January Friends of St. Joseph Meeting

Our theme is Generous promises for 2015. You may want to bring your Chapter booklets if you can locate them. This is our time to Stir the Fire. Your welcome to bring a treat if you like. We will gather at Peggy and Ed’s at 4:30pm on Monday, January 5.

11th Day Prayer for Peace

January 11, 2015, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel
1890 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul

Spiritual Practices in the New Year Through Wisdom Ways at Carondelet Center

Tuesdays, January 6 – June 9
7:00 – 7:40 p.m.

Walking in Harmony
Fridays, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Breathing: Listening and Discovery
Fridays, January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Men’s Centering Prayer
Wednesdays, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Sacred Chant Choir
Wednesdays, January 14 & 28, February 11 (4 – 5:15 p.m.) & 25, March 4 & 25
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

SPIN Midday Interfaith Dialogue

Announcing a special session on: “Black Lives Matter—the Role of Religious Leaders and Communities.” On Thursday, January 8, 2015, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. the Rev. Charles Gill, Pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Church/St. Paul and President of the St. Paul Interdenominational Black Ministerial Alliance, Mr. Damon Drake, local community activist and Muslim member, and the Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs, Co-Minister at Unity Church-Unitarian (who participated in the Mall of American protest), are invited to share comments and reflections on the role of religious leaders and communities in responding to recent events and the systems and injustices that have stimulated them. Also, through a short video Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Associate Pastor of Formation and Justice at the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plains in Boston, and representative of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, who has done training in non-violence in Ferguson, MO, will comment on the role of clergy. Panelists will respond to questions in large group dialogue, followed by small group dialogue among all present. Questions such as “What would “deep solidarity” look like? What is the effect of protests and why participate or not? What is at the heart of the matter for each of us? We especially invite clergy/religious leaders as well as any others to join us for this session. Sessions are free, open to all and will be held at the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, 1671 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., light refreshments/beverages provided; bag lunches welcome.

Coming in February

Community Garden

In the 2014 season, Celeste’s Dream Community Garden grew 250 pounds of sustainably-raised produce and donated 200 pounds of that total. Join us in 2015 for fun, fellowship, and vegetables!

Tuesday, February 10
Garden planning with soup and bread
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Although the Community Garden is sponsored by Celeste’s Dream, you are welcome. They like it being inter-generational.

Breaking the Impasse VI: A Call for Immigration Reform

Featuring Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director, NETWORK A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and Dr. Bruce Corrie, PhD, Associate Vice President for University Relations and International Programs, Concordia University.

February 17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Rauenhorst Ballroom, St. Catherine University,
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul

Presented by the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity at St. Catherine University and NETWORK A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

Posted on Sunday, 4 January 2015 at 10:35 pm and filed under Events.

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