ITV Locations

Dodge City

Hennessy Hall Room 26,
Newman U Western Center,
236 San Jose Drive

Garden City

St. Mary Center,
510 N. 12th
Basement SW corner

Great Bend

St. Rose Auditorium,
1424 Baker Avenue
South East Room


St. Anthony School,
1510 North Calhoun


Sacred Heart Church basement,
338 North Oak

Ness City

Sacred Heart School lunchroom,
510 S. School Street

Scott City

St. Joseph, 1006 South Main Street
South East Room


St. Boniface Parish Center,
406 Main
North West Room


Pioneer Communications,
120 W. Kansas Avenue
Downstairs Video Conference Room


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Pastoral Ministry Formation

Formación del Ministerio Pastoral SEE OFFERINGS BELOW

Dodge City Diocese

Diocese of Dodge City
and Newman University
Through Interactive Television


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Pastoral Ministry Formation

Provides grounding in scripture and theology for the laity as they become increasingly responsible for the life and ministry of the Church. Pastoral Ministry Formation equips participants to fulfill the roles to which they are called by their baptism and for which their gifts and the needs of the times challenge them.

Tri Focus

Core Courses
Sacramental Theology Fall 2016
Theology of the Church Spring 2017
The Creeds and Faith Fall 2017
Introduction to Old Testament Spring 2018
Theology and Methods of Ministry Fall 2018
Introduction to New Testament Spring 2019
Christian Morality and Social Issues Fall 2019
Christology Spring 2020
In addition to the core courses, six electives are needed.

Formation for Liturgical Ministry Certification

Formation in Liturgy welcomes all involved in liturgical ministry: Lectors, Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, Greeters, Sacristans, Music Ministers, Priests, Deacons, Liturgy Commission Members, Catholic School Teachers, RCIA teams, Art & Environment Committees, Members of the Assembly.

An actor rehearsing his or her part in a play might ask the director: "What's my motivation here?" The script may call for the actor to say certain words, to perform a particular action, or to relate to another character in a specific way. But to properly play her or his part, the actor must know what is motivating the character he or she is playing.

The same is true for those who exercise liturgical ministry. Just as an actor needs more than a script and stage directions to bring the role to life, so, too, do liturgical ministers.

Those serving the liturgy of the Church need to have an understanding of the liturgy, an appreciation of particular ministries and their relationship to other ministries, and a willingness to give of their time and talent for the glory of God and for the sake of the assembly.

Liturgical ministers need to have an understanding of and an appreciation for the proper motivation of the liturgy and the various liturgical ministries. Without this understanding and appreciation, liturgical ministers may simply go through the motions like actors who do not appreciate or understand the roles they are playing.

Anyone who seeks to know more about the Mass or Liturgy is invited to this class. One may take it for credit or personal enrichment. To obtain the Diocesan Certification in Liturgical Ministry one needs to complete the two core courses and three electives for credit. A paper or project mutually decided upon by the student and the coordinating instructor is also required.

Formation for Liturgical Ministry is part of the Pastoral Ministry Formation Program.

Formation for Liturgical Ministry Schedule

Fall 2016 - THEO 3053 Sacrament Theology (3) core

Spring 2017 THEO 4881 Music and Liturgy (1) elective

Fall 2017 THEO 4053 Worship and Faith (3) core

Spring 2018 THEO 4881 Institute "Get Equipped" (1) elective

Fall 2018 THEO 4881 Art and Environment (1) elective

Spring 2019 THEO 4881 Celebrating the Rites of the Catechumenate (1) elective

Click here for Formation for Liturgical Ministry booklet.

To Register for Pastoral Ministry Formation courses click here!

Spring 2017 Courses

THEO 2023 Theology of the Church (3 hours)
Trish Keller

Course Description: A study of the nature of the Church as it has been understood through the centuries. The course begins with the New Testament, progresses through the Fathers of the Church, examines the ecclesiology of Vatican II and concludes with a study of post-Vatican II theologies of the Church.

Class Times: Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar. 4, 18, 25

Saturday mornings: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Location: Interactive Television

THEO 4881 Music and Liturgy (1 hour)
Gerard Chiusana Fr. Frank Cody Fr. Robert Schremmer

Course Description: The class focuses on basic precepts of celebrating the Eucharistic Liturgy within the parish including principles for liturgical preparation and music selection. Attention is given to the Liturgical Documents that guide liturgical ministries, preparation that invites participation of assembly/congregation, and spirituality for liturgical musicians and ministers.

Class Times: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15

Wednesday evenings: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Interactive Television

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