125th Anniversary Celebration
of the Volga-German
Settlement in this Area
Holy Cross Church
Pfeifer, Kansas 67660
July 25, 2001
|Celebrants:Rev. Maris Goetz, OFM., Cap.|
|Rev. Frank X. Grinko, OFM., Cap.
Rev. Christian Fey, OFM. Cap.
Rev. Reginald (Ivan) Sanders, O.S.B.
Organist: Kevin Rupp
Choir: Volga German Mens Choir
Lector: Larry Urban
Before Mass: Blessing of Holy Cross Cemetery on the front steps of the church.
Presentation. of the United States Flag from the office of Congressman Jerry Moran.
|Prelude: Geleite durch die elle|
Entrance: Praise To The Lord
Kyrie: Latin -Bernardi
Gloria: Pope Paul VI
|Responsorial: Psalm 23|
|I Shall Live in the House...|
Homily: Rev. Maris Goetz, OFM, Cap.
|Prayer of the Faithful: Your response is:|
|Lord, Hear our Prayer|
Offertory: Preisz den herrn
Memorial Acclamation: Mass of Creation
Sign of Peace
Lamb of God: Latin -Bernardi
|Communion:||Ecce Panis Angelorum|
Kommet Lobet Ohne 'End
|Closing:||Grosser Gott Wir Loben Dich|
Holy Cross Church, dedicated to the Holy Cross, was built in 1917-1918, of native limestone at a cost of $56,000.00 and was solemnly blessed and dedicated on May 3, 1918. It was built under the direction of Rev. Father Peter Burkard. It stands as a lasting monument to the strong and lively faith of the people whose generosity and self-denial have made its erection possible.
The following is an English translation from Father Peter Burkard's original about the dedication of Holy Cross Church.
“This was a great day of joy and jubilation, in the midst of war chaos, for the people of Pfeifer, as well as all Ellis County Catholics and the surrounding areas in which all of them heartily participated.”