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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls series

 

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Catechist Formation to begin

fall season with a history lesson

“Understanding the Old Testament” will be presented:
English: Sept. 8 and
repeated Sept. 11
Spanish: Sept. 12
For more information, call
Coleen Stein at (620) 227-1538, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit
http://www.dcdiocese.org/
catechist-formation.


Anyone who has attended a class taught by Father Henry Hildebrandt can attest to the fact that he would have made a terrific history professor.
Now, people across the diocese will have a chance to find this out for themselves.
From 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, the Catechist Formation Program of the Diocese of Dodge City will present, “Understanding the Old Testament,” in which Father Hildebrandt may or may not be appearing either as Moses, First Century Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai (a Pharisee and one of the greatest teachers of his day) or another character, as he has done on several past occasions. But even if he only appears as Father Henry Hildebrandt, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Ness City, the class promises to be enriching. The class also will be presented from 9 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, Sept. 11.
Catechist Formation classes are presented in association with Newman University through the Interactive Television (ITV) Network. Through ITV, participants can attend classes at one of several sites throughout the Diocese of Dodge City where they can interact one-on-one with the presenter.
The same program will be presented in Spanish from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 by Sister Angela Erevia, MCDP. While it’s doubtful that Sister Angela will be dressing up as Moses, Sister Angela’s energy, knowledge and humor always make her an engaging speaker.
Throughout its eight-year history in the diocese, the Catechist Formation Program has offered courses that are designed to help all those in the Dodge City diocese who feel called to pass the faith onto the next generation.
While designed for all uncertified parish school of religion catechists, catechetical administrators such as DREs, CREs (Coordinator of Religious Education), youth ministers with catechetical responsibilities, Catholic school personnel, as well as anyone involved with religious education or sacramental preparation, organizers stress that anyone who wishes may attend the classes.
The Catechist Formation Program was introduced in 2002 by Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore:
“Since my arrival in the diocese, I have frequently heard the need expressed that we must provide more formation and support for our catechists,” the bishop wrote in 2002. “I have taken seriously the requests for more support and more formation, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to present the Catechist Formation Program.”
“All pastoral and educational programs should be reviewed and evaluated from time to time,” said Coleen Stein, coordinator of the Catechist Formation Program. “The program we had used up until the Catechist Formation program was introduced had been in place for nearly a decade. It was determined that we needed a program to meet changing needs in which all could participate together, one which could be completed in a timely and consistent manner and with a minimum of paperwork and guesswork by participants and administrators.”
Participants of the program are presented a first level certificate after receiving three “points,” as well as having attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop. A point is given when one attends a class, the KARE conference, Diocesan Stewardship Day or Scripture Day. After receiving 12 points, a person is diocesan certified for a period of three years.
“Certification is recognition that an individual has completed our Catechist Formation Program and has been given an opportunity to appropriate the catechetical content and skills necessary to be effective with our young people in a classroom setting,” Stein explained. “Continued growth must take place. Certification is a kind of catechetical content indicator only and does not guarantee any individual a paid or volunteer position with a parish, school or PSR program, or take the place of any screening or application process required by the diocese or parish.”
“In our diocese we take this responsibility for proclaiming the Good News very seriously indeed,” the bishop wrote. “From my early pastoral work as a DRE and chaplain for a Catholic high school, I saw firsthand how important catechetical training is for everyone involved in the ministry of catechesis, if that ministry is to bear fruit.”


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Dec. 23, 2018

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

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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