Diocesan Local Programs of Formation
During times while our seminarians are on break, we have a local program of formation that compliments and supplements the formation they receive in the seminary. Consisting of our diocesan handbook, programs during summer and winter, and other opportunities for formation, our seminarians are able to engage in formation in a way that helps them to discern year round.
Diocesan Handbook: Forming Worthy Fellow Workers
In the summer of 2009 seminarians of the Diocese of Wichita gathered for evenings of formation to produce a handbook to guide their formation as a seminarian of the Diocese of Wichita. This handbook serves as a guide to their formation. It is based upon the promises a seminarian may one day make when ordained to the diaconate and priesthood. Click here for a copy of the document.
Seminarian Summer Formation
Summer break for seminarians for the Diocese of Wichita is comprised of two essential components: formation and work. Formation: The seminarians of the diocese meet on various occasions for opportunities of fraternity, fun, and prayer. Work: College candidates are gainfully employed during the summer months, while theologians learn about Hispanic Ministry, engage in pastoral ministry in various institutions in the diocese, or receive a pastoral placement in a parish. Below is a calendar of formation for next summer.
|Summer Evaluation Information Form||Pastor Evaluation||Supervisor Evaluation||Self-Evaluation|
(includes those living at NU)
|Totus Tuus and Prayer & Action
|Mundelein CPE Experience
||Make appointment with Director|
In the summer we sponsor a Spanish Immersion Program for seminarians in Pittsburg, Ks in cooperation with Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and Pittsburg State University. This program contains academic, pastoral and spiritual formation. In addition to learning Spanish in the classroom, seminarians engage in an apostolate of ministry and are trained in Hispanic ministry by ministering to people in our local Church - those whom they are called to one day serve. Below is a calendar of formation for next summer.
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