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David LinsCatholic Thoughts

Safe Environment Training

02-23-2020David Lins

This morning, I heard some parishioners grumbling. They were frustrated that some clergy have perpetrated heinous acts against children & vulnerable adults—and now parishioners are being punished by having to jump through flaming hoops (including attending “irrelevant” safe environment classes) just for the privilege of volunteering, when it should be the clergy who need the training.

On the surface, this seems ridiculous.

Except there are several problems with this narrative. Let’s explore them.

  1. It hasn’t only been clergy who have perpetrated these crimes in the Catholic Church (along with virtually every denomination). Youth group leaders, religious education instructors, maintenance workers, teachers, and others have been convicted. And these crimes have taken place all over church properties.
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Events

Multi-Parish Retreat for 9th-12th Graders

Feb 28, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020

Theotokos: Mama Knows Best

at Lost Canyon Camp, Williams

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Stations of the Cross

Feb 28, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020: 5:15pm (weekly)

That Man is You Men's Group

Feb 28, 2020: 6:00am - 7:30am (weekly)

Every Friday, in the Teen Center

Breakfast is served at 6:00am. The program begins at 6:25am. We conclude at 7:30am sharp.

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Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Feb 28, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020: 6:00pm (weekly)

Fridays during Lent at 6:00pm

Better Prepare Yourself for Mass

Mar 2, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020: 10:30am (weekly)

Join us Mondays at 10:30am in Room Six of the Parish Hall for an in-depth explanation of the coming Sunday’s readings (on video) by the incredible Dr. Brant Pitre!

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Child Care Help Needed

We are in need of Child Care help from adults and teens! Your free time may bless others!

Help is needed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45-6:30pm.

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Did you know we publish an E-newsletter twice a month?

If you would like to be added to our list of recipients, please send your email address to Lauren Haro at lharo@oloj.org.

Join Fr. Jess for a Pilgrimage to Europe!

A few spots are still available for Father Jess’s August 2020 pilgrimage following the steps of St. Paul in Greece and also includes the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.

If you are interested, please contact Kathleen Eggimann at keggimann@oloj.org.

Living Rosary Apostolate

If you missed the opportunity to sign up for the “Living Rosary” daily decade devotion, please contact us and we will be happy to send you your 20-month schedule along with all the information about this beautiful simple devotion.

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Volunteers Needed for Vacation Bible School

Camp dates Jun 15-19, 8:00am-12:00pm

Community Service Hours available for volunteers 5th graders to High School Seniors. Many adult volunteers needed as well!

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Volunteers Needed: Golf-Fore-Charity Tournament

at the Troon Country Club, Desert Highlands Golf Resort and Desert Mountain Seven Courses

We especially need volunteers with laptop skills or who are comfortable working with Kindles.

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