2019 Summer Solidarity Challenge: teh right to rEad and to Dream in el Salvador "The Library Project"
At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. See details at: www.nflregion.org/el-salvador
2019 Video of the future of the New Library in San Cristobal el Salvador
Children do not have access to libraries in rural communities of El Salvador. In 2017 a library was established in San Cristóbal through our sister-parish partnership. The large parish hall currently houses 20 computers and 200 books, and houses many activities. A quiet space is needed. Our Salvadoran twinning team designated a utility shed on parish grounds as the future sight of the new library (see below).
Rights and Responsibilities (Catholic Social Teaching) The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency - to one another, to our families, and to the larger society.
1. Choose one day to be in solidarity with our global community.
2. Create a prayer space on your kitchen table. Include a book, a bowl and a crucifix or rosary
3. Place a coin or dollar in the bowl each time that you have the opportunity to read, such as, a newspaper, medicine bottle, text message, morning prayer, drive-thru menu etc.
4. With each coin, say a prayer, something like: “Thank you Creator God for the opportunity to read. Open my heart and Fill me with your Holy Spirit. Lead me to how I can best be in Solidarity with others .”
5. Count your coins and make a donation today. See details below
* Wanted: Used (working) Kindles or tablets for the library. Bring electronics to bin located at the
Parish office west entrance.. Books are no longer being accepted. Please consider a cash donation.
The future library in San Cristobal El Salvador - Donate to the Library Project here
July 9 - July 30, 2018
2018 Migrating Monarch Butterfly
Mr. Alvin Brown, of New Bremen shared with students during Vacation Bible School how the monarch butterfly needs milk weed, a native Ohio pollinator, to survive. Mr Brown collects monarch caterpillars and protects them from their predators until they get their wings, at which time the Butterfly is released. In this photo, a monarch hatched overnight and was released during VBS at St Michael. Thank you, Mr. Brown for sharing how you care for God's Creation, and how we should take care for our common home.
Seeds of pollinator flowers that are native to Ohio are available at the entrances of both churches through July or until supplies last. Pick up your pack and plant today!
Click here Video on the Monarch Butterfly
Click here 2018 Flyer Migrating Monarch Butterfly
2017 Flyer The Right To Read and to Dream in El Salvador
2016 Flyer The English Program in El Salvador
2015 Flyer Computers for our Sister Parish