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God who saves

Happy Easter!! This Easter was like many previous, but yet was so different. This year at the Easter vigil (aka the most beautiful Mass of the year!) One of my best friends, Geena, I have met here in college joined the church. To help welcome her home, I decided to stay in my college town instead of going home for Easter. This weekend was the first holiday I have spent away from my family at home, but let me tell you how at home I truly felt.

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One of my favorite parts of Easter vigil has always been starting in the dark and then providing light by candles. Last year, God blessed me with a beautiful reflection on how we are the light of the world. This year, as the server lit my friend’s candle, he lit mine, and I lit my friend on the other side…

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‘Boys of Fall’

‘Boys of Fall’

14249865_10208928428841737_4951464866204703157_oTown population: 2,322. 32 boys. 13 playoff appearances. Favorite player in #11. 10 freshmen. 8 seniors, 8 juniors, and 8 wins. 6 sophomores and 6 years since last win in playoffs. 5 years since last playoffs. Only 2 loses. And 1 football team.
Going into this season, the senior boys on the team—Riley Jakubowski (5), Jarred Hulinsky (11), Thomas Cardwell (20), Cole Fousek (51), Dylan Price (55), Tyler Jonak (62), Austin Schuller (63), and Zach Derner-Hulinsky (76)—had a record of 3-23.
This season, the team was underrated and overlooked because why would you expect them to do much? The history didn’t show much hope.
But then…they won. Wood River went down 34-12 in the first game of the season. And then, St. Paul won again, against Cross County, 22-14. And suddenly, this team was headed down a better path than they have in years.

“They didn’t let just anybody in that club, took every ounce of heart and sweat and blood, to get to wear those game-day jerseys down the hall, the kings of the school, man, we’re the boys of fall,” words from Kenny Chesney’s Boys of Fall.

For the first time in years, the football player in St. Paul Public Schools were living those words.
I first watch the boys play at Cross County and you could see, the boys—all 32 of them—were putting in everything they had into that game—heart, sweat, and blood.
And for the first time since in years, those boys look like they were a team and that they really were looking out for each other on that field.

“It’s I got your number, I got your back, when you’re back’s against the wall. You mess with one man, you got us all. The boys of fall.”

The boys lost their third and sixth—against Valentine and Centennial, respectively—by a total of only 12 points.

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The team captains—Hunter Kocian (54), junior, Cole Fousek (51), senior, and Jarred Hulinsky (11), senior—shake hands with Central City’s team captains before the game.

Too soon, we—and I say we because the family and fans of this team have been along for the ride all season—suddenly were at the end of the season with only one game remaining. Central City. Rivals. Competing for the title of district champions and a guaranteed spot in the playoffs.
The last time St. Paul played in the state playoffs was in 2011, my junior year of high school. The Wildcats lost in the first round to Chadron, where I now go to college, 19-18. This year, the Wildcats ended on top of the one-point game by defeating Hershey 15-14, in the last minute of the game. The Cats were down 14-7 with under a minute in the game when Parker Klinginsmith, junior, ran for the 6 points. The team took the field without the kicker for the PAT, and Tanner Wroblewski, junior quarterback, connected with Carson Morgan, sophomore, to take the lead 15-14.

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Jarred stands with Derek after a football game at St. Paul with Derek’s #11 jersey on the ground next to them. 

The last time the Wildcats have won a playoff game was in 2010, which was a pretty special year of football for my family. Our family friend Derek Holt, a senior that year, who wore #11, was on that team.
Derek was my brother’s best friend despite the six year difference in age, and when Jarred was finally in high school, he wore #11 to honor Derek and now that means just a little more than when Jarred first put on that jersey. Derek passed away in a car accident in the summer of 2014, which would be the summer after Jarred’s freshman year. Those two boys had a special bond and it’s a little more special that Jarred’s senior year of football is in a way mimicking Derek’s senior year.

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Now, Derek stands with Jarred after a football game with Jarred in #11. 

