Global Solidarity event in Ft Loramie


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A group discussion held during the first Vessels of Mercy Retreat, held at Good Shephard Catholic Church, Cincinnati January 9.

A group discussion held during the first Vessels of Mercy Retreat, held at Good Shephard Catholic Church, Cincinnati January 9.


FT. LORAMIE – St. Michael and Ss. Peter and Paul, Ft Loramie, are co-sponsoring along with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Relief Services Committee the second of three Archdiocesan global awareness events.

The “Vessels of Mercy Retreat” will be at St Michael’s Hall; 33 Elm St., Ft. Loramie on Monday, Jan. 25. The event engages participants’ hearts, minds and hands into a deeper spiritual understanding and practice of global solidarity.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with a Fair Trade Sale sponsored by Holy Angels, Sidney. A simple Supper with food from global recipes begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the three-hour retreat from 6 to 9 p.m.

Segments of the retreat include: “One on the Journey Solidarity Walk” which is a collection of visuals and reflections on global awareness. Thomas Awiapo will talk to the group through a Skype video call and share his experience of living in Ghana as a recipient of the benefits of CRS, and now as the coordinator of CRS country coordinator in Ghana.

Rapid learning stations on the extensive international efforts of Catholic Relief Services will include topics of the countries of Rwanda & Columbia, Fair Trade, Catholics Confront Global Poverty, and the Lenten program CRS Rice Bowl. The evening culminates with a reflection of being a “Vessel of Mercy” as “One on the Journey”.

The public is invited. Free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the good works of Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl.

Reservations will be taken through Sunday, Jan. 24 by emailing annb@nflregion.org or calling 937-295-2891 extension 105.

This is the second of three retreats offered in the Archdiocese this month. If you are not able to attend the Monday evening retreat on January 25, there is still time to attend a Vessels of Mercy Retreat on Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Center; 1436 Needmore Road, Dayton, OH 45414.

Registration contact for the Dayton retreat is Pam Long at plong@catholiccincinnati.org or 937-224-3026 Ex. 5018.

A group discussion held during the first Vessels of Mercy Retreat, held at Good Shephard Catholic Church, Cincinnati January 9.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/01/web1_Vessels-of-Mercy-Rapid-Learning-station-on-Rwanda-1-.jpgA group discussion held during the first Vessels of Mercy Retreat, held at Good Shephard Catholic Church, Cincinnati January 9.

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