Last week 500+ Catholics convened for the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering hosted by USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, along with 16 other departments and agencies. This year the gathering brought together individuals from over 100 dioceses and 45 states. The attendees were a mix of young students and seasoned social activists who have worked for Catholic-related causes for years.
The California Catholic Conference Office of Restorative Justice will be hosting a Bereavement Training in the Aftermath of Violence for FREE!
The Archdiocese of San Francisco will be offering special prayers in more than 90 Church services within the Archdiocese to honor those killed in 2017. A special invitation has been sent to all pastors to offer a special petition (Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful) this Sunday January 14, 2018.
Please join us in prayer for the following individuals:
CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY
ROME - Some 2,100 of Rome’s poor, homeless, refugees, prisoners and volunteers will head to the circus courtesy of Pope Francis in yet another act of charity for those who are less fortunate.
The show, announced Jan. 10, will take place the afternoon of Thursday Jan. 11, at Rome’s Circo Medrano under a large tent put up specifically for the event, which has been dubbed the “Circus of Solidarity” by the organizers.
The following state facilities are seeking to fill the Catholic Chaplain Vacancy:
- California Correctional Center (CCC) Susanville
- Altascadero State Hospital
- Napa State Hospital
- Veterans Home Barstow
- Veterans Home Yountville
- SATF & State Prison Corcoran
The application process is as follows:
Chaplain Teddy Harder received recognition from Cynthia Y. Tampkins, Warden for the California Rehabilitation Center (in Norco, CA), for receiving "Exceeding Standards" in his Performance Evaluation.
Words from Cynthia Tampkins:
One of the hardest task is leading people to Christ or for others helping them understand there is an higher power. You have a great spirit and a warm demeanor. I thank you for handling your numerous responsibilities with ease, reliability, and a ready and willing attitude. Thank you so much for your leadership.
Catholic News Service reports that while much of the struggle over the death penalty has focused on the Supreme Court, state legislatures, governors and juries, the real place to have an impact may be at the county level.
St Vincent de Paul's Restorative Justice Ministry announced today that there will be a prayer vigil for Selene Makarious, 57, and 50-year-old Heather Downs, who were found dead on December 13. Police believe this was a murder suicide. Please remember these two women and pray for healing for all affected by this violence.
The vigil will start promptly at 10am on Friday, December 22. It will be held in the 2200 block of Tuscany Court in East Palo Alto near where the deaths occurred.