Saturday, January 21, 2017

9 Days for Life: Day 1

Today, on day one of "9 Days for Life," we pray for the conversion of all hearts and an end to abortion.  Click here for today's suggestions for prayer, reflection and action.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25) is "Reconciliation -- The Love of Christ Compels Us."  Click here for prayer resources and other information about this observance.

Monday, January 16, 2017

"Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment"

Click here to access the Holy Father's letter to young people introducing the October 2018 Synod of Bishops to treat the topic "Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment."  The preparatory document introduced in the letter is available here.  Both were released on Friday, January 13.  Stay tuned for more information as the preparations continue.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Reminder: 9 Days for Life

Click here to access the USCCB resources for "9 Days for Life" -- an annual period of prayer and action focusing on cherishing the gift of every person's life -- taking place this year from January 21-29.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.  Click here for prayer resources from U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.  Included in these resources is a calendar that runs from January 11 through February 8, containing a prayer and intentions for each day.  (Remember that February 8, the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, is also the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.)

National Migration Week 2017


The theme for National Migration Week 2017 (January 8-14)  is "Creating a Culture of Encounter."  Click here for more information from the USCCB website.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Poverty Awareness and the Three Kings

As we shared earlier this week, January is Poverty Awareness Month.  Today's entry from the USCCB calendar to commemorate this month follows:

In the spirit of the three wise men, how do you offer your gifts to help bring forth God's kingdom on earth?  Green Street Park and Drop by Drop are children's books about young people using their gifts to help others.