The Education and Advocacy Committee is chaired by Linda Ohri, and meets  on various Sundays as needed at Holy Family after 10 AM mass.

Marie Micheletto spoke on Sunday, January 29, 2017, after 10:00 am Mass at Holy Family Church.   The title of her talk was: “Humor and Gratitude– Strategies for Facing Life’s Challenges”

Sr. Marie Micheletto, R.S.M. is a Sister of Mercy of the Americas.   She has practiced as a psychotherapist, as well as resource person for Hospice and “No One Dies Alone.  She is a frequent public speaker sharing her humor and inspiration in spiritual and practical life guidance.

 Holy Family church on 18th Street between Izard and Cuming Streets sponsored a series of short talks Saturdays during Lent of 2017.  The talks were on CDs by Fr. John Baldwin, S.J., Ph.D.  

Bread for the World (BFW) Sunday, was October 15, 2016.  We wrote letters to members of Congress urging them to support child nutrition programs, including school meals, summer feeding, and the WIC program for pregnant women and their young children, and hunger relief at home and around the world.

OTOC Events

OTOC held an Accountability Session with Candidates for Mayor and the City Council on May 1, 2017.  The event took place at 7:00 PM, at St. Leo the Great Church, 102nd and Blondo.   Candidates were invited.  Questions about safe and affordable housing, fair treatment for immigrants, environmental sustainability, limits to Pay Day loan fees, welcoming refugees, and criminal justice were posed and discussed.  Candidates were asked to state their positions on these issues and were asked to work with OTOC on actions to improve life in our city.  Visit for more information.

OTOC has action groups on mental health care, environment and sustainability, medicaid reform and fair tax policy, housing and revitalization, immigration and refugees, and predatory lending..  Visit for more information.