June 20, 2021
Father's Day Prayer
God our Father, we give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old.
We pray for young fathers newly embracing their vocation; may they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; may they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.
We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love. Amen.
- Posted on Catholic Prayers
Have You Renewed for 2021?
We don't want to lose you! All AUSCP members were asked to renew in the month of January for the calendar year. If you haven't already renewed, please do so now.
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2020 Assembly Presentations Online
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2021 AUSCP Assembly Begins June 21st
The time is here! The 10th Annual AUSCP Assembly will be held in Minneapolis, June 21-24, 2021. We regret that many of you are unable to attend. We invite you to be with us in spirit and to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as the Assembly participants discern priorities for the next few years and consider changes to the AUSCP Bylaws.
Special thanks to those of you who sent in comments regarding the Bylaws and the Strategic Plan priorities. We value your participation. We also look forward to having many of you online for the Retreat Day on Monday. Be sure to click on the Zoom link to join us.
As previously noted, this year's speakers include: Fr. Michael Joncas (Retreat presenter), Michael Sean Winters, Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, and Bishop William Wack; Contemplative Reflector - Sr. Margie Klein, SSND. The main presentations will be recorded and posted on the AUSCP website (www.auscp.org) where you can access them at your convenience.
World Refugee Day - June 20, 2021
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and NETWORK have suggestions on how to honor World Refugee Day through action, prayer, and study. As the U.S. begins to recover from the pandemic, it is time to push for the restoration of the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum systems. Here are some resources from Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns:
Take action: Contact your Members of Congress to urge them to support restoring the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
Pray: Watch this 40-minute ecumenical prayer service for World Refugee Day, featuring the words of Maryknoll missioners working with refugees and the voices of refugees who have been resettled with the help of U.S. faith communities. Pray this prayer for World Refugee Day 2021.
Learn: Explore this toolkit from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, featuring prayer, education, and action materials.
NETWORK: The previous administration weaponized the COVID-19 pandemic, using it as an excuse to violate the rights of asylum-seekers. By continuing to keep this order in place, the Biden administration is endorsing these same cruel and unscientific policies.
Join NETWORK in demanding an immediate end to Title 42 border expulsions and calling on the Biden administration to uphold the right to seek asylum at the U.S. border.
Catholic Labor Network
Into Catholic Social Teaching? Come to the Social Action Summer Institute!
In most Catholic Diocesan offices, you’ll find someone – perhaps a priest, more often a Deacon or a member of the laity – responsible for promoting Catholic Social Teaching. These men and women report to the local Bishop and are a critical resource for those doing the work of justice. And there’s a professional association that brings them together: the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors. The Roundtable has partnered with the Catholic Labor Network on a number of projects and events over the past three years.
Each July the Roundtable hosts a Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) featuring workshops on different dimensions of Catholic Social Teaching. It’s not restricted to members of the Roundtable, and in fact is open to any Catholic interested in social justice or social ministry. And this year, due to the pandemic, SASI will be virtual – making it accessible to those who can’t travel. Registration is just $25.
Want to learn more about Catholic Social Teaching, and meet like-minded friends and contacts? SASI will be held July 14 and 15 this year. To learn more about the event, and to register, CLICK HERE.
Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN)
Paths of Renewed Encounter: A Restorative Justice Engagement Guide for Catholic Communities is a brand new resource from CMN exploring the foundational concepts and practical considerations for restorative justice engagement in Catholic settings. This expansive toolkit features theological teachings, restorative justice basics, related resources and reflection questions, and next steps for discernment and engagement.
If your Catholic community is ready to embrace healing approaches to crime, harm, and injustice, sign up to be the first to receive digital access to the Engagement Guide.
National Poor People's Campaign
WEBINAR Launch: National Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers Assembly.
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:30 pm Pacific/3:30 pm Mountain/4:30 pm Central/5:30 pm Eastern
RSVP and watch the five-minute trailer.