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AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER

Greetings

As the healthcare discussion continues, we should be reminded of the Catholic Social Teaching position on Rights and Responsibilities.  In the wake of the attempts to dissolve the Affordable Care Act, can we begin to take a look at another alternative?  Bernie Sanders thinks so, as he introduces a single payer healthcare bill.

"Beginning our discussion of the rights of the human person, we see that everyone has the right to life, to bodily integrity, and to the means which are suitable for the proper development of life; these are primarily food, clothing, shelter, rest, medical care, and finally the necessary social services. Therefore a human being also has the right to security in cases of sickness, inability to work, widowhood, old age, unemployment, or in any other case in which one is deprived of the means of subsistence through no fault of one’s own."  Pacem in Terris (“Peace on Earth”), Pope John XXIII, 1963 #11. 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL

ACTIONS | ISSUES

EVENTS

GENERAL
Pope Francis
 I am thinking of what St Ignatius told us.... He pointed out two criteria on love. The first: love is expressed more clearly in actions than in words. The second: there is greater love in giving than in receiving”. “These two criteria are like the pillars of true love: deeds, and the gift of self”
Pope Francis, June 2013
 

ACTIONS | ISSUES

Faces of Immigrants
 

EVENTS AND EDUCATION

Share your gift of the English Language
Participate in this wonderful volunteer opportunity at St. Michael’s Parish, 1445 N. 24th Street.    We are looking for tutors to help the adult refugees from Myanmar, the former Burma, in learning English and in preparation for citizenship. Tutoring would be on a one-on-one basis for one hour once a week. The day and time are agreed upon by the teacher/tutor and the student.  Easy to follow materials are provided. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Patricia (Pat) Roehrig, at proehrig@wi.rr.com  or call 414-461-5592.          
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Recurring Events:
New Sanctuary Movement [NSM] Monthly - Check NSM calendar to confirm event locations  Interfaith Prayer Vigil of Solidarity (1st Tuesday of every month) ICE Vigil (1st Thursday of every month), Usually at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, 310 Knapp St. 
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Weekly Prayer for Reconciling and Healing Racism in Our City.
Join us in person at the Cathedral Fridays at 12:15 p.m. for this 30 minute communal contemplative prayer with the intention of reconciling and healing racism in our city. Feel free to pray privately wherever you are in solidarity with those gathered at the Cathedral if you are not able to join in person. Brought to you by:Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Three Holy Women, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Old St. Mary's, Saints Peter and Paul Human Concerns/Social Justice Commissions, Urban Ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For more information, please contact: Anne Haines hainesa@archmil.org
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Sikh Community Annual 6K Run/Walk - Aug 5
This Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. There will be great ethnic food, games, and festivities -- all FREE, including the run/walk! Registration Opens 7:30 a.m. --- Run is at 9 a.m. Food & Festivities until about 3 p.m. Oak Creek High School Football Field, 340 E. Puetz Rd., Oak Creek. To register an individual or team, to make a monetary donation, and to get more information go to: Chardhi Kala
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Lanterns for Peace and Violence Prevention - Aug 6
Sponsored by Peace Action Wisconsin, Lantern’s for Peace is a commemorative service in honor of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims who lost their lives in the atomic bombing August 6, 1945. Additionally, we will pay tribute to local victims in the city of Milwaukee who were victims of gun violence. Sunday, August 6, 55:00 - 9:00 p.m., Washington Park Urban Ecology Center, 1859 N. 40th St.
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We Are Water - Aug 6
The Great Lakes are Our Home - We Are Water: A Beachfront Celebration of Milwaukee's Waters. Sunday, August 6, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., North end of Bradford Beach, 2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Flyer. Learn more.
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"Chasing Coral" Film Viewing - Aug 8
Watch "Chasing Coral," Tuesday, August 8, 5:30 p.m., Milwaukee East Side Library, North Ave. and Cramer. By the filmmakers of "Chasing Ice", documenting the impact of climate change on coral reefs around the planet.  Sponsored by CART- Climate Action Round Table ( 350 Milw. is a member of CART.)

