The Diocese of Dodge City in Southwestern Kansas participates in the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Society of St. Peter the Apostle, and the Holy Childhood Association. The goal of these organizations is to spread a deepening awareness of the universal mission of the Church and to inform Catholics of the life and needs of the Catholic Church in the Missions. It is a means to encourage prayer and financial help for the mission churches and for the support and education of the seminarians in developing countries.
Our involvement in these efforts are through diocesan contributions to the universal World Mission Sunday Collection held on the third Sunday of October every year and in the visiting Missionary Cooperation Plan of inviting men and women to the diocese to appeal for the needs in areas where their communities do missionary work. The appeal for the Society of St. Peter Apostle is held as part of the Missionary Cooperation Plan. The Holy Childhood Association is in our schools and parish Religious Education programs.
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Jesus reminds us that we are all made in God's image and likeness. That means that every human being has a special value and a purpose. We need to care for each other so we can be the people God calls us to be.