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9 December 2019

December 9, 2019

Bishop’s messages December 13 is the 50th anniversary of Pope Francis’ priestly ordination. Please remember him in your liturgies that day and use the resources from the USCCB for your social media. An email with liturgical resources has been sent to pastors, deacons and parish life coordinators. For those using the online resources for A…

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2 December 2019

December 2, 2019

Bishop’s messages December 13 is the 50th anniversary of Pope Francis’ priestly ordination. Please remember him in your liturgies that day and use the resources from the USCCB for your social media. An email with liturgical resources has been sent to pastors, deacons and parish life coordinators. For those using the online resources for A…

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25 November 2019

November 25, 2019

Bishop’s messages May everyone be blessed with a Thanksgiving filled with love and gratitude. The Chancery will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, in observance of the holiday. Thank you to everyone involved in promoting our Advent small-group faith sharing sessions. You can use this video to promote the sessions, along…

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18 November 2019

November 18, 2019

Bishop’s messages For 15 years, we have been blessed by the ministry of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) in our diocese, specifically at the St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia. This summer, the provincial chapter serving our diocese, the Province of St. Albert the Great, discerned the need to consolidate its ministries and…

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11 November 2019

November 11, 2019

Bishop’s messages The bishops of the United States are meeting this week. You can find the meeting agenda and watch livestream of the meetings and media conferences at the USCCB website. Thank you to everyone who has begun work in promoting our Advent small-group faith sharing sessions. You can use this video to promote the…

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4 November 2019

November 4, 2019

Bishop’s messages As we enter into November, I invite you to join with me in my prayer intention for the month: For all our deceased family and friends, and for all the souls in purgatory: that the Lord may have mercy on them, and may they see the face of God and live. Por todos…

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28 October 2019

October 28, 2019

Bishop’s messages The Rite of Election will be celebrated on the first Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2020, at 3 p.m. Parishes are asked to complete this participation form by Dec. 2, regardless if anyone from your parish is joining the Church this year. Promotional material for the Catholic Stewardship Appeal 2020 is now available…

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21 October 2019

October 21, 2019

Bishop’s messages Official appointments Deacon Edwin J. Schepers, from assisting the pastor of Annunciation Parish, California, to assist the pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Tipton, effective July 1, 2019. Deacon Christopher M. Wickern, from assisting the pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Sedalia, to assist the pastor of St. Ann Parish, Warsaw and the Mission of…

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14 October 2019

October 14, 2019

Bishop’s messages Last week we published an updated Reporting Protocols Relating to Allegations of Abuse or Neglect. This updated policy delineates clearly the expectation of the Diocese regarding reporting allegations of abuse, involving minors or vulnerable adults.  For reference purposes, there is a “Frequently Asked Questions” section which, among other things, contains key definitions regarding…

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Oct. 7, 2019

October 7, 2019

Bishop’s messages Promotional material for the Catholic Stewardship Appeal 2020 is now available online. A video message will be added soon. Bishop’s prayer intention for October FOR PRIESTS ONLY: All priests are kindly asked to respond by Oct. 10 to the invitation to the annual social and dinner hosted by St. Andrew 50+ Club on…

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