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By now you’ve all read or heard about last Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. Many of you probably attended a local march, or were glued to the television, as reports of solidarity marches came in from all over the world! It was incredible, and I feel so privileged been able to be in DC for it. Not only was it the largest Social Justice March the world has ever seen, but it was conducted with civility and respect for one another. Internecine conflicts were not in focus as we concentrated on the even greater threats to social justice, basic human rights, national security and the future of our democracy.
We will meet Wednesday evening, Feb. 1st, 2017 at 5:30 PM in the Seton Room at the Catholic Information Center, where we were last month. Erin Van Maanen from the Refugee Education Center will join us to help us learn more about her organization and how we can work effectively with them. Anyone interested in assisting refugees is invited to come to any of our meetings.
The Michigan Abolitionist Project will be meeting on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish's Ministry Center, 1449 Wilcox Park Drive SE.
The Group will be showing the awareness movie, CHOSEN. Learn the shocking true story of two teen girls tricked by traffickers. Adults 18+ recommended.
A look back at the 2015 panel discussion, including the Cathedral's own Father John Geaney, on Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange History of Integration in America by Tanner Colby. The book was a One Book, One Firm Selection for Warner Norcross & Judd.
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Trying to find room in your closet for all your new Christmas clothes?
Don’t toss those old clothes out just yet! Instead, bag or box them and set them aside for our parish Winter Clothing Drive on the weekend of January 14-15, 2017. Before or after Mass drop off your gently used, clean and serviceable clothes to our Cathedral Youth stationed curbside.
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For many children, their biggest concerns are finding their locker, doing well in class and making new friends. For 1 in 5 children however, their primary concern is where they will find their next meal. This is food insecurity.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
-- G. K. Chesterton
Backpacks. . . . pencils. . . . spiral notebooks. . . . rulers. . . . . highlighters :
Did you see them piling up at the back of the cathedral the last few weekends?
Written by Annika Chante, with contribution from Alysha Lach.
About three weeks ago, I sat down with two other Saint Andrew parishioners over coffee and iced tea at the Biggby’s just up the street on Wealthy. The focus of our conversation was Vivian, her journey over the last few years that led her to her Catholic life today and to where she lives now and makes community.
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