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May 2014 CCUSA Parish Social Ministry News and Notes

May 2014 CCUSA Parish Social Ministry News and Notes

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Monthly electronic newsletter of CCUSA PSM Section.
Monthly electronic newsletter of CCUSA PSM Section.

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Monthly ReflectionPSM OfficeCCUSA Social PolicyAround the Section National PartnersResources to InspirePosition_Openings
Monthly Reflection
"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."- Saint John XXIII
PSM OfficeThursday, June 5, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
PSM Professional Interest Section Webinar: Engaging Gen X and Millennial Catholics. Learn the strengths and concerns of Gen X and Millennial (practicing and non-practicing) Catholic youngadults, best practices to develop and maintain ongoing relationships, and how to work with young adults tokeep the church relevant to them today. Reserve your webinar seat nowThe April 4-5 Parish Social Ministry Regional Training in Portland, Oregon was reported in The CatholicSentinel.Click here for directory of 2014 CCUSA Parish Social Ministry Leadership Team members.CCUSA and other partners invite your continued participation in
Caritas Internationalis
 campaign "One "
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 , . group study, a checklist of personal action 
activities, and a resource list for prayer and liturgy resources for your consideration.You have probably noticed that CCUSA has revamped its Webpage (www.catholiccharitiesusa.org),including how it relates to members of our Section. On the bottom of this main page, there are links toWebinars and events (such as Parish Social Ministry Regional Training weekends); click on either of theseto learn more about PSM Webinars and events. There is a page devoted to PSM(http://catholiccharitiesusa.org/mission-faith/parish-social-ministry/ 
under the tab Mission & Faith. On thePSM page, you will find direct links to our resources on the scribd site(http://www.scribd.com/collections/4305959/CCUSA-Parish-Social-Ministry-Professional-Interest-Section), our PSM tool kit, PSM email address (psm@catholiccharitiesusa.org), and signup form to our Section.Become more connected with other PSM Section Members by joining the
PSM linkedin group
. You will be able to send email to individual Section members and the group, read professional profiles of PSMSection members, etc. To join the group, establish a free linkedin 
account and contact SteveHerro.
Because CCUSA has reorganized its linkedin groups, you must resubscribe to the newsubgroup by contacting Steve Herro.
CCUSA PSM has established a collection on scribd.com for valuable PSM resources. To access thecollection, click here. You will find back issues of this newsletter, prayer resources, important invitations toSection sponsored events, etc. Let Steve Herro know if you would like to add materials to the collection.
 Help grow our PSM Section!
 Share our recruitment flyer  and the sign up link  to our free section with colleagues, fellow parish social ministry committee members, etc.Consult "Favorite Sources for Prayer and Spiritual Growth from Parish Social Ministers and Ministry." Theinventory assists in your daily prayer life and as you plan meetings and retreats.Are you interested in joining between four and seven PSM colleagues for periodic conference calls todiscuss matters of common interest? Please contact Steve Herro.
CCUSA Social Policy
Last month, Fr. Larry Snyder, President/CEO Catholic Charities USA, was quoted in
U.S. Catholic
regarding passage of the federal minimum wage bill. He was also quoted on this subject in
Catholic NewsService
 on April 29, 2014.Join 
CCUSA and 10 national partners to EDUCATE. INNOVATE. ACT to reduce poverty in the U.S.Stay connected to CCUSA Social Policy by subscribing to its e-letter
Washington Weekly
, followingit on Twitter , and liking it on Facebook .
Around the Section
 Congratulations to Section Member Glenn Leach, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Davenport. Glennwas a finalist for the 2014 Catholic Charities USA Volunteer of the Year. Click here for more information.
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Looking for an idea on how to help make Pope Francis’
 Joy of the Gospel 
 come alive for your  parishioners? See http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/EG-Brochure1.pd for anidea of how the Catholic Social Action Office, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, helped make this come alive.Submit news--events, publications, new staff-- about you and your ministry to Steve Herro.
National Partners
Bread for the World is hosting its 2014 National Gathering on June 9-10, 2014. Click here for moreinformation.Save the date for the
2014 Social Action Summer Institute, "Setting the Captives Free: Embracing Christ in the Victim, Offender, and Community," July 20-24, 2014, Washington University, St.Louis, Missouri.
Resources to Inspire
A New Vision for the Church: Pope Francis’ Agenda for the Church, World, and Social Justice,” includesseries of youtube presentations of papers and panels given at this March 28, 2014 presentation atGeorgetown University.Grimm, William. Poverty is not a Project: Beware the Christians who Use the Poor to Inflict Goodnessupon Them,”
UCA News
, April 4, 2014.
Position openings
CCUSA and Catholic Charities agency job openings are now posted here. Post your Catholic Charitiesagency job opening here.Program Director, Ignatian Formation; International Program Director  (Jesuit Volunteer Corps)Associate Director of Restorative Justice/Detention Ministry, Associate Director of SocialConcerns (Diocese of San Bernardino)Director of Church Relations; Regional Organizer-Southern Hub (Bread for the World) Parish Partnership Director  (Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, California)Parish Relations Program Manager and Board of Young Professionals Coordinator  (Catholic Charities,Diocese of Joliet)Director of Domestic Social Development, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)Relationship Manager--CRS Midwest (Catholic Relief Services)

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