This year’s team is a special group of kids. They are determined, full of heart, and hardworking—on and off the field, even getting up to work early Saturday mornings. They are 32 individuals, but they are 1 football team. They work together, they fight together, and they win together.
I love this football team and I think it’s ok for me to speak for their fans here and say we are all behind each and every one of you, 100 percent.
And we are proud of each of you, and not only for your football success, but for who each of you are as individuals.
It’s a great day to be a Wildcat, and it’s a great day to be a Wildcat fan.
Let’s see you leave it all on the field again tonight against Yutan.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.; if you haven’t seen this team play yet, you need to be there tonight.

 

Rest and listen

First published in the West Nebraska Register on Aug. 12, 2016.

My dad is a smart man and he has been telling me my entire life that sometimes I just need to slow down and relax. He tells me I’m always doing too much and that I need to just stop and enjoy life.

I’ve learned a lot from my dad and I take his advice pretty seriously, but this one piece of advice I’ve always had issues with.

I tend to keep myself busy doing something at all times. Even when I’m watching a movie I have a hard time sitting and just watching without doing something else.

I’ve never considered this to be an issue until recently.

“Be still and know that I am God,” Psalms 46:11.

“Silence, all people, in the presence of the Lord,” Zechariah 2:17.

“The Lord will fight for you; you have only to keep still,” Exodus 14:14.

“He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Quiet. Be still,'” Mark 4:39.

“The Lord said to her in reply, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her,'” Luke 10:41.

We can see it all over in the Bible. The Lord tells us to relax, to be patient, to be quiet, and be still.

We are constantly saying we have a busy schedule, that we are running out of time, that there’s never enough time in the day, etc., and we seem to be good at putting responsibilities in front of the relationships we have in this world.

Why are we never satisfied with how much time we have; why are we always unsatisfied with how we spend our time? Why are we always complaining about time?

To answer those questions, I ask another question: Why don’t fish complain about being wet?

The answer to that will come in a minute.

This year I’m entering my senior year of college at Chadron State College and I am beginning my fourth semester as managing editor for The Eagle, the campus newspaper. As you can imagine, this time in my life is pretty busy and stressful.

But, my goal for this year is to take a step back, to enjoy my final year at Chadron State. Sure I am going to work hard and finish my time at CSC on a strong note, but I am going to take more time to enjoy my time there and those around me.

That’s how we should live our days everyday.

Fish don’t complain about being wet because being wet is their natural habitat.

So why do we complain about time?

The answer to that question is because earth is not our natural habitat. We are called to something bigger, some place where time doesn’t matter. And that place is heaven.

To feel heaven’s presence today right where we are is simple, all we have to do is be silent and relax.

God talks to us in the quiet, in the whispers, so we just need to learn to be still and be quiet to hear Him. It’s not an easy thing to accomplish because we are all busy and we always have something to do, but remember this quote from Gordon Hinckley, “When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.”

Take a minute to quiet your heart and stop worrying; God is in control of your time anyway.

Let Him do His work in you.

 

NOTE: The fish-time analogy was first heard at Totus Tuus training in 2015. 

It’s not easy, but goodbye

I’ve used this quote in at least one other blog post, but it truly is one of my favorite quotes, mainly because I am so lucky.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” —Winnie the Pooh.

Tonight is my last night at home. I leave for my senior year at Chadron State College tomorrow, and although my parents and brother are going with me to help me move in, I’m sad to be leaving. And I know I’ve talked about home in another blog also, but it’s important for me to say it again.

Chadron is a beautiful town and a wonderful school and I have lots of friends there to help it feel like home, but nothing truly compares to the home I grew up in.

My parents growing up didn’t let me do everything I wanted to do, but they definitely were loving and caring. They were always looking out for what was best for me and my future. They instilled hard work, courage, faith, and love in my character.

My younger brother is my biggest role model and inspiration. I’m so proud of everything he does and I love watching him accomplish all that he has in his short 17 years of life.

The town I grew up in was supportive and encouraging. I didn’t personally know everyone in this town growing up, but I did recognize everyone in this town.

This town and this house will forever be my home, no matter how far away I go later in life. This town, just like my parents, created my personality and character and I know I would be a different person had I grown up anywhere else.

Leaving my home is never easy, especially when it means leaving my family, but I am excited to get back to school and finish out my final year.

