Once again we ponder God’s promised gift to us, the God of mystery and grace. Together let’s learn to live this mystery of love in new ways in 2021. Coming from the unique global experiences of 2020, we ask what will the new year bring? Throughout, it will be important for us to remain connected to those we love and from whom we have been separated by the pandemic protocols. This quarterly issue of Charity in Motion shares ways our SC ministries and ministers continue to make a difference, helping others find what they need for life. As you view what is included here might we find an integrating spirit through it all? Ways to meet new, emerging needs? Let’s connect in new ways with those humans who are essential and give our lives meaning; find someone needing a helping hand in your neighborhood or broader community and reach out. Let’s be rays of hope for one another in 2021. With St. Elizabeth Seton may we hazard yet forward, relying on God’s grace.
Charity News & Notes
Welcome New Associates
Congratulations to Tom Laverty and Kathy McDonald who made their commitments as Associates in Mission on Nov. 7, 2020. Due to the pandemic the commitment ceremony was held via Zoom for all Community members to participate in.

Rock Garden Rosary
Sisters living in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility, with the help of Activities Team members, completed a “Rock Garden Rosary” in November. Each stone was thoughtfully painted and together assembled into this garden installation. The garden is located near the entrance of the MMH back patio. 

Season of Remembering
During the season of remembering, the Community celebrated the 13 Sisters and six Associates who joined the communion of saints during the past year (Nov. 1, 2019-Oct. 31, 2020).
Important Dates

December 12, 2020                
Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 13, 2020
Third Sunday of Advent

December 20, 2020                  
Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 25, 2020
Christmas Day

January 1, 2021                      
New Year’s Day, Solemnity of Mary

January 3, 2021                      

January 4, 2021                      
Feast of St. Elizabeth Seton

January 18, 2021                    
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (observed)

January 22, 2021                    
Prayer Day for Legal Protection of the Unborn

February 3, 2021                    
Feast of St. Blaise

February 11, 2021                  
Our Lady of Lourdes

February 14, 2021                  
St. Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2021                  
Presidents’ Day

February 17, 2021                  
Ash Wednesday

A full calendar listing can be found at https://www.srcharitycinti.org/news-

Giving Back
The Sisters of Charity participated in the PB&J Outreach Project of Our Daily Bread (Cincinnati) in September and October 2020. A group of Motherhouse Sisters prepared 200-plus sandwiches to be delivered to the soup kitchen and social center. Read more at www.srcharitycinti.org/2020/09/08/
In the Spotlight: Seton Hall
Love, Laughter and Learnings: A Tribute to Seton Hall
As Sisters and employees prepare to move from Seton Hall on the Mount St. Joseph campus, it seems appropriate that the building receive a special send-off. Over its 93-year history, Seton Hall has been ‘home’ to many: Sisters, employees, former Sisters, alums of the College of Mount St. Joseph, retreatants, teachers from the Mount Campus School and Mount St. Joseph guests. As the Community prepares for the building’s demolition in early 2021, we offer many personal memories and experiences from those living, working or visiting Seton, as well as the love, laughter and learnings provided. May reading and viewing the memories offered touch your heart, evoke a prayer or spark a feeling of gratitude. The series will continue until the building comes down next year. www.srcharitycinti.org/news-and-events/feature-stories/#setonhall
Never Alone
A teacher and healer, S. Pat Dittmeier has provided deep listening, encouragement, guidance and support to students and clients throughout the years, assuring them that they are never alone in their journey in life. Read more at https://www.srcharitycinti.org/2020/
S. Juana Mendez: Lifelong servant to the Latino Community
S. Juana Mendez celebrates 25 years as a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati. Read more at https://www.srcharitycinti.org/2020/
The Shape of Ministry during a Global Pandemic
Ministry is always a partnership with God. This partnership has taken on many different forms during this past year; it has been one of meeting God in the most unusual of global situations.

Video Visit - S. Mary Ann Humbert
Meet S. Mary Ann Humbert. S. Mary Ann has volunteered with the St. Vincent De Paul Society in Cincinnati since 2012 in various capacities, including spiritual advisor, board member and currently as a team member through St. Bernard parish. Hear more about the joy the ministry brings to her in the following video. 
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