“We have to make
our occupations holy.
We do this by seeking
God in them.”

St. Vincent de Paul

 

 

OPJCC News

Notes from The OPJCC Director

World Day of Peace

Every Jan. 1, Catholics are urged to reflect on the important work of building peace. To begin the New Year, let us pray the Peacemakers’ Prayer, adapted by Fr. John Dear.

World Day of Peace

Every Jan. 1, Catholics are urged to reflect on the important work of building peace. To begin the New Year, let us pray the Peacemakers’ Prayer, adapted by Fr. John Dear.

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is Dec. 21, the first day of winter and longest night of the year. It is a day to remember those who have died without stable housing, to reflect on the inhumanity of homelessness, and to call for meaningful policy changes to ensure that no life is lived or lost in homelessness.

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2, 2021 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labor, bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, sex trafficking, child soldering and organ trafficking.

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. The month is a time to honor the contributions, achievements, sacrifices, and cultural and historical legacy of the original inhabitants and their descendants, of what is now the United States.

Care for Earth

As many of you know, we are one of 14 congregations of women religious that make up the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America (Federation). The mission of the Federation is to continue the original values of Saints Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Abolition of the Death Penalty

Starting Oct. 8 and ending Oct. 17, 2021, faith communities across Ohio are joining together to call for the abolition of the death penalty.

International Day of Peace (Peace Day)

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

Celebrate the “Season of Creation”

Celebrate the “Season of Creation” following the example of other Christian denominations and the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines.

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.