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THE CRISIS IN SYRIA: Pope Francis asks us to fast and pray.

A message from Bishop Weisenberger, Bishop of Salina:

As events in Syria are not only exceedingly painful but unfolding quickly, Pope Francis has asked that the Faithful around the World observe September 7th (Saturday) as a day of prayer and fasting.

 

 So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our entreaty.

 Ezra 8:23

 

FASTING means eating only one full meal a day with the other two meals being without meat and together not equaling a full meal. The obligation of fasting be-gins at the age of eighteen (18) years or with the eighteenth birthday, and ends at the age of sixty (60) or with the sixtieth birthday

 

"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." Matthew 18:20

 

Let us pray for peace!!!

 

Bishop Emeritus Fitzsimons Passes

It is with great sadness that we must pass along the news of the passing of Bishop Emeritus George K. Fitzsimons. He would have celebrated his 85th birthday this September.

A wake will be celebrated on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 6:00pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 11:00am.  Both celebrations will be at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Salina, Kansas.

Some of his life milestones are listed below.

  •  Born on Sept. 4, 1928
  • Ordained a Priest for Kansas City-St. Joseph on March 18, 1961
  • Ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph on July 3, 1975
  • Installed as Bishop of Salina on May 29, 1984
  • Retired on Oct. 21, 2004
  • Died on July 28, 2013
In sharing this news Bishop Weisenburger made the following statement:

"Bishop Fitzsimons was loved by all.  In his 20 years of devoted ministry to the people of the Salina Diocese he established many lasting friendships.  I believe, however, that he would be the first to teach us that the most lasting relationship is the one we establish with Jesus.  His greatest concern, and greatest joy, was leading others in the ways of Gospel hope, mercy, and love."

 

Parish Registration and Membership

We wish to emphasize the importance of each family or single adult being registered in our parishes.  Registration allows us to know the needs of the people we serve.  It enables us to respond quickly to sick calls, to matters pertaining sacraments, funerals, and tax reporting.  Anyone who wishes to be considered a member of Seven Dolors or St. Patrick’s needs to be officially registered the parish.

Keep the following in mind:

  • Attending Mass does not automatically make you a member of the parish. 
  • Enrolling your child at the catholic school, does not automatically register the family with the church.

If you know that you are not registered, are unsure as to your registration status, are new to Seven Dolors or St. Patrick’s Church, have left the parish for a period of time, or have not updated your registration card for a while, please call the parish office at (785) 565-5000 to inquire about registering. You can also update your information by completing the registration form available on this website under the tab labeled "about us".

 

Adoration Chapel Seeks Adorers

The Saint Joseph's Chapel for Perpetual Adoration seeks more people to pray before the Blessed Sacrament.  Can you spend a weekly hour with our Lord?  See document of how to pray for an hour!

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