My dear bothers and sisters in Christ,
As you may have heard or read from our bishop that all public (Weekday and Sunday) Masses in the Diocese of Wichita have been suspended until further notice. I will still celebrate a Mass each day but not with the public. The Bishop sent out a letter earlier today (March 17) informing the faithful of this decision. You can find this letter that I encourage you to read on the diocese’s website https://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/bishop/or on ours at https://ckcocatholics.org/. Other events in the letter have been limited as well. As of now All Events with a gathering of people are suspended. Please respect this.
During this time I encourage all of you to pray, pray the rosary asking our Blessed Mother to grant a speedy recovery for those who are sick, strength and guidance for our nurses, doctors, and those in the medical field, knowledge to those working on a cure to the COVID – 19 Virus, and a complete trust in Her Son.
Even though we cannot be physically in contact, does not mean we cannot be spiritually. We are part of the Mystical Body of Christ. When one part of the body suffers the whole body is affected and suffers as well. May we unite our sufferings, our inconveniences and what we must live without, with those infected with the virus.
Please continue to check our website / St. Rose Facebook page, for more information on how you can stay close to the Lord in this time without a public Mass. This will be sent within the next few days. As of now please keep one another in prayer. If you know of someone who is sick or in the hospital, please inform me. Please call if there is an emergency and the sacraments are needed. Know that you are and have been in my prayers. May we pray that this passes by quickly and that we become more aware and thankful for the gifts God has given to us such as life and the Mass.
If you have any questions about this, please contact me at the rectory at 620-429-2639 or my cell at 620-202-2579.
In Christ through Mary,
Fr. Jeremy Huser