Featured this month
Annual Accountability Statement FY 2016-17 program has
closed. Find out the results at
Learn more about the skills and gifts which
migrants, immigrants, refugees bring to the U.S. at Immigration Resources
Why do some people always run late? Find out at
Health & Wellness
Check out the grants that have
been issued for ongoing education/formation pursuits at
On the Trail
Battling pornography and exposing its myths is the topic
of discussion this month at
The focus in on passports this month at
into Fall and Winter with events and resources to keep
you busy at
Moving ahead ...
September 15-24: Welcoming Week
During this annual series of events, communities bring
together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to
raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. Event
tools, lists of participating cities, and tips on how to
host an event are available
September 15 – October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month
Share in this special annual tribute by learning and
celebrating the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans
who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and
society. Visit the Hispanic Heritage Month website
October 5: Feast Day of Sts. Arnold Janssen and Joseph
Honor and celebrate the Society’s founder
Saint Arnold Janssen
and the ideal missionary
Saint Joseph Freinademetz.
October 8-14: Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is on record as the longest running
public health observance. You'll find more details about the
week—including the truth about Mrs. O’Leary’s cow—at the
National Fire Protection Association.
October 9: Columbus Day
Columbus Day is a U.S. federal holiday celebrating the
anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas
on October 12, 1492. The holiday has been fixed to the
second Monday in October since 1970. Before then it was
celebrated on Columbus' actual landing date—October 12.
November 3-12: National Peanut Festival
The nation’s largest peanut festival is held each fall in
Dothan, Alabama—Peanut Capital of the World—to to honor
local peanut farmers and to celebrate the harvest season.
This year they’re even paving 3,800 parking spaces to
accommodate visitors. For more information and schedule of
events go to
The National Peanut Festival.
November 5-11: National Vocation Awareness Week
This week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the
U.S. is dedicated to promoting vocations to ordained
ministry and consecrated life. News releases, prayer cards,
video clips, and other resources are available through
USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).
Parishes might also consider establishing a
Five Star Program,
developed by Serra USA, which focuses on developing
religious and priestly vocations.
November 16: National Button Day
Yes, there’s a day for this and a
Society too. The history of button collecting, information
on conventions, and links to all sorts of button-themed
events can be found at the
National Button Society's website.
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