun., April 18th 10:30am +Ronnie Schenk

MINISTERS for Next Weekend

Servers: Kendal & Kennedy Dalton

Lectors: Kay Fitzsimmons & Jane Goodheart

Offertory: Jim Bartonek

OLMITZ NOTES:

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: There will be classes on Sunday, April 11th & April 18th. Looking ahead….First Commun-ion at St. Ann’s will be Sunday, April 25th.

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET and ROSARY: We will pray this on Sunday mornings at 10:05am be-

fore Mass. All are welcome!!!

OLMITZ K-of-C MEETING will be held on Thursday,

April 15th at 7:00pm at the 2100 Club.

Divine Mercy Sunday

In a series of revelations to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s, our Lord called for a special feast day to be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. Today, we know that feast as Divine Mercy Sunday, named by Pope St. John Paul II at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000. The Lord expressed His will with regard to this feast in His very first revelation to St. Faustina. The most

comprehensive revelation can be found in her Diary entry 699: My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day are opened all the divine floodgates through which graces flow. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My mercy.

In all, St. Faustina recorded 14 revelations from Jesus concerning His desire for this feast.

Nevertheless, Divine Mercy Sunday is NOT a feast based solely on St. Faustina's revelations. Indeed, it is not primarily about St. Faustina — nor is it altogether a new feast. The Second Sunday of Easter was already a solemnity as the Octave Day of Easter. The title "Divine Mercy Sunday" does, however, highlight the meaning of the day.

Servers: Peyton Kinman & Rhen Galla Ushers: Milton Staudinger Lectors: Francis Demel & Rhonda Boxberger

Collection for Last Week: 55 Envelopes……………$ 4,618.00 Offertory …………….....$ 735.00

On-line giving…………..$ 375.30 TOTAL: …………….....$ 5,728.30

Windows Project Don.: $1,250.00

Window Project Donations to Date:

$ 11,236.00

MARCH MONTHLY SUMMARY:

Income……………..$18,455.27

Expenses…………..$ 16,807.35

Total……………. + $ 1,647.92

YEAR-to-DATE SUMMARY:

Income……………..$186,118.29

Expenses…………..$ 157,269.10

Total……………. + $ 28,849.19

OLMITZ COLLECTION FOR LAST WEEKEND: 55 Envelopes…………….$ 1,630.00 Offertory…………………$ 194.00 Votives…………………...$ 96.00 Rice Bowl Donations…….$ 54.05

TOTAL: …………...…...$ 1,974.05

Don Kuhlman Cemetery Fund Mem. (2 donations) $50.00

READINGS THIS

WEEKEND: #903

READINGS THIS WEEKEND: #903

Readings for the day: catholicreadings.org

Give us the grace…When

the sacredness of life be-

fore birth is attacked, to

stand up and proclaim

that no one ever has the

authority to destroy un-

born life.

Servers: Steven Demel & Caleb Birzer Ushers: Eldon Reif Lectors: James Wright & Diana Zecha

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: The Di-

vine Mercy Prayer Service will be held at

3:00pm on Sunday, April 11th, at St.

Rose Church in Great Bend. The hour will

include Eucharistic Exposition, the Chaplet

of Divine Mercy in song, litany of prayers

and meditation. Jesus entrusted St. Maria Faustina with the

task of spreading the message of His Divine Mercy through a

series of visions and interior locutions in the 1930s. When

Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina on April 30, 2000,

he declared the Sunday after Easter to be Divine Mercy Sun-

day and an official feast day of the Church. Everyone is en-

couraged to pray the novena to the Divine Mercy, which be-

gins on Good Friday. Leaflets on this novena are in the bro-

chure rack of the church. Confessions will be heard through-

out the prayer service. This prayer service is sponsored by

Divine Mercy Radio, KRTT, 88.1.

JUST A REMINDER: If you are writing a check for

a Mass stipend, please make the check out to “St. John’s

Stipend Fund.” This includes Masses to be said at St.

Ann’s in Olmitz.

Also, if you need a Notary, just stop by the Parish Office

and Loretta will notarize for you at no charge.

STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE FOR APRIL 11th: The Christian community described in Acts understood and

practiced total stewardship. St. Paul reports that the believers

did not claim anything as their own, but held everything in com-

mon, and distributed to each whatever was needed.

.....FOR A

STEAK and

SHRIMP

DINNER !

