ROME – Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Holy Eucharist by encouraging priests not to be in a hurry and neglect the moment of silence following the Mass’s opening prayer.
CRS 2018 Rice Bowl
Are you ready to encounter Lent with CRS Rice Bowl? This Lent, join the more than 14,000 families and faith communities for a faith-filled experience that offers the opportunity to engage daily in the spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Ready-made lessons and materials/resources such as prayers, pulpit announcements, prayer intentions, Stations of the Cross, stories of hope, videos and more are available at no cost.
In addition, the Mission Office is offering two free workshops (English and Spanish) to aid you and your team in preparing and implementing the CRS Rice Bowl program without a hitch. Here are the registration links:
English Workshop (Jan. 19 at 8:30 am) – http://archgh.cvent.com/2018CRSRiceBowlWorkshop
Spanish Workshop (Jan. 18 at 6:30 pm) – http://archgh.cvent.com/2018CRSTallerPlatodeArroz
For more information please contact the Mission Office at 713-652-8231 or email@example.com.
Plato de Arroz – Programa cuaresmal de fe en acción de Catholic Relief Services
Únete a casi 14,000 comunidades de fe en 180 diócesis alrededor de los Estados Unidos y juntos serviremos a nuestros hermanos y hermanas más necesitados alrededor del mundo mientras formamos a nuestras familias y comunidades de fe en solidaridad global. Te invitamos a ser parte de la Cultura del Encuentro como discípulo misionero con Catholic Relief Services (CRS) esta cuaresma a través del programa Plato de Arroz. El programa consta de lecciones ya listas y materiales/recursos tales como oraciones, Via Crucis, historias de esperanza, videos, etc. disponibles sin costo alguno.
Con el fin de facilitarte la preparación y puesta en acción del programa, la Oficina de Misiones ofrece un taller en español el jueves 18 de enero, 2017 de 6:30 a 9:00 pm. Aquí está el enlace para registrarte:
Otro taller se ofrecerá en inglés el viernes 19 de enero de 8:30 am a 12 del mediodía: http://archgh.cvent.com/2018CRSRiceBowlWorkshop
Para mayor información comunícate a la Oficina de Misiones al 713-652-8231, firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the World Day of Peace, Pope Francis invited us to, “embrace all those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discrimination, persecution, poverty and environmental degradation to leave their homelands.”
Respond with meaning
Communities can respond to Pope Francis’ invitation by commemorating National Migration Week from January 7-14. National Migration Week is a chance to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants—including immigrants, refugees and survivors of human trafficking. It is a special opportunity for the Church in the United States to live out the Share the Journey campaign, a global effort to show love and honor the dignity of our migrant and refugee neighbors.
Visit sharejourney.org to download Justice for Immigrants’ National Migration Week toolkit, including sample petitions and ideas to engage your community.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Oscar Cantú, Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, have designated Sunday, November 26, A Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians that initiates “Solidarity in Suffering” a Week of Awareness and Education. The Bishops’ Conference is collaborating with the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Relief Services, CNEWA and Aid to the Church in Need on this observance.
For resources and more information, go to https://tinyurl.com/yaenpp6w
For over 43 million Americans, there is a thin line: between eviction and home, between hunger and health, between unemployment and work, between anxiety and stability. This line is the Poverty Line. For a family of four, that line is $24,257 a year. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2015.)
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes.
Together, we can make a difference in families and communities across the United States. Please donate prayerfully and generously. Thank you.
Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious. She was the daughter of Andrew II, King of Hungary, and wife of Duke Louis IV of Thuringia. She is famous for her great kindness and inexhaustible charity towards the poor and the sick. November 19 is the feast day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in the Extraordinary Form.
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Today the dioceses in the United States celebrate the memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin. St. Cabrini is the first United States citizen to be canonized. She was born in Lombardy, Italy, one of thirteen children. She came to America as a missionary, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals. To learn more go to: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2017-11-13
The publisher Sadlier Religion has some great ideas for Halloween and All Saints’ Day on their “We Believe and Share” Blog. Check it out: https://tinyurl.com/yaoek5fn