“God demands
first of all heart,
and then the work.”

St. Vincent de Paul





Notes from The OPJCC Director

International Day of Peace

September 21 is the International Day of Peace. The United Nations General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. It is a day of nonviolence and ceasefire.

Women’s Equality Day

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. The date was selected to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting U.S. women the right to vote in 1920.

2020 Lenten Collection

Do you remember the 2020 Lenten Collection for our sisters and brothers experiencing homelessness? Despite having been abruptly cut short due to COVID-19, there is a happy ending!

World Day Against Child Labor

June 12, 2020 is World Day Against Child Labor. The International Labor Organization (ILO) defines child labor as work that deprives children and adolescents of their childhood, their education or training, their potential, their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. …

Water With Blessings

Many of you may remember donating water filtration systems to women in countries who had no access to clean water. Water With Blessings (WWB) is the nonprofit co-founded by S. Larraine Lauter, OSU that was, and still is, responsible for this outreach. …

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace. …

April 22, 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day

The first Earth Day in 1970 is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. Every year on April 22, citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to care for our common home. …

Prayer for Peace and Solidarity in a Time of Pandemic

Creator God, Free us from the illusion of invincibility, so that we might remember our actions affect others, especially the most vulnerable. Free us from the fear of scarcity, which leads to competition and hoarding. …

Contact Information for your U.S. Elected Officials

Federal Elected Officials

President – To contact the U.S. President online, click here.
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Members of the U.S. Congress:

U.S. Senators – To find specific contact information, such as email addresses, for your U.S. Senators, click here.
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Switchboard: 202-224-3121

U.S. House of Representatives – To find specific contact information, such as an email address, for your U.S. Representative, click here.
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Switchboard: 202-224-3121

State Elected Officials

State Governors – To learn how to get in touch with your state governor, click here.
State Legislators – To find the names and current activities of your state legislators, click here.

Local Elected Officials

U.S. Mayors – To locate mayors by name, city, or population size, click here.
County Executives – To search on a map or by your zip code to find the head of the executive branch of government in your county, click here. (The county executive may be an elected or an appointed position.)
Other Local Government Officials – To find contact information for your city, county, and town officials in your state, click here.


Upcoming Events

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Mass for the Motherhouse Sisters
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mass at the Motherhouse will temporarily be for the Motherhouse Sisters only but will livestreamed for everyone. You will be able to view the mass at 4 p.m. by CLICKING HERE or watch the archived mass on the Sisters password-protected section of the website.

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Hearts with Nature

S. Winnie Brubach, and her enthusiasm for the Earth that has provided many with more than 20 years of healthy produce. …