Mission Matters: Jan. 31, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: March for Life 2017; An evangelizing parish office; Catholic Men’s Fellowship; USCCB action alert; GIVEN retreat; Transitions; plus this Thursday’s blog post.

Watch for this Thursday’s blog post, Understanding the Liturgy: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning, by Julie Grace Males, Director of the Office of Worship and Sacraments

•   March for Life 2017: The Archdiocese of Baltimore was well represented at the March for Life this past Friday.  CBS news caught up with Natasha Wilson and Fr. James Boric in the crowd and they were able to share the message for life. Thank you to all who joined us to stand for the vulnerable of our society!

•  The Parish Office:  Pat Lencioni, co-founder of Amazing Parish, shares some insights on making the parish office a place of evangelization.  The atmosphere, intentionality and physical space all contribute to modeling what we are encouraging our parishioners to embrace.  What changes may help your office to be more evangelizing?

•  “Rise Up, O Men of God”: The Catholic Men’s Fellowship is March 25, 2017. Spread the word and begin to organize a group from your parish. Guest speakers this year are Scott Hahn, Paul Shelton and Alex Zunca.

•  USCCB Action Alert for Immigrants:  The USCCB Committee on Migration shared this action alert for those who would like to take action and contact their representatives concerning immigration.

•  GIVEN Retreat March 4th:  There will be a GIVEN retreat for couples on March 4th at St. Joseph Cockeysville.  Consider announcing this in your bulletin if Cockeysville is a convenient location for your parishioners.  Couples can register at bemissionarydisciples.org/given

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•  Cause for Rejoicing:  The international deaf community is blessed with the recent ordination of new priest who is deaf. His conversion story and path to the priesthood is a beautiful example of the accompaniment from several missionary discipleship in his journey.


Lia SalinasDirector of Hispanic MinistryLia S

Lia Salinas has been involved in Catholic ministry for over fifteen years, working for the Archdiocese of Miami, Arlington Diocese, and most recently at the Archdiocese of Washington serving as Coordinator of Course Promotion and Hispanic Catechesis. She is currently pursuing her degree in Theology. Lia was born in El Salvador and was raised in Miami. She is married and has two children. Her favorite Scripture passage is Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes) and her favorite saint is St. Teresa of Ávila. On her spare time, Lia enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.

Monica GMonica GreeneOffice Manager, Department of Evangelization

Monica Green has joined us as Office Manager and comes with over 15 years of experience, most recently with the YWCA-NCA and the University of the District of Columbia, both in Washington, DC, where she also received her Master’s in Public Administration. Monica was born and raised in Washington, DC.  She is married with two daughters. During her spare time she likes to bake, and plan all kinds of social events and parties.


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