Pastoral Ministry Formation

  1. "Where ever you find excellence, you find continuous learning. They go hand in hand. Wherever you find that continuous learning is missing, you find mediocrity." Matthew Kelly

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    Pastoral Ministry Formation

    Provides grounding in scripture and theology for the laity as they become increasingly responsible for the life and ministry of the Church. Pastoral Ministry Formation equips participants to fulfill the roles to which they are called by their baptism and for which their gifts and the needs of the times challenge them.


    Tri Focus
    Core Courses
    Theology and Methods of Ministry  Fall 2018 
    Introduction to New Testament  Spring 2019 
    Christian Morality and Social Issues  Fall 2019 
    Christology Spring 2020 
    Sacramental Theology  Fall 2020 
    Theology of the Church  Spring 2021 
    Worship and Faith Fall 2021
    Introduction to the Old Testament Spring 2022
    In addition to the core courses, six electives are needed.
  2. Formation in Liturgy welcomes all involved in liturgical ministry: Lectors, Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, Greeters, Sacristans, Music Ministers, Priests, Deacons, Liturgy Commission Members, Catholic School Teachers, RCIA teams, Art & Environment Committees, Members of the Assembly.

    An actor rehearsing his or her part in a play might ask the director: "What's my motivation here?" The script may call for the actor to say certain words, to perform a particular action, or to relate to another character in a specific way. But to properly play her or his part, the actor must know what is motivating the character he or she is playing.

    The same is true for those who exercise liturgical ministry. Just as an actor needs more than a script and stage directions to bring the role to life, so, too, do liturgical ministers.

    Those serving the liturgy of the Church need to have an understanding of the liturgy, an appreciation of particular ministries and their relationship to other ministries, and a willingness to give of their time and talent for the glory of God and for the sake of the assembly.

    Liturgical ministers need to have an understanding of and an appreciation for the proper motivation of the liturgy and the various liturgical ministries. Without this understanding and appreciation, liturgical ministers may simply go through the motions like actors who do not appreciate or understand the roles they are playing.

    Anyone who seeks to know more about the Mass or Liturgy is invited to this class. One may take it for credit or personal enrichment. To obtain the Diocesan Certification in Liturgical Ministry one needs to complete the two core courses and three electives for credit. A paper or project mutually decided upon by the student and the coordinating instructor is also required.

    Formation for Liturgical Ministry is part of the Pastoral Ministry Formation Program.

    Formation for Liturgical Ministry Schedule

    Fall 2016 - THEO 3053 Sacrament Theology (3) core

    Spring 2017 THEO 4881 Music and Liturgy (1) elective

    Fall 2017 THEO 4053 Worship and Faith (3) core

    Spring 2018 THEO 4881 Institute "Get Equipped" (1) elective

    Fall 2018 THEO 4881 Art and Environment (1) elective

    Spring 2019 THEO 4881 Celebrating the Rites of the Catechumenate (1) elective

    Click here for Formation for Liturgical Ministry booklet.

    To Register for Pastoral Ministry Formation courses click here!

  3. THEO 1013 Introduction to New Testament (3 hour course)

    Instructor: Fr. Reggie Urban
    Course Description: This course focuses on the literature, theology and history of the New Testament.  Students will explore questions of authorship and critical methods of biblical interpretation from within the perspective of faith.  Jesus' question, addressed to his disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" provides the theological center of New Testament studies.   
    This course is one of the core courses needed to obtain the Diocesan Certification in Youth Ministry.
    Class Dates: Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16 
    Class Times: Saturday mornings 8:30 to 12:00 noon
    Location: Interactive Television Sites in Dodge City and Salina Dioceses
    Cost: College Credit $150.00 (price does not include textbook) Personal Enrichment $75.00 (price does not include textbook)
    THEO 4881 The Why of Ministry (1 hour course)
    Instructor:  Gentry Heimerman
    Course Description: From Joseph, to Timothy, to Esther (who won a beauty contest then saved a nation), God engaged young people in big ways to do even bigger things.  Approaching Youth Ministry as a missionary disciple leads one to both the "why" and the "hows" of youth ministry. 
    This course is one of the one hour courses needed to obtain the Diocesan Certification in Liturgical Ministry.
    Class Dates: Jan. 23, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 10
    Class Times: Wednesday evenings 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Location: Interactive Television Sites in Dodge City and Salina Dioceses
    Cost: College Credit $50.00 (price does not include textbook) Personal Enrichment $25.00 (price does not include textbook)
    THEO 4881 RCIA Kansas (1 hour course)
    Presenter:  Fr. Tim Piasecki
    Coordinating Instructor:  Fr. Robert Schremmer
    Course Description:  The rites of the process of Christian Initiation of adults are studied from historical, theological, liturgical, and pastoral perspectives.  Beginning with the test of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, students reflect on the order and integrity of each of the rites.  Working from this foundation, they explore appropriate ritual adaptation and receive guidance for the adapting and enrichment of the rites.
    This course is one of the 1 hour courses needed to obtain the Diocesan Certification in Liturgical/Youth Ministry.
    Class Dates:  March 22 & 23
    Location:  Heartland Center for Spirituality, Great Bend
    Cost:  College Credit $50.00 (price does not include textbook)        Personal Enrichment $25.00 (price does not include textbook)
    THEO 4881 Navigating Charisms
    Presented by Catherine of Sienna Institute
    Coordinating Instructor:  Fr. Robert Schremmer

    Course Description:  The Called and Gifted Workshop guides one to recognize gifts given by the Holy Spirit through baptism and confirmation.  These gifts enable one to accomplish things for God above and beyond one's natural abilities.

    To take this class for credit, one needs to have participated in a Called and Gifted workshop and then take the ITV class on April 28 (3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. via ITV) in Spanish or May 8 (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. via ITV) in English.

    Called and Gifted Workshop Dates and Locations: 

    April 6 - Spanish at Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3231 N 14th Avenue, Dodge City, Kansas

    May 4 - English at Sacred Heart Parish Education Center, 1119 State Street, Larned, Kansas   

    Cost:  College Credit $65.00 Personal Enrichment $25.00