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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 2019

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Tylan Ricketts among 11 seminarians

immersed in Spanish language program

Special to the Register
P.J. Voegeli was a little skeptical about the Spanish immersion program. But, he said, “Our eyes have been opened,” or, because they are immersed in Spanish, “¡Nuestros ojos se han abierto!
He and 10 other seminarians are studying as hard as possible in Spanish classes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a program supervised by the language department at Pittsburg State University. They began their studies June 3 and will be immersed until July 25.
Seven of the seminarians are studying for the Diocese of Wichita, two are from the Diocese of Dodge City, and two from the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Mo. Most have had a head start with a few courses of high school Spanish. Voegeli, a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Wichita, and a student at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md., said the program actually began the weekend before June 3 when he and the other “estudiantes” were introduced to their host families, who speak only Spanish with the seminarians.
In addition to living with their host families one weekend, the seminarians have a family dinner with their host families on Sundays after Mass, and are participating in Our Lady of Lourdes’ Hispanic youth ministry in Pittsburg.
Although the language course is described as an immersion program, the students do take a break after 7 p.m.
“We have to get some homework done,” Voegeli said, “so it’s nice to be able to speak a little English, because a lot of us aren’t very far along in Spanish.”
They spend their evenings as guests of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, which has converted and renovated a former convent as guest housing. “They’ve done a wonderful job of remodeling, we are spoiled and blessed,” he said.
Voegeli said he initially had doubts about the program, partly because the program was in the diocese. Many immersion programs are based in Spanish speaking countries, but Voegeli said they are getting a similar experience through the Spanish speaking community and the Spanish speaking religious sisters in the Pittsburg area.
“The (Spanish speaking) community down here isn’t that large, but their needs are so great that you get an experience with the language, but more so, an experience with the culture,” he said. “Now, I know I wouldn’t want to do it outside the diocese.”
Not only are the seminarians learning Spanish, he said, they are learning it from the people they will serve after they are ordained. “It helps me to reach out to the people now,” Voegeli said.
He had one request of the faithful of the diocese for those in the language program. In English, he said: “Pray for us!”

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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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