So this is just a short blog post, just like my short stay at home (only 2 weeks, boo…), but I just wanted to once again acknowledge how lucky I am because it is hard to say goodbye.

So to my family (and this town), thank you, I love you, I’ll miss you, and see you on my next journey home (probably when I come watch those Wildcats play some football).

Being a witness to the Catholic faith

Being a witness to the Catholic faith

(First published in the West Nebraska Register on July 29, 2016; http://www.westnebraskaregister.com/app.php?RelId=6.2.2.2.)

Ten different churches on the weekends; seven weeks on the road; five strings, mysteries, and fruits; three teammates; all for one purpose: be a witness to the Catholic Faith.
This summer I spent my time teaching Totus Tuus, a weeklong summer camp for kids ages first grade through high school. This was my second year of teaching and again, was an amazing experience.
This summer I had the opportunity to teach with a completely different set of college students from my team last summer. This summer I had the opportunity to meet three new friends who have influenced my life. Ryan Keisling would be a junior at the University of Nebraska Kearney this fall except that he decided to go to the seminary. He will be a seminarian for the Omaha archdiocese and will attend St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., in the fall. Alec Hruby will be a sophomore at Doane University in the fall studying secondary science education. And Kendall Schumacher will be a junior at the University of Nebraska Kearney studying social work.
Each year of Totus Tuus we focus on a different set of the mysteries of the rosary and on a different section of the Catechism.
This year our mysteries were the glorious mysteries and the prayer section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The glorious mysteries are the Resurrection, the Ascension, the Decent of the Holy Spirit, the Assumption of Mary, and the Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth. These mysteries are inspiring and uplifting, and therefore, are easy to teach the kids about.
The prayer section of the Catechism is another story. You can teach anyone about the linguistics of prayer and different types of prayers, but you can’t force anyone to pray or have a relationship with God. Prayer is the idea of talking and listening to God and therefore establishing a relationship with God.
To cover that section of Totus Tuus we had various classes about what prayer is, different types of prayers, who we can pray with, and we dissected The Lord’s Prayer. We also teach about and talk about the reality of how difficult prayer is.
My favorite of the discussions we have with the high schoolers is the battle of prayer talk. During this talk I discuss the ideas behind three sections of the church—the church suffering, the church militant, and the church triumphant.
The church militant is us. This is the group of people who are on earth right now still fighting the battle to get to heaven. This is the group of people who are on the front lines of fighting this battle.
The church triumphant is the people who have been successful in the battle. These are the people who won and are now in heaven. These are the saints in heaven who are willing to continue helping us on earth.
The church suffering is the people in purgatory who are still in need of our prayers.
The reason I like this idea is because it puts us all in this battle together. My prayer life would have crashed and burned many times in my life if it wasn’t for my friends and family who have prayed for me and with me.
I love thinking about the church as a group of people working together for a bigger goal and that’s one reason I enjoy teaching Totus Tuus. I meet a large number of people who are all fighting this battle alongside me, and they are pushing me and supporting me.
And Totus Tuus encompasses that idea. It is a group of people—four college students to be exact—working together to succeed in a bigger goal—teaching kids about God.
So to everyone who had a part in my summer, especially Kendall, Ryan and Alec, thank you for being in my life and for making my Catholic community even better.
God bless.

Helping to spread the love of God

Helping to spread the love of God

(First published in the West Nebraska Register on July 15, 2016; http://now.dirxion.com/West_Nebraska_Register/library/West_Nebraska_Register_07_15_2016.pdf#page=1&zoom=100.)

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Ryan Keisling, Totus Tuus teacher, leads the students at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, St. Paul in the banana song at the end of the day.

After completing four weeks of Totus Tuus, the teachers were rewarded with a week break to celebrate the 4th of July.

