The Most Reverend John B. Brungardt, Bishop of Dodge City, has announced a change of pastors for the Catholic Churches of Barber County. After nearly seven years, Father Firmin Kyaw will be leaving the Diocese of Dodge City, and Father Mark Brantley's appointment as pastor for St. John the Apostle, St. Boniface, and Holy Rosary will be effective July 2, 2018. Father Brantley currently serves in the position of parochial vicar at St. Dominic in Garden City.
Bishop John has announced that Father Firmin will be departing on July 2, and Father will be celebrating Mass here for the last time the weekend of June 30-July 1. The parishes are hosting a joint Farewell Dinner for Father at the St. John Parish Hall in Kiowa immediately following the 10:30 Mass on July 1. Everything for the meal will be provided.
Father's future plans include returning to his native country of Burma for a while. Please plan to attend his going away party in Kiowa on July 1st to say thank you and wish him all the best after his nearly seven years as pastor to the Catholic Churches of Barber County.
Holy Rosary honored six Class of 2018 graduates at Mass and a reception on Saturday evening, April 28th. Left to right, they are Kael Bridges, Talon Clouse, Lyle Alojacin, Taylor Paxson, Drew Honas, and Garrett Randells.