Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Helping Flood Victims

United Way is looking for people who can care with case management for flood victims here in Marshall County. A two day training is required to be able to do this.  

Currently, the trainings are schedule for:

Two day training – from 9 am to 4 pm
Thurs/Fri              March 15-16
Wed/Thur             March 21-22
Thurs/Fri              March 22-23
Tues/Wed            March 27-28
Wed/Thurs           March 28-29

If you are interested, please contact Fr. John, 936-4935.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Third Week of Lent

This week, #CRSRiceBowl takes us to #BurkinaFaso where we encounter Safiata, a farmer who is working to provide new opportunities for her children and grandchildren:   

Friday, March 2, 2018

Thank you

Thank you to all who called their Congressional representatives last Monday, the Catholic call-in day in support of the Dreamers. We had over 48,000 calls. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Message from the U.S. Catholic Bishops

USCCB President, Vice President, and Migration Chair Announce National Call-in Day for Dreamers for February 26

February 19, 2018
WASHINGTON—Late last week, the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes needed to move forward with debate on legislation to provide relief to Dreamers. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President; Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB Vice President; and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, together issued the following statement: 
"We are deeply disappointed that the Senate was not able to come together in a bipartisan manner to secure legislative protection for the Dreamers. With the March 5th deadline looming, we ask once again that Members of Congress show the leadership necessary to find a just and humane solution for these young people, who daily face mounting anxiety and uncertainty. 
"We are also announcing a National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers. This coming weekend, we will be asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress next MondayFebruary 26, to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process. 
"Our faith compels us to stand with the vulnerable, including our immigrant brothers and sisters. We have done so continually, but we must show our support and solidarity now in a special way. Now is the time for action.