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May 4, 2022, Washington, D.C. – Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) met May 3, 2022, with five Ukrainian bishops in the United States to discuss the role of CCUSA in the resettlement of Ukrainian refugees. 

“The focus of the meeting was to plan for the arrival of Ukrainian refugees,” Sister Donna said. “Catholic Charities USA pledged to do everything possible to assist the bishops as they receive their people. This will include financial support, housing support, jobs training, trauma counseling, and whatever else is needed.”

Sister Donna said the meeting began with a prayer as the bishops chanted an Easter hymn in their language in several parts. “It was a heart-wrenching meeting as we heard stories of the suffering of their people from men who have family still in Ukraine,” she said.

More information on this resettlement effort will be posted as the planning and implementation proceed. 

In addition to immigration advocacy and refugee services, CCUSA works through its member agencies throughout the United States in areas such as affordable housing, food and nutrition, integrated health, social enterprise initiatives, advocacy and social policy initiatives, and disaster relief. Donations to Catholic Charities for resettlement of Ukrainian refugees or other programs can be made online or mailed to Catholic Charities USA, 2050 Ballenger Ave., Alexandria, VA 22314.


Featured photo: Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, and colleagues from Catholic Charities USA meet with five Ukrainian bishops in the United States to plan the resettlement of Ukrainian refugees.

March 18, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – Do you long for time to reflect on the events of Holy Week, leading up to the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus? “The Path Not Taken: Holy Week Retreat” offers you that time as Father Jude Siciliano, OP, and Sister Patricia Bruno, OP, walk participants through listening, reflection, and sacred sharing.
The Holy Week Retreat is offered from 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2022, through 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.

Father Jude Siciliano, OP, and Sister Patricia Bruno, OP

Father Jude, a member of the Southern Province of Dominican Friars, preaches parish retreats and offers preaching workshops to both lay and ordained preachers. Sister Patricia, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, California, is the Promoter of Preaching for Dominicans in the Western Region of the United States. 
The cost – including meals and snacks – is $130 for commuters, $325 per person double occupancy, and $425 single occupancy. Scholarships are available. All guests will be screened for COVID-19 and required to wear masks when not eating. Overnight guests must provide proof of vaccination.
Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org
Weber Center is located on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.




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