A View From the Top
In the May 20, 2020 edition of A View From the Top, Bishop Parkes announces the resuming of Sunday Masses at Pentecost, discusses the recent video roundtable on the document Laudato Si, the diocesan and parish finances during the pandemic and his encounters with Saint Pope John Paul II.
Visit the following link to listen to the podcast: https://bit.ly/2zUHJQv.
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.