Stewardship Lay Witness: Nuessen Family
This is a partial transcript of Ron & Cathy’s stewardship talk given at a Mass during Stewardship Renewal weekend in November 2020.
Good morning, my name is Ron Nuessen and this is my wife Cathy. We have been parishioners as a family since 2000. We have two children. Bryer is a freshman at Bishop Carroll, and Sydney is a 5th grader at SFA. We feel truly blessed to be members of this great parish.
Students Make Mally Proud with ‘Frozen Jr.’ Performance
I decided on “Frozen Jr.” for the school’s musical this year because I love the music.
Extra Giving Needed to Finish Our 5-Year Plan
It has been a tough couple of weeks on the home front. The refrigerator stopped cooling, and the freezer stopped freezing. The dishwasher has been leaking, and the garage door was not rolling smoothly along the tracks.
Pastor Dedicates Our New Kapaun Statue
On April 20, 2021, Fr. Kapaun’s 105th birthday, Fr. Jarrod dedicated a new statue of Fr. Kapaun in a short ceremony at St. Francis. Thanks to a generous gift, our parish commissioned this statue of Servant of God Emil J. Kapaun, a priest of the Diocese of Wichita who was captured in the Korean War.
Easter Vigil Homily: This is the Night
This is the script of Fr. Luke Downing’s homily at the Easter Vigil Mass on April 3, 2021.
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music; I live my daydreams in music; I see my life in terms of music.”
Parish Welcomes New Catholics at Easter Vigil
Congratulations and welcome to the following, all of whom were fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church at our Easter Vigil on April 3, 2021:
Stewardship Lay Witness: Leiker Family
This is a partial transcript of Aaron and Monica Leiker’s stewardship talk given at a Mass during Stewardship Renewal weekend in November 2020.
My wife and I relocated our family from my hometown in Colorado in the summer of 2019. It has been the biggest blessing of our lives to join this parish family, and we have the Holy Spirit to thank for it.
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God’s ‘Misericordia’ Endures Forever
“Mercy!” I would cry, as my older brothers (one of whom is now a priest) would have my arm pinned behind my back. You probably have heard of this “game,” or even experienced it yourself. For most boys it is a rite of passage that answers a question: “Am I able to overpower my opponent?”
Adoration is Important Tool in Prayer Toolbox
I worked in the construction industry for many years before coming to work at St Francis. I knew the value of having the right tools on the job. Sure, I worked in the office, so they never let me go near the job site. Still, I knew we needed to equip those workers in the trenches with the tools they needed to get the job done.