All Souls Day

  All Souls Day in a small town meant visiting the cemetery and remembering those in our family who died. Today I am too far away to visit family graves, so I light a candle at the Catholic Relief Services website—crs.org—and select a prayer. I also remember Jesus’ promise, the gospel for November 2nd. After Jesus toldContinue reading “All Souls Day”

Moving On In Lent

The parable of the fig tree reveals God’s hope and compassion for people. The gardener, who cares for each tree, pleads for more time and more care. Leave it for another year. A little loosening and manuring of the soil, a little more nourishment, and maybe it will bear fruit. Think this week about whatContinue reading “Moving On In Lent”

All Souls’ Day Prayer

  Today we remember and honor the memory of our loved ones who have passed on, as well as for those who have passed on around the world. Click here to view the full prayer from Catholic Relief Services.

World Food Day 2015

Today is World Food Day 2015!  This day marks the founding of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. This year’s theme is: “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty”.  Join in solidarity against hunger, especially among the poorest people. Visit the websites of the Food and Agricultural Organization, HeiferContinue reading “World Food Day 2015”

Catholic Relief Services

As stated in this week’s Sunday By Sunday: Many people in our world need help to survive. AIDS has left thousands of children in Africa without parents. Learn about Catholic Relief Service’s response to these problems: Catholic Relief Services works in over 30 countries throughout Africa and strives to enhance human dignity, empower the peopleContinue reading “Catholic Relief Services”

Your Gift of Water Is Something to Celebrate | CRS Voices

Your Gift of Water Is Something to Celebrate | CRS Voices. Dear Friend, Getting water is so simple for us: We turn on the faucet, and there it is. When that doesn’t happen—maybe a water pipe breaks or maintenance shuts off the supply—we consider it a huge hardship. I experienced that once as a youngContinue reading “Your Gift of Water Is Something to Celebrate | CRS Voices”

Works of Mercy: Feed the Hungry

The first of the six works of mercy named in the gospel for Christ the King (November 20, 2011) is feed the hungry.  The countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, are experiencing their worst drought in 60 years.  Deaths in southern Somalia have reached famine level.  According to Caritas International, the lack of water hasContinue reading “Works of Mercy: Feed the Hungry”