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News to Use From Our Pastoral Offices

Cultural Diversity Apostolate – Hispanic Ministry: Hora Católica and Misa del Domingo

Tune in to radio WADO 1280 AM for Hora Católica with Father Ato, director of Hispanic communications and pastoral ministry, every Sunday morning at 8 a.m. In addition, the Sunday Mass, Misa del Domingo, is now airing on Univision every Sunday morning in Spanish. Please check your local listings for more information.

Cultural Diversity Apostolate – Hispanic Ministry: Year of St. Joseph Zoom Reflections Schedule

Our Year of St. Joseph Zoom presentations have been a great success, including the most recent meeting on June 25 with Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Peru. The full schedule of upcoming events in the Year of Saint Joseph Zoom reflection series can be found below.

Join us on July 30 at 8 PM for a presentation with Fernando Casanova. Zoom ID: 824 6346 3054

Family Life: Recovery Sunday

As you may recall, “Recovery Sunday” is a national day of prayer during the month of September for those suffering from addictions. Cardinal O’Connor first instituted “Recovery Sunday” in 1999 in the parishes of the Archdiocese of New York, designating a weekend in September to pray for those with addictions and their families at the Sunday Masses. Cardinal Egan continued the observance of “Recovery Sunday,” and in 2016 Cardinal Dolan reintroduced the tradition of “Recovery Sunday” in our Archdiocese.

Family Life: Prepare/Enrich Facilitator Training

The Family Life Office will be conducting a 2-hour refresher training for Clergy on the Prepare/Enrich (PE) [pre]marital relationship inventory tool.  This training is for all Clergy PE facilitators who want a “refresher” on the mechanics of PE.  It’s designed to help clergy administer the PE tool and use the tangible feedback about a couple’s relationship in areas such as communication, conflict resolution and spiritual beliefs.  Additionally, this training will familiarize you with the Catholic Couple Checkup inventory.

The two upcoming refresher training workshops will be virtual via Zoom:

  • August 17th, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • August 25th, 2021from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

To find out more or to register, please call or email Suzanne Hammill at (646) 794-3183 or [email protected].

Marketing: Back to Mass Campaign

We’re a few weeks into our Back to Mass campaign and have been getting great response. Our Facebook Frame has over 200 uses. We are starting the promotion of our Why I’m Going Back to Mass blog series this week, which will take us through the end of July. We’ve also been running social media advertising. The ads have been seen over 58,000 times with over 500 clicks on the ad.

Next week we’ll be launching a sub-campaign encouraging parishioners to take photos of themselves returning to in-person Mass. Be on the lookout to share social media posts from the Archdiocese of New York accounts with more details.

Respect Life: Care & Prepare: End-of-Life Education

What is “Care & Prepare”?

  • A new 30-minute educational video on end-of-life ethics and care
  • Available for free on YouTube with subtitles in Spanish and other languages

What can parishioners learn?

  • How to weigh the benefits and burdens of particular treatments
  • Which legal documents to have and which to avoid
  • Available resources (e.g. NCBC’s 24/7 hotline)
  • What the Church teaches about pain medication, medically-assisted nutrition and more

How can you share it?

  • Promote it in the bulletin and on your parish website
  • Share it virtually:
  • Host a viewing at your parish

Young Adult Outreach: Love & Responsibility NYC 2021

The Office of Young Adult Outreach is pleased to share the upcoming Love & Responsibility NYC 2021 events, Tuesdays from June 22 through August 31, 7:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church Courtyard, 414 E. 14th Street, New York, NY 10009.

This event is free. RSVP is required. View the event here on Facebook or email [email protected] for more information.