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AUSCP Bi-Weekly E-Bulletin

April 26, 2020

A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic

Most merciful and Triune God,
We come to you in our weakness.
We come to you in our fear.
We come to you with trust.
For you alone are our hope.

We place before you the disease present in our world.
We turn to you in our time of need.

Bring wisdom to doctors.
Give understanding to scientists.
Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.
Bring healing to those who are ill.
Protect those who are most at risk.
Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one.
Welcome those who have died into your eternal home.

Stabilize our communities.
Unite us in our compassion.
Remove all fear from our hearts.
Fill us with confidence in your care.

Jesus, I trust in you.
Jesus, I trust in you.
Jesus, I trust in you.

  “Author unknown. Posted on AscensionPress.com".



Links to 2019 Assembly Presentations: 

Dr. Richard Gaillardetz 

Sr. Norma Pimentel

Cardinal Blase Cupich (text only)

Links to 2018 Assembly Presentations: 

Katarina Schuth 

Bishop R. McElroy

Richard Rohr


Invitation to Become "Friends" of AUSCP

The AUSCP Friends Group now has 204 members. Please take time to invite your friends to join us!  

The majority of those who have become Friends have done so because of a personal invitation from an AUSCP member.

If you would like a flyer with the information on AUSCP Friends to print out or to email to your friends, send a request to: office@uscatholicpriests.org


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Parish Tithing

If your parish tithes its Sunday collection and sends a monthly donation to various places please consider putting the AUSCP on the list of recipients.  Thanks! 


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To access the latest information on immigration reform and Action Alerts, click on the JFI logo below:



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Catholic Climate Covenant

Direct link to Homily Resources


Amazon Smile Updated 

Shop at:

 http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3307327 and Amazon donates to Association of Us Catholic Priests. 

Annual Appeal Goals Met!  

The AUSCP Annual Appeal began October 1, 2019 and runs through April 30, 2020. This is the main source of revenue for AUSCP operating funds.

This year's goal was $150,000 from 450 donors. We are happy to announce that these goals have been exceeded. We have received $154,580 from 477 donors. Thank you to all who helped us reach our goals!!

The promise of matching funds of up to $5,000 for donations April 15-30, brought in $7,000 to help us reach this level. An additional $5,000 will be added to this total because of the matching grant.

 Nominees for AUSCP Leadership Team

This year’s elections to the AUSCP Leadership Team (LT) will take place online in June. Eight nominations were submitted by April 15, 2020. The nominees are:

  • Simon Carian, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Ordained 2013
  • Michael Hickin, Diocese of Fargo, ND, Ordained 1997
  • Walt Jagela, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston WV, Ordained 1994
  • Aidan McAleenan, Diocese of Oakland, Ordained 2005; served 2017-2020, eligible for re-election.
  • Neil Pezzulo, Glenmary Home Missioners, Ordained 1999
  • Tulio Ramirez, Yarumal Missionaries, Ordained 1990; served 2017-2020, eligible for re-election.
  • Norman Supancheck, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Ordained 1968; presently serving by appointment, eligible for election.
  • Bernie Survil, Diocese of Greensburg, Ordained 1967; served 2011-2017, eligible for election.

Many thanks to these priests for their willingness to serve on the Leadership Team! A special e-blast with more information on each of these nominees will be sent out at a later date. AUSCP members will be able to vote for five of the nominees. 

NBCCC Appoints Liaison to AUSCP Leadership Team 

The National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus (NBCCC) has appointed Fr. Jeffery Ott, O.P., as a liaison to the AUSCP Leadership Team. Jeffery is a friar of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), serving as Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the first African American Catholic Church in Atlanta. He is the President of the Board for Interfaith Community Initiatives and serves on the leadership council for the Southern Dominican Province. 

Fr. Jeffery enjoys traveling, singing, and communicating with family and friends. He loves music, speaks Spanish fluently, and passionately preaches with a song in his heart, if not on his lips. The AUSCP Leadership Team welcomes him! 

Catholic Labor Network 

The Catholic Labor Network will live-stream a memorial mass for fallen workers 3pm ET on Tuesday April 28, and YOU are invited. Fr. Sinclair Oubre (Seafarers Union) will be celebrant; Fr. Clete Kiley (UNITE HERE) will offer the homily.

 If you would like to join us for the Mass, CLICK HERE to register.

 Whether you are able to attend or not, we invite you to submit the names of friends, relatives, co-workers and others who have died on the job or from work-related illnesses, so they can be remembered in this votive mass. Send the names of those you would like remembered to clayton@catholiclabor.org.

Book Now Available as Paperback & E-Book

Fr. Bob Bonnot's book on Priesthood is now available from Amazon as a paperback as well as a kindle book: Jesus as Priest for our Time according to the Order of Melchizedek.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to AUSCP. Please use the link to Amazon Smile when you order:  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3307327 and Amazon will donate to Association of Us Catholic Priests. 

2020 Virtual Assembly Plans

Excitement is building for the Virtual AUSCP Assembly that is being planned for June 22-24 online! All of the original speakers have agreed to be a part of the online event. (See below.) For the convenience of those on the west coast, the sessions will begin at 1:00 PM Eastern time/10:00 AM Pacific time. See below for the schedule.

Registration for the online Assembly is available at auscp.org, or by sending a check to the AUSCP office. Registration costs are considerably reduced! Monday Retreat - $25; Tuesday and Wednesday sessions - $75 covers both days; entire Assembly - $100.

New Assembly Special: Those who gave $100 or more to the Annual Appeal may register FREE for the online Assembly. You can register online, auscp.org, or send an email to: office@auscp.org. Let us know which days you plan to attend. You must register to receive the link to the sessions in June which will be sent near the time of the Assembly.


Our Catholic Faith in the Political World

 JUNE 22 - 24, 2020 Online

Sessions will run each day 1:00-3:00 & 4:00-6:00 PM

Monday Retreat Day

Sr. Carol Zinn, SSJ, Executive Director of LCWR, will lead the Retreat: Living the Gospel  in the Public Square

Tuesday, June 23, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Mr. John Carr, Founder & Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought  and Public Life,  Georgetown University: Faithful Citizenship in 2020


Tuesday, June 23, 4:00-6:00 PM ET

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, former Executive Director, Catholic Health Association (CHA): Our Faith, Church Teaching,  and Legislation


Wednesday, June 24, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Archbishop John Wester, Archdiocese of Santa Fe: Priest, Pulpit and Politics: Proclaiming the Gospel  in Today’s Society


Wednesday, June 24, 4:00-6:00 PM ET

Sr. Simone  Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK, Assembly Wrap up:  Practical Action in Election Year 

 Register Now!

You won't want to miss this superb lineup! 

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