This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Baltimore faith leaders in Rome; Responding to questions about “Spotlight”; Parish Resources for the MD General Assembly; Events this weekend; Transitions, plus this Thursday’s Blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s Post:
Mission Matters… Near and Far, by Rachel Barron Bowles, Missions Office.
Parish Table Talk
- Prayer intention: We keep in our prayers Archbishop Lori and the other faith leaders from Baltimore who are on pilgrimage to Rome this week. We pray that the bonds of faith may be strengthened as these leaders seek peace for our city.
- “Spotlight” response: With the movie “Spotlight” back in the headlines after its Oscar win, this statement from the Archdiocese may be helpful if you find yourself being asked questions about the abuse scandal and the subsequent Church response in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
- Parish Resources regarding Physician Assisted Suicide Bill: The Maryland Catholic Conference has a page of resources for use in parishes. As the Maryland General Assembly again considers legislation to legalize physician assisted suicide, these material may be helpful to inform parishioners and encourage advocacy.
- Reminder of events this weekend: The Catholic Men’s Conference is this Saturday; 24 Hours for the Lord is Friday at 3pm to Saturday at 3pm, hosted at various churches in the Archdiocese; and the Archdiocesan Social Ministry Convocation is also this Saturday.
- Why go to confession? Here’s an explanation everyone can understand!
- Easter video to share: If your parishioners enjoy receiving videos to learn more about the liturgical year, consider sharing this video on Easter:
This weekend, we were saddened to hear of the death of Joe Goggin. Joe was a parish catechetical leader, an instructor in the Church Leadership Institute and Equip for ministry, and most importantly a faithful disciple. Those of us who worked with him grew to love and count on his analytical mind and his love of people. We join in prayer for the repose of Joe’s soul and the consolation of his family.