During the time off, I took a road trip to Afton, Wyo. There’s a family out there that are close friends of mine. They live in Afton and the closest Catholic Church is about 20 miles away. This church has a cool story to it because five years ago this church building didn’t exist. The church is in Star Valley in Wyoming. The Valley includes about 19 towns and this is the only Catholic Church in those 19 towns.
Where I grew up there was at least one Catholic Church within an hour of where I was at any given time, but before this building was built and the church was built, there just simply wasn’t a Catholic Church in the area, and the fact is amazing to me. The church isn’t always packed like it was this weekend, but there is always a number of families in attendance, even when it’s not tourist season.
I was lucky enough to be at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Thane, Wyo., just a week after the fourth anniversary of the church and the homily and reading from that weekend were exactly what I needed to re-inspire me to finish out my summer of Totus Tuus on a strong note.
If you went to church the weekend of July 3 you heard the same Gospel reading from Luke as I did, but in this packed church that didn’t exist four years ago it did something special in my heart. The reading was about sending 72 disciples out to preach in various towns.
Luke 10:2 says, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few…” and Luke 10:8-11 says, “Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you, cure the sick in it and say to them ‘The kingdom of God is at hand for you.’ Whatever town you enter and they do not receive you, go out into the streets and say, ‘The dust of your town that clings to our feet, even that we shake off against you.'”
The homily from Deacon Bill Hill expressed the idea that we are all called to go out and preach the Gospel wherever we go. In this passage the Lord isn’t only talking to those specific 72 disciples, but instead He is talking to all of us. He is asking all of us to go out and do His work. But, He does warn us that sometimes there will be push back and not everyone will be willing to receive us.
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Ryan Keisling, Totus Tuus teacher, leads the students at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, St. Paul in the banana song at the end of the day.

This family I visited has six kids and they are outcasts in their school and town because of their Catholic faith.
They are made fun of, excluded from activities, and criticized for their beliefs and for their dedication to the faith.When thinking about that family, listening to that homily, and looking around at that wonderful little parish in the middle of nowhere, I was suddenly more than ready to get back to Totus Tuus.
This summer God called me to be a Totus Tuus teacher and to do exactly that same thing that He asked of those 72. He wants me to go out and spread His message. To share His story with children all over the Diocese of Grand Island, but more than that He called me to be a witness to His love to everyone I come in contact with this summer, and for the rest of my life.
Thankfully, during Totus Tuus, there isn’t usually much push back about the Catholic faith, but during my time teaching, I am instilling in myself and in the kids I teach, that being a witness to the love of God—and thus the faith—should be something we all do everyday.
This reading from Luke comes from the same chapter of some of my favorite verses in the Bible.
Luke 10: 27 says, “…‘You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’”
If the kids I teach this summer learn nothing except two things, this is what I want them to learn: God always loves you and it’s our job to show that love to everyone else every day.

6 J.oyful I.nspiring R.owdy A.dventurous K.ids

6 J.oyful I.nspiring R.owdy A.dventurous K.ids

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There was a wonderful sunset over the mountains on the 4th.
After completing four weeks of teaching Totus Tuus, the teams were rewarded with a week break. During this break, it’s time to relax, so we can really do whatever we feel like doing. So my teammate Alec went home to spend time with his family, Ryan went out camping with a bunch of friends from high school, Kendall went home to visit her family (specifically her 3-year-old brother and nephew), and I took a road trip to visit six wild and crazy kids.

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From left: Marcus, Xavier, Max, me, Lydia, Valerie, Isreal, and Ty all together during a break in shooting off fireworks.
The last four weeks have been crazy yet amazing and I’ve met a lot of wonderful people and kids who make my heart full of happiness. But these six kids—Xavier (13), Marcus (12), Valerie (10), Max (7), Israel (4), and Lydia (1)—will always hold a special place in my heart.

The Jirak family came into my life when I was a freshman in high school but truthfully it feels like they’ve been in my life for forever. Angie and Jeremy are like a second set of parents to me, but also like a set of best friends who just happen to be older than me. And their kids feel equally like my siblings, best friends, and even my own kids because I love them so much.

I have been babysitting kids since I was about 13 years old, but this family was the first family I babysat consistently for years. My friend Cleo and I started babysitting these wonderful kids together and we would both agree that there was and is something special about this family, and we would have said that after the first time we babysat them.

