Check Your Attitude Ash Wednesday, 2019 By: Jeanne Connolly, Director of Charism and Mission Even now … return to me with your whole heart. Joel 2:12 Brothers and sisters: We are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20 Jesus said to his disciples: "Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them … Matthew 1:6 Today our Lenten journey formally begins. We have prepared our homes and our hearts. As we begin this journey, let’s pause a moment to check our attitude, our frame of mind. Simply defined an attitude [...]
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Please find attached here a new resource for lent: 40 Days; 40 Ways: A Guide to a Green Lent by Dianne Scheper. The guide is designed to provide a green environmental context for you to consider this Lent. Despite its title, “40 Days; 40 Ways” is not fashioned as a daily devotional. Dianne describes it as "a range of suggestions for merging your Lenten disciplinary spirit with creation-centered activities."
March 8—International Women’s Day International Women’s Day (IWD) was first recognized by the United Nations in 1975. However, IWD was first celebrated in New York in 1911 and was supported by over one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." The Theme for IWD 2019 is #BalanceforBetter. The theme aims at raising awareness that everyone everywhere has a part [...]
Includes information about Many ways to Serve, Northern IL Food Bank, Sharing Positive News and more.
Our month-long focus Celebrating our Heritage and Creating our Legacy starts now. This first week we are reminded of the rich heritage we hold as followers of St. Francis of Assisi in the spirit of Mother Clara Pfaender.
AIDS is still here…and so are we. It may appear to some of us that many people in our culture have dismissed the plague that is AIDS...
Includes information about Pace e Bene Pilgrimage, Feast Day Celebrations, Season of Creation and more.
Includes information about Celebrating the Jubilarians, Exploring the Franciscan Way, Values to Guide a Culture of Services and more.
Includes information regarding the 2018 Jubilarians, March for Our Lives, Susan Lincoln Concert, the Spring Provence Gathering and more.
Includes information about My Bethlehem Farm Experience, International Congregational Meetings, Grace in the Now and more.