The Tampa Catholic High School faculty and staff began their school year with an untraditional back to school retreat. Following Mass, the entire faculty spent the day volunteering at Metropolitan Ministries, the largest facility in Tampa that serves homeless families and those experiencing poverty in Tampa. This organization feeds the hungry, provides shelter and clothing for the homeless and houses and educates the children of parents living at the shelter and who are going through difficult times. Principal Bob Lees organized the day, and thought it would be a wonderful way to put the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education into practice. The experience was eye opening for all who participated, as they spent the day “standing in Solidarity with those Marginalized by Poverty and Injustice.”
Other News from ERCBNA
The Sisters Of Mercy
Newly Launched Movie about Catherine McAuley - In God alone (23 minutes) | I am pointing you to a new movie about Catherine McAuley, a gift of the St. Louis, Missouri Mercy Health Care system. There are two versions, the second with Spanish subtitles.
Christian Brother Honored
Ten people from the Diocese of Charleston were chosen to receive papal honors by Pope Francis. Eight were honored with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross while two received the Benerementi Medal. They are given for distinguished service to the Church.
Jericho House becomes 49th Blue Community!
The Council of Canadians welcomed the latest Blue Community into the fold yesterday. Jericho House in Wainfleet, Ontario is a youth leadership, social & ecological justice, and spirituality centre just a stone’s throw from Lake Erie on the Niagara Peninsula.
Brother Kevin Cawley Receives
Dear Br. Cawley, On behalf of the selection committee of the Hugh J. McCabe Memorial Award for Social Justice, I am pleased to inform you that your colleagues at Iona College have selected you as the 2019 recipient of this award which will be conferred at the May 18 Commencement Ceremony at 11:00 am, at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Congratulations! A much-deserved honor.