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2016-2017 Faith in Action Calendar

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Verso l'Alto Social Ministry Discipleship Application Available! 

  • What is Verso l’Alto Social Ministry Discipleship?

    Verso l’Alto Social Ministry Discipleship is a yearlong formation program intended to prepare people to develop and enhance their personal faith life and then go out and live the Gospel message by engaging their communities. Participants will be able to minister to those who are the most vulnerable and disenfranchised in a Christ-like manner, and following in the example of its patron Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati who heroically exemplified a life of prayer and service.
  • For more information and to download the application form, please click here

  • Applications Due by September 6, 2016

  • Fuel & Hunger Fund

  • OSM is happy to announce the release of the 2017 Fuel and Hunger grant application.  Beginning September 27, 2016, you can download the grant application by clicking here.  Please submit your grant application by November 21, 2016. 


  • One Church, One Mission Conference

    (October 8, 2016)

  • OSM has invited parish leaders and staff to work more effectively with its growing team of international priests, parishioners and communities of different nations and cultures through the One Church One Mission Conference.  During the event, Dr. Sandra Upton of the Cultural Intelligence Center (CQC) will facilitate a highly interactive two-part training session. This session will introduce the Cultural Intelligence research and model and describing its relevance to parish ministries. 
    Click here to register
    Download flyer here
  • The Watch Prayer Service

    OSM invites you to join us as we pray for the world and the marginalized. During this time, we will have Adoration while we reflect on the social mission of the Church. A prayer book will be provided that will assist with prayer as well as giving the participants a moment to learn about and meditate on Catholic Social Teaching. 
    Click here for a digital copy of The Watch: Prayer, Reflect, and Act Book
    Click here for Eastern Vicariate The Watch Prayer Service flyer
    Click here for Central Vicariate The Watch Prayer Service flyer
    Click here for Western Vicariate The Watch Prayer Service flyer

Haiti Awareness Week - (September, 19-25, 2016)

Please join the Diocese in celebrating Haiti Awareness Week. Below are a few resources that you may use to spread the culture and awareness of Haiti in your parishes.
Click here to download resources for Haiti Awareness Week.
Patron Saint of Haiti Handout (2016 Haiti Awareness Week) click here
To learn more about Haiti Ministry, please 
visit the global solidarity page under priorities.

The Healthcare Support Team is conducting a survey for all the parishes with Haiti twinning to better understand and therefore support their efforts concerning healthcare. Please complete the survey. Click here to begin survey.




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