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Catholic Charities Update | St Philip Neri February Update
From Catholic Charities on February 24, 2021 to the listserve: As you may recall, Catholic Charities conducted an Open House at St Philip Neri Parish in February 2020. We presented early, conceptual ideas for integrating affordable housing onto the Parish campus. Following that Open House, our hope had been to refine the site plan and design concept for the project based on input from the Open House and the Parish, and to integrate the community input with requirements from funders we anticipated receiving in Spring 2020. However, like many thing...

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Lenten Companion Study Book

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Companion Study Book
Lent is an important season in the Church’s liturgical year. It is the time when we take stock of where we are in our faith so as to prepare for the death and resurrection of our Savior. Often, we lose sight of the point of this season because we get caught up in ourselves: how hard it is to fast, how we fail at fasting, and just waiting for the season to be over at Easter. Because of this we often arrive at Easter with our lives no more changed than they were on Ash Wednesday.   A way that our parish is seeking to prepare for Jesus and experience true transfo...

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Week One | Life and Dignity of the Human Person
For Lent: A Simple Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching Catholic Social Teaching has its roots long ago in Pope Leo XIII’s 1897 encyclical Rerum Novarum, literally meaning “of new things.” Its context was the industrial revolution, and it strove to address the excesses of unfettered capitalism: unsafe factories, poor working conditions, poverty, slums, broken families, child labor, discrimination, greed, and corruption. Its distinctive feature is its concern for the poorest members of our society, echoing both the Jewish law of the Old Testa...

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