'Our Daily Bread' focuses on course at seminary

by PAULA DEANGELIS-STEIN
Fri, Nov 7th 2014 03:00 pm

A course, titled "Central City Practicum" and offered at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, will be this month's episode's focus.

The director of the Theological Field Education Department, Kathleen Murphy Castillo, will talk to "Our Daily Bread" host Father Paul D. Seil about the course while making dishes of gazpacho, shrimp, grits and paella.

The Central City Practicum focuses on understanding the Church's presence in an urban setting. Many urban residents face concerns related to maintaining safety, employment, education, health care, transportation and overall infrastructure.

Buffalo is a city with a rich heritage, but for the past 50 years, Buffalo's population has declined due to changing economics, which impacts neighborhoods and institutions. The Central City Practicum seeks to sensitize those preparing for ministry in the Church to issues concerning neighbors, institutions, businesses, government and the Church, in terms of individual and community strength as well as limitations.

Castillo is a member of the Seminarian Formation Team at Christ the King Seminary. Her background in community-based organizations is reflected in the Central City Practicum's summer graduate level immersion experience in Buffalo.

To find out more regarding the Central City Practicum or Christ the King Seminary, tune in to "Our Daily Bread" on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 a.m. and noon on WKBW-TV Ch. 7. Then head to the website for all the day's recipes.  

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