Weekly Updates – December 3, 2017

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A virtue of the month as used by the schools in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (December – Charity)

The “Spirited Kids and Fun Facts” page now includes videos for the Virtue of the Month as well as videos for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

“One Candle is Lit,” a song for Advent and Christmas

Best Video You’ll ever watch -The charity

Mother Teresa Quotes

Charity without Borders: A Dignity Rediscovered
In the Amazon of Brazil, over this “land without men where landless men settled,” we meet a few young girls between 12 and 17 years old in a precarious situation. That is to say, confronted by prostitution but also often victims of alcohol and drugs. Other slightly older girls are with child and in more difficult situations, since most of the time they are rejected by their partners.
With the intention of helping the girls escape their situation, Monsignor Dominique You, Bishop of the Diocese of Conceição do Araguaia, in the state of Para, has launched this project in order to allow these young girls to rediscover their dignity.
The Bernadette Project welcomes these girls facing prostitution and provides them with professional experience in hopes of helping finding them a job. The Sonho de Mâe Project provides comfort and encouragement to these idle young mothers during their pregnancy and after they’ve given birth.
Faced with these experiences and deeply moving accounts, “I discover my own prostitutions,” witnesses Mgr You, who admits with emotion – “They need me as much as I need them.”

WITNESS – Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect, Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
Kevin Joseph Farrell, born in Dublin, Ireland, was a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, when he appointed by Pope John Paul II as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington in 2001. In March 2007, Bishop Farrell was appointed Bishop of Dallas, Texas. Within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, he oversaw the Migration and Refugee Services Department and was very involved with Evangelization, Social Justice, Education and Institutional Development. On August 17, 2016, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Farrell Prefect of the newly established Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals on November 19, 2016 and now works closely with Pope Francis, overseeing the Church’s relations with Laity, Family, Life and Youth. Cardinal Farrell is directly responsible for World Youth Days and is one of the leaders of the upcoming 2018 Synod of Bishops on “Young people, faith and vocational discernment.” He is the highest ranking American clergyman serving in the Vatican Curia. His older brother, Brian, is also a Bishop, serving in the Vatican Curia as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. This exclusive interview took place during Cardinal Farrell’s visit to Toronto in October 2017.

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