Mission Matters: September 5, 2017

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Pope Francis’s Prayer for Parishes; WINE Conference;  Hurricane relief; Archbishop on DACA; Sharing the Convocation 2017

Parish Table Talk

Pope Francis’s prayer and message to parishes

•  National Catholic Women’s Conference (WINE): Are women at your parish looking for a way to get renewed in their faith? WINE: Women In the New Evangelization along with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for the New Evangelization invite women of all ages to the WINE: National Catholic Women’s Conference on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. Information for registration can be found here.

•  Hurricane Harvey relief support: With Hurricane Harvey relief underway, your parish may be looking for ways to help those in need after the devastating floods in Houston. Archbishop Lori has asked for a second collection across the Archdiocese for Hurricane Harvey relief. Catholic Charities USA also has a donation page for ongoing support of the relief effort. 100% of donations go toward the relief effort.

•  Archbishop’s statement on DACA: Archbishop Lori responds to the current Presidential administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is estimated to potentially affect 11,000 people in Maryland and nearly 800,000 across the U.S.. You can read and share Archbishop Lori’s response in English and Spanish with your parish community.

•  Sharing the Convocation 2017: What have you heard about the Knights of Columbus’s missionary work overseas? Listen to the Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson, speak about this work as well as how we as Catholics are called to the peripheries in his talk during the session: “Going to the Peripheries.”   We invite you to take time to reap from the wisdom shared throughout the Convocation by watching the videos shared by the USCCB.

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