The Hoisington Knights of Columbus will hold a Steak &

Shrimp Dinner on Saturday, April 10th from 5:00—7:00pm

at the Hoisington K-of-C Hall. Cost will be $20.00 for a

Steak & Shrimp dinner, $17.00 for a Steak dinner and $12.00

for a shrimp dinner. There will be dine-in and carry out

available.

COUNTERS:

Lori Lane and

Evelyn Hoffman

****************

ADDRESS CHANGE??? Just a

reminder that if you have an ad-

dress change, please call Loretta at

the Parish Office so we can change

our records. Thank you!

D-of-I: The Daughters of Isa-

bella will meet on Monday, April

12th at 7:00pm at the St. Pat’s

Parish Center. Members are asked

to please wear masks or face

shields. Social distancing will be

followed. No refreshments will be

served. If you are unable to attend

the meeting, please join us In recit-

ing the rosary from home at

7:00pm.

LISTEN: Well-known Catholic speaker and

author, Al Kresta, looks at all of life through the

lens of Scripture and the teaching of the Catho-

lic Church, providing a daily conversation—

personal, authentic, human—about the things

that matter most. Tune in to ‘Kresta in the Afternoon’ from

3:00—5:00pm weekdays. The call-in number is 877-573-

7825.

ENCOUNTER WITH GOD’S CALL is April 24-26.

Young men—High School juniors through college age—are

invited to join Fr. Juan Salas for a road trip to Conception

Seminary College. Participants pray the Liturgy of the Hours

& celebrate the Eucharist with seminarians and monks. This

is an opportunity for young men to meet others like them-

selves who have taken the step to further discern God’s will in

their lives. There is no charge for the weekend & transporta-

tion is provided. Register online at http://dcdiocese.org/

vocations/discernment-events or contact Fr. Juan Salas at 620-

227-1533. Deadline is April 12th.

PRAYER FOR THE UNBORN: Heavenly Fa-

ther, You created us in Your image, and You desire that not

even the least among us should perish. In Your love for us,

You entrusted Your only Son to the Holy Virgin Mary. Now

in Your love, protect against the wickedness of the devil,

those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. I

ask that you help all pregnancy centers reach those consid-

ering abortion, and by Your grace, changing their hearts

and protect the unborn. Amen!

I celebrated my birthday

March 18th and I wish to

thank the parishioners

for all the calls, cards,

text messages, gifts and

prayers extended to me on that day. You all are

so awesome! - Fr. Anselm

LOOKING

AHEAD……

The Saturday

evening Mass in Hoisington

on April 24th will be at

4:00pm due to Prom.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHWEST KANSAS is offering free professional counseling in Dodge

City, Garden City and Great Bend for adults, children, couples, families and seniors, regardless of race, religion, or

socioeconomic status. Contact Amy Falcon at 620-227-1590 or email my at: [email protected]

FREE PREGNANCY SUPPORT: Catholic Charities offers free pregnancy support services for all women regard-

less of age, income, marital status or religious affiliation. There are no fees for this service. If you know someone who

is facing an unintended pregnancy, please ask them to contact Amy Falcon at 620-227-1590.

HEARING ASSISTANCE: The Starkey Hearing Foundation provides hearing aid assistance for those with finan-

cial need. There is an application processing fee of $125.00 per hearing aid request; contact Hear Now to discuss eligi-

bility before completing an application. For assistance: 800-328-8602, or go to [email protected] When the ap-

plication is approved, aids are given to the applicant at no additional cost.

SHARE WITH US! If you’ve had a new baby or are celebrating a wedding or anniversary and would like it an-

nounced in the bulletin, call the information in to the Parish Office at 653-2963 or email us at: stjohnevange-

[email protected]

YOU CAN SAVE SOMEONE’S LIFE TODAY: Any woman who is pregnant & in need can

turn for help to the pro-life movement. She never has to feel that abortion is the only option. People anywhere in

the country can find assistance at the following numbers:

Carenet/Heartbeat 1-800-395-HELP

Crisis PG Helpline 1-888-4-OPTIONS

Birthright—1-800-550-4900

National Life Center—1-800-848-LOVE

Bethany Christian Services—1-800-238-4269

LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOPS: Life skills are positive & adaptive behaviors that make it possible for individuals to

deal effectively with the demands & challenges of life. Catholic Charities offers several life skills classes on topics such as:

tenant regulations, healthy relationships, health & wellness, time management, home maintenance and safety, and essential

food, nutrition and physical activity. For a current schedule of classes visit: http://catholiccharitiesswks.org/services/

healthy-relationships

PRAYER FOR THE MILITARY: Lord Jesus Christ, please hold our troops in Your loving arms. Protect them

as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts that they perform for us in our time of need.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES: No one needs to go through life’s most difficult challenges alone. Catholic Charities

of Southwest KS is offering free professional counseling services in Dodge City, Garden City, and Great Bend for adults,

children, couples, families & seniors, regardless of race, religious or socioeconomic status. Contact Amy Falcon at 620-227

-1590 or go to [email protected] for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.

