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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Pratt resident has a song in

her heart and a message to share

PRATT -- With a song in her heart and a message to share, Patrice Egging has taken to the stage either to share her gift of music on the piano, or to share words of the joy of life at all its stages.
Egging is the founder of the newly formed “Music and Ministry,” which she hopes will allow her to provide music and share an important message at the same time – and always with the intent of affirming God’s gift of life.
While she is willing to speak about a variety of topics that she has addressed throughout her life, one of the primary issues is abortion. She said she is willing to speak for anywhere from an hour, to filling a day-long seminar.
In 1999, the grandmother of eight and mother of six co-founded the ABC Pregnancy Center in Pratt as a way to provide a nurturing environment for pregnant women who otherwise might choose abortion.
“Years ago we were at a Nebraska county fair wandering around displays,” Egging said in explaining what led to the formation of the pregnancy center.

“A pro-life group had a booth in which there were pictures on a wall of aborted fetuses. It opened my eyes. I had no idea what an abortion was.
“When we came back home to Kansas, I joined a little pro-life group. Out of that group we eventually started the center.”
“I’m pretty outspoken,” she said with a laugh. “I say it like it is. I’ve talked to enough women who have had abortions to know that the regret is real and the physical damage is real and the mental damage is even worse.”
She soon found herself speaking about the Pregnancy Center at luncheon engagements, in churches, the Lions Club or the Rotary Club, where she’d sometimes play the piano.
Egging, who released a CD entitled, “Cross His Heart,” began to play the piano some 40 years ago. In 1980, after sitting down to pray, she was given what she described as a “gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Suddenly she no longer needed song books or sheet music. In fact, she could play beautiful music as she created it – just by sitting down and letting the Spirit work through her. And she continues to do so today.  Late in October she will travel to Dallas to perform at the University of Dallas Pastoral Ministry Conference. It’s a gift she will intersperse within her speaking engagements.
Another subject close to Egging’s heart, and one for which she said she could share multitudes, is the process of conversion. Egging is a convert to Catholicism, which came only after a 15-year conversion to Episcopalian.   
“That process was quite interesting -- the conversations, joy, and struggles,” she said. “People who are cradle Catholics have no idea what converts go through.”
Her husband, Mike, was Catholic when the two were married. Years later – long after converting to Episcopalian, and only after Patrice recognized the strong, unwavering pro-life stance of the Catholic Church, did she decide to become Catholic.  
With their six children and eight grandchildren, she has talks prepared on the joys, challenges, and often comic endeavors that come with raising a family.
“Besides abortion, the other hot button topic at the center was sexual trauma and abuse,” she said. While she is not a trained counselor, she said she has had enough experience addressing the issue with her former clients at the center (she has since retired as center director), and through educational video sessions by Dr. Doug Weiss of “Heart to Heart” counseling, that she feels prepared to address the issue as a topic at a presentation.
  “As I would talk about sexual abuse over the years, there were people who would approach me and say, ‘That happened to me and I never told anyone.’ My dream was to build something with that and be able to present a day-long program and a healing session.
“I just want God to use me,” she said. “I figure if God gave me the gift, it’s his to use however he wants to. Wherever I’m called, I’ll go.”
Contact Patrice Egging at (620) 895-6580 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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