Lenten Awakenings: Springtime for the Soul, Fridays
Meditation Ritual in Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, come immerse yourself in song, readings and reflection during these times of Lenten Prayer.
When: Fridays, March 24, 31 and April 7 from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, adjacent to Carondelet Center
11th Day Prayer for Peace, 3/11
Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel
Saturday, March 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Since 2001, on the 11th of every month, we come together to pray for the unmet needs of our time. Join us for an International Women’s Day Celebration to #BeBoldForChange with St. Catherine University’s Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women and St. Catherine University’s Multicultural, International Programs and Services.
I hope you take some time in this first (short) week of Lent to open yourself up to the experience we are about to embark on together. We hope this Lenten journey will help you establish a new contemplative practice, as outlined in the introduction of our Catholic Social Justice Reflection Guide, to invite the Spirit to be present with you and lead you during your time with our materials. This week, think about what you might need to learn about healthcare and Catholic Social Justice during this trying time in our nation.
There is no more appropriate time to take action on healthcare, as Republicans in Congress push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This decision could cause 32 million people to lose health insurance and double premiums by 2026. As NETWORK’s Government Relations Associate Lucas Allen writes this week:
“Beyond political rhetoric, this moment is really a decision point for the kind of country and society we want to be…Catholic Social Justice requires that we uphold the dignity of all, which requires ensuring all have access to affordable, quality, equitable healthcare. This moment presents a threat, but also an opportunity to share our faithful vision of a healthcare system and society that advances the common good and puts people, not profit, at the center.”
And, because we must live out a faith that does justice, this week, we’re calling Speaker Paul Ryan, Rep. Tim Murphy, and Rep. Steve Scalise to encourage them to not repeal the Affordable Care Act without a suitable replacement plan that provides the same benefits to all currently covered under the ACA. Consult your calendar for a sample call in script, and join us by calling the following numbers on each day:
Wednesday dial 1-888-422-4555
Thursday dial 1-888-496-3502
Friday dial 1-888-885-1748
Don’t forget to download your Lenten Calendar to remind yourself to make your weekly calls! Also, please encourage your friends and family to sign up to receive Network’s Lenten Resource.
Thank you for your participation this Lent, and please let me know if you have any questions or feedback thus far!
Sister Jean Nelson
You may know Sister Jean Nelson:
Rapid Relay March 1, 2017…
Jean Nelson, The Potter, passed away at 3:30 AM on March 1 in her apartment at Carondelet Village. Funeral arrangements are pending. Jean now rests in the loving peace of God.
From Sister Kathy Ryan
March is a busy Month for the CSJs. We celebrate our Feast Day on Sunday, March 19th with Mass at 1:30.
The main group of the Friends of St Joseph meet on March 8th at Carondelet Village, 4:30-6:00.
For more detailed information about either of these events email me.
I hope some of you got to last months Stirring of the Fire Retreat. I missed it because I was out of town, but I will hear more about it on March 8th when we gather as Friends of St Joseph.
Blessings on all of you this Lent. You are always in my prayers.