Announcements ~ July 6, 2020
A View From the Top
In this episode of A View From the Top, Bishop Gregory Parkes speaks out about the recent destruction of St. Junipero Serra statues in California. Plus, he speaks about the need to preserve our religious freedom so we may freely live and teach the faith. He also reflects on two major Supreme Court decisions – one the Church celebrates and the other the Church opposes. Plus, his good news for the week, prayer and blessing. Click here to listen.
Preventing Child Abuse Is Everyone’s Responsibility
It is every adult’s moral responsibility to protect possible victims by reporting the suspected abuse or neglect to the responsible authorities. Sexual abuse of minors is a pervasive societal problem, and only concerted and sustained efforts by all adults in every segment of society can help to protect children and youth.
To report suspected or actual child abuse, call 911 for a Law Enforcement official, or contact the Florida Abuse Registry Hotline (Department of Children and Families) at (800) 962-2873.
For particular help you may call: Michael Craig, Safe Environment Program Manager at (727) 344-1611, ext. 5377.
Statement of Solidarity: A Catholic Response to COVID-19 Behind Bars
As Catholics, we are called to respect the dignity of all human life, regardless of the harm one has suffered or caused. That means we cannot simply stand by when experiencing #COVID19 in prison could mean a de facto death sentence. Take action: catholicsmobilizing.org/COVID-19.
PARISHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Free summer book club for married couples
Saint Leo University professor Randall Woodard will host an online summer book club featuring the title 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage and the book’s author, Dr. Allen Hunt. The book suggests ways Catholic couples can enrich their marriages. Order the book here: shorturl.at/djJPU. Plan to attend interactive meetings on three Mondays: August 10, 17, and 24, at 7 p.m., ET. And send an email in advance to email@example.com to request the internet link to participate.
Saint Leo University Offering Free, 4-Part Webinar Series: Business Reimagined
Businesses are navigating the re-opening of the economy following shutdowns prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Saint Leo University will offer a free webinar series, Business Reimagined: Insights for Small Businesses in the COVID-19 Landscape, for area businesses. Sessions will start at 11:00 AM on the following dates:
Saturday, July 11, Your Business Model: Strategic Direction for Pandemic Recession Recovery
Saturday, July 18, Financial Frenzy: Financial Options and Resources Related to COVID-19
Follow this link to register https://www.saintleo.edu/business-events.