Newman News
September 19, 2020
IN THE DIOCESE
40 Days for Life
Stand for life and pray for the end of abortion during the 40 Days for Life Campaign, September 23 to November 1. Join the pro-life community in prayer, fasting, and vigil hours. Prayer vigils will be outside five different abortion facilities in San Diego county. Check the schedule of each location and sign up for vigil hours at 40daysforlife.com.
Marriage Preparation Retreats
The Office for Family Life & Spirituality continues to host its online Celebrating Your Love Days (the “Pre-Cana”) in English and in Spanish on a monthly basis. To register and to view upcoming dates, visit sdcatholic.org/cyl. Engaged Encounter is also hosting virtual EE Weekends, including on October 17 and November 7. Couples can continue to register at engagedencountersd.org.
Domestic Violence Awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Wednesday, October 14, Dr. Christauria Welland, PsyD., founder of Pax in Familia, will be presenting a talk in Spanish on Sanando La Violencia en los Hogares. On Saturday, October 17, the Office for Family Life & Spirituality is hosting a livestreamed Domestic Violence Awareness Mass in Spanish at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Vista at 6:00pm. To learn more, please email Ricardo
Reproductive Loss
On Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00pm, the Office for Family Life & Spirituality is hosting a presentation by Sharon St. Pierre, LCSW, in Spanish on accompanying those grieving from reproductive loss, “Acompañando el duelo y las pérdidas durante el embarazo”. To register, please email Ricardo.
Supporting Single Parents
On Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00pm, the Office for Family Life & Spirituality is hosting a workshop on Single & Raising Saints: Supporting Single Parents with Jo Holt, author of the eponymous book. For more information, please contact John.
ELSEWHERE
Equity in Climate Justice: A Religious Response
The San Diego Regional Interfaith Collaborative invites all to Equity in Climate Justice: A Religious Response on Tuesday, September 29, 10:00am-12:00pm, via Zoom, featuring Dr. V. Ramanathan (a world-renowned UCSD scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography who advised Pope Francis on his encyclical, Laudato SI) and Sonja Robinson, representing the NAACP Environmental and Justice Committee. Register now
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Emergency Food Distribution Network
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Renter and Homeowner Assistance
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