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From front to back: Israel, me, Max, Marcus, Xavier, and Valerie at the parade in Afton.
I only got to spend three full days with them but those three days were jam packed with adventure and fun. Anytime you have six kids together ranging from 1 year old to 13 years old, you are bound for adventure.

Saturday morning we went to a parade and then went out to a mountain lake for kayaking and fishing and for supper.

Sunday we went to a beautiful Mass, picnic in the mountains and out to the Teton National Park and hung out at one of the lakes where we also had a picnic supper, and we finished the day with river fishing.

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Lydia and I started our 4th of July with some time hanging out on the trampoline.
Monday, the 4th of July, we went to another parade, well the back end of the parade, enough to get candy anyway. Then we bought some fireworks, went home and lit fireworks, ate lunch, took naps, lit more fireworks, had supper, and lit more fireworks. All of which seems simple and calm, but remember six kids… And then the worst part of the entire trip happened, I had to tell all six kids goodnight and goodbye and it broke my heart. Izzy (Israel) has been my little buddy since he was born, we just have a special bond, and his sad little face when he found out I was leaving literally tore my heart into shreds.

There’s a quote from Winnie the Pooh that says, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” And I am certainly lucky.

I couldn’t be more grateful that this family walked into my life when Angie dropped Xavier into my 1st grade CCD class about 7 years ago. And I couldn’t be grateful for the past three days spent with the Jiraks. But I also couldn’t be more grateful for my next adventure of going home to see my wonderful family who I also miss terribly and to relax before heading back to Totus Tuus.

Praise God for blessing me with all these wonderful, amazing people in my life.

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16 days later

16 days later

So truth is I started writing this blog on June 3. It was the last day of training and I was going to write a blog about Totus Tuus and how training went.

Then I went home and fell asleep. And after I woke up, I was in Totus Tuus mode and haven’t had any time to relax and write since then.

But, it’s been amazing.

For more information about what Totus Tuus is, see my previous blog post.

It’s now at least 16 days later and I’m still not sure about a few things: 1. Where I’m actually going with this post, 2. When I’m actually going to finish this post, 3. If I’ll ever get more than five hours of sleep ever again.

The thing they tell us each year at training is that this summer will be the hardest, most rewarding summer of your life. And that statement is easily the truest way to explain my summers of teaching Totus Tuus.

The grade school kids see us in the daytime for six hours, for five days, and the high school kids see us for two hours, for five days, which means we see kids for eight hours a day, spread across six days. We have two hours off between the grade school kids and host family suppers and this is our time to either lesson plan, make phone calls, nap, or apparently write two sentences of a blog. And we have a total of about 24 hours off on the weekend, but about 18 of those hours are spent catching up on sleep. There’s not a lot of free time this summer.

My first week of Totus Tuus I was able to go to my home parish in St. Paul and it was amazing to see all the kids I’ve watched grow up in my church, to see how they’ve matured, and how they have changed from just last year.

Being in St. Paul two weeks ago, and Spalding (another great place with amazing people I will never forget) last week, I’ve noticed a few lessons I am going to learn this summer:

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    Faith. I obviously learn more about my faith and grow in my faith because I spend all my time with people who have much more inspiring faiths than me, and I spend all my time talking about the faith and being a witness to the faith.

  2. Patience. I’m learning how to be with people. All the time. I learn how to act polite and hospitable in all situations, even when I’m tired and crabby. Because I don’t get a lot of time on my own to relax and de-stress, I’m learning how to have more patience with all the people I come in contact with. With kids I’ve never had an issue with having patience, but I am learning how to have patience with the adults I come in contact with.
  3. Empathy. I learn how to have empathy for other people. There are three other people on my team who come from completely different lifestyles than me and I am learning how to manage conflict with them and learning how to teach kids with them as a cohesive team.
  4. Perspectives. I’m learning to interact with a variety of people. This year’s team is a completely different make-up than last year’s team and I’m learning how each of them are different and how to handle different situations with them. I also come in contact with many different people at each parish we go to and I’m learning to make sure I really know where these people could be coming from before I start judging them.
  5. Flexibility. I am learning how to go with the flow and not be super worked up if
    everything doesn’t go the way I think it needs to. I am rem

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    inded that my idea is not always the best option. I’m also learning that sticking to a schedule is still important, but it’s not the most important part of the day. I’ve even learned how to teach a class and keep the attention of the class while the building next door was being torn down.

