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Oblates Daily Prayer February 29th, 2024
Every day the Oblate Community and Family in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales publish a short reflective morning prayer video, created by members. Please join in daily from where you are.
Visit their Youtube channel for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/@TheOblates
Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh Visits Oblate Ministries in Sylhet February 28th, 2024
From Fr. Séamus P. Finn, OMI, Director of OMIUSA JPIC and OIP
(Originally Published at OMIUSA.ORG)
As you are aware, We have worked closely with Oblates in Bangladesh for a number of years and particularly in the Diocese of Sylhet, where Bejoy D’Cruze, OMI, was the founding Bishop, before he moved on to his present assignment as Archbishop of Dhaka.
The Oblates continue to have the number of ministries in the diocese and this posting yesterday reminded me of the vitality and energy that sustains their mission presence.
This celebration was on the occasion of visit to the diocese by the Apostolic Nuncio, Most Rev Kevin S. Randall, Bangladesh. – Fr. Séamus Finn, OMI
From the original post of Face book:
His Excellency Most Rev. Archbishop Kevin S. Randall, The Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh spent the last day in Sylhet, visiting Baluchor, Khadim, Caritas and Bishop House. Thank God and all who spent your energy for his safe and successful pastoral visit to Sylhet Catholic diocese. _ Fr. Soroj Costa, OMI
Take Action to Support Migrant Ministry under Threat February 26th, 2024
The Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Annunciation House in El Paso, a network of migrant shelters that has been in operation for almost 50 years, and aims to shut it down. Paxton’s legal action appears to be part of a broader Republican push to target Catholic nonprofits serving migrants at the border amid an effort to make immigration a key 2024 election campaign issue.
VISIT THE WEBSITE TO TAKE ACTION: https://maryknollogc.org/action/join-us-solidarity-annunciation-house
- Maryknoll’s Office for Global Concerns – https://maryknollogc.org/action/join-us-solidarity-annunciation-house
- El Paso Matters article (the first hyperlinked ‘here’ in the sentence in the blurb: https://elpasomatters.org/2024/02/20/ag-ken-paxton-targets-el-paso-annunciation-house/
- NPR piece on Annunciation House (the second hyperlinked ‘here’ in the sentence in the blurb): https://www.npr.org/2024/02/22/1233217761/texas-is-suing-an-immigration-nonprofit-after-accusing-them-of-human-smuggling
Sacred Heart Church -Oakland, CA – Greenteam Sees Success February 26th, 2024
By Fr. Jack Lau, OMI, Sacred Heart Church -Oakland, CA – GreenTeam
2024 Lenten Resources February 21st, 2024
We invite you to join us this Lent to take actions to help preserve God’s great gift of Creation.
Invite your communities to distribute them as bulletin inserts during worship on an upcoming Sunday. Each year, these calendars go up on refrigerators and bulletin boards across communities, and open many conversations about environmental stewardship and climate action.
“Christians have fasted from meat during Lent for generations. Try eating vegetarian today and check out Oxfam’s Eat for Good resource online for other ways to use your fast to bless others”: bit.ly/eat4good
Visit their website to download the calendars:
“May this season serve as a reminder of our interdependence and our call to care for our common home.”