Around the Diocese
Friday, Sep. 11, 2020
Give Me A Chance Fundraiser — Give Me A Chance, a ministry of the Daughters of Charity, has been forced to cancel both of the fundraisers that underwrite their ministry to women and children in the Ogden area due to the pandemic. This ministry empowers low-income women by teaching them marketable skills and providing opportunities leading to self-sufficiency. The after-school program offers educational enrichment and academic help for children. While GMAC won’t be holding its fall fundraiser, they are offering an opportunity drawing with prizes such as two quarters of beef, two hand-crafted quilts, a fire pit with all the goodies and Sr. Lucia’s famous art class/party. A donation of $50 gives the opportunity to win up to three – your choice of which drawings. For information, call 801-627-2235, visit www.givemeachanceutah.org/news-and-events/ or go on Facebook to GiveMeAChanceUtah.
New Book by Pope Francis — Simon & Schuster will publish Let Us Dream by Pope Francis on December 1, 2020, in dual English and Spanish editions simultaneously. In this book, the pope explains why we must – and how we can – make the world safer, fairer and healthier for all people now. In the COVID crisis the beloved shepherd of over 1 billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than ever before. He also saw, in the resilience, generosity and creativity of many people, the means to rescue our society, our economy and our planet. Pope Francis urges us not to let the pain be in vain. He begins Let Us Dream by exploring what this crisis can teach us about how to handle upheaval of any kind in our own lives and the world at large. “Any wisdom the pope had to offer would be extremely valuable now,” said Eamon Dolan, Simon & Schuster executive editor “but what made me believe Let Us Dream might actually change the world is how clear and practical his guidance is, and how deeply comforting is the voice with which he delivers it. Here the pope sounds closer to us—and even kinder—than we’ve ever heard him before.”