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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

Welcome Sunday for New Parishioners

Feb 23, 2020

after the 11:00am Mass, in the Parish Hall

All newly registered parishioners who have not previously attended a “Welcome Sunday” are invited to attend.

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Monday Endow Group Study

Feb 24, 2020: 4:30pm - 6:30pm (weekly)

Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth
8 week study - Mondays 4:30-6:30pm beginning Mon, Jan 6

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The Journey Begins

Feb 25, 2020: 4:00pm - 5:30pm (weekly)

Join us for our 8 week course for those who are grieving over a recent lost.

Until the Parish Hall reopens, our meetings will be held in the Preschool beginning on Jan 7 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

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The Journey Continues

Feb 25, 2020: 4:00pm

The Journey Continues now meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Teen Center at 4:00pm.

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Craft Angels

Feb 25, 2020: 9:00am - 11:00am

in the parish hall

Easy, fun and all are welcome! Just come.

Announcements

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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