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Award winning author, musician to serve

as Director of Hispanic Ministry

By David Myers
Southwest Kansas Register

Her resume reads like a novel -- nine pages detailing activities and accomplishments that are hard to believe could fit into a mere 35 years of service to the Church.
    When the SKR brought up the intimidation factor of such a resume with its author, Sister Angela Erevia, MCDP, she let out a laugh and responded, “I’m just a simple cotton-picker from Texas.”
    Sister Angela will soon serve the diocese as Director of Hispanic Ministry. Sister Angela belongs to the religious community, the Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence based in San Antonio, whose mission is to evangelize all peoples, especially the poor.

She’s a writer, having written the book on Quinceañera, a right of passage for girls. She’s been published dozens of times, is an accomplished musician, has received numerous awards, and has studied or worked all over the globe. And she is quick to laugh with a humility that belies her extensive accomplishments
    Southwest Kansas Register: What made you choose to come to our diocese?
    Sister Angela Erevia, MCDP: I did go to interview in Tucson. After I discerned with a counselor in my community that works with us when we’re in transition, she asked one question: Angela, where’s the greater need? I said, well, Dodge City. Some dioceses have more resources available. That’s always the determining factor in our decisions: Where’s the greater need? I am excited; I already feel like I’m one of the team, the way Sister Gemma and Father Bob [Schremmer, vicar general] have been communicating with me.
    SKR: Can you summarize what you would like to accomplish here?
    Sister Angela: Live out the charism of the Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence (MCDP) and what we vow according to the MCDP Constitutions: “As catechists we enable and empower the poor to become Church.” I would do this by providing formation to prepare leaders for the Church and for those persons interested in knowing more about our Catholic faith. I am open to finding out what the needs are and be creative in responding to those needs.
    SKR: We have a quickly growing Spanish-speaking population.  What do you think is a good way to begin progressing toward more unity between the Spanish speaking community and the Anglo community?
    Sister Angela:
• To provide them faith opportunities to reflect on Matthew 25:35.
• To develop a process to help groups know, appreciate, and celebrate who they are, their history (how their families got to this country), their hopes and dreams, their strengths to be affirmed and their weaknesses to be challenged. In the catechetical process of faith development, our weaknesses are the areas of personal and communal conversion.
•    To facilitate a dialogue with both groups for an opportunity for them to share the best of their cultures. (In this mix you might want to include the Filipinos, Vietnamese, and all other immigrant groups in the diocese.)
•    To encourage them to ask questions they might have about each other’s group or groups.
•    To provide opportunities for groups to be able to share the best of their experiences of their own cultures.
•    To plan events … food and/or music festivals.
•    To have bilingual liturgical celebrations during Advent & Christmas, Lent and Holy Week, First Communions, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, etc.
    SKR: Can you describe one of the struggles of the Spanish-speaking community that Anglos may not, but should, understand or at least recognize?
    Sister Angela: The stress at all levels caused by having to leave their own country, their own family, and their familiar surroundings to come to this country looking for employment merely to survive and to support their families.
    SKR: What is the greatest gift of the Spanish speaking population?
    Sister Angela: The faith of the people expressed in their trust that the Church is a welcoming faith community. They seek the Church for a sense of belonging and solidarity in the struggle of all peoples for justice, peace, and unity.
    SKR: You’ve worked or studied overseas a great deal. What have your international travels/experiences taught you that others could benefit from knowing?
    Sister Angela: We are just one component of the human family. In years past, the United States used to send missionaries to foreign lands to evangelize their people. Today those evangelized by U. S. missionaries are now coming to the U. S. to evangelize us. Just look at all the immigrants now in our communities. They are forcing us to look at some pretty basic values, like the family, participation in the life of the Church, religion, work ethic, employment and business practices, political involvement, educational opportunities, health standards, etc.     
    SKR: Where were you born?
    Sister Angela: I was born in Lockhart, TX.
    SKR: Do you have brothers and sisters?
    Sister Angela: Seven sisters and one brother: five older sisters and one younger brother and one younger sister. All deceased except my younger sister, Maria, who lives in Heber Springs, AR.
    SKR: What did your parents do?
    Sister Angela: My father was classified as a laborer and my mother, a housewife. During the cotton season, we were all “cotton specialists.” We took care of the cotton plants by “hoeing” the weeds; we saw the cotton bloom and change to cotton bolls, then we picked it, weighed it, marked the pounds picked on a small ledger, emptied the sacks in a trailer, and sometimes the farm owner would allow us to drive the trailer to the cotton gin. We saw how the seeds were removed from the cotton.
    SKR: Do you have any hobbies?
    Sister Angela: Music and writing.

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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
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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  

 

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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