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Open Wide Our Hearts: Lent 2021 Study Opportunity

Sponsored by the Social Justice and Caring Committee and the Adult Faith Formation Team

In November 2018 the Catholic bishops of the United States released a Pastoral Letter Against Racism called, Open Wide Our Hearts. The letter is a powerful invitation for all the people of God to “face courageously the vice of racism, . . . reach out generously to the victims of this evil, to assist the conversion needed in those who still harbor racism, and to begin to change policies and structures that allow racism to persist.”

Beginning February 23, a series of four sessions will be hosted on Zoom to study the pastoral letter.  These will take place on Tuesdays, February 23, March 2, 9, and 16.  Sign up here through February 19. 

Links to the pastoral letter, study guide, and additional resources are posted below.  Hard copies of documents can be mailed upon request.  For more information contact Kim Roering in the parish office.

General Information and Resources

Open Wide Our Hearts Pastoral Letter

Open Wide Our Hearts Study Guide

Scripture Reflection on Unity in Body of Christ


Session 1: Introduction and What is Racism?

February 23 from 6:30-7:30 PM

Open Wide Our Hearts session handouts


Session 2: Do Justice

March 2 from 6:30-7:30 PM

Encountering Christ in Harmony


Session 3: Love Goodness

March 9 from 6:30-7:30 PM

Prayer Service on Racial Healing in Our Land

Prophetic Witnesses Against Racism


Session 4: Walk Humbly with God (March 16 from 6:30-8:00 PM)

* Note extended time on this evening


Inspirational Programming

NOTE: Check out the videos from some of our past programs below or on the parish YouTube channel.