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Vocation News

Our new Vocation Committee, Sisters Margarita Castaneda, Eileen Dorney, Kathleen Dorney, Peggy Doyle, Eileen Good and Ann Marie Strileckis met and jelled quite well! Since we agreed wholeheartedly with #54 of the CND Formation directory, "While some sisters may receive a specific mandate for vocation ministry from provincial or regional leadership, responsibility for awakening and supporting vocations is shared by every sister and every community of the Congregation of Notre Dame. The first task of this ministry is to help the people develop an appreciation of her Baptismal call and of the variety of ways in which this call may be lived in the Church."

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Peace & Justice News

Kathryn Smith Pyle, a Sundance Institute Fellow and documentary film maker, has produced "Apple Forecast," a short documentary film in support of comprehensive immigration reform. These last few weeks have been filled with terrible reports of separation of families at our southern border. Several activist groups have called for a fast from June 24th to July 18th to protest these policies. These 24 days symbolize the approximately 2,400 migrant children that have been separated from their parents. I invite you to join in the fast as you are able on July 17th. You can sign up to fast at Break Bread Not Families, one of the organizations coordinating the fast. Perhaps we could include the following petition in our prayer that day.

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News from Blessed Sacrament Province

At St. Jude’s Church, South Holland, the Associates of South Holland were joined by Associates from Kankakee, Joliet and Sister Bea Baker from Joliet to celebrate Sylvia S. becoming a CND Associate on Saturday afternoon, May 26. Sylvia is a very dynamic, enthusiastic woman who is a true “worker bee” adding life, energy, and ideas to her parish and to the Associate group in South Holland. Associates Karen and Mary, South Holland co-coordinators, led her in the formation sessions. With a heart for Visitation, Sylvia connects her faith with justice helping her Deacon husband with his scripture classes, ministering to the homebound, and serving at a soup kitchen.

 

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