A Faith and Light Fiesta!
By Dave Myers
Southwest Kansas Catholic
The Faith and Light program of the Diocese of Dodge City, which celebrates the gifts of those who are developmentally or intellectually challenged, concluded its most recent season with a Mexican Fiesta at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City.
All parishioners were invited to this special celebration, which included dance, games, giveaways, a belated Easter-egg hunt, a piñata, and a not-so-Mexican dinner (but delicious just the same) of hamburgers and hotdogs.
Attending the Fiesta were Bishop John Brungardt and Father Aneesh Parappanattu, cathedral parochial vicar.
Led by Virginia and Frank Samayo, Faith and Light creates an embracing atmosphere of acceptance of each other, regardless of one’s challenges.
At its core is praise for a loving Lord, creating an environment where people facing developmental and intellectual challenges, their family and friends, can meet once each month for prayer, song, skits, fun activities, and a pot luck.
Dance troops at the celebration included the Tepeyac Dancers and the Folkloric Dancers. The meal was provided by the Knights of Columbus.