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USCCB Task forces makes recommendations on Promoting Peace

Thursday, 05 January 2017 07:09

WASHINGTON (USCCB) — The USCCB Special Task Force to Promote Peace in Our Communities has released a written version of the report today. The report includes findings and recommendations for bishops to continue the vital work of fostering healing and lasting peace in communities across the U.S. through concrete action, ongoing dialogue and opportunities for encounter. The USCCB Special Task Force to Promote Peace in our Communities can be found here.

As part of its convening, the special Task Force conducted an in-person listening session in October, 2016 involving bishops from communities hit hard by violence and unrest. Participants in the listening session highlighted the strong need for candid conversations about the nature of challenges facing communities, while stressing the need for sustained work in order to move toward lasting solutions and healing on matters of race. Beyond the initial listening session, additional interviews were conducted with key individuals including law enforcement officials and a student who demonstrated at Ferguson and North Charleston. A central component of the Task Force's findings also stresses the significance of prayer as well as ecumenical and interfaith collaborations, along with building solid and unique models of engagement, particularly for at-risk young people. The important role of bishops in helping to convene these conversations is also emphasized in the report.

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Listing of New Faith Offerings

Monday, 26 December 2016 00:00

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Bishop Cistone and Newly Commissioned Lay Ministers pose for a photo after the Lay Ministry Commissioning and Renewal Mass on Sept. 18, 2016

SAGINAW — These are some of the events that will take place across the Diocese of Saginaw. All are invited to participate.

WHAT: Catholic Women’s Fellowship with Dr. Toby Long
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Meeting the first Wednesday of every month, women from around the diocese are invited to gather at the Center for Ministry for prayer, faith formation, discussion and fellowship. The talk for this gathering: Ongoing Journey and Conversion: Reflections on Sacred Scripture in Daily Life will be given by Dr. Toby Long. For more information, visit: www.womensfellowship.org.

WHAT: Monthly Diocesan Men’s Faith-Sharing Night: Bishop Barron’s Series on the Saints, The Pivotal Players- Michelangelo
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18
WHERE: Diocesan Center For Ministry, 5802 Weiss St., Saginaw
Dr. Dan Osborn, Director of the Center for Ministry, will offer men of the diocese an opportunity to view Bishop Barron’s new DVD series on the saints, The Pivotal Players. There will also be time for faith-sharing in small groups after viewing the DVD. Please note: this series is not sequential; if unable to come on a particular Wednesday evening, all are welcome to attend on other evenings. These monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month through April, 2017, except December. No prior registration is needed.

WHAT: Lay Ministry Regional Information Meeting
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18
WHERE: Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Mary Church, 5661 Fergus Rd. Albee
This is an informational meeting for the Lay Ministry Formation Program. From Feb. 1 until May 15, the diocesan Office of Lay Ministry will be accepting applications for those who wish to begin the program in September, 2017. It is a four year formation experience designed for lay people who wish to expand their knowledge of Scripture and Catholic Theology, deepen their relationship with God, and fulfill their baptismal call by serving others. This meeting is not only for those interested in applying to Lay Ministry, but also for anyone who is interested in learning more about the program. Those interested in applying to the lay ministry program are encouraged to have a conversation with their pastor or pastoral administrator before attending this meeting. RSVP’S to the meeting may be sent to Kellie Deming, coordinator of Lay Ministry at CLOAKING or 989-797-6609.

WHAT: Holy Hour with Bishop Cistone in Saginaw
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19
WHERE: St. Dominic Parish, St. Stephen Church, 1310 Malzahn St., Saginaw
Since January 2012, the Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, has traveled to different churches throughout the diocese to lead Holy Hours before the Blessed Sacrament. The faithful are invited to join him in praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we strive to do God’s will in our local Church.

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