Beware of Imposter Social Media Accounts
If you receive a social media direct message or Facebook message from Bishop Gregory Parkes, please be aware that is an imposter account. Bishop Parkes does not contact individuals on social media using Facebook Messenger or direct messaging. Also, please be sure you are following the official social media channels for Bishop Parkes and not an imposter account. Bishop Parkes’ official account handle is: @BishopParkes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Please report any suspicious activity to Facebook, Instagram or other platforms and do not respond. For more information, visit www.dosp.org/beware-of-text-message-and-social-media-scams.
Office of Life, Justice & Advocacy
St. Francis of Assist and Care of Creation
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Ecology, is October 4th. Every Catholic and all people of good will who care for our common home in the United States are called to increase efforts towards ecological conversion. The Catholic Climate Covenant offers a variety of resources including the Feast of St. Francis Program, Liturgy Guide and Bulletin Insert: https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/resource/season-creation-2020. Also see the St. Francis Pledge at: https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/program/st-francis-pledge
Protecting Our Families Against Pornography
Winning the Battle is a free, one-hour, live webinar designed to help pastors, youth ministers, and parents find victory over pornography for teens and young adults. It is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Helping families protect themselves from the evils of pornography is one of our diocesan missions, which is why we conduct Safe Haven Sunday here each year. The Religious Alliance Against Pornography, with members from the Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, several Protestant Churches, and representatives from the Jewish and Muslim communities, is offering this Webinar as a means to provide solutions to overcoming the threat posed by pornography to families and marriages. Please share information on this webinar to parishioners, so that they can also participate. For details and to register, visit www.dosp.org/freedom-from-porn.
Parishes and Organizations
Saint Leo University Offering Free Webinar, Workplace Re-Imagined
While the true implications of the COVID-19 pandemic may not be known for years, its effect on employees and business owners is in full force as they return to the workplace. The Tapia College of Business will present the free webinar, Workplace Re-Imagined from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, to focus on “human capital and the return to the workforce.”
Experts from three of the university’s colleges will present a multidisciplinary look at helping employees in the “new normal.”
Business owners and the public are invited to join Saint Leo’s Tapia College of Business for this presentation.
Register now at https://saintleo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SS2IkgPITIiG3R5bp2OHGQ. For more information, email Kim.Bulmanski@saintleo.edu.