Please Run Through October 1st
Please Run Through Month of August
Please pray for our five seminarians as they head off to seminary this month. Keep them in prayer now and throughout the year!
John Stang - Prince of Peace, Great Bend
Austin Habash - Prince of Peace, Great Bend
Tyler Saucedo - Prince of Peace, Great Bend
Eric Frieb - St. Ann, Olmitz
Esteban Hernandez - Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City
Please Run Through September 3
THEO 4053 Worship and Faith (3 hr. course)
Instructor: Fr. Frank Coady
The Church’s Creeds evolved out of a doctrinal concern, but they were always more than doctrine; they were prayed by the Christian community. The way the Church prayed by her faith, primarily in the Eucharistic gathering, even contributed to the formation of the New Testament. For every generation, the principle gateway into the faith is the way it worships. Thus, worship must be regarded as one of the most vigorous and central elements of the Pastoral Ministry Formation curriculum. This course will consider the relationship between liturgical prayer and religious imagination, focusing particularly on the meaning liturgy can have for contemporary Catholics, as well as present day challenges. *This course is one of the core courses needed to obtain the Diocesan Certification in Liturgical Ministry.
Class Times: Sept. 9, 16, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18
Saturday mornings - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location: Interactive Television Sites throughout Dodge City and Salina Dioceses
Cost: 3 hr. course for college credit - $150.00*
3 hr. course for personal enrichment - $75.00*
*price quotes do not include books
Textbook: Liturgy and the New Evangelization by Timothy P. O’Malley
Fr. Frank Coady, is the coordinating instructor for the PMF Program for Liturgical Ministry focus area. Fr. Frank is the pastor of St. Thomas More Parish, Manhattan, KS and Director of the Offices of Liturgy, Deacons and Lay Ministry Formation of the Diocese of Salina. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Thomas Seminary College, Denver, and an S.T.L. degree in fundamental theology and Doctorate in dogmatic theology, from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.
Please Run Until September 24
THEO 4881 RCIA Kansas
Pope Francis dreams of a missionary impulse transforming the Church’s way of doing things, directed to the needs of today’s world. Pope Francis calls us to be missionary disciples. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults makes new disciples and renews the old, faithful ones. This course explores how our parishes can respond to Pope Francis’ call that each of them be a center of missionary outreach.
Class Times: Sept. 29, 30 (Begins at 5:00p.m. on Sept. 29 and ends at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30)
Location: Spiritual Life Center - Wichita, KS
Cost: Make reservations and pay for your room and meals at SLC by going to https://slc.retreatportal.com/calendar/viewEvent.aspx?programcode=17AWW10397
Personal enrichment fee is included with your payment to Spiritual Life Center.
*price quotes do not include books
Fr. Richard Fragomeni, Lead Presenter in English, priest of the Diocese of Albany, NY, is professor of liturgy and preaching at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Fragomeni holds degrees from University of Louvain, and an M. A., M. Music, and Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.
Fr. Patrick Keyes, CSSR, Lead Presenter in Spanish, is on the Redemptorist Evangelization Team, Minneapolis, MN. Keyes has a Ph.D. from Fordham University.
Breakout Session Leaders
Fr. Frank Coady
Fr. Robert Schremmer
Please Run Until October October 15
THEO 4881 (1 hour course)
2017 is the 500th anniversary of “the” Reformation. We often think “the” Reformation was a single, movement. Actually there were many reformations. This course uncovers multiple reformations before and after Luther and the Council of Trent, discovering not only religious movements, but also the political, social, economic, and cultural contexts of centuries that changed the world.
Fr. Bob facilitates 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with DVD series created by Now You Know Media featuring Presenter Christopher M. Bellitto.
Class Times: Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 8, 15
Wednesday evenings - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Interactive Television Sites throughout Dodge City and Salina Dioceses.
Cost: 1 hr. course for college credit - $50.00
1 hr. course for personal enrichment - $25.00
*price quotes do not include books
Fr. Robert Schremmer, Coordinating Instructor, Vicar General of the Diocese of Dodge City, Pastor of St. Andrew, Wright and Sacramental Minister for St. Joseph, Greensburg, holds a Master of Arts Degree and Master of Theology Degree from St. Thomas Seminary, Denver, CO.
Christopher M. Bellitto, Presenter via DVD, is Chair and Associate Professor of History of Kean University. He is a frequent public speaker and media commentator on Church history and contemporary Catholicism. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Fordham University. His B.A. is from New York University.
Please Run Through September 17
The Rachel's Vineyard team of Kansas City will be holding a retreat on the weekend of September 22-24 in the Kansas City area. In order to protect the confidentiality of those attending, the location is told only to those who call their contact number and are planning to come to the retreat. The retreat is open to all who suffer from an abortion decision, not just women. Men also suffer from the loss of fatherhood, grandparents mourn the loss of grandchildren and those who have supported someone in their abortion decision often face regret later on. Registration fee is $40, but, no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Run Through the Month of August
Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries. The United States is a source and transit country and is also considered one of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation. ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY TRAFFICKED CHILDREN in your area and services available for them? U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (sistersagainsttrafficking.org)
El tráfico no es sólo un problema que le sucede a personas de otros países. Los Estados Unidos es también un país de fuente y tránsito considerado uno de los principales puntos de destino de las víctimas de la trata y la explotación de niños. ¿ESTÁ USTED CONSCIENTE DE CUALQUIER NIÑO TRÁFICO en su área y servicios disponibles para ellos? Hermanas Católicas Estadounidenses Contra la Trata de Personas (sistersagainsttrafficking.org)
Please Run Through August 27
ACTS, a three day/three-night Catholic lay retreat will be held at the Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend. The women's retreat will be held September 7-10th, 2017 and the men's retreat will be November 16-19, 2017. Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology and Service, from which the ACTS acronym is derived. Cost is $175 per person, which includes all meals and accommodations for the three-day weekend. Deadline for registration and payment for the women's retreat is September 1st and for the men's retreat, November 10th. Registration forms are available at http://greatbendcatholic.com.
Please Run Continuously
Fruit of the Vine – Work of Human Hands
In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s the diocese sponsored a program called “God’s Little Green Acre”, a program to support seminarian education in the Diocese of Dodge City. The program has recently been resurrected, but with a few more options. The program is now called “Fruit of the Vine - Work of Human Hands” and offers two ways to participate:
Fruit of the Vine is for individuals who would like to pledge profits from their earthly labors, such as profits from crop production, sale of livestock, oil production, wind generation profits…etc.
Work of Human Hands is designed for individuals or businesses who would like to pledge a portion of their business profits, annual income or simply give a cash donation to support our seminarians within the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City.
Participation in the program will not only support our seminarians, but we will provide you a plaque or yard sign as a reminder to others to pray for vocations, and will encourage others to participate as well. For more information about “Fruit of the Vine - Work of Human Hands” please contact: