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

Francis Mendenhall spoke on Sunday, February 4, 2018, after 10:00 am Mass at Holy Family Church.   The title of her talk was: “The Carbon Fee and Dividend Action Plan”.  A plan to mitigate global warming is crucial.  Since a carbon tax with revenue going to encourage renewable energy is not politically feasible a revenue-neutral carbon fee with revenue being returned to the people as a dividend, instead of to the government, is the best response.

Francis Mendenhall volunteers for the Citizens Climate Lobby .  Read more at

 Holy Family church held an internal discussion about inmates returning to the community after incarceration on Sunday, Nov. 5.  We talked how support might be available to them.

Trudy Shaw of the Personal Renewal Committee is leading a reading group on the Sundays of Lent at 9:15 am before 10 am mass.  Readings are from the booklet Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merten.


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.

Immigrants, Dreamers, and those on TPS (Temporary Protective Status), 300,000 total, need help.  Their continued status is now threatened.  OTOC asks us to contact our members of Congress.  Ask them to urge the President and the Department of Homeland Security to protect Dreamers from deportation and renew TPS status.

OTOC Celebrates Community – Lighting the Way, Saturday March 24, 2018, 6-9:30 pm, at Kaneko, 11th & Jones. The celebration will have a Silent Auction, Food, Live Music, and good fellowship.  Tickets are available for $25 from Mary Ann or Don Zebolsky, 402-551-4252, or from OTOC , 402-344-4401, and $30 at the door on the night of the event..