From the desk of Sr. Kathleen…

Welcome to a new way of communicating with one another. Please God you and your families are well and dealing with the NEW NORMAL.

Even though the City has been on PAUSE for months, many of us here at Sacred Heart have not. Soon after the sheltering in place notice came, I discovered ZOOM as an avenue of communication and planning. And so I hope you will be pleasantly surprised with all we have accomplished.

Our WELLNESS series with motivational speaker Barbara Speedling has continued these past few months.  Monthly ZOOM invites have been sent via email to those whose emails we have. If you are interested in attending, please send me your name and email address or call me at 718-224-5695.

Sacred Heart Wellness Series

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

1PM Zoom Teleconference

 Session Summary:

Join us this month when Dr. Albert Riddle, MD, CMD, President of the Riddle Medical Group and Medical Director for Ulster County Hospice, will join us to talk about the process of medical decision-making for individuals and their caregivers. A continuation of our previous conversations on ADVANCE DIRECTIVES, Dr. Riddle will offer a physician’s perspective on identifying treatment preferences and respond to our questions about advocacy for ourselves and those we care for. At a time when COVID-19 has caused many families to face difficult decisions at a time of crisis, this conversation will offer a proactive process for ensuring that you and your loved ones receive care consistent with your values and preferences.

To register, please email Sister Kathleen at siskate913@verizon.net
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Our Justice and Peace Committee has been meeting weekly to plan a book discussion on Robin DiAngelo’s New York Times best-selling book, WHITE FRAGILITY. If you are interested in joining us in the fall, call Sr. Kathleen at 718-224-5695.

To see what else is happening, go to ABOUT US and a list of ministries will drop down.

Click on any of them to see what is new.

  • Bereavement
  • Justice & Peace
  • Laudato Si – Environmental Committee
  • Leisure Club
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Social Action Committee

Under LITURGICAL MINISTRY, do check out

  • CLOW: Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Under GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR FAITH, click on

  • Spirituality

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During this year’s Season of Creation, Catholic Climate Covenant is pleased to host a five-part webinar series, “On the Common Good & Our Common Home,” for U.S. Catholics to:

Understand how Catholic social teaching (CST) and creation care are essential to the fullness of faith and the Church’s mission;
Facilitate courageous conversations about climate change and Catholic civic participation;
Apply Catholic Social Teaching, including creation care, to form one’s conscience ahead of the 2020 elections.

The Season of Creation ( celebrated annually between September 1 and October 4) is a special time for Christians. As we are called to renew our faith in the God of all creation and join in prayer and action for the care of our common home, this webinar series will help us on our journey of love in action.

Webinar #1: Thursday, September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
The first webinar of the series is “Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and the Fullness of Faith.“ This will be the foundational webinar outlining the virtue of political participation and the foundations of Catholic social teaching as essential to the fullness of faith. When you register you will automatically receive a link to the recording.
Presenters include:
Most Reverend John E. Stowe, OFM Conv., Bishop of Lexington, KY
Daniel R. DiLeo, PhD, Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University
Moderator: Dan Misleh, Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant

Register for Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and the Fullness of Faith webinar here: REGISTER for WEBINAR #1
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Webinar #2: Monday, September 14th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
The second webinar in the series, “Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020”, is hosted by Interfaith Power & Light, Catholic Climate Covenant, and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. This webinar will equip attendees on how to effectively hold ‘courageous conversations’ with your faithful family, friends, and colleagues about the importance of caring for Creation and voting our values.

Presenters include:
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, endowed professor of political science and director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University
Rev. Susan Hendershot, president of Interfaith Power and Light
Register for Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020 here:
REGISTER for WEBINAR #2

Stay tuned for more information on webinars 3-5! Details coming soon and visit www.CatholicClimateCovenant.org for the latest. When you register for the first webinar, you will automatically receive more details on the other webinars in the series as they are announced.

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