Be sure to check out your religion publishers for Lenten Ideas. OEC also has ideas on Pinterest (just go to our Facebook page and click on the link). Try “liking” Sadlier for ideas for family during Lent. Loyola, Our Sunday Visitor, RCL Benziger and Plaum also have websites to check out.
Please join the OEC in praying for the Kelley family and the repose of the soul of Sean. Sean Michael Kelley, 41, of Cypress, Texas passed away outside of Seattle, Washington on January 31, 2018. Sean is survived by the love of his life, Michelle, his beautiful daughters Kate (11) and Anna (8), his loving and devoted parents, John and Kathy Kelley, his younger sisters and biggest fans, Lauren Scott, Claire Klein, Julia Spurr and his seven (soon to be nine) crazy and adorable nieces and nephews, all of whom adored their Uncle Sean. Born April 30, 1976, in Houston, Texas. . .
The St. Joseph Society of the Sacred Heart (The Josephites) is a congregation of priests and brothers whose exclusive mission is to serve the African-American community. Founded after the Civil War to minister to newly freed slaves, the organization has served the African American community since 1871. The Society supports in parishes and special ministries, spanning across the East and West Coast. To learn more about this African-American ministry go to http://www.josephites.org/about-us/our-mission/
The National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family was created by Fr. James Goode, OFM in 1989. It is a day set aside to give special thanks to God for our families and place our every care in the arms of Jesus. Please keep our African American families in your prayers, especially during the month of February.
For National Migration Week and through the year, you can use these resources to educate your community and/or parish about migration, reflect on what the church teaches for welcoming newcomers, and share in the journey with our brothers and sisters.
To shop for resources go to: https://tinyurl.com/y7ef7ad5