Faith formation goes high tech
Actually, it would be more accurate to say that faith formation has gone high tech. For some time now.
Even though the ITV system has been actively used for more than a decade, it is for many people one of the best kept secrets in the diocese.
The system, which is used for catechist formation, pastoral ministry formation, and other programs, works like this: A program is presented from any of 10 sites in the diocese. From any of the other nine sites, individuals can not only see the speaker through closed circuit television, but can speak to the presenter and have the presenter respond.
Dodge City: Newman University Western Center, 236 San Jose Drive, Hennessy Hall Room 26
Garden City: St. Mary Church Center, 510 N. 12th, Basement Southwest corner
Great Bend: St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Avenue, Southeast Room
Liberal: St. Anthony School, 1510 North Calhoun
Pratt: Sacred Heart Church, 338 North Oak, Basement
Ness City: Sacred Heart School, 510 S. School Street, Lunchroom
Scott City: St. Joseph Church, 1006 South Main Street, Southeast Room
Sharon: St. Boniface Parish Center, 406 N. Main, Northwest Room
Syracuse: Hamilton County Library, 102 W. Avenue C
Ulysses: Pioneer Communications, 120 W. Kansas Avenue, Downstairs Video Conference Room
The Diocese of Dodge City and Newman University collaborate through “Church in Partnership” to provide pastoral ministry formation, access to Catholic higher education, and other formation programs, presented through ITV, facilitating communication across the 23,054 square mile territory of Southwest Kansas.