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What is Arco Iris?

    If your teen came home one afternoon and had suddenly become far more respectful, and instead of the usual weekend activities, they spent each and every Friday evening in a spiritual gathering, you might wonder what had gotten into them.
For hundreds of Hispanic youth across the Diocese of Dodge City, the answer is “Arco Iris.”
    For eight years, the program has invited Spanish speaking youth to an intense, four-day retreat where they mix deeply spiritual activities with important lessons in social issues, creating a combination of spiritual and civic formation.
    The most recent retreat, March 19-22 in Dodge City, included youth from Scott City, Liberal, Garden City and Dodge City. Among the coordinators are Genaro and Raquel Espino from Garden City, and Maribel and Jose Cervantes and the Villa and Cruz families in Dodge City.     “Arco Iris” doesn’t end when the four-day event concludes. From that point on, participants will attend a prayer session each Monday night, and a group gathering each Friday night, for as long as they want to attend – even into adulthood. And those who already attended the original four-day session will help present later retreats to new participants.
     “It was amazing,” said Alondra Banuelos, 15, a student at Dodge City High School. Banuelos was one of 100 youth from across the diocese who attended the four-day retreat in March. “I didn’t expect it to be that touching. But it felt amazing. I actually felt that God came to me and … I felt … wow! It was the most beautiful thing that’s ever happened to me.”
    Bernardo DelReal, 16, who also attended the recent retreat, said, “To me it meant a lot. It was a very beautiful thing. You learn how to respect your parents, be a better person. It just opens your eyes to a lot of things …. It makes you appreciate everything.”
    “It makes you appreciate everyone” Banuelos added.
    “Especially your parents,” DelReal said. He added that he would “definitely” urge other youth to attend. “I invite them all to come and not be scared. At first you’re a little shy, but after you get to know every one you get more comfortable.”
    “You can’t really explain how you feel because it was just amazing,” Banuelos said. “There are no words to describe it.”
    Father Ted Skalsky also helped lead the retreat, as did Sister Maria Elena Martinez-Sifuentes, MCMI, Sister Enedina Lulo, CFP, and Sister Rosarita Weber, OP.
    When asked what he thought of the retreat, Father Skalsky simply said, “It was awesome.”


¿Qué es Arco Iris?


Si su adolecente llegó a casa una tarde y de repente  se ha convertido en una persona mucho más respetuosa, y en vez de las actividades comunes del fin de semana, se pasa  cada viernes y todos los viernes en la tarde en una reunión espiritual, usted se preguntará que los hizo llegar a eso.  
Para cientos de jóvenes Hispanos alrededeor de la Diócesis de Dodge City, la respuesta es “Arco Iris.”
Por ocho años, el programa ha invitado  a jóvenes Hispanos  a un retiro intenso de cuatro días donde se mezcla profundamente las actividades espiritiuales con lecciones importantes en asuntos sociales, creando una combinación de formación espiritual de vida.
El retiro más reciente fue del 19-22 de marzo en Dodge City, incluyendo jóvenes de Scott City, Liberal, Garden City y Dodge City. Entre los coordinadores están Genaro y Raquel Espino de Garden City;  Maribel y José Cervantes y las familias Villa y Cruz de Dodge City.
“Arco Iris” no termina cuando los eventos de cuatro días concluyen. Desde ese punto, los participantes asistirán a sesiones de oración cada lunes en la noche, y un grupo de reunión cada viernes por la noche, por el tiempo que ellos quieran asistir, aún entre los adultos. Y aquellos que ya asistieron a la sesión original de cuatro días, ayudarán a presentar retiros posteriores a los nuevos participantes.
“Fue asombroso,” dijo Alondra Bañuelos de 15 años, una estudiante de la Escuela Secundaria de Dodge City. Bañuelos fue una de las 100 jóvenes a lo largo  de la diócesis que asistió al retiro de cuatro días en marzo. “No esperaba que fuera así de conmovedor”. Pero se sintió asombroso. Realmente sentí que Dios vino a mi y…lo sentí… wao! Es la cosa más hermosa que me haya sucedido.”
Bernardo DelReal, de 16, quien también asistió al retiro reciente, dijo, “Para mí significó mucho. Fue algo muy hermoso. Se aprende a respetar a sus padres, ser una mejor persona. Te abre los ojos a muchas cosas…te hace apreciar todo”
“Te hace apreciar a todo el mundo”,  agregó Bañuelos.
“Especialmente a tus padres,” dijo DelReal.  El agregó que “definitivamente”  invitará a otros jóvenes a que asistan. Los invité a todos a que vengan y que no tengan miedo. Al principio estás un poco tímido, pero después conoces a cada uno, te sientes más cómodo.”
“No puedes explicar realmente como te sientes porque fue simplemente asombroso,” dijo Bañuelos. “No hay palabras para describirlo.”
El Padre Ted Skalsky también ayudó a conducir el retiro, como lo hizo la Hermana  Maria Elena Martinez-Sifuentes, MCMI, la Hermana Enedina Lulo, CFP, y la Hermana Sister Rosarita Weber, OP.
Cuando le preguntamos que pensó del retiro, el Padre Skalsky simplemente dijo: “Fue fabuloso.”

