Announcements ~ June 8, 2020

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DIOCESAN OFFICES

A View From the Top
In the June 3, 2020 edition of A View from the Top, Bishop Gregory Parkes addresses the return to Sunday Mass, the civil unrest stemming from the George Floyd death, communication censorship and overcoming fear to courageously carry out God’s mission for you.  Follow the following link to listen to the podcast:  https://bit.ly/2YbXLhf.


Being the Body of Christ in 2020: Solidarity Requires Fortitude
Join us on Saturday, June 20, 2020, from 10 am to 12 noon, for an online retreat facilitated by Dr. Mary Carter Waren, a pastoral theologian and dedicated teacher. This retreat will reflect on the virtue of fortitude and its relationship to building community with all God’s people.  Come and See! 
Follow this link to register:  https://conta.cc/3f08imq.


CRS Rice Bowl Grant Opportunity
25% of funds raised by the annual Lenten project, CRS Rice Bowl, are retained by our Diocese. These funds are made available to fund grants of up to $1,000.00 for local hunger and poverty alleviation efforts by Diocesan entities. The 2020 Rice Bowl grant cycle has been moved up due to the increased need brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Grant applications must be submitted to the Office of Life, Justice and Advocacy no later than June 15. Funds are limited.  To apply, follow this link: https://www.dosp.org/life/catholic-relief-services/.


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

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, June 20,  The COVID-19 Factor: An Overview of How COVID-19 is Impacting Businesses
Saturday, June 27, Addressing the Pandemic Recession: HR, Business Operations, and Supply Chain Impact
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.  


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