Education and Advocacy at Holy Family.
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.
Holy Family Church recently held Ice-Cream Socials to build community, and acquaint folks with Holy Family. The last Ice-Cream Social event was Sunday, September 10, 2017, after 10 am mass.
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, 102ndand Blondo. Candidates were invited. Questions about safe and affordable housing, fair treatment for immigrants, the environment and 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 http://www.otoc.org for more information.
OTOC is planning a Vision for Delegates Congress on November 13, 7-8:30 pm at a site yet to be decided. The content will be to develop a vision to grow to make a bigger impact on Omaha and Nebraska for the Common Good. We hope for 200-300 delegates.
OTOC’s new action groups are Mental Health, Environment and Sustainability, Community Violence Research, and Death and Taxes. The last group continues to discuss how to bring the health insurance to all. Other action groups continue on housing rehab, education, and development, and refugees. Visit http://www.otoc.org for more information.
Please support Omaha Together One Community (OTOC). Holy Family joins other organizations as a member. We work together to improve the quality of life in our community. Dues from member congregations account for about one third of OTOC’s income. The balance relies on the investment of individuals and organizations that share OTOC’s vision. Your support of OTOC with a donation of any size is deeply appreciated! Send them directly to OTOC, 3647 Lafayette, Omaha, NE 68131. Updated information about OTOC’s recent efforts and planned events may be found at their website www.OTOC.org.
Parish meetings are held twice a year at Holy Family, in January and May. They are open to the entire community. It is the way Holy Family informs all about parish affairs, and the way we make decisions. There is a pot-luck in the Social Hall to celebrate after the meeting.
The last parish meeting was Sunday, May 21, 2017, after the 10 o’clock mass. These meetings are open to all members of the Community. Please come and participate in the meetings, and the meal in the social hall afterward.