SIGN U.S. CATHOLIC BISHOPs PETITION AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY 

The federal government has resumed federal executions for the first time in 17 years. The U.S. Catholic bishops have expressed their opposition to the death penalty for decades and have raised objections several times since the new federal executions were announced. Please consider raising your voice against these executions. Please consider raising your voice against these executions by clicking the link below to sign the petition.

https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/Campaigns/75878/Respond

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH 

According to Catholic teaching the dignity of the human person is central to our beliefs.  If you or someone you know experiences domestic abuse, hope, help and healing are possible.  Auxilliary Archbishop Roy Cambell's stirring homily from the 2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Mass may be seen at the link below.  Please consider watching this important preaching on the issue of domestic violence

https://www.facebook.com/CatholicFamilyPeace/videos/304520383479349/

MASS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE 2020

Below is the link for the livestream of the Mass of Peace and Justice in commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington on Friday 28 Aug 2020. The Mass was celebrated at Washington D.C.’s Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory was principal celebrant, with Auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville, Auxiliary Bishop Roy Campbell, and Auxiliary Bishop Michael Fisher as concelebrants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSCtdXuMQa4&feature=youtu.be

RACIsm in our streets and in our structures

Link to video from 5 June 2020 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX1Ov5F4sZY&feature=emb_title

Link to host for panel - Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life:   https://catholicsocialthought.georgetown.edu/events/racism-in-our-streets-and-structures

Archdiocese of Washington Programs/Notices

ADW Marriage Preparation Classes 

During the time of the coronavirus, the Archdiocese of Washington's Office for Family Life is coronavirus virtual marriage preparation classes. The next session will start in June. 

For more information please contact the Office for Family Life at: visiblesign@adw.org or call 301-853-4546

Clases de Preparación Matrimonial Virtuales en Español 

La Oficina de Vida Familiar estará ofreciendo las Clases de Preparación Matrimonial en línea durante el mes de Mayo y Junio. 

Para más información comuníquese con La Oficina de Vida Familiar 

signovisible@adw.org  o  llame a301-853-4499

Natural Family Planning Classes 

The Office for Family Life will be offering an introductory NFP Class online on Saturday, June 27 from 10am - Noon. 

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-natural-family-planning-for-married-couples-tickets-64537675926 or call the Office for Family life for more information at 301-853-4546. 

Clases de Planificación Natural en Español 

La Oficina de Vida Familiar estará ofreciendo las Clases de Planificación Familiar Natural en línea, para inscribirse: https://liga.thinkific.com/courses/conoce-tu-fertilidad?coupon=intro60

Support a Parish in Need 

At a time when the coronavirus shutdown of public Masses has impacted the offertory collections vital to parish operations, Archbishop Wilton Gregory has launched a parish support initiative to help Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington make online donations directly to their parishes:

https://adw.org/ways-to-give/support-a-parish-in-need-today/

Suspicious Emails and IT Reminder 

We have received calls and emails about fraudulent emails being received by people from a spam account using Archbishop Gregory’s or other priests’ names. Please note that the archbishop will not communicate a need for assistance in this way. Any legitimate email from the Archdiocese will end in “@adw.org” 

Please be diligent in not responding to suspicious emails

USCCB Programs/Notices

Petition Against Federal Executions 

The federal government has resumed federal executions for the first time in 17 years. The U.S. Catholic bishops have expressed their opposition to the death penalty for decades and have raised objections several times since the new federal executions were announced.

Please consider raising your voice against these executions.

Click this link to take action now!

https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/Campaigns/75878/Respond

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