Playing, praying, speaking and singing ..all for Him! Reflections on the Musical Mini-Retreat at Dodge City Diocese Stewardship Conference.
Young Zack is letting his light shine in the darkness….
He’s a survivor of Roe vs. Wade
Only 12 years old, he has organized a pro-life walk held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to emphasize the connection between the issue of abortion and slavery…
He’s written a pro-life play…
He’s inspired other young people to actively address the issues…
He hands out the Precious Feet pins after Church…
Zach has the dream of making his efforts regional…
Read more about this amazing young man…. Zach Goodman. His name says it all…he is a Good Man!
From the National Catholic Register
Our annual Stewardship Day in the Dodge City Diocese
An outstanding line-up of speakers gathered to present the concepts of becoming more involved in what we are about when we go to Church. It’s more than showing up on one day a week, chalking it up as to having done your duty for the week, and proceeding to the rest of your week with no connection to what just happened….
I was invited to be a presenter…an honor. Not knowing what to expect, I was a bit nervous, or mindful would probably be a better word. Mindful of the responsibility to do what God would want, and not be concerned about a “performance”.
I had a small group of about a dozen people. We had a few minor microphone glitches. I played. We prayed. The following is the opening of an article in the Diocesan newspaper. I think God showed up that day, to guide me. Thanks and Glory be to Him!
By DAVID MYERS and TIM WENZL
Southwest Kansas Register
Haunting music rose from the grand piano in the worship area of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Aug. 28 as pianist Patrice Egging stopped intermittently to share a message oft repeated throughout this annual Diocesan Stewardship Day, that stewardship is about far more than just placing money in the collection basket.
Stewardship is, more than 200 participants would learn, a way of “being Church” – a way of creating better parish communities and families, and of bringing ourselves closer to God.
For Egging, a featured speaker, stewardship is about discovering your talents – for her an uncanny ability to play beautiful music by ear — and using those talents to witness to others.
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