Public “Conversation on Race” - Aug 8 
A public “Conversation on Race” will be held Tuesday, August 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Brown Deer United Methodist Church, 5736 W. Brown Deer Rd., Brown Deer. The “Conversation” is part of an ongoing series of public discussions on race being sponsored by the church. “Conversations on Race” is for people who are ready to discuss how we are approaching racial issues both personally and systemically. It is a time to learn about the fears, angers, prejudices, systemic privileges and spiritual power that we each hold.  This event is open to the public and is handicapped accessible. Learn More
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Cathedral Squared Enterprises  - Aug 19/20 & Aug 26
Cathedral Squared Enterprises is presenting their products for sale at 2 local fairs. Oconomowoc Arts Festival Aug 19 & 20 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Washington Heights Boulevard Bash Aug 26 1 - 7 pm. See Flyer for locations and details of the events..   Cathedral Squared Enterprises artisan project gathers women from a variety of stories and histories to build authentic relationships while creating functional art out of materials otherwise headed to the landfill.  Learn More 
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Green Alliance Sustainability Fair - Aug 26
The Green Alliance Sustainability Fair is a gathering of organizations and businesses to inform and engage the citizens of Waukesha County and beyond about environmental sustainability.  • Learn basic to advanced sustainable practices  • Become inspired to live and work responsibly in the environment. • Find products and services derived with sustainable practices. • Gather resources to tap into when you’re ready to take a sustainable step. The Fair includes exhibits, presentations and activities throughout the park for children and adults. August 26, 9 am to 3 pm at Lapham Peak.  Details and program guide can be found here. 
 
Bee the Change Community Dinner and Dialogue - Aug 29
Community honey-themed food and discussion will highlight Redeemer’s rooftop hives and focus on the themes of environmental resilience, food justice, the importance of bees and how we can learn lessons from the hive and apply them to our communities and our consumer choices. August 29, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m., Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, 631 N 19th Street, Milwaukee. Learn more and register here.
Scripture with Scholars - Sep 6
Elizabeth Nagel, S.S.D. presents "Discipleship in Matthew: A Daily and Lifelong Mission to Manifest God's Kingdom on Earth." Wednesday September 6, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Atrium. For more information contact Connie Bach connie.bach@sbcglobal.net.
Archbishop Listecki's Pallium Lecture - Oct 19
Join Michael Nuaghton, Ph.D. and William Bowman, MBA as they reflect on Christian business and leadership in a conversation moderated by Daniel J. Scholz, Ph.D. Thursday, OCtober 19, 7:00 p.m., Divine Saviro Holy Angels High School, 4257 N 100th St. Learn More.
Untold Stories Fall Writing Workshop - Oct 28/29
Lotus Legal Clinic, in partnership with the Voices and Faces Project, are accepting applications for the Untold Stories Fall writing workshop "The Stories We Tell." This acclaimed weekend-long creative writing workshop helps survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking tell their stories in a way that drives personal and social change, breaking the barriers of shame and stigma about these issues. Scholarships are available. Hosted at Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Learn more and request an application from Janet@voicesandfaces.org.
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REFLECT

A Tabor Prayer
 
Yahweh God,
I ascend your mount – so ablaze with Tabor light.
I come empty and scared
Yet, bursting with longing.
Let your aura of light
Be reflected in me
 
I come crying for peace!
Calling out in anguished pain
Calling out for those
Who suffer want and hunger
For those who suffer
From the fiery rain of our nation’s bombs.
 
O God, we so long for PEACE / SALAAM / SHALOM!
For ourselves – For all people.
Ignite our hearts with the fire of your love
Let your fires burn within
So that we can be transformed.
By this aura of light
Help us to find ways
To transform our world
So that all may live in peace.
 
Yes, help us bring our whole world –
To know PEACE / SALAAM / SHALOM!
Help us to save our Mother Earth
And make it a sanctuary
A home – for the poor, the sick,
The suffering, the oppressed
Those victimized by war!
All touched by you, O compassionate God --
All your people and all your creatures of earth!
 
O God, yes, let us ascend your mount.
Let your love surround us.
Immerse us in the your flood of light
So that each of us can be
A spark, a ray, a shaft of your love-light
Until we become a mighty conflagration
Of compassionate love
Transforming all –
Right here – right now 
And down through the years that are yet to be!

by S. Lillia Langreck, SSND

 
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PRAY

Walking with Care

Teach me Lord to walk with care.
May my steps not be hurried or rushed.
Enable me to set aside time each day
to appreciate the beauty that surrounds me.

Help me to temper my anxieties
and wait with patience for life to unfold.
For I am often looking to the swift result,
the expedient route, the fast answer.

Lord, I so need to walk with care.
I need to remember that everything
is a process - unfolding sometimes slowly
and at other times unraveling
with quick-flash speed.

Help me to live life with more patience,
with more understanding and grace.
Grant me the gift to reach out to others
as we move toward the common goal.

Teach me Lord to walk with care.

Amen

by Sharon Brumer

 
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