WORKING TOGETHER TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS THE ONLY WAY TO END IT.

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Traffficking. (www.sistersagainsttrafficking.org) USCSAHT is a 501© 3

organization. 2039 N Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO 63l3l

CATHOLIC CHARITIES: If you know of individuals and families who are struggling as a result of COVID-19, please ask them to call Catholic Charities. Our case managers will assess their situation and provide assistance as needed. Counsel-ing sessions are continuing via Telehealth. For all other inquiries for immigration matters, economic assistance or other-wise, please refer to our contact page for all staff phone numbers and email addresses. If no one answers, PLEASE leave a message; we are available and we will return your call as soon as possible. We are here to help: https://www.catholiccharitiesswks.org/contact-us To help us continue to provide support for those who are struggling as a result of COVID-19, please support the Catholic Charities Pandemic Appeal Fund at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2020-pandemic-relief-fund. Catholic Charities staff members continue to work and provide assistance from home, and the offices will remained closed until the daily new COVID-19 cases begin to drop. Phone and email are the best way to reach anyone at Catholic Charities. Visit our contact list at https://catholiccharitiesswks.org/ or call Great Bend 620-792-1393

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection. Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.

CATHOLIC ANSWERS LIVE: Have a question about the Catholic faith?

Catholic Answers Live is a LIVE call-in program designed to offer Catholics

and non-Catholics alike an opportunity to talk to some of the leading apologists

and theologians in the Church today. It airs on Divine Mercy Radio from 5-

7pm, M-F. The call-in number is: 1-888-318-7884 (1-888-31-TRUTH)

All Kansas Diocese have been asked by our State's Bishops, including Bishop Brungardt, to join the Kansas Rosary Crusade. Each Thursday, we are asked to pray the Rosary for the passage of pro-life legislation here in Kan-sas. Thursday is the day when we normally pray the Luminous Mysteries, however the Kansas Rosary Crusade offers the "Mysteries of Life in the Womb" for your Thursday Rosary. You can log on to: https://kansasrosarycrusade.org/ to get all of the information.

It was decided to move our Sunday Rosary Devotion (via Zoom Meeting) to Thursday's at 8pm in order to participate in this crusade. As usual, you will receive a Zoom Meeting invitation sometime on Thursday and participants can click on the meeting link to join at 8:00 pm. If you have any questions or problems signing on, please don't hesitate to contact Tom or Lisa Ridder at 620-874-0447 or 620-874-8599.

Everyone is encouraged to register your individual name or family name and commit to this devotion even if you can't

join on Thursdays via Zoom Meeting.

PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: O God, our creator, from Your provident hand we have received our right to

life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. You have called us as Your people & given us the right & the duty to worship You, the only

true God, and Your Son, Jesus Christ. Through the power & working of Your Holy Spirit, You call us to live out our faith in the

midst of the world, bringing the light & the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society. We ask You to bless us in our vigi-

lance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind & heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;

give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of Your Church & the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons & daughters gathered in Your Church in this decisive

hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood & every danger overcome—for the sake of our children, our

grandchildren & all who come after us—this great land will always be “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice

for all.” We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen!

POSITION OPEN: After 17 years, St. Joseph Catholic School in Ellinwood, KS, is seeking a teaching principal for our K-8

program. In addition to the leadership role, the position includes teaching at the middle school level. The qualified candidates

should be a practicing Catholic with teaching experience. Founded in 1885, with an enrollment of approximately 80 students, the

school employs five other full-time teachers. This school leader reports directly to the pastor and works in consultation with an advi-

sory school council & the diocesan superintendent of schools. Applications should include a cover letter specific to the position ad-

dressed to the Saint Joseph School Search Committee, a current resume, a personal statement of educational philosophy, and three

references. These confidential materials should be mailed to Jamie Komarek, school secretary, St. Joseph School—111 W. 3rd St.—

Ellinwood, KS 67526. Preference will be given to applications received before March 15th. Salary would be commensurate with

experience and education level. Compensation includes but is not limited to salary, medical benefits, and pension plan. A full job

description can be accessed through the school website:

https://stjosephellinwood.com/school


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