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Four local teens learn about life at Conception Seminary

Companion

Camp

2010

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

Four local seventh and eighth grade boys were among 68 boys from a five-state region who attended “Companion Camp, 2010” at Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo., a three-day camp experience during which they learned that seminary life isn’t all prayer and study.
Granted, potato sack races and tug-of-wars aren’t a daily occurrence in seminary, but these were 6th through 8th graders, and organizers saw fit to infuse more than a bit of fun into the Spirit-filled three-day experience.
The local boys attending the camp were Dodge City residents Michael Zuniga, Ivan Chavez, and Omar Ruiz, and Larned resident Patrick Liston.

Under the theme of “Faith, Fun, Fellowship,” the 68 campers were divided into eight teams led by seminarians and monks. The four teens from the Diocese of Dodge City teamed up with boys from Iowa.
Activities and competitions included dodgeball, fishing, water-balloon toss, an obstacle course, ping-pong, checkers, among others.  
Amid the more sporting interaction with the seminarians and monks were many spiritual activities, as well. The group was able to take part in prayer services, attend Mass, and listen to inspirational talks.
Leading the local group was Norma Alvarez, Director of Religious Education at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Becky Hessman, Diocesan Coordinator of Vocations.
Dodge City resident Michael Zuniga, 13, commented, “Oh, yeah. It was a lot of fun -- all the activities they had us do. There were a lot of games. We learned a lot from the seminarians and the monks. They were really nice.
“We attended Mass on Saturday and Sunday and went to vespers. I like how the monks sang together. They had a really good choir.”
Patrick Liston of Larned Middle School said that he “loved the way they pray, it’s so beautiful how they do it.”
When asked what it was like interacting with the seminarians and monks, he responded, “They were amazing; they’re different than what I thought they would be. I thought they were old, but there were young ones too. And they’re fun; they joined us with the games.”
What did he enjoy most about his time at camp? “Getting to know more about monks and their way of life. And meeting new friends.”
“We had a great group of boys representing our diocese,” Hessman said.
“I told [camp director, Brother Paul Sheller, OSB] that it was the first time in my life that I ever considered how much fun it must be, being a boy,” Hessman said with a laugh. “When it was time for us to leave Conception, the boys wanted to stay one more day. They had a great time and so did Norma and I.”

 

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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
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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  

 

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 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;
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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?

 

 

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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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