Sr. Angela Sutton prepared six men to receive Baptism, Confirmation and Communion at the new prison in Kimberley, South Africa. Fr. Motsiri Mosai O.M.I. celebrated Holy Mass at the prison with about 30 other Catholic men in attendance. Br. Sefatso Qopane O.M.I., a young seminarian staying for a year at the Provincial House, who helps Sr. Angela at the prison, was present as well. Pictured above are members of the Catholic Prison Ministry group who take turns conducting Catholic services on Saturdays at the new prison and on Sundays at the old prison.
By: Sr. Gladys Echenique
During these past two years, I have struggled to discern the Lord’s vision for a church like La Comunidad Hispana/Latina en Santa Elizabeth Ann Seton. The church is the largest of the 76 parishes in the Diocese of Tucson. It is a beautiful church, and its parishioners have diverse racial and financial backgrounds. What they share in common is their generosity. They are always ready to reach out to the needy.
The mission of La Comunidad Hispana/Latina en Santa Elizabeth Ann Seton is to proclaim the gospel in the Hispanic/Latino community and to bring Hispanic Catholics into enthusiastic participation in the life and mission of our church while strengthening the unity of the One Body of Christ. At this point, the ministry of La Comunidad Hispana/Latina en Santa Elizabeth Ann Seton Church serves mostly first generation Hispanic/Latino immigrants. La Comunidad also is blessed to serve the children and adults of this first generation in their own language.
Sr. Mary de Crus Nolan, O.P. will be honored at St. Mary's Center in Oakland, California, on October 8th, 2011, for her many years of service. The annual gala and fundraising event will be recognizing the many women religious who have served at St. Mary's Center throughout its long and distinguished history. Visit the St. Mary's Center website for more information (www.stmaryscenter.org) or click on the link below to view the invitation.
For 34 years, Catholic Extension has presented the Lumen Christi Award to an individual who best exemplifies the Light of Christ through his or her service to people in Catholic communities of faith. After a national search and deliberation, it was announced that the 2011 Lumen Christi Award will be presented to Sr. Gabriella Williams, OP, of the Diocese of San Bernardino for her vital ministry in the Coachella Valley.