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.
Starting on Sunday, January 5th the Mass time for Galena will change from 10:30am to 11:00am. This extra half hour will allow me to commute from St. Bridget to St. Patrick, and not feel so rushed to hear confessions and prepare for the liturgy. Thank you – Fr. Jeremy
Five men were welcomed into the Catholic Faith at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Saint Bridget Catholic Church in Scammon, Kansas. Three were Baptized, two made their Profession of Faith and all received the sacrament of Confirmation and made their First Communion. Father Jeremy Huser presided over the event. To view more photos from the Vigil and administration of the sacraments just click on the photo.
When I lived in Wichita a retired priest would always ask me, “Have you been home lately to see your family?” I would go home and see my family around once a month. He would get after me and tell me to spend time with them. This past Sunday I decided to go home. A couple of my brothers came out to my parent’s house and we played a few board games. On Monday, I went into town to spend time with my grandma. We went to the cemetery to pray for my grandpa and cousin. The trip home was good and restful.
The forth commandment is to honor our mother and father. At times in the confessional, children will confess this sin if they do not obey their parents. Obeying is only part of honoring them. Do we as adults honor our parents by calling them or better yet visiting them on a regular basis? Do we pray for them? Are we making sure they are being taken care of physically, mentally and most importantly spiritually? If they cannot drive do we take them to where they need to go, including Sunday Mass? If they are not able to go to Mass does their parish priest know so someone can come to take care of them spiritually? If our parents have passed away do we try to visit them in the cemetery making sure their graves are kept up, bringing our children to see them. Continue to pray and honor your parents spending time with them whether they are here or have passed away.