"Jesus, I trust in You"
Easter is very early this year, coming on March 27, 2016. The following Sunday, April 3, 2016 marks Divine Mercy Sunday, traditionally, as requested by Jesus to Sister Faustina between 1931 and 1938. The Lord requested that this Chaplet be said not only by Sr. Faustina, but by others: "Encourage souls to say the Chaplet that I have given you."
On August 18, 2002, Saint John Paul II consecrated the whole world to the Divine Mercy from The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow-Lagiewniki, the site of St. Faustina's tomb.
This Divine Mercy Sunday is also a very special day as both Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II were cannonized and become saints in a rare double ceremony. The is an extraordinary event in the church.
KCDM celebrates 10 years On The Air
December 17, 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of "throwing the switch" to put KCDM On The Air in Burlington. A heart-felt 'Thank You' to everyone who has listened over the past decade and a special gratitude to everyone who contributed financially. Without your help, we could not have done it!
Founding KCDM Board members (Above, pictured left to right) Elmer Pollpeter, Annette Pollpeter, Joe Spillane, Bob Morianec and Bill Hausner were honored for their vision of bringing Catholic Radio to Burlington and their tenacity and dedication in keeping the signal blanketing a 10-mile radius around Burlington. May God continue to Bless them and their families as they work to revitalize the station in preparation for the next decade.
One Decade of Evangelization
Three Iowa Catholic Radio Stations were honored for celebrating 10 years on the air, broadcasting God's message to everyone in their towns at the 2013 Catholic Radio Conference. The Catholic Radio Conference was a three-day event that included a Spiritual Retreat to The Shrine of the Blessed Sacrement in Hanceville, Alambama. A visit to the EWTN studios where all were invited to be in the audience for EWTN Live with Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., for an hour on 'Saints and Scoundrels'. The last two days covered all aspects of running a successful Catholic radio station and how to make our Apostalate successful. Attendees included station owners and operators from all corners of the United States, including Hawaii.
Joe Pietz, 98.3 KDME, Fort Madison, left, Michael Warsaw, EWTN President and CEO, Joe Spillane, 98.3 KCDM, Burlington and Robert Dick, 96.7 KCRM, Marshalltown, are shown after the ceremony in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, October 11, 2013. All three stations went on the air between November 23 and December 23, 2003 and have been broadcasting continuously since then.
About KCDM Radio
KCDM went on the air in December 2003 in response to the Pope John Paul II's call for new forms of evangelization. There are a large number of Catholic families in our area and reaching them while they lead their busy lives remains a daunting task. Radio is perfectly suited as a vehicle for them to listen to Catholic friendly programs while they lead their lives.
Almost ten years later, we are still on the air, transmitting within a 5-mile radius, covering the Burlington area. Our signal can be picked up at 98.3 on the FM dial and available 24 hours a day. The bulk of our programming comes from the studios of the EWTN Global Catholic Network, which airs news, family and religious programming with a Catholic point of view. EWTN offers inspiring talk shows, entertaining children's shows, teaching series, live coverage of Church events and other thought-provoking documentaries.
Mixed in with EWTN we also produce local content with upcoming events and coverage of relavent local gatherings of the faithful, mass times and special considerations for liturgical seasons. We hope to produce more local content in the future.
Write to us at:
Burlington Divine Mercy Association
P.O. Box 28
Burlington, Iowa 52601
Call at (319) 752-9560
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KCDM Revitalization Continues
Our Capital Campaign was kicked off with a presentation to parishioners at all Masses the week of August 10-11, 2013. Your response was excellent and the resulting donations have pushed up past the half-way point to our goal of $51,000. It was a busy weekend for many with the West Point Sweet Corn Festival, State Fair and family vacations in full swing. In case you missed the presentation, click on the 'Read More' link below for the text of the presentation. Please take a minute to read through it. It's important that we reach everyone in our listening area to ensure our mission is successful. Pledge forms and more information can be found at the entrances of all churches. Any amount will help us reach our goal. God Bless.