MERCY CORPS, a newly formed group of parishioners at Saint John Vianney Catholic Church, is hosting an online book study for Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
Brother Frank Hagerty, SSE will be facilitating the Zoom meetings once a month beginning on January 21, 2021 with a final session on June 17, 2021. All sessions will begin at 7:00 PM. Plans are also in the works to sponsor a screening of the movie based on the book, once the study has finished.
Mr. Stevenson is a lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization which helps people on death row. Just Mercy is primarily about one of his clients, but contains information about our criminal justice system, the death penalty, and racial injustice. It also illustrates how unjust the death penalty can be. Pope Francis has written “the Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that ‘the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person,’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church), echoing calls from Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II for the abolition of its use.
Saint John Vianney Church will have copies of the book available for $10/copy. For more information, to make arrangements to pick up a copy of the book, or to join us, please contact Connie McDonald at SJVGoodNews@gmail.com.
Celebrate our Blessed Mother on a journey of faith and fellowship! On May 22, 2021, we will be make a 2.3 mile walk from St Joseph’s Church, 23 St Joseph Lane, Isle La Motte, to St Anne’s Shrine starting at 9 a.m. (the walk takes a little more than an hour). We will be praying the Holy Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet while we walk for the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. Mass will be said at 11 a.m. at St Anne’s Shrine in remembrance of all aborted babies. After mass, we will have lunch. Please bring a light lunch of your own as the dining hall will not be open yet. At 1 p.m. we will be walking/praying the Stations of the Cross for Life with time after that to walk the grounds if you like. We will have closing prayers will be at 3 p.m. in the Lady of Lourdes area at the Shrine. Please follow any Vermont COVID guidelines with masks and social distancing as appropriate at the time of this event. Please contact Janice at 802-848-3834 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Renee at 802-370-2231 or email@example.com with any questions.
Conference Resource Day Hosted by the Granite District “Deep and Wide” “There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.” What will it take to free those rivers of baptismal water again to become founts of blessing and renaissance for your church? The signs of God’s stirrings are all around us. How can the church read the signs and open its creative floodgates to allow the sluices of heaven to flow freely, and the waters of the Spirit to quench the thirst of this TGIF (Twitter/TikTok-Google-Instagram-Facebook) and Covidian culture. For my people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns, That can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13) We will travel together simultaneously deep (local) and wide (global) in looking at the importance of four key metaphors for the future: 1) Do Little Large: Small is All. The Particular is of Universal Significance. Can you taste your church’s …
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Members are urged to attend two planned online conversations about the 2021 Annual Conference session. The content for each of the two sessions will be different. Tonight’s conversation will focus on issues around church disaffiliation. The May 27 conversation will focus on the budget and other proposed legislation. The conversations will be recorded. You will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance and ask questions during the events. Use the link above to register for the May 25 session. You will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting once you register. Click here to register for the May 27 session. Members are encouraged to read the Pre-Conference Materials prior to the conversation sessions. You are invited to submit questions about the 2021 Annual Conference to the panel using this form: Ask a Question →