Statement of California Bishops on the Transport of Displaced Migrant Children
and Families to California
(En Español) In recent days, the people of our state have witnessed the arrival of hundreds of displaced people, mostly women and children, to various locations in Southern California. The Bishops of California wish to express our solidarity with these immigrant brothers and sisters who are coming to our state and to offer our prayer that God will deliver them to the safe environment they seek.
We also recognize our responsibility as a Church of compassion to come to their aid and help provide them with the practical and pastoral support they so need.
These children and families have journeyed to our country, fleeing violence and destitution in Central America. Sadly, their experience in California has thus far been marked by hostility and near chaos. They are exhausted, afraid and clinging to hope.
The gravity of this situation transcends politics; it is truly a humanitarian crisis that calls all of us, Catholics and others of good will, to respond with compassion and with urgent action.
The response of Catholic agencies and other community-based groups has already begun. Catholic Charities, working in collaboration with directly affected dioceses and other service organizations, is mobilizing to help these immigrants in centers of hospitality and assistance. Many individuals have contacted our parishes and social service agencies asking how they can help. This reflects the best of the American spirit. Continue Reading
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19th Annual Nun Run and Family Picnic • April 25, 2015
4600 E. Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA
Run/Walk 10am - 11am • Picnic: 11am - 2pm
Food Booths • Games and Prizes • Vendors • DJ and Dancing
(661) 323-6059 or visit www.olgsjs.org for details.
Memorial Bar-B-Que • April 30, 2015 • 5pm • $20 Adults - $10 Ages 5-12
Memorial HS • Bishop's Field • 1406 N. Fresno St.
We will be serving tri-tip, chicken, salad and beans. Come and enjoy a beautiful spring evening with
family and friends. All proceeds benefit Panther Palooza!
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.475.5837
Spring FUNdraiser Event to benefit Catholic Charities • April 30, 2015
5pm - 10:30pm • $50.00 per ticket
Advanced Purchase Tickets & Reservations Required • Wine Auction and Raffle
Call (559) 237-0851 or email Sandy CettI - email@example.com
FIVE Restaurant - (559) 434-5553 for Table Reservations.
TACO SALE to benefit Haiti
Sister Ana Rosa from the parish St. Joachim in Madera will hold a taco sale at the
school cafeteria every other Friday on early out days. The proceeds from the taco sale are
going to a sister school in Haiti for school materials and so many supplies.
Founders Dinner • May 8th, 2015 • Honoring the Daughters of the Divine Zeal
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm • Mariachis 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dinner and Program 7 pm - 8 pm • Live Auction • All proceeds benefit St. La Salle School
Ridge Creek Golf Club - 3018 Ridge Creek Drive, Dinuba • www.golfridgecreek.com/foundersdinner
Ed Todd (449) 779-9124 or School Office (559) 638-2621 for information and prices.
"Work Out Your Salvation" • May 10 - 14,2015, 7-8pm
A series of presentations on the fundamental truths of the Catholic Faith
Sacrament of Reconciliation 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Father Wade Menezes, CPM, Fathers of Mercy • (559) 582-2533
St. Brigid Catholic Church, 1001 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA93230
2nd Annual Pro-Life Dinner • May 23,2015
$25 per person or $185.00 per table of 8. • Dinner at 6:30pm
Meet & Greet Hors D'oeuvres 6:00pm • Door Prizes & 50/50 Drawing
Guest Speaker Rebecca Kiessling • Call (559) 734-9522
St. Mary's Parish Hall • 506 N. Garden St. Visalia, CA
Retreat to Italy • June 9, 2015
Father Mike Lastiri and Fr. Tim Cardoso will lead a pilgrimage to Italy, which will include Turin, Assisi and Rome. Tour will depart June 9, 2015. Call IHM parish office at 559/584‐8576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure and more information. You may also call St. Mary's office at 559/275‐2022 in Fresno for more information.
Jr. High Summer Camp • June 13-18th, 2015
Activities Include: Hicking, Horse riding, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Spritual Activities and Great Food!
Cost $350 per person. Scholarship applications available. Space is limited.
(559) 561-1038 or visit www.stteresitaycc.org • email@example.com
Come Catch the Spirit and EXPAND YOUR FAITH Today!
Catholic Youth Music Camp • July 20 - July 23, 2015 • $200 per person
For Youth in Music Ministry and Liturgical Choirs • Bring your own instruments!
3 nights and 4 Days of Fun • Focus on Liturgy and the use of Music in Youth Ministry
Interactive Workshops • Specialized Instruments and Vocal Sessions • Rewhearsal Sessions
Info: (559) 561-1038 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.stteresitaycc.org.