All five of these things, among others are some of the lessons I’m learning that will stick with me for the rest of my life. Totus Tuus is an amazing experience and it’s an experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything. It takes a lot of energy, I have to keep up a good attitude (or at least appear to have one) at all times, but it’s also one of the most fun summers I’ve ever spent.

So there you have it; 16 days later and I’ve finally finished a post. I’m hoping it all makes sense, but after two weeks of Totus Tuus, you never know where my mind is going next. Just remember, God is good; all the time.

God is good! All the time!

First published in the West Nebraska Register on June 10, 2016.

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The Totus Tuus teachers are pictured from left: Nathan Vinton, Kendall Schumacher, Laura Hawk, Ashley Burghart, Jordyn Hulinsky, Megan Kreutzer, Tricia Young, Ryan Keisling, Alec Hruby, Jacob Bauer, Jonathan Miron, Houston Arens. 

God is good! All the time!
This common call-and-response is probably starting to appear in churches near you. Totus Tuus 2016 in now in parishes around the Grand Island Dioceses.
This year is my second year teaching this program. Totus Tuus is a weeklong summer catechistic program that travels around the Diocese. The Totus Tuus teams of four (two boys and two girls) will spend one week at a church before traveling to a new destination.
The Grand Island Diocese has three teams traveling around this summer and the teams are going to be (or already were) in my two homes—St. Paul and Chadron—and everywhere in between. The program will be in various churches around the Diocese for all of June and July.
Last year, all 12 teachers (three teams of four) were new to teaching. None of us had any experience on the teaching side of Totus Tuus. In comparison, this year there are four teachers who were teachers last year.
Like last year, the teams trained for three days in Lincoln with about seven teams from the Lincoln Diocese and two teams from Vermont. Then training continued for another six days at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward.
Last year training was overwhelming and stressful because we all went into Lincoln blind. We didn’t know the other people on our team and we didn’t know what we were really getting ourselves into. Plus the Lincoln Diocese does a few things different with their Totus Tuus program that we didn’t learn about until after we were trained and were told of the differences at one of the last few days of training.
This year, the Grand Island Diocese hosted a 24-hour training session in Grand Island before going to Lincoln to help us get to know the other Grand Island teachers, our own teammates, the basics of training and the differences to expect at the Lincoln training.
This year, I was grateful for that extra training because although it meant having to leave home and my family a day earlier, and although, I was already aware of what to expect at training, I felt more prepared going into Lincoln training and I noticed fewer freaked-out facial expressions at the training.
This summer is almost completely opposite in teaching from last year. We focused on the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary last year, and this year we will be teaching the kids about the glorious mysteries. The best thing about this program, in my opinion, is that the kids are always learning something new if they come back year after year. And this year is only the second year the Dioceses have taught about the Prayer/Praying Curriculum that we will also be focusing on.
The program is designed for students who are going into first through eight grades to come during the daytime Monday through Friday, and those going into ninth grade through recent graduates to come in the evenings Sunday through Thursday.
Bishop Joseph Hanefeld came to the Grand Island Training and asked us why we think this program is important to have in the Diocese and in the parishes. We all agreed that this program is unlike the other religious educations programs we have in our Dioceses. I believe one of the perks is that we start the kids in the program at a young-enough age that they haven’t had a real chance to turn away from the faith and we get to sometimes start that spark. Then we keep on them year after year with new information to help that spark grow into a flame. And finally, we still get to see them right before they head off for college—a time when faith and the dedication to the faith is tested more than at any other time—and we get to show them that you really can live out your faith in college because, hey, here are four college-aged students actually doing it.
It’s inspiring to see how each kid grows and changes in just the week we have with them and this year I’m extra excited to see how the kids change from year to year because I will get the opportunity to return to a few of the parishes I was at last summer.
It’s an amazing opportunity for all the kids in the Diocese, no matter what level or strength of their faith right now, so if there’s a Totus Tuus coming near you this summer, I encourage you to send your kids.