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The Four Pillars of Stewardship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Kirmer   
Friday, 25 July 2014 08:26

The Four Pillars of Stewardship



"How are we grateful? How do we live our baptism? How do we share? How do we love? Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God's gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor. We just finished a look at the four pillars of Stewardship; let's summarize and review:

Hospitality is simply demonstrating: "I love you." We are hospitable by saying "Good morning," by smiling

at another, by recognizing that each person is a son or daughter of the Heavenly Father, worthy of great

dignity and respect. The virture of generosity helps us be hospitable, as we reach out with our time, ability,

and almsgiving to show this love to others. Hospitality and generosity helps us counteract the vice of

materialism (the lie that things are more important than people)."

by the Most Rev. Bishop John B. Brungardt

Vacation Bible School PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Kirmer   
Friday, 20 June 2014 14:12

Weird Animals

Vacation Bible School

June 16 to 20, 2014

Prince of Peace Parish Center was transformed into an amazing zooland with weird animals, 65 excited children and 30 crew members teaching the wild adventure "Jesus is One of a Kind"!

A weird animal was the theme each evening - AXL, FERN, MILTON, SHRED, OZZY. Beginning with the 'Singing Stampede', followed by the break-out sessions of 'Imagination Station',' Kid Video Cinema', 'Games', 'Bible Adventures', 'Crafts & Play', 'Critter Cafe'[serving a different treat each evening - ex. Thursday evening -- "Slice of Heaven"], 'and ending with 'The Tail End'.

A huge Thank You to all the children, crew members, maintenance, priests, parish members, parish staff and especially Amanda Clair, Director of VBS, Amanda's husband, Shawn and family, who made this week a wonderful, weird, amazing, successful adventure!!! God Bless You for taking time out of your busy schedule to make this week a memorable one for the children by reminding them each evening that "Even though ... Jesus Loves You".  Hats off to each of YOU!


pictures courtesy of Janet Kirmer and Father Louis

Good Stewardship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Kirmer   
Thursday, 19 June 2014 09:03

Good Stewardship!

"Stewardship relates to everything we have: our bodies, our minds, our talents, our family, our possessions, our finances. Mother Earth and "the fullness there of". Nothing or no one is outside the realm of God's creation. You are responsible for the care of everything and everyone."Stewardship Newsletter - June, 2014


Remember to promote the four pillars during the Stewardship Renewal.

"Four ways to live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Trust in our Lord to be with you. God loves you more than you can ask or imagine!" Bishop John B. Brungardt's Stewardship series

a) Hospitality - demonstrating "I love you."

b) Prayer - "I love God."

c) Formation - "I love our Catholic Faith."

d) Service - "I love our neighbor," like the Good Samaritan.

The Spirit of Stewardship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Kirmer   
Thursday, 29 May 2014 14:40

The Spirit of Stewardship

"Joyfully Receiving and Sharing"

The Stewardship Newsletter can be found in the narthex at both Worship Sites(St. Patrick and St. Rose). Please pick up your copy today!

"What does God expect from us? Faithful stewardship of the time and talent that has been given us by him!" "Think of the congregation as a track team with different talents for various events."Stewardship, April, 2014

"Possibly the biggest problem we face is how to divide the spending of our money between the spiritual and material aspects of life."Stewardship, May 2014

"Even so let your light shine before men, in order that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:14-16)

**Stayed tuned for more information on Stewardship!

Dante Deo(College Program) PDF Print E-mail

Dante Deo College Program

On May 6, 2014, Dante Deo was blessed to have Most Reverend Bishop John B. Brungardt as their final speaker of the year. Dante Deo - Latin for "By the Gift of God" is a new Catholic college ministry program that was implemented at Barton Community College in the Fall of 2013. Dante Deo focuses on spiritual development and fellowship among BCC students. Each week, the group hosts a speaker that focuses on relevant issues such as faith, vocations, relationships, service, humility, community, or the group hosts a social event. Bishop Brungardt talked to the group about numerous topics discussed in Pope Francis' Papal Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. His main points were community, fraternity, hospitality, and the importance of each in living out the Gospel message.

Dante Deo's purpose is to increase fellowship, maintain and increase students' interest in both Catholic and Christian beliefs, develop student leaders with high integrity, values and morals, and to increase students' volunteer activity in our local community. Students do not have to be Catholic to participate in the student organization. All are welcome to join the group as they discuss topics that matter and make friends, not just for college - but for life. The Bishop shared with them his joy that the group was at Barton Community College for students to grow in these areas and encouraged them to continue growing in their faith as they continue their education.

Written by: Regan Ochs

Pictured - Front Row (left to right): Jared Chansler, Danielle Bowman, Brittni Hayes, Shannon Lacey, Anita Bahr, Regan Ochs.

Back Row (left to right): Alex Freund, Jeremy Stos, Josh Suppes, Miles Orth, Bishop John B. Brungardt, Luke Blair

Courtesy Photo by Regan Ochs

From Dante Deo
Confirmation - May 4, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Kirmer   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:27


Prince of Peace at St. Patrick

May 4, 2014


Prince of Peace at St. Patrick Catholic Church celebrated Confirmation for 48 youth on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Those confirmed by Most Reverend Bishop John B. Brungardt are:


Esmeralda Abarca, Brooklyn Burkhart, Mayra Bustamonte, Josephina Calzada, Manuela Campos, Emma Cape, Melina Chavez, Nate Dawes, Araceli Delgadillo, Victor Delgadillo, Carly Dreiling, Angelica Escobedo, Alejandro Espino, Yolanda Fernandez, Sophie Filbert, Alondra Franco, Alma Garay, Melani Garcia, Alejandro Gonzalez, Eduardo Gonzalez, Aubrey Habash, Ashtin Heath, Erika Helms, Armando Jaquez, Brice Kaiser, Morgan Kaiser, Bryce Lytle, Angel Martinez, Erick Martinez, Gilberto Martinez, Marcos Martinez, Oscar Martinez, Aaron Miller, Payton Mauler, Concepcion Montelongo, Jessica Montelongo, Hadley Murphy, Allison Muth, Allison Neeland, Madison Otter, Logan Perry, Jessica Pulido, Karina Silva, Brayden Smith, Caleb Straub, Devin Tavarez, Braulio Vargas and Eric Vazquez


Also in the pictures are Most Reverend Bishop John B. Brungardt and Father Donald Bedore, Pastor at Prince of Peace.


Congratulations to all of the Youth who received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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