Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women
Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women, A Ministry of the Sisters of St Joseph since 1996, has a need for travel mugs or thermoses. Residents use travel mugs for hot or cold beverages when riding the bus to school, work, or other places. They also have a need for alarm clocks. The most basic alarm clocks will do. As you spring clean your kitchen cabinets and house, please contact Faith at 651-696-8642 if you find an extra travel mug or alarm clock to donate!
Rachel Lloyd, 4/5
Rachel Lloyd, an internationally recognized speaker on Sex Trafficking, a survivor herself, and the originator of the Safe Harbor Law is the featured speaker at the Kelly Lecture on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
The lecture will be in the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at 7:00 PM.
Admission is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
Ticket Office: 651-690-6700 – The O’Shaughnessy – 2004 Randolph Ave.
Justice Education on Restorative Justice, 4/6
Thursday, April 6th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Carondelet Center Room G11. Justice Education on Restorative Justice
Sargent James Church and women in The Challenge Incarceration Program (CIP) will discuss their personal stories of restorative justice. CIP is for non-violent offenders and consists of three phases:
Phase 1 is a highly-structured and intensive boot camp. Components include chemical dependency treatment; education; cognitive skills; restorative justice; physical training; military bearing, drill, and ceremony; work crew; and transition preparation.
Phases 2 and 3 are intensive, close supervision in the community. Come and meet these remarkable guest speakers and learn more about the work of restorative justice.
St. Joeseph Worker Fundraiser, 4/6
The St. Joseph Worker Program is a ministry of the Sisters for young women who volunteer for a year to live in community and be part of the CSJ mission.
The program celebrates its 15th birthday with a spring fundraiser called
Thursday, April 6th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
at Bad Weather Brewery,
4147th Street West in St Paul.
$15 Admission includes one drink ticket. Tickets are available at the event.
Bring your friends! All are welcome!
Eliminating Anti-Judaism from the Christian Story, 4/6
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luther Seminary, Olson Campus Center, Dining Room B/C
1490 Fulham St, St Paul, MN 55108 (View Map)
Parking on street or behind Center (Campus map and parking information here)
At this time of year, many Christians celebrate Lent and Easter—and many churches have historically used texts, liturgies and narratives in this season that view Jews and Judaism in a disparaging light.
Christian hostility and violence toward Jews has a long history going back to the early church. Theologies of “replacement” or “supersessionism” are still a common part of some mainstream Christian practice and worship.
How does anti-Jewish thinking continue to manifest in Christian theology and practice today?
In our current context of a terrifying rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes, how can those committed to strengthening interfaith relationships work actively to dismantle anti-Jewish theologies?
A panel, consisting of Dr. Darrell Jodock, Prof. Emeritus, Gustavus Adolphus College and author of Covenantal Conversations: Christians in Dialogue with Jews and Judaism; Dr. Marilyn Salmon Prof. of New Testament (ret.) United Theological Seminary and author of Preaching without Contempt: Overcoming Unintended Anti-Judaism; Rabbi Adam Spilker, Mount Zion Temple; and Ms. Ann Lewis, elder and religious educator, House of Hope Presbyterian; moderated by SPIN volunteers, Ms. Katherine Parent, Luther Seminary Ph.D. candidate, and Rev. Cynthia Bronson Sweigert, Episcopal priest, will explore how understanding, respect and cooperation in Jewish – Christian relations can be enhanced and anti-Judaism eliminated.
Free, open to all. (Free will offering) Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is available in the cafeteria; bag lunches welcome.
11th Day Prayer for Peace, 4/11
Our Lady of the Presentation
Chapel, 1890 Randolph, St Paul
Saturday, April 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The theme of the prayer is: “Caring for our Common Home.”
Join us on Tuesday, April 11th for a Prayer for the Earth.
Lawyer and farmer’s daughter, Sonja Trom Eayrs, will offer a reflection on how factory farms surrounding her family farm have denigrated the quality of life in her town.
Complexity of Sustainability Panel: Looking at Sustainability from Various Academic Disciplines, 4/20
Rauenhorst Ballroom, St. Catherine University
Thursday, April 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Catherine University faculty will address their varied approaches to sustainability from their respective disciplines of: Philosophy, English, Biology, Fashion Design and Economics. Free and open to all.
Earth Day, 4/29
Earth Day: Work the Land and Celebrate Earth and Community
on SATURDAY, April 29, 9:00 a.m.-noon.
Join us at the CSJ Community Garden at 1884 Randolph Ave, West Lawn.
Prepare garden beds new and old, turn compost, and begin planting.