Monday, September 30, 2019

KofC Fish Fry Rescheduled

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry has been rescheduled for Friday, October 25.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Help with English Classes

Sister Edith Schneider, a Poor Handmaid from Donaldson,has been teaching English classes at the Plymouth Library on Mondays and Thursdays. She will be going to El Paso to volunteer at Annunciation House to work with asylum seekers from across the border. She will be gone for six months, October 15 to early April.  She is seeking people who can take her classes:
Level 1      4:00--5:00 p.m.
Level 2      5:15--6:15 p.m.
Level 3      6:30--7:15 p.m.
She is hoping to have one person for each of the groups. She would like to present the person on her last day with them on October 7.

​If you are interested, please contact sister Edith at edithspjc@yahoo.com or 574-341-3965.

Monday, September 16, 2019

U.S. Bishop's Pastoral Letters

People have asked where they could find the pastoral letters of the U.S. Bishops.  Here is the list I mentioned. They have links to the pages on the internet.

           i.      The U.S. Economy The U.S. Economy—Justice for All
          ii.      War and Peace and the use of nuclear arms. The Challenge of Peace—God’s Promise and Our Response
         iii.      Faithful Citizenship: Forming Consciences for participation in the political process.
          iv.      On LGBT    Always Our Children 
            v.      Immigration  Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey to Hope 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Labor Day Reflection

From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

In the Catholic tradition, work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. This Labor Day, reflect on the dignity of work and rights of workers by visiting www.usccb.org/jphd to read the annual Labor Day statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

This Labor Day, take action to address inequality and injustice in our workplaces. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) (www.usccb.org/cchd) supports organizations that empower workers and address the root causes of poverty. Find a local CCHD-funded group and learn how you can get involved.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Reflections after the shootings

These are worthwhile sources of reflection:

U.S. Bishops Concerned about Racism and Xenophobia

The pastoral letter of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on Racism can be found at: Open Wide Our Hearts


Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Recent Statement by the Josephite Fathers and Brothers (The Josephite Fathers and Brothers have had the ministry of working with African Americans.)

Statement from USCCB on Recent Shootings