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May 6, 2022, Adrian, Michigan – The Holy Spirit enables us to discern how to continue the Mission of Jesus, enabled by God’s divine presence in our lives. In this presentation, Sister Jamie Phelps, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, invites participants to explore and share their experiences of being attentive and responsive to the Holy Spirit in their daily lives. 

The Holy Spirit’s Presence and Action in our Daily Lives is presented from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center, and is offered in person and online.

An educator, psychiatric social worker, and Professor of Systematic Theology, Sister Jamie has taught at the Catholic Theological Union and Loyola University, both in Chicago, and at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies of Xavier University of Louisiana. She has lectured and conducted workshops in parishes, dioceses, and universities in the United States, Rome, and South Africa.

In-person guests at Weber Retreat and Conference Center will be screened for COVID-19 and required to wear masks. Sister Jamie’s presentation is also offered through live stream. The presentation is free of cost, but a goodwill donation is appreciated. 

Registration is not required for in-person participation, but those attending online must register to receive a link for the live stream presentation. Registration 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.


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.


 

 

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