Bringing Faith and Light into the lives of God's special people
Created on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 15:11
Written by David Myers
It’s a fitting name: The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Faith and Light Community -- because its members can’t help but spread both faith and light through their smiles, their innocence, their wonder at the world around them. The group celebrated its first gathering for the new season Sept. 28 at the cathedral in Dodge City. This is the second year for the group, which meets the fourth Sunday of each month.
Faith and Light is a nation-wide program designed to offer faith, fun and friendship in a non-threatening atmosphere to developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals, their family and friends.
Organizer Edie Loughmiller hopes that other parishes will adopt the program for their community. Serving as chaplain for Faith and Light is Deacon Dwaine Lampe, who leads a prayer service at the gatherings and is often the stand-in for Jesus during skits. The afternoon gatherings also consist of games, song and dance, and plenty of time to enjoy sweet treats.