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Medallion with charity and social service symbolsThe Red Bank Catholic High School has been selected as the diocesan nominee for Charity and Social Service Honors Program for the Diocese of Trenton.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 14:12

Justice for my Sister

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The following is from Kimberly Bautista, the daugther of Maryknoll Affiliate Kathee Bautista:

I returned from Guatemala to Los Angeles a little over a week ago feeling overwhelmingly satisfied with our dating/domestic violence prevention campaign throughout 60 communities: we reached over 2300 audience members in Guatemala!Justice for my Sister resonated with all different types of audiences, from UN representatives to youth, to indigenous communities and religious women, to feminists, and foreigners. The protagonist Rebeca attended several screenings and it was very emotional for audiences to meet her. "We must all be Rebecas!" one audience member in Escuintla passionately shouted after a screening. The film is inspiring audience members of all walks of life to break the culture of victim-blaming and impunity.

Saturday, 11 June 2011 05:00

Northeast Florida Maryknoll Affiliate Group Retreat

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We are posting our retreat schedule on our web page for anyone who might want to do something along these lines.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:33

Skid Row Walk - December 17

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Manny and Lyn drove their mini van filled with clothing, John Hernandez and Sr. Lucy. Tim and John began walking from the Gold Line station, the others following in the van, stopping as we always do, at Union Station to visit the restrooms, then continuing on to the skid row district. The Sierra Club hike leaders admonished us not to drown the first people we come upon with goods, there are plenty of others further on. Sr. Lucy and Lyn both eventually got out and handed out items, Manny driving behind and resupplying us as we ran out of items. Later, we passed out our items to the other walkers who were now empty handed and eager to help disperse the goods. Because of the one-way streets in the skid row area, we had to go around the block to re-position ourselves with the fast moving volunteers walking down the streets. We lost track of them eventually with items still in the back of the van, mostly children and women's clothing, so we decided the leftovers would be donated to one of the missions, and headed back towards home. Our annual Skid Row walk always ranks as one the highlights of our year.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:01

Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas

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Santa at mangerFor the last several years, Bob and I have attended a session on theme of Christmas and the politics in the Christmas story. We come to escape the more prominent Christmas messages in our culture to try to go back in time and reread the scriptures of Luke and Matthew through the lens of that time. So on the link below, I share with you some of what is discussed in our gathering. The gathering is always lively, mainly attended by young people living in small faith communities in Philadelphia and serving as urban missionaries. The politics of Christmas is as relevant now as it was over 2000 years ago.

Peace,

Pat

http://www.jesusradicals.com/peace-on-earth-and-the-politics-of-christmas/

Monday, 19 December 2011 16:57

NY Subway Christmas Party 2011

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Margaret Meehan calling us forwardThe New York City Subway Chapter had their annual Christmas Party on December 16. Once again, Margaret Meehan proved to be the quitessential host, with a wonderful meal and a warm home. We are so grateful to her and to Tim Monaghan, our ever-present cook, and Margaret's right-hand man at these parties.

Check out the pictures on our Facebook page.

 

The Red Bank Catholic/Maryknoll Affiliate club's video entry into the diocesan/national contest "The Corporal Works of Mercy" has been selected as the winner among all schools' (both elementary and high) entries for the Diocese of Trenton

Our video has now been sent on to the Basilica in Washington DC for entry into the national contest sponsored by the Catholic Bishops.

View the video here.

Sunday, 18 December 2011 13:44

Red Bank Students at St. James Grade School

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Once again, students from the Red Bank Maryknoll Affiliates Club went to St. James Grade School in Red Bank to teach 2nd Graders.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 20:13

Denver Year End Update 2011

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The focus of our group as determined at last month gathering will be Prayer, Immigration, and partnering with Maryknollers in Bolivia. Our next gathering will determine how we want to address the issue of immigration in terms of Action, Advocacy, and Education. We are please with the new interest shown by new young prospective members.

We are also connecting with a local High School which has a Mission Club and has shown interest in partnering with the Maryknollers in Bolivia.

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