eNEWS ~ Pax Christi Catholic Community
A Note from Jane Schmitz ~ For the week of Sunday, September 6, 2020
Dear Members of Pax Christi,
Fr. Mike is taking a few days of vacation, and will return to the parish next week.
Fr. Mike mentioned at the Masses this past weekend that Archbishop Hebda is asking all parishes to conduct a special emergency collection for our sisters and brothers in Lebanon suffering from the August 4 explosion there, where over 200 people lost their lives, 6,000 were injured, and over 350,000 people were displaced. Your contributions will help meet their basic needs for survival. This collection will be sent to Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishop’s international humanitarian aid organization for the poor and most vulnerable. If you wish to contribute, please send a check to Pax Christi, with “Lebanon Emergency Collection” in the memo line, or contribute online -
. Thank you for your continued generosity!
It was in January at Pax Christi that the archdiocese held one of 19 listening sessions in preparation for Synod 2022 (postponed one year because of the pandemic). Over 8,000 people attended these sessions and over 35,000 comments were written. Archbishop Hebda reflected on the input and announced this past week the three areas that will provide emphasis for discussion at the synod. Continuing discussions and reflection will be in these areas:
• Forming parishes that are in the service of evangelization;
• Forming missionary disciples who know Jesus’ love and respond to his call; and
• Forming youth and young adults in and for a Church that is always young.
The next phase of this three-year venture, “The Church Prepares,” has two prayer and study sessions, one beginning this month (Praying with Scripture) and one in October (Healing and Hope). Details about these sessions and how to participate can be found on our website,
Blessings of safety and wellness be with you!
Jane Schmitz, Parish Director
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Fr. Mike will hear confessions at 4:00pm each Saturday on the patio outside of door #1. Those who wish to celebrate this sacrament can park near door #1, wait for the person who is celebrating the sacrament to be finished, and then come forward to receive the sacrament. Again, please wear a mask.
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Thank you for your continued generosity!
Week of August 23:
Online Giving 4,541
Mailed Contributions 9,264
Total Week #8
YTD Actual 281,227
YTD Budget 321,000
YTD Variance (39,773)
Please continue supporting Pax Christi through online giving or by mailing your contributions to the parish office. Each and every gift makes a difference, and all are appreciated.
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OUR LADY OF GOOD HEALTH CELEBRATION
Watch Live Stream or In-Person
Tuesday, September 8, 7:00pm
September 8 is the Feast of Our Lady of Good Health and the Nativity of Mother Mary. The Indian community at Pax Christi will lead a short prayer service to Mother Mary. Please join us for this celebration at paxchristi.com via Live Stream or RSVP to attend in person. All Are Welcome!
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It's not too late to join:
OUR LADY OF GOOD HEALTH NOVENA
Daily through September 7, 7:30pm via Zoom
The Indian community of Pax Christi will lead a novena to Mary via zoom. RSVP at this link -
INTRODUCTION TO CENTERING PRAYER
A Virtual Experience Using Zoom
Wednesday, September 16, 9:30–11:00am OR 6:30–8:00pm
Centering Prayer is a receptive, deep method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. There is no cost to participate.
for complete details or to register online.
MOMS ROCK: GROWING FAITH AT HOME
Presented by Laura Kelly Fanucci
Monday, September 21, 8:00–9:30pm, Via Zoom
There is no fee.
for additional details and to signup online.
FALL VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB
Nine-Week Session Beginning:
Monday, September 21 at 6:30pm OR Tuesday, September 22 at 9:00am
The Seven Story Mountain
tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man, who at the age of 26, takes vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders—the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemani, "the four walls of my new freedom," Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it.
to register online.
LIVING IN THE SACRED ~ PART I
A Renew Small Group Discussion Series; $20 per person
Six-week session beginning:
September 27, 6:30pm OR October 1, 10:00am
Living in the Sacred is a faith-sharing resource developed by RENEW International, based on Ronald Rolheiser’s book,
. Living in the Sacred takes participants on a deeper spiritual journey, exploring a mature adult discipleship by asking the question, "How do I give my life away?” Having moved through the “getting your life together” stage, participants have made life commitments in marriage or other relationships, including raising children, attending to sick or elderly parents or other relatives, pursuing careers, connecting to communities, etc. Living in the Sacred is about how we stay true to these commitments as disciples of Christ. Participants will do weekly readings and engage in online discussions via Zoom for six consecutive weeks. An option to do "Part II" will be offered in the winter of 2021.
to signup online.
VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY
Gospel of Mark Part One; $15 per person
Five-week session beginning:
September 28, 10:00am OR September 30, 6:30pm
Thought to be the earliest of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Mark is a fast-moving, vivid account of the ministry, suffering, and death of Jesus. Enter into a rich encounter with this preacher, wonder-worker, and messiah, whose very life delivered an urgent message about repentance, transformation, and the meaning of suffering in a life poured out for others. This five-week study covers Mark 1:1–9:32, providing an in-depth study of Jesus' ministry of healing and preaching. Weekly discussions will take place using Zoom. In addition, all participants will receive access to a bible commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and additional online lectures are included.
to signup online.
PARISHIONERS' ART EXHIBIT
This year's exhibit will be VIRTUAL!
Submissons due November 1, 2020
During these uncertain times, may you still find joy in creating and take this opportunity to join fellow parishioners in sharing their artistic gifts. This year’s exhibit, presented by the Pax Christi Art Committee, will be viewed by the community VIRTUALLY, at any time of day. Current Pax Christi parishioners—amateur, hobbyist, or professional—from ages 16 years or older, have the opportunity to show their fine art and craft. Guidelines and application procedures for this year’s Parishioners’ Art Exhibit will be available at
in October. Links to the virtual Parishioner Art Exhibit will be sent out via parish communications and linked to the website.
JOIN THE PAX CHRISTI JUSTICE GRANTS BOARD
The Pax Christi Justice Grants Board is seeking new members to join the work of reviewing grant applications and awarding grants to organizations whose mission is to support education and housing for people living in poverty. Each year, the Justice Grants Board meets from September to June to learn about the work of organizations that we currently support through our justice grants and to review new applications. Each grant board member serves as the Pax Christi liaison to one of our grantee organizations, forging a deepening of relationship around the good work that they are doing and making connections for the Pax Christi community to engage with them. Meetings in March, April, and May center on review and decision-making for grants awarded in the current fiscal year.
to hear from our Justice Grants Board about the experience of serving on the board and what it has meant to them. For more information, please contact Joan Howe-Pullis at email@example.com.
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