ROUTE 17K UPDATE

The DOT says the section of roadway where the culvert work was done will still be closed to traffic the weekend of October 16-17.

That patch is being paved, but the plan is to open one side for thru traffic on Monday.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience – and will keep you posted.

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS

A robust Parish Council election season has begun! Bios and photos of all the candidates will be posted shortly.

Election weekend has been scheduled for November 6-7 in Deacon John Hall – at which time you can also grab a baked item to support our Prayer Blanket Ministry.

For those who are unable to vote in person, there will be an online option as well. If neither voting option is suitable for you, kindly contact the office.

More election details will be provided as the coming weeks unfold.

A CALL TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

The members of the Parish Council of Saint Paul’s offer our thoughts and prayers to our church community and for the world at large. May you daily feel the peace of God.
We are continuing to share recommended resources for insight into the current issues of social justice from a Biblical/Church perspective.

And so we invite you to prayerfully consider:

Bishop Braxton: The Catholic Church was ‘largely on the wrong side of history’ on racism

Preparing for Pope Francis’ synod on synodality

Horrified by images of Border Patrol abusing Haitian immigrants?

Women are rising to new heights at the Vatican

“Global trade is here to stay. But have we reckoned with the moral costs of its conveniences?

The “sacred task” of preserving the 9/11 chapter in American History

Fr. James Martin analyzes the Pope’s restrictions on Latin Masses

Afghanistan evacuations become top priority for faith-based resettlement groups

Sisters scramble to respond to the delta variant in countries with a lack of vaccines and long-standing socio-economic problems

There is no basis for a priest to issue a religious exemption to the vaccine

Lessons Learned from the Border and Honduras

Climate Change is Also a Spiritual Crisis

Millions of renters owe billions of dollars. Sisters nationwide are doing what they can.

Pope appoints new secretary of child protection commission

U.S. bishops respond to Interior Department’s investigation of Native American boarding schools

Sr. Anita Baird addresses the morality of voter rights at a Georgetown University forum

A burial site for Indigenous children was found in Canada. Could it happen here?

Act locally to break the chains of human trafficking

Prayer service recalls the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

The killing of George Floyd and the verdict are a wake-up call for America

Pope Francis’ “Vos Estis” expires in one year. How effective has it been?

“Indigenous people’s lives depend on their lands, but threats are growing worldwide”

“I am a Philipina American, and racism makes me afraid …”

National Catholic Reporter Editorial regarding hate crimes against Asian Americans

“A ‘small start”: Catholic leaders react to the Derek Chauvin conviction

Bishops Denounce Violence Against Asian Americans

The Sorrowful Mystery of Racism

Cardinal Gregory: “Healing of America’s Soul” needed for racial harmony

“Catholic Order Pledges $100 Million to Atone for Slave Labor and Sales”

Catholic Anti-Racism Project

Panel: Social justice is essential to Black Catholics’ Faith

“A Pledge to Rescue Our Youth,” by Maya Angelou

Catholic Social Thought and Racial Solidarity

Cardinal Gregory on the ‘Today’ show

“Isn’t 400 Years Enough?”

Bishops reauthorize anti-racism committee

Church and country need a reckoning on race

CST 101

How to be anti-racist at work

Practical steps to eradicate racism

Bishop Zubik tells Pittsburgh Catholics he cannot tell them how to vote

Voting Catholic: Racial Justice

To fight Racism, Catholics must hunger for justice like we do for the Eucharist

Environment, other issues beyond abortion are critical in voting, bishop says

Open Wide Our Hearts

Racial Justice – A Long-Time Concern

click​ here – Tips for Navigating Conversations about Current Issues 

YouTube video on Catholic Social Teaching

National Reconciliation

MASSES LIVE-STREAMED

The 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday and 10 a.m.  Mass on Sunday are now live-streamed.
Here’s the link:

https://www.twitch.tv/10915spmb

However, we need to train a few more volunteers in the art of streaming. The more people to rotate into a schedule, the easier it will be to ensure its continuation without over-burdening one or two people.
The setup is simple and does not require more than a few minutes of training – and no professional background is necessary!
Interested? Let Deb in the office know at 361-3107.