Pastoral Ministry Formation

The Office of Lay Ministry Formation has joined the Dodge City Diocese in conjunction with Newman University in their formation program for Lay Ecclesial Ministry. Drawing on the U.S. Bishops’ document, Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry, the program will focus on four poles of formation. 

The Human qualities critical to form wholesome relationships and necessary to be apt instruments of God’s love and compassion. 

A spirituality and practice of prayer that root them in God’s Trinitarian life, grounding and animating all they do in ministry. 

Adequate knowledge in theological and pastoral studies, along with the intellectual skill to use it among the people they will serve. 

The practical pastoral abilities called for in their particular ministry. 

All courses are offered via ITV. Brochures are being sent out with the upcoming semester course offerings. See Documents below. Register online at or contact Coleen Stein, coordinator, at 620-227-1538 or, P.O. Box 137, Dodge City KS 67801. Courses are worth 3 college credits or 36 hours of personal enrichment.

THEO 3053 Sacramental Theology

(3 credit hours)

A study of the theological and spiritual underpinnings of the liturgy, with specific application to each sacrament. Most of the course will focus on the Eucharist.

*This course is one of the 3-hour courses that may be used to obtain the Diocesan Certification in Liturgical Ministry or Youth Ministry or the Diploma in Catechetical Ministry.

  • Saturday mornings – 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Class Dates – Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov. 7, 14
  • Location – Interactive Television Sites
    • Manhattan, Salina, Hays, WaKeeney Colby, Goodland

THEO 4881 Accompanying Youth and Young Adults on their Journey

(1 credit hour)

Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, young people are filled with questions. They want someone to walk with them in their questioning. This class shares paths of accompaniment. 

*This course is one of the 1-hour courses that may be used to obtain the Diocesan Certification in Youth Ministry or the Diploma in Catechetical Ministry. 

  • Four Wednesday evenings – 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
  • Class Dates – Aug. 26, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 
  • Location – Interactive Television Sites 
    • Manhattan, Salina, Hays, WaKeeney Colby, Goodland 
  • Questions or to register call Coleen Stein, Coordinator 
  • 620-227-1538 or email:

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