Diocesan ministry hosts chastity training for Diocese of Salina

Father Matthew Marney visits with two young adults during a Project Freedom training held at Mount St. Mary’s in Wichita.

The diocesan Office of Family Life and Natural Family Planning held a Project Freedom training Sept. 19 to help the Diocese of Salina share the value of chastity with young people and their parents.
Project Freedom shares the good news of chastity with eighth graders and their parents. The program has been delivered in the Diocese of Wichita for over three years as a positive and proactive response to the forces attacking society and the family.
The training was held in the Magnificat Center located at the Sisters of St. Joseph campus. The training included a “demo” of the skits and talks presented in a retreat as well as tips on the best ways to share God’s plan for our sexuality.
The training team included Rev. Matthew Marney, Tami Gates, Judith Leonard, Megan Kisling, Kristina Sample, Michael Donovan and Scott Penick. Eighteen people attended the training, including three priests from the Salina area and the diocesan Family Life directors. Salina plans on having its first Project Freedom Retreat in December.

Retreats planned in Schulte, Colwich
Project Freedom retreats are scheduled in the Wichita Diocese at St. Peter the Apostle parish in Schulte on March 5-6 and at St. Mark the Evangelist parish in Colwich on March 12-13.
There are many other weekends still available this fall and in spring 2010.
Those interested in a Project Freedom retreat in your parish may contact the Office of Family Life and Natural Family Planning at (316) 685-5240 or visit the Project Freedom website at http://www.cdowk.org/offices/familylife/chastity.htm.