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 EVENT
Frances Mendenhall will lead a presentation and discussion of the carbon fee and dividend plan to address global warming at Holy Family Church on Sunday Feb. 4, 2018, about 11 am after the 10 am mass. Holy Family is located on 18th St. between Cuming and Izard. The public is invited. Please come!
Since a carbon tax with revenue going to foster renewable energy is not politically feasible a carbon fee and dividend is the best response our government can make. Read more about it at the website https://citizensclimatelobby.org/basics-carbon-fee-dividend/.
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’s Delegates Congress on November 13, 7-8:30 pm took place at Pius X on 69th & Blomdo. The content was how to develop a vision to grow to make a bigger impact on Omaha and Nebraska for the Common Good. Over 200 delegates attended. Each organization was urged to design their own plan and report back at the Feb. 12, 2018, Steering Committee meeting.
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. The next parish meeting will be on January 28, 2018. 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.