We did it! The environmental protection bill which our Diocesan Public Policy Committee endorsed this year passed both houses of the New York State legislature! This legislation would put a moratorium on new permits for an industry called proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining. This process uses enormous amounts of electricity generated by burning fossil fuels and also discharges heated water into streams. It is contributing to climate change and environmental destruction. Thanks to everyone who called legislators to ask for support.
Now there’s one more call to make, to Governor Hochul, to ask her to sign the bill, which is Assembly bill 7389C/Senate bill 6486D. Please call her at 518-474-8390 and keep speaking out for God’s creation.
The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year movement to “renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.”
“My flesh for the life of the world”
Learn more at https://eucharisticrevival.dor.org/
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June 20-July 9, 2022
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10 AM Ordination Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral
Deacon Aaron Kelly clearly recalls expressing, as a second-grader, a desire to become a father.
“Like me?” his dad asked.
“No, a father at church,” young Aaron replied.
Deacon Kelly expressed gratitude for the many parishioners, clergy, family and friends in this diocese who have supported him in answering his vocational call ever since that spiritual voice surfaced many years ago.
“I can look back and see the thread, just God’s nudging, pulling and bringing me to where I am today,” Deacon Kelly said, noting that he responded to the call by “continually taking it seriously and not really pushing it aside.”
O Loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son, Deacon Aaron Kelly, soon to be ordained, and all priests who are close to you because of their priestly ordination and because of the power which they have received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much. Be their comfort, be their joy, be their strength, and especially help them to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy. Amen.
A Charlotte/Greece/Hilton Pastoral Planning Task Force has been created and has held its first meeting. The goal of this planning effort is to ensure that the Church’s mission of Word, Worship, Community, and Service continues in a vibrant way in our area under the constraints of demographics, financial resources, and priest availability.
Our Pastoral Leaders, not the Diocese, have initiated this work. Members of the Task Force are the following:
Presently the Task Force is gathering information which will be discussed at future meetings and shared with parishioners. We will keep you informed as this work proceeds.
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