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Initiatives | Building Momentum Together

Development Office | St. Patrick’s Cathedral Landmark Restoration

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m pleased to share updates from the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Landmark Restoration, an extraordinary undertaking to preserve “America’s parish church” for generations to come. Thanks to the altruism of thousands of benefactors – including individual donors, corporations, foundations, and clergy – we have raised a phenomenal $183,000,000+. We are working diligently to secure the final $25,000,000 to complete the project expenses.                   

One of the most meaningful aspects of the Landmark Restoration campaign has been our naming opportunities to commemorate a loved one, celebrate a family’s commitment to architectural preservation, or exhibit the shared values of a corporation or foundation’s mission to preserve the planet by supporting our geothermal plant.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions (Kathleen.McGowan@archny.org or 646.794.2294).

Family Life Office | Common Sense Parenting (CSP) Zoom Courses

PARENTS: Registration is OPEN for parenting courses through Zoom: Common Sense Parenting for Parents of School-Age Children, Ages 6-16 (Thursday evenings), or Common Sense Parenting for Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers, ages 0-6 (Saturday mornings) – seven sessions through April, May, and the beginning of June. Increase your existing skillset, improve communication, navigate challenging situations, enhance your relationship with your child.

Instead of simply learning a concept, you will solidify a skill by practicing verbally with the instructor. For more info, see our website under “Parenting Programs”  https://archny.org/ministries-and-offices/family-life/parenting/parents/ or contact Sue DiSisto, 646-794-3191 or susan.disisto@archny.org(Provided at no cost to you through the Family Life Office; book and workbook included.)

Family Life Office | “Surviving Divorce” Facilitator Training
The Family Life Office is sponsoring Facilitator Training for parish/cluster leaders to learn how to facilitate the 12-week “Surviving Divorce” course. There is no cost for this 3-hour training, but we require that all potential facilitators be approved by their pastor prior to attending the training.  Download the recommendation form, and download the flyer if you would like to post or solicit volunteers at your parish.  For questions or more information, contact Carmen Noschese at (646) 794-3194 or carmen.noschese@archny.org.

Respect Life Office | 40 Days for Life: March 2 through April 10 

Want to be part of saving lives? All it takes is your prayers and presence. 40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that will take place throughout our Archdiocese starting on March 2nd and concluding April 10th. 40 Days for Life is a peaceful initiative consisting of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion. More than 20,000 unborn children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns.  To learn more about the 40 Days for Life campaign, visit:  www.40daysforlife.com
For information about participating in the 40 Days for Life campaigns in the Archdiocese, contact the following leaders:

  • Bronx (Eastchester): Cecile (347) 697-7589; 40Days.Bronx@gmail.com
  • South Bronx: Cecile (347) 697-7589; 40Days.Bronx2@gmail.co…
  • Goshen: Veronica Murphy-DeWitt (845) 551-8560; Goshenstand4life@gmail.com 
  • Manhattan (Bleecker St): Laurie; 40days.manhattan@gmail.com
  • Midtown (42nd St): Laurie; 40days.manhattan@gmail.com
  • Newburgh: Wendy Wood (845) 820-4366; newburgh40daysforlife@gmail.com
  • Spring Valley: Eileen Peterson (845) 492-6709; Rachelminister1@aol.com
  • Staten Island: Deborah Sucich (929) 218-6502; 40dayssi@gmail.com
  • White Plains: Lucy; (914) 776-4135, 40DFL.WP@gmail.com   

40 días por la vida: 2 de marzo  al 1 de abril de 2022¿Quieres ser parte de salvar vidas? Todo lo que se necesita es tu oración y presencia. 40 Days for Life es una campaña de oración para salvar vidas que se llevará a cabo del : 2 de marzo  al 1 de abril. 40 Días por la Vida es una iniciativa pacífica que consiste en 40 días de oración y ayuno, vigilia pacífica en los centros de aborto y actividades educativas con el objetivo de proteger a las madres y sus hijos del aborto. Más de 20,000 niños han sido salvados del aborto durante las campañas de 40 Para obtener más información, visite: www.40daysforlife.com o comuníquese con las líderes de campañas

Hispanic Ministry Office | Our Lady of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego Guauhtlatoatzin Images Travel Schedule and Synod Listening Sessions

Journey with the Archdiocese of New York on a Year-Long Celebration Commemorating The Feasts of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen of Mexico, Patroness of the Americas, Protectress of Unborn Children and Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, Patron of the Indigenous People

The images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin were gifted to the Cardinal Archbishop of New York, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan by the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Mexico. The images represent fraternal and spiritual unity between New York and Mexico.          

The images will travel to the parishes, synod listening sessions and New York State dioceses for Venerations, Novenas, etc., in preparation for enthronement of the images at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick on December 12, 2022.

Respect Life Office | Pray for Dobbs | 22nd of each Month

In 2018 Mississippi passed a law protecting unborn children after 15 weeks of gestation.   The law was challenged and the case, called Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, has gone to the Supreme Court.  This is truly a landmark case that could potentially overturn the decision of Roe v Wade. The Justices are now preparing their decision which is expected to be announced in June 2022.

Christians of all denominations are uniting in prayer and fasting for this vital intention. The following is our Archdiocesan response to the USCCB to join this national effort www.prayfordobbs.com.
For the past 49 years, the infamous date of January 22 has been one of solemn prayer and remembrance for the tragedy of legalized abortion in this country.  From until June 2022, we hope to make the 22nd of each month a special day of prayer and fasting for the Dobbs case, in the hopes that on its 50th anniversary (Jan 22, 2023) Roe v Wade will have been finally overturned.  

We need your help.

  • Called to Pray: We ask that you consider celebrating your already scheduled morning Mass as the Mass for Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life in the Roman Missal on the 22nd of each Month (until June).  We also encourage your parish to organize special Holy Hours, Masses, or Prayer Vigils for Life on these days. Resources for Mass, Holy Hours, Rosaries, Intercessions and other Prayers for life can be found on the Respect Life Office website
  • Invite Others: We ask that you help promote this prayer campaign through your parish bulletin, Mass announcements, and bulletin boards. Download the flyer in English and Spanish

More information about the Archdiocesan Pray for Dobbs campaign can be found here.

Saint Joseph’s Seminary | Graduate Theology Courses Summer 2022                 

Join us this summer! Open to qualified lay men and women, clergy and consecrated religious. Zoom in from any location to join a class. Tuition: $1,500 for three credits, $500 to audit. 50% off for new students and alumni auditors      

Young Adult Outreach Office | New to NYC Meetup! 3rd Thursday of the month

Rectory Library at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 173 E. 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

New to New York and not sure where to start? Come meet fellow newbies and learn what the Young Adult Outreach office in NYC has to offer you. 
If you’re a seasoned New Yorker but would like to learn more about Catholic young adult events and activities, this is the perfect time to join, as well. 
This will be a recurring event, so email Kaitlyn.Colgan@archny.org for information about the next New to NYC meetup!

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