Announcements ~ April 12, 2021
Safe Environment Office
Teach Children to Say, “Stop It”
Child safety tip: Teach children to say, “Stop it,” to instructions that might encourage them to do things they really do not want to do. Reinforce the rule that children should say, “Stop it,” to requests or demands that make them uncomfortable, even if they think they should obey. A discussion of these rules can teach a child that there are some times when it is okay to say, “Stop it,” and other times when it is okay to go along with the instructions.
For particular help you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy
Online Game Night to benefit CRS Rice Bowl
Sunday April 25, 2021, 7:00-7:45pm
Join us for a fun, online, family-friendly game night! Event is FREE but we ask that you make a donation of your choice to CRS Rice Bowl. Use our online giving page (https://bit.ly/3a3EK7x) or send the donation to your parish in your Rice Bowl. The highest scorer will win a Fair Trade gift basket.
Register now: http://s.dosp.org/CRSgamenight. Please contact Sabrina with questions: email@example.com; 727-344-1611 *5325.
CRS Rice Bowl Announcement for parishes that did not give out Rice Bowls this year:
CRS Rice Bowl
It is not too late to participate in CRS Rice Bowl. Every donation helps to end global hunger and malnutrition. 25% of donations stay within the Diocese for local grants aimed at reducing poverty.
Please remit CRS Rice Bowl donations to the Campaign Processing Office marked CRS Rice Bowl. (PO Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200) or donate online through the Diocesan giving page: https://bit.ly/2PWOnhl.
Important Action Alert
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) has again been introduced in Congress to protect babies from infanticide, but efforts to bring the bill to a vote in the House are being blocked. Your action is needed to urge your Representative to sign a discharge petition that would allow this vote to occur.
We must continue to push Congress to pass the Born-Alive Act, so babies born alive following an abortion attempt are treated the same as any other newborn baby. Click here for more information. Take Action Here: https://bit.ly/3si9Kac.
Florida Legislative Updates and Actions
At the end of each week of the 60-day session, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) provides a summary of activity on priority bills and other items of interest at the capitol. Previous summaries are available on the FLACCB website: https://www.flaccb.org/e-update-newsletter. The full text of bills and all legislative actions can be found on the websites of the Florida House (https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/default.aspx) and Florida Senate (https://www.flsenate.gov/).