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News to Use from Our Pastoral Offices

Adult Faith Formation: New York Catholic Bible Summit

Join us for the New York Catholic Bible Summit to deepen your understanding of the Bible and learn new ways its teachings can bring hope into your life. Tickets will be on sale in April 2021. More details to follow.

Únase a nosotros en la Cumbre Bíblica Católica de Nueva York para profundizar sus conocimientos de la biblia y aprender nuevas maneras en las que sus enseñanzas pueden traer esperanza a su vida. Las entradas estarán a la venta en abril de 2021. Más detalles por venir.

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

The next presentation in the Year of Saint Joseph Zoom reflection series will be with Carmen Galecio -Vera, on the topic of “Saint Joseph: Patron Saint of Workers” The full schedule of upcoming events in the Year of Saint Joseph Zoom reflection series can be found below. Follow our social media for more information on our next events! Click here to visit us on Facebook and follow us here on Twitter.

Development: Renew + Rebuild Update

The Archdiocese of New York’s Renew + Rebuild campaign was launched four years ago with safety and longevity in mind. Funding priorities directly impact our parishes, supporting individual parish improvement projects, Catholic schools, clergy, evangelization and lay leadership formation. The challenges of the coronavirus pandemic demonstrate more than ever the value of our investment in the Renew + Rebuild priorities.

As you know, the Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal is our primary focus for the first half of the calendar year – thank you for your diligent efforts! With many of our parishes approaching an impressive 65% of their Cardinal’s Appeal goals, we will begin conversations with those parishes about Renew + Rebuild pledge redemption. While parishes are no longer actively soliciting new donations for Renew + Rebuild, the Development team continues its final phase of pledge redemption to ensure pledge fulfillment remains on schedule and parishioners are properly thanked for their generous gifts.

We know our pastors have established close relationships with their parishioners, and appreciate your collaboration as we determine which strategies will be most effective to benefit your parish and ministries. 

If you would like to participate in Summer or Fall Renew + Rebuild activity or have any specific questions about pledge redemption, please contact your campaign manager or email Renew.Rebuild@archny.org by May 30.

Family Life: Convalidation Awareness Campaign

We eagerly invite you to bring your marriage into the Catholic Church! There is a tremendous beauty and strength in a Catholic and sacramental marriage that we encourage you to explore. Learn more: https://archny.org/convalidation/ and/or https://archny.org/convalidacion/.

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

It is critically important for parishioners to understand Catholic teaching on end-of-life care as they face difficult decisions. Many Catholics are unaware of the practical tools and helps available to them. “Care & Prepare” is a 30-minute educational video produced by the Archdiocese of New York which offers a comprehensive education on end-of-life ethics and practical ways to prepare. Please share these videos with your parishioners and consider hosting a parish event to view them together.

Respect Life: Bill Targeting Pregnancy Centers

On April 19th, the New York State Assembly Health Committee voted to advance A5499/S470, a bill intended to conduct a “study” of pro-life pregnancy centers. The bill would enable the Health Commissioner to subpoena pro-life centers and force them to produce an overwhelming volume of data and reports. The pre-determined outcome of the “study” is to find the centers “limited” because they do not provide abortion or abortion referrals. 

Ask your parishioners to take action to protect pregnancy centers and the valuable work they do in offering women real help in times of crisis. Click here to contact your legislators and urge them to oppose this bill.

Young Adult Outreach: Young Adult Mass with Cardinal Dolan

Join us for our monthly Young Adult Mass! Adoration with praise and worship music and Confessions will be available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. Our celebrant is His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bailey Savoy and Jonna Scopellito are our guest musicians. RSVP is required. View the event on Facebook here or email Kaitlyn.Colgan@archny.org for more information.

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