Past Issues

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

 

Dec. 17, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Celebrate Christmas 'unplugged'; Msgr. Matthew Smith; Klan; Catholic Charities Annual Appeal; Fr. Larry Rosebaugh; A Guadalupe Encounter; Laci and Joe Salazar; A Christmas Wish; Adoption; Confession; Advent; EWTN; Christmas Blues; Tilma; Pittsburgh; PSR

 

Dec. 3, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2017 NCYC; Wheel of Balance; Marita Rother; Stanley Rother; slavery; trafficking; Windthorst water damage; martyred priests; confession; reconciliation; How to go to confession; recipe for codfish cakes; Catholic schools; appeal

 

Nov. 19, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Saints; Father Kola; Black Elk; Giving Tuesday; velvet Elvis; a Slice of Time; Dani Sandoval; Mexican Village; Father Tim Hickey; New faces at chancery; priests share thoughts on confession; Wheel of Balance

 

Nov. 5, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Matrimony Anniversary Mass, 2017; Riebel; Faith and Light; Scripture Day; Sex in the Bible; Quilt, Mexican Village Story; Finance; Fatima pilgrimage; Fowler church window renovation; Medicare; Crazy Glue


Oct. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Father Francis Jordan; Sister Renee Kirmer; Father Rother beatified; religious liberty; RCIA Kansas; V Encuentro; Bishop Weisenburger; Daughters of Isabella; Bishop Gerber Science Center


Oct. 1, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: De Colores; Rebein; Dreamer; Pies; Kellner; Code Quilts; Sister Crucita; Feezor; Formed.org; Sin and pain

 

 Sept. 17, 2017

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Sister Lucy Fidelis; Underground Railroad; Sister Irene Hartman; DACA; new priests; teachers; Volunteer of the Year; Golf Classic; St. Francis Xavier; St. Nicholas Parish Center, Kinsley; seminarians; Knights Lite; Stewardship Day 2017

Sept. 3, 2017

Aug. 13, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Coronado Cross; Masada; Moody Gardens; Elders; Rother; undocumented children; cages; year of mercy; Kumi; Hollywood makeup artist; New Mexico; refugee women.

July 16, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Summer camp; tithing and almsgiving; Bill Baalmann; Nathan Schaller; Jubilarian Sisters; Sister Hortencia Rodriguez; Sister Petrona Stockemer; Sister Denise Sevart; Convocation of Catholic Leaders; Mother talks about her son entering seminary; Arcoiris; Youth group travels to Colorado Springs; Major Phillip Roth

June 11, 2017 (Updated)

Ordination; Mark Brantley; Jacob Schneider; Father's Day; Thanks, Dad!; Appeal; Sister Mary Martin Weaver; Bishop Maralit; Budget; Trafficked women; Deacon Michael Brungardt; Dead Sea Scrolls; softball; Father Urban retirement; Sister Kravec retirement; Father Mazouch retirement; Authentic Joy; Pris Climate Accord; Jack Schramm; Pieta.

May 28, 2017 (Updated)

 

Grateful Hearts; MSFS Provincial; Reddy; Reif; Opossum; Dead Sea Scrolls; Our Lady of Fatima; Jorge Herrera, Jr.; Cursillo; Kough; First Communion; Confirmation

May 14, 2017

Esteban Hernandez; citizen; Lilly Ann Rein, Amberly Jimenez, Mother's Day; peacock; Quattrocchi; President Kennedy; Teen Moms; Junior High Youth Rally; Encounter With God's Call; granny/nanny; seniors' contributions; tornado anniversary; harvest; healthcare; Mr. Brown; Store-bought teeth; Louis and Zelie Martin; Father John Sullivan; Irish priest whose prayers could heal; Mexican beauty queen; Esmaralda Gonzalez; religious life

April 30, 2017

   KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; bully; TEC; Father Marvin Reif; Bet'sie; What makes a hero?; St. Mary of the Plains; tornado

Easter, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Honorable courtship; footsteps of migrants; CHRISM Mass 2017; honoring priests; Encuentro Cross blessed; Daughters of Isabella State Convention; Fatima pilgrim statue; Mary Sharon Moore interview; Senate advances pro-life measures; love must be at the core of family life; Father John Forkuoh's car story; Confirmations; Sisters of Concordia; CNN hero Father Khalil Jaar

March 26, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: From the heart; kidney; Rother; Friar Carmelo; Schnauzer; Lauren Seachris; Lauren's Treat; fire; Guatemala; immigration; Lenten Regulations 1888; Hot Cross Buns; budget; Trump; Forkuoh; Seiwert; South Sudan; hot ashes

March 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Refugees; immigrants; Gilbert Herrman; When you give alms'; Lent; Call to Continuing Conversion, Rite of Election; Charell and Jeremy Owings; adoption; Our Growing Church; Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia; water; creation; Sudan; Darlow Lampe

Feb 26, 2017

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Night to shine; Immigration; immigrants; Knights of Columbus; Pete Gomez; this foreign mission; Creole; Robin Doll; Eagle Scout; Quest

Feb 12, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; March for Life; Pro-life; Executive Order; Secular Franciscan Order; teachers; Down Syndrome; Eagle Scout; Bronze Pelican

Jan. 29, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Thank you, religious; SEEK 2017; homeless man to priest; Fourth Sunday; Secret Service to Sacred Heart; Dr. Gerard Brungardt; Martin Luther King; 110 year old nun; Toddler miracle; Letter from undocumented immigrant; health care; immigration

Jan. 15, 2017

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Mary helps us share; Tighe donates home to Birthright; Pro-life billboard; Theobald Hattrup; Helen and Steve Eck; Pearl Harbor; Reigning Grace

Dec. 18, 2017

KEYWORDS: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2016; Pope Francis Christmas schedule; 2016 high school youth rally; Aerospace engineer; Father Stanley Rother; Radio station; Dying girl's letter; Scout nominations; 12 days of Christmas

Dec. 4, 2016

KEYWORDS: Vocations Day; Pope Advent advice; Ex-prostitute; Spearville mission; Pilgrims v. Zombies; Face of God; Mission bazaar; Ness City fall festival; Rural health care; Archbishop Gomez; Bishops congratulate Trump

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