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

ADW "Strength and Dignity"

 A Virtual Spiritual Series for Women

Wednesdays   6 January through 27 January 2021 - 7 PM EDT

 

The Archdiocesan Office for Family Life is sponsoring a virtual spiritual series for women hosted by the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women.  The series is based on St. John Paul II’s encyclical Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women). We will read and discuss the nine sections of the letter during four consecutive Wednesdays to better understand God’s beautiful design for women, and their essential contribution to the world. Sessions will be held in English and in Spanish, and we will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  For more information, contact the Archdiocesan Office for Family Life at 301-853-4546 or visiblesign@ adw.org.

For the English Series the link to register is a follows:

https://womenseries21.eventbrite.com

For the Spanish Series the link to register is a follows:

https://talleresespiritualesenero.eventbrite.com

Archdiocese of Washington Programs/Notices

Resources from ADW Dept of Special Needs for Mental Illness 

Mental illness is unique among other illnesses in that the treatment usually is dependent upon some type of human relationship. Persons seeking treatment will need to speak with a therapist, spiritual leader, and doctor about personal matters. Effective treatment for mental illness goes beyond the need for medication; it also includes addressing psychological issues, social networks and matters of faith and spirituality. Therefore, it is important that attention be paid to language and cultural issues that may enhance or hinder treatment. Mental illness is viewed differently in different cultures. Some cultures focus on the biology of illness; other cultures may believe that mental illness is the result of a lack of harmony with nature, separation from God, exposure to an evil spirit, punishment for past sins, etc. Knowledge of those beliefs will greatly improve the likelihood of effectively reaching out to those individuals who are from a different culture.  Click link below for more information

https://adw.org/living-the-faith/special-needs/mental-illness/

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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